The Artisan DC Hotel
The design of the classy, contemporary Artisan DC Hotel is inspired by urban chic and offers exemplary personal service.
This interesting property in a sophisticated area of modern Bogotá is a combination of contemporary urban chic and the professionalism and excellent service guaranteed by the Marriott Autograph brand. It reflects the Colombian capital’s current status as a dynamic, youthful up and coming city, and will appeal to anyone touching base with that vibe, but there’s no reason why any guest wouldn’t be delighted by the hotel’s originality and attractive décor.
The hotel is too big to be boutique, with two towers of guest rooms, but offers personal touches such as little gifts in your room and helpful information about the surrounding city amenities. Its innovative style is manifested in the generous use of brick and wood, while modern abstract art sits alongside retro-vintage ornaments such as tills and telephones; chandeliers are juxtaposed with steel railings. Guest rooms are flooded with light from the huge windows, which offer city views.
What our clients say
97% of our clients rated their experience with us as Excellent or Good.
Colombia was superb. A wonderful variety of scenery and cultures, and people trying their hardest to live normal lives and welcome visitors very genuinelyJK, Basingstoke
Highlight: The coffee country. The Colombian people.CB, St. albans
Loved it all!!
A trip with JLA is a trip with the local experts. They can respond quickly to challenges such as FCO advice not to visit an area and know the local people who can make the holiday really memorable. One other comment about Colombia - the people we encountered, of all ages, in the streets, shops, hotels etc were friendly, welcoming and the most polite I have met anywhere in the world!HR, Brentford
Highlight?: San Agustin statues for me, Cartagena for the kids.AGB, London
Highlights?: I cannot really think of anything that wasn't memorable. Perhaps my overriding memory is of the friendliness and helpfulness of the ordinary Colombians I encountered.DM, Nottingham
In terms of places, we liked Villa de Lleyva, Medellin and Cartagena and very much enjoyed Punta Faro but what struck us was the friendliness of the Colombian people that we met, their courtesy, good driving habits, lack of hassle etcAR, London
Highlights?: Salt cathedral at Zipaquira, Communa 13 in Medellin and the thermal springs in Purace NPDC, Tarporley
Our first visit (to Colombia) has stimulated a desire to return to experience more of this beautiful, friendly and welcoming countryGG, Banf
Colombia was superb. A wonderful variety of scenery and cultures, and people trying their hardest to live normal lives and welcome visitors very genuinely.JK, Basingstoke
San Agustin and Isnos were amazing expereinces: cultures I knew nothing about and memorable sites and monuments.DG, Sheffield
Zip lining and trek in Iquaque, Cartagena.OKNS,
Our favourite organised trip was probably Cocora Valley. Absolutely stunning and the trek was tough, but well worth it. Our guide knew a lot about the wildlife and flowers tooMB, Oxford
Colombia is a fascinating country with very friendly people. It is opening up to tourism, after years of conflict, and offers the prospect of an exciting, varied and economic holiday.JH, Chester
Highlights? La Mar and Andres carne de res restaurants in Bogota - both quite different but amazing; the salt cathedral; Villa de Layve (although it's a long way there and back for what's really a day); Guatape - stunning; Cartegena - a fantastic place to hang out, could have stayed another day or two; island - very relaxing, felt very empty even though full, could have done one more day.JS, Abingdon
When I told friends I was going to Colombia they immediately warned of guerrillas, drug barons and violence. This may have been true a few years ago, but Colombia felt safer to me than many other Latin American countries I've visited. It's a beautiful country with very warm, welcoming people.JB
The whole trip was really enjoyable, the amount of wildlife (turtles, crocodiles, armadillo, anteater, monkeys etc etc!) and scenery we saw met all expectations. All well organised and minor problems were resolved quickly.HT, Cardiff
Most Memorable Moment?: Impossible to pick one place/moment. A very varied and interesting few weeks. Cartagena was definitely a highlight.SJA, Malvern
It was a great trip, a nice balance of activity and free time and we felt we saw several different sides of Colombia.MJ, E14
From the trips arranged by JLA, we both found the Amazonas region wonderful. It was quite emotional seeing the Amazon River for the first time and floating around the tributaries, watching the birds and the monkeys. The fruits in Colombia were amazing and we enjoyed all the different juices. Another memorable part was the drive from Pereira to Medellin where you drive along the ridge with in places amazing views down into the valleys on both sides.MD, London
Our time in the South West (Huila and Cauca departments including the Tatacoa Desert, San Agustin, Popayan and Purace National Park) stood out. It was the most rewarding in terms of the landscape, the stunning variety of flora and crop plantations, and the incredibly friendly and polite people. The Tatacoa Desert, the mountains and gorges around San Agustin, and Purace National Park were all visually stunning. Having a wonderful guide (Milena Rodriguez) certainly helped.DE, Wilmslow
Thank you for providing this fantastic trip to a country where so many are still hesitant to travel to. Colombia is a diverse, beautiful, vibrant and amazing country to visit. I felt welcomed and safe at all times, Colombia’s people eagerly waiting to share their culture and country with those who care to visit.LH
it was all very good For me, Colombia stands out as No.1 (I hoped it would be, even before I set off, and it was)FD, Sandwich
Overall we had a wonderful holiday in Colombia and were very pleased we decided to visit this beautiful country. Colombia offers a huge variety of choice for travel, from the mainland to the islands and everywhere we went the Colombian people were extremely friendly and helpful. At no time did we feel in danger and safety for all visitors was obviously a priority for the Government.AW, Aylesbury
Enjoyed every aspect of our trip to Colombia. Fourteen years ago when we first visited the country we felt slightly on edge due to security situation. This time we experienced a very different feeling as we travelled around. Everyone we met seemed eager to show their country in a positive light and we sensed a population very proud of what their nation has to offer.JE, Sunbury On Thames
Highlight?: Difficult! As a general tourist, probably the Salt Cathedral, bur personally the return to Pereira after 42 years!JPM, London
Highlight?: The coffee region and Cartagena were both spectacular to visit. Mompos was lovely and worth making the effort to get to.IR, London
Highlight?: The local knowledge of the guides and their willingness to adapt to our needs. We were taken to places that were not part of the schedule. E.g. Local restaurantsSD, Esher
Highlight: Cartagena: as romantic a destination as I had hoped.DG, Sheffield
Barichara and the walk to Guane. Also the village of Raquira.RH, London
Highlight: The beauty of Cartagena's streets. The historic district of La Candelaria in Bogota. And finally standing in the main square of Villa de Leyva.TF, Wakefield
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