The traveller arriving at L’Ambassade in Santiago will find a home that is lovely, old, and European-styled (see photos below - I took many!).
From the outside it looks like a very pleasant house (on a very short street). It is really a quiet, tiny world in itself, complete with Italianate pool, art and travel books, sunny vistas, and staff people who are exceptionally knowledgeable, imaginative, and friendly. I know it sounds like travel jargon, but it’s true here: whatever language you speak, from the time you ring the buzzer to be let in, you will be personally welcomed as a guest. Do you need dinner or lunch served in? That can be easily arranged, with ingredients to your taste. Breakfast is always delicious - and provided specifically at the time you prefer. Would you like to sink into a comfortable sofa some afternoon and catch up with your email under a vine-covered trellis by the garden, maybe with a slice of cake and a cup of coffee? No problem. Would you like help with taxi-ordering or finding a restaurant? Ask any time. Should you just want some nights in an actual bedroom, that’s fine, too. Longer stays can be accommodated in a small apartment which looks out on the garden.
We found the Providencia section a mix of institutions of different nationalities - and it certainly represents a fine mix of tastes. Walkable food places on the avenue nearby include everything from a tucked away outdoor fruit stand to an open-door sushi bar, Peru and Chinese restaurants, a pizza joint, and thick, fresh fruit smoothies in a new coffee bar.
I can’t think of a more attractive, restful, or delightful base for a stay in Santiago.
Be warned, though: we found that taxi drivers don’t always know how to find Calle Suisse. Being rudimentary Spanish-speakers, we did best by asking to be let off at the 2400 block of Avenida Pedro de Valdivia and then walking to the hotel.
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