Neruda Express

Vecinal 40 at Av. Apoquindo, Santiago, Santiago Metropolitan, 7550226, Chile

This "express" version of the larger Hotel Neruda (on Avenida Pedro de Valdivia) lacks the space and other frills, but rooms are tastefully modern and bright. Ask for one of the two suites on the second floor or one of the larger "superior" rooms on the 9th to 11th floors, which cost the same as standard rooms. The hotel has a restaurant with well-priced pizzas, sandwiches, and Chilean favorites.

room

Rooms are comfortable and cozy, with touches like fresh flowers and color accents. Each room has individual air conditioning and heating. Larger rooms have a desk and chair.

YOU SHOULD KNOW Some rooms have views into nearby buildings and vice versa. Ask for a room with a better view if this is important to you. The rooms on the south side of the north side of the building are a better bet than on the south side. Upper floor rooms have angled window openings.

bathroom

Simple and clean, with tubs, not stand-alone showers.

lobby

Marble and open, with a few places to sit and wait for traveling companions.

dining

Restaurant with a la carte service until 10:30 PM, featuring Chilean and Mediterranean food, sandwiches and pizzas.

drinking

You can have drinks at the in-hotel restaurant. These include local cocktails and wine by the glass.

LOCATION

Getting Around

Located between two metro stations, Tobalaba and El Golf, each on the red line (Linea 1). Either metro stop is easily accessible and a good option for transit until the metro closes. After then, guests tend to prefer Uber/Cabify or a taxi. There is plentiful bus service day and night, but this can be more confusing for non-Spanish speakers.

Restaurants

There is a large concentration of eateries for every budget on the food court level of the Costanera Center (10-minute walk). Try Tanta for Peruvian food. Nearby, on ground level is the soda-fountain-style Chilean restaurant Las Cabras (8-minute walk) which comes highly recommended. Also nearby is Liguria, (6-minute walk), a classic for Chilean food in a bistro setting. If you'd like to go farther afield, head down to Bellavista (20-minute drive) for classics like Como Agua para Chocolate (20-minute drive), or Peumayén (19-minute drive) for ancestral Chilean food. Or head uptown for world-renowned Boragó (11-minute drive) on tony Nueva Costanera.

Bars

Liguria (6-minute walk) is a restaurant with a good bar, so head there for Pisco sours or local wine. There is also pub-grub and beer at Flannery's Irish Geo Pub, (7-minute walk) or French wine by the glass at nearby Les Dix Vins (14-minute walk). Change neighborhoods, taking a taxi or metro down to Lastarria (19-minute metro ride, 18-minute taxi) for Chilean wine at Bocanáriz (19-minute drive) or Pisco cocktails at Chipe Libre (19-minute drive).

WHY WE LIKE IT

This hotel is a reasonably-priced alternative to others in the neighborhood which has become one of the most desirable to stay and live in in recent years. It has good access to Santiago's World Trade Center, as well as the local attraction of the Costanera Center. It's comfortable and complete, without bells and whistles you may not need or want to pay for. It is part of a small national hotel chain, which means keeping up their good reputation is important to them, and it shows in their service.

QUICK FACTS

Business
50 rooms, 2 suites
Room Service yes
$$$
throughout hotel
Free Parking
No

HOTEL INFO

Phones: 2-2233–2747

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