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“Its just a crash pad” 3 of 5 bubbles
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Hotel Fontibon
Ranked #233 of 267 Hotels in Bogota
Houston, Texas
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5 reviews
5 hotel reviews
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“Its just a crash pad”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 7, 2010

Sporting a Liberace inspired front lobby, Fontibon is really just a basic hotel that is cheap and near the airport. Not withstanding the lobby, the rooms and public places are clean and comfortable but very small and very very basic. The restaurant features nice views of the city and well prepared but, for Colombia, overpriced dinners. The free breakfast was excellent. The only real draw back is that the Fontibon is located in a really crappy neighbourhood. The implications of this are that for entertainment you have two choices, TV and TV. For meals, you have once choice (which explains why the dinner was 19.000 COP!). If you like a cocktail, bring a bottle. If you are a light sleeper, bring ear plugs (or a bigger bottle) because it is very noisy. I did not stick around during the day long enough to case the area. However, others in Bogota dropped their jaw when I described where I stayed so that should say everything. In summary, if you need a clean basic hotel that is close to the airport this is the place for you, but please, do not go out after dark. It is not a tourist destination, so if you want to see Bogota DON'T DO IT FROM HERE. Head for La Candelaria and other more touristic spots.

  • Stayed November 2010, traveled solo
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    3 of 5 bubbles
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    3 of 5 bubbles
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Riga, Latvia
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7 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 8, 2010

The location was good.
The rooms seem to be recently refurbished.
Slow wi-fi but free.
Excellet Hotel, I would recommend it to everyone

  • Stayed August 2010, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 14, 2010

I stayed here for 7 hours rather than sleeping at the gate at the airport. It is totally bare-bones -- a bed squeezed into a room with a simple bathroom. no extra space. No heat even. But for just sleeping, it was perfect. And cost $60 which is very cheap considering the other hotels near the airport were around $200.

Lots of street noise. wear earplugs.

Breakfast in the morning was surprisingly delightful. Good food, lovely environment.

It completely fulfilled its role as a cheap hotel near the airport.

  • Stayed July 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Property: Hotel Fontibon
Address: Cl 17 No 97 - 10 | Fontibon, Bogota, Colombia
Location: Colombia > Bogota
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites
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Ranked #233 of 267 Hotels in Bogota
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Fontibon 3*
Number of rooms: 5
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