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Hotel Muisca

3.5 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

Hotel In an old colonial style House, small and very nice staff, very clean, the top Terrace has a lovely view over the town and to the Nature. 10 minutes walk to the Botero museum. We really enjoyed the two days stay

Good location, friendly and helpful personnel, nice rooms, hotel beatifully decorated. Beautiful sight from the roof terrace. The atmosphere of the hotel is pre Columbian (Muisca). In the upcoming area La Candelaria.

We picked hotel Muisca because it was a hotel selected by a travel agency organizing luxury adventure trips. Also the photos were intriguing - the decor seemed fascinating. And yes, we did like the decor. However, we were disappointed. Our room was close to the reception area and our windows faced the corridor. So when the lights went on in the corridor, we saw the lights, too. For a light sleeper this place (at least the room we stayed in) is a no-go. The lighting of our room was terrible. The ceilings were high and the ceiling lamps did not really illuminate the room. It was possible to read a book only with the help of the light from my mobile phone. The room was quite small. So overall i did not feel comfortable at all (the bathroom was quite nice though). When we booked the hotel, advertised the breakfast as "a very good breakfast". It was the most expensive and the most modest breakfast during our stay in Colombia. You had two choices: muesli or scrambled eggs. And you could pick three ingredients for scrambled eggs. There was a glass of juice (from arbol de tomate - tree tomato. The taste was interesting), bad coffee and no fruit. In our room there was TV with probably hundreds of channels (even CNN in English) but the quality of the image was so poor we just could not watch TV. We did not like the location much - in the evening there were no restaurants around. It seemed a pretty quiet street. In the morning we discovered that close to the hotel (the hotel we almost on the top of the hill) it was possible to enjoy a panoramic view of the city. It was the most expensive hotel during our stay but we were not happy with the price quality ratio.

We enjoyed our two days in Bogota given our booking at the Hotel Muisca. It is non-descript on the outside but goes back in to a little courtyard inside with rooms off of the street which kept the city noise from filtering in. It was very comfortable. The pictures on the Internet are good though the room felt smaller than we assumed. We liked the "ambiance" of the place which is a bit museum-like. The staff was very friendly and went out of their way to accomodate our needs (for a taxi, or to have clothes laundered, for example). Nice jumping off point for walks to La Candelaria and a short taxi ride to Monserrate.

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.

Calle 10 No. 0-25 Este Bogota

Hotel highlights

  • 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.

Property features

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

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

82.0% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 255 reviews