For a luxury yet trendy option chose The Charlee Hotel, located across from Lleras Park. The hotel boasts a rooftop swimming pool, its own gym and funky retro-style décor. An impressive full buffet breakfast is served every morning with tropical fruits and regional products, while the in-house restaurant offers an exclusive variety of Italian dishes.
For an accommodation option that feels like your own apartment, in the form of a swanky modern building with all the latest mod-cons, opt for the Art Hotel in Medellín’s neighbourhood of El Poblado. This boutique hotel features exposed brick walls decorated with modern art. The rooms and suites are stylish, with designer lighting and chaise lounges.
For a great value in a high-end and generally expensive area, the In House Hotel in El poblado is a great option. This excellent value hotel is stylish and offers big, bright rooms, all with bundles of natural light and kept meticulously clean. Friendly and professional staff are an asset to the hotel, and the continental breakfast that’s included is perfectly adequate for the cost.
A popular Colombian-style bed and breakfast located just off the Avenida Poblado, Hotel Habana Vieja is a sweet little hotel that is popular with business travelers and backpackers alike. The wonderful owners and the well-kept old building give this place unbeatable character and will have you returning here time and time again.
Las Rosas Hotel Boutique specialize in a personalized approach to customer service. Their themed rooms are based on Medellín’s nature and climate, warm, beautiful and pleasant to be in all year round. Located in a quiet area of the busy and upmarket barrio El Poblado, you’ll find a wealth of places to eat and drink on your doorstep. With 13 rooms in total, this small hotel is perfect for people looking for something a bit more personal.
Kolor boutique hotel is a trendy boutique hotel where customers can enjoy special services like city tours and spa treatments. As the hotel’s name suggests, the rooms are designed to inspired different feelings through colors. Another Poblado option, the hotel is located close to many fantastic shops, restaurants and bars, so you needn’t go far in search of entertainment.
Inntu is a five-star hotel in Laureles, a lovely neighborhood with a local feel, less filled with tourists than its neighboring barrio El Poblado. This is not just a great hotel, Inntu boasts a brilliant and extremely popular parrilla style (or grill-style) restaurant as well as a luxury spa where you can chill out after a long day of sight seeing, or a night of drinking and dancing.
Buddha Hostel is unlike any other hostel you’re likely to visit. Mixing all the backpacker charm of a great bar, dorms and friendly staff with a luxury, upscale vibe, this is perfect for ‘flashpackers’ looking to stick to a budget but still wanting to experience a bit of class. Their parties are legendary so be warned, if sleep is you’re priority, this may not be the best choice on a weekend.
Built in the 1940s, the striking building of Hotel Nutibara echoes the glory of its art-deco past. However, far from a faded gem, this hotel still has many great amenities to offer. From large airy rooms to its own pool and gym, this is a nice option if you’re not looking to stay in one of the larger, grander chain hotels. There’s also a generous buffet breakfast included in the room rates.
A luxury option, The Sites Hotel isn’t cheap but you certainly get a five-star service. For those looking for a little more independence during their stay, self-catering facilities are found in some of the rooms, including microwaves and refrigerators. Guests can make use of the fitness centre and also relax in the hot tub.