Small and welcoming guesthouse in an ideal location, with a homely ambience and sociable shared areas.
With a prime position in the historic neighbourhood of La Candelaria, the former colonial mansion which now shelters the small and welcoming Casa Platypus has been sympathetically brought up to date. Rooms adjoin by a series of wooden balconies which wind around a light-filled courtyard, and are decorated in a simple, rustic style with white walls and a preponderance of dark, antiqued wood. There's also a lovely roof terrace, lounge, breakfast room and shared kitchen, ideal for the independently-minded traveller. The friendly staff are a great source of practical information on the area.
What our clients say
97% of our clients rated their experience with us as Excellent or Good.
"Small room and shower room but otherwise very good. There was noise from outside the room but that seems to be standard in Colombian hotels and everyone seemed to settle down early. Staff were excellent and very well organised. Honesty bar well stocked and reasonable prices. Close to shops and money exchange."MK, Corsham
The staff were helpful and friendly at all times. Breakfast was excellent.MW
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Our specialists have been expertly crafting award-winning tailor-made holidays to Latin America for 40 years. We would be delighted to create a truly personalised trip which perfectly matches your wishes and requirements.
Chris Rendell-Dunn - Travel Expert
Anglo-Peruvian Chris grew up in Lima and spent much of his adult life in between London and Cusco as a tour leader, before settling permanently in our London-based Tailor-made and Group Tours sales team.
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Real Latin America Experts
Lina Fuller - Travel Expert
Lina's passion for the continent where she was born really took off when she moved to Córdoba (Argentina) to study, spending the holidays travelling between Argentina and her native Colombia.
Millie Davies - Travel Expert
Having caught the travel bug as a child, Millie has travelled all over Latin America before making her home in Buenos Aires for 3 years.
Paul Winrow-Giffin - Travel Expert
After graduating in Computer Science, Paul spent seven months travelling from Colombia to Argentina and came home hooked on Latin America.
Ben Line - Travel Expert
Ben fell in love with Latin America on a six month backpacking trip from Colombia to Mexico in 1995. Since then he has explored most of South America, including living in Peru for a year. He is now Head of Sales.
Hannah Waterhouse - Travel Expert
Hannah had an early introduction to Latin America when her family moved to Ecuador and she returned to study in Buenos Aires for a year before backpacking across the continent.
Carrie Gallagher - Travel Expert
A former JLA tour leader, Carrie brings a wealth of on-the-ground experience to our London-based Tailor-made and Group Tours department.