About This Listing
Modern and fully-furnished loft at the heart of Bellas Artes art district.
Perfectly located, surrounded by cafes, restaurants and museums and steps away from the financial/historic area.
A Supermarket just on the first floor of the building
Probably the best spot to explore the main touristic sights of Santiago while still enjoying the bohemian vibe and safeness of Lastarria - Bellas Artes neighborhoods.
Anything else someone may need can be found in the nearby financial & commercial area, from fast food chains to banks.
The subway is only 1 block away, where you can get a fast and safe access to the entire city.
The loft it is in the 13th floor. In it 50 square meters has a living room with kitchenette and a Bedroom with an en-suite bathroom.
The Loft includes:
-Living room with sofa-bed (sleeps 2 persons)
-Kitchenette fully equipped (microwave, fridge, gas oven and cooktop, etc.)
-King size Box Spring bed
-Apartment can be equipped for 2 couples (sheets, towels, etc.)
The building installations include:
-Indoor swimming pool with panoramic view of the city
-Terrace on 22th floor with panoramic view of the Andes Mountains and the city
-Supermarket on the first floor.
OCCUPANCY (up to 4 people):
-Bed: King sized Box Spring
-Fouton (Sofa Bed): Full size
-Queen size mattress available upon request, to be placed on top of the fouton in the living. ($8 USD/day)
Kitchen includes: microwave oven, electric water boiler and toaster, coffee pot., oven and stove, silverware, plates, glasses, cups.
-Parking: 12 USD/day (let me know in advance)
-Daily cleaning / sheets and towels change: 15 USD/day
Location and neiborhood:
-1 block from Bellas Artes Metro Station (line 5 green)
-3 blocks from Santa Lucía Station (line 1, red)
-Supermarket on the first floor.
-Access to 2 streets (Merced and Huérfanos)
-Easy access to other means of transportation as taxis and buses to go to other districts of the town (Including Providencia, Las Condes).
-3 blocks from financial district with banks, money exchange, fast food restaurants, and drugstores
Distances to Top Sights of Santiago and other districts:
-Santa Lucia Hill and Fortress: Great viewpoint of Santiago and local handcrafts (160 m.)
-Lastarria District: Restaurants and museum (300 m.)
-Bellas Artes (fine arts) and Contemporary art Museums (300 m.)
-Plaza de Armas & Cathedral: The main square and church of Chile (500m.)
-Pre-Columbian Art Museum: The most touristic museum in Santiago (700 m.)
-GAM Cultural Center and Museum (700 m.)
-La Moneda presidential palace and museum (1 km)
-Bellavista District: handcrafts, restaurants, bars (1km.)
-San Cristobal Hill and Virgin Statue: Excellent viewpoint of the whole city, higher than Santa Lucía (1.4 km.)
-Providencia: Shopping (4 metro stations = 15 min)
-El Golf: Modern financial district (7 metro stations = 22 min)
The apartment has an easy access to the Forestal-Uruguay - Metropolitan Parks axis, which allows a safe and pleasant bicycle tour in the city.
A must for cyclers!
Information you must consider:
- No pets allowed.
- No Smoking inside the apartment, only in the terrace
- Check-in standard: 14:00 hrs. (early check-in depending on availability)
- Check-out standard: 12:00 hrs. (late check-out depending on availability)
- No loud noises after 22:00 hrs; respectful treatment to neighbors and concierge
+ If your nationality is Chilean or you are a foreigner tourist whose stay will be longer than 60 days, you must also pay VAT (19% of published price).
+ If you are a foreigner tourist whose stay will be shorter than 60 days, you do not have to pay VAT. However, to qualify for this exception you must present a valid ID or Passport and your entry tourist card at Check-in.
Great apartment, fantastic location (near Belles Artes museum and some really good cafes, bars and restaurants). Very smooth and easy check in/out process. Would very happily stay here next time I am in Santiago!
As per other comments, the key thing to highlight is the continuing construction work which did impact our holiday. The builders begin approx 7.30am Mon-Sat. In hindsight, I wish I had paid more attention to other members feedback on this.
Otherwise, the location is fantastic, I loved the pool on the roof and sun terrace and I thoroughly enjoyed our stay in Santiago. We were able to cook several meals in and the bed is super comfy.
Apartment was in the perfect neighborhood. Very safe building, walking distance from great restaurants, parks, and museums. Great view of cerro Santa Lucia and even the mountains in the morning. Attached to a very convenient grocery store. If I visited Santiago again I would definitely stay here again
This is a very nice apartment in a very large modern apartment complex that is walking distance of just about everything a first time visitor to the city would be interested in, including sights, restaurants and nightlife. Multiple subway lines are also close by for going to other parts of the city. The office staff is very professional and helpful. The bedroom is open on the upper level, and there are actually 2 fold-down style sofas downstairs. The bathroom is in the upper level. There is a bar with stools for eating (4 total, 3 comfortably), as well as a desk with 2 chairs against a wall and a huge coffee table. Lots of windows-some looking out on Cerro Santa Lucia which is a stone's throw away. We would stay there again without looking around elsewhere.
We had a lovely time at the apartment. It was very centrally located with a supermarket right next door for those nights where you feel like cooking rather than eating out. We arrived earlier than the check in time but the staff were more than happy to take our bags for us whilst we explored for a little bit on foot. The apartment was very clean, the bed comfortable and had everything you need. My suggestion is just to run the shower for a couple of minutes before getting in because it was quite hard to control the temperature. Other than that, could not fault our stay.
First the positive: the location is super convenient. Not only for the run of the city, but to have a supermarket on the first level. We lived and cooked here for a month, so this was key. As best he could, Juan Pablo addressed and corrected our concerns. He replaced a broken toaster and a space heater that shorted out. He found a solution to our wifi problems. He sent staff to scrub the kitchen floor when we complained. He was unfailingly polite, pleasant and responsive.
What I think should be made clear is that this is NOT Juan Pablo's apartment. He is the manager for a company--along with other companies--that own multiple units that they rent out on a daily basis. This is an apart hotel. People come and go constantly. One night a group of party people in our hall caroused until 3 in the morning. We called the guards, but it was an uncomfortable situation.
Also, the level of cleanliness is not up to a North American standard. My perception is that the cleaning is a lick and a promise. The dirt is just pushed into a corner and the deep grime never addressed. The crumbs in the glass table were just plain yucky, as was the moldy shower curtain!! Also, the apartment is well-worn and rough around the edges: a torn curtain, missing moldings... It was a tad shabby, and certainly showed better in the photos.
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About the Host, Juan Pablo
I am an engineer from Santiago, Chile. I really like outdoors activities such as trekking, mountaineering, biking, and ski. I am very lucky to live in Chile where I can do all this.