Cannua Lodge
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Cannua Lodge

La Escondida El Santuario, Marinilla 054020 Colombia
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Fresh food from the hotel garden and local farmers.
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4.9 of 5 bubbles
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Along with a restaurant, this smoke-free hotel has a bar/lounge and a coffee shop/café. Free buffet breakfast and free WiFi in public areas are also provided. Other amenities include spa services, dry cleaning, and a 24-hour front desk. All 18 rooms offer free WiFi, furnished balconies, and room service. Guests will also find premium bedding, showers, and free toiletries. Cannua Hotel offers 18 accommodations with complimentary toiletries. Rooms open to furnished balconies. Beds feature premium bedding. Guests can surf the web using the complimentary wireless Internet access. Bathrooms include showers. Housekeeping is provided daily. Dining options at the hotel include a restaurant and a coffee shop/café. A bar/lounge is on site where guests can unwind with a drink. Guests can enjoy a complimentary breakfast each morning. Rooms and public areas are equipped with complimentary wireless Internet access.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free breakfast
Hiking
Patio
Kids stay free
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Airport transportation
Bar / lounge
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Complimentary welcome drink
Outdoor dining area
Special diet menus
Wine / champagne
Walking tours
Board games / puzzles
Car hire
Taxi service
Spa
Couples massage
Facial treatments
Foot massage
Full body massage
Hand massage
Head massage
Massage
Neck massage
24-hour security
Baggage storage
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor furniture
Picnic area
First aid kit
Umbrella
Room features
Blackout curtains
Bathrobes
Housekeeping
Private balcony
Safe
Wardrobe / wardrobe
Coffee / tea maker
Walk-in shower
Clothes rack
Iron
Private bathrooms
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Electric kettle
Bath / shower
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
Room types
Mountain view
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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HOTEL CLASS
Star ratings are intended to indicate the general level of features, amenities, and services to expect. This property is classified according to Giata.
3.0 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Romantic
Languages Spoken
English, French, Spanish, German and 1 more
74Reviews1Q+A15Room tips

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Adam L W wrote a review Jan 2020
Seattle, Washington
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We stayed at this extraordinary hotel/lodge/bungalow/resort a few weeks ago. While they have a few opening-night jitters still to work out, our time there was otherworldly. Complete immersion into a rural Colombian countryside, with vistas galore and an abundance of nature all around. The team they've got working for them were dedicated and passionate for their purpose - the first carbon-negative hotel in Colombia. It's not a pretentious bohemian or preachy hippie or superficial marketing thing either...just dedicated people with a purpose, delivering a very quality product.
While they still need a few organizational things and while they are still in process of creating their natural swimming pool and their coffee bar, they just want you to be happy to be there and will work towards that for you.
And I still haven't even mentioned their food program!!! This was one of the best meals we had in Colombia, hands down. And we ate very well. This will become a foodie destination, and maybe even a culinary outpost for travelling chefs, local food bloggers and such. Even the breakfast was plated and coursed. And each plate at our dinner and our breakfast was truly inspired by Colombian concepts with mostly local ingredients (no meat or pork, either).
While this location is 45 minutes from the Medellin airport, it is worth a few nights. We then went from here to Medellin for another few nights, but looked back on our time at Cannua with expectations of returning.
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Date of stay: January 2020
4.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Room Tip: Best to upgrade to a Bungalow, for the views and space, if they have them available.
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Response from cannuacolombia, Owner at Cannua Lodge
Responded 27 Jan 2020
Thank you for your review and for staying with us. We are working hard to finish up the pool, bar and spa areas and hope to have them ready very soon. We look forward to having you back to visit soon!
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Ken J wrote a review Jan 2020
Medellin, Colombia
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
I had a wonderful stay at Cannúa Lodge this past weekend. Located I n the hills on the outskirts of the small city of Marinilla, it offers epic views of the surrounding valley and the mountains to the west... especially in the evening, when you can grab a drink (I recommend their gin and tonic: probably the best I’ve ever had) and watch the sunsets on the wrap around balcony.

The location also offers extensive hiking opportunities from its backyard, including a guided day-long trek to El Peñón of Guatape. Just make sure you bring some good hiking shoes because the trails can be steep!

And you’ll never go hungry, as their formally trained chef whips up gourmet meals all day long. You’ll be able to reward yourself after a day’s activities with a wide array of his culinary expertise!

I stayed in a deluxe room which had ample space, along with a private balcony, huge shower (with rain shower head) and super comfy king sized bed. It gets a bit chilly at night (it is around 8000 ft elevation) but I was warm and cozy under the blankets.

All the staff was friendly and attentive, and took care to make sure I had everything I needed during my stay. Santi, the property manager, was available throughout my stay, always with a smile and the time to answer any questions about the hotel (or even to discuss philosophy over a beer).

