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“Friendly Staff and Strategically Located in Bogota” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Hotel Tequendama

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Hotel Tequendama
Ranked #232 of 260 Hotels in Bogota
Toronto, Canada
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40 reviews
40 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“Friendly Staff and Strategically Located in Bogota”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2013

Based on the signs around the hotel, I think this used to be Tequendama Hotel and Crowne Plaza may have bought and refurbished it. Though an old hotel, they tried their best to clean the hotel and the Standard Room where I stayed was comparable to the Crowne Plaza hotels in Canada or US. Staff were very friendly and they tried their best that made my stay excellent. The hotel was strategically located across Carrerra 7 which was the road that led to Montserrate, Plaza Bolivar, La Candelaria and Presidential Palace. Breakfast selection was good and kept me going with the long walks I did at the tourist spots.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled solo
    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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Thank Dags M
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MariamFLT, Community Manager at Hotel Tequendama, responded to this review, October 15, 2013
"Dear Dags M:

Receive a cordial greeting in the name of Crowne Plaza Tequendama and in my own name.

Let me thank you for taking the time to review our property.

It is really nice for us to read such good comments about our Hotel. The opinion of all our guests is very important for us.

We look forward to you visiting us again in order to assist you with the best pleasure."
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Atlanta, Georgia
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106 reviews
63 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2013

I stayed in this property over a weeknight in September 2013. The first thing you notice about this hotel is that it is very dated and very huge. There are armed guard outside, so you feel safe. Also they arrange for a very good taxi to take you to the airport, even though the cost is high. As a Platinum Elite with IHG, I felt I received excellent treatment and was kindly given a complimentary room upgrade to an amazing room. While the room was very nice with amenities and a plate of pretty bland cookies (I appreciate the effort though!), I had issues with the hours of services. For example, as a business traveler, I had to leave early -- thereby missing out on the hours of both the executive lounge and the complimentary breakfast. Would have been cool to try those things out.

The internet was also very spotty. Overall, I had a truly internationally modern experience. The location is amazing, right by the national hotel and a cool restaurant Tabula which was recently featured on Anthony Bourdain. The mountain views are also staggering.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled solo
    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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1 Thank Albert L
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MariamFLT, Community Manager at Hotel Tequendama, responded to this review, October 3, 2013
Dear Albert L:

Receive a cordial greeting in the name of Crowne Plaza Tequendama and in my own name.

Let me thank you for taking the time to review our property.

Currently we are working on improving our internet service. The opinion of all our guests is very important for us.

We look forward to you visiting us again in order to assist you with the best pleasure.
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London, United Kingdom
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298 reviews
220 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 107 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2013

Overall good service and an old fashioned hotel but with good amenities. I would say that taking the water off for half a day is a drag, but I suppose it has to happen sometime.
The guarded hotel does make it feel very safe, although it's in a safe area anyway.
The rooms are reasonable spacious some more than others.
Restaurant service and menu is good, and the breakfast does have an egg bar.
Overall a good place to stay.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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Thank Pheephox
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MariamFLT, Community Manager at Hotel Tequendama, responded to this review, September 24, 2013
"Dear Mr. Phephox:

Receive a cordial greeting in the name of Crowne PlazaTequendama and in my own name.

Let me thank you for taking the time to review our property.
We are very sorry you had problems with the water. Currently, we are working on that issue.

We look forward to you visiting us again in order to assist you with the best pleasure."
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Bowie, Maryland
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216 reviews
68 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2013 via mobile

Stayed here on the last night of my Bogota vacation. The hotel is centrally located and most of the staff speaks good English.

Security was ultra-tight; it was like staying at a government office or the airport based on the number of offices (armed and unarmed) walking around inside and outside.

The room I got was quite spacious (it was a 2-room suite). The bathroom was in the small side and did not contain any face towels. The water temperature in the shower was also sporadic, going erratically from hot to cold, with just the slight move of the handle.

The best part of the stay was the fact that I could charge transport to my room. Cabs are generally sketchy at best in the city, but the hotel has a private car service that is very reasonably priced: I hired a car for 4 hours for $35USD.

Overall - this is a nice hotel in a great location with an attentive staff. The IHG Rewards club perks are also great, too (fruit basket in room and access to the Executive Lounge for Platinum members).

  • Stayed September 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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Thank jacobandjune
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MariamFLT, Community Manager at Hotel Tequendama, responded to this review, September 24, 2013
"Dear Mr. Jacobandjune:

Receive a cordial greeting in the name of Crowne PlazaTequendama and in my own name.

