Hotel Muisca3.5 out of 5.0
Recent guest reviews
Overall, the hotel had a lot of character and the manager was nice and very helpful. The location was at the top of a very steep hill, and you had to walk downhill to get to anything which made for a hike back up. I will say that as a woman (traveling with another woman), this city and area was perhaps the least safe place I've traveled to in the world (including the middle east where I traveled alone) based on the amount of warnings we received repeatedly from locals. This is not an area I'd want to be out alone too late, and we were told by several employees at the hotel "go down the hill to the square, but NOT past the square". On this street we also overheard a man on a motorbike attempt to drive past a woman and steal her purse. Overall it felt ok, but the warnings from so many left a lot to be desired in terms of comfort.
At the end of a 6 month trip, I got a horrible sickness stomach bug just before travelling home and decided to treat myself to a hotel for 2 nights before flying back to the UK from Bogota... well I wish i hadn't spent the extra money. Arriving at the hotel at 12pm I was told check-in wasn't until 3pm (fair enough).. I pleaded for a room to be ready earlier given my current state but they would not budge an inch. I came back at 2.45 and was still made to wait until 3pm on the dot (literally stood next to the desk) until someone would take me to my room. Next stop, shower ... no... they don't turn the hot water on until 6pm. This isn't mentioned when you book and the people on reception were so unhelpful and spoke no english (I know we are in SA but given this is a fairly high end tourist establishment you would think so). The beds are OK but honestly I wouldn't rate this hotel any higher than private rooms in a hostel which are MUCH cheaper.
The lighting in the rooms and bath was just barely adequate, and the room had no windows to the outside. The 3 pm check-in was stated very firmly although I am pretty sure the room was already made up at an earlier time. The interior of the hotel was interesting decor, but breakfast was up a narrow spiral staircase. If you have any trouble with altitude, steep hills or somewhat dark spaces go elsewhere. The big positive was very friendly and helpful staff.
The rooms are small. There is heating in the room what is good because in July it is cold at night. There is no breakfast room inside so it is a bit cold to eat outside in there little garden. You are at walking distance from the centre but you have to walk up a very steep hill to go back to the hotel.
I liked the decor and the feeling of this hotel. At times I felt a bit claustrophobic. We had a suite with bunk beds for our sons and double or queen for my husband & I. The place was kept clean and was very interestingly designed. It was worth what they charge to stay here. All in all a nice experience in the historical part of Bogota.
Really disappointing. Not just because of the long walk up a steep hill from the centre. The conversion of this old building has been done by an architect who has not given consideration to space or access. The re tight spiral staircases which would challenge even the able bodied. The restaurant area (actually a small room) is inadequate in size and we were told we would have to eat in our room. Having been shown the frozen pizza, still in its plastic wrapping, that they were proposing we decided to eat out. My wife is dual national; they said that there was a surcharge for Colombian nationals (not advised when we booked) unless she had her US passport with her. They said this was a government law. It is not. As I say, really disappointing, and actually it felt like a rip-off.
Myself and my boyfriend started our Colombian adventure by staying here. After a long flight, we arrived at 9pm and basically went straight to sleep. The staff were all very attentive and even offered to change our room to a ground floor room as my boyfriend had hurt his leg and was on crutches. All the staff were lovely and most had adequate English (far better than my Spanish). As other reviewers have mentioned, it's on top of a hill and we had been advised on numerous occasions not to walk back after dark (but I think that goes for the entire downtown area as it can be quite deserted. All in all, I would recommend staying here and we enjoyed our time here.
Had a delightful stay in this charming hotel. Took advantage of the super rooftop deck and a lounge just beside it. Perfect location for touring La Candelaria on foot, even if there's a small hill for one block. Staff was very attentive and helpful.
This hotel has Muisca culture as its theme with wonderful attention to beautiful details in a charming, old building. It is situated in historic Candelaria, so everything is only a short walk away. Everyone on the staff were very friendly, and the hotel manager multilingual and very helpful as regards recommendations of tours, restaurants etc. We will definitely return
Beautiful historic building with wonderful and helpful staff who went out of their way to help us. It was fabulous being able to stay in such a pleasant and interesting hotel and being able to walk to all the historic Candelaria district attractions.
- Walking distance to Plaza de Bolivar
- Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
- Onsite dining
- Rooftop terrace
Located in La Candelaria within a short walk of Plaza de Bolivar, Hotel Muisca is within 2 miles (3 km) of other popular sights such as Torre Colpatria. This 14-room, 3.5-star hotel has free in-room WiFi along with a rooftop terrace and a 24-hour business center. It's in central Bogota and also a short walk from Botero Museum and Military Museum of Colombia.
Explore the hotel and meet new friends over drinks at the bar/lounge, or enjoy a bite to eat at the onsite restaurant. Savor a meal from the comfort of your room with room service, or get a quick energy boost at the coffee shop/café.
The 14 rooms are individually decorated and have an array of amenities, including furnished balconies, minibars, and free local calls. Guests can expect free WiFi and 32-inch flat-screen TVs with cable channels. Beds sport down comforters and bathrooms offer rainfall showers, hair dryers, and free toiletries. In-room massages are available, and other amenities include safes and desks.
Hotel Muisca features a sauna, a rooftop terrace, and free WiFi in public areas. For transportation, you can make use of an airport shuttle (available 24 hours) for COP 45000 per vehicle one way, as well as limo/town car service. The front desk has multilingual staff on hand 24/7 to help with dry cleaning/laundry, concierge services, and luggage storage. Other amenities at this family-friendly hotel include a meeting room, a 24-hour business center, and coffee/tea in a common area.
Reviews from Trip Advisor
82% of guests recommend this hotelTotal of 249 reviews