Hotel Neruda

4.5 out of 5 stars4.5 Stars

Av Pedro De Valdivia 164, Santiago, Chile

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Hotel Neruda
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Value Score Poor Value

Rated 36% lower than similarly priced 4.5 star hotels

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Good For Families
  • Families65
  • Couples58
  • Solo46
  • Business32
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    On my second trip to Santiago (October 2008) I spent my first night and last night of the trip in this hotel. Despite confusion with my reservation for the first evening, I had a pleasant stay and it was a perfect hotel to get over some of my jet lag with its spacious room; comfy bed; lovely bathroom and the welcoming air conditioning as Santiago was hot! However, like the other hotels, I found it very business like; impersonal; the hotel staff weren't very friendly although helpful during the problems I had at check in and the confusion with my reservation for the first night;and I didn't meet any other fellow travellers. The hotel is situated in Providencia which is convenient for the shops, restaurants, entertainment and good public transport links.

    Unique Quality: Although I didn't use any of the facilities, the hotel had a gym, swimming pool and spa. It also has a business centre including an internet facilities.

    There is Neruda Apart Hotel next door which is significantly cheaper than the hotel. I was going to stay in there instead of the hotel for the first night as it was only 50 USD as opposed to 170 USD for the hotel they wanted me to pay because the reservation confusion.

    Directions: Between Metros Los Leonos and Pedro de Valdivia


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The Woman with Unruly Hair...

by Jivermo

A painting by Diego Rivera graces one of the walls, in one of the many rooms, of "La Chascona", Pablo Neruda's Santiago home. Rivera summed up Neruda's relationshop with Matilde Urrutia perfectly with this portrait of her. In it, she is a woman of two faces, one looking at the viewer, and one to the left, in profile. You must look carefully for the well concealed profile of Neruda, residing in her thick mane of red hair. The place is filled with art and artifacts. Here are three statues from Easter Island. They are eyeless, after Neruda pried their eyes out when islanders advised him that if he removed them from their island, whoever their gaze fell upon would be cursed. As an added safety measure, the wall opposite their sightless stare contains a stone to ward off evil, placed there by Neruda. He was a self proclaimed atheist, but possibly he wanted some insurance. I took a Saturday tour in English which began at 11:00AM. My guide, a young man named Francisco Mondaca, filled me in on the pertinent details. Here is Neruda's Nobel prize, along with awards from other countries. Bars abound, as Pablo was fond of wine and conversation with friends. Mondaca explained, "We Chileans like to drink wine very much, but Neruda was also a poet, so he had to drink even more!" Neruda served his friends only in colored glasses, as he said that color improved the taste of the drink. If you were not a friend and got a drink, it would be served in a clear glass! The ship like construction of the various rooms adds to the flavor of the "Captain's" story. Neruda had a fascination for the sea, yet he was unable to swim. During his life, a creek and waterfall ran alongside the house. Alas, the sound of running water is no more. During the coup of 1973, the military vandalized much of the house, and diverted the stream to flood the house. The creek now runs through a buried culvert. If your soul is that of a romantic, you must visit this home when in Santiago. As for me, when I return home, I'm going to buy some colored glassware!


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Address: Av Pedro De Valdivia 164, Santiago, Chile