Perched on Valparaiso’s steep hills with spectacular views over the bay, Casa Higueras is the best hotel in the city, an elegant, characterful base for exploring this fascinating Chilean port and surroundings.
The hotel’s 20 rooms on 5 levels of a renovated 1920’s mansion are complimented by warm Chilean hospitality and fine cuisine. The tiered gardens feature a spa, sauna and swimming pool. The neighbourhood of Cerro Alegre is UNESCO World Heritage. The hotel houses one of Valparaiso’s top restaurants, which offers beautiful views across the bay and hills of the picturesque city.
Valparaiso, regarded by many as the country’s most charming city, is a 1 ½ hour drive from Santiago through the vineyards of the Central Valley. A network of lifts and funiculars link the port and lower commercial areas with the slopes that are home to a colourful and eclectic mix of buildings and impressive viewpoints.