We recently stayed in this hotel in Bogota. The hotel is great value for money (although it was low season in Bogota so I don't know if the same prices apply all year round). The rooms are enormous, comfortable and clean although the decor is rather grim. Breakfast was quite good.
The staff do spring to attention to offer help but we discovered after a day that this seems to come at quite a price. We arranged a taxi through the front desk and the price of the taxi for the afternoon was quoted at 25k pesos per hour. When we arrived back the driver tried to charge us $30 US per hour. It was quite clear to us that the guy on the front desk had organised this with the driver (who is attached to the hotel) and the hotel were very concerned to have us drop the matter.
The bill on check-out was presented as a final figure and we couldn't check the individual items. We weren't happy to take the figure on trust but had no choice as the staff knew we had to hurry for a flight and they failed to produce a bill until we were almost running out of time to get to the airport (and certainly out of time to ask for an itemised bill). We have no proof but it seemed very high..
If you use this hotel and need a taxi or other services hail one outside in the street. Taxis in Bogota are safe and plentiful. Oh - and ask for an itemised bill or watch your tab.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Lancaster House is an all-suite, seven-story, Art-Deco style hotel in northern Bogota. It is located in the upscale neighborhood of Chico-Navarra, near major business, commercial and residential districts, and only 20 minutes from the International Airport. The hotel offers 55 very ample suites ranging from 500 to 900 square feet. There are 45 Junior Suites with one bedroom and one bathroom, and 10 Master Suites with two bedrooms and two bathrooms. Suites on the second floor offer an outdoor private terrace as well. All suites feature a living room that includes sofa-beds, LCD's, Home Theaters, dining room and full kitchen. For your convenience, suites offer complimentary high-speed internet, Wi-Fi, international Satellite TV channels, mini-bar, direct dial, and a safety box. The hotel has 2 restaurants. Gatsby Restaurant offers international cuisine, and monthly culinary festivals. Bistro 106 serves light fare meals, and pizzas in a casual environment. Kosher and Vegetarian meals are available on request. The Chimney Bar features international cocktails, and live music. A business center is equipped with computers, Wi-Fi and broadband internet connection, faxes and more. Six conference rooms are ideal to host business and social events. Fitness center contains cardiovascular, weight-training equipment and a sauna. Other services provided by the hotel include 24-hour room service, turn down service, concierge desk, Wi-Fi throughout the hotel, underground parking, 24/7 security surveillance, and transportation. Lancaster House is ideal for families, business guests and others needing extra space; as well as for those who need extended stay services. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Lancaster House Hotel Bogota
- Lancaster Hotel Bogota