Casa Belle Epoque
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.
What our clients say
San Agustin (was the highlight)...which was superb.DB, London
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
Highlight?: San Agustin statues for me, Cartagena for the kids.AGB, London
Zip lining and trek in Iquaque, Cartagena.OKNS,
Highlights?: Coffee region and Tayrona, lovely people everywhereJM, St Albans
It was a superb trip, I don’t think our feedback really conveyed how much we enjoyed Colombia particularly. It really exceeded our expectations. Los Llanos was super superb.SM, Helensburgh
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