In the heart of La Candelaria, Bogotá’s historic centre, nestled between colourful houses, handsome churches, art galleries, and narrow cobbled streets, sits a beautifully restored colonial mansion, that today, offers one of the city’s most elegant stays. Hotel de la Opera was once home to independence hero Simon Bolívar and, in many ways, it feels fit for leaders in politics, history, culture, and the arts.
The elegant façades of the two adjoining buildings offer a first impression that carries through the classic Colombian interiors. Tiled walkways overlook lush courtyards. Elegant balconies hover above the city streets. Antique art lines the walls. A stay at Hotel de la Opera transports you back in time.
Thanks to varied architecture that spans three centuries, the 42 rooms of the hotel satisfy every taste. There are historic rooms, bursting with bold colour surrounding the courtyards like a crown. There are Deco rooms, perched on the top floor, offering stunning views of the Plaza, the Cathedral domes, and the mountain of Monserrate.
Peer down at the vibrant streets of the city. Indulge in a delicious meal at one of the hotel’s restaurants, serving gourmet cuisine. Luxuriate in a Turkish bath at the spa. Or head out and explore the city’s biggest attractions, all within easy reach. Hotel de la Opera offers history, elegance, and comfort wrapped up into one.
Hotel De La Opera Information
- Location & Getting There:
Hotel de la Opera sits at the heart of the historic La Candelaria, next to the city’s spectacular Teatro Colon and just one block from the Plaza de Bolivar, Bogotá’s impressive central square. The hotel is a 20-minute drive from El Dorado International Airport.
The Hotel de la Opera has 42 rooms decorated with fine Italian furniture, colourful tapestries, a variety of entertainment options, and all the comforts of the best luxury boutique hotels. Thanks to the site’s varied architecture that spans three centuries of style and design, there are rooms to satisfy every taste.
In the historic buildings just in front of the San Carlos Palace, 27 rooms are graced with bold yellow walls, oversize wood armoires, and arched entrances that surround the courtyards like a crown. The remainder of the guest suites are outfitted in Deco style and located on the top floor of the building, the highest point in the neighbourhood. Decorated with custom furniture, they offer stunning views of the Plaza de Bolivar, the domes of the Cathedral, and the mountain of Monserrate.
Occupying a prime position in the centre of La Candelaria, the Hotel de la Opera is superbly situated for exploring Bogotá's historic centre. Wander cobblestone streets under picturesque balconies, past countless buildings dating back to colonial and republican times. Roam narrow lanes where life passes at a languid pace. Admire the façades of the Palacio San Carlos or the Museum of Colonial Art. Take a short walk to the Botero Museum and to the Plaza de Bolivar. Bask in the glow of treasure at the Museo del Oro, with more than 55,000 gold pieces on display. And when evening falls and the city lights are aglow, return to the hotel and relax at the restaurant, in the hot tub, or at the spa.
Children are welcome guests at Hotel de la Opera. Babysitting can be arranged upon request.