NileGuide Expert Says:
For boutique luxury appointments with no detail overlooked, the W hotel is a great choice.
Constitución 299-317, Bellavista
tel: (0)2 940 2800
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The W hotel has one of the nicest courtyards and swimming pools in Santiago, and certianly downtown.
The Aubrey Boutique Hotel is the elegantly carried-out life project owners Mark Cigana and Will Martin, who sold everything and moved to Chile to open this gorgeous, stylish hotel. A 3 million dollar and 3-year-long renovation with fine finishings and attention to detail have people coming from all over the world to check it out.
The Aubrey is also unusual for its location, nestled into the city, rather than a taxi ride away from it. It is in a classic old neighborhood with striking castle-like architecture in a setting flanked by a courtyard, a large pool with jacuzzi beds and a very peaceful and elegant atmosphere. With 300-count thread sheets, and other top notch comforts, it is a hotel for people with fine taste, and has both the service and the price tag to match. It is close to both the larger of the two hills that overlook the city, Cerro San Cristobal with its botanic garden
and Virgin Mary on top, and the poet laureate Pablo Neruda's house-turned-museum La Chascona