THE HOTEL - Clean and friendly hotel suitable for business and family stays. Staff and security were helpful and polite and cheerful. Rooms were good with comfortable beds but no kettle for tea and coffee and no mini-bar. Buffet breakfast was good with ample selections of different foods available. The only thing that was irritating to me, was that the hotel had a good security in place regarding access to the room levels which was via lifts. The lift could only be activated and used by inserting your plastic room card into the card reader but my card often would not work and I had to keep queueing up again at reception to reactivate the key so I could go to my room.
LOCATION - Situated on carrera 48 near to the trendy El Poblado area and a 10 minute walk to the Industriales metro station. The Old town is 20 minute walk away. I found Medellin around the hotel safe to walk at night. The Old town area is rough with many homeless people but not as bad as the reputation states so go and enjoy it's buzzing ambience but just keep an eye out for the unexpected.
GETTING TO AND FROM THE AIRPORT - I travelled to José María Córdova airport (approx. 50min drive), so the options are simple, bus (8,000 Peso = £2.50 = 3 Euros) to the centre of town then train or taxi to hotel (10,000 to 20,000 Peso = £3.20 to £6.40 = 3.80 to 7.60 Euros) which is the cheaper option for solo travellers. A taxi straight to the Hotel or Airport is fixed price at 60,000 Peso = £19.00 = 22.70 Euros) which is the easier and hassel free option for 3 to 4 travellers.
Summery - I liked the hotel and would stay again and I like Medellin so go and enjoy and let your hair down.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Located between one of the most important neighborhoods of the city and the downtown. Five minutes away from Plaza Mayor, the city's convention center. A few steps from The Museum of Modern Art of Medellin and a 7 minute walk from our nearest train station. ... more less
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