Santiago, Santiago and Central Valley, Chile
At a Glance
Superb location in buzzy Bellavista and within walking distance of restaurants and bars
A beautifully restored mansion with individually designed guest rooms and a contemporary feel
A lovely heated outdoor pool and deck. Plenty of areas to relax and unwind
A Piano Lounge & Restaurant bar serving wine, cocktails and tapas, with live music on Thursdays and Fridays
Just 15 rooms and suites so has a very private home from home feel and excellent personalized service
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Santiago is a year-round destination but the most pleasant months to visit are October to April. Although summer (November to April) is hot, breezes disperse the smog that shrouds the city for most of the year and there is lots of sunshine. Over winter (June to September) you’ll see the Andes wreathed in snow and can ski nearby, but the weather is chilly and rain can be an issue. Spring-like September is Chile's national independence month, and is full of activity.
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The Aubrey is a stylishly converted mansion and boutique hotel superbly located in Santiago’s lively tree-lined cultural hotspot of Bellavista and within easy reach of bars, restaurants and nightlife. The Aubrey offers a truly urban retreat.
The Aubrey is a tastefully decorated and impeccably stylish boutique hotel with just 15 rooms, located in the lovely artistic quarter of Bellavista beneath the Virgin Mary statue of Cerro San Cristobal. Original parquet floors and a mixture of classic and modern furniture, much of it imported from England, give intimacy and charm, and provide a characterful and restful ambience for your stay in the capital.
Rooms and suites are all individual, and the suites in particular are very large, with large bathtubs and a terrace overlooking the lovely swimming pool. In room facilities are as you might expect from a luxury boutique hotel.
The Aubrey also has a heated Jacuzzi, outdoor deck and The Aubrey Piano Lounge & Restaurant Bar serving cocktails, wine and tapas. Nearby are plenty of bars, restaurants and cafes, the Fundacion Pablo Neruda and a funicular that will take you to the top of the Cerro for views over Santiago and towards the Andes. It is also well positioned to explore the center of town where one finds some of the finest architecture the city has to offer.
The Aubrey offers 15 rooms in total including two very spacious suites that boast a clever combination of art, comfort and spaciousness with much of the furniture being imported all the way from England. Amenities in rooms include Wi Fi, LCD TVs, mini bars and Hansgrohe showers
Children are welcome to come and stay at The Aubrey, and babysitting can be arranged upon request, but there are no specific facilities or interconnecting rooms available.
Facilities at the Aubrey include a restaurant bar, swimming pool, Jacuzzi, bicycles for rent and access to a gym.
Given the hotel's excellent down town location, some of Santiago's funkiest restaurants and bars can be found right on your doorstep. Why not climb Cerro San Cristobal for a stunning view of the city or head to the capital's historic center to visit the many museums and fabulous colonial buildings.
Camilla Greenwood (Staff)
A great place at the weekends, their cool, modern bar on the lower level of their outdoor terrace has a live pianist most Friday nights and is a great place to grab a cocktail before heading out into Santiago's fashionable, bohemian Bellavista barrio for dinner. You also have one of the best restaurant's in the city right on your doorstep, just a 2 minute walk from the hotel is restaurant called 040 which offers an innovative and delicious 12 course tasting menu. Run by world reknown chef Sergio Basrroso, this restaurant has been listed in Latin America's best 50 Restaurants and has raving reviews so it's definitely worth a visit!
Katie Aston (Staff)
The Aubrey felt like a tropical mansion retreat in the heart of bustling Bellavista, one of Santiago's bohemian neighborhoods. Two 1920s mansions located at the foot of Cerro San Cristobal Hill have been lovingly converted by their creative owners into a unique boutique hotel. Highlights include the extensive outdoor spaces, with shaded terraces and outdoor pool which is very welcome in the hotter summer months, there is the funky Piano bar and ever evolving stylish interiors and guest rooms which feel homely and inviting.
