Situated in Medellin's commercial center, the Hotel Alcaraván offers 96 comfortable rooms with large floor-to-ceiling windows, private bathrooms, and work desks. These simple, contemporary accommodations each have a 32" flat-screen television, a safety-deposit box, and a telephone with free local calling capabilities.
Guests can use the computer area, which is equipped with dial-up Internet, to check their e-mail. The covered rooftop Jacuzzi opens at 3 pm, and is an ideal place to relax while looking out on spectacular views of the city and colorful panoramic sunsets.
The adjacent Turkish bath can be reserved through the front desk. Drinks can be ordered from the bar and enjoyed in the lounge area, which features a billiards table and a covered terrace.
A restaurant serving breakfast, lunch, and dinner is on the ground floor. The concierge desk is operational 24-hours a day, and arranges luggage storage, laundry services, and reservations for exclusive rooftop dining. Guests are welcome to use the on-site parking lot.
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This hotel rests to the north of Medellin's center, in the suburb of Itagüí. This area is home to a number of historic and cultural landmarks and other tourist attractions. The San Pedro Cemetery Museum and the Republic Park are to the south. The dozens of churches that can be found in this area are excellent examples of traditional Colombian architecture.
The Parque Explora amusement park and aquarium is a great place for kids and families. Next door to here is the Medellin Botanical Garden, where guests can experience a wide variety of South American flora. The Planetarium is also in this area. A country market with groceries, toiletries, and snacks is just a few blocks south of the hotel. The Universidad subway station is a 10-minute walk from here.
Food & Beverage
The hotel's restaurant features a hearty spread of local and US items for breakfast, accompanied by fresh juices and hot coffee. The lunch and dinner menus include a variety of soups, classic Colombian lunches, sandwiches, and seafood and meat dishes. The on-site bar serves both classic and exotic cocktails, wine, beer, and snacks. Room service is available 24-hours a day.
How To Get There
The Hotel Alcaraván is located off Carrera 50A at number 84-09. From the Universidad subway station, head east on Calle 73, toward Carabobo. At Carabobo, turn left. Continue along Carabobo, which becomes Carrera 52. Take a right onto Calle 78. Turn left onto Carrera 50C. In five blocks, turn right onto Calle 83. At Carrera 50A turn left. The hotel should be visible on the left at the beginning of the second block. The Jose Maria Cordova International Airport is approximately 27 miles southeast of here.
Amenities & Services
General:Cable/Satellite TV, Free Coffee and/or Tea 24/7, Roof-Top Terrace, On-Site Parking (free), 24-Hour Front Desk, Elevator, Breakfast, Restaurant, Bar.
Services:Wake-Up Service, Laundry Service, Tours and Excursions, Room Service, Ironing Service, Wi-Fi/Wireless LAN (against a surcharge), Concierge Service, In-Room Safety Deposit Boxes, Butler, In-Room Breakfast Option, Luggage Storage, Computers with Internet Connection.
On-Site Activities:Sauna, Billiards, Steam Bath, Hot Tub.
Nearby Attractions:Historic District, Cycling, Casino, Art Galeries, Shopping Area, Sightseeing Tours, Zoo, Planetarium, Golf Course, Municipal Park, Colonial Architecture, Bowling Alley, Nightlife, Museum, Theaters, Cathedral, Shopping Mall, Gastronomy.
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