Carrera 8,17-86Bogotá110321Colombia
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About Ambar

Recognisable by its colourful exterior and beautiful colonial architecture, Ambar offers a central location in historic La Candelaria. The hotel has a stunning atrium-like dining area and rooms with Juliet balconies.

Elegantly decorated, the rooms feature contemporary art and wooden floors. In addition to free Wi-Fi, the rooms include a small writing desk and satellite TV.

For convenience, guests will find computer stations in the lobby. Meeting facilities are available upon request. In addition, the front desk personnel can arrange an airport shuttle and laundry services.

A menu of typical Columbian breakfast items is offered complimentarily each morning. For later dining, guests may visit Punta y Cafe for casual local dishes, or next-door Lei King Restaurant for Asian cuisine.

Ambar is a five-minute walk from the Gold Museum, known for its stunning displays of historic gold artefacts and Columbian history exhibits. The ex-residence of Simon Bolivar, Museum Quinta Bolivar, is ten minutes away by bus.


Carrera 8,17-86, Bogotá, 110321, Colombia
Telephone: +57(1)7443032 | Official Homepage

Top amenities

  • Free WiFi in lobby
  • Free WiFi in rooms
  • Pool
  • Spa
  • Parking
  • Pets
  • A/C
  • Restaurant
  • Hotel bar
  • Gym

All amenities

Hotel facilities

  • 24-hour reception
  • Airport shuttle
  • Computer with internet
  • Free WiFi in lobby
  • Laundry service
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Restaurant
  • Terrace

Room facilities

  • Bathroom with shower
  • Cable TV
  • Free WiFi in rooms
  • Hairdryer
  • Internet
  • Room safe
  • Telephone
  • Television
  • WiFi in rooms

Arrival / Departure

  • Check-in: 13:00
  • Check-out: 15:00

Positive Reviews

Centrally situated

Guests like this hotel because it is centrally located near the historic areas and all the iconic must-sees. The city's famous museums, including the Gold Museum, are often within walking distance of the hotel. Guests mention that its generally easy to get around on foot from here. One of the aspects visitors like about the neighbourhood is that it has a lot of shops and plenty of dining options.

Cosy and comfortable

Overall, the rooms here are highly rated and considered an decent value-for-money type of accommodation. Guests describe the rooms as aesthetically pleasing. It's the perfect accommodation option for the minimalist traveller.

Happy to help

Even despite the occasional language barrier, the staff here are always ready to accommodate. Guests appreciate their helpful advice and directions to sights. The staff at this hotel are generally described as friendly.

Negative Reviews

Not so nice at night

Although guests like the central location of the neighbourhood, visitors warn that the area can seem a bit sketchy at night. No travellers report any trouble but most do encourage exercising street smarts when walking at night.

Mediocre morning meal

The breakfast receives a lot of complaints. Many guests find the selection very limited and unsatisfying. Others are irritated with the slowness of the serving staff, especially when the hotel gets busy. Guests prefer a self-serve breakfast option. Guests also find the breakfast serving hours a bit limited.

Lack of hot water

Among various maintenance issues, guests often report episodes of no hot water during their stay. Some unfortunate travellers encountered no hot water at all. This seems to be an ongoing issue at this property.

Rating Overview

Rating trivago Rating Index based on 93 reviews across the web
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7.2 out of 10 based on 93 reviews