We were surprised at just how bad this hotel was after reading such positive reviews on TA before our trip. Although the bed was comfortable, our room was tiny, tiny, tiny, with absolutely no space for opening your luggage unless you put it up on the bed. Even the TV was suspended from the ceiling because of the room was so small. We found this very much at odds with all of our other hotels in Chile, which tended to be very spacious with high, lofty ceilings. The bathroom was grimy, and in a general state of disrepair – for example broken tiles and towel hooks. But worse then the tiny room and grimy bathroom, was the LACK OF PRIVACY!!! Our room was situated only a few steps away from the reception area, and from our bed we could hear every single sigh, sniffle, sneeze and cough of the owners who were both sick with a common cold, but still spent all day at the reception desk. We could even hear when they were typing on the keyboard, and every squeak of their office chair. In terms of privacy, it was awful. If you (for some reason) decide to stay here after reading this review, beware of rooms #1-#3, which are located beside the reception. Continuing on….the secure parking had enough room for 2 cars to be parked in tandem, which meant we were delayed while waiting for the other guests to get their car out in the morning. Breakfast was without a doubt, the worst on our entire trip because of the stale bread, and stingy servings. It appears that the owners are running this business by themselves without any hired help, and the wife seems particularly miserable to be doing all of the domestic work. With so many options available in Santa Cruz, we do not recommend Hostal D'Vid - it is a suburban home very poorly converted into a B&B.
- Also Known As:
- Hostal D'Vid B & B Chile/Santa Cruz