Patio del Mundo occupies a coveted spot in the middle of Medellín’s Poblado district, but as soon as you step over the threshold the city’s busyness seems to fall away. This is thanks to the property’s garden, a secluded green space planted with frothy greenery and tropical plants, including birds of paradise, orchids, mango trees, and pineapple bushes. It’s one of the real pleasures of staying here: breakfast is served on the garden’s terrace, while a short stone path snakes off into the trees and leads to a deck, where you’ll find loungers and a Jacuzzi.
The seven rooms are decorated individually according to different country themes. The India Room, for instance, makes use of Indian textiles gathered by owner Agnes from her travels. Some rooms come with their own patio and Jacuzzi. The decor throughout the property, including the common areas (where you’ll find a small sitting-room-come-library) makes use of Colombian prints, hues and pottery.
There’s no restaurant, but the hotel will cook meals for you on request or recommend where’s good to eat nearby.
The property’s seven rooms vary slightly in size and facilities: one has a private patio, some have private patios with hammocks, and some private patios with a Jacuzzi. They’re all designed in the palette of a certain country or region, and each room follows a different theme. In the Out of Africa Room you’ll find African-style prints and patterns, while the Provence Room is accented with lavender shades. Every room has a fairly spacious en suite bathroom with double sinks and a walk-in shower, and a minibar, a TV and free Wi-Fi.
Snug in the leafy Poblado district, the hotel is located up a steep hill within walking distance of restaurants, bars, museums, shops, and parks. Taxis to other areas of Medellín are relatively inexpensive. A small creek runs near the property, and you can often hear it murmuring if you’re sitting out in the garden.
Food and Drink
Continental-style breakfasts are served on the wooden terrace in the garden. Expect fresh fruit, freshly squeezed juices, pastries, yoghurt, eggs and cheese, along with tea and coffee. While the hotel has no restaurant, you can request lunch and dinner. Come evening, drinks and snacks are served in the garden. The hotel also lies close to many good local restaurants.
This property’s low-key atmosphere, safely enclosed outside space and proximity to the local restaurants make it a good base for families.
Facilities and Activities
The property’s garden has comfortable seating, hammocks and a Jacuzzi with loungers, and it makes a good spot for watching the sun go down (drink in hand optional). The hotel can also arrange massages, beauty treatments, and yoga classes on request. There’s also a small library and sitting room and a laundry service.
There are some wheelchair-accessible rooms on the ground floor.
We rate Patio del Mundo as one of the best places to stay in Medellín due to its stylish rooms and restful garden — sitting in it, it’s easy to forget you’re in the middle of a city.
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Alternative places to stay nearby
Where possible, we like to offer a range of accommodation for each stop of your trip, chosen by our specialists as some of their favourite places to stay. To help you make the right choice, we give each property a rating based on its facilities and service, but we also look for hotels with distinct character or a location that can’t be bettered.
Experiences while staying here
The following activities are designed to give you the most authentic experiences of the area where you’re staying. We work with local guides, who use their knowledge and often a resident’s eye to show you the main sights and more out-of-the-way attractions. Our specialists can also suggest outdoor pursuits and activities, such as cooking classes, that will introduce you to the traditions of the area’s inhabitants.