In the past, there were not a lot of luxury hotels in Colombia to choose from, very few that catered to upscale 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.
Times have changed dramatically over the past decade and a lot more tourists have discovered Colombia as a great place for an extended vacation or a short-hop holiday. In the past decade we've seen conversions of historic buildings into luxury boutique hotels and new builds from high-end international chains. It's getting harder to keep up with all the new boutique hotel openings in Cartagena and throughout the country, dozens of new hotels and resorts are opening each year. We'll continue to add reviews of the very best of the best for travelers in Colombia looking for the most luxurious lodging.
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. Bogota is coming on strong, however. For now there are still only a few 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 the top of South America—in a good way—and we hope to feature more of the best luxury hotels in Colombia for our professional travel writers to review in the coming years.
Best Bogota Hotels
Cartagena Region Hotels and Resorts
Coffee Triangle Region Hotels
Hacienda Buenavista — Quimbaya
Sazagua Hotel — Pereira
Santa Marta Region
Hotel Playa Koralia — Near Santa Marta