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Swimming Pool, Hotel Casa Higueras, Valparaiso, Chile

Hotel Casa Higueras

Accommodation

Below is some of the wonderful accommodation to include on your journey.

Zero Hotel £££££

  • Chile

Zero Hotel is a small boutique residence set in the peaceful neighbourhood of Lautaro Rosas in Cerro Alegre, within walking distance of local attractions and some of the finest restaurants in Valparaiso. Accommodation at Zero Hotel comprises just nine comfortable rooms arranged across two floors. Each room is bright and spacious with attractive contemporary furnishings and spectacular views over Valparaiso Bay or of the surrounding hills and colourful architecture.

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Palacio Astoreca £££££

  • Chile

Flanked by hilly streets and inventive graffiti-covered buildings, Palacio Astoreca is a former Victorian palace turned elegant boutique hotel that is nestled within the historic quarter of Valparaiso. A bright and contemporary piano bar often hosts live musicians at sunset, while a plush library houses hundreds of books with an emphasis on Chilean authors and travel writing. Its 23 artistic rooms offer views over the bay or the hillside and are decorated with flashes of colour and illustrated wallpapers, while some boast in-room bathtubs and huge panoramic terraces. An in-house dark slate spa features a firewood heated indoor pool, steam bath, hot tub and massage room, and a wine cellar houses some of Chile’s finest varieties.

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Hotel Acontraluz £££££

  • Chile

Nestled in the heart of the colourful graffiti-filled neighbourhood of Cerro Alegre, Hotel Acontraluz is a quirky boutique hotel set high up on one of Valparaiso’s iconic hilly streets. A number of restored architectural artefacts are interspersed throughout the property, including local adobe, oak beams and pine that would once have been brought across as ballast on board the ships sailing to Valparaiso. Its 14 traditional rooms are furnished with antiques, and some even boast bathtubs and large balconies with views to the hilltops and bay. In lieu of an in-house restaurant, a plentiful breakfast is served in the dining room, open terrace or in the private garden, and the property also offers a spacious lounge and a novel underground bar with a wine cellar and cinema.

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What a fantastic trip to Argentina, Chile and Brazil superbly organised by James.

Destination: Argentina, Chile & Brazil
Travel Expert: James

I just wanted to say a HUGE thank you to you and your team for looking after us so well! Who could have foreseen electric storms (according to the locals in Buenos Aires – the worst in 10 years!) and the civil unrest in Chile.  You couldn’t have looked after us better if you had been on the spot! We had an AWESOME adventure – your advice and suggestions were bang on the nail every time. Each hotel was better than the next and the cruise was FANTASTIC, the scenery throughout the trip was amazing!

Destination: Argentina & Chile
Travel Expert: Paul

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