Why we love it: Bogotá’s new boutique hotel occupies a seven-room midcentury home and brims with whimsical decor
- Feel free to forage in the kitchen, which is also available for cooking on request
- Serene cozy communal spaces include a garden, solarium and fireplace conversation area
- Natural-fiber furniture from emerging Columbian designers mixed with family antiques
The review: Located in the exclusive Quinta Camacho district, this petite property stands near excellent cafes, restaurants and art galleries. Owner Helena Dávila has created an intimate haven — a rarity in a city where hotels tend to target businesspeople. Guests traveling for work are welcome at Casa Legado, of course, and can even mingle, coworking in the ivy-draped courtyard. But the whimsical world of family photos and harmoniously mismatched dishware supplies more inspiration than a corporate-chain suite ever could!
Each of the seven unique rooms bears the name of a niece or nephew of Dávila. Lucho features vintage cameras and film posters, a pedestal tub and a turquoise-and-navy striped hammock on the terrace. Meanwhile, wheelchair-friendly Maria has eucalyptus branches hanging in the roll-in shower and a funky geodesic stained-glass lamp, along with soft pink accents bathed in soft light. Prefer to be energized? Choose the Valentina, where a gold couch lounges against a slate-blue wall, echoing the splendid assortment of tiles in the bathroom. The hotel only serves breakfast, but will prepare picnic baskets to take to the park with advance notice.
Casa Legado offers cozy, distinctive touches like a fully stocked honor bar and film screenings in its garden (complete with blankets so guests can bundle up on cooler nights). Thai massage and private yoga classes are also available upon request. The hotel also has bicycles to borrow and encourages guests to explore some of Latin America’s most extensive cycle paths!