Best Luxury Hotels in Colombia (2021): Our Stunning Selection

Best Luxury Hotels in Colombia (2021): Our Stunning Selection

After 1 year of traveling in the country to meet reliable partners, I realized there were many luxury hotels in Colombia.

It’s excellent news, especially if you want to plan an epic honeymoon journey or an unforgettable bachelor(ette) adventure with your friends.

However, we don’t mix apple and pears.

I believe the surroundings, atmosphere, and quality of the services offered are all equally important.

It’s the reason why I refuse to include all the Mariott, Hiltons, and other famous Colombia resorts. I don’t like being a random room number, surrounded by other pinky numbers.

I prefer cute boutique hotels, secluded eco-lodges, and emblematic hotels. Therefore, I’m not just considering 5-stars hotel – almost inexistent in Colombia – for this article.

We have visited 14 of the 16 luxury Colombia hotels listed in this post, and we’re working with the majority of them when creating Colombia itineraries.

Best luxury hotels in Colombia: Quick answers

In case you’ve got a tea time appointment with the Queen.

Here the list of our favorite luxury hotels in Colombia:

Luxury hotels in Cartagena

Isla de Cartagena - Isla Grande

Cartagena is a beautiful colonial city with colorful and flowery alleys. It’s also super easy to get there from the United States.

If you include Cartagena in your Colombia itinerary, it’s because you want to spend a dreamy time with your loved one – if you’re looking for good parties, Bogota and Medellin are a lot better. Therefore, I suggest staying in the old city center. You can’t find a more romantic city in Colombia.

For the ones who want to bury their toes in the white-sand, the Rosario Islands are nearby. The scenery is incredible, but it can be crowded and most of the accommodations are overrated. Fortunately, I know one secret gem.

Find our selection of the best luxury hotels in Colombia for Cartagena.

Cartagena travel guide

Free online guide on Cartagena to access, in a few clicks, all the practical information to visit it.

#1 TownHouse, the hotel for trendy partygoers

Townhouse best luxury hotels Colombia Cartagena

Our rating for Townhouse (+)

Townhouse’s strong point: The well-equipped rooftop with a great view of the old city center. The place is famous for hosting many social events and trendy parties.

  • Surroundings: 8.5/10 | Cartagena old center’ roofs
  • Uniqueness: 7.5/10 | local artists
  • Comfort: 9/10
  • Price: From 180 $

Townhouse is the perfect place for travelers who wants a fun stay while visiting Cartagena. There is a cool atmosphere flowing from the pieces of art on the walls and each of the 11 bedrooms is unique. To tell you the truth, if you’re older and want to sleep at 8 pm, don’t pick this luxury boutique hotel in Cartagena. The music would keep you awake. Their motto is “fancy doesn’t have to be boring”.

#2 Casa San Agustin: The Cartagena’s Rolls-Royce

Casa San Agustin Best place to stay luxury hotel Cartagena

Our rating for C. San Agustin (+)

Casa San Agustin’s strongpoint: The staff is perfectly trained and knows how to please the guests. Also, the beauty of the building is mind-blowing.

  • Surroundings: 8.5/10 | Cartagena old center’ roofs
  • Uniqueness: 9/10 | Stunning colonial building
  • Comfort: 10/10 | Top-notch services and staff
  • Price: From 530 $

In terms of convenience & personalized services, it will be complicated to find better. This quite large boutique hotel – 31 bedrooms – is situated in a splendid colonial house. There are many pleasant common areas – library, rooftop, pool,- where you can relax if you want to hide from your stepmother. If you’re a romantic old school person, then the luxury hotel Casa San Agustin is for you.

#3 Carolina island: Best Luxury hotel in the Rosario islands

Coralina islands Best luxury hotel in Rosario Islands

Our rating for Carolina island (+)

Carolina island’s strongpoint: Its location in the Rosario Islands. The resort is split into two parts, and the Westside is for guests only. It’s a genuine little gem.

