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Charles Darwin Hotel
Ranked #25 of 26 Hotels in Puerto Natales
Reviewed 25 January 2013

Older hotel but nicely maintained and decorated. Two blocks from waterfront with partial water views from some rooms and from nice sitting area at end of corridor on third floor. Wifi only worked in this sitting area (not everywhere as listed). As with most hotels in this region, inside temperature was too hot for us, so we had to turn off radiators and open windows, which created some road noise (but not bad). Good breakfast. Overall, fine place for a few nights to/from Torres del Paine park. No elevator so need to be able to carry bags to third floor. Staff helpful e.g. provided hot water for tea in the evening.

  • Stayed: January 2013, travelled with family
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Reviewed 17 January 2013

My daughter and I stayed at the Charles Darwin as part of a package from Sky Airlines. The room was spacious and everything was so clean. Towels and sheets were very comfy. Staff could not have been more helpful even when I could not speak Spanish. Some of them did speak English.
Breakfast was excellent. Only sorry they did not have other meals or bar with snacks in the evening. Bathroom was tight but great hot water and pressure.

Room Tip: no elevator or first floor rooms
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  • Stayed: January 2013, travelled with family
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Reviewed 1 January 2013 via mobile

We arrived at Charles Darwin at 11pm from a very long and tedious bus trip from Punta Arenas. It unexpectedly began snowing and the roads were icy and it was freezing.
Charles Darwin was warm and inviting,the owner was originally from Australia and we were warmly welcomed.
He organised with a local restaurant for us to be picked up so we could have a beautiful dinner at 11.30pm ! Very hospitable.
Now the actual room ! It was smAll with 2 single beds pushed together the tv was a small 32cm that was fuzzy most of the time .
The bathroom was tiny only 1 person could be in there at 1 time.
Quite old decor our room definetely had not had a refurb .
It was very warm though which was a welcome relief from the elements outside.
Location was great it was a short walk to some shops and the centre of town.
I wouldn't eat in the restaurant there though we found the service very slow and food wasn't great.
Breakfast was ok, nothing spectacular but ok.
Would I stay there again ? Only if my room wAs refurbed .
It was clean and warm.

  • Stayed: April 2012
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Reviewed 17 December 2012

Great location, average room and to top it off it smelt of cigarettes. The bed and shower though rated right up there-i had a great nights sleep except for waking up due to the cigarette smell. This could be a great old style hotel but the renovations have just left it looking...uhm, ugly and tired. Staff were Dont

Room Tip: Don't get a room facing the vacant block on the main strip-the tourist coaches park there
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  • Stayed: December 2012, travelled solo
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Reviewed 6 December 2012

Hotel is newly renovated, new carpet in the room, new wood floor in the hallway. Has a very small tv with poor reception, but has CNN in English, we were so happy to finally know whats going on at home after a long trip. Free wifi in the room but very unreliable. I had to move from place to place trying to get reception, sometimes just no bar at all, couldnt send email out. One time I just sat outside in the hallway and got some wifi. Close to water 5 minute walk to the pier for the cruise for Serrano glacier.

  • Stayed: November 2012, travelled as a couple
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Additional Information about Charles Darwin Hotel

Address: Manuel Bulnes 90, Puerto Natales 6160000, Chile
Region: Chile > Magallanes Region > Puerto Natales
Amenities:
Business Centre with Internet Access Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Room Service Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #25 of 26 Hotels in Puerto Natales
Price Range: RM302 - RM625 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Charles Darwin Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 23
Also Known As:
Charles Darwin Hotel Puerto Natales, Chile - Aisen Region

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