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The Orchids Hotel

A 19th-century boutique hotel full of character, in the historic Candelaria district.

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The Orchids - King Suite room
The Orchids - King Suite room

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The Orchids Hotel is an intimate 6-bedroom property is the heart of the Candelaria neighbourhood. Dating back to 1892, the building was formerly a private home, which was restored and opened as a hotel in 2014. The neoclassic style has been embraced throughout, with each bedroom uniquely decorated with its own take of old-world charm! The staff and location help make this quirky property an appealing option for the area, but we feel the décor in both the bedrooms and communal spaces is a little tired.


The Orchids Hotel is superbly located for those wanting to explore the historic Candelaria area. Many of the attractions – such as the Gold Museum, Botero Museum, Conon Theatre and Simon Bolivar square – are all within walking distance. Bogota’s international El Dorado airport is approx. 16km away; so expect a cab to take between 30-50 minutes, depending on traffic.


The most striking feature as you step into the property is the glass elevator in middle of the lobby, which slowly but smoothly will take guests up to the 1st floor, where the bedrooms are located alongside the library area. The ground floor has a naturally-lit courtyard lobby that doubles as a peaceful common area. The ground floor also leads to the restaurant, that serves breakfast (from 7am) & dinner (which needs to be booked) plus a lounge room.


The rooms at The Orchids Hotel are all named after operas, with 4 Deluxe Queen rooms and 2 King Suites; all of which are en-suite. Each room is equipped with the Wi-Fi, safety deposit box, TV-Cable, phone, iPod dock, desk and a fireplace (there is no central heating).


This a small but pleasant terrace to sit with a drink. The staff speak Spanish, Portuguese, French, English and Italian and are able to assist with tours and transportation. You can even barter with them to purchase any of the unique ornaments that decorate the hotel!

A genuine colonial experience in La Candelaria

No twin rooms available, and all in need of a little TLC

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