Quaint Hotel in Historic Area
Reviewed 6 March, 2020
We 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.
helpful staff, cold and noisy
Reviewed 3 February, 2020
We (two retired couples from the US with quite a bit of experience traveling somewhat off the beaten track) stayed at the Hotel Muisca for four nights. The staff (Carlos) was very helpful in providing local advise and helped arrange an overnight trip to Villa de Llevya with Fernando Molina (Cootrans Dorado - email@example.com), who we definitely recommend (limited English but very careful driver). The hotel arranged pickup at the airport for a midnight arrival which was very welcome.
The hotel was clean, but noisy, cold and up a very steep hill. We (and other guests) repeatedly asked for heat but it never happened in on of our rooms. They offered a hot water bottle and we did get extra blankets but we were definitely uncomfortably cold. Breakfast is served early just outside our rooms and people were quite loud. Included breakfasts were pretty ordinary but satisfying.
Because of the cold, noise, and hill we would not stay at this hotel again.
Nice cosy hotel
Reviewed 15 January, 2020
We enjoyed our stay pretty much. It is a unique hotel with many nice little details.... as said before it is like a museum where u can much discover.
We had family room which was big enough for 4 beds.
You get what you pay for
Reviewed 17 December, 2019
We had a nice stay . We had to change room due to flood in the bathroom.
They managed that fine ,
The rooms are cold and we had to ask for the heat to be put on . They put it on at 10 pm which is to late . So bring a sweater to sleep in.
The breakfast was ok but the bread is not fresh but from the day before .
Beautiful views and great staff!
Reviewed 14 October, 2019
This beautiful hotel is located in a 200 year old home and the views from the roof will take your breath away. Rooms are clean and well-appointed with plenty of hot water. Staff are very helpful, and breakfast is made to your specifications every morning. It is at the top of a steep hill, so if you aren't used to walking (or the altitude) you will find yourself out of breath. However, it is a short walk downhill to most of La Candelaria. Thank you Carlos, Andy and the rest of the staff for making our first trip to Bogota the best!