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Casa Belle Epoque

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  • Casa Belle Epoque
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Casa Belle Epoque is a small, restored Republican era mansion on the banks of the river Magdalena in Honda.

Crouching in the hot and steamy Magdalena valley four hours downhill from Bogotá, Honda was an important river port in the epoch of Spanish colonisation.  

The small (10 guest rooms) and friendly mid-range Casa Belle Epoque dates from the later Republican era, the elegance of which is reflected in its décor and furnishings.  The hotel has two floors, a further terrace upstairs and a small terrace higher up with loungers from which you can view the river. There is also a lounge area to relax in with rocking chairs, hammocks and a library.

To keep you cool there’s the welcome of a shady garden and pool, tropical plants dotted around the house, and the en guest rooms have air conditioning and ceiling fan.  Your hosts are usually on hand with a refreshing fruit juice.  

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What our clients say

  • Highlight?: San Agustin statues for me, Cartagena for the kids.

    AGB, London
  • Zip lining and trek in Iquaque, Cartagena.

    OKNS,
  • 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
  • Highlight: The coffee country. The Colombian people.

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  • 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 restaurants

    SD, Esher
  • Highlight?: The coffee region and Cartagena were both spectacular to visit. Mompos was lovely and worth making the effort to get to.

    IR, London
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Our Expert's Opinion

This is an attractive turn of the century mansion, beautifully restored and made into a fantastic hotel in central Honda, right by the river Magdalena.

Mary
Mary Anne Nelson Travel Expert Born in the Atacama Desert in northern Chile, Mary’s insider knowledge and dry sense of humour make her a highly valued member of the Tailor-made Holidays and Group Tour sales team.

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