Pórtico Hotel, Galeria & Cava
Modern, chic accommodations in the center of Manizales can be found at the Pórtico Hotel, Galeria & Cava. Renovated in January 2011, guest rooms are decorated in neutral tones with sleek furniture made of natural materials and crisp white bedding. All are air-conditioned and equipped with cable television and DVD players, complimentary Wi-Fi, and work areas. Larger suites also have separate living areas, and microwaves can be installed upon request.
The lounge area in the lobby features plush sofas and is a cozy nook to relax and have a drink, while the on-site fitness center provides an opportunity to work out. In-room massage sessions can be booked, and the 24-hour concierge service also arranges tours and day trips in the city and surrounding area. On-site guest parking is available.
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Within a short drive or a longer walk from downtown Manizales, the property is close to the historic sites of the city, such as the main square and cathedral. The Chipre neighborhood with its impressive views of the surrounding countryside is a 10-minute drive from the hotel, and both the Cable Plaza shopping and entertainment center and the cable car station are a 5-minute ride away.
The airport is 15 minutes from the property, and 5 minutes past there, guests will find the Recinto del Pensamiento, with its butterfly sanctuary and guided ecological walks. Parque Los Nevados is one hour from the hotel and offers days of hiking through its white snowy peaks.
Food & Beverage
Complimentary breakfast is served in the restaurant every day, and is comprised of juices, fruits, local coffee, eggs, and more. Dinner is also served in the on-site Cava restaurant, where the menu revolves around international dishes that complement the wide range of wines served in its elegant, formal ambience.
Rotating exhibitions of local and regional artwork hang on the walls. Other dining options within walking distance of the property include casual cafés and fast food joints. Las 4 Estaciones, one of the most popular restaurants in the city, is a 5-minute drive away.
How To Get There
Take the Via La Enea from the airport into Manizales, and go left as this forks and becomes Carrera 23. At the intersection with 67th Street, go left on 67th and then left again three blocks later on Carrera 25. The hotel will be three blocks down on the right.
Amenities & Services
General:24-Hour Front Desk, Lounge Area, Wine Bar, Daily Newspapers, Breakfast, Restaurant, Cable/Satellite TV, Parking (free), Free Coffee and/or Tea 24/7.
Services:Airport Transfer, Tours and Excursions, Wake-Up Service, Dry Cleaning, Wi-Fi/Wireless LAN (free), Ironing Service, Room Service, Safety Deposit Box at Reception, Shoeshine Service, Concierge Service, Laundry Service, Fax.
On-Site Activities:Massage Service, Wine Cellar.
Nearby Attractions:Cable Car, Plantation, Ecological Park, Hiking, Wildlife Observation, Nature Reserve, Hot Springs, Nightlife, Gastronomy, Trekking, Museum, Tropical Forest.
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