Santiago was once a dreary one-night stopover on the way to Patagonia or the Atacama. The Aubrey, which was unaffected by the recent earthquake, now makes that experience a pleasure. Located in the bohemian barrio of Bellavista, and once the patrician home of Chilean railway magnate Domingo Durán, it takes the form of a 15-room, 1927-built mansion with terracotta roofs, overhanging eaves and exposed beams. After a lengthy restoration by two former London bankers, the austere wood panelling and heavy beams in the salons and stairway are now brightened by fresh flowers, wingback chairs and crystal chandeliers. Many of the spacious bedrooms have a balcony, private patio or original parquet flooring; all are sound-proofed and slickly furnished with Tom Dixon lamps, leather chairs from Chile's Santiago Valdés and mosaic-tiling. Outside, water cascades from stone arches in the fern-filled, cobbled courtyard, where award-winning Valparaiso caterers Pasta e Vino serve well-prepared Italian dishes, Ionic columns edge a heated outdoor pool and two turreted towers (one equipped for massages, the second housing a DJ booth for occasional parties) overlook a verdant garden that sprawls up the lower slopes of 860-meter Cerro San Cristóbal. Amiable staff will iron a couple of items of clothing for free on arrival, loan mobile phones and subway cards to guests, and even escort them to a cash machine, if need be; bikes are also available to scoot around Bellavista or explore next-door Parque Metropolitano.
Aconcagua Valley Wine Tour
Savor premium wine tasting at the vineyards of Chile's Aconcagua Valley in the shadow of the Western Hemisphere's highest peak. Visit Chile's oldest and iconic vineyards as well boutique and high-scoring wineries, followed by lunch at Errazuriz.
Authentic Chilean Seafood at the Mercado Central
For some authentic Chilean fare, you can’t beat the range of dishes on offer at the seafood restaurants at Santiago’s Mercado Central. With over 3000 miles of coastline, Chile has an incredible variety of seafood.
Chile's Gastronomic Traditions Tour
Enjoy an intimate lunch with one of Chile's top chefs, Maria Eugenia Terrangno, to learn the secrets of Chile's gastronomic heritage savouring home-made pisco sours and exquisite dishes in the relaxed, intimate atmosphere of her own home.
Discover the highlights of Santiago on a half day walking tour exploring the cultural and historic highlights from bohemian Bellavista to the colonial quarter and Chile's largest seafood market.
Full Day in Valparaiso
Experience the renaissance of the port of Valparaiso, Chile's most attractive city, with its many hills, photogenic houses, and thriving gastronomic and cultural scenes.
Full Day Santiago Cookery Class
Santiago has been heralded for its rise up the gastronomy charts, and boasts an array of fantastic markets and gourmet restaurants. Enjoy a full-day cookery class in this energetic capital, now a firm favorite among foodies.
Heliskiing the Andes
Experience firsthand virgin powder and exhilarating slopes amidst the stunning peaks of the Andes with a full-day heliski adventure from Santiago. Our guide will work with you to choose the best terrain on the day for your heliski adventure.
Wine & Bike in the San Antonio Valley
Explore the hidden back roads of the beautiful San Antonio Valley by bicycle on this fantastic full day tour from Santiago, stopping off for some superb wines at the Coralillo and Matetic estates.
Wine and Valparaiso
Valparaíso is a must see for any visitor to Chile, where history mingles with quirky, bohemian cafes, artists’ workshops, and street art to create a city full of character and with surprises. Combine with a visit to the vineyards of the Casablanca Valley.
Wine Connoisseurs Delight at Cousino Macul
Cousiño Macul reserve wines are made only with estate grown grapes. They are also estate vinted and estate bottled, watch and learn the process before enjoying the finished product!
Location & directions
Santiago, Santiago and Central Valley, Chile
The Aubrey is beside Cerro San Cristobal on Calle Constitucion in the chic Bellavista neighborhood of Santiago, Chile.
How to get there
14-hour international flight to Santiago International Airport followed by a 30-minute transfer to The Aubrey.