• ✓ Book Now
  • ✓ FREE cancellation on most rooms
Photo of Colombia

Best Hotels in Colombia

View all Locations

About Colombia

All our Colombia collections:

Colombia has a diversity of landscape, climate and cultures which should make it one of the world's most popular travel destinations. The jungles, including swathes of the Amazon, rival the rawness of the world's least explored, and hide ancient temples and astounding ruins. Colombia's cities offer both the grace of their colonial heritage and the vibrancy of modern South America, rivalling the region's most colourful and culturally varied. The mountains are high - perfect for both trekkers and skiers - and these are some of the best places to stay in Colombia. The beaches wouldn't seem out of place in a Caribbean travel brochure, and there's whale watching, diving and surfing opportunities just off the coast. Basically Colombia is paradise.

The deterrent for most visitors has been the drugs and the violence, and this is changing, so take the opportunity to experience this paradise before it becomes too obvious!

Colombia's cooler climes are probably the easiest to visit. Medellin, Bogotá and Cali have the best infrastructure, and have experienced the most dramatic changes in the last decades, as far as safety is concerned. But beyond the practical, these towns have strong personalities and they're ripe for exploring. They also have dramatic snow-capped volcano and alpine lake views.

If you find the freshness of Bogota a bit nippy, drive for an hour down the mountains to where it's warmer. Lower still are the lush jungles, coffee plantations and the Reserva Natural Canon de Rio Clara. Just one of many beautiful Colombian reserves, the Rio Clara Canyon, with its strange marble bed, is particularly spectacular. And this is a great spot for anyone who wants to get out into Colombia's great outdoors and do some hiking or kayaking.

The coastline is tropical - almost right on the equator, and things are naturally more languid and happen at their own pace. Beautiful Cartagena is probably the country's best known destination and it remains one of the best places to stay in Colombia. Once an important and wealthy port on the gold and silver trade routes, Cartagena was made glorious, and well fortified, and it is the fairytale remnants of this which have qualified it for Heritage Listing.

Medellin is today one of the safest cities in Latin America, a very far cry from what you might have heard about it. Surrounded by spectacular rugged peaks and blessed with a pleasant climate all year, this is a fun city to be in.

    Saying that, for many people Cali might be even more fun. Lower down the slopes, Cali is a lot warmer, more tropical, and a lot more fond of salsa music and dancing. In Cali it's considered reasonable to want to dance until dawn every night of the week - perhaps one of the best places to stay in Colombia for an inpromptu party!

      If you're looking for Colombia's colonial charm, Barichara is for you, a magical place which feels suspended beautifully in time (about 300 years ago when the Spanish built it).

      Bogota

      Bogotá is quickly modernising, and parts of the city seem frantic with activity, but you can still find pockets of calm, and the historic area round the centre of town is packed with churches, squares, museums - including the famous Gold Museum, galleries, cafes and plenty of charm. This is also one of Latin America's most 'intellectual' cities.

      • B.O.G. Hotel is well situated close to all major attractions. Plus it offers a great restaurant and fabulous roof top terrace with bar which serves great cocktails!

      Cartagena

      Cartagena has never been the Colombia where danger is easily encountered. In Cartagena the most dangerous things are probably the horse drawn carriages which prance the narrow streets of the pristine Old Town. In fact while it feels like an exotic destination, Cartagena is also one of the best places to stay in Colombia if you want to relax - one of the top things to do here is stroll the sea wall of an evening, followed by some mojitos in a cafe/ bar and some people watching.

      • Right by Santo Domino Square, Casa Pestagua is a palace of a hotel, built for an 18th Century Count, and it's often referred to as 'the most beautiful house in Cartagena'.
      • The Sofitel Legend Santa Clara used to be a convent, but with four bars and the largest pool in the walled city it's anything but staid now.

        Still not sure which is the best place to stay in Colombia for you? Browse though our list of all the best places to stay in Colombia, or contact, one of our friendly gurus for advice.

