This is not the style of hotel I normally stay at and in all honesty I probably would not go back. But that is my taste and for some this would quite possibly be a very enjoyable experience.
Firstly it has an excellent location and a good vista. It clearly was a high profile palace (generous description) in its day and even now is the stand out architecture in the area. Internally it is not so grand but the decor has a historical feel and the furniture, at least in the rooms, is chunky and made of real wood/leather. This is blended with a somewhat odd modern feel including boutique twists like iPads in the room to browse and order guest services.
The rooms themselves are spacious, I had a corner suite, wooden fooring and beams in the roof (on level 4). The bathrom brings back in the modern touch and whilst they are spacious and functional (large shower area but no bath) it just did not seem to fit with the decor in the lounge area. The beds are the size of a moderately sized football pitch and very comfortable. The food did not excite me but as this is my first time to Bogota this may just be relative. One downer from my perspective was that room service and the terrace bar closes at 11pm - the bar by the way is almost deserted so clearly there are more happening places to go near by. So early to bed for all - fortunately the rooms have an excellent cable network and a well stocked mini bar.
So who would this hotel appeal to? Well busness folks who need local access would find it comfortable. Older travellers will probably appreciate that it is so quite and quaint. And young couples may well find it romantic. But not for families or party goers (or anybody else who needs stimulous).
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- In the new financial and commercial center of Bogotá, one finds the luxuriousCasa Medina Hotel, filled with tradition and warm, personalized service.Built in 1945 by Don Santiago Medina, traditional elements of French andSpanish architecture are combined to make Casa Medina unique. The stonecolumns and floors, the individually and uniquely carved wooden doors addedto the modern comforts of the present, make for a luxurious and memorablestay.Casa Medina is designed to make guests feel at home. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Casa Medina Bogota
- Hotel Casa Medina