Let me thank you for taking the time to review our property.
It is nice to receive comments about our services, specially when a Platinum member reviews. We hope you have enjoyed your stay, and we also inform that we are currently working on improving the shower system.

We look forward to you visiting us again in order to assist you with the best pleasure."
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Montreal, Canada
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21 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

Excellent experience, amazing hotel, beautiful lobby with everything you will require, very secure and safe, nice room, clean, amazing staff and service, in a city as Bogota, this hotel can guaranty your security
Ah did I mentioned that they will provide amazing beds!
Would love to come back there in my next trip

Room Tip: everything there is perfect!
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  • Stayed June 2013, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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1 Thank Raul C
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MariamFLT, Community Manager at Hotel Tequendama, responded to this review, September 5, 2013
Dear Mr. Raul C:

Receive a cordial greeting in the name of Crowne Plaza Tequendama Hotel and in my own name.

Let me thank you for taking the time to review our property.

As per your kind opinion, we are glad and proud to receive such good comments about our hotel. We want to thank you, providing you a 10% off in the room rate for your next visit.

We look forward to you visiting us again in order to assist you with the best pleasure.
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Frederick, Maryland
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20 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2013

I have stayed at this hotel money times in the past few years. I receive an employee discount through IHG Hospitality so I get a great rate. This hotel is in the heart of the financial district where it is pretty safe. There are usually taxis readily available to take you anywhere you want to go. The hotel also has a few taxis designated to them that are very nice and the drivers are very courteous. It is a little bit dated and definitely an old school style business hotel. If you have the option, get a suite as the views can be pretty nice and room spacious. They are rather strict regarding customers having guests in the hotel. The development of a Transmilineo station across from the hotel allows for great mobility if trying to venture away from taxis. Overall the hotel is clean and the area is safe.

Room Tip: Get a suite!
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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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Thank AboveTheClouds85
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MariamFLT, Community Manager at Hotel Tequendama, responded to this review, September 5, 2013
Dear Mr. AboveTheClouds85:

Receive a cordial greeting in the name of Crowne Plaza Tequendama Hotel and in my own name.

Let me thank you for taking the time to review our property.

We are proud to receive those positive comments about our services.

We look forward to you visiting us again in order to assist you with the best pleasure.
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Lausanne, Switzerland
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26 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2013

Stayed here for a conference and although the hotel gives you what you need (a place to sleep) the years are clearly showing for this hotel. Stayed in a suite on the club level which was comfortable but lacked an individual AC control (had to arrange room temperature by opening/closing) windows. Service was great and staff in the club lounge very nice. Languague might sometimes be an issue if you don't speak Spanish...

Room Tip: always try to be on the club level
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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled on business
    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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Helpful?
Thank Dutchtraveller1979
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MariamFLT, Community Manager at Hotel Tequendama, responded to this review, July 24, 2013
Dear Mr. Dutchtraveller1979:

Receive a cordial greeting in the name of Crowne Plaza Tequendama Hotel and in my own name.

Let me thank you for giving us your very valid remarks in our services.

We are proud to receive those positive comments about our staff and we are working in order to improve English language skills and level.

We look forward to you visiting us again in order to assist you with the best pleasure.
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Additional Information about Hotel Tequendama

Property: Hotel Tequendama
Address: Carrera 10 No 26-21, Bogota, Colombia (Formerly Crowne Plaza Tequendama)
Location: Colombia > Bogota
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#34 Spa Hotel in Bogota
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Hotel Tequendama 3.5*
Number of rooms: 578
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Tequendama Hotel would like to offer you our warmest welcome. We are truly a World Class Hotel. Our experience, quality and name have made us an icon in Bogota. We work tirelessly to provide you with the best service by offering you the high quality, comfort and world class service and facilities you deserve. Bogota opens its doors to you upon your arrival at El Dorado International Airport. The Tequendama Hotel is located just a few minutes away and offers the hospitality and comfort of one of the world s most renown hotel chains. Discover the magic of the Andean city from a unique perspective. You will experience the charm of Colombian culture as soon as you walk through the doors of the Tequendama Hotel A World Class Hotel. Come and enjoy one of our 578 luxurious rooms. We offer 24 hours Room Service, cable TV, voice mail, high speed internet access, laundry and valet service to meet all your demanding expectations. Nowadays we are ISO-9001 certified in our principal services. We are also certified in a local norm, as a five stars Hotel ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Crowne Plaza Tequendama Hotel Bogota
Crowne Plaza Bogota
Crowne Plaza Hotel Bogota
Bogota Tequendama Hotel

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