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Francisco de Aguirre Hotel

3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Cordovez 210, La Serena, Chile
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Ranked #13 of 20 hotels in La Serena
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 2 weeks ago
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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Baltimore, Maryland
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Yes, the staff -- front desk and restaurant -- have weak skills speaking English but they make up for it with a genuine effort to explain themselves. The rooms are very well appointed. To turn the lights on you need to insert your room card in a holder near the door. Very clever device since it turns off the lights... More

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Donaghadee, United Kingdom
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97 reviews 97 reviews
29 hotel reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2014

This is a well located hotel (for town, not the beach), in a good state of repair, with large, clean rooms, drench showers with hot water at all times, lots of power outlets, clean linen and towels, reasonable breakfasts, and an excellent restaurant for dinner (surprisingly good!!). Most of the staff speak no English, but are extremely patient and helpful.... More

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Berlin, Germany
19 reviews 19 reviews
8 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2013

We spent three nights at this hotel with our baby and we were quite satisfied. We had a very large room, clean and with a big tub. Breakfast was ok, the restaurant could be a little better though (especially because it is quite expensive). The staff was friendly and helpful.

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Revelstoke, Canada
19 reviews 19 reviews
14 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2013

Not only is this place like something from Soviet-era Russia but it also has the most surly Communist-style staff I have ever experienced as well. A month after I stayed here I was going over my credit card statement and noticed that instead of US$143 a charge of over $175 had been put on my card by the sleazy management... More

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14 reviews 14 reviews
14 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2013

Booked last minute so this was one of the only rooms I could find in town (during a national holiday). Rooms were fairly clean and provided the basics. Elevator and internet were out of order while I was there, not sure if this is normal course. Okay place for a basic stay.

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Chelmsford, Massachusetts
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10 reviews 10 reviews
8 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2012

I've stayed here several times as well as hotels at the beach. I prefer to stay here because it's in-town, reasonable walk to La Recova (market area) as well as the down town shops. This is an older hotel so if you are looking for updated/modern, you might try the beach area. It's clean and the staff are always helpful.... More

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Santiago, Chile
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26 reviews 26 reviews
18 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2012

Was at the hotel for a night. Internet service from the room was weak and poor. The bathroom is great and the room wasn't bad. NO tour service for La Serena though.

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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2012 via mobile

The hotel was In great condition. Evidently the construction that others complained about has been completed. The hotel staff was very amiable, but I did not understand why I could not check in before 3 pm even though rooms were available. Like in much of Chile, the wifi connections were weak, but worked well in the lobby. Without a doubt,... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2012 via mobile

Probably ok for business and conferences. Far from homely and nice. Overpriced and a bit run down.

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24 reviews 24 reviews
9 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2012

We stayed for two nights and used it as a base for la Serena - Coquimbo. Great location near the plaza de armas and the centre of la Serena. Across from the park and near all transportation. We took advantage of the free underground parking. The rooms were adequate and the bathroom was renovated even in our ¨Normal¨room. Each room... More

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Additional Information about Francisco de Aguirre Hotel

Address: Cordovez 210, La Serena, Chile
Location: Chile > Coquimbo Region > La Serena
Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool
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Ranked #13 of 20 hotels in La Serena
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Hotel Class:3 star — Francisco de Aguirre Hotel 3*
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