  • Surroundings: 10/10 | Paradise islands
  • Uniqueness: 9/10 | The only human on earth
  • Comfort: 8/10
  • Price: From 260$ | Full board

The luxury hotel Carolina island is situated in Isla Marina – a few meters away from Isla Grande. And, it’s great news as tourists often invade Isla Grande. Carolina island is a small resort – 9 rooms – surrounded by crystalline-blue water and mangrove in the Rosario Islands at 1 h boat ride from Cartagena. Let the hectic days within the walled city, and come here to relax a couple of days. There is everything you need to be happy. Say hi to the private chef for me, would you?

San Bernardo Islands

Isla Tintipan beach

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If you’re looking for paradise islands less-known than the Rosario islands, then you should head to the San Bernado islands.

Because it’s far from everything – 2h boat ride from Cartagena -, the value for money isn’t at its best, but the setting is 100% worth it.

Choose your accommodation with care as 95% of the islands are private and you will spend most of your time in your hotel. Don’t worry; Our favorite boutique hotels offer the best services and food on the islands.

Find our selection of the best luxury hotels in Colombia for the San Bernardo Islands.

San Bernardo travel guide

Free online guide on San Bernardo to access, in a few clicks, all the practical information to visit this archipelago.

#4 Punta Faro: The top-notch luxury hotel on Isla Mucura

Luxury Eco Resort hotel Punta Faro Isla Mucura

Our rating for Punta Faro (+)

Punta Faro’s strongpoint: The privacy on the best part of the island.

  • Surroundings: 9/10 | Paradise island
  • Uniqueness: 8/10
  • Comfort: 9/10
  • Price: From 317 $ | Min. 2 nights. Full board

Punta Faro is an old luxury hotel that has privatized the best part of the Mucura island. You’ve got everything on the spot to be happy. The amazing staff is always willing to help, but never pushy. The rhythm of the day is at your convenience. Lay back on the beach all day, or book one of the many activities offered by the upscale hotel Punta Faro – plankton tour, paddle, snorkeling, diving, boat trip. Also, the food is delicious.

#5 Sal Si Puedes: Luxury hotel on Isla Tintipan

Sal Si Puedes Luxury hotels Colombia Isla Tintipan

Our rating for Sal si Puedes (+)

Sal Si Puedes’s strongpoint: Beautiful paradise island

  • Surroundings: 10/10 | Paradise island
  • Uniqueness: 8/10
  • Comfort: 7.5/10
  • Price: From 250$ |Min. 2 nights

Between us, Isla Tintipan is even better than Isla Mucura. The only hitch is that you can be a bit bothered by the music when daytrippers come around on the weekend. On Isla Tintipan, there is only 1 upscale option: the hotel Sal Si Puedes. Don’t expect the facilities of a 5-stars hotel, but the setting worth hundreds of Hilton hotels. We fell in love with the Deluxe room. Guests wake up with the feet in the ocean, and there is a secret wood pier through the mangrove at the back.

Isla Providencia

View Crab Cay Providencia

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Providencia is my favorite Colombian island. However, it’s a bit complicated to get there as you must arrive in San Andres first then take another 15 min flight. Thanks to the efforts of its inhabitants, Providencia has kept its magic soul, and you won’t find any resorts there.

Some hotels work with Decameron, but the value for money isn’t outstanding.

Providencia travel guide

Free online guide on Providencia to access, in a few clicks, all the practical information to visit this Colombian island.

#6 Deep Blue: Luxury hotel in front of the sea of seven colors

Deep blue best luxury hotels Colombia Providencia

Our rating for Deep Blue (+)

Deep Blue’s strongpoint: The view is incredible, especially at sunset. Go to the hotel’s pier and order a delicious cocktail while falling in love with the last sun’s breath of the day.

  • Surroundings: 10/10 | Paradise island
  • Uniqueness: 9/10 | The only human on earth
  • Comfort: 9/10
  • Price: From 300 $

Deep blue is expensive, but it’s the price to pay when you’re isolated on a paradise island. And you won’t be disappointed! The different rooms are scattered on a small hill so all the guests can have an incredible view of the ocean and Crab Cay. Rent a golf car and explore the different secluded beaches of Providencia, or ask the staff to book you one of the activities of the hotel.

