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“Characterful hotel in great location” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Grand Hotel Gervasoni

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Grand Hotel Gervasoni
Ranked #19 of 34 Hotels in Valparaiso
Certificate of Excellence
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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144 reviews
79 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 132 helpful votes
“Characterful hotel in great location”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 April 2014

We spent three nights at the Gran Hotel Gervasoni and found it an excellent choice of hotel for Valparaiso. It is in a perfect location for exploring the Cerro Concepción and the Cerro Alegre and is in walking distance of many great restaurants, bars, shops, etc. The Ascensor Concepción is right on your doorstep to get down to the main part of the city. The hotel is certainly a quirky building with character, perched on the side of the hill and therefore on many levels, the rooms all being different from each other. We had a lovely room with a small balcony and window overlooking the city and the harbour, the bathroom was on the level below. The room was very attractively decorated, the bed was comfortable and, despite being on the main floor of the hotel the room was not at all noisy. We really enjoyed the view from the room although the balcony was not large enough to use.

We found the reception staff friendly and helpful, a parking space was found for our car right outside the hotel, the breakfast waiter was extremely attentive and the owner of the hotel, who was around most of the time, was charming and gracious.

Breakfast had a great selection of fruit, good eggs that were replenished frequently and the usual breads, meats and cheeses. Coffee was not the best but there was an espresso machine as well. We did not eat in the restaurant as there were so many others close by to try. Overall it was a very pleasant stay.

  • Stayed February 2014, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 bubbles
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Buenos Aires, Argentina
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55 reviews
6 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 March 2014

Would definitely recommend, the hotel is a historical mansion at a perfect location next to the city elevator. There is a lovely terrace to have breakfast, lunch or drinks, you got to love this place!

  • Stayed February 2014, travelled with family
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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11 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 January 2014

The hotel is located in the historic part of Valparaiso. Our room was on the second floor which required a climb on a steep staircase. The room was spacious but the furniture were rather drab and very few amenities were included. Breakfast was very poor with limited choices and terrible coffee. The wait staff was indifferent and requests were ignored. On a positive note, there are many wonderful restaurants within walking distance and we enjoyed three of them.

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  • Stayed January 2014, travelled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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Los Angeles, California
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58 reviews
25 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 January 2014

This hotel is a heritage building which is why you would stay here. You probably won't stay anywhere else like it! The great thing about the hotel is that has a big terrace and an attached restaurant, so you can be lazy if you like. Our room had a sweet balcony facing the port. We loved the high ceilings and always being greeted by staff at the front door. The hotel provides a warm welcome to discovering old Valparaiso.

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  • Stayed January 2014, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Northampton, United Kingdom
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68 reviews
34 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 December 2013

The hotel is really fascinating and gives the feeling that it is almost untouched since it was built in the late 19th century.
If you have walking difficulties, this is probably not for you. The rooms are spread over a number of floors which are accessed by steep wooden stairs. There are no lifts! Our friends had a large room in which there was just a table and chairs - the bed was on a mezzanine level accessed by a narrow staircase. Our room was just below and had twin beds with very little room to walk around but it had a lovely little balcony. It had a very small shower room with toilet and wash basin.
Breakfast was fairly basic but taken in a pleasant room overlooking the harbour, or on the terrace. We ate in the restaurant once. The food was good but did take a little while to come however, as we were with friends, this didn't matter. Not the sort of place for a quick meal.

Room Tip: When booking, check what the room facilities are as there are vast differences.
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  • Stayed December 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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New York City, New York
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31 reviews
15 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 November 2013

While visiting Chile I decided to spend one night in Valparaiso as I've heard wonderful things about the place. It decidedly met my expectations. And the hotel I stayed in, the Gervasoni, was a beautiful place to stay with wonderful views and very cozy accommodations. The location was ideal as it was very close to lovely restaurants and streets that were nice to walk around. The bed was very comfortable and the room was very clean. The only reason for not giving it an "excellent" was because the service at times was inconsistent. The receptionist who welcome us was just fine and her helpfulness had limits. The very next day another receptionist who was French [forgot her name] was very friendly and helpful. Overall, a great value and would stay there again when back in lovely Valparaiso!

  • Stayed November 2013, travelled solo
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Dublin, Ireland
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6 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 November 2013

I haven't stayed here but I've eaten in the restaurant on the the terrace a few times and really like it. The hotel itself is an old villa-style residence with a most attractive, old world feel. The dining experience is very good, elegant and expensive by Valpo standards but you get what you pay for.

  • Stayed December 2012, travelled with friends
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Property: Grand Hotel Gervasoni
Address: Paseo Gervasoni no. 1 | Cerro Concepcion, Valparaiso 2370623, Chile
Region: Chile > Valparaiso Region > Valparaiso
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Room Service Suites
Hotel Style:
#3 Luxury Hotel in Valparaiso
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:4 star — Grand Hotel Gervasoni 4*
Number of rooms: 14
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Hotel is the fruit of lengthy restoration work to recover one of the homes of greatest cultural value in the hills of Valparaiso, measuring more than 11,000 square feet. This house was built by European immigrants circa 1870. The imposing building, now transformed into a boutique hotel, uniquely portrays, through its welcoming setting, the lifestyles of the generations of families that lived on the hill. The house’s architecture takes you back in time to the mode of life at the end of the 19th century. Luxury refurbishings concordant to the comforts of a five-star hotel interweave discreetly throughout the patrimonial air in the house, creating just the right cross between tradition and modernness. ... more   less 
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