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Good For Couples
The staff is willing, the beds comfortable and the bathroom old but OK. Food in the pizza parlor was acceptable but nothing great.
Unique Quality: Hotel Bacata has seen better days. The location on a busy street corner makes it very noisy.
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A decent hotel in Bogota
This hotel is OK to stay. Half of the rooms have been refurnished, so make sure you ask for one of those. The price of the rooms via internet is OK if you come from an Euro/USD country. The location is good and there is security in the hotel doors.
The hotel attendants are nice and welcome you at all times.
The breakfast service is poor.
Unique Quality: Large rooms. Some rooms are refurnished and look good.
A pretty comfortable place for a gringo
I stayed at this hotel with a group of about 35 Americans who were attending a conference at Mision Carismatica, a large church in Bogota. Hotel Bacata was a great place for us to stay.
Quality of the service
The service here was great. The staff was very friendly, and because we had such a large group coming that didn't speak Spanish, they ensured that at least one of their two English speaking employees was there at all times to help us. I have no complaints at all about their service, it was definitely four star service (which is what their hotel is rated).
Quality of the Facility
Hotel Bacata is considered a four star hotel, but I wouldn't consider the hotel to be four star in regards to the facility... maybe three. I know that they were renovating it when I was there, so if you make reservations, be sure to request a renovated room in case there are still floors that aren't remodeled. I was on the 7th floor, and at that time, it was styled something like the 70's of America. The shower was dangerous, it was VERY slick and was difficult to stay standing... it was a potential butt breaker but fortunately there was a handle that saved me many times :)
The lobby was nice, and there is a great Italian restaurant on the lobby level that was really good and reasonably priced. There was also another restaurant downstairs but it was closed during our stay for renovation.
Unique Quality: Internet
They have a computer with high-speedish internet... I would estimate maybe a 40kbps connection which seems pretty common connection speed at the Internet shops. They also have wifi which was about $10.000-12.000 pesos ($5-6) per day for access, but the connection doesn't reach up to the higher levels of the hotel.
Fun on the roof
Also at the top of the flight of stairs, there was an unlocked hatch to the roof, so we spent a lot of time on top of the 13 story building checking out the scenery. On top of the top there is another structure that is probably 20-30 feet tall and it lets you see a lot of the city from up there. Its really beautiful at night... especially the building with the colored lights.
Directions: Its in a good neighborhood (don't remember the name of the localidad) and close to lots of little markets for shopping. Across the street is the Via Libre, where you can buy stuff or exchange money.
Not good, stay away
The only reason I was staying at the Hotel Bacata is that my Avianca flight was unable to land in Quito, Ecuador earlier in the evening. We took off around 9:30 pm for Quito from Bogota, but due to poor weather and visibility we ended up circling the skies above Quito before returning to Bogota in the middle of the night. The airlines shuttled us to this dumpy, downtown hotel for 2 hours of sleep before shuttling us back to the airport at around 4 am for another flight that, this time, was successful.
Dark, dingy rooms with their age starting the seriously show. The area is very dangerous at night as well. NOT RECOMMENDED.
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Daily costs Bogota
Any ideas on what I'll need for a few days in Bogota? Cost of beer, cheap eats, cheap 2-3 star hotel downtown? Thanks
And is there any gay nightlife in Bogota? Is it relatively safe?
RE: Daily costs Bogota
Cheaper hotels in downtown include hotel Bacata or Dann Colonial. Gay life in Bogota is good and safe, but downtown Bogota is more like American cities and with a few exceptions dies early at night. Bogota north district is the one that holds the nightlife. Famous gay bars include Theatron in Chapinero and El Closet on the road to La Calera. Famous bars include Blues in Zona Rosa next to Victoria Regia Sofitel, Cavu in 15 Ave and 90th ST.
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