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Hola soy Laura. Encantada de recibirte en Valparaiso.
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The apartment was perfect for our needs, in a great area on Cerro Bella vista. The bed was very comfortable, the bathroom was large for the space, and the kitchen was fine for cooking (although there is no oven). The place was very clean upon arrival as well. The washing machine was a nice add-on as well. The communal terrace upstairs was really great for us, we had our drinks and read there. We never saw anyone else on it and the view is superb.
Communication was easy, friendly and prompt and when we arrived, we met Alberto and his daughter and they were both so nice and accommodating!
P.S. the one negative about the apartment was that there was a moldy smell that was coming from the airduct, whether this was due to some kind of problem in the building or another circumstance I'm not sure but I would inquire first if the problem has been fixed.
Laura was a wonderful host... She greeted us at the apartment to give us the keys and show us the place. Small,but fitted with all that we needed, it was perfectly located to see Valparaiso on our first visit to the city. We will definitely be back in the future and would love to stay here again!
Laura parle français comme une française; contact franc et sympathique. L'appartement correspond à la description, idéalement situé aux portes du musée à ciel ouvert
Laura was great, very helpful and informative.
The location is excellent and the apartment very comfortable and the view from the roof terrace of the building is charming
I would recommend her apartment to anyone who wants to explore the city and have a nice,clean, comfortable place to stay with a very good host
Super séjour à Valparaíso. L'appartement est vraiment très bien situé et bien équipé. Idéal pour découvrir la ville et ses environs; la connexion à internet est appréciable ainsi que la petite machine à laver, même si le linge peut mettre qq jours à sécher car il y a un peu d'humidité (un pb qui devrait être bientôt résolu je pense) mis ce n'est ps ennuyeux si on ne lave son linge.
De plus, Laura et son mari sont tjs disponibles pour tte question qu'elle concerne le logement et/ou la visite de la ville, ce qui peut être utile.
Je retournerai sans hésiter chez Laura ;-)
Laura was waiting for us upon our arrival, and explained the various features of the apartment, and the location of shops, etc. in the vicinity. She also explained that she would be leaving for a vacation away from Valparaiso during the time of our visit, so would not be able to see us at any time during our stay.
The apartment itself is exactly as described in the Airbnb listing. It is a studio apartment in a modern apartment complex. The common areas are clean, and well maintained, and very secure. To access the apartment you have to first open a steel gate which gives access to a small yard surrounded by flowering shrubs. Then there is a door which has to be unlocked to access the stairways and corridors of the complex, and finally there is the door to the apartment itself. Three keys are necessary to negotiate all the doors, which makes for security, but one should always be mindful that keys are necessary to exit the building as well - all doors are secured with dead bolts.
A studio apartment is by definition, very small - I estimate that it is about 30 sq. metres (300 sq ft). So a sleeping/dining area, a galley kitchen with a gas range, and a bathroom. There is a narrow hall by the entrance with shelves and some space to hang clothes. This area includes the hot water heater and a small washing machine. There is a gas fired heater in the main area. The apartment is not air conditioned, but this was never a problem. It is possible to open the windows to let in fresh air, but unfortunately this also lets in flies, so after a couple of attempts, we kept the windows closed. As a result, air in the apartment is static, and becomes quite humid, which is a problem for anyone wanting to wash clothes using the very efficient washing machine. However, clothes drying is a major problem. It takes about three days for clothes to dry to a point where they can be worn, so anyone staying for less than a week should not attempt laundry in the apartment - there is a laundry service on Av. Independencia - a 20 minute walk away.
The apartment is located about 300m up Ricardo de Ferrari, and this incline is very steep so not at all suitable for persons with a physical disabilty. Plaza Victoria is at the bottom of the hill, and from there it is a 20 minute walk to the Plaza Sotomayor and the port. The apartment is a great base for exploring Valparaíso by foot, and there is a great view of the surrounding from the roof of the complex.
Muy buen departamento completo y muy bonito, Laura muy atenta en todo momento a mis consultas muy lindo barrio colorido bien ubicado.
We stayed in the studio during the month of January. It was perfect for our stay. The studio was just as in the picture. It was clean, cozy, and quiet. The water pressure in the shower was the best after a long day of hiking up and down the hill. It is very safe and private. Laura was very attentive with us. She was there to greed us and recommend places around to eat. She let us check out late without any problems. I would recommend this studio.
The apartment was just as described. It was located an easy walking distance from many great activities and sites in the city. Laura was welcoming and easy to work with. She was flexible about our arrival and departure times. The apartment was clean and had all of the necessary cooking utensils. While not large, it is a nice place to have a home base if you are going to be out and about most days
Of all of the trips I have made through AirBNB, this was definitely the best experience. The apartment is exactly as described, with a subtle smell of fresh cedar. It's up on a hill, so there's a little bit of a walk. But if you're expecting to spend time in Valparaiso, know that the entire city is built on a mountain and, in comparison, this apartment is actually easy to get to. Strong wifi, plenty of channels to peruse on TV after a long day's hike, hot water with strong pressure for a good shower when you need it.. we'll definitely book this spot again.