Allegretto Bed & Breakfast was opened in 2004 in a pair of neighbouring hundred-year-old houses in the Cerro Alegre district of Valparaiso. Cerro Alegre, or "pleasant hill" in English, is the area of the city where British and the German immigrants built their houses in the 19th century, and they did so on a grand scale. Many of the houses have very large rooms and the ceilings in Allegretto, for example, are four metres high. Today Cerro Alegre, together with neighbouring Cerro Concepcion, is the area of the city most popular with visitors due to its pretty streets, the high standard of its hotels and restaurants, and the views it offers across the city. Allegretto is perfectly-located in a quiet residential road, literally round the corner from bars and restaurants. We are also a five-minute walk from the funicular railway that connects the hill with the city's business district where there are banks, a supermarket and a change bureau. The hotel has seven rooms and the owner, a Londoner, lives in the premises with family.
Allegretto has seven bedrooms in total, including double, twin, shared and family rooms. Most have their own ensuite private bathroom and some have access to either of two terraces. The deluxe rooms have the houses’ original bathrooms ensuite with large, cast-iron original bathtubs, and one has a huge antique, king-sized double bed.
In our sitting room we have a piano, a 1960 vinyl jukebox stuffed with classic rock and pop singles, a subbuteo table football game, and there is always a jigsaw on the go on the big table in front of the fire. There is a spacious dining area, a communal kitchen and free wifi. On the front terrace we have a barbeque area that guests can use and benches to enjoy the sun in the morning.