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Victoria Subercaseaux 353, Santiago, Chile (Santa Lucia)
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Ranked #94 of 177 Hotels in Santiago
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Oxford, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

I stayed at the Foresta from 13-17 October 2014. The hotel itself was fine, a bit shabby and old-fashioned (decor) but friendly staff and nice twin room. It gets 4 stars due the location/price. Good points: Helpful friendly staff - it's useful if you have basic Spanish (useful everywhere in Chile!), but some English spoken. Very convenient for metro (Bellas... More 

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114 reviews 114 reviews
36 hotel reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

I stayed at the Foresta Hotel in Santiago for a few nights when speaking at an event. The hotel is definitely an older building with few modern amenities; my room had only 2 power outlets and the lighting was fairly poor, and the rooms are heated with radiators. If you don't mind the "old world" feel, like a hotel that... More 

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Pleasantville, New York
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328 reviews 328 reviews
39 hotel reviews
124 helpful votes 124 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

I've been staying at the Foresta every year since 2008. You can't beat the location right in the heart of the Barrio Lastarria- full of good restaurants, theater, nightlife and right at the foot of the Sta Lucia Hill. This is where you want to be in Santiago.The rooms are very comfortable . You can get a nice little sitting... More 

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2014

The location could not be better. It is within walking distance of many of restaurants, museums, nightlife. It is an old hotel (originally an apartment building) so if you are expecting modern amenities you won't find them here, although they do have free wifi. The rooms are clean and quaint. The staff was wonderful. The free breakfast is fine but... More 

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Savannah, United States
20 reviews 20 reviews
10 hotel reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2013

Can't beat the location in Santiago's very cool Lasstaria barrio, and across the street from one of the best parks in the city. A few blocks away from museums and Rose's Emporium for ice cream The bed was firm, the cloud wall paper charming, great wifi reception. Breakfast was adequate and served upstairs over looking the park. The staff is... More 

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10 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2013

The hotel and its furniture is really old, my room had a humidity smell and the sheets of my bed had cigarette burns so I prefered to sleep fully clothed The walls and doors are thin so you can hear the noise from outside like the staff cleaning in the morning; if you stay in a room at the sixth... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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79 reviews 79 reviews
35 hotel reviews
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2013

A real blast from the past in an unbeatable location. The city centre as well as Bella Vista and the charming Lastaria street are all literally around the corner. The hotel is old and you notice this, but it compensates this generously with charm and service. The staff are friendly, there's no computer in sight and everyone makes you feel... More 

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New York City, New York
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47 reviews 47 reviews
23 hotel reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2013 via mobile

The hotel has an amazing location, rooms have just been renovated and the staff is super nice. Nonetheless I was placed in the 6th floor; meanwhile they are remodeling the 7th floor and construction is going on daily which basically left me in a very noisy room -they start working at 8 every morning and the dust from the floor... More 

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Krivoklat, République tchèque
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82 reviews 82 reviews
38 hotel reviews
74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2013

This hotel is like a (much less wealthy at the time) cousin of the legendary Grand Hotel Bolivar in Lima, and thus an absolute delight, especially for the money. Located on the edge of downtown in easily the most civilized neighbourhood with it's XIXth century-like Haussmanian buildings, excellent restaurants, flea market, et c, it 's the perfect place to discover... More 

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Elmira, Canada
13 reviews 13 reviews
8 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2013

This old hotel is in an excellent central Santiago location at budget prices. Stayed 2 nights upon arrival in Chile and two nights before leaving. Park across the street has fantastic view from the summit and commemorates the founding of the city in 1500s. Easy walking distance to museums, presidential palace (La Moneda), Plaza de Armas and pedestrian malls. Adjoining... More 

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Address: Victoria Subercaseaux 353, Santiago, Chile
Location: Chile > Santiago Metropolitan Region > Santiago > Santa Lucia
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 35
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Also Known As:
Foresta Hotel Santiago
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#2 Best Value Hotel in Santiago

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