Lots of space, two rooms, include the use of the facilities like the communal swimming pool and the cheap washing machines. Excellent location next to a big Lider. Save area, friendly guards. While there are enough dishes for breakfast, there is nothing to use for cooking, besides two pans, or for cleaning. The dishes are done by the room mate, but she doesn't show up everyday. In fact, you never know, if the room (and the dishes) is cleaned or not.
Got an apartment for some 45e a night, from a last-minute booking - amazing price, considering the central location and the fact this is a real apartment, with modern furniture, large comfy bed, sofa, fully equipped kitchen... the photos e.g. on Booking.com are spot on, no tricks, one can get a very good idea about the place.
Santiago Suites are in a large building complex (which has also another entrance from Huerfanos 547), with several companies renting apartments (and yes, some of equally good value), so do not expect any sign on the street - be sure you have the address and the name written down correctly and just show it at the building's reception. They will call somebody to pick you up.
Arrived relatively late in the evening, but a girl from Santiago Suites showed up downstairs almost immediately. Everything was prepared and waiting for me at their office on the second floor - I just paid for the room (credit cards accepted) and after a few minutes, I was on the way to the apartment.
An electronic lock on the door (you get a personal code assigned) means there are no problems with e.g. returning keys if you need to leave for the airport early in the morning.
There is supposed to be a pool in the building - but I did not care much for it, did not even try to find it, so I cannot comment on that one.
Free wifi is available, a big supermarket is in the same building (also from the Merced street side) and a string of reasonably priced cafes and restaurants nearby ("standard" Chilean but also Chinese, Indian and Turkish - and that's only what I saw and visited, there's perhaps more). Metro station Bellas Artes is a five minute walking distance.
Great location,very safe area,good security.very clean and spacious.also modern.would liked to have stayed longer than 3days.could definitely recommend .although it had a swimming pool did not have time to use it.restaurants very upmarket and not too expensive.
What a pleasant surprise! We normally always stay at the Ritz Carlton in Las Condes and this year decided to look for a place with a kitchen because of our 9 months old son. Initially we were skeptical because through booking.com you can reserve and change your reservations at any time. Our stay for a week was same amount as 1 night stay at the Ritz (cash only)...too good to be true?
Well, not this time! When we got here, we found out that this was indeed a clean modern apartment just like it looked in the pictures! I guess there are mixed residents here between perm, short stays and day travelers. Most of the people in the building looked like working professionals.
What we got was a full furnished 1 bedroom with comfortable big bed, full bathroom, kitchen(stove, microwave, full fridge, toaster, basic cooking utensils), laundry(in separate blg), gym and pool(not heated). Maids came by everyday and they provide basic soap and shampoo. If you are coming for a week like we did, you might want to pack snack packs of salt, peppers and seasoning for cooking. There is a supermarket right downstairs so you can buy your grocery/wines which is super convenient.
We love the Bella Vista neighborhood because it's kind of artsy and there are alot to see and do around here. When we were at Las Condes everything closed early because it's a financial district but this area everything is opened late. There are also lots of diverse eateries as well.
I have to say, check in and check out was super easy too. No frills! Karin Pereira, general manager, gave us her cell # and answered our emails even on weekends and at nights. To boot, internet is FREE! when we stayed at the Ritz, we paid $15/day! The hotel will also arrange a pick up/ drop off to airport for fee. 15 pesos for cab and 30 pesos for a van(cheaper than what you will pay at the airport).
If you are looking for fancy lobby and pool with spa, room service-- this is not the place. But if you are looking for clean, comfortable place with a kitchen, this place is awesome for the value! 2 thumbs up! Thank you for a great comfortable stay~
First off, I want to say that the check in manager was very good. He was professional, welcoming, and a great resource for suggestions.The apartment was nice and well apointed, one level. Good wifi signal. Location could not be beat, walking distance to all of the interesting things to see in Santiago. Subway is close by and that was helpful because we took it to the bus station where you catch an airport bus. There was no indoor pool as pictured. I was told it was outdoors and not heated.