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“Nice place and recommended”
4 of 5 bubbles Review of Casa Platypus

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Casa Platypus
Ranked #92 of 268 Hotels in Bogota
Certificate of Excellence
Bertem, Belgium
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101 reviews
27 hotel reviews
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“Nice place and recommended”
Reviewed August 4, 2013

Fine and kind people, very helpfull. One serious minus is the sound insulation. In some rooms you hear every word and breath of the neighbours. Especially when a group of Netherlanders is there ;-)
Great breakfast. Nice well located place in Bogota on the feet of Montserate.

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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
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Sherborne, United Kingdom
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Reviewed June 29, 2013

Have stayed in this beautiful hotel several times and have always been delighted. The staff can not do enough for you and are wonderfull. Its well located for downtown and theres loads of small resteraunts abd great bars in the vicinity. Breakfast is full on with as much as one can eat.Theres also free coffee available in the kitchen all day.

The rooms are always sparkling clean and the water in the showers super hot.Theres a TV in each room as well as in the large communal area upstairs.

If you want a superior stay in the historical centre I cant recommend it enough.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled on business
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Los Angeles, California
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102 reviews
36 hotel reviews
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Reviewed June 24, 2013

Overall we enjoyed our 4-night stay at Casa Platypus. Although the room itself was pretty basic and small, and seemed a bit too simple for the price, it was extremely clean and came with a hot shower. The only other downside to the room was that it faced the courtyard and the lights there were left on until 1:00 or 2:00 AM or so, which made our room pretty bright until then (though the lights seemed necessary to be left on so that other guests could find their way to their rooms at night...).

However, the room price also included breakfast, which was excellent. In addition, the staff was very helpful with our various questions about public transportation and getting to certain sites, etc. They also confirmed our room reservation by e-mail and responded quickly to our reservation request.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
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Denver, Colorado
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4 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed June 19, 2013

I thoroughly enjoyed my recent stay at the Casa Platypus. Housed in a charming colonial home, the hotel is located in the Candelaria district and is within walking distance of the main sights and museums. It is also very close to a Transmillenium station stop. With respect to cleanliness it is impeccable. A delicious, made-to-order breakfast is included. The beds have cozy duvet comforters, which are a must with the chilly Bogota evenings. Most of all the staff is amazing - helpful, knowledgable & friendly - thank you to all for a wonderful stay - particularly Roman. I highly recommend Casa Platypus and hope to return.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled solo
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Sydney, Australia
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39 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed June 1, 2013

This hotel, with dorm facilities, is a cross between a hotel and hostel. It is kept extremely clean with modern bathrooms and comfortable beds (no bunk beds). The internal communal area is open with two hammocks to chill out in with a book. There is also a lounge room with movies, a modern kitchen for use and an awesome breakfast included - eggs how you like, bread, jam, juice, tea/coffee and cereal. Other facilities include wifi throughout, computers with free internet, laundry service (3500 peso per kilo) and helpful staff! The location is great, right next to Parque de los Periodistas.
The only downfall is that when I went it was quiet season so there weren't many people there to give it a good international community feel.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled solo
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Majorca, Spain
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed May 30, 2013

We start our holiday in this hostel / Hotel and and was realy a good choice, the breakfast fasntastic and the location optimal in the heart of La Candelaria, we spent just 2 days in Bog
the best spot was the golden museum, clos by bus to the hostel

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed April 20, 2013

The room was great and bathroom very clean. We enjoyed our stay very much. Great roof terrace with very nice view. Huge thank you to the amazing and very helpful staff we had a perfect stay. The whole hotel is adorable.I will recommend this place with my eyes closed.

  • Stayed April 2013
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Additional Information about Casa Platypus

Property: Casa Platypus
Address: Carrera 3 No 16-28, Bogota, Colombia
Location: Colombia > Bogota
Amenities:
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#36 Family Hotel in Bogota
#43 Romantic Hotel in Bogota
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Casa Platypus 2*
Number of rooms: 17
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