This small family-run hotel is a welcome addition to Santiago's limited range of mid-priced lodgings. In a conveniently located restored house, it's simply but beautifully decorated and gleams with cleanliness. A buffet breakfast is served in a small dining room overlooking a quiet patio.
Comfortable, simple rooms with soft linens, comfortable beds and individual heating/AC units and individual craft touches from different parts of Chile. Rooms are named for different features of Chile, such as room 3, the skies of Elqui.
Large mirrors, shower and tub combo, and fresh flowers in water in every room.
YOU SHOULD KNOW The countertops are a little dated, but the bathrooms are very clean.
A space for visitors to meet and spend time, like a living room with artistic touches, craft items on display, a lending library and DVDs about different places in Chile.
The hotel is conveniently located between the Manuel Montt and Pedro de Valdivia metro stops, which makes getting uptown or downtown during operational hours a cinch. Busses run up and down the main streets, but are not that practical for visitors. Many visitors prefer taking Uber/Cabify or taxis, especially for coming back to the hotel at night.
The original location of the classic Liguria (6-minute walk) is perfect for people wanting a quintessential Chilean experience with high quality food and good service. Super close El Ancla (1-minute walk) is recommended for the full Chilean seafood experience at any time of day. More experimental food available at the Ambrosía Bistro (15 minute walk) or Piso Uno, (16-minute walk), which serves some of the city's best Nikkei (Peruvian Japanese fusion) meals. Or metro or taxi down to Bellavista (11-minute drive, 20-minute metro and walk) to try your luck in the Patio Bellavista or nearby restaurants like 040 (13-minute drive), which serves an experimental tasting menu.
There's a real see-and-be-seen quality to the bar at Piso Uno, (16-minute walk) a Nikkei (Peruvian-Japanese fusion) restaurant with a nice patio and pretty, well-stocked bar. Farther afield, head down to Lastarria (13-minute drive) for drinks at the wine bar at Bocanáriz, (12-minute drive) or at Chipe Libre, (11-minute drive) take a tour through Chilean and Peruvian Pisco and Pisco cocktails. Or try the neighborhood of Bellavista (11-minute drive, 20-minute metro and walk) for a good pick for Pisco sours, or other classic mixed Chilean drinks, including as a continuation from dinner at 040 the bar called Room 09, (13-minute drive) their speakeasy-style bar on the roof.
WHY WE LIKE IT
This family-owned hotel marries what's best about Chilean décor and design with real homeyness. The outside patio is the perfect place to start the day with breakfast, and the evening soup bar is a delightful surprise. The neighborhood is one of the most desirable to live in in Santiago for mid-30s and above businesspeople, due to its great location and access to happening nightlife.