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“Marvels of Medellin”
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Ibis Medellin
Ranked #8 of 107 Hotels in Medellin
Certificate of Excellence
London, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
18 reviews
17 hotel reviews
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“Marvels of Medellin”
Reviewed January 1, 2014

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.

  • Stayed December 2013, traveled with family
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Hotel Ibis Mede... C, Director de Recepción at Ibis Medellin, responded to this review, February 14, 2014
Thank you for your comments regarding our hotel. We hope to see you soon here.

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Reviewed December 24, 2013 via mobile

Excellent price in a modern building with all the things you need from a good hotel. Taxis outside, secure parking underground with 2.4mts height clearance, restaurant and bar, fast food shops nearby, strong wifi signal in the room and friendly staff.

Highly recommend.

Stayed December 2013, traveled as a couple
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thank you for your comments toward us, we hope to see you again at the Ibis Medellín
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Reviewed November 15, 2013 via mobile

Front desk personal are very nice and helpful some even speak English lots of good places to eat and near all the major attractions in medellin for the price you won't find better and the cab service is very safe and helpful

  • Stayed November 2013
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Reviewed November 13, 2013

Good location not far from the Metro and a major shopping plaza. Italian restaurant around the corner was very good. Safe area.

Smallish room but well designed, very clean. Helpful staff. Appears to be a popular business hotel. Good value although breakfast was not included.

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed October 5, 2013

It was a pleasant stay for the value of the rooms. In a great location of Medellín El Poblado. Close to several malls, restaurants and the metro Medellín allows for easy travel throughout Medellín. Close to el Pueblito Paisa for sight seeing all of Medellínand to party the 33 street and 70 are easy access a short drive or taxi away. Also the modern art museum, the plaza de botero, medillin museum, el jardín botánico, el parque explora, the planetarium are some of the actractions that are close by when u take the Medellín metro which is a short walk away from the Ibis hotel. The plasant service and location makes a stay in Medellín worth it at a great value for a business man or a person just looking to have a great time.

  • Stayed September 2013
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Hotel Ibis Mede... C, Front Office Manager at Ibis Medellin, responded to this review, April 13, 2016
Dear Guest

We very much appreciate your comments regarding your stay at the ibis Medellin.

It is always a pleasure to receive positive feedback. I will share your comments with our team. I am sure that this feedback will serve as an encouragement to all of our staff as we strive to continuously improve the quality of our services.

Thank you again for sharing your experience, and we hope your next visit will be as pleasant as the previous one.
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Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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Reviewed September 26, 2013

Quiet good location, good standard, very nice breakfast. good service. clean. - all we travellers need. Rooms are small but clean, safe, big screen Tv, free WiFi. You can walk to El Poblado (20-25 min), to San Diego area to get taxi to apirport (15 min walk),- share taxi to airport 13.000 peso. Staff friendly. Would stay there again for sure.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled solo
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Hotel Ibis Mede... C, Front Office Manager at Ibis Medellin, responded to this review, April 13, 2016
Dear Guest

Thank you very much for your comments regarding your stay at the ibis Medellin.

It is always a pleasure to receive positive feedback. I will share your comments with our team. I am sure that this feedback will serve as an encouragement to all of our staff as we strive to continuously improve the quality of our services.

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Property: Ibis Medellin
Address: Calle 20 #44-16, Medellin 5001000, Colombia
Location: Colombia > Antioquia Department > Medellin
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #8 of 107 Hotels in Medellin
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Ibis Medellin 3*
Number of rooms: 216
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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