Hotel de la Opera
Hotel de La Opera lies at the heart of the historic La Candelaria old quarter of Bogota, home to colorful colonial houses, beautiful churches, art galleries, characterful restaurants and narrow cobbled walkways.
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
Enjoy the wonderful indoor pool and spa after a long day's sightseeing.Scott Dunn team
Make sure to eat at the La Scala Restaurant, in the beautiful courtyard of the resorted mansion, and try Colombia's national dish - Ajiaco, a delicious and hearty chicken and potato soup that will restore you after a long morning of site seeing. It's one of the best in the city!Sonia Bungaroo
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, specializing 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.
Location & Directions
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.
When to go
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.