I wanted to like this hotel very much. I really did. It’s a grand mansion set atop Valparaiso and the staff were nice and helpful, the location was excellent, but somehow it didn’t deliver.
Maybe it was the bathroom – a very small bathroom. I am 53 kilos and 157cm tall and I could hardly fit in it. The shower was so small that when I closed the shower screen – I could actually feel it against me.
The hot water took about 10 minutes to arrive and we only had one toilet paper roll. We asked the receptionist for another roll when it ran out but because it was night time – he didn’t know where they were kept.
Or maybe it was my lack of sleep due to the gap on top of our bedroom door that lets the lights in from the corridors (I did look for the light switches and turn them off one by one). Alas, there was nothing I could do about the light that was streaming from the street lamp.
Then in the morning the noise from the dining room (moving tables and chairs) woke us up closely followed by loud radio playing. I guess it was these details that made my stay here quite uncomfortable.
- 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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- Also Known As:
- Grand Hotel Valparaiso