Incredible accommodation. I went with my family and spent New Year’s Eve at the Achiotte Hotel, and it was outstanding in all aspects. The family who owns and attends it, is incredibly friendly and they offer an admirable service. The place is naturally beautiful, probably the best one in Barichara; the food that is offered is completely related to the region’s delights, the lodging is quite the perfect sort of things you are expecting when arriving at a hotel. This place offers without any doubt one of the best experiences you could live in this country.
I spent one night here. The staff are all friendly (although seemed to speak any English). Quite rustic, but also peaceful. Wifi worked ok. The bed was fine. Breakfast was typical Colombian fare. My only gripe is that it doesn't seem worth the price (nearly US$100/ night), when there are equivalent places for much less.
Received a really warm welcome on arrival and explanation of the room and town. The rooms was rustic but very clean and unlike the other reviews, I found the bed very comfortable. The views from the shower at dawn were stunning. There is no air con, so the room was very hot, but the fan helps. All of the employees were extremely friendly and the hotel has a nice pool and breakfast area. Breakfast was tasty. With eggs, cheese, ham, bread and arepas etc. And good coffee. Good location for exploring the town too.
Great place for a night or two. Pet friendly, clean and attentive staff. Beds are cozy, breakfast is delicious and always in the lookout to improve. They’re building new kitchen and diner! Definitely coming back soon!
The place could use some work. The beds are rock hard, we could not sleep on them. I don’t know where the five star ratings come from, but it is not a place I would recommend. Try La Loma or one of the other great hotels in the area.
This hotel is in the genre of pleasant, relatively informal, hotels one is more likely to find in the tropics. For those who must have a resort or a fancy hotel, this is not it! Rooms are spaced essentially like cabins with many plants around each of them to maximize privacy. Each room seems to have a sitting area outside with hammocks as well; this adds enormously to the tranquil ambience of the place. The room itself is certainly rustic, but comfortable. While it can be quite warm in the middle of the day (29º C we note), the trees and plants, as well as the mild breeze coming up each afternoon prove enough to provide comfort, and the ceiling fan helps as well. The pool is also quite nice. I found it to be fine, but some people may consider the bed a little too firm. Breakfast is good and the area for breakfast is also good for bird watching. Internet connections are pretty slow and are sometimes dropped if you are far from the router (e.g., in your room). All personnel we encountered were very friendly and extremely helpful. Frankly, if we returned to Barichara (and it is the sort of place I’d like to visit again), then I would not hesitate to stay at Achiotte.…
The hotel is located at a privileged area in Barichara, at walking distance from the main "plaza" of this beautiful town, with rooms looking at a lush garden and a water spring. The rooms, in a construction that respects the colonial style, are very neat, well lit, with the modern amenities (including a flat TV and wi-fi that we never turned on). The service, warmth but unobtrusive, well informed about their town (they are born there and call themselves "patiamarillos" for the color of the clay employed in the hand made objects). This hotel is under construction (a pool, restaurant will be added in a few months), but really is a very good selection for a couples or family trip
Warm welcoming staff Amazing view of the valley from every spot Excellent breakfast Rooms are large airy clean though a bit rustic (we loved them) each one with a exterior private space. Garden is romantic
The rooms are basic, but the property is beautiful and the staff are extremely kind and helpful. Rustic charm. Beautiful colonial arcitecture. Very quiet. It was a bit tricky to coax the shower into producing hot water. The rooms are open to the outside, as the shower is outdoors (behind privacy walls). To keep mosquitos out, you have to keep the bathroom door closed. We enjoyed staying here, but it is far different from a "boutique hotel" in North America. Barichara is a beautiful, clean, tranquil town.
Barichara is a wonderful historic town, fantastically preserved. It’s quite a haul from Bogota but Bucamaranga is closer. But worth the while anyhow. Time has sort of stopped here. Arriving at Achiotte’s you hardly recognise it as a hotel entrance but blends in perfectly with the surrounding houses. At the open reception, a great view over the roofs and hills. All 7 rooms are unique, some with an outside bathroom (I love to shower under a clear sky), a family room with self made jacuzzi. Very comfortable but nothing over fancy. No, this hotel does not have an airco but is not needed in my view. It’s never really warm and certainly cools down in the evening. There is a fan if you need more air. Beds are nice. Hammocks are hanging everywhere on der the large veranda. We had a wonderful stay and recommend this to anyone. …
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