        See all » 16 hotels in Cartagena

        • Hotel la Artilleria 23 rooms from $87

          Cartagena

          This hotel is centrally located in Cartagena de Indias. It features incredibly spacious and simple white rooms and even has its own rooftop pool as well as a terrace. Make the most out of the fabulous location to explore every inch of this historic city. A great value stay with very friendly staff.

          Sights nearby  -  Go explore Bolivar House, Santo Domingo Square or the city walls-all of which are just a short walk away
          Spa
          Swimming Pool  -  Indoor/outdoor
          Check prices
        • San Lazaro Art Lifestyle Hotel 36 rooms from $107

          Cartagena

          A chic contemporary hotel with located just outside the historical walled city. Cleanly designed rooms feature floor to ceiling windows, crisp white linen and large terraces. A rooftop pool is the perfect spot to sip a cocktail and a hip restaurant serves international and Caribbean fare. Fabulous.

          Local exploring  -  Well located within walking distance of many of the city's main attractions.
          City Style  -  A chic city pad with contemporary design and a trendy restaurant.
          Great walks  -  Take a wander around the picture perfect 'walled city'.
          Sights nearby  -  Located right opposite San Felipe de Barajas Castle.
          Check prices

        See all » 4 hotels in Bogota

        • Click Clack Hotel 60 rooms from $108

          Bogota (Bogotá)

          An achingly hip hotel with an enviably central location. Rooms boast spectacular views from the floor to ceiling windows and design is chic yet light hearted. Boasting a trendy cocktail bar and superb restaurant this property is a step above other uniform hotels in the city.

          City Style  -  An uber chic hotel complete with sleek bar and hip restaurant.
          Sights nearby  -  Take a tour to the famed Salt Cathedral.
          Designer  -  Uniquely designed interiors.
          Views  -  Great views from hotel
          Check prices
        • Hotel Movich Chico 97 75 rooms from $156

          Bogota

          A modern design hotel in a smart central neighbourhood. Chic rooms offering all the mod cons you'd expect and the bonus of a seventh floor roof terrace with view out to hills above city. The restuarant offers a wide choice of Colombian and international cuisine. Perfect for passing through Bogota.

          Great walks  -  Take a stroll down to Del Chico Park, this lovely green space will give you a breath of fresh air.
          Lively  -  Hip and happening.
          Designer  -  Uniquely designed interiors.
          Views  -  Great views from hotel
          Check prices

        See all » 3 hotels in Santa Marta

        • Casa Carolina 25 rooms from $89

          Santa Marta

          A boutique hotel boasting a quiet location in the historic centre and just a short walk from the beach. Characterful rooms feature exposed stone, beamed ceilings and brightly dressed beds. A fabulous spa will fulfil all pampering needs. The perfect jump off point to explore this wonderful region.

          Local exploring  -  Boasting a fabulous location next to San Francisco Monastery in Santa Marta's historic center.
          Diving  -  Take a scuba diving course at nearby Taganga.
          Swimming Pool  -  Outdoor pool.
          Full of character
          Check prices
        • Hotel Boutique Don Pepe 12 rooms from $175

          Santa Marta

          A luxury boutique hotel in the heart of Santa Marta. Well proportioned rooms are elegantly styled with exposed brick work, minimalist furniture and high ceilings. Unwind by the courtyard pool or over a massage in the fabulous spa. Just a short walk from the beach. Very chic.

          Local exploring  -  A well positioned hotel with easy access to both the beach and the commercial centre.
          Sights nearby  -  Visit the beautiful Cathderal of Santa Marta thought to be one the oldest cathedrals in South America.
          Romantic  -  Good for couples.
          Spa
          Check prices

        See all » 2 hotels in Pereira

        • Hacienda Castilla 9 rooms from $97

          Pereira (Plazuela)

          The colonial Hacienda Castilla is situated just outside Pereira. If offers unfussy, traditional accommodation whilst it also boasts an outdoor pool-perfect for a refreshing dip to escape the afternoon heat! Whether you want to head into town or enjoy the quiet ambiance, this is the place for you.

