Ratings based on 21 Verified Reviews

They paid and stayed. We double-checked.
3.9 out of 5
90% of guests recommend
4.0 Room cleanliness
3.8 Service & staff
3.9 Room comfort
3.9 Hotel condition
They paid and stayed.
We double-checked.
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler

Modern apartment overlooking a small, lively plaza

Posted Apr 11, 2014
Pros: Location, modern furnishings, spacious
Cons: Wifi strength, replace window coverings, clean hardwood floors more thoroughly
Location: Cerro Santa Lucia, walking distance to Bellavista nightlife, close to a Metro station
I stayed at Mela Blu for 4 nights in early March 2014. The location of the apartment is great--close to Cerro Santa Lucia and about 15-20 minutes walk to the start of Bellavista, home to many of Santiago's nightclubs. There's a large supermarket close by which is great for apartment stays. The apartment overlooks a small, lively plaza and there are many nice restaurants close by. This is great for sleeping in but not the greatest if you like to go to bed early as the restaurants are busy until around 02:00. The apartment was spacious with modern furnishings, however some were a little worn (e.g., damaged venetian blinds). Wifi, which was included in the price, never worked during my entire stay and the staff didn't seem concerned about fixing it. It didn't even work in the front desk area so I feel the advertising of wifi with this property is not appropriate. Overall I really enjoyed my stay and feel I could have rated it as excellent if the wifi situation was greatly improved.
3 out of 5
by d

Unfortunately a very noisy environment.

Posted Mar 6, 2014
Pros: Great location, and well equipped kitchen.
Cons: Sound isolating windows and air conditioning would make this wonderful.
Location: A reasonable walk (6 blocks) to center of downtown. About the same to a huge range of restaurants, bars, clubs. A great location.
Nice rooms, no air conditioning, and one room was very warm. Kitchen was great and very well equipped, fridge, stove, oven, toaster, equipped to prepare and serve most any meal. The courtyard below the rooms is used by several restaurants for outdoor seating. The folks there create a roar of noise until two or three each morning. I you are out partying all night yourself, this is not a problem, but if you want to sleep, find another place to stay.
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Business Travelers
by Sabrina from Concepcion

Good for Business

Posted Jan 20, 2014 on Hotels.com
I have stayed here before and I keep coming back... The only problem is that the internet was not working which is a problem since I was there on business. The place is fairly clean. Check in/out is very easy. The location is excellent.
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Business Travelers
by Sabrina from Concepcion

Good for Business

Posted Jan 20, 2014 on Hotels.com
I hav stayed here before and I keep coming back... The only problem is that the internet was not working which is a problem since I was there on business. The place is fairly clean. Check in/out is very easy. The location is excellent.
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler from New Orleans

Located in Lastarria

Posted Jan 4, 2014
Pros: Location, Staff, Cleanliness
Location: Book shop, and several restaurants located directly below, coffee shops around the corner, a convenience store across the street, parks,
I stayed at Mela Blu over Christmas and had an excellent experience. The hotel was more like an apartment so there were no hotel amenities like vending machines, but it had a full kitchen with pots, pans, and dishes. There was no AC or heat in our room but the weather was perfect so it hardly went noticed. We stayed on the sixth floor towards the back so our room was not directly over the restaurants downstairs, but I could imagine it gets loud some nights if your room faces that side. Mela Blu was super clean but was furnished with IKEA type furnishings so in a couple years the place will probably need a serious face-lift. Id say for price, location, and staff friendliness this is a great find. Oh, the queen bed was two smaller beds pushed together.....only mildly annoying
2 out of 5
Recommended
for Business Travelers
by Carlos from Puerto Rico

Posted Dec 13, 2013 on Hotels.com
There is no air condition. WIFI doesn't work. I left after one night. Excellent area.
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Business Travelers
by A verified traveler

Very pleasant stay

Posted Dec 7, 2013 on Hotels.com
I really liked this hotel. It was just as comfortable as home, very centrally located and close to more than a dozen great restaurants. The neighborhood was very nice and safe. The room itself was not as clean on the surface - things like fingerprints on the walls and worn kitchen utensils. However, the important things - bathroom, bed, linens were clean. The towels were very soft, but also had some holes and could use a refresh. Overall it's a 3 star quality, but for what you pay, the spacious room, the kitchen and the comforts of home, it's a 4 star experience. Some important things to note: the staff is not there after 7pm, but there is a security guard at the building entrance. There is no air conditioning and it can be hot in the summer. There is a lot of noise in the evenings and especially on Saturday night from the restaurants outside the building. If you go to bed early and you're a light sleeper this will absolutely be a problem. If you need wifi, specify that in your reservation because it works better in some rooms than in others. Overall, I would definitely stay here again.
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Business Travelers
by A verified traveler

Nice place, great location

Posted Nov 29, 2013 on Hotels.com
Nice place, great location. I didn't realize I was getting a studio, that was probably my fault. The kitchen was closet-sized. Cost ~$66/night.
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by cristian from miami

Great location, great price.

Posted Sep 1, 2013
Pros: Location.
Cons: It should show its not an hotel before you book it. So people will know before arriving there.
Location: Everything is close by. Restaurants, supermarket, underground metro.
This is actually not an hotel. It is an apartment. Great location. Very central and close to great restaurants. I liked it a lot because it has everything you need to be comfortable. The apartment is almost new. The downside there is no hotel personnel or any hotel like services.
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler

Location +

Posted May 21, 2013
Carlos was very attentive to our needs. Location in Lastarria, near the Metro, was superb. A great independent pad for a city visit.