When I was in Colombia last year, I was given various documents to sign in when checking in at most hotels.
My advice is to quickly read through what rights you are signing away and contest, for example, how long particular information is retained, such as copies of your identification documents.
I had read the TripAdvisor horror stories about this hotel and was not surprised to see the following:
ANY PERSON WHO ENTERS TO THE ROOM AND IS NOT REGISTERED AS GUEST AT CHECK-IN TIME WILL HAVE AN EXTRA FEE OF USD200 + TAXES.
There are many instances when not all the members of your party are available when one checks in.
The registration form statement states that the hotel can charge $200 in such instances even when your reservation is for TWO.
This is rather weird because the hotel rates were half of this. You can book the Medellin Marriott for less than $100 per night.
The hotel’s GM always replies to complaints on TripAdvisor that they need to register all the guests at the hotel due to an understandable fire code. But if the reservations are for two, why the additional charge?
Here’s a video of the suite I had at the Medellin Marriott:
If the room/suite is registered for two, how can they require that both are together at the time of checking in? You may be arriving on different flights.
It is clear that the hotel wants to profit from the prostitution, but it is no hotel’s business what two consenting adults do at their premises.