          Value chic  -  Traditional heritage accommodation with bags of style at a reasonable price.
          Sights nearby  -  Matecana Zoo is only a short distance away and has a huge amount of exotic animals-well worth a visit!
          Swimming Pool  -  Indoor/outdoor
          Check prices
        • Sazagua 10 rooms from $102

          Pereira (4 Urbanization Quimbayita)

          A gorgeous hacienda in the heart of Columbia's coffee growing region. Atmospheric interiors feature warm hues, beamed ceilings and antique furniture. Meals are served on an open veranda that runs the length of the property. A spoiling spa is pure indulgence. A stunning rural abode.

          Active Holiday  -  Whether horse riding or hiking is your preference there's plenty of activities in the area.
          Local exploring  -  Ideally located in the heart of Colombia's coffee region.
          Cooking classes  -  Take a class with the hotel chef and learn how to cook regional dishes alongside some wine sampling.
          Swimming Pool  -  Outdoor pool.
          Check prices

        See all » 2 hotels in Cali

        • Casa del Alferez 62 rooms from $91

          Cali

          A chic hotel well located in the heart of Cali. Elegant rooms feature polished wooden floors, sash windows, light hues and contemporary art. A hip terrace bar is the ideal start to an evening. Feast on exquisite fare in the fine-dining restaurant. The perfect base for exploring the city.

          City Style  -  A hip hotel complete with terrace bar close to the lively centre of Cali.
          Value chic  -  A great stylish stay at a great price
          Sailing  -  Take a river cruise, starting right from outside the hotel, and admire the city's architecture.
          Romantic  -  Good for couples.
          Recommended by  -  Small Luxury Hotels
          Check prices
        • Acqua Santa Lofts Hotel 6 rooms from $234

          Cali

          This hotel is located just south of Cali and features contemporary, designer lodges offering great views. Each loft enjoys its own area of green garden space and there's also a salt water pool. Head into town or instead relax with a spa treatment. An upmarket and incredibly classy place for a trip!

          Kayaking  -  Canoeing, slightly different.
          Views  -  Mountain and city views.
          Swimming Pool  -  Outdoor pool
          Spa
          Recommended by  -  Johansens
          Check prices

        See all » 2 hotels in Buritaca

        • Gitana Del Mar 6 rooms from $163

          Buritaca

          Find rustic chic style in this secluded spot wedged between the jungle and a white sandy beach. Charming bungalows are all bamboo, white washed walls and simple, yet refined, design. Dine on creative dishes in the palm thatched restaurant and limber up in the morning with a yoga class. Fabulous.

          Beach Life  -  Step out of your bungalow onto a tranquil white sandy beach.
          Diving  -  The hotel offers private diving excursions.
          Barefoot Luxury  -  For total relaxation.
          Seaside  -  Ideal for a seaside holiday.
          Check prices
        • Merecumbe Hotel 10 rooms from $200

          Buritaca

          A charming ocean front hotel comprising of chic cabanas. Secluded rooms feature thatched roofs, polished wooden floors and open air bathrooms. Feast on regional fare in the restaurant. Stroll down to the private beach or head out to explore one of the national parks. A chic beach option.

          Beach Life  -  Boasting its own private beach this is the perfect spot for unwinding by the sea.
          Active Holiday  -  Numerous water and land based activities to partake in.
          Great walks  -  Take a sunset stroll along the Bastidas Boardwalk.
          Seaside  -  Ideal for a seaside holiday.
          Check prices

        See all » 1 hotel in Anapoima

        • La Masia 14 rooms from $76

          Anapoima

          A chic farmhouse situated in tranquil gardens. Smart white washed rooms feature terracotta tiled floors, large french windows and crisp white linen. Feast on Spanish and Columbian delicacies in the open air restaurant. Unwind besides the stunning pool. The perfect spot for a relaxed rural escape.

