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Reviewed July 19, 2014

My friend and I have been traveling in Chile for about three weeks and have a lot of experiences with excellent places to stay. Mela Blu is not in that category. It is extremely noisy as it is located near a lot of gathering places for eating and drinking. The locals start their night on the town around 9 pm and party until 3 or 4 in the morning so bring your ear plugs. Maid services are offered once a week; get ready to clean up after yourself! Breakfasts are not offer like other places we have stayed for the same cost.

  • Stayed: June 2014, travelled with friends
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Thank dottie b
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Reviewed October 22, 2013

Short walk to Santa Lucia - a beautiful garden park on a hilltop, museums, close to metro train stops in a neighborhood filled with great little restaurants.

This was our first trip to Chile and our Spanish skills are limited. No worries. The manager was very helpful about how to find our way around. Wi-fi worked great, rooms were decent sized and the kitchen was well-equipped. We had a 1 bedroom unit. Comfortable bed, dining table and chairs, a couch that could have slept someone and kitchen supplies for 4. Fine for the 2 of us - would be crowded for 4 adults. TV had many channels - mostly spanish - we found a couple in english.

It was a little stuffy at first - no AC - but the manager provided a fan and opening the windows in the evening would cool the room down. We spent most of the day time out and about touring and would close the windows and shades while we were away, then open them in the evenings.

It is an apartment in a several story building located in an area with a lot of restaurants and clubs that open in the afternoon and evening. Mornings are quiet, evenings can be noisy. Our room was on the quiet side of the building so noise was not an issue for us. When we arrived after flying all night, the neighborhood was quiet and safe enough that we were able to take a short stroll to the local grocery to stock up on coffee, water and snacks. After resting, we walked around the area and found a lovely little restaurant with local chilean beers.

The manager is only there during day time hours so plan accordingly. There is a building concierge so on our return at the end of our trip we were able to get into our apartment late in the day. The building concierge was also happy to help us with a last minute money exchange and let us leave our luggage on the last day when we had to check out several hours before our flight left.

Everyone connected with the apartment was helpful and we were able to communicate with our limited Spanish skills.

One note for international travelers - be sure you have the right type of electrical plug. We did not and tried several stores before finding what we needed. This plug was not available at the airport, travel stores, drug stores- we finally found it and a converter at a hardware store. Same experience in Argentina so check the plug needs before you travel.

Room Tip: Ask for a fan in warm weather and the quiet side.
  • Stayed: January 2013, travelled as a couple
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Thank coupleofsightseers
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Reviewed August 4, 2013

Don't trust the good reviews left by others. It is a terrible place to stay, although the price may look attractive. It had a strange smell, something like chlorine from the swimming pool. My wife had a bad headache when first check-in the room. It is extremely noisy!! The entrance of the apartment has to go through the restaurants and if you have heavy luggages, you have to carry all the way through the crowded people. We slept only one night and left the place for another hotel and we made the right decision.

  • Stayed: July 2013, travelled with family
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Thank Chew W
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Reviewed May 2, 2013

It is located in a incredible place. Nearby everything. Museums, nice bars and restaurants. Side by side subway station in front of PUC university. You can just wake to the Funicular, Neruda`s house, Bellas artes and providencia. The room is a small bijou. Well furnished, nice bed, with many cafes oustide. Very safe place. The wifi is not so good. The signal is best on bedroom. I had a small problem with the drain on sink on bathroom but it was latte to request to anybody so I solve myself but you need to check the cleaning. The one cleaning service per week. You can read about calefaction but you can find a heater on wardroub. Is a very good place.

  • Stayed: April 2013, travelled as a couple
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Thank itamarvidal
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Reviewed April 16, 2013

Stayed here for two nights. Very good and qualitative. This is a large apartment with a living room, kitchen, bedroom. Almost all new. Bed - very good sleep. At the site of numerous noise downstairs cafe.
Not working wi-fi.
Near grocery stores.
Two steps to the main street and the subway. A taxi to the bus terminal - 2,500 pesos.
Assessment is reduced idle wai-wai

  • Stayed: March 2013, travelled solo
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Thank AlexanderShcerbakov
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