Stayed in this hotel in January was ok but wifi was terrible did not work in room the breakfast was also terrible ,sitting in a large room limted choice what to eat ,rooms were clean air con was poor, GREAT HOTEL FOR LOCATION ,swimming pools small
This is a pretty different hotel - doesn't seem like a hotel at all, it's more like having your own house in the walled city. Location is fantastic - right in the middle of it all, but once behind the doors, you feel a world away. 3 - count 'em 3 pools, including two on the roof, which we had to ourselves both days. Breakfast is pretty solid and again, we had the huge dining room to ourselves. The staff can be hit or miss - at times aloof and at times very welcoming and warm - in fact, the woman at the front desk walked two blocks with us to get us into the right cab. Keep in mind the walled city is a tourist area, so the vendors are thick - go ahead and practice your "no, gracias" before arriving. Would be a great hotel to bring a large group and just take the whole place over. Only major ding - water pressure and temperature are terrible (but hey, it's Colombia).
I stayed at the hotel for 4 nights. I'm a solo traveler. The location is great. It's on a busy street with several good restaurants and bars and is a short walk to the major tourist attractions. Depending on your room, you may experience issues with noise from the street and bars at night. I didn't have any issues since my room was in the back of the hotel.
The room was nice and bed was very comfortable. I had difficulty with the shower. You had to let the water run for 5-10 minutes to heat up since it's an older building. It worked in the evenings and the water pressure was great. The water never got hot (or even warm) in the mornings. I also had issues with the wifi. It worked throughout the hotel, but wouldn't connect from my hotel room.
The best thing (aside from location) was watching the sunset from the rooftop. The views are amazing and you can see across the city. The pools are not intended for swimming, but rather relaxation and have a few cocktails.
Overall I would recommend the hotel and had a great experience.
This small boutique hotel gave us the feeling we were staying in a private mansion in the old city. The hotel itself is absolutely gorgeous, three pools to lounge at and the most lovely bright and breezy room where breakfast is served. The staff (who spoke perfect english) were kind and helpful, we felt the service could not be better. We chose the superior room and found the bed to be big and comfortable, and the bathroom was big and bright. While the street is certainly noisy outside, the room we stayed in was completely quiet and we slept very well.
It is hard for me to rate this hotel anything less than 5 stars given that the rooms are in impeccable condition and very spacious, the staff is very attentive and receptive to guests needs, and there are THREE pools of the different floors of the small property. The breakfeast is also wonderful—instead of a buffet, there is a chef who personalizes the meals in 3 courses making it a very special experience. Not to mention that it is so centrally located and in the heart of town. Note though that this has more of a bed & breakfast feel than a fully operational hotel (there is no phone to call the “front desk”, no room-service)
That said, this is where I must say BEWARE: it is right next door to two massive bars/clubs which made it impossible to get good rest. We stayed Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday night and the music blasted from 9 PM until about 5 AM. The bass was so loud that the fan and AC did nothing to drown it out. This is out of the hotels control but I must unfortunately factor this into my review because I did not get much-needed sleep through the night staying here and for this reason find it difficult to recommend.
I also want to mention that the room we stayed in (and possibly the other rooms too) did not have glass windows but rather wooden shutters with large gaps even when closed. Even covering the shutters with the curtains, mosquitos still got in (and we also had no natural sunlight in the room because of this.) It is not even wet season — so I can’t even imagine what it would be like to stay here during rainy season....