A few weeks before we were due to arrive, I received an e-mail from the hotel, asking if they could help with organizing any activities. The e-mail exchange was pleasant, replies came very quickly, and they made good suggestion. A great start, and an indication of the attention to detail you can expect at The Aubrey.
The building is gorgeous (not suitable for wheelchair guests or if you have trouble walking due to the many stairs - not a complaint at all, but something to take into account), beautifully decorated. Our attic room had lots of strange angles and low ceilings, but I never hit my head, so well done. The bed was super comfortable, the shower was excellent, and breakfast was very good with a small selection of times (which I prefer to huge buffets, which just means lots of food gets thrown away).
The pool area and courtyard were lovely places to relax in and enjoy a drink (or two). Afternoon tea is also a very nice touch.
One time our key card didn't work, and the receptionist told that might be because it has been close to a credit card. So to the developer of the key system I would like to say: if your keys are credit card size, you can bet your life they are going to end up in people's wallets, next to their credit cards. That shouldn't lead to demagnetizing.
We really enjoyed the neighborhood, too. The zoo and the funicular are right next door, as is a stop for the Turistik bus. Pio Nono street is full of lively bars and restaurants with sidewalk terraces. If they are a bit too grungy for your taste, three blocks down the street there is Patio Bellavista with a large selection of restaurants to suit everybody's taste.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Aubrey an Australian/English owned and operated small friendly boutique hotel which opened in 2010, is situated in bohemian, artsy Bellavista neighbourhood, Providencia. Situated next to the Park Metropolitan and is the first true boutique hotel in Santiago, The hotel comprises of 2 lovingly restored old mansions which have been completely modernized while retaining many original features, and furnished with a fusion of contemporary and antique styles. The hotel has a new contempory built pavilion wing, an outdoor heated jacuzzi swimming pool with sundeck, a relaxing piano lounge with indoor/outdoor terrace seating , serving cocktails, wines and food to share, Monday to Saturdays with live pianist every Thursday and Fridays ... more less
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