The Aubrey Santiago
Bellavista was the red light district of Santiago, before it turned into a heart of bohemian cool, filled with terrace restaurants and lively bars. Luckily, that the Aubrey is put a road back from the activity, on a quieter street at the foot of this town’s main green area Parque Metropólitano. Good nightlife is located to your doorstep, poet and Nobel Prize winner Pablo Neruda’s La Chascona home is right round the corner along with the town’s other primary websites are a 10 to 15-minute stroll off, while the Baquedano metro station is only a couple blocks to the south west.
Style & personality
This expansive mansion was once possessed by strong politician Domingo Durán and has been restored within a three-year interval by its British and Australian owners, who also purchased the building next door and joined both. There are only 15 rooms spread over four floors and conventional darkwood staircases, exposed beams and original parquet flooring are juxtaposed with Chesterfield couches, colourful wingback chairs and vivid rugs.
One of the actual assets of the resort is its own outdoor area, with comfy chairs from the plant-filled terraces and patios plus a gorgeous raised pool area dotted with sun loungers and day beds and decorated with unique Greek-style stone columns. With the background of the park supporting, it seems a world away from your hectic town.
Service & amenities
Global employees are fully bilingual and are pleased to show you round the house and inform you about its own history. Enjoy a complimentary pisco sour at the piano lounge, unwind by the pool or reserve a massage, which is ordered in a cozy area on the top floor. There’s not any fitness center, but the resort has an agreement with a fitness center two blocks off. There’s also no restaurant onsite, but that’s no reduction as Bellavista is famous for its eateries and pubs, and employees can provide recommendations according to guests’ preferences.
Excursions within Santiago and into the vineyards beyond may all be organised throughout the front desk.
Each of the 15 rooms at the resort is independently designed and many include terraces and outside places. I had been in a light, airy space with its own balcony overlooking an inner terrace, monochrome geometric décorplus a textured attribute wall along with an oversize glass wardrobe. Other rooms vary from the more fundamental ‘Constitución’ rooms into loft-style rooms adorned with vivid colors, a massive package that sleeps up to five individuals and four pavilion rooms every painted with a expansive animal-related mural with a local artist and also rainforest showers which seem out on to a private terrace (among the pavilion rooms additionally has an al fresco whirlpool bathtub).
Food & beverage
The glossy piano sofa is a comfy place to enjoy your free pisco sour along with other beverages, whilst upstairs there’s a dining area where breakfast is served. The morning propagate incorporates fresh juices, pastries, fruit salads, cereals, cheeses and hams with eggs cooked to order. And should you come back to the dining area in the day, there’s free tea and cake from 2pm to 6pm.
Value for cash
Double rooms from $195 (#153) in low season (May to September); and out of $252 (#198) in large (October to April) — a fair cost taking into consideration the location and amenities. Breakfast included. Free Wi-Fi.
Accessibility for guests with disabilities?
There are not any facilities for visitors with disabilities since it’s an historic residence.
Kids are welcome and the package is excellent for families.
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