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“Fantastic hotel and exceptionally reasonable” 5 of 5 stars
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Hotel El Penon
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Calle 1 Oeste # 2 - 61 | Barrio El Penon, Cali, Colombia   |  
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Ranked #24 of 81 Hotels in Cali
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“Fantastic hotel and exceptionally reasonable”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2013

My travelling companions and I spent 8 nights at the Hotel El Penon in Cali. Situated in the increasingly trendy El Penon area of the city, the welcome we received from the minute we arrived, late on a Friday night to the minute we left, early on the following Saturday morning was truly astounding.

The cost of a room is approximately £50 a night and includes breakfast. That is approximately a third of the prices of the Intercontinental round the corner. The previous review is right, the hotel is not fancy but each room has a telephone, very effective air-conditioning and a full size fridge where it is possible to store your own water etc. The minibar prices are also very reasonable and toiletries are also available for purchase. The hotel also has free wifi, a service bigger hotels could easily provide. Having travelled in South America some years ago, I must admit I was sceptical about the provision of hot water but certainly for a shower in the morning, the water was very hot.

The only downside is the lack of an English language news channel on the TV but as this is a hotel which is aimed at a local market and not an English speaking one then, I can understand why its not there.

The hotel is exceptionally clean, comfortable, safe and friendly. The staff knew who you were and answered you by name. There are only 20 or so rooms in the hotel and some are much bigger than others with separate living rooms.

Room Tip: If you want a quiet room try 1002, 802, 602. 402 but the lift doesn't go to the floors. Corner...
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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Vancouver, Canada
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2013

We spent 5 days at the El Pinon Hotel in Cali and we loved it. It was clean, quiet, safe and all of the people who worked there were very friendly and helpful. The price was reasonable with breakfast included. Lunch is also available for a very reasonable price. This Hotel is not fancy, probably a 3 star rating. We will definitely be staying there the next time we go to Colombia. I highly recommend this Hotel for regular, down to earth people. It is also located right in the downtown core so everything is accessible. Thank you to all the staff who work there. Your friends from Canada.

Room Tip: We had room #802, which was a nice quiet room. See photo.
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  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: Calle 1 Oeste # 2 - 61 | Barrio El Penon, Cali, Colombia
Location: Colombia > Valle del Cauca Department > Cali
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #24 of 81 Hotels in Cali
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel El Penon 3*
Number of rooms: 26
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
We are conveniently situated in El Penon area, one of the best locations for your business or leisure trips. The city's historic centre, business areas, banks, shopping malls, coffee shops, bars, restaurants and the best of Cali's nightlife are just within a few minutes walk. If you are in Cali, Hotel El Penon offers you the best service and the privacy and comfort that will make you feel at home. Welcome! ... more   less 
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