Bogota is a tricky city when it comes to hotels. Generally overpriced, and std amenities such as soaking tubs and free wifi are not always available. Jones Suites Bogota however has exceeded my expectations and is better than the Courtyards in the US. Also, the prices are upfront when booking so there was no surprise. Colombian nationals have to pay a special tax, one that is sometimes added on to unsuspecting non-Colombians - but this one on expedia was straightforward and transparent.
I based my choice on the proximity to the airport and also in the area. Bogota again is tricky when it comes to selecting an area. Candelaria has a reputation to be unsafe since it borders two bad areas on its borders so I didn't want a hotel in that area. I took a taxi ticket from the airport, and the fare was a standard $22500 pesos. The hotel is located in a very quiet neighbourhood, secure, and in a new building. The doorman was great, and the front desk was courteous. I especially appreciate the fact that they had a US toll free number to call in advance to ask questions about the hotel. Breakfast was included, a nice touch and buffet style. Plentiful with fresh fruits, cereals, ham, eggs, and tamales etc.
I love the room. It was much bigger than most of the business hotels i.e. courtyard, hilton that I've stayed at in the US. Nicely furnished, simple, comfortable with no fuss. The tub was especially nice since it was a standard soaking tub in a nice size bathroom. The hot water and the jet shower was excellent and really took the travel stress away. My room overlooked the courtyard, which offered a nice view. It doesn;t have AC, but most hotels and buildings do not have AC due to its temperate and slightly chilly night time temp. I kept the window open and really enjoyed the light breeze. Wifi was effortless and reliable. Not blazingly fast, but perfectly adequate for business purposes. I wasn't downloading. Since it is a suite hotel, there are limited rooms on each floor making it a really private and quiet experience. I would definitely try other Estelar hotels and apartments in Bogota and not go with other hotels. Super reasonable price, too!
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- Welcome to a cosmopolitan hotel definitely different. Located just 10 minutes away from downtown, its vibrant colored suites provide a charming environment within the financial district. Estelar Suites Jones Hotel provides a highly qualified team with true personality and warmth for social and business events. ... more less
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