All in all, I think Cannúa delivers (and exceeds) the expectations of a EcoHotel. Tranquil ambience, gourmet cuisine, modern conveniences, and plenty of activities to pass the day. While the hotel is still in the process of putting in its finishing touches (e.g. the pool and spa are set to open in the coming months), I think you’ll still find your stay to be filled with all the comforts and experiences that you are looking for!
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Date of stay: January 2020Trip type: Travelled solo
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Response from cannuacolombia, General Manager at Cannua Lodge
Responded 12 Jan 2020
Thank you for staying with us and for your great review!
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Bicks_medellin wrote a review Sept 2020
Colombia
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We stayed here in September for 4 nights as a family, with two kids a five year old and a baby. The hotel is situated in a nature reserve in Maranilla, not too far from Medellin and is perfect for a couple of day escape. The owners, Bryan and Santiago are really great people, and all the other staff are very well trained, attentive and service orientated. It is obvious that they are carefully selected and that a lot of time is put in their development.

Rooms

The rooms are first rate, we had a 2 level cabin with incredible views over the valley. They have floor to ceiling windows which are excellent, and electric operated blackout blinds. The decor, desgin, furniture are fantastic, and we had a little balcony outside. It can get cold, so a heater is provided. The bed is very large and very comfortable. It is really great to open the electric blinds at sunrise from the bed !!!

The only downer is the little electric plastic shower head that was installed. Very poor water flow, hard to obtain lukewarm water and doesn't make sense to install something of such poor quality in a hotel where everything else is carefully thought through. Pls change them.

Food

It was a reduced menu, however the food was very good, and always came with an explanation. They catered to our every need, and assisted with soup for the baby when requested. I guess, you need to be aware that the plates can be tiny portions, so you may need to bring your own snacks as a supplement. The restaurant area is on the balcony, with lovely views.

Activities

It is a relaxing place, so not a lot to do as such. That said, there are trails to walk, with beautiful views, bird watching galore and a walk up the mountain with guide is included in the stay (4 pm) and the views are incredible. You can also book a guide to take you to el penol via trails. I didn't do it, but would have loved it. The staff also have their own garden, and as an activity for kids they had them plant their own little tree with name plate.

Rum tasting is available for those so inclined, and Bryan certainly knows his rums.

Kids

It is not really a hotel that caters to children, however the hosts and staff did everything they could to make ours feel welcome and looked after - they really went the extra mile. Just bring your own books, toys and maybe Netflix and good to go. Plenty of walks can be done in the day to wear them out.

The hotel provides little head torches for people to make their way along the trails to the rooms. Very handy and a good idea.

All in all, a perfect option for an escape from Medellin, and should be included in your plans. What is also great is the commitment of the owners to develop the staff with free English lessons etc, and they all seemed really happy to be working there.
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Date of stay: September 2020
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Room Tip: The double level cabins - just fantastic.
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Response from Recepción Hotel Cannúa, General Manager at Cannua Lodge
Responded 29 Sept 2020
Hi! It was such a pleasure to host you and your family here, we truly enjoyed our time with you! We understand the issue with the shower and we are in the process of installing a luxury head with an on-demand water heater and improved pressure! We hope to have this done within the next week or so, thank you again for the feedback and we are really pleased that you enjoyed all of the other elements of your stay. We hope to see you all here again soon!
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Jonathan W wrote a review Jan 2021
Medellin, Colombia
5.0 of 5 bubbles
This high end eco lodge was over 4 years in the making. The owners used permaculture principals to carefully design the layout of the property and guide their construction techniques and day to day operations. The cabin we stayed in was beautiful and had an amazing view of the valley from the large windows. The property is a private ecological reserve and the gardens they are building are a mix of indigenous plants and vegetables and flowers for the onsite restaurant. As these gardens mature the grounds will become even more beautiful. As part of your stay you get both a guided tour of the hotel grounds and a precolonial trail to the top of the valley.

Speaking of the restaurant, it is one of the best we have been too since moving to Medellin and is worth a visit for that alone. As I mentioned, they grow a lot of their own vegetables and buy much of the rest from the surrounding farms. I would also highly recommend taking both the coffee and rum tastings they offer. Bryan, one of the owners of the hotel, leads led our tastings and they were well worth it.

We look forward to returning in the future and watching the amazing grounds be transformed.
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Date of stay: January 2021
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
4.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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jziff wrote a review Jan 2020
San Diego, California
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Team at the property: amazing. They were incredibly kind, accommodating, and helpful in every respect. One reason for this (I believe) is that they are genuinely happy to be a part of an undertaking that is giving so much back to the local community. Another reason is that they are simply very kind, caring, and warm people.

The food = fantastic. Our meals were excellent. Many ingredients sourced locally or from property itself. Preparations were thoughtful and complex- an accomplished chef is at work. The view from the dinning room or terrace is lovely.

