The hotel is split in two, in the sense that it occupies two buildings, within 15 minutes drive of each other.

We stayed in the modern building, located in what we discovered was the most vibrant and trendy part of town.


This is a relatively small hotel (just 69 rooms), in a distinctive red brick building, beautifully renovated inside and out.

The rooms are suite size, with an island wardrobe area beyond which is the glass encased shower room and free-standing washbasin mini-station.

The beds are king size and extremely comfortable; service impeccable and friendly.fsbogota

The hotel has a spa on the lower ground floor, with a full size gym, treatment and steam rooms.

The lobby is where the heart and soul of the hotel are. A walk-through area, comprising indoor and open air lounging spaces, a street level covered terrace, and the breakfast room with a green wall atrium beyond complete this ensemble, allowing guests to pick and choose where they want to have a drink or a meal.IMG_4627

Just opposite is the Brasserie, a European style, super-trendy eaterie, and next door, an Italian restaurant, both very smart and sophisticated, with an affluent clientele.

In fact, smart and sophisticated, with a great buzz to it is a description that would fit the whole area, teeming with elegant boutiques, shopping malls, designer wear and countless fresh fruit smoothie bars.

We tried every variety and felt refreshed and renewed after our unfortunate Costa Rica experience.

Bogota is a tourist-friendly city, even though the underlying danger, mostly of pickpockets, is still there.

We never once felt threatened, in spite of discreet warnings, and spent hours walking around.

The area of the museums (Bottero and del Oro) has many bars and shops selling gems, primarily the country’s mined gem, emerald.



Carrera 13 # 85–46, Bogota, Colombia

Tel. (57-1) 325 7900


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