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Hotel de la Opera

A remarkable blend of two properties, offering a unique stay in La Candelaria...

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Hotel de la Opera - Location
Hotel de la Opera - Location

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Hotel de la Opera consists of two separates houses: One from the Colonial period of the 1800s; and the other built during the Art Deco movement in the 1940s. The result is a fascinating hybrid with centuries of history. Indeed, it is claimed that the original colonial house accommodated the guards of none other than Simon Bolivar himself! We love this mix of ‘new and old’; providing hotel guests the chance to stay in either Colonial/Republican or Art Deco rooms. Combined with two restaurants and an excellent spa (a rarity in the Candelaria district), this is our pick for those looking to stay in this historic neighbourhood.


Hotel de la Opera is in the heart of La Candelaria – literally next door to the Colon Theatre (and can provide tours of the Neoclassic National Theatre). The popular Gold and Botero Museums are within walking distance, as is Bolivar square. Bogota’s international airport is approximately 30 minutes away.


The ‘Republican house’ is the larger of the two, featuring a majority of the rooms plus La Scala Restaurant (offering Mediterranean cuisine) on the first floor and El Mirador Restaurant (for Colombian dishes) on the 4th Floor. The lower floor houses the swimming pool and spa. The rest of the rooms are found in the adjoining Art Deco wing.


Hotel de la Opera has a total of 42 rooms, with 34 Standard and 8 Junior Suites. The Republican, colonial house offers 27 of the rooms and overlooks the cobbled streets of La Calle del Coliseo. The remaining 15 rooms are in the Art Deco house, with views of Bolivar Square and Monserrate Hill. All rooms have heating, Wi-Fi, minibar, Cable-TV, safety deposit box and a desk. 16 rooms have twin bedding as an option.


The hotel’s spa has a lot to offer, including a pool, Turkish bath, sauna, and Jacuzzi; as well as a range of therapies and treatments. There is also a small gym. Hotel de la Opera also offers 24-hour room service, laundry service and has 3 meeting rooms.

A wonderfully idiosyncratic hotel with good facilities, at a reasonable price

Quite easy to lose your bearings inside the hotel

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