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
Our entire experience here has been amazing. Love the room that has a place for everything. Loved having laundry back in a couple of hours even though we'd marked it standard. Concierge so good. Breakfast so overwhelming. Espresso, macaroons, fruit and flowers in room. Can't recommend this place enough.
I have stayed at 5 quality hotels in Bogota but now stay here. The conceirge, front desk and front door service is exceptional, the wait staff are great, and the rooms are spacious, the beds excellent and the bathrooms very modern. The gym is of moderate size but excellent for most needs. They shifted out exercise bikes which is a negative for most guests and that is now a gap that might lead me to shift away from here. But all in all the location near many solid restaurants and central to many great ones is superb. it is near a number of shopping areas and just central in so many ways. the quality of the staff might keep me here despite the change in the gym.
Located in an area that is packed with bars and restaurants you are sure not to be bored by staying at Sofitel. The area is extremely wealthy with a wide range of people visiting everywhere. The hotel is decorated as a nice Victorian look with a feel of fancy. The rooms are a bit small Including the bathroom but mostly I think it goes with the Victorian concept.
My husband and I stayed for 3 nights in early January. The hotel was very nice, the room was quite comfortable with a beautiful bathroom. After checking in and going out for a walk around the neighborhood, we returned to our room to delicious cookies, fruit and compote. The hotel staff were all super friendly and the concierge took care to review a map with us and ensure we knew the areas we could walk that were safe, which we really appreciated. The location of the hotel itself is excellent with numerous restaurants all within easy walking distance. The neighborhood felt very safe. We would love to return again and highly recommend this Sofitel.
I stayed 3 nights at this hotel and loved every moment. The bed was incredibly comfortable and the room had everything I could possible want. I was able to book a massage last minute and it was one of the best massages I've ever had! Room service and breakfast were excellent, with many options. The cars and drivers arranged through the hotel were very flexible, safe and responsive. I loved the location of the hotel, it was easy to walk around to find restaurants, shopping and parks. While the hotel is stunning, the best part of my stay was in my interactions with the staff. Everyone at the Sofitel went above and beyond in every way. I had some minor issues while out in Bogota (be extra vigilant in La Candelaria) and the security manager worked very closely with me to ensure I was able to report the incident. The entire staff checked in on me multiple times and made sure I felt safe. As a solo traveler, I felt so fortunate to have picked the Sofitel for my trip. I cannot wait for my next Sofitel stay!