Four Seasons Hotel Casa Medina
Elements rescued from demolished colonial-era convents, such as hand-carved wooden doors, were incorporated into the architecture of this luxury property when it was built in 1946. A designated monument of cultural interest, the hotel reopened as a Four Seasons property in 2015 in Bogotá's Zona G, so named for its impressive gastronomy offerings. Some of the city's best restaurants are in the neighborhood, and the hotel also has its own restaurant and bar hosting live music and serving hearty fare like baked suckling pig with polenta tortilla. Decor feels similarly decadent, relying on rich leather and lots of wood throughout. Guest rooms are individually designed, but all have distinctive elements such as hand-carved wooden dressers, leather furniture, and thermoacoustic windows for quiet. Guests can upgrade to a suite with a fireplace for extra comfort on Bogotá’s chilly nights. Another draw here is the spa, which offers Colombia-inspired treatments like coffee body wraps.
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By renovating and remodeling the old Hotel Charleston, Four Seasons has completed changed the hotel game in Bogota. While this is just one of two Four Seasons in the city, I'd argue Casa Medina is the best [by a mile]. It's an absolute stunner, and I wouldn't hesitate to stay here again and again. Food & beverage is a huge plus as well. The only 'buyer beware' to note: this hotel does not have A/C in the older part of the building. That said, as an A/C obsessed American, I didn't even notice the lack of cold air [as you may already know, BOG is a chilly city, especially at night]. Long story short, this hotel is a complete 10/10.
By Ben Price
Cra. 7 ##69a-22, Bogotá, Cundinamarca, Colombia
+57 1 3257900