Fodor's Expert Review Gran Hotel Gervasoni

Paseo Gervasoni 1, Cerro Concepción, Valparaíso, Valparaíso, Chile

Set in a sprawling Victorian mansion that spreads across five floors built in the 1870s, the Gervasoni is a chance to step back in time to Valparaíso's more elegant past. Finding your room will involve navigating dark corridors and climbing steep stairways, but the atmosphere is enchanting, and the house still contains many of the former owner's original furnishings. If stairs are a problem, ask for a room on a lower floor. The city's mind-boggling topography means that the hotel has three entrances on different floors. Breakfast is included and a welcome drink awaits you on the upper-level terrace.

PROS

  • a chance to imagine life in Valparaíso's Victorian apogee
  • a chance to imagine life in Valparaíso's Victorian apogee
  • convenient location
  • attentive staff

CONS

  • steep stairs may not suit all legs
  • and the views are rather spoiled by a concrete office block
  • steep stairs may not suit all legs, and the views are rather spoiled by a concrete office block
  • very steep stairs
  • views are spoiled by a concrete office block
  • some of the rooms are a bit tired

QUICK FACTS

B&B/Inn
Historical
Intimate
Central
Local Flavor
$$$

HOTEL INFO

Phones: 32-223–9236

HOTEL DETAILS

9 rooms
Rate Includes: Free breakfast

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