Hotel Galerias Santiago
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We have another somewhat interesting encounter at Punta Arenas Airport.....something to do with trying to get on an earlier flight ......then almost missing the baggage cut off for our original flight....suffice to say Poppo and I will be glad to see the back of airports and Travel days in 3 days time when we fly back to Sydney.
Today started with indecision. I was going to join a walking tour, but then decided not to as I really wanted to go up San Cristobal hill. So I made my way through the city, and crossed the river to take the funicular. Once I got there I learned it was not open today "only" due to "maintenance". However somebody later said it has been closed for …
Last day in Chile; we are a little sad, but eager to go back home! We have had a really good time; we’ve met lovely places, each with its own style, and many funny and friendly people! We are at the airport waiting for our flights. We leave Chile with lots of stories to tell at home. One of our best journeys!
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This morning we went to Providencia, a beautiful district near Río Mapocho. Here you will find several restaurants, shops and a great nightlife. We spent all the afternoon there. At sundown we went to Barrio Bellavista, one of the most picturesque districts in Santiago.
As arranged we set-off using the local bus in Providencia
and the Subway to travel to the south part of Santiago.
The metro takes about 45 minutes from Providencia
to Puente Alto, and we were familiar the trip.
At the end we were a little confused which bus to take
although it is clearly a #74 which goes down to the Pir...
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TravelPod Member ReviewsHotel Galerias Santiago
Location means it is easily walkable and so close to the CBD attractions. Great help by "bell boys" having arrived after 10 pm able to organise a full day tour for the next day.
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Beautiful hotel, great staff, great stay!
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Historical Traveler Reviews Hotel Galerias Santiago
Great place for solo travelers
My two nights at Hotel Galerias were my most comfortable during my week-long visit to Chile. I arrived around 11:30 AM, after flying almost the entire day and night before, and getting little sleep on the plane. I was THRILLED that they had my room available already, way before check-in time. That was probably because I arrived mid-week, and it wasn't very busy.
The room had all the amenities advertised and was very nice.
The food in the restaurant at dinner time was the only drawback. It wasn't bad, it just wasn't as good as the meals I ate elsewhere in Chile. My corvina (sea bass) was overcooked. The breakfast buffet was great, with lots of choices, although the scrambled eggs looked a bit green one day. The strong pisco sours mixed in the bar made up for any downfalls in the food!
I was traveling alone, and Galerias is a particularly good hotel for a solo traveler. The waitstaff was very friendly and helpful, and the waiters seemed to go out of their way to say hello to me and make sure I was being taken care of, even though I stayed only 2 1/2 days.
I booked my stay through Orbitz, and when I inquired at the front desk about booking one additional day at the end of my stay, the reservations peson very honestly told me it would be far less expensive for me to book the additional night over the internet or through the local travel agency that Orbitz used. He even gave me the name of the local agency.
The location is great, very central, near lots of stores and services, such as hair salons, banks, etc. A Metro stop is just a couple blocks away, with easy access to any point in the city. Cerro Santa Lucia is also just a couple blocks away, with excellent views of the city from atop the hill, and an easy walk, even if you don't have much time for sightseeing.
Middle of Satiago
We recently stayed at the Hotel Galerias in Satiago, the staff are very welcoming and friendly and there always seemed to be someone who could speak English. The breakfasts were buffet style and plentiful. We were surprised at the quality of the food in the hotels Restuarant Vichuquen, terrific Local food which we enjoyed. Watch the Pisco sours they are lethal for those not used to them. The rooms were clean and the beds large and comfortable. If only they had a no smoking floor but we were in Chile! The Easter Island theme was appreciated as we flew to the Island after our week in Chile
La mejor opción en Santiago
Os recomiendo sin reservas este hotel a quienes queráis alojaros en el centro, ya sea por trabajo o por ocio. La situación es insuperable, cerca del metro y a un paso de los principales lugares de interés del centro. Las habitaciones y los baños son modernos, bien iluminados y con espacio suficiente. El aire acondicionado, los ascensores y los aparatos funcionaban a la perfección. Las vistas son de edificios viejos del centro, así que no esperéis gran cosa. Al contrario que del servicio y la calidad de las habitaciones, que valen cada céntimo de lo que cuestan. El bufé del desayuno está bien, es de calidad. Tienen piscina, pero no gimnasio. Mis cadenas de hoteles habituales son del tipo Starwood / Marrito / Hilton y sinceramente, no sabía lo que me iba a encontrar, pero he de admitir que el Galerías ha sido una agradable sorpresa. Si planeáis quedaros por la zona de Las Condes, buscad alguno de los muchos hoteles de varias cadenas que hay allí, porque aunque se llega bastante rápido en coche, está un poco alejada del centro.
