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Holiday Inn Express Medellin
Ranked #27 of 105 Hotels in Medellin
Bogotá, Cundinamarca, Colombia
Level 3 Contributor
9 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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“Great location and clean and large rooms”
Reviewed 17 October 2013

Is in a really great location in Medellín, near Santafe shopping mall. Also in the same building there is a cozy shopping mall called La Strada.

The room is spacious with tv, air conditioner and wi-fi. Although the tv unit was kind of old.

Nice small selection for breakfast, really enjoyable.

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled with friends
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Luis1113, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express Medellin, responded to this review, 21 October 2013
Thank you very much for your nice comments about our extraordinary location close to all places of interest and entertainment in the city of Medellin. As you rightly says we are located in an excellent shopping center called La Strada in which a variety of restaurants and places of entertainment. That is one of the most important attractions of the hotel, in addition to its excellent care and service.

We welcome comments to improve and informed him that we are locking them for better comfort of our guests.

The hope to return soon

Luis Fernando Toro Velez
Gerente General
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Reviewed 9 October 2013

Location is simply excellent, in a very safe neighborhood in Medellín with malls and supermarket very close to the hotel. Also, in the same building (La Strada) you can find good restaurants and bars.
The only negative item is the air conditioning, a bit noisy when you're trying to sleep.

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled on business
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Luis1113, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express Medellin, responded to this review, 21 October 2013
Thank you very much for your nice comments about our extraordinary location close to all places of interest and entertainment in the city of Medellin. That is one of the most important attractions of the hotel, in addition to its excellent care and service.

We welcome comments to improve and informed him that we are locking them for better comfort of our guests.

The hope to return soon

Luis Fernando Toro Velez
Gerente General
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Nairobi, Kenya
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 258 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 September 2013

A good choice. Large rooms. Great view over rooftops. Got a room not facing the street and happy for that cause the traffic causes noice.
Breakfast buffet is good - even if the ham and cheese looked very tired and could have been stored cold. Coffee on the watery side also - this in the country of Juan Valdez....

But large rooms - comfortable beds. Nice reception (even if they missed to pass on a message to the ones supposed to bring me to the airport - they were very late and I took a hotel transport instead, but when my late original transport came the reception told me I had not left!!) But thats a minor detail for a hotel that is a very good choice.

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  • Stayed September 2013, travelled on business
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Luis1113, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express Medellin, responded to this review, 21 October 2013
Thank you very much for your nice comments about our extraordinary location near all inetres and entertainment sites in the city of Medellin. Also on outstanding accommodations, because of its size and its view over the city that are the most important attraction for our guests.

We welcome comments to improve and will in practice immediately.

I hope to return soon

Luis Fernando Toro Velez
Gerente General
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Prague, Czech Republic
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Reviewed 25 August 2013

Located in the middle of Medellin´s Golden Mile, this hotel is within a few steps from most main drags of Poblado. Two major shopping malls within a few blocks and an array of eateries in walking distance make it an excellent base for a business traveller. My suite was quite spacious and well laid out with working, sitting and sleeping areas; with excellent views over the city, however a few items would use an improvement. Windows are far from soundproof, even on 17th floor street noise was sometimes an issue. Aircon is an old unit from 1980´s, terribly noisy, making any sleep impossible when turned on; TV unit is old CRT model. Yet everyting was functional, internet was reasonably fast and reliable and the breakfast on a semi-covered terrace on the 21st floor was a delight with more than just the usual basics. All in all, quite a positive experience.

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled on business
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Luis1113, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express Medellin, responded to this review, 26 August 2013
Thank you very much for your experience compartinos Hotel and express your feelings with clean express our relation to our services.

For our team of contributors is a great satisfacion to know that your stay was memorable and full of great satisfaction.

We welcome your comments and informed him about the TV are being changed and to date 60% ​​of the hotel has HD TV LG 3D technology. As for air crews began a complete change in the last quarter of 2013 as the same are in the design process. We look forward to your next visit to have renewed this regard for their welfare.

Thanks for having us and we hope soon in our facilities

thanks

Luis Fernando Toro Velez
General Manager
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Vermillion, SD
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Reviewed 17 August 2013

I stayed here for four nights, while exploring Medellin as a possible retirement destination. I had originally booked a cheap place in the center of town, but after the miserable cheap place I had stayed in in Bogota, I wasn't up for any more adventures, so I went for the Holiday Inn Express. This was a very low-stress place, very clean, no problems, no adventures, no drama, friendly and helpful staff. The breakfast, up on the top floor, was excellent. One shortcoming: the machines in the exercise room weren't working most of the time. The other downside is that it's quite expensive. Everything else was fine.

