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Accommodation

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

Hotel Casa Higueras £££££

  • Chile

Perched on an impressive hillside vantage point that overlooks the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Valparaiso and its bay, Hotel Casa Higueras is a former 1920s mansion house turned charming boutique hotel. Hidden behind a simple façade on an unassuming street, the property houses an elegant lounge and a magnificent roof terrace restaurant that affords diners with panoramic views over Plaza Anibal Pinto. Its 20 spacious rooms are spread throughout the mansion’s five floors and elegantly furnished with a focus on comfort, and many boast private terraces that overlook the bay and the Cordillera and Concepcion hills. Outside, the hillside garden is surrounded by fig trees, elms, palms and an enormous monkey-puzzle tree and boasts a sparkling infinity pool and separate large jacuzzi.

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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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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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I can only say it was the most incredible adventure from beginning to end and every single day offered something totally new , exciting and different. All the accommodation was fabulous and again all very different and unique. Loved loved every moment of every day. You did a fantastic job putting it all together.

Destination: Chile
Travel Expert: Paul

James put together what proved to be a fabulous itinerary in Chile. We were slightly concerned that with 11 flights in 3 weeks we might be overdoing it, but the experiences in each location more than justified the travel, and James's first-hand experience proved invaluable.

Destination: Chile
Travel Expert: James

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