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Gran Hotel
Ranked #11 of 110 Hotels in Medellin
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 10 March 2011

It in the center of Medellin, and is really a great location, because of its ease to get to everything within about a 5 min walk...weather it be taxi service at the door...or use of the rail system, nightclubs, banks, great restaurant in the hotel along with a bar on main floor.
Service is great, staff was friendly and helpful, room was well maintained even though a bit dated. its not a 5 star hotel, it is a 3 star hotel...but it has all you need with good amenities and great location for the price.
Just be aware of yourself, there is a higher crime rate in the center and they will try to take advantage of you if your naive....but that said nothing more than say if you stayed in New York City

  • Stayed: March 2011, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 22 February 2011

El Gran Hotel is recommendable if your intention is to stay in the downtown section of Medellin know as "el Centro". The hotel is well situated, a quarter of a block from the main Av. Oriental. Being so centrally located expect the street noise.
The hotel is a bit dated, rooms are clean, bathrooms supplied with the basics, nothing fancy, as the name of the hotel may suggest. Breakfast is included. May I recommend breakfast #5 (americano), with your choice of how you want your eggs served. Service is with a smile, as is expected in Medellin.
An addoitional guest will run you an additional 28.000 pesos per night.
My room came with a double and twin bed. My only complaint was the comfort of the bed. If you have a bad back then this is not for you. If you want a lager bed you have to go for the suite.

  • Stayed: February 2011, travelled solo
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Reviewed 6 February 2011

Avoid paying cabs to go to suburbs visiting family and friends; invite them to the Gran Hotel to visit you, convenient lobby area to receive friends; also in the floors living rooms near the elevator.
Very nice staff people to help with your needs.
The pool area is located on the last floor (13th )
Many restaurantes and places to eat and have fun in downtown Medellin.
Many different touring the Metro and metro Cable, is a fun thing to do.

  • Stayed: January 2011, travelled on business
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Reviewed 31 July 2010

Gran Hotel is the best hostelry in this immediate neighborhood, amongst the larger hotels. Clearly, the Gran was intended to be a first-rate facility when it was constructed. Obviously dated, it has aged well, although the entire place -- furnishings and all -- is a time warp back to the Kennedy Administration. Staff is motivated and takes pride in the facility. Other than the old glass-slat windows which do little to keep out noise, it's a sound building. Restaurant fare pretty slim pickings. Plenty enough places nearby though. Guest fee (if I recollect correctly) was about $15 US.

  • Stayed: March 2010, travelled solo
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Reviewed 29 July 2010

The hotel is a very nice place where employees treat you very nicely, you can literally walk to many nice places, such as the MUSEO DE BOTERO, METRO (public transportation) restaurants, bars, bank, hospitals, etc. The hotel has been recently updated; it has a nice pool, and cafe-bar. Oh, I almost forgot, the hotel restaurant at the 2nd floor serves very good food, amost adictive, and very afordable. If you are going to Medellin, you should try this Hotel. Good Luck!

  • Stayed: July 2010, travelled on business
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Address: Calle 54 No. 45-92 | Av. Oriental x Caracas, Medellin 050012, Colombia
Region: Colombia > Antioquia Department > Medellin
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #11 of 110 Hotels in Medellin
Price Range: £33 - £62 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Gran Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 108
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Hotel Is A Very Nice Place Where Employees Treat You Very Nicely, You Can Literally Walk To Many Nice Places, Such As The Museo De Botero, Metro (public Transportation) Restaurants, Bars, Bank, Hospitals, Etc. The Hotel Has Been Recently Updated; It Has A Nice Pool, And Cafe-bar. The Hotel Restaurant At The 2nd Floor Serves Very Good Food, Almost Adictive, And Very Afordable. If You Are Going To Medellin, You Should Try This Hotel. Good Luck! ... more   less 
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