My wife and I stayed at the Hotel Spiwak for a week in June, 2013 while visiting relatives in Cali. The hotel is located right next to (really "above") the very large Chipichape shopping mall. The architecture is striking, with rooms arranged in a 3/4 circle looking out over the mall and the rest of the city. The view from upper floors is unusual, particularly at night when the neon decorations are lit.
We asked for a quiet room and were given a good one, on the 8th floor facing the mountains. The room was large and comfortable, with a microwave and small fridge. Service was excellent at all times. The breakfast buffet is huge - you won't need lunch! We had dinner just one night in the hotel restaurant, La Zarzuela. While the food was not fantastic it was good, competent cooking above usual hotel standards.
Perhaps the only thing against the Spiwak is that it is rather far from business and restaurant areas of the city, so that you will always need to take taxis, but that may be prudent in any case given the current security situation. By the way, the hotel does have a taxi dispatcher to make sure you get a safe cab.
We will probably be back at the Spiwak next time we are in Cali.
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It is an honor for hotel Spiwak chipichape Cali, to have served you as our guest. It is even more important for us to know, that you and your wife had such a pleasant stay.
We work every day to improve our quality standards and knowing that you consider our service as excellent, give us an insight that we are doing our job correctly.
Cali is a city that counts with different business and restaurants areas around an almost 3 million inhabitants city, there are some business areas that are reachable in less than 5 minutes, but unfortunately, some others are somehow farther from us.
Thank you so much for your comment; this is very important for us. We want to know our guest experiences and suggestions, and learn how we can improve. We would love to have your visit once again soon.
Sara Conde – Customer Relations Coordinator
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