Fodor's Expert Review The Charlee
Calle 9A #37–16, Medellín, Antioquia, Colombia
Since opening in 2011, The Charlee has set the tone for upmarket hotels in Medellín, and remains among the best urban boutique hotels in the country. The style is modern and art-centric, starting in the reception area with a wall clad in antique trunks, various oversized contemporary paintings, and red, octopuslike chandeliers. Surfaces throughout are a combination of polished cement and scarred wood with antique-chic furnishings in the common areas and low ambient lighting. Rooms are decorated in clean white and beige tones, with a frosted-glass cube housing the spacious bathroom and luxurious shower. Each room has a greenery-edged balcony over looking the park—some even have a Jacuzzi—but along with the view, the noise of the city's most vibrant party area is unavoidable.
- gym and wellness center spread over the top three floors is arguably the city's best
- excellent Italian restaurant
- top-notch staff and concierge to guide you to the best of Medellín
- the party outside feels like it is right in your room, particularly on lower levels
Rate Includes: Free breakfast