Colombia has been on my list for years and I finally was able to make the trip earlier this year. We decided to split our time between Cartagena and Bogotá. Ever since learning about the Four Seasons Casa Medina, I knew I wanted to stay there as I heard great things about the property. Located in a historic building, the hotel merges old world and modern design, reflective of the city of Bogotá. Our experience was beyond what we expected.
Four Seasons Casa Medina is located in the eastern city limits of Bogotá in the upscale neighborhood of Zona G (gastronomic zone). Although there are several other hotels nearby, it does not feel touristy. The streets behind the property are filled with modern homes, cozy cafes, and plenty of restaurants to choose from. Upon arrival, our front desk gave us suggestions for dinner. I was thrilled when I found out that Gaston Acurio’s Astrid y Gastón was located just a block away from the hotel. We had a fantastic dinner there our first night in Bogota. The location is quite accessible with short taxi rides to popular spots in Bogotá such as La Candelaria and Cerro de Monserrate.
The service at Four Seasons Casa Medina is unparalleled. I let them know ahead of time that we were traveling with a baby. When we got to our room, we were moved by the detail of the baby’s crib with beautiful bunny print sheets, baby toiletries and a teddy bear. This service is complimentary to all guests traveling with children. Our concierge also asked us if we needed any additional assistance for milk and food storage. It’s always great to see how a hotel goes above and beyond, especially when traveling with a baby. Besides how they treated our family, we were impressed on how attentive the staff was and how everybody addressed us by our names.
We stayed at a Grand Premier room. A gorgeously spacious room, it merges the classic with the functional. The touches are dark and woodsy, in tune with the colonial décor of the property. The room has a large luxurious couch that we loved to sit on in the morning and have a cafesito. The only point for improvement would be the lack of bathtub in this particular room. I was craving a soak after a long day of sightseeing.
We had breakfast at Castanyoles, the Spanish restaurant at Four Seasons Casa Medina. First of all, even if you’re not staying at the hotel, I suggest you stop by Castanyoles for a coffee or a meal, the space is stunning! The room is light and airy, lined with green vertical gardens. There, we had fresh Colombian fruit such as papaya, pineapple, and dragonfruit. All paired with a cafesito, of course!
Four Seasons Casa Medina: The Verdict
If you’re looking for a luxurious experience with unparalleled service, Four Seasons Casa Medina is the place for you. From the stunning architecture to the friendly service, it’s a hotel experience we will not forget.