I usually stay at the Embassy Suites but was booked here by my local office. The hotel fronts onto a small square and a park which is popular with local morning joggers.Rooms are minimalist but spacious with large windows. I would advise a side room as those at the front can suffer from traffic noise.
Two minor issues with the rooms are the lack of courtesy water - which given the rooms are US200 should be included. Secondly for a business hotel the lack of stationery in the room was quite annoying. These could be quite easily corrected by management.
What I particularly enjoyed was the courtesy pass to a local gym. This was about 2 blocks away and had a good range of equipment, weights and classes. Although quite compact, it was never too busy during the peak times. This is a lot better than the usual tired hotel gym with its 2 pieces of cardio and the token weights. Another bonus is the presence of bikes for the use of guests. This was particularly good on Sundays when several of the main streets in Bogota close to traffic and bikes take over the city. Despite what the hotel says, a cycle to the Historical Centre is only about a 40 minute leisurely ride. There is also a rooftop swimming pool which is very welcome at the end of the day.
Staff were pretty friendly and ready to help. The hotel has its own restaurant which I didn't try however the varied pickings of Zona Rosa are a 5-7 minute walk away. Breakfasts are served in a very pleasant outside terrace, however this was average compared to the Embassy Suites.
All in all, a reasonable place to stay for business.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Cite Hotel is located in the District of business and of entertainment of Bogota, to 500 meters from the Park of the 93, and to a side of the Virrey Park. The Hotel has of WiFi free and hosts a wonderful pool to open air. Cite Hotel has 56 rooms that are equipped with windows spacious with views to the Park. Also feature of air conditioning, mini bar, fridge, box strong and TV by cable with player of DVD. The Restaurant Bistro, is specialized in kitchen national e international, ideal for breakfast, lunch and dinner, also it offers service Room Service. Cite Hotel is in close proximity to the Virrey and Calle 85 metro stations. The guests also can access of form free to a gym situated to little distance to foot of the hotel. Chapinero and the Rose Zona are a great choice for travelers interested in restaurants, food and meet people friendly, our customers says that this parts of Bogota is the favorites, according to the independent reviews. Cite Hotel also has very good score in relation to quality and price. Our customers get more party to his money in comparison with others accommodations of the same city. ... more less
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