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“Great location, beautiful apartment”
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92 reviews
Bright living with sun deck and panoramic views
Stunning 4 bedroom Queen Mary Duplex Apartment
Panoramic views from bedroom in ECCO Duplex apartment  #1
Pablo Neruda apartment main bedroom
Bright and ample bedrooms with great views
Queen Mary Duplex master suite
2 bathrooms in each new ECCO Duplex apartment
Bathroom ECCO Duplex 1
Bathroom with washing machine
Ample terraces, sun, views and colorful murals!
Full kitchen with dishwasher (Queen Mary Duplex)
High end espresso coffee maker in every apartment
Dishwasher, microwave, coffe machine
Pablo Neruda Apartment - living room
Living room of the garden apartment Bellavista Cottage
comfortable sofas in the living room of Bellavista Cottage
Fully equipped kitchen in all apartments
Spacious living & dining room Ecco Duplex apartment 4
Garden with sun deck of the Bellavista Cottage
Garden Bellavista Cottage
Ample bedrooms in ECCO Duplex Apartment 4
Bright modern living room Ecco duplex apartment #1
Queen Mary Duplex terrace
Queen Mary Terrace #2
Queen Mary Duplex Views
Panoramic views from living room and terrace of the Bellavista cottage
Queen Mary Duplex Views & Terrace
Studio in Master suite Queen Mary Duplex
Valparaiso Experience building on Bellavista hill
New ECCO building with 4 new duplex Apartments
The new ECCO building
Night views over Valparaiso, Chile
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Condo/Apartment -
2 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 4
Santiago Metropolitan Region

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Aidan H
Ireland
Level 2 Contributor
9 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Great location, beautiful apartment”
Reviewed 3 July 2016 for a stay in January 2016

Stayed here for 5 days with my family. This place is immaculate, with stunning views over the city, and 5 minutes walk from the centre of town. If I ever return, I'll definitely be booking a stay here!

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Travelling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
4 Jul 2016
Thanks so much for your stay, glad you enjoyed the apartment (Queen Mary Duplex) and location so much, whenever you return you have your home here in Valparaiso!
Safe travels,
Bart Koning
Valparaiso Experience
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AliD25
Toronto, Canada
Level 2 Contributor
5 reviews
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“Perched on Bellavista Hill”
Reviewed 10 March 2016 for a stay in March 2016

An oasis of comfort in a very colourful city. Perfectly located 4 min from downtown and accessible by Unesco heritage protected 1911 funicular (Ascensor Espiritu Santo). The Ecco apartments are perched on Cerro Bellavista. A quiet, historical and beautiful neighbourhood. The Pablo Neruda (La Sebastiana) is very close and the houses, plaza and murals on the hill make up the Museo al Cielo Abierto. In other words Valparaiso Experience has a spectacular location.
Our corner apt Ecco# 4 was perfect for 2 couples. We loved the exterior deck and household amenities. Bart is an efficient and charming host with a comprehensive grasp of what makes a valparaiso vacation unforgettable. Highly recommended.

Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
11 Mar 2016
Great meeting and hosting you here Alison, glad you enjoyed the apartment and location so much! Like Steven said, with 3 nights time was short to explore more and talk further. Next time with pleasure I will show you around the historic property with gardens, safe travels y hasta pronto!
Bart
Valparaiso Experience
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Eltrich
New York City, New York
Level 2 Contributor
7 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“An experience”
Reviewed 23 June 2015 for a stay in June 2015

Valparaiso is an experience in and of its self. As my friend put it, every picture he took tells a story. The Valparaiso Experience housing fits in perfectly to this profile. It is situated on a hill, but if you never wander the hills, you will never see the real Valparaiso. And its truly beautiful, fascinating and historic. So much character.

The apartments at this complex are lovely. We ended up upgrading to an Ecco room and highly recommend this. Recently done with very lovely fixtures.

The owner Bart will become your best friend. Very accessible, informative and accommodating.

Make sure you go to Pablo Nerudas house. One of the most interesting experiences I've ever had. And if you go down the hill there are several great restaurants at Victoria's Square. Overall, fab location, kind hospitality, comfortable arrangements and great views.

A highly worthwhile stay/experience.

But ask Bart for a tutorial in how to use the coffee maker.

