Four Seasons Hotel Bogota
What We Love
- Location in one of Bogotá’s safest and most vibrant neighborhoods
- La Biblioteca, a favorite for its bistro-style outdoor seating and its elegant Mediterranean-Colombian fare
- High-tech amenities: iPads, iHome docking stations and huge plasma TVs all come standard
What To Know
- A $15 per room, per night, service charge and a $5 per room, per night, insurance charge will be collected at checkout on Jetsetter
- It's a 45-minute cab ride from the main city sights in La Candelaria district
- Exterior rooms can be a bit noisy; interior rooms can have less than inspiring views
- Free WiFi
- Parking On Site
Bogotá may be the sexy new thing among fashionable globetrotters, but Colombians know that she’s long been a stylish sophisticate. Case in point: the 30-year-old Hotel Charleston. Gleaming checkerboard marble floors, clean-lined buttery leather couches and polished chrome accents welcome you into the buzzy lobby. Huge glass vases of cascading orchids and polished hardwood accents add a touch of tropical warmth, as do the welcoming smiles of the staff.
Bed and Bath
Guestrooms show off the Miami-style opulence Bogotá is known for, and the Hotel Charleston helped pioneer the look back in 1983. Even the Standard Rooms are sizable, and it’s not just an illusion enhanced by the huge mirrors and windows, polished chrome and granite. Plush kingsize beds (or two twins) come dressed in high-thread-count sheets, and tech amenities abound, from huge plasma TVs to free iPads to iHome docking stations. Glam bathrooms have fluffy robes and Lotto products.
Get an intro into the local scene at the on-site restaurant, La Biblioteca, where the well-heeled gather for alfresco meals of Colombian-inflected Mediterranean fare. Work off the calories at the full-service gym or over some marathon shopping in the Zona Rosa. You have a lot to live up to if you expect to hang with this Bogotá glamazon, after all.
How to Get There
When you want to travel fancy, Four Seasons has you covered. This location is more lowkey, in a chill upscale neighborhood, but around lots to do. the staff were charming, accommodating, and very friendly. helpful with questions complicated or odd.
Let me make something perfectly clear before writing this review: if this hotel had not been a Four Seasons property, even if it came at this price point, I would have easily given it five stars out of five. But as a Four Seasons property, I expected perfection - and while the hotel came close, it certainly feel just slightly short of what I'd expect.
In particular, the rooms could have been better maintained. The vanity mirror, for instance, had a loose hinge, so that it wouldn't lock into position - this was no problem for me, but I imagine that if somebody wanted to apply make up or whatever, it would have been a problem for them. The physical door lock also was not working when I first checked into the room, but the front desk had that fixed within a few hours of my logging the concern.
Finally, I wish the concierge had been a little more responsive; my Avianca flight out of Quito was delayed by about two hours, and I was trying to quickly get information about a tour that I had scheduled the afternoon of my arrival. While the whole tour ultimately did go ahead without a hitch and get sorted, I would have appreciated a more responsive staff in that case.
As I said, however, overall this hotel would be worth five out of five stars under any conventional metric. But the Four Seasons brand really is something special; a Four Seasons location ought not just to be good lodging, but a destination in its own right. In this aspect, the Four Seasons Bogotá still has a little way to go, especially regarding the maintenance of their rooms. But I would still highly recommend anybody visiting Bogotá to stay here.
My husband and I stayed at this hotel for four nights last week. We were graciously welcomed to the hotel by the front desk staff and were given an upgraded room. Our room was very spacious and the linens and pillows were top notch.
Our room price included a buffet breakfast each morning which had excellent choices and also included egg/omelettes made to order, and probably other hot items if we chose. The staff was very attentive which was appreciated since we had tour guides meeting us at the hotel.
Our room was nicely furnished and very clean. The housekeeper did an excellent job each day and even arranged some of our items more neatly than we had left.
We were traveling with other family members and unfortunately, one of them needed some medicine from a pharmacy and one of the hotel employees offered to go to the pharmacy to translate for us what
Rx was needed, so that was enormously helpful.
I used the health club once during the trip and it was well equipped and VERY clean.
The location of the hotel is perfect: very safe and lots of stores and restaurants nearby. We felt 100% safe walking around, even late at night, as we did.
I would highly recommend staying at this hotel.
Great hotel and location. Rooms are nice except that it was difficult to regulate temperature. Great staff and very attentive. However not sure if things got lost in translation but on two occasions I felt that we were either not given the information requested or the information given was not interpreted correctly by me which came wit( a cost and I do not like surprises. Note my Spanish is almost non existent so I chalked i5 up to that. Breakfast was excellent an$ the hotel restaurant is one of the best in Bogota.
This Four Seasons is smaller than any other four seasons I’ve stayed at previously and felt more like a boutique hotel but in the best way possible. My room was huge, beautifully designed, open concept, overlooking the garden at the back. Very quiet despite being on a busy street with restaurants and bars in Zona Rosa. I had breakfast at the hotel each morning and it was delicious but chose to eat at the nearby restaurants for dinner. There is a very well stocked gym in the basement and it’s open 24 hrs. Staff were very helpful and friendly especially the gentleman who checked me in on my first night (Friday)and he was also working the Saturday night too, I can’t remember his name but he was really great. Will definitely return on next visit to Bogotá.