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London, United Kingdom
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86 reviews
28 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 December 2011

This hotel is in a great location and is safe. Otherwise there would be no reason to stay there as the rooms are small and some of them don't have outside facing windows and therefore smell bad (humidity?). Also as these rooms are facing inside there is a lot of noise coming from the reception. I stayed in 3 different... More 

3 Thank Tolga_O
Calgary, Alberta
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5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 December 2011

This place was nice enough. Very small rooms and extremely small bathroom. The staff were nice...until I checked out and was settling my bill. I accidentally withdrew too much money from the bank machine (we'll call it a stupidity tax on my part) and handed it over to the front desk clerk who helped me count it. It was right,... More 

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Berlin, Germany
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62 reviews
47 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 October 2011

If a place to get a good night`s sleep yet no frills at all is what you are looking for, Hotel Ambalá is the place to go. Great location and really really sweet staff. They were so eager to please me and help me when I had trouble with a wrongly issued voucher. Many thanks again. I will never forget... More 

2 Thank roamingqueen
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125 reviews
53 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 102 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 August 2011

The room I got is minuscule with a small window towards a shaft and the smallest bathroom I ever saw outside a ship. However, everything is there, it's clean and the staff is very helpful. Breakfast, although dubbed "desayuno americano", is average Colombian. You could do better, but you certainly also could do worse.

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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25 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 April 2011

just about the worst hotel on our two month trip. the new south america lonley planet has it on its list. this is old information the price has gone up by 33% (133000 cop) making a very very small room almost 70 us dollars. plus the LP promised free ride from the airport, is now 25000 cop, thats about 7000... More 

2 Thank lohijohn
Ajijic, Mexico
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134 reviews
59 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 February 2011

Good place to stay for a few days. Rooms are extremely small and so is the bathroom. Breakfast is included but poor. Service and Staff very good. Beds are not too comfortable.

2 Thank anitaInJocotepec
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34 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 127 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 November 2010

This hotel is 2 easy blocks from the main Plaza and within walking distance to all the plazas and sights. Across the street is a University. The price is medium range, you pay for the location and safe area. The rooms for a single are small... very small. Avoid room 204 at all costs. This room is super tiny, above... More 

5 Thank murray7777
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Reviewed 7 September 2010

Great location. Staff was great. Rooms perfect.

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Syracuse, New York
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77 reviews
76 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 307 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 June 2010

This hotel was a great find! Centrally located in the La Candelaria area, I was able to comfortably walk to many places. (Grab a map at the airport or at the tourist office opposite corner from the main cathedral in the Bolivar Plaza.) The Gold Museum was only a few blocks away from Ambala. The Transmilenio station is there for... More 

2 Thank funnychap24
Stockholm, Sweden
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18 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 January 2010

Hotel Ambala was our first stay upon arriving in Colombia. Having read in Lonely Planet that this was like a "capule hotel" we where very surprised that we hade two large beds and a normal size bathrooms. Ambala is situated in La Candelaria a lot of sights is just around the corner. For the price you pay this its a... More 

1 Thank Veronica80

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  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Restaurant
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Minibar
  • Free Internet
  • Public Wifi
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Room Service
  • Airport Transportation
  • Laundry Service

Additional Information about Hotel Ambala

Address: Carrera 5 No. 13-46, Bogota, Colombia
Region: Colombia > Bogota
Price Range: $40 - $73 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Ambala 3*
Number of rooms: 24
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“A room on the second floor might be quieter than one on the first floor.”
 of 5 bubbles alex_ddd, 4 Jan 2015 | Read review
“Top floor. There is no lift though.”
 of 5 bubbles velvethaggis, 10 Jul 2013 | Read review
“Higher floor is quieter.”
 of 5 bubbles KillerRabbit, 24 Nov 2012 | Read review
“I would think they are all the same.”
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“Choose a room that has a window facing the outside so you get some fresh air.”
 of 5 bubbles Tolga_O, 21 Dec 2011 | Read review
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