The Chile Apart Hotel is at Merced 562, Santiago. Normally, it's not the sort of place I'd choose, but this was a business trip for nearly a fortnight on a tight budget, and I'd never sampled an Apart Hotel, so...
I was very pleasantly surprised. Effectively, what you get is a small studio about the size, and with about the facilities you'd expect, of a studio flat in a European ski resort. So a double bedroom with a sliding door to a small kitchen/breakfast area and a small lounge space, plus a bathroom off the bedroom.
Gas cooker, fridge-freezer, kettle, toaster, TV, the standard of cleanliness was high, the bed was comfy, the hot water copious, and the fridge positively Arctic, and what more do you need?
Be warned that (like many buildings in Chile) there's no central heating, and I was there in July, so the Chilean winter. The sole heating was a plug-in electric radiator in the bedroom, and the early mornings were decidedly chilly (no pun intended). But the duvet was warm and the place is really just intended as a cell for the night, so who cares?
There's a Lider supermarket next door, which keeps good opening hours, so you don't run short of provisions, and as it's in the Bellas Artes area of downtown, there are many small restaurants, cafes, eateries, take-aways and the like within five minutes' walk. Oh, and there's a laundry/dry cleaner opposite.
Would I go there again? If I was on a budget, yes, I would, I absolutely would. In fact, I'm sure I will. Bang in the centre of Santiago with everything you need, for about 500 dollars a week? Bargain.
Probably best to have a room well away from the lifts, which see constant use and attract a lot of c...
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October 5, 2013
Hello Mr SiameseDuke
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Many, many thanks for such a complete review. You have condensed the key things of our service in your words. Our main objective is a nice place, out of luxuries but with the fundamental things and with a fair rate.
We look forward to receive you in the near future...
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