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Situated in the boho barrio of Bellavista, the Aubrey (dating from 1927), is Santiago's first real boutique hotel.
The recently renovated building has 15 beautifully appointed en-suite rooms, each individually decorated to add to the unique atmosphere of the hotel. Many of the rooms have a balcony, private patio or original parquet flooring and there are different room categories ranging from cosy loft rooms to spacious suites.
The attractive landscaped gardens feature a heated Jacuzzi swimming pool and during much of the year guests can enjoy al fresco dining on the patio. There is an excellent Italian restaurant, Pasta e Vino, as well as a lovely bar in the pavilion at the foot of the 2,800ft Cerro San Cristobal, the second highest peak in Santiago, and a fantastic vantage point for views of the city.
Back in the hotel, there are two turrets, one of which has been converted into a massage room, with the other housing a DJ booth if guests want to party. Bicycles are available for nipping around Bellavista or exploring the nearby Parque Metropolitano, Santiago's equivalent of Hyde or Central Park.
The hotel was once the home of famous Chilean politician and businessman Domingo Durán.
Will, Original Traveller