This was my first trip to Santiago, and the Mito Casa Hotel was an ideal place to stay. It's location is just across the river from the Bellavista neighborhood with its restaurants and nightlife and very convenient to the Baquedano subway stop to reach other parts of the city. This old mansion has lots of historic flavor, from its decorative parkay wooden floors to the stone staircase and stained glass skylight in the ground-floor lobby. I had room 7 on the first floor (American second floor) with a king-size bed, large flat-screen TV with cable and a very modern bathroom with ample shower, but no tub. An antique wardrobe and two sitting chairs completed the furnishings. It would have been nice to have a small desk, but that's a minor complaint; there are public rooms off the ground-floor lobby for such use. However, I much appreciated the free and reliable wifi.
My other minor complaints are that the old parkay floors are squeaky, and Santiago's nightlife runs very late, so it's a bit noisy when people return to the hotel at 2 or 3 am on the weekend. An ample buffet is available in the cozy breakfast room... perhaps a little too cozy when more than a few guests are there. The staff was extremely friendly and helpful; not all of them speak English, and if your Spanish is a meager as my own, it sometimes takes tracking down a translator, but all were eager to please. If you want to use the TV, make sure someone explains the dual remote system for running the television and the cable; it is not intuitive. There is also a small courtyard that looked like it would be nice to use during warmer weather; I was there during unseasonably cold winter.
If you are a light sleeper, request a room away from the main landing on each floor.
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