Nearby Tayrona Park

Beach Tayrona

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Many travelers go to Tayrona without realizing there are some sumptuous hotels a few kilometers away from the Zaino entrance, between Playa Naranjo and Buritaca. On this endless beach, between palm trees and beach towns, every traveler will find something he likes. It’s peaceful and mesmerizing. However, be careful with the current. It’s quite strong over there.

Don’t stay overnight in Santa Marta if you aim to visit the Tayrona park and rest a few days on the beach. Take a bus or private transport and head to Naranjos Beach and Buritaca. There is only 1 road. You can’t be lost.

Tayrona travel guide

Free online guide on Tayrona to access, in a few clicks, all the practical information to visit this Colombian national park.

#7 Gitana del Mar: A luxury place to explore the Sierra Nevada

Gitana-del-Mar-Luxury-hotel-Tayrona

Our rating for Gitana del Mar (+)

Gitana del Mar’s strong point: The well being in the hotel and the strategical location.

  • Surroundings: 8.5/10
  • Uniqueness: 8/10
  • Comfort: 9/10
  • Price: From 200 $ | Min. 2 nights. Full board

It was complicated to pick a favorite among the excellent hotels in the area, but we fell in love with Gitana del Mar. This upscale hotel aims to be a peaceful home where you can recharge your battery and disconnect from the world. In addition to the amazing tours and massage they offer, Gitana del Mar is always willing to help the indigenous communities and preserve the environment through its foundation.

Zona Cafetera

Valle de Cocora Salento

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The Zona Cafetera is one of my favorite regions in Colombia. There are majestic waterfalls, stunning colonial towns, and epic hikes in Los Nevados.

I love staying in little authentic villages like Filandia or Buenavista. All the restaurants and cafes are nearby, and I could spend hours on the main square, watching cowboys with their colorful check shirts while drinking a good coffee.

However, if you’re looking for luxury experiences, you might be interested in staying in Pereira.

Let me give you my best luxury hotel in Colombia for the Zona Cafetera

Pereira travel guide

Free online guide on Pereira to access, in a few clicks, all the practical information to visit this Colombian city.

#8 Sazagua: luxury experiences and SPA

Sazagua boutique hotel in Colombia Pereira

Our rating for Sazagua (+)

Sazagua’s strongpoint: In addition to the fantastic facilities, they give you the possibility to book unforgettable experiences.

  • Surroundings: 8/10 | Beautiful garden
  • Uniqueness: 8.5/10
  • Comfort: 9/10
  • Price: From 85$!

Sazagua is a luxury hotel, outside of Pereira, that wants to offer the best travel experience to its clients. Through their services, you can taste tens of different fruits, visit a coffee farm, organize a romantic picnic in Valle de Cocora or get a unique massage experience. In the morning, colorful birds fly everywhere in the garden. It was such a peaceful moment when we were there!

The pacific coast

Best luxury hotels in Colombia

The pacific coast is wild and unknown. Therefore, it’s the ideal place if you want to escape the madness of modern life. Let your phone at home or throw it against a palm tree. You won’t need it there.

Because there is no road to get to the Pacific coast, it’s kind of complicated to build luxury boutique hotels. However, the setting is so unbelievable that you don’t care if there is no hot water (the weather is never cold anyway) or jacuzzi. Also, don’t complain if there is a spider or a bat. You’re in their house, not the other way around.

For me, the most magical part on the Pacific coast is the area around Nuqui.

Nuqui travel guide

Free online guide on Guachalito & Nuqui to access, in a few clicks, all the practical information to visit this region of Colombia.

#9 Morromico: Live like a wealthy Robinson Crusoe

MorroMico-Cabanas-Pacific-coast-hotel

Our rating for Morromico (+)

Morromico’s strongpoint: The perfect spot to embrace nature and relax.

