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
- Handicap Accessible
- 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
Wonderful stay at this hotel, everyone there was so friendly and accommodating
Excellent check in process, friendly and with all the info I needed and more
Breakfast was delicious and the service outstanding, they really make you feel pampered.
Thank you all for taking great care of me during my business trip
This hotel was recommended by a friend of mine and I am glad that I took the recommendation, The property is beautiful and very well kept but the real draw is the service. Someone is there and eager to help at all hours. Lots of restaurants and bars on the street so no need to trek to find some enjoyable nightlife. It was convenient to the convention center and shopping. Very nice mall just 3 blocks away. I would definitely recommend this property.
Business hotel, a lot of people coming and going oriented to the business class mainly.....in the night the bar is full and you can hear the business conversations along the way. the service is very good more than the average of the Bogota people
We love this hotel and certainly its staff! the location is awesome and the service memorable! We were there with a group of 10 and were attended to the whole time. The kids love it too! And we can't wait to visit again.
Nice hotel, warmy terrace with smoking area. It is necessary to strech variety of bevareges and foods, specially in terms of wines and tapas.
Some airport transport combinantion would be suggested.
Suites with balcon are very comfortable but the other ones are too clossed.