NH Collection Bogota Teleport Royal, Colombia
THE HOTEL: NH Collection Bogota Teleport Royal became the NH group's flagship property in Latin America following the acquisition of Hoteles Royal earlier this year and a top-to-toe refurbishment. It is located in the Colombian capital city's Teleport Business Park, where many multinational companies are based. It is also close to two of Bogotá's major shopping malls, the World Trade Centre and the colonialstyle architecture of Usaquén.
THE CHECKIN: Swift and courteous, and I was promptly unpacking in my newly refurbished guestroom.
THE ROOM: Generous in size and with elegant, contemporary and sophisticated furnishings, the room provided a cosy and tranquil base. A large work desk and comfortable chair made the room into a nearperfect remote office, with complimentary wifi included in all rooms. Large windows provide plenty of natural light and great views of Bogota and the surrounding mountains. All in all the room gave a wonderful first impression that continued to deliver. The bed was superb, with the most comfortable mattress, down pillows, high threadcount sheets and duvet. There was also a very welcome Nespresso machine whose coffee pods were replenished daily.
THE FACILITIES: There are 251 smoke-free guestrooms in total – request one with city views. The hotel has a good restaurant (El Bodegón), terrace bar and lobby bar, plus lounge areas, full-service spa, indoor pool, health club, 24-hour room service, business centre and inexpensive round-the-clock airport shuttle service. The second storey heated indoor pool and spa has sprawling views of the city. Meetings and events facilities comprise 14 rooms, the largest with capacity for up to 250 delegates. Generally throughout, the five-star amenities all live up to expectations.
THE VERDICT: It’s hard to imagine a better option when visiting Bogota. Facilities were superb and staff were the friendliest and most helpful imaginable. The ambience was lovely and the location is ideal for both business meetings and sightseeing.
THE DETAILS: NH Collection Teleport Royal, Bogota, Calle 113 Number 7-65, Bogota, Colombia. Rates for a superior room start from US$119 per night (around £76) per night, including breakfast. see: www.nh-collection.com.
Reviewed by Martin Steady (2015)