In the past, few of Colombia's hotels catered to luxury leisure travelers because there weren't all that many of them to serve. Most of the top 5-star hotels were for international business travelers and domestic tourists, not to mention the occasional narco-king who needed one floor for the entourage.
As the safety situation improved dramatically and Colombian tourism began to pick up, developers started to feel much better about investing in new hotels and renovating existing ones to take them up a notch. So the last few years have witnessed an improvement in some buildings with a lot of history and the birth of a few interesting upscale boutique hotels. Tourism is now picking up dramatically in Colombia and dozens of new hotels are opening each year. We'll continue to add reviews of the very best luxury hotels and resorts in Colombia.
For now most of the luxury hotel action is in Cartagena, where tourism was strong even when the rest of the country was a pariah state. For now there aren't a lot of high-end beach resorts, but that is sure to change quickly in a country where the beaches are on both the Caribbean and the Pacific.
This is an exciting time to travel to Colombia—in a good way—and we hope to discover more great luxury hotels to review in the coming years.
104 Art Suites — Bogota, Colombia
Casa Medina — Bogota, Colombia
Hotel La Opera — Bogota, Colombia
JW Marriott Bogota Hotel — Bogota, Colombia
Hotel Spiwak Chipichape — Cali, Colombia
Casa San Agustin — Cartagena, Colombia
Casa Boutique Veranera — Cartagena, Colombia
Hotel Boutique Anandá — Cartagena, Colombia
Hotel Sofitel Santa Clara — Cartagena, Colombia
La Pasion Hotel — Cartagena, Colombia
Tcherassi Hotel + Spa — Cartagena, Colombia
Coffee Triangle Region
Sazagua Hotel — Pereira, Colombia
Santa Marta Region
Hotel Playa Koralia — Near Santa Marta, Colombia