CLICK CLACK HOTEL, BOGOTA, COLOMBIA
why stay here?
● The hyper chic design of this urban luxury bolthole
● The convenient location near Parque 93 in Bogota’s El Chico neighbourhood
feel & design
Click Clack is called that for a reason. There is a palpable see and be seen sort of feel to the hotel. You might see paparazzi following a local celebrity walking in, or guests taking pictures of the hotel’s stylish interiors quite frequently. A retro analog camera theme is worked into its otherwise eclectic lobby, with a big decorative one peeking out over guests as they check in. For those of us who prefer more discretion, there are plenty of other pleasing elements if being seen is not your thing. The capricious design is the masterful handiwork of plan: B Arquitectos and Perceptual Studios and manages to give this refined mod glass box a particular levity, with surprising natural elements like a massive vertical garden and lots of little artistic touches that would delight even the most jaded traveler.
There are sixty rooms, all named S, M, L, or XL, and available quite literally in those sizes. They are primarily black and white, with a dash of colour in the shape of an unexpected red or teal chair for instance. Try to book L or XL, as the others can be a bit cramped. Pale wood and large windows lighten the spaces. The hotel tries to offer fully digitized services, with everything accessible from an iPad, but that proves to be a hit or miss.
The basement restaurant, ciengramos, stays true to its name and offers a host of 100 gram dishes to try. The octopus was cooked just so, and everything is daintily plated as you might expect given the swanky surrounds. A bar on one side of the restaurant, Boticario, offers a different perch for cocktail sipping. Upstairs on the roof is the Apache Bar, if you’d like to take in some city views and local produce inspired cocktails. It turns into a club in the later hours, so leave or stay as the crowds gather, depending on your mood. Breakfast is a great spread of made-to-order eggs, and local goodies like arepas. If you’re a particular fan of passionfruit, try several types while you’re here - we enjoyed the purplish granadillas and yellow maracuyas.
● A restaurant
● Two bars
Responsive, with a whiff of aloof nonchalance that seems to be de rigueur in hyper stylised hotels like this one.
The hotel is located near Parque 93 in Bogota’s trendy El Chico neighbourhood, which is home to several embassies, restaurants, and shops. A 30 minute drive will get you to La Candelaria, the city’s historical center, and attractions like Monserrate which you can ascend via a steep funicular or a walk up, and the wonderful Museo del Oro.
how do you get here?
Fly into Bogota and request a secure airport pick up from the hotel for your half hour drive in. Don’t forget to take it easy when you land to avoid succumbing to soroche or altitude sickness, as Bogota lies at 2,640m above sea level.
Please note that the photos of the hotel have been provided by the hotel.