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    Hotel El Despertar where to stay in Jerico

    It was by chance that we discovered this hotel in Jerico: El Despertar. And what a coincidence it was! The story of El Despertar begins with Cristobal, who is absolutely in love with his adopted village (he’s Spanish).

    Cristobal is an ideal ambassador for Jerico, so much so that a simple chat with him and his enthusiasm convinced us to make a small detour in our travel itinerary to visit Jerico, one of Colombia’s most beautiful villages!

    Disclaimer: we apologize in advance for any grammatical or syntactic errors, as our native language is not English (we're a Colombian-French couple), so we hope you'll forgive us and still enjoy the information we share with you! Please note that all the information on our blog is based on our own experience, and is checked and updated regularly.

    Where to find El Despertar Hotel

    Hotel in Jerico

    Hotel El Despertar where to stay in Jerico

    El Despertar Hotel is located right in the center of Jerico, just a few blocks from the village’s main square. Located in the middle of the street, with a colorful, elaborate facade and a magnificent wooden front door, it’s when you enter that you realize the scale of the place!

    Cristobal and his wife’s passion for fine craftsmanship is reflected in the result of several years’ renovation work. The colonial-style house is built around a sublime patio and boasts a terrace with a splendid view of the surrounding landscape and mountains.

    Hotel El Despertar amenities

    Where to stay in Jerico

    Hotel El Despertar where to stay in Jerico

    Hotel El Despertar offers a host of services worthy of the finest hotels:

    • Spa Jacuzzi
    • Massages
    • In-room breakfast
    • Restaurant
    • Guided tours (extra charge)
    • Excursions, hikes, paragliding (extra charge)
    • Wifi connection
    • Non-smoking rooms
    • Rooms with view
    • Souvenir store
    • Well-exposed terrace
    • Family rooms

    What are the rooms like at Hotel El Despertar?

    Hotel El Despertar in Jerico

    Hotel El Despertar offers rooms with a common decor theme, but each with its own unique identity. From the colors to the furnishings and decorations, each room has been designed to offer a beautiful experience.

    All the rooms are beautiful, with the addition of a large Queensize bed and the installation of beautiful Wayuu chinchorros (large, very comfortable hammocks).

    It has to be said that the rooms closer to the terrace have a splendid luminosity and a beautiful view of the surrounding landscape.

    Our nicely-sized room had a large double bed, a single bed and a hammock, as well as a very pleasant shower room. Cristobal, who is passionate about decoration, has chosen noble materials for his rooms, and will be happy to explain his choices to you!

    We loved our room, the light, the calm and the comfort of the mattress. The hotel’s terrace and jacuzzi with a view (which we didn’t get a chance to try out) are a nice little extra.

    Hotel El Despertar where to stay in Jerico
    Double room at Hotel El despertar

    What’s the best value for money

    Hotel El Despertar in Jerico

    The price of the rooms for such services seems to us very good. In our opinion, this is the ideal place to stay if you’re looking to enjoy the village in an idyllic setting.

    It’s a great opportunity not only to treat yourself to a beautiful room, but also (if not more importantly) to meet Cristobal, a passionate man who will help you spend a fabulous time in the region!

    Positive vs. Negative

    Hotel El Despertar in Jerico

    What we liked

    • The setting and sense of tranquility
    • The comfort of the rooms
    • Staff service, Cristobal’s incredible welcome and his wife’s kindness
    • The decoration of the rooms, the hammock, the colors
    • The beauty of the hotel, the patio, the terrace
    • The hotel’s central location in the village

    What we didn’t like

    • Wifi not necessarily very powerful in all rooms
    • The windows overlook the courtyard, so you need to close the curtains to be quiet.

    How to book

    Hotel El Despertar in Jerico

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    We are Angélica and Samuel, a French-Colombian couple, professional photographers and web editors specializing in travel to Colombia. We created this blog to change the image of the country, help you prepare your trip and inspire you to discover Colombia in a different way!

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