I stayed at the Hotel Kennedy for 5 nights and was really impressed. I ordered a hotel car to pick me up at the airport. He was there on time with a clear sign and a smile and brought me safely to the hotel. Always a good start!
I checked into my corner room on the 15th floor which was not outstandingly furnished but absolutely fine. The bathroom was of good quality with a strong shower. The views from the window look out across the Andes which, after a rain shower, were remarkably clear with fresh snow on the tops.
Breakfast was really excellent with a good selection of hot and cold food, steaming hot coffee and freshly cut fruit. The bar was good for a snack and a beer and a lot of staff around so never a problem getting prompt and courteous service.
I was initially concerned about the location as it seemed to be in the middle of nowhere. In reality it is OK if you don't mind a bit of a walk. I walked 15 minutes down to Escuela Militar metro station and picked up a Bip Card, which is a rechargeable metro card. I speak very little Spanish but there is an 'English Button' on the automatic ticket machines so no problem! The metro station is on line 1 and it is cheap, clean and safe. It takes about 20 minutes to get right into the centre. If you are in Santiago on business many of the offices are only about 10 minutes taxi ride from the hotel.
All in all this hotel does exactly what you need it to. Reasonably priced and friendly with comfortable rooms and a good breakfast.
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Thank you for your comment and review here at TripAdvisor. We appreciate the time taken to write about Hotel Kennedy, since the feedback received is the best way to continue improving on a daily basis.
We're also glad you enjoyed so much our service and dining room, as we strive to be the best.
Our very best,
Andrea Ramírez Vera.
Sub Gerente General / Assistant General Manager.
Gerente Comercial / Commercial Manager.
Teléfono: (56 2) 2290 8131
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