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Hotel Casa Guadalupe
3.0 of 5 Small Hotel   |   Calle 12b bis A 1-21 Candelaria Centro, Bogota, Colombia (La Candelaria)   |  
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Ranked #5 of 234 Bogota B&B and Inns
Lausanne, Switzerland
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34 hotel reviews
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
“Well situated casa”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2013

Stayed here at beginning of trip when the city had no electricity due to an explosion. That I can understand but never saw the owner who could have given us some explanations.
At the end of the trip stayed for one night and they gave us a room which had no seat on the toilet and I think the room was unfinished.
Breakfast in a dark unwelcoming room with little light and very standard.
Rooms very clean and very comfortable beds and peaceful.
Well situated close to bars and restaurants .

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Hong Kong
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20 reviews 20 reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2013

Great hotel in a great location, took the taxi driver a little while to find it as there's no signage!
Wonderfully clean place, the best bedding and really simple, clean room.
Great staff, super welcoming and very helpful.

Room Tip: Get a room on the top floor - they come with balcony.
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  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2013

Big clean rooms in heart of la candeleria old town! Arrival via a colourful cobbled street takes you back in time. Friendly staff with nice reception area and funky purple courtyard and yellow staircase. great views over the city and surrounding mountains. good wifi connection and tv included for free. Would highly recommend!

  • Stayed July 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 hotel reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2013

We arrived in the afternoon and were given one of the top rooms with a balcony looking over the city. Our room was funky and spacious, with hot water, and a fabulous large, comfortable bed - unlike the tiny "doubles" you usually find elsewhere. The night administrator was amazing - in about ten minutes he mapped out everything we needed to see , which helped a great deal. He also spoke English, which was a first for us. The only drawback was the day administrator's slightly curt manner - not totally in line with a holiday - but she did make a few phone calls on our behalf for which we were very grateful. The breakfast was average, but really standard fare for Colombia, so nothing extraordinary but also nothing unexpected. Directions to the hotel could be better - it's not easy to find if you are driving - or walking probably.

Room Tip: It's a lot of stairs - but the top rooms have balconies.
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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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London, UK
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2013

We had booked a room in the sister hotel to Casa Guadalupe (a few doors down the street) but when we arrived late at night we were ushered up the street to this newer addition to the owner's portfolio. I'm sure the other hotel is equally nice, but we were glad we ended up in the Casa Guadalupe.

Our room - 301 - was large with lots of light and lovely wooden floors. The bathroom was probably the biggest we've had during our time in Colombia. The room decor is what I'd call urban chic, quite bare but very pleasant. There was even a bean bag. There is some noise from the street, but nothing that worried us too much, and a little bit of noise from the room above due to the wooden floors. We didn't find this intrusive. We'd booked for two nights but enjoyed ourselves so much we stayed an extra day.

The location is excellent. Just around the corner is a small plaza with a number of bars and restaurants, and you are only a short walk from most of the sights in the historic Candelaria district. I know some people have experienced crime in the general area and others have found it a bit sketchy, but we didn't feel it was threatening at all. Typically there were lots of people around on the streets - this is a big student area - although one day we were there was a public holiday and the streets were pretty empty, which wasn't quite so reassuring.

The staff here - from the person who greeted us when we arrived late at night to the owners - were all very friendly and helpful. Offering advice on things to do as well as sorting out our washing during the public holiday when most things were closed. When we left there was some confusion over the bill and we ended up paying slightly more than we should have (although we didn't know that at the time and happily paid the bill). The next day I received an email from the owner telling me we'd paid too much and offering me a refund. In my opinion very professional and typical of the attitude of everyone who works here.

Breakfast includes fruit and eggs with bread and coffee. It was all very fresh and tasty, sadly it was a bit too cold in the mornings to eat it at the outside tables.

Would definitely stay here again.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Frankfurt, Germany
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11 hotel reviews
Reviews in 17 cities Reviews in 17 cities
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2013

We spent 4 nights in this hotel, first night was in room 301, which is very big, cold and empty. Has only 2 chairs, the bed, 2 bedside tables and the closet. But not even a draw or something to cheer up the atmosphere. So this was the reason for asking another room for the next day. We had 402, I think, which was much better, we had also curtains and the room looked a bit cozy. The internet is not great; we were close to the door all the time when we needed, and evenso it failed in the most important moments. From the all 4 breakfasts, one was very good prepared, on a Sunday, maybe she works only Sunday, I dont know. This lady was very kind and she offered more croissants, the juice was really good and she was enough kind to let us keep the luggages for 2-3 hours more, till we had the flight. Oh, and in the bathroom, there are no curtains, so the other neighbours may see you when you are taking a shower or when you simply use the bathroom.
The location of this hotel is so-so, anyways we found it very difficult, you may hear people down yelling: Stop the thieeef!. But this is Bogota, not so safe.
Maybe I would come back, but with a repelent this time, because I had like 4 small "pals" who bited me in this hotel.

Room Tip: We had experience with 301 and 402. More than that, I dont know. Still, I would recomend 402 , is ha...
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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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New Delhi, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2013

Even though the location of the B&B is not so great, it's in a small lane, far up the hill. You can still walk to the centre of town, which is nice!
The House itself is lovely! The staff are very friendly, and the breakfast is generous.
My brother and I spent 3 nights there, and we had a very comfortable stay.
The rooms are well appointed, and we were on the top floor of the house, and had a lovely balcony, with a great view.
Massimo and his partner are very informative, and even the staff that is there day and night, are great.
It was a great way to end our journey in Colombia!

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Address: Calle 12b bis A 1-21 Candelaria Centro, Bogota, Colombia
Location: Colombia > Bogota > La Candelaria
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #5 of 234 B&Bs / Inns in Bogota
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Casa Guadalupe 3*
Number of rooms: 6
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