I spent some time in Bogota recently visiting friends. I stayed a few nights in Abadia Colonial. At first glance it didn't appear that special, but it only took a short time to realize why so many visit. It was beautiful, a perfect representation of Colombias colorful and rustic roots. The hotel was everything I expected, charming, romantic, rustic and accommodating. The staff was amazingly helpful, local landmarks, the most affordable ways to navigating the busy streets and best traditional dinning Colombia can offer. The hotels Italian restaurant is beyond excellent, freshly made pizza, pastas and a chocolate cake to die for. English speaking staff was extremely helpful, since my spanish is fair at best. Allow time to visit the Gold and Botero Museum and have plenty of storage space for photos. If I can make the trip again this will be on my list of hotels to stay. I can give this location nothing less that 5 stars.