          Country Escape  -  A contemporary farm house in picturesque surrounds. Perfect for restful stays.
          Secluded setting  -  For escaping.
          Check prices

        See all » 16 hotels in Cartagena

        • Hotel la Artilleria 23 rooms from $87

          Cartagena

          This hotel is centrally located in Cartagena de Indias. It features incredibly spacious and simple white rooms and even has its own rooftop pool as well as a terrace. Make the most out of the fabulous location to explore every inch of this historic city. A great value stay with very friendly staff.

          Sights nearby  -  Go explore Bolivar House, Santo Domingo Square or the city walls-all of which are just a short walk away
          Spa
          Swimming Pool  -  Indoor/outdoor
          Check prices
        • San Lazaro Art Lifestyle Hotel 36 rooms from $107

          Cartagena

          A chic contemporary hotel with located just outside the historical walled city. Cleanly designed rooms feature floor to ceiling windows, crisp white linen and large terraces. A rooftop pool is the perfect spot to sip a cocktail and a hip restaurant serves international and Caribbean fare. Fabulous.

          Local exploring  -  Well located within walking distance of many of the city's main attractions.
          City Style  -  A chic city pad with contemporary design and a trendy restaurant.
          Great walks  -  Take a wander around the picture perfect 'walled city'.
          Sights nearby  -  Located right opposite San Felipe de Barajas Castle.
          Check prices

        See all » 4 hotels in Bogota

        • Click Clack Hotel 60 rooms from $108

          Bogota (Bogotá)

          An achingly hip hotel with an enviably central location. Rooms boast spectacular views from the floor to ceiling windows and design is chic yet light hearted. Boasting a trendy cocktail bar and superb restaurant this property is a step above other uniform hotels in the city.

          City Style  -  An uber chic hotel complete with sleek bar and hip restaurant.
          Sights nearby  -  Take a tour to the famed Salt Cathedral.
          Designer  -  Uniquely designed interiors.
          Views  -  Great views from hotel
          Check prices
        • Hotel Movich Chico 97 75 rooms from $156

          Bogota

          A modern design hotel in a smart central neighbourhood. Chic rooms offering all the mod cons you'd expect and the bonus of a seventh floor roof terrace with view out to hills above city. The restuarant offers a wide choice of Colombian and international cuisine. Perfect for passing through Bogota.

          Great walks  -  Take a stroll down to Del Chico Park, this lovely green space will give you a breath of fresh air.
          Lively  -  Hip and happening.
          Designer  -  Uniquely designed interiors.
          Views  -  Great views from hotel
          Check prices

        See all » 3 hotels in Santa Marta

        • Casa Carolina 25 rooms from $89

          Santa Marta

          A boutique hotel boasting a quiet location in the historic centre and just a short walk from the beach. Characterful rooms feature exposed stone, beamed ceilings and brightly dressed beds. A fabulous spa will fulfil all pampering needs. The perfect jump off point to explore this wonderful region.

          Local exploring  -  Boasting a fabulous location next to San Francisco Monastery in Santa Marta's historic center.
          Diving  -  Take a scuba diving course at nearby Taganga.
          Swimming Pool  -  Outdoor pool.
          Full of character
          Check prices
        • Hotel Boutique Don Pepe 12 rooms from $175

          Santa Marta

          A luxury boutique hotel in the heart of Santa Marta. Well proportioned rooms are elegantly styled with exposed brick work, minimalist furniture and high ceilings. Unwind by the courtyard pool or over a massage in the fabulous spa. Just a short walk from the beach. Very chic.

          Local exploring  -  A well positioned hotel with easy access to both the beach and the commercial centre.
          Sights nearby  -  Visit the beautiful Cathderal of Santa Marta thought to be one the oldest cathedrals in South America.
          Romantic  -  Good for couples.
          Spa
          Check prices

        See all » 2 hotels in Pereira

        • Hacienda Castilla 9 rooms from $97

          Pereira (Plazuela)

          The colonial Hacienda Castilla is situated just outside Pereira. If offers unfussy, traditional accommodation whilst it also boasts an outdoor pool-perfect for a refreshing dip to escape the afternoon heat! Whether you want to head into town or enjoy the quiet ambiance, this is the place for you.

