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Fauna Hotel

Victorian hotel with restaurant, connected to a shopping center, near Reina Victoria Lift

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Paseo Dimalow 166, Valparaiso, 234000, Valparaiso, Chile
  • Fauna Hotel is by far the best hotel in Valparaiso. The rooftop restaueant is a must, and…

    Dec 28, 2020

  • Beautiful architecture and design. Great food and views

    Feb 16, 2020

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Enhanced health and safety measures

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.
  • Property is cleaned with disinfectant
  • Staff wears personal protective equipment
  • Property confirms they are implementing enhanced cleaning measures
  • Shield between guests and staff in main contact areas
  • Social distancing measures are in place
  • Contactless check-in is available
  • Protective clothing is available to guests
  • Masks are available to guests
  • Guests are provided with free hand sanitizer

Guests rated location

Dining options
  • Free WiFi
  • Airport transfer
  • Non-smoking

Property highlights

Main amenities

  • 16 smoke-free guestrooms
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Near the beach
  • Restaurant and bar/lounge
  • Airport shuttle
  • Terrace

For families

  • Private bathroom
  • Free toiletries
  • Terrace
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Laundry facilities
  • Hair dryer

What’s around

  • Reina Victoria Lift - 2 min walk
  • Mirador Paseo Gervasoni - 5 min walk
  • Valparaiso University - 7 min walk
  • Plaza Sotomayor - 10 min walk
  • Port of Valparaiso - 22 min walk
  • Flower Clock - 5.2 mi / 8.3 km

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Enter dates for 2 guests

  • Suite
  • Superior Room
  • Standard Double or Twin Room


Paseo Dimalow 166, Valparaiso, 234000, Valparaiso, Chile
  • Reina Victoria Lift - 2 min walk
  • Mirador Paseo Gervasoni - 5 min walk
  • Valparaiso University - 7 min walk

What’s around


  • Reina Victoria Lift - 2 min walk
  • Mirador Paseo Gervasoni - 5 min walk
  • Valparaiso University - 7 min walk
  • Plaza Sotomayor - 10 min walk
  • Port of Valparaiso - 22 min walk
  • Flower Clock - 5.2 mi / 8.3 km
  • Wulff Castle - 5.2 mi / 8.4 km
  • Vina del Mar Casino - 6.1 mi / 9.8 km
  • Quinta Vergara - 6.1 mi / 9.9 km
  • Acapulco Beach - 6.4 mi / 10.4 km

Getting around

  • Arturo Merino Benitez Airport (SCL) - 72 min drive
  • Puerto Station - 9 min walk
  • Bellavista Station - 10 min walk
  • Francia Station - 20 min walk
  • Airport shuttle (surcharge)
  • Area shuttle (surcharge)
  • Ferry terminal shuttle
  • Cruise terminal shuttle (surcharge)
  • Shopping center shuttle (surcharge)
  • Beach shuttle (surcharge)
  • Casino shuttle (surcharge)
  • Theme park shuttle (surcharge)
  • Ski shuttle (surcharge)

At a glance

Hotel size

  • This hotel has 16 rooms
  • This hotel is arranged over 4 floors


  • Check-in time 2 PM-12:30 AM
  • Check-out time is noon
  • Express check-out

Restrictions related to your trip

  • COVID-19 alert: Travel requirements are changing rapidly, including need for pre-travel COVID-19 testing and quarantine on arrival.

Special check-in instructions

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card, or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 15


  • No cribs (infant beds)


  • No pets or service animals allowed


  • Free WiFi and wired Internet access in public areas
  • Free WiFi and wired Internet access in rooms


  • Airport shuttle (available 24 hours)*
  • Cruise terminal shuttle*
  • Ferry terminal shuttle*


  • No onsite parking

Other information

  • Smoke-free property
*See small print for additional details or extra charges

In the hotel

Food and drink

  • Restaurant
  • Bar/lounge
  • Coffee shop/café
  • Snack bar/deli
  • Room service (during limited hours)

Things to do

  • Beach shuttle (surcharge)
  • Ski shuttle (surcharge)
  • Bicycle rentals nearby
  • Ecotours nearby
  • Mountain biking nearby
  • Segway rental/tour nearby

Working away

  • Computer station


  • 24-hour front desk
  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service
  • Laundry facilities
  • Free newspapers in lobby
  • Luggage storage
  • Multilingual staff


