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Grand Hotel Gervasoni
Ranked #24 of 35 Hotels in Valparaiso
Reviewed May 28, 2012

Our experience at the hotel was great. The staff was helpful and professional. The location and architecture of the hotel was even better. Its near all the interesting points that Valparaiso has to offer. The rooms are very clean and they keep the infrastructure which shows some history of the city. I would highly recommend to stay here if you happen to visit Valparaiso or Vina del Mar

  • Stayed: May 2012, traveled with family
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Reviewed April 11, 2012

Valparaiso is a magical town and this hotel is sprinkled with fairy dust! Getting there is exciting as there are small steep roads to traverse. As you step through the door, the friendly, antique strewn rooms embrace and welcome. The hotel is a beautifully restored house perched on the side of one of Valparaiso's 41 hills. There are stairs to be climbed and these might be tricky if you are less than able bodied, but otherwise it is a delightful rabbit warren,
The rooms are lovely and the view from my balcony was fabulous, especially with the moon shining over the bay.
The in house restaurant has an amazing wine list and the seafood inspired menu was extensive. My meal was exquisite and in the top 10 of meals I've ever eaten.
Outside the door are small arty stalls and a furnicular down the hill.
When I checked out I had asked reception to organise a taxi to the bus terminal. A man came along, grabbed my bag and took me down to the terminal...
I'm not sure if this is routine but it made life so much easier.
This is a family run, boutique hotel with a great location and a wondrous atmosphere.
Please take me back!

  • Stayed: April 2012
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Reviewed April 2, 2012

This property is quaint and charming. That being said...there are some pitfalls that we were mislead about. We were told we had reserved suites but these were hardly regular hotel rooms. DO NOT PLAN TO PARK A CAR HERE. They told us there was limited parking behind the hotel. Thats true except it is impossible to find a spot that is not already taken by the locals and if you do find a place to park be sure to tuck in your mirrors because it is so narrow.
The room was also "quaint"...old carpet and furnishings but the bed was okay. Because there is an office building that looks right into the rooms be sure you close your shutters when you are dressing. This building it not attractive to look at either.
Okay...my number 1 gripe...the shower in the bathroom was 2 ft by 2ft. We are not large people but when my husband dropped the soap he could not bend over to pick it up. There was also a continuous odor in the bathroom.
Breakfast was adequate and the service was very good. It will help to be able to speak Spanish because although the ladies at recepton spoke englishnsomewhat it was difficult to understand. I switched over to my poor Spanish and did better than trying to speak English.
NONE of these issues would have bothered me, had the price been more reasonable. While we were there we looked into a few other places in Vina del Mar that were very nice and less expensive.

Room Tip: Look in Vina del Mar...easier to get to, less expensive, and much more modern. Take the metro to Val...
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  • Stayed: March 2012, traveled with friends
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Reviewed March 7, 2012

We enjoyed a 3-night stay at the Gervasconi. Located high above the town of Valparaiso with views of the harbour. An old victorian home turned in to a very nice boutique hotel. One wall in our room had original stone work, 2-3 stairs led up to the bathroom and we had a small balcony. Winding hallways and stairways made this a hotel with character which we loved. Nice breakfast served in dining room or outside on patio. The hotel is family run and we felt the staff wanted to make sure we enjoyed our stay. They even started breakfast early the day we were leaving to accommodate us. The funicular is close by with easy access to restaurants. We highly recommend the Pasta e Vino Italian Restaurant which is just around the corner. Great hotel. Great staff!

Room Tip: Ask for a room higher up rather than those close to street level.
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  • Stayed: February 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed March 1, 2012

We stayed at Hotel Gervasoni for three nights and enjoyed our stay. The hotel is a small boutique one with only 14 rooms, we had teh top floor loft room which afforded us a nice breeze at night and woke to the sounds of the seagulls early in the morning. GThe views are not spectacular since the harbor has been develped and there are numerous highrises in front, but you do get the sene of being at a working port.Despite some criticisms about the noise from the street below we had none. There are rooms on the lower level that may have that problem. The breakfast each morning was more than adequate, the staff had limited English but tried very hard and were very helpful.
Valpariso gets mixed reviews especially if you arrive on a cruise ship and just transit through but we found the three days very interesting. The history, geography, funiculars and local architecture all added to keep us busy. A trip on the subway to Vina Del Mar provided a different perspective of the area as it is much more touristy. We ate in VDM at Delicio Del Mar and it was very good, definitely would recommend but there are lots in the area.

Room Tip: Ask for the top floor, but it isn't a necessity. Great overall location on one of the most sceni...
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  • Stayed: February 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed February 18, 2012

The Hotel Gervasoni is at the top of a funicular and has a great view of the city. It is a colorful, quirky hotel with a friendly staff in an old building. Breakfasts are fine. I has a small single room with a view overlooking a back street; the room was so small that there was no place to open your suit case except on the bed. Several good restaurants are close by. The patio of the Gervasoni is a great place to have a drink and catch the view...assuming that you can find someone to serve you. If one wants a modern hotel with all the comforts of home, one might be better off staying in Vina del Mar. But for me, I will return to the Gervasoni.

  • Stayed: February 2012, traveled on business
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Reviewed February 5, 2012

It is not easy accessible from the road. It is full of character as a boutique hotel. A little Fawlty Towers like experience. Ensure that you do not have the room downstairs that is on the street. As there is no air conditioning you need to open the windows. The window opens onto the street, it does have bars but you also for privacy need to draw the curtains. If you leave something on the bedside table someone could put their hand in and help themselves.

The location is perfect. One of the nicest areas in the heritage section and close to a venicular to go downtown. The staff was very helpfu but at breakfast they just stood around and you had to remind them for milk and more eggs etc.

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  • Stayed: January 2012, traveled with friends
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Address: Paseo Gervasoni no. 1 | Cerro Concepcion, Valparaiso 2370623, Chile
Location: Chile > Valparaiso Region > Valparaiso
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Room Service Suites
Hotel Style:
#3 Luxury Hotel in Valparaiso
Price Range: $104 - $208 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Grand Hotel Gervasoni 4*
Number of rooms: 14
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Hotel is the fruit of lengthy restoration work to recover one of the homes of greatest cultural value in the hills of Valparaiso, measuring more than 11,000 square feet. This house was built by European immigrants circa 1870. The imposing building, now transformed into a boutique hotel, uniquely portrays, through its welcoming setting, the lifestyles of the generations of families that lived on the hill. The house’s architecture takes you back in time to the mode of life at the end of the 19th century. Luxury refurbishings concordant to the comforts of a five-star hotel interweave discreetly throughout the patrimonial air in the house, creating just the right cross between tradition and modernness. ... more   less 
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