Hotel De La Opera
Excellent standards without the big price tag
Our rating: Premium | Property style: Boutique Hotel
Located in the historic centre, La Candelaria, most of the city’s major sites, museums and architectural highlights are within walking distance. Housed in a colonial building, the hotel and surrounding area is full of history, close to where Simon Bolivar is said to have escaped an assassination attempt. Split over two buildings, part of the property’s colonial past is evident, with rooms encircling the Spanish-style courtyards. Views across the other red-tile-roofed, historic buildings of the area can be enjoyed from the upper floors. Inside the accommodation however, the 42 rooms move into the modern era with laminated flooring and contemporary, Italian-made, wood furniture. Rooms also feature high ceilings and some have private balconies. Facilities at this four-star hotel include a small gym and an indoor swimming pool and spa. Also boasting two restaurants and a bar, guests do not need to leave the hotel for dinner.
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