My family (wife and young child) and I stayed here for three nights and when we left we felt like we were saying goodbye (or rather, see you again) to good friends. I firmly and fondly would recommend Cannua to my friends and family.
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Date of stay: December 2019
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
4.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Room Tip: All have lovely views.
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Response from cannuacolombia, General Manager at Cannua Lodge
Responded 15 Jan 2020
Thank you for staying with us and we look forward to welcoming you back soon!
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llbloom wrote a review Feb 2020
Whitefish, Montana
5.0 of 5 bubbles
The hotel is still working on a few things like the swimming pool. The staff was great with a lot of individual attention. Make sure you bring a sweater as evenings can be cool. Stay in an individual cabana if you can do a short challenging walk otherwise staying in a room in the main building is convenient.
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Date of stay: January 2020
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
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Response from cannuacolombia, General Manager at Cannua Lodge
Responded 16 Feb 2020
Thank you for staying with us and we hope to see you back soon when we have finished our pool!
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Lily S wrote a review Jan 2024
5.0 of 5 bubbles
If you have the chance, you absolutely cannot skip the opportunity to visit Cannua. Nestled high in the hills above Maranilla, this is one of the most peaceful hotels we’ve ever visited and one of the most beautiful. The staff are lovely and all speak great English, the food is genuinely to die for with loads of fresh ingredients including many herbs and fruit foraged from their own garden. We really loved our complimentary chocolate tasting with knowledgeable Fabian. Also, don’t skip the permaculture tour!! We got to taste so many of the garden’s surprising treats and it was fascinating to learn how this hotel is embracing its environment to try and have a positive impact.
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Date of stay: January 2024
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: Ask the hotel to help you organise transport to and from.
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Tracy S wrote a review Jan 2021
Atlanta, Georgia
5.0 of 5 bubbles
My boyfriend and I spent four perfect nights here! Don’t let the bumpy road on the way to the lodge fool you - this place is perfectly posh without being overdone. The staff is very attentive and always had a smile and “hello!” for each other and us. The food is so good there isn’t a word in English to convey how good it is. And, each dish is beautifully plated with edible flowers from the Cannua property. We ate everything on the menu and then started over again. The fresh bread every day is a treat! The signature cocktails are based on local alcohols and local, fresh ingredients and are so creative (and beautiful). We participated in the permaculture tour (fascinating!), the coffee tasting, the chocolate tasting and the rum tasting. All were fun and super informative - a crash course in each subject from experts. The vistas during the hike above the property give a great overview of the valley. Most of all we loved the staff. They genuinely care about their guests and the property. The owners created a rare jewel, so go now before it’s booked up a year in advance!
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Date of stay: January 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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sshroon wrote a review Jan 2020
London
5.0 of 5 bubbles
What a lovely hotel. Everything is so carefully thought out and beautiful. The views were breathtaking. We had such a lovely couple of days. The food was a highlight every meal was fantastic. The hike and tours provided were great and the hospitality made this such an enjoyable trip that my children are asking to return! I would definitely recommend this hotel and certainly hope to return again.
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Date of stay: December 2019
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Room Tip: the cabanas are beautiful with spectacular views
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Response from cannuacolombia, General Manager at Cannua Lodge
Responded 14 Jan 2020
Thank you for visiting us and for taking the time to leave us a review. It was great to meet you and your family and we look forward to welcoming you back soon!
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Brent C wrote a review Jan 2021
Medellin, Colombia
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Had an amazing experience here over the weekend! Facilities are clean and amazingly speedy WIFI. The customer service is amazing, from the kitchen staff to the reception to the cleaning, everyone was very friendly and made me feel at home. The owners are very involved with the business, hosting various and diverse events and activities to keep you busy if you choose. I really liked the Coffee Tasting and the hikes. Honestly this was probably the best hotel i've ever stayed in Colombia. No complaints at all. Great place to escape for a few days and enjoy nature. I'll be back!
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Date of stay: January 2021
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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kim asked a question Apr 2021
Medellin, Colombia
I Wanna know Internet wifi speed of hotel room.
BluBlusette wrote a tip Apr 2024
Envigado, Colombia61 contributions12 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Stay at least 3 days to enjoy everything this fantastic place has to offer."
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Lily S wrote a tip Jan 2024
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Ask the hotel to help you organise transport to and from. "
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Romy Nieuwenhuis wrote a tip Feb 2023
5 contributions1 helpful vote
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"There are huts and rooms. I stayed in a room and was happy with what I got, garden view was still beautiful."
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Robin H wrote a tip Sept 2022
32 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Depending on how high up the mountain you want to walk will determine which room is good for you."
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Moi6 wrote a tip Sept 2022
Retiro, Colombia61 contributions11 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Weekends are the busy times, best to go during the week."
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PRICE RANGE
£96 - £157 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
ColombiaAntioquia DepartmentMarinilla
NUMBER OF ROOMS
18
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Frequently Asked Questions about Cannua Lodge
Which popular attractions are close to Cannua Lodge?
Nearby attractions include Parque de Marinilla (3.8 miles), Parque Temático Réplica del Viejo Peñol (4.8 miles), and Malecon de Guatapé (5.0 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Cannua Lodge?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and an on-site restaurant.
Which room amenities are available at Cannua Lodge?
Top room amenities include blackout curtains, a view of the mountains, and a walk-in shower.
What food & drink options are available at Cannua Lodge?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Cannua Lodge?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Cannua Lodge?
Conveniently located restaurants include Con Tradición, Restaurante Elemental, and Terrasole.
Does Cannua Lodge have airport transportation?
Yes, Cannua Lodge offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Cannua Lodge?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Spanish, French, German, and Portuguese.
Is Cannua Lodge accessible?
Yes, it offers reduced mobility rooms. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.
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