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“In two minds about Bellavista” 3 of 5 bubbles
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Bellavista Home Bed & Breakfast
Ranked #30 of 153 Santiago B&B and Inns
Melbourne
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62 reviews
55 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
“In two minds about Bellavista”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 29, 2013

I think our expectations were set too high. Lonely Planet gives a glowing review, as do several guests on this site. It's not that Bellavista is not good; it just didn't meet our expectations. We were made to feel welcome, and assistance was willingly provided when we needed a printout of our boarding passes. Great service there. Our room was clean and comfortable enough, but nothing special. We didn't use the kitchen - it looked reasonably well equipped, although small. It was too cold to enjoy the courtyard. The little lounge area wasn't particularly inviting, and everyone has to pass through that area to get to the bathroom. Breakfast was ok, without being outstanding. Our main issue was the shared bathroom. There's supposed to be two, but one was having repairs. We stayed 2 nights and the toilet and handbasin were not cleaned during that time, the bin for toilet paper was near overflowing, the bath mat was dirty and the hand towel was not changed. This made the shared facilities quite unpleasant; the prospect of showering was not enticing. Also, whilst this area seems very safe, the front door requires manual locking by each guest as they leave and enter; we had at least one other guest who either didn't understand the very clear instructions about locking up, or was simply to slack or lazy to lock, hence the house was left unsecured on several occasions that we know of. Having to rely on the diligence of other guests for security is always risky.
We have been in South America for more than 6 weeks now. There are many better value-for-money places. If you want kitchen facilities while staying in Santiago, I would suggest taking an apartment - they can be central, clean, spacious and very good value. If you decide on this B&B just don't have your expectations too high and you'll have an ok stay, perhaps even a very good one, particularly if you like the "shared house" idea.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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2 Thank happytraveller5360
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BellavistaHome, Gerente at Bellavista Home Bed & Breakfast, responded to this review, June 4, 2013
Thank you for your review, we truly value having feedback so we can improve! It is unfortunate that during your stay there was some water damage in one of the bathrooms, and for a few days we had to close it off to do some major repairs. The problem is fixed now, and both bathrooms are fully functional.

During the winter season the courtyard does tend to be a bit cold to be used, though it serves as a great place for breakfast and relaxing in the summer months - something that of course we can't help and are sorry you couldn't take advantage of! The problems with the cleanliness of the bathroom has been noted, and we are making assurances that it remains clean. Sorry for the problems you had with that, we will make sure it doesn't happen again.

As for the security of the place, we try to explain clearly the process to every guest of locking the gate each time they enter and leave. The locking of the gate is ultimately a back-up of security, as the inside door locks automatically and every room has its own lock. We've never had any sort of security problems.

Thanks again for the review, and very sorry if it fell below your expectations- we are constantly improving and hope that any issues that remain will be resolved in due course!

Regards,
Alex
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Wellington, Ontario
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27 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 3, 2013

We stayed at Bellavista for only one night (although we had booked for 3 nights and paid for all of them). Although it presents itself as a B&B it really was more what I would term as a youth hostel. Most guests were young and long term. It had a different atmosphere than what I had expected for a B&B.
The building was old. The locks were difficult and unreliable. We stayed in the Klint room which is located right beside (and actually has a window with a blind into) the kitchen! For that reason it was noisy during the evening with all the guests making their dinners. The bathroom in particular was not clean and don't bother with the shower because there is little water and no water pressure.
The best thing about the place was Alex. He was so helpful and friendly. We were trying to make arrangements to fly home and he helped us navigate the language barrier and even loaned us his laptop when we couldn't skype home. He also was flexible about breakfast and willing to make us whatever suited us; organized a cab to take us to the airport and was very hospitable. He is a gem!
The location is quite good; only about 4 blocks from a beautiful area for shops and restaurants.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank Willows_10
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BellavistaHome, Gerente at Bellavista Home Bed & Breakfast, responded to this review, June 4, 2013
Thanks so much for leaving a review! We apologize for the problems you had with the bathroom and the locks. We have now fixed the problem with the keys and it is no longer an issue. As it is an old house, we often have things to repair, and as such we are in the process of fixing the water pressure for that bathroom.

As it is in the low season we currently have a couple of long-term guests, though this is often not the case for the rest of the year. We try to maintain a good balance between feeling "at home" and delivering the type of service expected in a bed and breakfast. We will work harder to fix anything was lacking, and we truly appreciate your feedback so we can continue to improve!

Regards,
Alex
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Ulm, Germany
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3 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 1, 2013

I stayed at Bellavista Home for three nights in January and enjoyed it very much.

The B&B is quite small, only 4 rooms, so it feels really personal and intimate, almost like staying in a shared flat (in the best sense of the word). The place just has a wonderful atmosphere that makes you easily feel at home there. Thanks again to Cristián and Alex for the warm welcome, all the tips and recommendations of where to go and what to do and the interesting conversations!

The rooms are large and bright and, like the rest of the house, furnished and decorated with great care for detail. There's a wonderful little inner courtyard where you can relax in the evenings or during a hot afternoon. I didn't really use the kitchen, but it looked well-equipped and was (again, like the rest of the place) absolutely clean. The only slight drawback was the fact that I somehow didn't manage to get consistently warm showers.

