Santiago

A dynamic capital city in the foothills of the Andes View on Google maps

With the feel of a city that has undergone a very recent and energetic revamp, Santiago is one of the most dynamic capitals in South America. Nestled between the Pacific Coast and the Andes mountain range, the city’s unique setting means that from its bustling cosmopolitan center you can find yourself tearing down the ski slopes at Valle Nevado or trekking past turquoise mountain reservoirs in the Cajón del Maipo in less than an hour.

"Walking through Santiago on the very first day I arrived in the city, I remember being completely bowled over by how different all of the barrios are. Beginning in bohemian and upbeat Bellavista, I headed over the bridge to artsy Lastarria and - with a gourmet ice cream in hand - crossed the park to the calm of Barrio Italia's tree-lined avenues and happily buried myself in the neighborhood's antiques shops for the rest of the afternoon."

Harriet White
Glove Travel Designer

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Hand-selected properties:

The Singular
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One of our top picks for the city, the Singular oozes old school charm from every pore with super slick service, a fabulous roof top pool and bar (with a serious cocktail list). Located in the hip Lastarria neighbourhood just meters from some of the best bars and restaurants in the city you really can´t go wrong with this hotel – sister of the famous Singular Patagonia.
Hotel Carménère
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With just five guest rooms and homemade cakes laid out for you at the coffee bar, it doesn’t homelier than Hotel Carménère. With strong eco credentials, its own wine cellar and truly personalized service, there is a lot to love about this welcoming oasis in the center of Santiago. But it’s Hotel Carménère’s truly gorgeous garden and patio that makes it the winner for us - our top choice spot for an aperitif on balmy summer evenings.
Le Rêve
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Our home away from home, Le Rêve Hotel has turned relaxed hosting into a fine art. Peppered with personal details, right down to the midnight snack left waiting for you in the guest kitchen, Le Reve also happens to have some of the city’s most tempting gastronomy and cultural offerings just outside its door, and yet from your bedroom’s private leafy terrace the cosmopolitan hub of Providencia seems another world away.