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Liked best: Everything
Liked least: The stairs did indicate I may be a bit out of shape
Travelling group: Friends
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Families with young children
Large groups
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Management Response
28 Jul 2015
Very well put, and thanks for sharing your Valparaiso Experience! Glad you enjoyed the apartment and central location on cerro Bellavista - Pablo Neruda's favourite place. Valparaiso is about immersing in this colourful labyrinth of alleys, staircases, houses wrapped around the Pacific ocean. But above all, this city is about it's people, live the Valparaiso Experience and become a local porteño.
Safe travels!
Bart
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ksa
Level 2 Contributor
6 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Lovely apartment and amazing host”
Reviewed 19 May 2015 for a stay in April 2015
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My husband and I were traveling through Chile and stayed with our son and his girlfriend in the 2 bedroom, 2 bathroom Ecco apartment for 5 nights. The rooms were clean, spacious, comfortably furnished and the kitchen was well equipped. The city views were truly lovely from the decks. There is no direct road access, so be prepared for many stairs, but they are very well built so you have a comfortable footfall. The apartment is well situated so you really do not need a car to explore the sights of the city.
Bart was an amazing host! He had excellent recommendations for restaurants, beaches, etc. But he really surpassed himself when he helped us through the challenges of dealing with a robbery of some personal effects from of our car with good advice and even picking up and mailing us one item that was recovered. What a good man!

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Liked best: spaciousness of the apartment and the host
Liked least: no road access
Travelling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
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Management Response
20 May 2015
Thank you dear family for a great stay and your raving review!
It was real pleasure to meet and host you, and extending your stay by a couple days says it all!
Glad I could help out not only for tips and recommendations but also with recovering your lost iPad.

Safe travels,
Bart
Valparaiso Experience
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Caring123
Dubbo, Australia
Level 3 Contributor
24 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Excellent stay”
Reviewed 24 April 2015 for a stay in April 2015
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person found this review helpful

Beautiful view of valparaiso from our balcony. Comfortable beds. Just be aware that there is an uphill walk to the apartment with quite a lot of steps - if you're prepared for this, then it's not a problem. Highly recommended

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Management Response
25 Apr 2015
Great hosting your group of 5 at the Queen Mary Duplex, glad you enjoyed the apartment, the views and location on Bellavista hill so much! Indeed our apartments are halfway down a staircase alley, but with just a 4 minute walk downtown and a working funicular (Espiritu Santo) to bring you back up the hill. Safe onward travels to Peru, and hasta pronto!
Bart
Valparaiso Experience
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Timothy C
Portland, Oregon, United States
Level 6 Contributor
198 reviews
26 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
“Perfect place to experience Valparaiso!”
Reviewed 2 January 2015 for a stay in December 2014

Our stay in the Bellavista Apartment at Valparaiso Experience was spectacular. The apartment was super clean and well stocked and roomy. The views of Valparaiso from the place are stunning. Bart was an excellent host providing excellent advice on restaurants and local attractions including one of the best beach getaways of our lives. This is THE place to stay in Valparaiso.

Travelling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
3 Jan 2015
Enchanting family of four thoroughly enjoyed their stay between Christmas and New Year at the garden apartment, Bellavista Cottage.
Great guests, great Valparaiso Experience, safe travels and hasta pronto!
Bart
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Al_and_Be...
Johannesburg, South Africa
Level 5 Contributor
56 reviews
16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
“What a great stay in Valparaiso!!!”
Reviewed 16 October 2014 for a stay in October 2014
1
person found this review helpful

My Fiancé and I rented an ECCO apartment which was stunning with beautiful views over the bay and city, so much so that I ended up proposing on the terrace! The apartment is in a great location on Cerro Bellavista, within walking distance of both Cerro Alegre and La Sebastiana (Pablo Neruda’s least known house) but far enough to be very quiet, peaceful and safe thanks to access control.
Bart, the owner, has equipped the place really well and my fiancé and I felt extremely comfortable throughout our stay. The welcome bottle of wine was a nice touch!
Since there were only two of us renting the apartment it was rather pricey but the ECCO apartments can accommodate 4 people in which case it is far more reasonable.
Bart was extremely friendly and helpful, answering all of my queries very promptly via email and was generally just a pleasure to deal with.
A great weekend away and we’ll certainly be back!!!

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Liked best: Amazing view from the terrace and bedroom, friendly welcome and open and comfortable layout
Liked least: A bit expensive for two.
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Your age range 25-34
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Families with young children
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Management Response
20 Oct 2014
Congratulations to you both on your upcoming wedding! We are very honoured you proposed - and received the big YES! - on the terrace of the ECCO Duplex Apartment, and while you enjoyed your stay so much here, as wedding gift you are invited to a romantic weekend at any of our apartments!

Hasta pronto,
Bart
Valparaiso Experience
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