The Ritz-Carlton Santiago
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Just what I needed!
There are many other fine hotels that can rival a Ritz-Carlton in terms of aesthetics and amenities, but the secret at a Ritz-Carlton is always outstanding service.
My husband and I recently finished a two-week South American holiday with two nights at the R-C in Santiago. Unfortunately, he had become ill in our previous stop and was more or less confined to the room for 36 hours. The staff were very solicitous and kind, helping me find a pharmacy open on Sunday (apparently a rare thing) and calling the room periodically to check on us.
The bed was unbelievably comfortable, and I---a bubble-bath junkie---was able to take my first bath (as opposed to shower) in many days. It was heavenly!
I am writing this letter to inform you of the wonderful event that happened to me at the Ritz Carlton in Santiago. I planned on proposing to my soon to be wife at a resturant, but at the last minute she became sick and could not go out to the resturant. When I told the consieurege he arranged for us to have a private dinner on roof next to the pool. He went above and beyond the call of duty. He had a table set up and had a candle lit path to the table. While we where at dinner, he had roses, champange and choclate put in the room. I proposed to her at dinner, and she said yes. The staff went above and beyond the call of duty to help me. Without them my whole trip would have been a blunder. I cannot thank them enough for everything that you have done for me. Before this stay, I did not know what the Ritz name stood for, but now I understand that it stands for unsurpassed service. The rooms where large and very elegant.
I agree with all of the postings so far about the Ritz-Carlton. This hotel is amazing, so comfortable and luxurious. We had only one night there, what a shame we couldn't stay longer!. Well recommended. In quieter part of the city, El Golf.
I spent five wonderful nights at the Ritz Carlton Santiago earlier this month. As other reviewers have noted, this hotel is fantastic. The rooms are decorated in the classic Ritz style and the beds are amazingly comfortable. The Club level is worth the extra cost, providing breakfast, afternoon tea and a cocktail hour every day. The breakfast buffet had a wonderful selection of fruit and pastries each morning. It was a great way to begin each day. The pool was one of the nicest hotel pools I have ever seen. It is contained in an glass atrium on the top floor of the hotel and has a large hot tub at one end. In the evenings they light candles around the pool and you can look out at the views of the Andes. It was amazing. The location is a little outside of the center of Santiago, but the neighborhood seemed very safe and the hotel is located just 100 feet from the El Golf subway station.
Just returned from a week at this marvelous hotel. What makes it a stand-out? Almost everything.
I, like many, travel extensively. I, like most, have checked in to places that online looked great but turned out to be under-whelming. This hotel will not disappoint. The deco is classic and luxurious. Service cannot be faulted. Food and wines are top quality. Rooms are a haven, the 15th floor indoor pool, jacuzzi, steam room, sauna etc etc are 1st class and in most hotels would cost you extra. Book into the club floor as the tranquility of the club room for breakfast, tea and evening snacks is worth every penny. Checking in & out is a breeze in club too. The view towards the centre of town is a must, in my opinion especially at night. There is nothing, no matter how hard I think about it that is not 110% about this establishment. I generally avoid chain hotels and prefer boutique establishments...this chain is a boutique offering. The key to this hotels success must be great management or HR personal because the staff, a reflection of management, are superb.
what a wonderfull hotel! We arrived after 15 hours travelling from europe and found one in the most beautiful hotels I have never seen before.
We had two connecting rooms, giving us the feeling of a suite, and very convinient with children
anywhere the staff was very nice, helpful, smiling and making you very happy
the pool is on the top floor, with a big jacuzzi, overlooking the mountains
Don't miss the Club Level, it's a dream, with breakfast buffet, tea time with pastries, and unforgetable evening cocktail, always with a very professionnal staff
great location too, 10 meters from the subway station (metro), and many restaurants in a upscale district in Santiago
we want to be back asap!!!
The Best Hotel in South America
I travel throughout South America on business and Ritz Carlton in Santiago is overall the best hotel I have stayed at in the region. The accomodations, service, location, staff, food... everything is flawless. The rooms are quiet and the beds superb. I would recommend paying a bit more and staying on the club floor. This includes excellent buffet breakfast in the club lounge, tea in the afternoon with some of the best pasteries I have ever had, and a wonderful cocktail hour accompanied by excellent hors d oeuvre. I have found the rates to be on par and at times even better than the other upscale hotels in Santiago. The location is also great for the business traveller, in the heart of "Sanhattan" as they call this part of Santiago.
This was our first time to Santiago, and our first time to stay in a Ritz Carlton. In doing research and reading other reviews, we felt like we came up short. There wasn't a lot of information available to us. It seems like not many US visitors have discovered Santiago. We loved the city, and after staying four nights at the Ritz Carlton, we declare ourselves officially spoiled!! While the outside of this hotel is pretty plain when pitted against comparable hotels, the inside is decorated in the normal Ritz Carlton fashion with plush carpeting, furniture and dark woods.
Just what you would expect from a Ritz Hotel. Lovely rooms, spacious marble bathrooms, wonderful service. Many good restaurants within easy walking distance, and close to the Metro.