Place is well located and reasonable priced, accommodations are fair but not superb, however we had a very nasty experience there. Upon arrival we were offered a key for a safe locker, the key was enormous, did not fit a pocket at all, and we would have to pay a US$ 400 fee if we lost it. We naively decline the offer. Went to our apartment and decide to go out for dinner at nearby "Aqui esta coco" restaurant. We left some of our cash hidden in the luggage, mine was inside a roll of socks, my brother´s was in his toilet bag. After dinner we arrive a notice nothing. Next day we depart for a car drive to Mendoza, arriving at the Mendoza Hotel we found out that US$1300 have disappeared from my brother bag, and US$ 300 from my "stash", some money was left however so we did not figure out earlier, in Santiago, what happened. When back at the Hotel Presidente we explained what happened to the manager just to be called lunatics. The manager told me I was "confused" and took no action, we only had one day left in the city and file no complain at the police.
During my week long stay in Chile, at several occasions, they also try to apply the "credit card typo scam" when they "mistype" the value of a transaction, magically $48.56 becomes $84.56 and so on. Once at San Pedro de Atacama at Hotel Kimal a US$250 bill became US$2500, it happened everyday at restaurants and specially at gas stations, almost predictable, at the end of the trip it was almost like a joke for us.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- President Edificio Santiago is located in the district of Providencia, steps from the subway station Tobalaba. This building has 24 hrs reception, cafeteria, buffet breakfast included in the rate. Its 20 apartments have air conditioning and heating, Wi-Fi, cable TV, private bathroom, fully equipped kitchen and a safe. The building is 22.6 km Santiago International Airport and 1.5 km from the Golf neighborhood, where you can enjoy the Costanera Norte Mall and a wide variety of restaurants and commercial offices. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Edificio Club Presidente Santiago Hotel Santiago
- Apart Hotel Presidente