          Value chic  -  Traditional heritage accommodation with bags of style at a reasonable price.
          Sights nearby  -  Matecana Zoo is only a short distance away and has a huge amount of exotic animals-well worth a visit!
          Swimming Pool  -  Indoor/outdoor
          Check prices
        • Sazagua 10 rooms from $102

          Pereira (4 Urbanization Quimbayita)

          A gorgeous hacienda in the heart of Columbia's coffee growing region. Atmospheric interiors feature warm hues, beamed ceilings and antique furniture. Meals are served on an open veranda that runs the length of the property. A spoiling spa is pure indulgence. A stunning rural abode.

          Active Holiday  -  Whether horse riding or hiking is your preference there's plenty of activities in the area.
          Local exploring  -  Ideally located in the heart of Colombia's coffee region.
          Cooking classes  -  Take a class with the hotel chef and learn how to cook regional dishes alongside some wine sampling.
          Swimming Pool  -  Outdoor pool.
          Check prices

        See all » 2 hotels in Cali

        • Casa del Alferez 62 rooms from $91

          Cali

          A chic hotel well located in the heart of Cali. Elegant rooms feature polished wooden floors, sash windows, light hues and contemporary art. A hip terrace bar is the ideal start to an evening. Feast on exquisite fare in the fine-dining restaurant. The perfect base for exploring the city.

          City Style  -  A hip hotel complete with terrace bar close to the lively centre of Cali.
          Value chic  -  A great stylish stay at a great price
          Sailing  -  Take a river cruise, starting right from outside the hotel, and admire the city's architecture.
          Romantic  -  Good for couples.
          Recommended by  -  Small Luxury Hotels
          Check prices
        • Acqua Santa Lofts Hotel 6 rooms from $234

          Cali

          This hotel is located just south of Cali and features contemporary, designer lodges offering great views. Each loft enjoys its own area of green garden space and there's also a salt water pool. Head into town or instead relax with a spa treatment. An upmarket and incredibly classy place for a trip!

          Kayaking  -  Canoeing, slightly different.
          Views  -  Mountain and city views.
          Swimming Pool  -  Outdoor pool
          Spa
          Recommended by  -  Johansens
          Check prices

        See all » 2 hotels in Buritaca

        • Gitana Del Mar 6 rooms from $163

          Buritaca

          Find rustic chic style in this secluded spot wedged between the jungle and a white sandy beach. Charming bungalows are all bamboo, white washed walls and simple, yet refined, design. Dine on creative dishes in the palm thatched restaurant and limber up in the morning with a yoga class. Fabulous.

          Beach Life  -  Step out of your bungalow onto a tranquil white sandy beach.
          Diving  -  The hotel offers private diving excursions.
          Barefoot Luxury  -  For total relaxation.
          Seaside  -  Ideal for a seaside holiday.
          Check prices
        • Merecumbe Hotel 10 rooms from $200

          Buritaca

          A charming ocean front hotel comprising of chic cabanas. Secluded rooms feature thatched roofs, polished wooden floors and open air bathrooms. Feast on regional fare in the restaurant. Stroll down to the private beach or head out to explore one of the national parks. A chic beach option.

          Beach Life  -  Boasting its own private beach this is the perfect spot for unwinding by the sea.
          Active Holiday  -  Numerous water and land based activities to partake in.
          Great walks  -  Take a sunset stroll along the Bastidas Boardwalk.
          Seaside  -  Ideal for a seaside holiday.
          Check prices

        See all » 1 hotel in Anapoima

        • La Masia 14 rooms from $76

          Anapoima

          A chic farmhouse situated in tranquil gardens. Smart white washed rooms feature terracotta tiled floors, large french windows and crisp white linen. Feast on Spanish and Columbian delicacies in the open air restaurant. Unwind besides the stunning pool. The perfect spot for a relaxed rural escape.

          Country Escape  -  A contemporary farm house in picturesque surrounds. Perfect for restful stays.
          Secluded setting  -  For escaping.
          Check prices