Sofitel Bogota Victoria Regia
What We Love
- Within walking distance of Zona Rosa's many attractions (high-end boutiques, art galleries, fine restaurants and nightspots)
- Some rooms come with terraces
- A fleet of chauffeured cars is available just outside
What To Know
- While the guestrooms are nonsmoking, the hotel has a designated area for smokers
- On-site valet parking is free
- Free WiFi
- A hotel insurance fee of approximately $4 per room, per night, will be collected at the Jetsetter checkout
- Free WiFi
- Parking On Site
Set on a tree-lined street in the hip and happening (and safe) Zona Rosa neighborhood, the Sofitel Bogota Victoria Regia is a classic European-style property with a red brick façade. The light-flooded marble lobby is graced by a gorgeous stained glass chandelier, and it’s here that fresh juice is served at check-in and free Colombian coffee greets guests every morning.
Bed and Bath
Stylish and contemporary following a revamp in 2008, the 102 guestrooms have bold eggplant or russet walls dotted with tasteful replica artworks from the Museo de Oro collections. The floors are polished, the beds have soft headboards and plush mattresses, and the technological touches include iPod docks, free WiFi and key card–controlled lighting. The marble bathrooms have tubs and separate showers, as well as products by L’Occitane. Superior Rooms are a spacious 312 square feet, and many of the Junior Suites (536 square feet) have terraces — Room 808, on the top floor, has two.
With red leather seats, buttoned sofas and a welcoming bar, the Sofitel has a cozy vibe. Guests’ well-being is attended to in the fitness center, and even more deliciously in the Basilic restaurant, under the culinary baton of chef Mauricio Rodriguez, whose menu selections are inspired by French-Mediterranean cuisine fused with local Latin specialties. Above all, it’s the location that gives the hotel its bragging rights, and the concierge is the first to point out that one of Bogota’s finest Italian restaurants, Di Lucca, is right next door, and six other restaurants are within a block of the hotel’s front door.
In the Area
Step outside to take advantage of Zona Rosa’s many attractions. Browse the racks at local designer favorites such as Lina Cantillo, Pamela Duque and Julieta Suarez. You’re also just two blocks from Andino Shopping Plaza or an easy stroll from 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 neighborhood choice might be Club Colombia, which serves such regional classics as corn empanadas and ajiaco soup. Day trips include the historic old city, La Candelaria; the Gold Museum, with its treasure trove of 34,000 pieces of gold and 20,000 additional ancient artifacts; and the Salt Cathedral at Zipaquira, built within 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 streets are closed to car traffic from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m.
How to Get There
We stayed for several nights recently. Beautiful hotel with lovely attention to detail. Coca Tea brought to your room each evening, cold tea and water in the lobby throughout the day and evening. Delicious breakfast buffet and helpful staff. A nice bar with quality cocktails made by Jhon. Quiet neighborhood but close to many restaurants. Can recommend without any hesitation.
I just stayed one night but enjoyed it. Great location, nice boutique style hotel with a great breakfast buffet and very friendly staff. Had a private transport from the airport organized by the hotel. Worth it since the ride takes you at least 30 minutes. Will return next time
Everything was great through out all the stay: the room comfort and cleanliness, the amenities, the hotel staff was always gentle and helpful, the breakfast was amazing every single day (great variety of fruits, hot and cold dishes, pastries, coffee, etc.).
The only comment about the stay is the warmness of the bedding, it was too much for June temperature so the first night was a bit sleepless, but I asked for a change and the response was perfect.
Stayed for 2 nights in this great hotel. The service is very good and kind. The rooms have a good size and are very comfortable. The breakfast could improve a little. The location is nice, lots of restaurant close by and very good neighborhood. Great option in Bogota.
The hotel displayed a successful effort for excellence and a personnalized service on all counts.
Interestingly enough, some comments that had been made in the past have all been taken into account and let to a very fine experience