I had a day of meetings in Medellin and my host recommended I stay at the InterContinental Hotel. I spent two nights here; the hotel is very nice, the staff was friendly and welcoming, and I would recommend it.
My room was a normal sized room with two twin beds, good shower/bath room, mini-bar and free Internet (wired and wifi); the Internet did not work with my company VPN. The TV had a good collection of international content including the Olympics and english speaking CNN. My bed was nice, but a little firm for my taste. I had a view of the fountain courtyard entry way and the highway.
The hotel had a gift shop where I bought snacks and water. The Brasserie on the low level served a fantasic breakfast. My hosts were proud to tell me that my hotel once hosted the King of Spain during a visit within the last year.
This hotel is very nice and on the expensive side. I normally would have stayed at a less posh destination. Having said that, this last week, Medellin was hosting Fashion Week, Colombiamoda XXIII, and my arrival was the first day of the Flower Festival / Feria de Las Flores. So hotel rooms were hard to find and I was happy that I ended up staying at the InterContinental Hotel.
Just so you know... the Feria de Las Flores was everywhere. The Santa Fe Mall on El Poblado Avenue near my host's offices was beautfully decorated... lots of community pride!
The hotel is in the El Poblado area just off the Via Las Palmas highway. This is a major road that you follow to get to the airport. Just a short ways South on Via Las Palmas, there is a beautiful lookout point where you can see Medellin. My host took me here at night and it was breathtaking! It was a popular spot with lots of other people enjoying the view, too.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- InterContinental Medellin is a resort-like setting just minutes from the bustle of downtown. Whether travelling for business or pleasure, you won t want to miss the Museum of Antioquia, The Medellin Interactive Museum and the Medellin Botanical Garden. El Parque de los Deseos and El Tesoro Shopping Mall both offer a range of entertainment options. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Intercontinental Medellin Hotel Medellin