The location is great - it's only a 5 min walk to the livelier part of Bellavista and approximately 15 min to Santiago center or 3 min to the next metro station. And yet, the neighbourhood around the B&B rather has the feeling of a little village, very calm and peaceful. I never felt unsafe when walking around there, either.

Can only recommend the place and would definitely stay there again (hoping to make it back to Chile one day)!

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled solo
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank Kristina S
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BellavistaHome, Propietario at Bellavista Home Bed & Breakfast, responded to this review, February 12, 2013
Thank you very much Kristina for your comments. Really apreciate it !!
I hope to see you in other time if you come back here.
Best!!

Cristian
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Vienna, Austria
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12 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 3, 2012

On the one hand the b&b Bellavista Home is a nice place with a lot of potential... nice neighborhood, nice rooms, good breakfast, helping hands for organizing our trip...

...but on the other hand we had some issues there as well: our room was next to a noisy street, it was very cold during our stay, bathrooms weren't really clean and additional we had constructionworkers in the house during our whole stay...

Maybe it's a better place to stay in summer.

All in all for the money they charge (more expensivee than some of the hotels in bellavista) they offer too less.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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1 Thank Viennesa
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BellavistaHome, Propietario at Bellavista Home Bed & Breakfast, responded to this review, October 4, 2012
Hello. Thanks for your comments All comments is important for us and our service.
Sorry for the inconvinience with the constructionworkers during your stay... it was a little work necesary for the house and service. And about climate.. It was very cold during augost and september... effective from October the temperature is much better in Santiago.
Thanks for your electio and I hope to see you again.
regards

Cristián
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Christchurch, New Zealand
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 22, 2012

I agree with the review writen by william_us. We saw the owner for 10 minutes the day we arrived and never saw him again. the level of service was basic. No cleaning, no towel change. I thought breakfast could of been a bit more adventurous, The bed was not comfortable, Apart from that the area is safe and convenient and handy to restaurants. I really think that 95US per night was not value for money. We would stay there again.

Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
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BellavistaHome, Propietario at Bellavista Home Bed & Breakfast, responded to this review, October 4, 2012
Dear guest. Thanks for your comments, all comments is important for us and our services.
Thanks for your preference and I hope to see you again.

Regards.
Cristián
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Cortland, New York
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97 reviews
28 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 25, 2012

For the price you really should look for an apart hotel and have some basic attentiveness. The location is an easy walk to Salvador station on the metro and Bellavista is quiet and safe. But the word HOME has to be removed from their name. The owner pops in quickly in the morning and is never seen again. The towel in the common bathrooms were not changed once in my six days there. Trash can in the room never emptied and room is never entered for any reason. One bath towel supplied for all 6 days. Guy who runs it is very nice but I don't know what he does there all day! Sits on the sofa watching tv in the clothes in which he slept. One night the heater for the living room ran out of kerosene but nobody was around to chane it and it was COLD. My wall heater didn't work but he was very nice to put a portable electric heater in the room. Rely on your guide books- I was told to get out at ULA for a bus to Viña and thank goodness I speak Spanish- no bus station there and had to pay again for metro and go two more stops to the bus station. A plus is a fully usable kitchen if you are all alone and want to prepare a simple meal.

  • Stayed August 2012
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
2 Thank williamd_us
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BellavistaHome, Propietario at Bellavista Home Bed & Breakfast, responded to this review, August 27, 2012
Dear Dean, how are you? Thanks for your comments. All comments is well for our services.
In Augost, Santiago is very cold... I hope to see you again in spring or summer...
Take are.

Cristian
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Bochum, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 11, 2012

A very cozy little place with wonderfull rooms full of beautiful artworks and tasteful furnishing, with a home-like kitchen and a very inviting backyard! Also the location could not be better: this B&B is situated very central but in a quiet street of the bohemian Barrio Bellavista district.
It is the best place to stay in Santiago!

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
Thank Jurga I
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BellavistaHome, Propietario at Bellavista Home Bed & Breakfast, responded to this review, August 13, 2012
Hi Jurga, how are you??
Thank you very much for your positve comments. We are very happy with your stay here in home.
I hope you spended a good time in San Pedro Atacama too... It`s is GREAT no??
Ok... for the next time you know where we are.
BEST regards!!

cristian
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Property: Bellavista Home Bed & Breakfast
Address: Capellan Abarzua 143 | Providencia, Santiago 8320000, Chile
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Location: Chile > Santiago Metropolitan Region > Santiago
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #30 of 153 B&Bs / Inns in Santiago
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Bellavista Home Bed & Breakfast 3*
Number of rooms: 4
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Bellavista Home Bed & Breaksfast is located in the eastern part of Santiago de Chile's vibrant Bellavista neighborhood. It has four comfortable rooms, each decorated with Chilean contemporary art. Our B&B's style is characterized by our guests' freedom and independence, who feel as if they were at home while traveling. Bellavista Home is family-friendly, with WiFi, free kitchen use, and a pleasant courtyard surrounded by nature to relax in after exploring Santiago. Bellavista Home is not just a place to stay: it's a life experience and home away from home in a must-see corner of Santiago. ... more   less 
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