Magnolia is a boutique hotel located in a quiet street at the foot of Santa Lucía Hill just a short walk from the lively bars and restaurants of Lastarria. This revamped 1920s mansion combines the vintage elegance of its art deco past with some industrial-modern elements such as steel, glass and concrete which harmoniously come together to create a bold statement while giving the property a fresh breath of air.
Each of the 42 rooms are divided amongst three room categories, namely the Superior Suites/Deluxe Rooms in the older part of the building and the Junior Suites which you will find in the modern extension, exude a quirky mix of both old and new and have a somewhat Scandinavian style to them with a mixture of light wood, stained glass windows and soft lighting.
All rooms come with a coffee machine and daily complimentary water. What we found to be a really great addition is that each room features a unique replica of the graphics created by the French naturalist Claudio Gay during his mission in Chile almost 200 years ago.
The most admirable parts of this hotel are the lovingly restored original wooden doors (from the original house), fireplaces and black and white checked floor tiles that give you a true sense of its history and further add to the contrasting architecture between the geometric light fixtures, potted magnolias and bold bronze reception counter.
- During your stay, enjoy the picturesque views of Santa Lucia Hill and the city from the rooftop terrace and take a seat at the on-site restaurant that specializes in contemporary, innovative Chilean food with a menu that changes weekly and is based on the availability of local seasonal ingredients.
- If you are looking for something a little different, request a room on the third floor, where the original stained-glass windows seemingly beam a stunning blue aura throughout the room as the sunlight touches the hotel’s facade.