Ambar Hotel

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Average rate: $32 - Hotel class: 2 stars
Carrera 8 no. 17-86, Bogota, Colombia

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Located in historic center of Bogota Dec 09, 2017
The location is in Candelaria and excellent place to stay, but do not expect more for the price. Getting there from Eldorado International Airport cost 30.000 peso by taxi. We arrived late in the evening in Bogota it was after 6 pm, I asked the taxi driver to bring us to this hotel but he asked the address. I must be stupid without checking the voucher as the address of the hotel isn’t indicated in the paper I had to go back inside the airport to use the free wifi and search the hotel address.

It took me a couple of minutes before I get access to the wifi, but I found it after all. Going back outside and stay in line for taxi. This time I give my voucher with address in it, our taxi driver knows where to drive us as. It takes about 30 minutes from the airport

The hotel stood on a corner a very nice building in orange/ white color exactly the same as in the picture. The entrance has a gate wich was locked inside, but I see people standing outside, I asked if this is Ambar Hotel as it was dark and can’t see the sign. A guy at front desk heard us he came to open the gate and helped us with luggage

I first reserve this hotel by and is cencelable anytime. As always two to three weeks before our trip I checked the price again if is not going down, it can happen that some hotels that I book in advance at we’ll be in bargain or in last minute deals. No, the price still the same

I check the Ambar Hotel website and checked the price, I see their price is lower than, so I cancel my reservation at and book straight to Ambar Hotel. The thing is once you book through their website is immediately paid. After filling up the reservation form and dates of arrival, they asked for payment with credit card. Once my reservation get through online I recieve a confirmation mail which I print out as a voucher

We were help by a young guy on our arrivals. Don’t expect English speaking here, all staff in this hotel only speak Spanish. Without knowledge of Spanish you can’t get nowhere in Colombia

We had our room at third floor which is reachable only through straircase, we had small suitcase so it wasn’t really a problem

The room is very basic for the price with two single beds and only one blanket on top. Is chilled room no heater, and no thick blanket whatsoever I sleep with my training attire and sock as it is cold in room. The temperature in Bogota rising up at night I can’t understand why they don’t put warm comforter in bed.

We have television and one chair in room and free wifi. The only thing annoyed me there is no rack or hanger for clothes. The room is not big we had just enough space for our small suitcase

Bathroom is small with hot shower, is not very clean molds around the plinth of the floor. A dirty bathroom

The hotel has beautiful exterior but the rooms are less. Each level has a communal area, a lovely sitting and nicely decorated

Breakfast is included served every morning from 7 to 9:30. A simple breakfast: eggs, bread, fresh fruit, juice, coffee or tea

The street of this hotel is a zona de restaurante ( restaurant zone of Candelaria). For dining is right next door plenty of choices. We have a two night stay of this hotel, the only worth of the price is the location. The historic center of Bogota is just a short walk. They also help you ring for a taxi, and hotel personnel were all very friendly and helpful
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Toonsarah says:
The public areas look nice in your photos - a shame the room wasn't so good. I hate to be too cold at night!
Posted on: Feb 21, 2018
vances says:
Sounds like a mix of good and bad. Appreciate an honest review!
Posted on: Feb 20, 2018
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Set in the heart of Bogota, the Ambar Hotel is within an short walk from Gold Museum.

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