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Art Hotel Medellin Review

The Art Hotel Medellin has to be one of the most fun and quirky places that I have ever stayed in. This Medellin Colombia hotel is very true to its name.

The Art Hotel Medellin Colombia is a stunning mix of exposed brick, polished concrete, and lots of windows. Upon entry, there is a lovely large lounge area before you hit the reception desk at the art hotel boutique Medellin Colombia.

The ground floor is a lovely large open space where you can relax or work.

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The stylish lobby at the Art Boutique Hotel

Inside the Art Hotel Boutique Medellin has an interesting feel of a very funky prison. There is an open courtyard with rooms placed around it on each level. Unusual but kind of fun.

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The lobby of the Hotel Art Boutique Medellin

Art Hotel Medellin – Getting To Medellin and Around:

Medellin has an international airport – however, there are not a load of international flights in and out. Iberia flies direct from Madrid but generally, you will go via Bogota.

There are however loads of domestic flights in and out of Medellin. As Colombia is large and hilly flying internally is common and very reasonably priced.

I used the national carrier Avianca several times and found them very safe, good service and quality, and very reasonably priced.

International flights to Medellin

Flights Medellin to Cartagena and Medellin to Bogota

I flew to Colombia with Iberia – read my Iberia Business Class Review. You can also read my Air France a380 Business Class Review and my American Airlines Premium Economy 777 Review – they both fly to Colombia.

It takes about 45 minutes to get to the Art Hotel from  Jose Maria Cordoba Medellin International Airport. I used a private driver pre-booked which was about 80000COP.

You can, of course, get a taxi at the airport but it can be challenging to explain your destination. There is a cheap bus option but you will have to get a taxi once you get to the city center and wait until it is full.

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The lobby of this boutique hotel Medellin from above

Hotel Art Medellin has a fantastic location in the heart of the El Poblado area. It is literally only a few minutes’ walk to Parque Lleras, a busy square with many bars and restaurants.

It is also very close to Carreras 37 and 33 which have some of the best food and shopping in Medellin.

View from the Art Hotel Medellin Rooftop
View from the Art Hotel Medellin Rooftop

El Poblado metro is about a 15-minute walk from the hotel and this area feels quite safe at night.

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Art Hotel Medellin: The Rooms

I had a twin room in the Hotel Art Medellin. Design-wise it was fantastic – very attractive with red highlights. The rooms at this property have polished concrete floors which I didn’t love – I prefer something softer on my feet.

The beds at the Art Hotel were comfortable and the thread count on the sheets just made it to the acceptable level. They were nice big twin beds.

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Twin room beds

This hotel in Medellin had a nice big tv with lots of options. The bathroom at this Medellin hotel was fine but nothing outstanding. The towels were a little on the thin side – you know those typical white hotel towels?

We had the classic room – the superior rooms did look like they took things up a notch or two There is no room service.

Art Hotel Boutique Medellin: Service

The breakfast and bar staff were lovely. The front desk was helpful but I was a bit shocked when I was told that they had run out of maps. I then asked if something could be printed but there was a problem with the printer.

I did end up getting some help and some guidance as to where I could buy a map but this did take a bit of time. Apart from this incident, everyone at this hotel in Medellin was very friendly and helpful.

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The slightly prison like interior of the hotel

There is free Wifi throughout the hotel and works well. They also have both a cinema and an art gallery although I had no need to use either. The same goes for the Meeting Rooms but nice to know there are 2 available.

The Art Hotel Medellin: Food and Drinks

Breakfast is served on the fantastic 6th-floor rooftop. This area is so lovely. It is essentially outside and has some great views over Medellin.

They have also done a lovely job decking it out – comfortable seating areas, small design details like the gin bottles in the lamps – and it is a great place to spend time.

Breakfast was a buffet. I highly recommend the beans. There was also a sort of pancake-shaped local bread. The lovely waitress showed me what to do with this.

Pop the bread in the toaster and then once it is done make a couple of small incisions on one side. Then put some butter and some sugar on the bread and wait for it to melt – delicious.

There is also a fantastic bar on the 6th level which is open to adults at night. The Art Hotel bar is outside and is draped in greenery and candles that are covered in wax.

I loved the lights which are like birdcages filled with old bottles of gin. The area is covered in hurricane lamps with candles inside which creates a lovely light in the evening.

Even the bathroom area is lovely. They do also serve dinner here.

⇒ The biggest week of the year in Medellin is Feria de las Flores – Read all about it in my post.

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The Bar on the 6th floor

I had a fantastic iced lemonade on arrival in the evening which was a sensation. They only had one white wine on offer which is common in Colombia. Luckily it was a chardonnay and very pleasant.

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A stylish place to wash your hands

The Verdict

Overall the highlights of the Art Hotel Medellin are the fantastic 6th-floor area, the art design, and the brilliant location. The rooms aren’t amazing but they are absolutely fine.

For the price, this hotel is a fantastic deal. The Art Hotel is probably not the best hotel in Medellin but it is certainly one of the Medellin hotels to consider if you like boutique hotels as much as I.

Click here for Prices, More Reviews and Booking Availability for Art Hotel Medellin.

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Great use of Gin bottles!Useful Links

Other Boutique Hotels Medellin:

I also used the gym at the Charlee Hotel and it was lovely! It also has a great central location in Medellin and a fantastic rooftop bar and pool! The rooms are gorgeous and they also have a great restaurant on the ground floor. The Charlee is one of the best hotels Medellin has on offer.

⇒ Read reviews of Hotel Charlee on Trip AdvisorBook Now

I have also read good things about the Diez Hotel Medellin 

⇒ Read reviews of the Diez Hotel Medellin on Trip AdvisorBook Now

For a quieter option in the center of town check out The Sites Hotel Medellin

⇒ Read reviews of The Sites Hotel Medellin on Trip AdvisorBook Now

And Hotel Loyds Medellin is another good option in El Poblado.

⇒ Read reviews of the Hotel Loyds Medellin on Trip AdvisorBook Now

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beans, eggs and special colombian bread!

Other Boutique Adventurer Posts You Might Enjoy Reading:

I have written about Colombia for several websites:

The fantastic don’t miss it Communa 13 Tour

The brilliant free walking tour as well as a fab food tour

A guide to Colombian Food

Boutique Hotels in Colombia

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Busy breakfast time

Colombia Tours for Solo Travelers

If you are traveling solo and looking for tours of Colombia try these options:

Exodus Holidays Colombia

Just You Colombia

Explore Holidays Colombia

G Adventures Colombia

Who Paid for What in this Post

I covered all the costs associated with my stay at Art Hotel Medellin. If you click through on some of the links in this post and make a purchase I will receive a small commission. Just wanted to make sure that you knew.


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Thursday 9th of June 2022


Ayoola Daniel

Saturday 20th of June 2020

This is really interesting. I like your style of writing!

Vijay Patel

Saturday 9th of December 2017

Interior is so cool. A perfect method of creativity. I am amazed at how things have been arranged. It is beautiful. Thank you for sharing


Monday 4th of December 2017


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