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“Great find in safe area of town”
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Hotel Estelar Blue
Ranked #13 of 111 Hotels in Medellin
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 14 September 2010

Booked this on Expedia and got an amazing midweek rate. Beautiful new hotel with a Scandinavian feel - staff very friendly and speaks English. Free wifi (with free computers just off the check-in desk if you don't have one) - free buffet breakfast and free dinner (light snacks and sandwiches buffet style - Colombians do their main meal of the day during lunch). It's in the posh Poblado neighborhood - easy walking distances to outdoor cafes and restaurants. You're also just south of the Zona Rosa (great place to people watch with block upon block of open air clubs and restaurants). Although cabs are cheap, we ended up walking to their Metro System (very modern and clean - although a little confusing walking to it). Catch the half-day tourist bus at the El Poblado park just up the street to get a quick view of the city, especially if you're into contemporary architecture (they showed off a number of their new buildings and public spaces that are amazing).

  • Stayed: September 2010, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 14 September 2010

I stayed at this hotel 2 nights. It is located in the very safe area and room was big and clean and very nice. However, I was offended by the night staff in the front desk. This bold hair guy was very rude. I asked him about restaurants around the area. I do not speak spanish but he did not even offer me to write down the restaurants until I asked him. I also asked him about making a local call. He told me to dial 03 and numbers but he did not tell me that it is not the case for celluar phone.
I asked simple questions. He speaks good english but he does not let me feel welcome at the hotel. I NEVER saw one single smile from him.
Before I checked out,, I wanted to complain to the manager but Mr. Reyes was not there.
I still like the hotel and I will stay there again, though.

  • Stayed: September 2010, travelled solo
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Reviewed 21 January 2010

Hotel is located in a very nice and safe part of Medellin. Centrally located to shopping and dining venues. Quick check-in and check-out. Very nice and clean rooms. The free breakfast and dinner was a very nice touch. Extremely quite.
I had one minor inconvenience. Early in the afternoon I called the front desk asking for ice. After waiting for some time i placed a call as a reminder. More time went by and I placed a oneother call. The ice never arrived. The following morning i commented the incident to the front desk and she informed me that they were extremly busy the previous afternoon. Maybe they can place an ice machine in one of the middle floors. I think guests will not mind going to get ice. I certainly will be willing to do that. That is the most common practice in the States. Overall experience was very good.

  • Stayed: December 2009
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H-Estelar, E-commerce Manager at Hotel Estelar Blue, responded to this reviewResponded 25 January 2010

We appreciate your time in sharing your experience at the Hotel Estelar Blue. Your constructive feedback will help us to continually improve. Thank you for the ice machine suggestion it will be sent to the Hotel Manager. We hope we will have the opportunity to welcome you back to our Hotel in the near future.

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Reviewed 2 April 2009

This wonderful 134 room hotel opened for business in late November 2008. I stayed at the Estelar Blue during the IADB meetings in March 2009 and figured that with the city packed, there would be a lot of new hotel opening kinks to work out. I was completely wrong.

Everything was perfect. The front desk and lobby staff and bellboys are marvelous. The rooms are sparkling clean, well appointed and efficiently cleaned each day. Wireless internet worked very well. There is a tiny gym, computers and printers to use in the lobby and free breakfast. The "estencial" concept means no full room service or other meals but the San Fernando Shopping Plaza is across the street and the hotel will help you arrange delivery of a meal from a nearby restaurant (just like a local - better quality than any hotel room service and better price too.)

I remain amazed at how well the hotel did - all guests were happy and I never heard complaints or comments.

What else can you enjoy - we paid a special high rate due to the meeting filling the city and it equated to US$92 per night including breakfast. How can you go wrong?

Here is a link with photos. http://www.hotelesestelar.com./index_nuevohotel.html

Medellín remains a wonderful city that has improved dramatically over the past decade. It now feels safe and is safe. No crisis there either - lots of new construction and packed restaurants. It felt better than New York which is kind of depressing now.

  • Stayed: March 2009, travelled on business
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Estelar09, E-Commerce Coordinator at Hotel Estelar Blue, responded to this reviewResponded 13 May 2009

Dear Guest: Thank you for your comments. We are looking forward to make your next visit to Colombia the best stay with Hoteles Estelar. We want to invite you to use the services of another of our destinations. Please let us know about your experience in our Hotels. it is very important to us in order to be better each day.

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Stayed: November 2017, travelled as a couple
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Stayed: December 2017, travelled with family
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Stayed: December 2017, travelled on business
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Additional Information about Hotel Estelar Blue

Address: Carrera 42 # 1 - 74 Sur, Medellin, Colombia
Region: Colombia > Antioquia Department > Medellin
Amenities:
Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #13 of 111 Hotels in Medellin
Price Range: £50 - £85 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Hotel Estelar Blue 3.5*
Number of rooms: 134
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Welcome to a space designed by understanding actual business traveler’s needs and expectations as well as concepts like agile, communications and versatility. Strategically located in the exclusive Poblado neighborhood and surrounded by the main shopping malls. Estelar Blue, a hotel where differences stand out. ... more   less 
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