Cómodo, limpio, a buen precio... una maravilla
Estuve tres noches en este hotel. Es céntrico, está a 3 minutos a pie del Teatro Municipal y de las principales tiendas y a 10 minutos de los museos y mercados. Viajaba solo y no me dio reparo salir solo por la noche. El desayuno es buenísimo; el personal, muy atento y la galería de aparatos, muy interesante- Desde luego volvería otra vez si regreso a Santiago.
I recently stayed at this hotel for 12 nights. Hotel Galerias is a wonderful hotel.
Let's start with the beds:Two large beds. They were the most comfortable hotel beds I've ever slept on.
Bathroom: Well lit. The mirror was anti-fog. Shower was clean and very nice. Plenty of space.
Closets: Very large with plenty of space.
Television: All the chanels you need.
Maid Service: Very good maids. The rooms were cleaned exceptionally well. The maids even arranged my articles neatly. Normally I wouldn't like this, but they did it with much care.
The room was very quiet. I was on the 12th floor and at the back of the building. Though the surrounding buildings weren't the most beautiful, I did have a view of the snow-capped mountains.
Each room has its individual climate controls with air-conditioning and heat. I was always comfortable.
Breakfast was served every day until 10:30am. High quality foods, including four types of juices, breads, pastries, pankakes, eggs, meats, fruit, cereal, coffee, and tea.
The only criticisms I would say are that on the weekend there were small conventions on the 13th floor. This held up the elevators and sometimes I had to wait. There are only two elevators. However, one time I tried to take the stairs and someone working from the hotel kindly let me use the service elevator.
Location: I was performing at the Teatro Municipal during my stay and you couldn't get a more convenient hotel! There are many restaurants around (you have to try El Naturista). And shopping is quite convenient. However, in this part of town, all the major stores are closed on the weekends. The only restaurants available on the weekends are fast food places. The metro station is right nearby, also.
Hotel Galerias - nice surprise
I stayed at the Hotel Galerias last week - it was not my first choice, but was told it was a solid hotel by our tour company, so we gave it a try. I'm happy to say we had an excellent stay there. The rooms were spacious and clean. The hotel is well maintained an in a VERY central part of town (one slight drawback is that the street its on is two lanes and always jam packed with smog inducing city buses). The hotel staff were warm, helpful, and always eager to help. The hotel also booked us on a vineyard tour of Vina Undurraga which was well priced and enjoyable. The breakfast buffet was fantastic, but if you're a late sleeper like me, the 10am cut off time was tough! :)
Overall, I found the hotel galerias a good, solid hotel. They made my stay a pleasure.
Excellent Santiago choice
I highly recommend this hotel to anyone looking to stay in the downtown area, business or holiday. The location can´t be beat, close to subway and walking distance to main downtown attractions. Rooms and baths are modern, well lit, and spacious enough. Air cond, elevators and appliances worked with no flaws. Views are old downtown buildings, so don´t expect much, but expect service, and room quality worth every cent. Breakfast buffet is Ok and good quality. They have a pool, no gym tough. My usual hotel chains are the Starwood/ Marriott/ Hilton kind. Honestly didn´t know what to expect, and Galerias was a very pleasant surprise. If your plans are to stay in the Las Condes area, try many of the other chain hotels there, because although relatively fast by car, is a bit far from downtown.
A pleasant surprise
We booked rooms at the Galerias Hotel as a third choice, when other hotels were booked.
To our pleasure and surprise, we found the interiors spaces spacious and inviting and the rooms clean, bright, and well-appointed. The service was excellent -- top marks to both the front desk and the concierge! --they really went out of their way to help us. And the morning buffet was superior to the four star hotel we later stayed at.
The Galerias really is excellent value for the money. (Our only caution is that there is some street noise and this may trouble you if you are a light sleeper.)
Convenient, clean, good value...just great
I stayed 3 nights at this hotel. It was central, 3 minutes walk from the Concert Hall and the main shops and 10 minutes from the museums and markets. I was travelling alone and felt safe to go out alone at night. The breakfasts were great, the staff very helpful and the gallery of artifacts was very interesting. I shall certainly stay there again if I go back to Santiago.
stayed here for 2 nights
despite the pouring rain we loved our breif visit to Chile
the hotel is very comfortable and very stylish
good location and helpful informative staff
the breakfasts were excellent
large well appointed rooms with good shower and a bath