Darn Good Digs Review - Editors' Choice
Meridiano Sur, Santiago, Chile
Nominated By: Sarah Lavender Smith, Piedmont, California, USA, November '09
Price Range: US$58-$260 (breakfast included) # of Rooms: 8 Kid-Friendly: yes
What makes Meridiano Sur so Darn Good? Meridiano Sur is situated in a beautiful old house just off Providencia Avenue, a lively street with many popular restaurants, bars, and shops. We appreciated the hotel’s modern, simple, and tasteful rooms, fresh and filling breakfasts, and friendly feel.
Location: Santiago, Chile’s modern capital, sits at the foot of the majestic Andes just an hour from the sandy beaches of the Pacific Ocean. The hotel is located on a quiet street in Santiago’s stylish Providencia district, a five minute walk from the closest subway station. The grassy pathways and gardens that line the Rio Mapocho are nearby, and one mile away is the entrance to the amazing Parque Metropolitano, with its spectacular views, hiking trails, and national zoo.
Rooms: Meridiano Sur is a grand old home with early 19th century architectural details. The hotel has five double rooms, two singles, and a loft that sleeps five, all with private bathrooms and thoughtful design touches such as hand-lettered poetry decorating the walls. A lovely garden and library add to the hotel’s charm.
Food: Meridiano Sur provides a good continental breakfast of home-made breads, cereals, cheese, and fresh fruit and juices. A couple of excellent restaurants for lunch and dinner are just down the street.
Vibe: The hotel attracts friendly and hip international travelers as well as vacationing couples.
Keep in Mind: The single and double rooms are not very spacious.
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