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“Third time here” 4 of 5 stars
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El Araucano
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Caupolican 521, Concepcion, Chile   |  
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Ranked #9 of 16 Hotels in Concepcion
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“Third time here”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2007

Third visit -- 1983, 2001, 2007. Comfortable rooms, redecorated, good beds. Staff pleasant and bent over backward to be helpful, though my Spanish is better than their English. We did not ever get the wine and fruit the other reviewer did; perhaps we should mention that next time. We were there in a heat wave (80F every day) and very comfortable, so I think they may have air conditioning.

Food is not outstanding, but good relative to other places we tried. The included breakfast is a high point, though they no longer included smoked salmon (seasonal? economy?).

The location is very convenient. We walked to the park at the Cerro Caracol and to the University on earlier trips. There are good craft stores in the mall around the hotel, and a nice coffee place in the mall, just outside the door of the hotel.

  • Liked — Location and hospitality
  • Disliked — Nothing to dislike
  • Stayed November 2007, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Business service (e.g., internet access)
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2005

The hotel is situated in the city center. If you arrive by car you will get assistance to drive to the parking in the basement because you have to go through a pedestrian area and the entrance is very steep down. The rooms are small but the bed is oke, the bad room is more spacious. There is no airco, but even in the hot summer months you don’t need one in Concepcion. Never in Chile we found the employees more friendly and assist full than here. And this performance is real and not a trained service, there are even a little shy when you tip them. In the afternoon every room gets a plate with fresh fruit and a small bottle of wine, all free!! But even if you don’t stay in this hotel, you should try the restaurant. Every evening there is another 3-course diner, with choice between 3 entrees and 3 main dishes, the dessert is a buffet. The food is more than excellent and not expensive. This was the best diner we had in Chile!!! Also if you stay, the breakfast is very very good. There may be not as many choice as in the 5-star Mariott in Santiago where we also stayed, but the quality is much better. There is good choice of breakfast items but I will always remember the large bowls of delicious fresh strawberries.

  • Stayed February 2005
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about El Araucano

Address: Caupolican 521, Concepcion, Chile
Location: Chile > Biobio Region > Concepcion
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #9 of 16 Hotels in Concepcion
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — El Araucano 3*
Number of rooms: 160
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Araucanian Hotel offers cozy accommodation in the center of Concepción, overlooking the Plaza de Armas. Facilities include an indoor pool, exercise machines and free private parking. Araucanian Hotel Rooms are spacious and consist with type spacious single, double and suite. All rooms have air conditioning, TV and free Wi-Fi. Guests can dine at the onsite restaurant, which serves a daily buffet breakfast with juices fresh tropical fruit and muffins. With its central location, the hotel is within walking distance of several restaurants and bars. The Araucanian Hotel is located 9 km from the International Airport and 5 blocks South Carriel Ecuador Park. ... more   less 
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