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For many years our home rental business Valparaiso Experience apartments is ranked in top 5 of specialty lodgings on Tipadvisor. Also in 2016 we have been awarded with the Certificate of Excellence, thanks to constant raving reviews of our guests, and many more to come!
Looking for accommodation in Valparaiso, Chile? You have just found the best option in this inspiring World Heritage port City, your own apartment with incredible ocean views! Better than any boutique hotel, B&B, lodge or hostel, welcome home!
Mi casa es tu casa, hasta pronto fellow travellers!
Enjoy this summer in Valparaiso and stay at any of our apartments! Nicknamed “The Jewel of the Pacific”, Valparaíso, the main port of Chile, was declared a world heritage site based upon its improvised urban design and unique architecture. Valparaiso Experience apartments are ideally suited for family gatherings or special occasions, There is a variety of verandas and terraces to enjoy company or find a quiet retreat over this colorful city. This summer come to Valparaiso Experience and live an exclusive break in our fully equipped accommodation and enjoy our additional services like airport transport, wine tours, private city tours.
Our accommodation is located in Cerro Bellavista, one of the most typical and charming hills and a safe neighborhood close to downtown central Plaza Victoria.
Valparaiso Experience is close to amazing beaches such as Caleta Portales, Viña del Mar and Con Con, you can also explore the main tourist spots like Casablanca Valley and its vineyards, La Campana National Park or the Aconcagua valley.
Visit our luxury accommodation and enjoy Chilean traditional food with our catering service ‘Chef Experience’ at your own apartment, and enjoy a nice barbecue on your private terrace at long summer nights.
We still have availability for the summer months January, February and March, just choose the apartment that suits you best
here and book now.
Have a happy Summer in Valparaiso and see you soon!
During November 2015, 16 students with the lead of two teachers of the Oslo School of Architecture are staying at 4 Valparaiso Experience Apartments and are concluding a tremendous non profit project: The Wave Theater.
Local social movement “Sitio Eriazo” has invited the Scarcity and Creativity Studio – an Oslo School of Architecture initiative to help create a multifunctional public space on a currently vacant lot on Avenida Ecuador 428. The project plan is the development of a flexible events space with an open air theater, toilet and full kitchen to serve food and drinks during music events, theater and artistic performances. Also included and two workshop spaces, for arts and crafts schooling and teaching, and where the community can come to realize their projects. A green wall and vegetable garden, where Sitio Eriazo can plant vegetables and herbs to be used in the kitchen.
The opening of the theater is on Saturday November 28th, 2015: Sitio Eriazo, Avenida Ecuador 428, Valparaiso. More information on the development of the Wave theater please visit:
Thanks to the constant flow of excellent reviews by thrilled guests and travelers, for the 5th consecutive year Valparaiso Experience Apartments is awarded by Tripadvisor with the certificate of excellence! Since the opening of our home rental business, the quality of our apartments and service is great and constant. Being a proud member of Tripadvisor’s exclusive Hall of Fame, is another incentive to keep gathering certificates of excellence for the next years to come! This is our goal and this is what we do: be your preferred home rental provider in Valparaiso, Chile. Home of fame, bienvenidos a casa!
With great pride we announce that Trivago has selected Valparaiso Experience Apartments as 2015 TOP hotel Chile!
Trivago is a world leading travel metasearch engine for hotels & accommodation like professional apartment rental.
In Chile Trivago compares 3.314 hotels of which Valparaiso Experience Apartments is listed as #20.
Trivago has based the selection on a variety of online sources using an established algorithm to combining classification and ratings on 200+ booking sites and portals registered at Trivago.
Natural soap hand made in Villarica, the Lake District in southern Chile: 100% natural & biodegradable products by Agualluvia. Hand soap and facial cream made out of rain water, goat milk, honey & natural herbs.
Kapura and Agualluvia products are carefully manufactured, beautifully packaged and are a great souvenir from Chile, the perfect gift for yourself, friends or family.
For full product line and prices please visit the Agualluvia website.
In Valparaiso exclusively available at Valparaiso Experience Apartments.
On Jan. 10th, 2015 trash and paper recycling bins on cerro Bellavista, Valparaiso were installed. A public – private initiative to improve maintenance on Bellavista hill, and a first step towards garbage reycling. In this pilot phase only paper is recycled, hopefully soon also containers will be added for plastic and glass.
Some months ago the Municipality of Valparaiso placed baskets on various Plazas in town to leave plastic bottles. And on yet different spots glass containers can be found, more practical and effective would be to create single drop off locations for glass, paper, plastic, metal, organics, etc.
Anyhow, a positive and necessary step towards sustainable development, the important thing to do now is to educate and start recycling.
Famous Dutch travel program “3 op reis” by BNN (Bart News Network) is currently in Chile (January 2015). Tonight a special edition on the city of Valparaiso will be broadcasted on Dutch television.
With a new and refreshing approach, this program is always on top of travel trends. For every destination a must see for young and adventurous travelers: where to go, what to do, adventure and sports, good food and great accommodation, never a dull moment in Valparaiso!
Opening Wed. November 19th, 2015, 19:00h – PCdV
An art project by Canadian Art Gallery owner Guy Bérubé and curator and writer Adam Barbu and Chlean photographer Alexis Mandujano. The exposition of photographs of former political convicts who where imprisoned at the Carcel of Valparaiso, now converted in to Parque Cultural de Valparaiso, leaving a building with former prison cells as exhibition rooms.
Location: Transmission building, former prison cells of Parque Cultural de Valparaiso, Ex-Carcel.
During the production of this project, both Guy and Adam are thoroughly enjoying their stay at one of the Valparaiso Experience Apartments (at a new ECCO Duplex Apartment).
After more than 5 years closed, this month July 2014 our beloved funicular Espiritu Santo on cerro Bellavista re-opened!
Built in 1911, this incline was in use until shortly after the earthquake on Feb. 27th 2010 in Chile, and suddenly closed without further explanation.
The many “ascensores” in Valparaiso were built around 1900, during the golden age and explosive growth of then the most important port city in the South Pacific. For obscure reasons a number of the funiculars – ascensores were privatized; finally, after many years 6 funiculars were expropriated, or better said, bought by the Chilean state. Gradually the funiculars are being remodeled, restored, and provide this typical and very practical means of transport up the steep hill of this colorful World Heritage of port city Valparaiso.