Part of the prestigious Four Seasons group, Casa Medina Bogotá is an urban retreat for guests to experience the Colombian capital.
The Four Seasons Casa Medina is in the fashionable Zona G district of Bogotá, just steps from the buzzing financial district and a number of excellent restaurants. It’s also only a 20-minute taxi ride to the historical centre, La Candelaria.
Built in 1946, the original building was designed by Colombian architect Santiago Medina Meija and his work is still seen throughout the hotel. In fact, two of his passions were birds and flowers and they are on show in the many stained-glass windows as you walk through the hotel.
The building itself composes of the original house belonging to the Medina family and a newer extension which was added in 1980. Separated by twin towers, the architects have done a wonderful job blending the two buildings together and it is only the original wooden floors and doors that reveal which part of the building you’re in.
There are 62 rooms in total and no two are alike, with even the same room categories ranging in size and style. All rooms have a television, Nespresso machine and iPod docking station though and of course, en suite bathrooms. The larger and higher ranked rooms also have a separate lounge and some rooms also come with beautiful wooden fireplaces.
Although you’re surrounded by a number of excellent places to eat, the Castanyoles restaurant in the hotel has an envious setting, in a colonial courtyard with a glass covered roof, giving it an alfresco feel. The menu has a Mediterranean style, including tapas dishes and Greek salads. On a Sunday there is also a special brunch, which includes a real mixture of delicacies including sushi, pasta and local dishes.
Four Seasons Casa Medina, at a glance
- Luxurious hotel in the heart of Bogotá’s Zona G district
- Part of the prestigious Four Seasons group
- 62 characterful and beautifully decorated rooms
- Castanyoles restaurant serving a mixture of Mediterranean cuisine and also a special Sunday brunch
- Spa, gym and steam room
For leisure and pleasure
- Explore the fashionable Zona G district, home to a number of good restaurants, bars and boutique shops.
- Only a short drive to the capital’s old-town, La Candelaria, home to a number of historic buildings and the Gold Museum
- Ideal base for visiting the Salt Cathedral at Zipaquirá
- Take a cable car to the mountaintop cathedral of Monserrate, with wonderful views over the capital