Very Good10 Reviews
1.95km from La Pergola TrattoriaWe stayed for three nights at the end of February. We arrived very late due to our flight from Houston arriving late. The lady who let us in and welcomed us was very kind and helpful. She was really, really nice, and despite the fact that we don't speak much Spanish and her English was limited, we understood each other just perfectly. The breakfast was decent. The first morning we had it up on the top floor terrace, which had a nice view of the surrounding area. It's quite a narrow, winding staircase leading up there, though, so the next two mornings we decided to eat in the courtyard. The man who served us breakfast also manned the reception desk for most of the time we were there. He was cordial and spoke excellent English. The hotel is in a very hilly part of town, and while walking down to the center of La Candelaria is easy, keep in mind that you have to walk back up steep cobblestone streets at the end of your sightseeing day and if it's raining, they are slick. There is a small bar in the reception area that we probably would have used if our stay was longer. But by the time we got back from our long days of activities, we were too tired. The atmosphere in this little gem of a hotel was really charming and we knew when we booked it that it would not be a luxury or extremely comfortable hotel. That said, it was fine, and its good location made up for any minor inconveniences such as a hard bed and a chilly room (the heater didn't do a good job of warming up the space). Our room was up one flight of outdoor/courtyard stairs, which was fine for us. But keep in mind that many of their rooms are accessible only by stairs and if you have an issue with agility or mobility, it would be best to request a room on the ground floor well in advance of your stay. Bogota is cold in the mornings, and when it's raining, it is uncomfortably cold unless you are well dressed for it. I'm sure if we had asked for extra pillows and a blanket, our requests would have been met. There are plenty of restaurants in walking distance. We used Uber quite a bit as well, which apparently had just come back into service in Bogota the week prior to our arrival. The area in general is noisy, and it's not unusual to wake up to neighborhood sounds of music or loudspeaker announcements. If we go to La Candelaria district again, we would stay at the Hotel Muisca without hesitation. However, we will likely opt for another part of the city in the future so we can discover something new.