  • Number of buildings/towers - 1
  • Year Built - 1870
  • Terrace


  • Accessible bathroom
  • In-room accessibility
  • Roll-in shower
  • Wheelchair-accessible path of travel

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • French
  • Italian
  • Portuguese
  • Spanish

In the room

Sleep well

  • Blackout drapes/curtains
  • Premium bedding

Things to enjoy

  • Individually decorated
  • Individually furnished

Freshen up

  • Private bathroom
  • Rainfall showerhead
  • Shower only
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer

Stay connected

  • Free WiFi
  • Free local calls

Food and drink

  • Free bottled water


  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe

Special features


Fauna - This restaurant specializes in international cuisine and serves lunch and dinner.

Small print

Also known as

  • Fauna Hotel
  • Fauna Hotel Hotel
  • Fauna Hotel Valparaiso
  • Fauna Hotel Hotel Valparaiso
  • Fauna Hotel Valparaiso
  • Fauna Valparaiso
  • Hotel Fauna

Optional extras

Airport shuttle service is offered for an extra charge of CLP 80000 per vehicle (one way)

Cruise ship terminal shuttle and ferry terminal shuttle service is offered for an extra charge

Area shuttle service to the beach, casino, shopping center, ski area, and theme park is offered for an extra charge


This property does not have elevators.

Guests can rest easy knowing there's a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, and a first aid kit on site.

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F.

Personal protective equipment, including masks, will be available to guests.

Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; a shield is in place between staff and guests in main contact areas; periodic temperature checks are conducted on staff; temperature checks are available to guests; guests are provided with hand sanitizer.

Contactless check-in and contactless check-out are available.

For transfers, guests must contact the property before arrival at the number on the booking confirmation.

Reservations are required for massage services and spa treatments and can be made by contacting the property before arrival at the number on the booking confirmation.

This property accepts credit cards. Cash is not accepted.

Mandatory fees

You’ll be asked to pay the following charges at check-in or check-out:
  • The national sales tax (19%) may be charged upon check-out to residents of Chile regardless of length of stay, and to non-residents staying in the country for 60 consecutive days or more. To qualify for a tax exemption, travelers must pay for their stay in foreign currency (not in Chilean pesos) and present a valid passport along with the migration card they received upon arrival in the country at check-in. Furthermore, the tax may apply per room when the room is shared by a taxable and a nontaxable guest.

We have included all charges provided to us by this property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the unit you book.


  • Yes, Fauna Hotel does have fully refundable rooms available to book on our site, which can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in. Just make sure to check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
  • This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, guests are provided with hand sanitizer, social distancing measures are in place, and gives staff personal protective equipment. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
  • Sorry, there's no onsite parking at Fauna Hotel.
  • Sorry, pets and service animals aren't allowed.
  • You can check in from 2 PM - 12:30 AM. Check-out time is noon. Express check-out and contactless check-in and check-out are available.
  • Yes, Fauna offers international cuisine. Nearby restaurants include Malandrino (3-min walk), Allegretto Pizzeria (3-min walk), and Cervecera Altamira (3-min walk).
  • Yes, an airport shuttle is available. The charge is CLP 80000 per vehicle one way.
  • No, this hotel doesn't have a casino, but Vina del Mar Casino (22-min drive) is nearby.
  • Have fun during the warmer months with activities nearby such as cycling. Additional recreation nearby includes ecotours and segway rentals.
  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Very cool hotel in the most interesting area off Valparaíso

    Pierre, 2 night trip, Jan 6, 2020

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Fabulous location in the colorful, funky neighborhood of Cerro Alegre! The hotel is stylish, clean and comfortable. Staff was friendly and super helpful. The rooftop bar and restaurant have an amazing view and the food/cocktails were fabulous.

    keith, 2 night trip, Nov 13, 2019

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Great location, good mattress, nice staff.

    1 night trip, Oct 18, 2019

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Fauna - great location, interesting architecture.

