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Hotel La Plazuela

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Hotel La Plazuela is a colonial style mid-range property close to Popayán's beautiful main plaza.

With an excellent location close to the exquisite main square in Popayán, Hotel  Plazuela occupies an attractive building with white stucco walls and  inner courtyards. It's is a popular hotel choice among European visitors.

The 18th century property has a prestigious history: built by a notable Spanish colonist as his residence; over the years distinguished visitors lodged here.  At the end of the 19th century, it was the home of the parents of the Ecuadorian ex-president Carlos Arroyo del Rio. There have been changes over the years, not least as a result of earthquake damage but  restorations have maintained a rigorous attachment to its original shape and colonial style.

The hotel has two patios, the guest rooms at the front have windows onto the street with views over the street while others face the patios and are a bit quieter. The rooms themselves are furnished and decorated in contemporary-classic style. There's a restaurant serving cuisine typical of the Cauca region of Colombia. 

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What our clients say

  • 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…

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

    AGB, London
  • 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.…

    LH
  • Highlights?: Salt cathedral at Zipaquira, Communa 13 in Medellin and the thermal springs in Purace NP

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

    IR, London
  • 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
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Our Expert's Opinion

Located in a colonial building, La Plazuela is just 100m from the main square making it a great location to explore the cultural city of Popayan. Due to the colonial style of the hotel, some of the rooms at the back are a bit dark but are also a bit quieter so worth considering. A characterful option in Popayan compared to some of the other rather bland hotels!

Sophie
Sophie Barber Travel Expert Sophie lived in Chile before joining us and has travelled extensively across Latin America, from Mexico to the furthest tip of Patagonia and beyond to Antarctica.

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