by Villabloke on Feb 25, 2013
My wife and I recently visited Bogota as part of our first trip to Colombia and, in selecting this hotel in Bogota, one of our first requirements was to stay in what we felt to be a safe neighbourhood. In Casa Real, close to Parque 93, we made an excellent choice in that regard. Not only is the area safe to walk around, both during the day and the night, but the hotel is within a couple of minutes walk of the restaurants of Parque 93, and within 15 minutes walk of the shopping facilities of Zona Rosa. La Candelaria is a bit further, but ultimately only a 10,000 peso taxi ride away.
We stayed on 3 separate occasions and hence have had the pleasure of staying in both the Junior and Senior suites - both ridiculously large on comparison with other hotels in which we've stayed over the past 4 months. We didn't necessarily need the kitchen facilities in the rooms, but the overall level of comfort provided compared favourably with anywhere else we've stayed in South America. The bathrooms and showers were excellent and, although the Jacuzzi had seen better days, our happiness wasn't really dependent on that!
They provide a really good breakfast buffet for a hotel of this size, and decent evening food if the weather prevents the short walk for the afore-mentioned Parque 93 amenities.
Others have mentioned the straightforward nature of the hotel's transfer to and from the airport, and we also took advantage of the trip to Zipaquira, an arrangement which worked well for us.
We have limited to non-existent Spanish but, so friendly were all the staff, they felt like family by the time we finally tore ourselves away from this peaceful oasis in the noisy city of Bogota. After 5 highly enjoyable weeks in Colombia we will return, and certainly this hotel will be the first place we stay.
by Tellis923 on Feb 25, 2013
I'll try to be concise here, after just over two nights at Hotel Casa Real 93. On the upside the location is excellent; less than a five minute walk (entirely safe) from Parque 93 and the multitude of bars and restaurants surrounding it. The Jr. Suite is very spacious for a room in this upscale area that one is likely able to book for $110 ~ $132 per/nt, the bed large and firm, sheets very nice, and a good sized bathroom with a smallish jacuzzi/tub. Breakfast was more than adequate. The primary downside to this hotel is that its interior is an acoustically poor design; the multistory atrium feature and tiled floors causing all sounds to be magnified within. All sounds...
If you are a light sleeper (as I am) or place a premium on peace and quiet within your room, perhaps reconsider this choice. If you think the noise will not be a bother, then it's a good value for the location.
by Fabenson F on May 17, 2013
I went to Bogota to visit and stayed to this hotel for 3 night. The staff is really nice and they really care for the customers. The only person that don't care about customers is the driver they provided. Since it's a family business the dad of the owner is the designated driver.
I had a really good time until dad (driver) drove me to "museo de oro" and show me some other places. The plan was to take me to the museum and come back but he showed me some other places. I thought to myself "This guy is a really nice guy" since nobody told me that i need to pay him. until when we get back he charged me US $100, that's money i don't even make in a week (I am a student). not to mention that i paid part of his lunch and paid for the parking ticket. he charged me $20.000 pesos for taking me to the airport which he told me is about 15 minutes. I usually pay $10.000 pesos for 20-25 minutes drive in Cartagena and he doubled the price for shorter distance. It's just outrageous and i ended up paying him US $70.
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