This is my second stay at this hotel. The first was in 2009. It is on the main road into town, about 30-40 minutes from the Intl airport.
Upon entering the lot, you can tell it is dated. It looks tired. The lobby isn't so bad, but it is still dated. There is a restaurant on the main floor but I didn't try it. During our brief 12 hour stay, they had to shut down the water main from 12 AM-4 AM. This didn't present an inconvenience to me, but it could have for others. They allowed for the inconvenience by providing drinking water free of charge.
The room was not very nice. It was hot upon entering (although the A/C was efficient and cooled it down pretty quickly) and the carpet was disgusting (room 651). It is so need of cleaning, that I am surprised they haven't either replaced it, cleaned it or make it unavailable. They room also had an adjoining door to the room next door, which I am not a big fan of.
It was difficult to find a plug in the room to use my computer. I was forced to climb on the nasty carpet to plug it in. For the coffee pot, which I was happy to have, I had to take it into the bathroom to make coffee because there wasn't a place to accommodate its short cord.
The bathroom was adequate, but not large. It too was outdated.
The room had Wi-Fi and it worked well. However, I wouldn't call this a business friendly room. The lack of plugs is inconvenient.
I understand that there was a nice swimming pool and tennis court, but I didn't get to see them.
Overall, it's really hard to recommend this place. Except for the convenience, and lack of other national hotel chains in Medellin, I likely wouldn't stay here again until it is updated.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- InterContinental Medellin is a resort-like setting just minutes from the bustle of downtown. Whether travelling for business or pleasure, you won t want to miss the Museum of Antioquia, The Medellin Interactive Museum and the Medellin Botanical Garden. El Parque de los Deseos and El Tesoro Shopping Mall both offer a range of entertainment options. ... more less
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