I stayed for three nights. It was my first time in Bogota, so I relied on a local friend's suggestions on what general part of town to stay. Bogota is a huge city, so I don't know if the location is... more
I stayed for three nights. It was my first time in Bogota, so I relied on a local friend's suggestions on what general part of town to stay. Bogota is a huge city, so I don't know if the location is *the* place to stay, but I was very satisfied with it. I felt safe walking to the restaurants and bars near Parque 93 each night.
I ended up having to improvise a little on the trip and all of the staff at the front desk were helpful with tips for where to go and even the tip to use the white cab service was nice. You'll pay more, but they're nice. (In fairness, I didn't have a bad experience with the yellow cabs.)
I wasn't overwhelmed by the service at the restaurant, but I wouldn't say that the service was terrible. The service could have been quicker clearing my plates at breakfast. I had lunch there once and the one issue had was over asking for a substitution that was completely omitted and was still unresolved after asking a second time. Since the lady (in training) sent the manager out, we can't rule out that my Spanish just might not have been good enough. The other issue I had in the same meal is that a lady outside was smoking directly under the "no smoking" sign--and, with the door open. I pointed this out to the waitress who at least had the decency to close the door, rather than telling the lady to read the bilingual sign. The important thing is that the meal was good.
The room was adequate for my purposes. I got what I booked and it represented good value for the money. Again, having set out to test my Spanish skills, I understand that I missed my BW Rewards membership being acknowledged, although I don't remember the level being acknowledged or any mention of an upgrade at check-in, but I didn't ask at the time (which I really should have done if I was looking to practice my Spanish!), so I can't call this a negative.
I didn't get to check out the terrace, but spent some time on the patio, which was nice.
So, to sum it up, I found the place to be good value for the money and would consider staying there again if I were to return to Bogota. less