  • Surroundings: 10/10
  • Uniqueness: 10/10
  • Comfort: 5.5/10 | Basic rooms
  • Price: From 200 USD | Full board. Min 2 nights

As I said below, don’t expect to stay in a luxury eco-lodge. On the Pacific coast, you pay for the location. Morromico is at a 1h boat ride from any other places on the Pacific coast. This eco-lodge is situated in a majestic bay made of black-sand and palm trees. The owners are super friendly, and they will take care of you from the beginning until the end of your stay.

San Agustin

Best luxury hotels in Colombia

Travelers go to San Agustin because of the UNESCO archeological sites. Book a horse riding or a jeep tour, and learn about this pre-Colombian era.

San Agustin travel guide

Free online guide on San Agustin to access, in a few clicks, all the practical information to visit this region of Colombia.

#10 Monasterio: Luxury hotel near the Archeological sites

Monasterio-San-Agustin

Our rating for Monasterio (+)

Monasterio’s strongpoint: Perfect location near some of the most famous archeological sites.

  • Surroundings: 8.5/10
  • Uniqueness: 8/10
  • Comfort: 9/10
  • Price: From 115 $

Monasterio is the only luxury hotel in San Agustin and its surroundings. Their flowery garden is quite sumptuous and offers an attractive setting for resting after a long day. Besides, the view of the landscape around is beautiful. We also love the successful mix of the old-school decoration with the vintage style of the building.

Villa de Leyva

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I met so many travelers who just want to organize a day trip to Villa de Leyva from Bogota. It’s foolish.

Take the time to appreciate this authentic colonial town. Stroll among the cobblestone streets, buy a mouth-watering chocolate bread and eat in delicious restaurants. For me, Villa de Leyva is the perfect romantic stop to add in a Colombia itinerary.

Find our selection of the best luxury hotels in Colombia for Villa de Leya.

Villa de Leyva travel guide

Free online guide on Villa de Leyva to access, in a few clicks, all the practical information to visit this Colombian colonial town.

#11 Casa Terra: a peaceful oasis in the center

Casa Tierra Hotel Boutique Villa de Leyva

Our rating for Casa Terra (+)

Casa Terra’s strongpoint: The owner takes the time to give you the best recommendations.

  • Outdoors: 8.5/10
  • Uniqueness: 8/10
  • Comfort: 9.5/10
  • Price: From 68$!

Casa Terra is the perfect example of a successful hotel boutique. The top-notch personalized advice, the homely atmosphere, and the comfy bedrooms. Everything is ideal for experiencing an enjoyable stay in Villa de Leyva.

Best luxury hotels in Bogota

View of Bogotá

Many travelers don’t like Bogota because they’re not prepared. Take an umbrella and a sweater and you will fix half of Bogota’s problems.

The 2nd significant issue is traffic. Bogota is enormous, and public transportations aren’t optimal for a city of 9 million inhabitants. You want to avoid long-distance by car. The easiest way is to avoid the rush hour -you’re on holiday for god’s sake – and pick your district wisely.

Yes, the street art in La Candelaria is lovely, but the neighborhood is pretty dead – and dodgy – at night. I prefer staying in Chapinero, especially in Quinta Camacho. It’s closer to the airport/bus terminal, and there are tons of delicious restaurants and trendy bars!

Find out the selection of our favorite luxury hotels in Colombia for Bogota.

Bogota travel guide

Free online guide on Bogota to access, in a few clicks, all the practical information to visit the Colombian Capital.

# 12 Casa Medina: The Rolling Stones stayed there

Casa Medina Luxury hotel bogota

Our rating for Casa Medina (+)

Casa Medina’s strongpoint: The professionalism of the staff and the building

  • Surroundings: 6/10 | You’re in Bogota
  • Uniqueness: 8.5/10 | Beautiful colonial house
  • Comfort: 10/10
  • Price: From 360$

Casa Medina is part of the Four Seasons chain, but it’s far from being a cold and impersonal establishment. The top-notch customer service makes you feel like if you’re Elvis Presley’s cousin. The elegant decorations and the designer furniture match perfectly. Casa Medina is the perfect example of an old building renovated with taste.

#13 Casa Legado: A hidden luxury home

Casa Legado luxury hotels in Colombia Bogota

Our rating for Casa Legado (+)

Casa Legado’s strongpoint: The personalized customer service and the homely atmosphere.