    The Fauna Hotel is a unique hotel. It was lovingly created. The hotel and rooms are on 4 floors. Our rooms were on the bottom floor 1 (the reception is on floor 3). Thankfully Iris greeted us when we arrived and carried my heavy suitcase down the 2 long flights of stairs. (Someone else carried it back up). The restaurant (4th floor) served an excellent breakfast buffet, including custom eggs. We had dinner there and all the food and wine were fabulous. The view of Valpariso from the restaurant was AMAZING! The hotel is located right at the top of a funicular and near some bakeries and small shops. We did a lot of walking in Valpariso! It's a lovely city. The Fauna is in a great area, and it's easy to get to many other places in Valpo by walking. Uber is also available in the city. Our room on floor 1 had a street outside of the window, but it was closed overnight and quiet. Our first morning included construction workers literally right outside our window! (Luckily we were already awake). The staff had warned us, but it was still a shock. In addition to the stairs, you cannot get to the hotel directly from the street. You have to walk in about 2 blocks, with some steps too. This was not a problem for us, but would be for some people. The hotel does not have an elevator, and the stairs in the hotel would be problematic for some also. Wifi worked very well. If you are fit, this hotel is unique and lovely. Highly recommend.

    3 night family trip, May 27, 2019

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  • 6.0.Good

    The property itself is quite amazing. Architecture, theme, decor, facilities and amenities, certain views, general atmosphere are all great or excellent. Restaurant staff was amazing and breakfast is amazing. Hotel staff was hit or miss, most were great/excellent, but a few bad apples made the difference. Staff from room cleaning service tried to enter twice in the same day with us inside without knocking and the lady at the counter who checked us in and coincidentally was there while we checked out was not really helpful and dismissive of our concerns as guests. No hotel staff offered help. Our only true concern was the fact that the hotel's inaccessibility and hidden location is not mentioned in the Expedia description. We missed the one costumer review that warns others about this. The hotel is not closed to the beach, there is no true beach in this industrial/port city, and the hotel is not in a central location, it is hidden in a pedestrian path up Cerro Alegre hill with no vehicle access. Maybe this is part of the "charm", but if you don't know, you don't know. We didn't and after a month cruising in Ecuador, Peru, and Chile, we wanted a break in a nice hotel. Having to lug out all of our bags from our rental car after trying to find the hotel was not what we expected. Had we known, we could've made a couple of day bags and leave all our equipment in the car. but this wasn't possible and really soured or experience.

    2 night romance trip, May 12, 2019

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  • 6.0.Good

    There is no parking on site and the hotel is not accessible by car (it’s on a pedestrian only road). Enquired in advance about parking and on the day of, was directed to either park on a back street (tip: try to park either on Doctor Jose Grossi or on Capilla) on a neighbouring lot for 12,000 Chilean pesos. There are no elevators on site. Had to walk up/down 3-4 flights of stairs. There is no view. You can hear every word that other guests are saying next door as well as conversations at the restaurant on the top floor. There is zero insulation on the walls or on the door. It is a beautiful hotel despite all that. One of the most beautiful and newest in the area. Breakfast included is hearty and you can order great coffee (latte, americano, cappuccino... you name it) and proteins & fats like avocado, ham, eggs (fried or scrambeld) in addition to simple breads and desserts from a breakfast menu (at no extra chaege). The view from the rooftop restaurant is great.

    1 night romance trip, Apr 7, 2019

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Excellent location. Good value. Great restaurant.

    Brilliant location, right by the funicular. The current building is beautiful and very interesting, cut out of the hillside and joining two former houses together. The rooftop restaurant is perfect with stunning views but take a jacket as the wind from the Pacific can be chilly and some rooms are in deep shade. The reception staff were very welcoming and friendly and put us in touch with an excellent walking tour by two local history enthusiasts who did the whole thing in period costume!

    Nigel, 1 night romance trip, Mar 19, 2019

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Great location at the top of the vernacular right in the heart it.

    3 night romance trip, Mar 16, 2019

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    My husband and I stayed four nights at the Fauna hotel while exploring Valparaiso. I considered many other options and was extremely happy I selected Fauna. The location is perfect, the hotel is charming and comfortable and the staff is friendly and helpful. The rooftop restaurant has stunning views and is a wonderful place to be for breakfast or anytime for drinks or a meal. We enjoyed our time in Valp and staying at the Fauna made it even more special. Highly recommend the Fauna!

    4 night trip, Mar 5, 2019

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  • 8.0.Very good

    Great bar and restaurant in the best area.

    The staff are very friendly and helpful. The restaurant/bar is the highlight with great views, food and reasonably priced drinks. Although the standard rooms are modern and comfortable they are very small and basic - no wardrobe/shelves for clothes, no tea/coffee facilities, no fridge. Although we enjoyed our stay and thought the staff were amazing, we thought the rooms were very basic for the price.

    Joanne, 3 night romance trip, Mar 5, 2019

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