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Zero Hotel, Valparaiso, Chile

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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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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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