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Hotel Obelisco Cali
Ranked #19 of 92 Hotels in Cali
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed October 18, 2011

The company booked me a room at this hotel, didnt know what to expect really. When arrived it seemed kind of old from outside but lobby was ok and room was a little better than expected. Went down to eat at the hotels restaurant just across the street, menu was not very good and service was terrrible, dont recommend to eat there. The next morning they gave the invoice and I was really upset about how expensive it was for such an average experience.

  • Stayed: October 2011, traveled on business
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Reviewed January 6, 2011

Never had been to Cali. Stayed in older wing. granted, rooms were small and not updated, but price was great. Doubt many people are going for the room decor. Bed comforable and quiet for sleeping. Very clean. Plenty of hot water and air conditioning. Excellent service and nice free breakfast. Great location.

  • Stayed: January 2011
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Reviewed February 25, 2010

We made a reservation for two nights. Upon arriving at the hotel we were told that the TOTAL price that was in the email confirmation was really a per night price, meaning that the cost for both nights would actually be double what was in our original reservation. We have an email confirmation as well as additional email correspondence with Sandra confirming that the price quoted was the total for both nights. Even though Sandra would claim no responsibility for lying about prices in the reservation (which we had printed and in hand), she then tried offering a "discounted" price that still amounted to almost paying double the price in our reservation confirmation. It was very obviously a scam- the idea seems to be to get people to the hotel by promising a reasonable price and then when they get there, pretend it was a misunderstanding and charge double. If you are like us and you arrive shortly before the event that brought you to Cali, you have no time to get another hotel. We had to stay the first night for that reason, but we did not stay the second night.

So being forced to stay there one night, I can say how much we were ripped off. For what we paid, we could have stayed in a top hotel, but this hotel is roughly the equivalent of a low budget motel (like a Motel 6 in the United States). They try to give the appearance of an upscale hotel by having an elegant lobby with uniformed bell hops, but the rooms are very small and the beds/mattresses, bedding, and bathroom facilities are basic to low quality.

I WOULD RECOMMEND AVOIDING THIS HOTEL AT ALL COSTS. There are many hotels in Cali that cost less, offer much higher quality, AND have honest business practices.

Stayed: February 2010, traveled on business
Thank Maria_DLR
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hotelobelisco, Guest Relations Manager at Hotel Obelisco Cali, responded to this reviewResponded August 14, 2010

We are really sorry you had such a bad experience at our hotel. It was a simple misunderstanding.

The price offered in the reservation email is per night, we have always send the information that way and we have never been interpreted like this befote. Unfortunately it was assumed by the guest that the price per one night was for two nights wich is imposible due to the category of the hotel.

We understand that starting your trip under the wrong information can ruin the hole perpective and wont allow you to apréciate things the way they are.

We apreciate your opinión and your critics since they allow us to grow and helps us to get better every day!

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Reviewed September 3, 2007

Great hotel. No hidden charges. Nice rooms with 2 twin beds. Large bathrooms with walkin showers. Plenty of storage. Nice restaurants for breakfast, Lunch and dinner. The bonus at dinner is watching the waiters cross the BUSY street with trays of food and drinks to get to the "by the river" section. Wonderful staff always ready to help whenever we needed anything. Our waitress Olive was truly wonderful.

  • Stayed: August 2007
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Reviewed February 26, 2007

I have stayed at the Obelisco many times and it is my favorite in Cali. I have stayed at other hotels in Cali, some much more expensive, but I still prefer the Obelisco for value and it is very reasonable. It is located in a good area of Cali...fronting the rio Cali and is suitable for business or pleasure. The staff has always been very good and family-friendly, the front desk speaks English. They have 2 restaurants, both excellent and the service has always been great. The hotel has 2 towers, old and new....so you have a choice in prices, both have always been very neat and clean. They have 2 small pools and a sauna located rooftop, with a nice view of Cali. I will return.... Albert

  • Stayed: February 2007, traveled with family
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Stayed: December 2017
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Stayed: November 2017, traveled solo
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Additional Information about Hotel Obelisco Cali

Address: Avenida Colombia 4 Oeste - 49 | El Peñon, Cali 164, Colombia
Location: Colombia > Valle del Cauca Department > Cali
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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Ranked #19 of 92 Hotels in Cali
Price Range: $49 - $88 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Hotel Obelisco Cali 4*
Number of rooms: 70
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