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Puerta De Alcala

Piramide 524 (Esq. Condell), Valparaiso, Chile
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Ranked #30 of 32 Hotels in Valparaiso
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2012
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    4 of 5 stars
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    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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Kansas City, Missouri
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58 reviews 58 reviews
27 hotel reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2012

I was recently on a work trip that took me to Valparaiso for 9 nights. While in Valparaiso, I stayed in Hotel Puerta de Alcala. The hotel is located in a central location near restaurants, pubs, clubs and public transportaiton. The rooms are heated (not always the case in Chile) with hot water (not luke warm as may be the... More 

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france
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404 reviews 404 reviews
121 hotel reviews
161 helpful votes 161 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2012

Valparaiso is a dirty noisy city which I hope I will never have to return to again. The hotel is friendly but continuous motor horns and horrible food plus no aircon makes this place hard to love! The room was well worn and the walls bore the scars of many travellers. The shower was very good and the man on... More 

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KC
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 hotel reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2011

Loved the location and pretty much everything about the hotel. It's nothing fancy but welll kept and free WiFi. The food at the restaurant can be fair to very good...truly depends on what they're serving. We were not bothered, but the street noise in front rooms can be quite noisy / loud.

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Santiago, Chile
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34 reviews 34 reviews
15 hotel reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2011

The most attractive places of Valparaíso are up on the hills. The flat area in downtown (called "el plan" in Chilean Spanish) has some nice spots too (el Puerto, for instance) but being very centrally located is not necessarily an advantage here. Puerta de Alcalá is central, but other hotels of the same price range are in much better locations,... More 

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Helsinki, Finland
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2011

We enjoyed very much our stay in deAlcal during a week in Feb. Perfect location, in spite of the "rush hour" at 4 am!, everything within a walking distance. Everything ok, rooms breakfast, What will stay in our memory is the friendly staff. Can recommend to anyone out for exploring Valparaiso

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Trumbull, Connecticut
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24 reviews 24 reviews
17 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2011

We spent two nights in this hotel. The staff was very helpful. We had a problem with the first room they gave us - the door was broken and didn't lock. After they tried to fix the door, they couldn't so they moved us to a different room. The hotel is located in a very noisy area and it was... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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99 reviews 99 reviews
57 hotel reviews
120 helpful votes 120 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2008

We really liked this hotel, it has friendly staff and a very central location in Valparaiso. You just step out the front door into a small pedestrian mall and there is lots of shopping, cafes and restaurants in the nearby streets, a bus and trolley car stop next door and a short walk to the train station. Rooms are clean... More 

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Ottawa, Canada
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2006

This was the most terrible hotel I've ever stayed at! Though this hotel is rated as a 4-star, it was inadequate in every way. The room was very noisy, the beds uncomfortable, the staff incompetent and the breakfast was inedible. I would very strongly advise against staying in this hotel.

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Tampa, Florida
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180 reviews 180 reviews
46 hotel reviews
291 helpful votes 291 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2006

Everyone at Hotel Puerta de Alcala went out of their way to make my two-stay stay in Valaparaiso go smoothly. The hotel is small, with rooms built around an interior central core. The rooms themselves didn't have much personality, but they were very comfortable and modern, with televisions, hair dryers, and a mini bar. The staff made my stay particularly... More 

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