Extremely well located in the heart of the Santiago, Le Rêve Hotel Boutique is a cosy guesthouse amid the grand mansions off the bustling Avenue Providencia. Winner of a Trip Advisor Travellers’ Choice Award in 2013 and featured in Condé Nast Traveller’s Top 200 Hot List in 2011, this four-storey townhouse, set in manicured French gardens, is a premium option for a city stop. It’s just a 15-minute stroll to the boutiques of the city and a short cab ride to the restaurant and theatre districts, Mall Panoramico and San Cristobal Hill.
There are 31 guestrooms at the hotel, some overlooking the garden. All rooms are of French design with gilt-framed botanical prints, stylish furniture, velvet bedcovers and select comfort bed mattresses. Deluxe rooms come equipped with wireless internet access, air-conditioning, LCD televisions with cable TV and can also include a balcony or terrace. Worth the little extra, a black and white-tiled private terrace is the ideal quiet continental outdoor space to escape. The Executive Suite includes a king-size bed, a separate living area and a mini-bar.
The staff at Le Rêve Hotel Boutique are exceptionally cheerful and aim to help. There’s a service for purchasing theatre and museum tickets, access to golf courses and transfers to cultural spots. There is also a shop selling arts, crafts and souvenirs.
A large sitting room doubles as a breakfast area with hanging mirrors and porcelain figurines. In summer, breakfast can be taken under the shade of an avocado tree in an enclosed pebbled courtyard accessed through wide French doors. For midnight feasters a homely touch is an open kitchen at night, available for guests who might fancy a midnight snack, coffee or juice. The hotel also runs an honesty bar for in-room beverages.
Orrego Luco 023ProvidenciaSantiagoChile