We simply spent a few weeks touring in Colombia and a few of that was in a metropolis that has turn out to be a hotspot for distant employees prior to now decade: Medellin. It’s the closest factor to a digital nomad hotspot in South America, with a couple of thousand foreigners dwelling there. It’s nowhere near Bogota in relation to upscale properties to select from although and we doubled our variety of critiques there from one to 2. We’ve simply added an in depth assessment of one of the best full-service luxurious lodge in Medellin: the Intercontinental.
This isn’t any new child on the block although. This was one of many metropolis’s first full-service accommodations, again within the days 40 years in the past when the security scenario within the metropolis was lots completely different than it’s at this time–as was the quantity of wealth. The benefit of coming in that early, and hanging on by means of the ups and downs, is that this property has an opulent quantity of land in El Poblado, probably the most upscale neighborhood in Medellin.
Most of the opposite accommodations in Poblado are fairly completely different in two methods: they’re geared to a younger and hip crowd that’s right here to get together and they’re principally skinny high-rises which might be quick on public area. They have a roof deck pool not simply due to the views: it was the one place they may put one. That’s true for the opposite property now we have reviewed, the Charlee Hotel, and it’s true for many of the others that may come up in searches once you’re on websites like Expedia.
Check out our video tour of the Intercontinental to get a way of how spacious this property is:
Poblado accommodations which have a pool anyplace close to as giant because the Intercontinental’s are typically 3- and 4-star chain choices that don’t present the graceful, bilingual service you’ll discover at this one. “It’s nice to be at a hotel where you can always find someone when you need something,” I overheard one American say, in all probability evaluating the small military of staffers at this property to what you discover within the USA proper now, the place the DIY ethic that existed earlier than the newest labor crunch has gotten even worse.
There are two full eating places right here. The first is an open-air one by the pool that’s lined with a thatched palapa, making this really feel extra like a resort than a metropolis lodge. The second is in the principle constructing close by on the identical degree, with a terrace space and an indoor one. This is the place the wonderful breakfast buffet occurs, full with a variety of all of the fruit that Colombia is ready to develop. Then on the foyer degree is a big lounge area that served baked items and occasional many of the day till teatime after which cocktail time.
There’s a big health club with a very good array of apparatus plus a full spa for those who might use a therapeutic massage. You might get by with out leaving right here since there’s room service, two retailers, a enterprise heart, and assembly area. You don’t need to go far to discover although since El Poblado’s important restaurant and nightlife space is lower than 10 minutes away by taxi. (You can stroll right down to it pretty simply, however getting again is like climbing a mountain.)
Rooms are a few of the best-equipped within the metropolis, with all you’d count on from an Intercontinental, together with nightly turndown service. There are a couple of suite choices which might be definitely worth the improve, particularly proper now when the greenback is so sturdy towards the native foreign money.
If you need a big lodge with loads of staffers who can converse English, that is one of the best luxurious lodge in Medellin. Go right here to see our full assessment of Intercontinental Medellin Hotel in Colombia.
Article by Timothy
Timothy Scott is the founder and editor of Luxury Latin America and has been masking the area as a journey journalist because the mid-2000s. He has visited every nation we cowl a number of instances and is predicated in a UNESCO World Heritage metropolis in central Mexico, the place he owns a house. See contact data right here.