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.
- 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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- Also Known As:
- El Araucano Hotel Concepcion