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El Hotel del Salto, Colombia

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Year: 1928.

One of the most unusual sights of Colombia is the abandoned Salto hotel. It is located in incredibly beautiful natural surroundings, close to the Tequendama Falls. This natural attraction began to attract people more than a hundred years ago. Travelers from around the world came to admire it. In 1928, it was decided to build a hotel next to the waterfall. The luxury facility has been working for more than 60 years. Then it was closed due to unprofitability.

El Hotel del Salto, Colombia For many years, the building was staying empty and slowly destroyed. It was visited by few tourists who came to admire the waterfall. The massive historic building with black windows looks very intimidating, so many travelers stop at visiting its open observation deck that offers a magnificent view of the 157-meter high waterfall.

The hotel was built on the edge of a steep cliff. When the edifice was closed, the wilderness began to attract suiciders. No official statistics on suicides is collected, but, according to unofficial information, several dozen people have died there by their own hands. One of the worst legends about the abandoned hotel is related to the souls of the dead. Some travelers, when visiting the empty building, have seen strange silhouettes and heard a kind of human speech, though no one but them was in the building. If someone may be frightened by such stories, some tourists are, in contrast, attracted by them. People come here not only to see the beautiful waterfall, but also in hope to watch the ghosts. Next - Winchester House


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Useful staff nearby

ATM bankomat: 'Cajero ATH Soacha Compartir I - Banco de Bogotá' located in 6.72 km ( check the route on the map).
Car rental office: 'Imperial Express LTDA' is located in 17 km ( on the map).
Fuel station: 'Estación de Servicio Brio Km 8 Soacha Granada' in 4.09 km
Supermarket: 'Tienda' in 4.15 km
Parking: 'Parqueadero Kr19 24h' in 6.46 km
Apotheek: 'Droguería Pharmedik' in 5.86 km
Police station: 'Retén de Policía' in 5.73 km
Cafe/restaurant: 'Refugio del Salto de Tequendama' in 0.27 km
Railway station: 'Estación de Ferrocarril De Fontibón' in 20 km

Nearest airports:
 »  El Dorado International Airport BOG - in 22 km
 »  Matecana International Airport PEI - in 161 km
 »  El Eden International Airport AXM - in 163 km
 »  Jose Maria Cordova International Airport MDE - in 217 km
 »  Olaya Herrera Airport EOH - in 231 km
 Cities nearby

Best hotels near El Hotel del Salto

Hotel SJ

Located in 16 km from El Hotel del Salto
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Rooms: 50
Rooms here will provide you with a flat-screen TV, plus a small wardrobe and a private with a shower. Some boast views of the city. San Jorge … More: photo, rates and booking
Hotel Charlotte Plaza 26

Located in 19 km from El Hotel del Salto
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Rooms: 54
Contemporary paintings by local artists ornate Charlote Plaza's 4-star suites, which include LCD cable TV, minibar and air conditioning. Room service … More: photo, rates and booking
Central House Hotel

Located in 20 km from El Hotel del Salto
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Rooms: 11
The rooms in Central House Hotel feature a private bathroom, LCD cable TV, minibar, and a balcony. Room service is provided. Central House Hotel has … More: photo, rates and booking
Nabusimake Hotel

Located in 21 km from El Hotel del Salto
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Rooms: 9
Providing a tranquil environment, the rooms in Nabusimake feature private bathrooms with showers and TVs. Room service is available and laundry … More: photo, rates and booking

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Top destination around El Hotel del Salto - Bogota

An original modern building with an unusual facade is occupied by 116 Hotel - Hoteles Cosmos . The interior of the hotel is also unique and original, its rooms are decorated with a predominance of noble gray and white colors. At the same time, the situation in the rooms does not seem boring or dull - aristocratic notes are given by a luxurious parquet floor, while paintings depicting natural motifs and chic bouquets of fresh flowers add bright colors. The design of the spa is also incredibly attractive; it features a beautiful finish of natural wood and an artistic lighting system.
One of the most fashionable and popular hotels in Bogota is Sonesta Hotel Bogota , which is a single complex with 127 Metro shopping & entertainment center. All rooms of the hotel are impressive in scale, with chic carpeting or a luxurious parquet floor made of light wood. The rooms are elegantly decorated with designer furniture and original paintings depicting city landscapes. Some rooms are equipped with a very interesting lighting system, which makes the atmosphere in the rooms romantic.

Connoisseurs of modern style will also like minimalist-style Hotel GHL 93 . Its stylish rooms are painted in white shades and offer panoramic floor-to-ceiling windows. On the ground floor, you'll find a chic lounge and a restaurant, the main interior features of which are design accessories made of glass. Despite the abundance of bold design solutions and innovative elements, the hotel's interior looks incredibly attractive and elegant.
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