Need to know
Sixty-two, including one suite.
Noon, but flexible subject to availability and at an extra cost. Earliest check-in, 3pm.
Double rooms from $169.00.
Rates include buffet breakfast at the Singular Restaurant (eggs any way, salmon and cold meats, fresh pastries with home-made jams and dulce de leche honey, cereals, yoghurts, fresh fruit and a variety of teas and coffee).
At the hotel
Spa, fitness centre, rooftop pool and bar, and a laundry service. In rooms: LCD TV, black-out curtains, WiFi, Singular toiletries, bathrobes and slippers, hairdryer, safe, minibar, free bottled water, air-conditioning and tea- and coffee-making facilities.
Our favourite rooms
The suite has singular charm: ink drawings adorn the walls of its large double bedroom and separate seating area, both decorated in elegant shades of white and cream with gold accents. In contrast to this light and airy space, the separate living area is styled to match the public areas of the hotel; black-and-white walls, emerald-leather chairs and dark-wooden tables add a more masculine feel. Floor-to-ceiling windows look out onto the Parque Forestal next door. Because one tub just isn’t enough, the suite has two marble-panelled bathrooms, both with a walk-in shower and large bath tub.
The rooftop pool is the height of sun-seeking sophistication. Take a dip then catch some Santiagan sun, reclining on one of the surrounding day-beds. The pool is open daily from 10am to 8pm, between November and March.
The Singular Wellness Spa has a hydro-massage room, sauna, steam bath and relaxation area to rest and recuperate in after a ‘terribly tiring’ Thai massage. There are three single treatment rooms and one for couples; tick off one, two or all 13 therapies during your stay. Select the length of your treatment to suit your schedule; fit in a 30-minute foot massage in between your museum marathon, or for the slower-going sightseer, a two-hour Four-Hands Massage. There’s also a gym, open round the clock for guests.
Inspired by the Singular’s artsy surroundings, pack a thick sketchbook for hours spent in local galleries. The Santiaguinos are a cosmopolitan lot – if you’re combining your stay with a mountain trek, pack something more stylish than sturdy for this leg.
All public areas are wheelchair-accessible and one of the Singular Rooms on the first floor is adapted for guests with mobility issues. All lifts have braille.
Children of all ages are welcome, though with lots of fine fabrics and artworks on display, it’s best suited to teens. Baby cots are available on request. The Singular Restaurant has a menu tailored to tots, and has highchairs and changing facilities.