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The Yellow House
Capitan Munoz Gamero 91 | Cerro Artilleria, Valparaiso, Chile   |  
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Ranked #8 of 79 Valparaiso B&B and Inns
Brisbane, Australia
1 review
“A great place to stay”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2013

Stayed at The Yellow House for four nights while visiting Valparaiso and had a great time. The room was reasonably prieced, clean, comfortable and with fantastic fiews of Valparaiso. Martin and the staff were friendly, helpful, full of information and did everything possible to make our stay memorable, with great suggestions about what to see, shopping and restaurants. It was like sharing a home rather than being in a B&B. Best of all, having an 11.20pm flight and booking out at 12 midday, we were able to have a shower before leaving for the airport at about 6pm. That's service!

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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San Francisco, California
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25 hotel reviews
Reviews in 24 cities Reviews in 24 cities
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2013

If you're looking to spend 2-3 nights in Valparaiso and gain the knowledge of wonderful hosts and the type of guests who value this experience, then Yellow House is your best bet. As stated in the other reviews, enough can't be said about the hosts. They truly care that your time in Valparaiso is memorable and unique to your interests. At the same time, the rooms are comfortably setup, ample common areas, and the breakfast is ideal for a long day perusing the hillsides of the city.
The location of this B&B also provides majestic views of the harbor/port and easy access to one of the 'acensors' which leads directly to several bus lines.
Signage to the B&B could be improved and the immediate neighborhood could benefit from more restaurants/shops.

Room Tip: Aim for one of the rooms in the back of house, offering the best views.
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  • Stayed May 2013, traveled solo
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Telluride, Colorado
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10 hotel reviews
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17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2013

We stayed in one of the rooms with shared bath(only 2 rooms/bath) had good views & plenty of room. The breakfast was the best we had during our trip in Chile. Clean, Comfy & reasonably priced for Chile. A very good value.
Martin was a wealth of knowledge and made some wonderful suggestions for activities and restaurants. We originally were only going to stay for 2 nites but liked it so much we stayed an extra nite.

Room Tip: get a room with a view, it's worth it!
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  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Vancouver
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2013

We only had about 24 hours to spend in Valparaiso and wanted to stay somewhere memorable and experience as much as we could in that time. The Yellow House was the perfect pick. The view from the Oceano room is stunning; we just wanted to stare out the window day and night. The owners were very welcoming and friendly. They arranged a tour for us with "Mike the German Pirate", who took us on a very thorough and unique tour of the city over several hours, showing us the insides of buildings we would never have gone into on our own, as well as historical pictures and clippings so we could understand the ways in which the city has evolved.

We had a great sleep, and breakfast was delicious. We left feeling we had seen as much as possible in the short time we had and managed to get a good sense of the flavour of the city, between the tour and the great character and neighbourhood of the Yellow House. We would not hesitate to recommend it.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 hotel reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2013

My husband and I stayed at The Yellow House a few days before our cruise. We loved it! The view was great, you see the ocean and town of Valparaiso! The staff was great, very informative, and always available! The area around The Yellow House was cozy and a bit rustic. There are a couple of shops and restaurants. The drive to this B&B was a little surprising at first, we went up a long, serpentine, and sometimes rocky road to get to the location. But once we got there, it all made since. Valparaiso is built on hills, after all!

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Santiago
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12 reviews 12 reviews
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2013

We booked at this lovely hostel for 2 nights and ended up staying 4 nights, and could have easily stayed more. Lisette and Martin (owners) are wonderful, they shared so much information and absolutely nothing was too much trouble for them. We wanted to tour the Casablanca and Isla Negra and they arranged it, turning the tour into something we absolutely wanted to do, so instead of one winery, we did two, and instead of lunch at Quintay, we had lunch at Casa Del Bosque (amazing) and then stopped at the largest swimming pool in the world (just to look) and then down to Pablo's house. This isn't your normal tour but catered a bit to each of the 5 individuals on the tour.

The B&B/Hostel is gorgeous. It doesn't promote a party scene, but the layout encourages communication and connections between the guests. We decided to do the cooking class with Boris on our first full day there. Admittedly we hesitated - we have never done a cooking class - but I am so glad we did this. Boris was amazing, crazy and wonderful all at the same time. We saw the markets, and then cooked a great meal, piscos, empanadas, fish sausage (beautiful flavour), corn pie and drunken pears! He had us all laughing and cooking and his pisco sours (one with chili and basil and the other with ginger) were brilliant. This event is surely a highlight of our Chile trip!

Both our personalized tour and the cooking class were very reasonably priced and a significant discount to those offered in Santiago. Yellow House is a B&B / hostel so do not expect 5 star, but instead an abundance of character and charm. Patrons ranged from late 20s to mid 50s when we arrived.

Room Tip: Ask for one of the two double rooms that overlook the town and if Martin can arrange it, he will, ev...
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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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28 hotel reviews
Reviews in 24 cities Reviews in 24 cities
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2013

Interesting base to stay in and Martin the owner was great with his reccommendations for guides and day trips.Andreas was our day walking guide and he was supberb. Just uietly walked around with facts that we needed to know and it was most enjoyable. Would reccommend him to anyone for a days walking trip. Oliver took us the third day and he drove us south and gave us an 8 hour history lesson on Chile and it's politics. Facinating.Saw two vine yards and then onto Pablo Nerudas holiday home. Ended up at a quaint fishing village for a very enjoyable casual meal. Well worth doing, and Oliver is very knowlegable.Great breakfasts at the B/B each morning Martin did something else for breakfast and even catered for me as a diabetic, was appreciated.Introduced us to new people staying each day. Good wifi coverage and there is a computer for those without their own. Books from Swap library available. Small kitchen with tea and coffee and milk available and something to cook your own meal on. Really good.Very enjoyable stay.Thanlks Martin

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  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: Capitan Munoz Gamero 91 | Cerro Artilleria, Valparaiso, Chile
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Location: Chile > Valparaiso Region > Valparaiso
Amenities:
Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette Airport Transportation
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Ranked #8 of 79 B&Bs / Inns in Valparaiso
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Centrally located with fantastic views and close to most points of historical interest, cafes, shopping resturants and bars. Guest kitchen, internet etc and other facilities. Access The yellow House just the way locals have for 110 years - by the Artilleria Ascensor. ... more   less 
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