  • Surroundings: 6/10 | You’re in Bogota
  • Uniqueness: 8/10
  • Comfort: 10/10
  • Price: from 260$

When traveling, you sometimes miss the comfort of your own home. It’s pleasant to have everything within arm’s reach, take a cold fresh juice in the fridge, hang out naked while eating ice-creamCasa Legado does its best to make you comfortable in a homely atmosphere. Bedrooms are spacious and comfy, foods and beverages are always available for free in the kitchen, you can also cook if you want. In short, you will never miss home again.

Best luxury hotels in Medellin

Travelers love Medellin because of its friendly Paisas and wild parties. Even if I prefer staying in Laureles, there is no luxury hotel there.

Therefore, I decided to pick both hotels in the well-known Poblado district. It’s a strategical place if you want to party hard, but there is also a quiet area if you wish to relax and enjoy the cultural side of Medellin.

Find out our selection of the best luxury hotels in Colombia for Medellin.

Medellin travel guide

Free online guide on Medellin to access, in a few clicks, all the practical information to visit this exciting Colombian city.

#14 The Charlee: The most famous upscale hotel in Medellin

The Charlee Best luxury hotels in Medellin

Our rating for The Charlee (+)

The Charlee’s strongpoint: The stunning rooftop with restaurant and trendy parties.

  • Surroundings: 7/10 |Good location for partying
  • Uniqueness: 8.5/10 | Fantastic building
  • Comfort: 9/10
  • Price: From 190$

The Charlee is an iconic luxury hotel in Medellin. Located on Parque Lleras, it’s the perfect spot to go clubbing in Poblado. The Charlee offers the ideal combo to experience an unforgettable stay: delicious meals, 3 floors for the Gym only, private kitchen and jacuzzi in the best rooms, a rooftop on the 17th floor of the hotel that hosts epic parties. Let’s the party begin.

#15 Patio del Mundo: A secret oasis in Poblado

Patio del Mundo luxury hotels in Medellin

Our rating for P. del Mundo (+)

Patio del Mundo’s strongpoint: There is a beautiful garden with lots of plants, trees, and a jacuzzi! You don’t have the impression to be in Medellin.

  • Surroundings: 7.5/10 | Beautiful garden
  • Uniqueness: 7.5/10
  • Comfort: 9/10
  • Price: From 130 $

If partying is not your thing, I still have another excellent option for you. Patio del Mundo is located uphill, in the fanciest Poblado area. This little boutique hotel – only 7 rooms – is close to the best restaurants and trendy bar, and still, you won’t be bothered by the music at night. The French owners are super cute and will give you the best advice to enjoy the city.

Amazon Rainforest

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If you’re looking for a unique experience, then traveling to the Amazon is an excellent choice.

And, to maximize this once in a lifetime experience, you must go deeper into the jungle, where there are more Ents – walking trees in the Lord of the Rings – than human beings.

Don’t hope for a luxury comfort in this part of the world. However, the memories will stay forever, especially when you’re face to face with a tarantula in the toilet.

Find out my favorite luxury hotels in Colombia for the Amazon.

Amazon travel guide

Free online guide on the Amazon to access, in a few clicks, all the practical information to visit this Colombian region.

#16 Palmari: A natural reserve with fantastic activities

Palmari Amazon

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Palmari’s strong point: All the activities are included in the price, and you decide day to day what you’d like to do.

  • Surroundings: 10/10 | Amazon rain forest
  • Uniqueness: 10/10
  • Comfort: 5/10 | Basic
  • Price/Night/2pers: From 360 $ | Full board + activities + transport included – Min 3 nights

Palmari takes care of everything as soon as you arrive in Leticia. This natural reserve, at a 2h30 boat ride from the closest town, is a magical and wild place. Upon arrival, you get an assigned local guide, and you plan your days with him as you want: Kayak, multi-day trip in the jungle, traditional fishing, cultural workshop, ecological walk,… Everything is included and available. The comfort is quite basic, but it’s hard to do better when you’re in the middle of nowhere.

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