Wow... I had a much better experience at this hotel than the other reviewer. I agree that $63 would be a lot for this place, but in March 2006 I only paid $24.50 for room 16 (has one double bed). I found that in Chile, you get lower rates if you call the hotel directly instead of booking over the internet. I agree about the rooms in the basement... I was tempted to take one there because it would be dark and quiet, but the air didn't smell good because of lack of ventilation. I was happy with the sheets in my room; they appeared to be all cotton, and were in good condition. In fact, I thought the bed and pillows in my room were very comfy. They have satellite TV. The only thing that bothered me about the place was the noise factor. The hotel is located at a very busy intersection, and some people will have trouble sleeping. If you are the type that goes to bed at 11pm and gets up at 7am, you will probably be fine. They have indoor parking for six cars; the problem is that you can hear the car doors slamming and engines starting, and alarms going off because the parking area is directly below the rooms. I have one of those "white noise" machines that I take with me when I travel... it helps mask out most noise except car alarms. I would probably stay here again. If you don't like this place when you get here, there are probably at least 20 hotels within a 5 block radius you can check out. The front desk staff was incredibly helpful with maps and lots of useful information.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- At the beginning of the XX century this building was built, with beautiful architectural lines and that an elegant style neoclassicist possesses. Due to their tradition, he has become, with the time, in a symbol of Viña del Mar, passing to be part of the patrimony of the city. After a succession in the property of the construction, it was acquired, at the end of century, for their current owners, which have adapted it as the current HOTEL ROKAMAR. To the original building, they have left incorporating improvements and new comforts, maintaining the original style of the construction, in order to giving a service every better time to the passengers that lodge in the hotel, being constituted in one of the most beautiful of the area. We locate ourselves in the middle of center of Viña del Mar, the tourist capital of Chile, near to the big commercial and cultural centers of the city, to steps of the traditional Casino and of their beautiful beaches; besides many places of diversion, recreation and business. Everything within reach of our visitors. ... more less