Got an apartment for some 45e a night, from a last-minute booking - amazing price, considering the central location and the fact this is a real apartment, with modern furniture, large comfy bed, sofa, fully equipped kitchen... the photos e.g. on Booking.com are spot on, no tricks, one can get a very good idea about the place.
Santiago Suites are in a large building complex (which has also another entrance from Huerfanos 547), with several companies renting apartments (and yes, some of equally good value), so do not expect any sign on the street - be sure you have the address and the name written down correctly and just show it at the building's reception. They will call somebody to pick you up.
Arrived relatively late in the evening, but a girl from Santiago Suites showed up downstairs almost immediately. Everything was prepared and waiting for me at their office on the second floor - I just paid for the room (credit cards accepted) and after a few minutes, I was on the way to the apartment.
An electronic lock on the door (you get a personal code assigned) means there are no problems with e.g. returning keys if you need to leave for the airport early in the morning.
There is supposed to be a pool in the building - but I did not care much for it, did not even try to find it, so I cannot comment on that one.
Free wifi is available, a big supermarket is in the same building (also from the Merced street side) and a string of reasonably priced cafes and restaurants nearby ("standard" Chilean but also Chinese, Indian and Turkish - and that's only what I saw and visited, there's perhaps more). Metro station Bellas Artes is a five minute walking distance.
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