This is a classic architectural gem and sets the scene beautifully for warm Latin American hospitality delivered professionally by great staff. Swimming in that huge, beautiful swimming pool while seeing and hearing the breeze in the very tall palm trees and colorful tropical birds was priceless. Breakfast was included with our rooms, and I wasn't sure whether we would also eat other meals in the lovely dining room, but we loved our first lunch there so had a couple of others there, too, with no complaints whatsoever. On New Year's Eve, there was a huge banquet and party right at the hotel, where we felt that we belonged in Barranquilla even if only for a few hours. The neighborhood around the hotel felt like a gracious, safe area to walk in. As for the rooms themselves, well, the beds were VERY comfortable; everything was very clean and comfortable; we did not lack anything we needed or wanted. I enjoyed the classic feel of the ceramic floors everywhere throughout the hotel. If the room had a kitchenette, I could totally imagine staying at El Prado for a month or more. Maybe I will someday! I so hope that it keeps its historic charm.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- HISTORYHotel El Prado is located in the Barrio El Prado, the emblematic area elevated to Heritage, is also the financial heart of business, shopping and nightlife in the city of Barranquilla. The Prado was built in the 20s, with neoclassical architecture spacious Republican , in the face of natural light, tropical gardens and terraces . It was declared a World Heritage cultural sites and national monument , considered one of the most romantic hotels in Colombia .With over 80 years of history around every corner, arch , balcony, floor chess style in its hallways , common areas, and high ceilings, an atmosphere of classic glamor , Caribbean atmosphere and joy of the region itself is lived .ROOMSIf your trip is for business or pleasure , each of its 193 private , cozy and spacious rooms are designed for comfort , tranquility and functionality , evoking the splendor of a golden tradition. Many of them have restored delicate marble bathrooms, decor and classic furniture.RESTAURANTSDuring his stay, the guest will enjoy first-class facilities , restaurants serving typical Colombian food and international , widely recognized for its warmth , service excellence and its gastronomic menu .PRADO AND SPA OASISLog Out from the Prado and SPA Oasis , central broad , fresh and green lawns shaded by palms and tropical trees , facing a semi - Olympic swimming pool of bright light blue, surrounded by a sundeck loft and steps from the fitness center and spa ( Sauna - Turkish - Jacuzzi and fitness center and massage), is an experience of rest and relaxationBUSINESSUnique in its style combines relaxation , business and pleasure, in their great halls with capacities up to 600 people , business center and all the amenities of an upscale hotel (laundry , room service, concierge , transportation , medical care , wi- fi and parking ) .The Hotel El Prado, invites the traveler of discerning taste , focusing on classic and original to enjoy one of the best hotel accommodations that the city has to offer. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- El Prado Barranquilla