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“a bit less satisfied this time around” 3 of 5 stars
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Affinity Aparta Hotel
3.5 of 5 Hotel   |   Calle 6 sur # 43A - 100 | Sector Oviedo, El Poblado, Medellin, Colombia   |  
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Ranked #15 of 90 Hotels in Medellin
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“a bit less satisfied this time around”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2009

I returned to this hotel for a 2nd visit and was less satisfied this time around (see my earlier review).

As before, the location is excellent and the staff professional and helpful, no complaints there, and the room aesthetics modern and attractive.

However, the things that bugged me last time seemed more pronounced and worthy of mentioning. I stayed in a 2BR suite again.

My complaints individually are quibbles but all together detracted from my visit:

* the internet service (just like last visit) is sluggish and flakey to the point of being useless. It's free, but I'd rather pay for a service that works!

* the beds are some of the hardest I've slept on. distinctly uncomfortable.

* the hot water in the shower seemed to run out after about 5 mins usage, no matter the time of day or night. No idea how that's possible, though all the Colombians I know take very short showers so maybe they don't notice?

* It's only 2 thin towels per bathroom (1 small bath, 1 hand) and it's hard to get more. At this price range, I'd hope for plus or more. Small soaps weren't replaced. No shelves or hooks in the shower stalls for bath products.

* The central Poblado location has the drawback of being in the epicenter of the city's smog, which seemed to seep into and gather in my suite on sunny days (the windows don't seal that tightly), leaving it kind of nasty until I aired it out at night. The hotel can't do much about MDE's air pollution but worthy of note...

* Despite having stayed at this hotel for nearly a week total now, I've never sampled its included breakfast. 7am-9am is just too early for me when I travel, though perhaps fine for traditional business travelers. It would be nice to not have to pay for this (ie, make breakfast optional).

All of this would be more acceptable at a lower price, but for Medellin this is an expensive hotel.

While the hotel has some major positives, these negatives are enough to discourage a future visit at this price range.

  • Stayed March 2009, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2007

More like apartments than hotel rooms. For $94 night I got a one bedroom 2 bath apartment with a balcony on the 21st floor with great views of the city and mountains. Breakfast was included, they actually bring a small cart to your room and cook the breakfast right in front of you, they also come around at night with hot snacks.

Great safe location in Poblado area, next to the Oviedo Mall with lots of shops and restaurants. Cab to dowtown area about $4.

Staff was very friendly and helpful.

All in all an excellent stay.

  • Stayed December 2007, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Business service (e.g., internet access)
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Additional Information about Affinity Aparta Hotel

Address: Calle 6 sur # 43A - 100 | Sector Oviedo, El Poblado, Medellin, Colombia
Location: Colombia > Antioquia Department > Medellin
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #15 of 90 Hotels in Medellin
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Affinity Aparta Hotel 3.5*
Number of rooms: 46
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
With predilection for space, privacy, comfort and good service into an exclusively corporative environment, Affinity gets lodging experience to be a different privilege. Having a perfect location, next to Oviedo’s mall, in the area of El Poblado (financial, commercial and high class’s residential area in the city) ... more   less 
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