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled solo
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Luis1113, Gerente at Holiday Inn Express Medellin, responded to this review, 19 August 2013
Thank you very much for your nice comments about our hotel and its services.
Its excellent feedback is our best reward:

I've ordered a review of the gym equipment as they have placed two new teams recently and there would be reason to not work.


Regarding the relationship of the price I have verified the dates of your stay and coincided with dates and High occupancy High season so the price was higher than that on average have. For upcoming stays we suggest purchasing fees or advance purchase nonrefundable rate which will generate a significant discount.

Thanks and we hope to return soon,

Luis Fernando Toro V
General Manager
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TX
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Reviewed 16 August 2013

I have stayed at several Holiday Inn Express hotels throughout Latin America and most are very nice hotels with the latest in hotel amenities, this was definitely not what I expected. The hotel is located in the middle of a small shopping center, which was ok, as there seemed to be a lot of movement in the area as far as business. The room was very outdated, the tv was a tube style, the a/c unit was loud from the 80's, the bed and furniture definitely dated. The exercise room was very very small and limited in selection of exercise equipment; also right next to the breakfast area. The breakfast was average with a variety of local fruit and common breakfast items. My main reason for staying here was because of location, however, next time I will gladly pay the taxi cost.

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled on business
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Luis1113, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express Medellin, responded to this review, 17 August 2013
Thank you very much for taking some of your valuable time to express your comments and observations about our hotel and services.

As you well say our location is the largest of the strengths as well as the spaciousness of the rooms, which are all Suites.

Thank you for your observations which informed him that the hotel has inciado replacement of all the new technology TVs LG 42 inch 3D of whom 50% of the rooms have been installed. Like later this year begins a reform plan for greater overall satisfaction of our guests who value it as an excellent hotel and one of the three travelers prefer business in the city of Medellín according to Latin trade magazine in annual survey.

Thanks again and we hope soon in our hotel.

Thank you,

Luis Fernando Toro V
General Manager
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New York City, New York
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Reviewed 15 August 2013

Thank you so very much HIE Poblado, Medellin, La Strada. What an awesome experience.
The room very neat and clean. Sure the air conditioner is a little dated but happy it worked great. Nicely equipped kitchen in suite. Laundry service was excellent. Location X3. Can't beat it. Carnes de France on 2nd floor, highly recommend it even after the waitress spilled a glass of red wine on me. Luckily it was an inexpensive shirt. Rooftop breakfast very good selection. If you didn't like something there then you are impossible to please. The staff was incredibly helpful, accommodating, kind, professional, and courteous just to name a few attributes. When my wife felt a little ill, they offered medical services to the room. After we explained how we just needed medicine, they called the local pharmacy and had what we needed delivered. Honestly i can't say enough about the place. The bed dressings were comfortable and though i don't sleep well on firm mattresses, the one in place did not bother me. I had to extend my stay by 2 nights and did it without a problem by calling IHG and we didn't have to change rooms. Thank you. Though I was there to care for my father in his last few days, this home away from home made things so much easier. Thank you to all at HIE Med/Poblado. Mil y mil gracias.

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  • Stayed August 2013, travelled with family
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Luis1113, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express Medellin, responded to this review, 17 August 2013
Mr. Rojas:
Thank you very much for taking some of your valuable time to express your comments and observations about our hotel and our team of contributors.

For us it is very satisfying to know that your stay at the Holiday Inn & Suites Medellin expres has been memorable and that we meet all your expectations. That's the Mayor reward.

As for air conditioning equipment, is already underway import of new equipment and we hope soon to begin the process of change.

Thanks again and we hope soon in our hotel.

Thank you,

Luis Fernando Toro V
General Manager
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Property: Holiday Inn Express Medellin
Address: Carrera 43a 1 Sur-150, Medellin 050021, Colombia
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Region: Colombia > Antioquia Department > Medellin
Amenities:
Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#16 Business Hotel in Medellin
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3 star — Holiday Inn Express Medellin 3*
Number of rooms: 96
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Medellin Hotel's Location is Convenient for GuestsLocated in the El Poblado district of Medellin, the Holiday Inn Express(R) Hotel Medellin offers visitors to Colombia an enviable location and top-notch services. This Medellin hotel's location is near area attractions and businesses, and guests can enjoy convenient amenities.Business guests find themselves near Plaza Mayor, the area's premier conference and convention center. The hotel's central Medellin location is convenient to many major banks and international businesses, and guests find it easy to stay in touch with clients using the complimentary high-speed, wireless Internet access. ... more   less 
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