What We Love
- Daily breakfast buffet is included in the Jetsetter rate
- Convenient location in Bogota’s Chico Navarra neighborhood, close to the hip Zona Rosa and Parque 93 enclaves
- Choice of two restaurants — Colombian classics at Gatsby and more casual café fare at Bistro 106 — and a hearty breakfast buffet daily
- Suites are apartment-size spaces, some with private terraces overlooking the street or grounds
What To Know
- Light sleepers: Request a room that doesn’t face the street
- Bistro 106 is open from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. (excluding Sundays), but room service is available around the clock
- Guests have access to a rooftop gym and sauna, and spa treatments can be arranged for an extra fee
- Members will be charged a 16 percent VAT tax by the property upon check-in that is exempt for foreigners of Colombia. To avoid this fee, be sure to provide documentation at the time of check-in
- Free WiFi
- Handicap Accessible
- Parking On Site
In an upscale enclave in northern Bogota, Lancaster House is an all-suite escape from the city’s hustle and bustle, with two restaurants, a bar and a rooftop gym and sauna. Popular with both business and leisure travelers, it’s within easy reach of the city’s hip Zona Rosa and Parque 93 neighborhoods but just 25 minutes from the international airport. Guests arrive at a light-filled lobby that’s done up in a formal style with multicolored marble, warm wood paneling and leather and wood furnishings. Upstairs, the suites are simply styled in a palette of orange, chocolate and bright whites; they have Queen or Twin beds and, in some rooms, private terraces. The spacious bathrooms are outfitted with single vanities, tub-shower combos and house brand amenities. On the dining front, Gatsby restaurant dishes up Colombian classics and international favorites all day and hosts weekend brunches from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., while the more casual Bistro 106 (open for lunch and dinner) is the spot for cake and strong Colombian coffee. A hearty breakfast buffet is served daily, and room service is available around the clock. Any overindulgence can be remedied in the recently renovated rooftop gym, or paired with a sauna session or, for an extra fee, an in-room spa treatment.
In the Area
Head 10 minutes south to take advantage of hip Zona Rosa’s many attractions. Browse the racks at local designer favorites such as Lina Cantillo, Pamela Duque and Julieta Suarez, or hit the shops at Andino Shopping Plaza and the top-of-the-line El Retiro Shopping Center, home to Andres Jaramillo’s extraordinary food court. His other restaurant, Andres D.C., opened in 2009 and is a pricey but totally unique experience in grilled meat dining (with good wines and appetizers), set in a four-tier industrial warehouse staffed by dancing waiters. A more tranquil choice might be Club Colombia, which serves such regional classics as corn empanadas and ajiaco soup. Daytrips include the historic old city, La Candelaria; the Gold Museum, with its treasure trove of 34,000 pieces of gold and 20,000 other ancient artifacts; and the Salt Cathedral at Zipaquira, built in the tunnels of a salt mine some 600 feet underground. A surefire way to meet the Bogotanos is to rent a bike on a Sunday, when 70 miles of street are closed to car traffic from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m.
How to Get There
old and poor maintained place. Refrigerator unplugged it. Lamps fail apart, water faucets old
leaking and not water pressure that all. I won't give more than 2 1/2 starts to this place. The hotel is lacking of personnel. The waiter is the chef, room service attendant and sometimes the receptionist or bellboy . Too much disorganization
As somewhen to stopover here is OK, but off the beaten track as there is very little around the area and every taxi we got I had to show them where to go on Google maps, as they were local taxi service. Staff were good and work with what they have but it needs revamp and investment
We had a marvellous junior suite with a massive terrace. We checked in very late after a long flight from Heathrow, and were down for breakfast within the hour! We spent most of the day adjusting to the time difference, and the altitude! The sunny weather and the terrace meant I got to spend couple of hours sunbathing in the afternoon before the rain came in. When we did venture out, there really wasn't anything to see. The hotel is situated at the side of a motorway which has a dual carriageway on either side of it - and in the middle of all this are the tram lines. The area seemed safe enough, its just that there was so little to see. We did get to stay in the old Town, which was wonderful.
Lancaster House is a great choice of hotel if you are only staying a night or two but you don't have high expectations of the nighbourhood
It's a good hotel. The area have some good restaurants. It's noisy outside because the hotel is located in a very heavy traffic and congested avenue. Rooms do not have air conditioning, so if you open the windows will have all the noise and air pollution inside. The employs are very friendly. The location is not bad. The breakfast is fair, but can be better with more options. Must think that not only Colombians
This hotel is excellent, conveniently located, friendly helpful staff, spacious clean rooms, competitive tariff and good breakfast.Good safe location any time day or night. Easy access to supermarkets nearby.