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
Location was amazing. Great restaurants and bars all within walking. Always felt safe. The staff was great and very helpful during the entire trip. I will definitely stay here again. If looking at either the Four Season Bogota or Four Season Casa Medina, I would recommend the Four Seasons Bogota. It is in a much better location.
I popped in to visit a friend staying here and wished I had booked this instead.
The atmosphere is timeless. The courtyard is beautiful and relaxing, and the food and drinks are on point.
Make sure you take advantage of the bar and restaurant.
I use to travel a lot for business in Latin America, and this hotel is by far my favorite, best balance between comfort, price, boutique, great food and the best service. The rooms are big, comfortable and modern, great to work and rest. Restaurant is good, it’s in the best location and the service is by far the best in Latin America. Don’t hesitate to stay here.
The Four Seasons Bogota has the feel of a boutique hotel. Service in general was great. Similar to some of the other feedback, I found the front desk staff to be a less friendly and less approachable than other Four Seasons properties.
The rooms were clean, modern and reasonably sizable. Housekeeping was very efficient and I absolutely loved the Four Seasons app which allows you to order toiletries, food and other essentials on demand.
The elevator is extremely small and would fit no more than 3 people without being in each other's faces. If you're in the lower floors, the stairs are fairly convenient and quicker.
The gym is on the lower ground floor, the same floor as the spa. It is sizable, had a good variety of basic and fairly new equipment which was well kept. I stayed at the Four Seasons for over a week and hardly saw more than one other person at the gym at the same time.
The spa is located in the lower ground floor adjacent to the gym. Thank you to Catalina who helped me organize a couple of spa treatments.
Breakfast was your typical American Continental - fruit, cold meats, pastries, cereals, juice, tea/coffee with an additional choice of made to order eggs, pancakes or waffles. I had wonderful service from Miguel and Jorge every morning...so thank you. The breakfast area extends into the lobby and is not partitioned. My only compliant was that guests (or in this case a driver waiting for a guest) started picking on the food with their hands instead of using the serving utensils and the staff did nothing about it but looked on.
The Four Seasons is an okay hotel in Bogota. The location is great, close to Zona T, with shopping, restaurants, and things to do. The room was really small for our luggage. The staff in the daytime was a little stand-offish and never greeted us as we went in and out of the hotel.
The early morning staff was excellent, since we had an early flight and were unable to catch an Uber to the airport, the staff member ordered us a taxi and even brought us over some coffee.
We had breakfast included but since we had an early flight we did not have breakfast and so I can't comment on that.
The gym is great, although it's kind of tucked away in the basement. There are plenty of free weights, cardio machines, kettlebells, foam rollers, mats, and resistance bands. My husband and I had a great workout at the hotel!
Overall, given the price-quality ratio, I would not stay here again. It's a nice hotel but I stayed in a better one (for less $) around the corner!