Hotel de la Opera
Bogota, Bogota & surrounds, Colombia
At a Glance
Surrounded by cobbled streets and with views out over the church spires and tiled roofs of the historic Candelaria district
The Thermae spa features a Jacuzzi, Turkish bath and a gym
Hotel de la Opera is a colonial gem and packed with character
Beautifully restored colonial mansion with elegant guest rooms in a classic style
Very centrally located to many of the highlights in the Candelaria
Best time to Visit
Good time to visit
Average time to visit
Bogota is 8800ft above sea level and therefore the temperature is never too high, although it does receive a lot of rainfall. The best time to visit Bogota is probably during the driest weather (December till March), however, completely good or bad weather is unpredictable. These months receive moderate tourist crowd.
The peak tourist season in Bogota is July and August due to its famous Bogota Carnival (August 5th & 6th). The average high temperature during this time is 19C.
The wet season in Bogota envelops the months of April, May, June and July. Although it can rain any time of the year these months receive the highest amount of rainfall.
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Hotel de La Opera lies at the heart of the historic La Candelaria old quarter of Bogota, home to colourful colonial houses, beautiful churches, art galleries, characterful restaurants and narrow cobbled walkways.
Comprising two adjoining historic buildings with elegant facades, Hotel de la Opera was once home to independence hero Simon Bolívar. With elegant balconies, classical décor, tiled walkways overlooking courtyards and lined with antique art pieces, a stay at Hotel de la Opera takes you back in time to the colonial and republican eras.
Many of the 30 guest rooms and suites afford fabulous views overlooking La Candelaria’s terracotta rooftops and cathedral. There is a piano-bar, and two restaurants serving both local and international cuisine and a luxury Thermae spa with indoor heated pool, Jacuzzi and Turkish baths.
Hotel de la Opera has an ideal location at the heart of Bogota's historic La Candelaria district, right next to the city’s spectacular Teatro Colon and just one block from the impressive central square, the Plaza de Bolivar. It is also within easy reach of other major attractions including the Botero Museum, the famous Gold Museum and the picturesque La Casa del Florero.
There are 29 rooms and Junior Suites at Hotel de la Opera. These are designed in a simple yet elegant style. All feature cable television and Wi-Fi. Some have balconies overlooking the street.
Children are welcome to come and stay at Hotel de la Opera although there are no formal children's facilities other than cots, additional beds and babysitting, which can all be arranged on request.
Hotel de la Opera has two restaurants; El Mirador, specialising in Italian and Colombian cuisine and with unrivalled views over the roofs and belltowers of Bogota's historic quarter and La Scala, serving Mediterranean cuisine. There is also a bar and a spa set on two floors, with a heated glass tiled pool, jacuzzi, sauna, Turkish baths and massage zone.
The Hotel de la Opera is superbly situated for exploring Bogota's historical La Candelaria district, with its cobblestone streets, picturesque balconies and countless beautiful buildings dating back to the colonial and republican times. From the hotel it is just a short walk to the Botero museum and to Bogota's main square, the Plaza de Bolivar, flanked by the cathedral on one side. The Gold Museum is also within easy reach.
Sonia Bungaroo (Staff)
Right in the heart of the Candelaria, this quaint converted mansion serves as a great base for those who want to explore the historical side of the city at a relaxed pace. Packed full of character and with an friendly staff team, it's a great little gem for anyone looking for a very boutique experience in the Capital.
The top spot to stay in La Candelaria, De La Opera is on a lovely cobblestone street adjacent to the Teatro Colon. Enjoy live-music shows on Friday and Saturday nights, as well as complimentary use of the pool, Jacuzzi, and sauna. The hotel is two restored colonial homes, and the results are impressive. The restorations give the buildings their original, colonial glory. All guest rooms are decorated Italian style. The spacious, beautifully decorated suites are well worth a splurge. The terrace restaurant, El Mirador, offers great views of La Candelaria, as do most of the hotel's rooms.
A Day in Colombia’s Capital, Bogota
Bogota is one of the largest cities in Latin America and with over 20 districts you could be forgiven with not knowing where to start your tour. Take in the panoramic vista of Bogota from Cerro de Montserrate to La Candelaria.
Bogotá Graffiti Bike Tour
Immerse yourself in Bogota's many colourful graffiti murals, centred around the district known as La Candelaria. Seen as an expression by the city's inhabitants of their social and political attitudes, the vibrant colours make a fascinating scene.
Gardens of Pijao Experience
Enjoy a cultural tour to Pijao, one of the first Slow Cities in Latin America. Learn about the local history, as well as engaging with the locals of the town, with this exclusive experience that has guest meeting local families.
Hot Air Balloon Over Colombia's Coffee Region
Start the day in the best possible way with a cup of locally produced coffee, before soaring over Colombia's coffee region in a hot air balloon. Enjoy breathtaking views of the lush surrounding valleys.
Private guided tour to the salt cathedral of Zipaquira
Explore the fascinating salt cathedral of Zipaquira on this half day private tour. Accompanied by your guide, head underground following a series of tunnels to explore the impressive construction of this unique cathedral, still used today to worship.
Bogota, San Agustin, Villa de Lleyva, Barichara & Cartagena
from £3500 pp inc flights & transfers for 11 nights
- Whizz around the bustling capital city by bike, taking in the colonial architecture and sites of Bogota
- Fly south to the less-travelled southwestern corner of the country and the laid-back town of San Agustin
- Immerse yourself in the pre-Columbian archaeological sites that remain shrouded in mystery
Location & directions
Bogota, Bogota & surrounds, Colombia
The Hotel de la Opera is located right next to the Palacio de Narino and the imposing Plaza de Bolivar, on pedestrianized Calle 10 in Bogota's downtown colonial Candelaria district.
How to get there
14-hour international flight to El Dorado International Airport Bogota, followed by a short car transfer.
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