I spent 6 nights at Abadia Colonial and have high praise for it. The hotel staff is exceptionally friendly and helpful. My only concern is for non-spanish fluent guests. My spanish is really terrible, but since I am traveling with a fluent speaker, everything was fine. The few times I attempted to communicate directly with the front desk, I felt that it was quite difficult to do. Perhaps they figured out that my friend was the better one to talk to and so didn't try very hard. I certainly felt nothing but good intent from everyone here.
The location is really an important consideration, given the transportation situation in Bogota. You can walk easily to most of the major tourist destinations in the city, esp. the Gold Museum, Museo del Oro, which is not to be missed! Public transit is very crowded and we did not attempt to figure it out. We had the hotel call taxis for us when we wanted to venture further out, and hired a driver for one day to go to the Salt Cathedral and dinner at Andres Carne de Res- another not to be missed experience.
The hotel is in a colonial era building which means that rooms open on to interior courtyards and are not bright and light. The owner, Paulo, who is here most of the time, has put a lot of thought and expense into making this place comfortable and easy. The restaurant has good enough food that dinner here is a lovely alternative to heading out into the city after a long day of touring around. Breakfast is especially nice, served in the only room on the 2nd floor, with tables both inside or outside on the front balcony or outside on the rear balcony looking out at mountains and rooftops. I'd stay here again without any question.
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