I stayed in this apartment in July and didn’t have a great experience. We were staying there in winter and no heating was provided, which meant that the apartment very cold. To make matters worse, a number of windows both at the front and on the patio doors at the back of the apartment are cracked, the glass doesn’t fit the windows properly and there are a number of gaps in the wooden frames, which meant that the wind came into the apartment almost constantly, making it even colder. There is also a fair amount of water damage to the walls near on the stairs, which means the paint and plaster is coming off the walls. In fact, the kitchen also had a damp smell, particularly in the cupboards, and a number of the appliances and amenities were either not particularly clean (toaster and oven) or didn’t work very well (washing machine, kettle, toilet, coffee machine).
I stayed there with my partner and we found it small – to the point of cramped. The hot water system is barely big enough to support one person having a shower, so while it might be ok for a single person, it definitely wasn’t really suitable for two.
Perhaps the worst aspect of staying in this apartment happened just as we were checking out and the owner tried to charge us additional money for bills. This had not been stated when we made the booking and after some discussion it became clear that there were no bills to support why we were going to be charged any amount either – it was based on the owner’s estimate. Needless to say this was very disappointing and we didn’t pay it (we had been expected to pay cash!)
On the positive side it is very conveniently located in Recoleta and the people who manage the property for the owner are lovely and helpful. We did have a few issues communicating with them because their English isn't great, however with some basic Spanish we did manage to get everything sorted without any issues. However, I think without the ability to speak and understand a little Spanish, anyone staying would have difficulties. The internet worked very well and the kitchen was pretty well equipped. Overall, I wouldn't recommend it.