Fodor's Expert Review Four Seasons Casa Medina

Carrera 7, No. 69A–22, Bogotá, Bogota D.C., Colombia Fodor's Choice

Casa Medina opened in 2015 and donned the mantle of reigning royalty in Bogotá’s hotel scene. An audacious restoration and building project left the 1946 mansion renewed and added a new wing that seamlessly integrates with the original structure. Throughout the property there are details to savor: stone columns rescued from colonial-era convents, sweeping staircases, dark wood ceiling beams, and intricately carved doors unique to each room. Public spaces, like the stone, ivy-covered courtyard next to the restaurant, are inviting. Guest rooms have handcrafted furnishings that ooze old-world class, like aged-leather sofas that beg for lounging, and working fireplaces (in some rooms) that can be lit at your request. Bathrooms are resplendent in ocher or dark marble, with a rain shower and L'Occitane products. À la carte breakfast is served in a glass atrium with modern design touches–-Edison bulbs and steel roof girders–-and every item is perfectly prepared. The on-site restaurant, Castanyoles, has some of the best Spanish food in the city, and the spa offers some innovative local treatments that feature coffee and coconut.

PROS

  • Four Seasons hallmark cloudlike beds
  • location in the heart of Zona G
  • professional, English-speaking staff

CONS

  • light sleepers should ask for an interior room as the area is noisy at night
  • no a/c in the old, historic portion of the hotel

QUICK FACTS

Hotel
Historical, New, Service
Intimate
Central
Grande Dame
$$$$

HOTEL INFO

Phones: 1-325–7900

HOTEL DETAILS

62 rooms
Rate Includes: No meals

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