We spent 2 nights in Valparaiso and stayed at Hotel Palacio Astoreca. Palacio Astoreca was not our first choice in hotel. We had chosen Zerohotel to start with but had an unpleasant experience with them ( review can be found under Zerohotel ), so in the last minute we chose Palacio Astoreca.
The room price is a bit more expensive but I cannot express how delightful the hotel is. It is situated in a perfect area, where you can have an ampitheatre view of the Valparaiso port. We had seen tourguides and tourists around the hotel to admire the scenery. Even the hotel itself is interesting since it is a restored building.
Our room is a premium room and even though it is on the side of the hotel, we can see both the hills and bay of Valparaiso. It is very pretty at night as well.
I have to say that what impresses me most is the staff of the hotel. They were polite, friendly and went out of their way to cater to us. After a day of touring Valaparaiso, we actually looked forward to return to the hotel to relax. On the weekend they have a pianist playing on the patio. It has the perfect setting, quiet, romantic and charming.
The restaurant is also very good. The dishes are original and delicious. We had opted for the tasting menu and was duly impressed. The service was excellent. It was so good, we went back the second night and ordered a la carte. However, we found out that some dishes were similar to the ones in the tasting menu. That was the only drawback.
I would not hestitate to go back and stay at Hotel Palacio Astoreca again if I have another chance to visit Valparaiso in the future.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The new boutique hotel Palacio Astoreca opened in September 2012 and since then our hotel and restaurant have been positioned as one of the best in the country, praised by national and international critics, but especially, the more we care, for our loyal guests. ... more less
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