The NH group has a stunning 10 properties within the Bogota city limits. All are called ‘Royal’ confusingly – the word you have to look out for is the last part of the hotel name. I totally missed that and tried to check in a wrong hotel that day.
Eventually we arrived at our hotel which is located just a block away from one of my favorite spots (read my upcoming Things to do Bogota) – Parque 93. It’s safe, leafy and the food and drink options are awesome.
Check in was friendly but lengthy as the agent copied all passports and did a seemingly endless clicking on her computer. The hotel was built using two historical buildings – the lobby is located in between and does offer much of an atmosphere. Eventually the agent finished all her secretary work and we hit our room.
I did not have much of an expectation for this ‘Junior Suite’ I had booked. However it was one of the biggest hotel rooms ever – more like a one bedroom apartment.
The bed was huge and the mattress perfect. The house keeping had no trouble setting up two beds for the children at all.
The room looked towards a pedestrian walkway and was quiet and cooled down by the pleasant nighttime temperatures of Bogota.
The big negative were the tiny bathroom that had no warm water for the sink ( it worked for the shower) and a toilet flush that did everything (including lots of noise) but work. The WiFi was fast when it worked but given we were so far at the end of the building it kept cutting in and out.
The windows were great – easy to open and completely sound proof when closed (the main road was around the corner)
The breakfast wasn’t included and given our early departure we did not eat.
In summary this is an interesting option for exploring this part of town and you have no points to burn. Rates are usually around $99 per night for a 4 star boutique hotel with a distinct European feel to it.