Built in the 1920s as a four-storey family house, this now delightful boutique hotel wears its past with renewed pride and modern panache. Sympathetically restored and furnished to the tastes of the era yet fitted with, the few but necessary, contemporary amenities and an eccentric luxury polish, Castillo Rojo is a unique piece of Santiago history and style. Located in the city’s bohemian Bellavista quarter, but a block from Pablo Neruda’s house, you have your pick of fine restaurants, museums, art galleries and more. It’s award-winning French brasserie restaurant La Petanque completes the quaint vintage feel of the hotel, along with some very fine tasting pastries. A new restaurant specialising in Chilean cuisine, Cabildo, is due to open in August. A further credit to its sense of individuality, none of Castillo Rojo’s nineteen bedrooms are alike. A mix of standard and superior, plus four suites, the en suite bathrooms are sparse and chic with checkerboard tiles and brass fixings.