We stayed for 2 nights at Darwin House and they were the the most disappointing of our 8 days in the Falklands . The house is in a lovely location in a small settlement . Our room had an excellent view over the water.....but... The whole house is seriously in need of refurbishment . Our rooms were cold and dreary with no comfort whatsoever. The bathroom was well past it's best with only a Bath.....my husband had to use the communal bathroom down the hall as he prefers to shower. The walls were paper thin as we could hear our fellow guests talking in their room .I never felt comfortable whilst in the house. I enjoyed my breakfasts there but I found having to share a table with other guests and there being no choice with the menu very stressful. All evening meals were 3 courses .The first evening we were served for our main course...Sausages and Mash..a bottle of Wine which was ordered came out in a very fancy decanter but was wine from a tetra pack! It tasted like cooking wine. Obviously in the Falklands there are few choices for travellers and that night my husband ,son and myself all retired to bed feeling rather deflated.and still hungry !. On the second day we arranged to go out in the afternoon with Graham in his 4x4 on a Battlefield Tour. This was excellent and away from the house Graham was an informed and animated tour guide. The second night we were the only guests staying at the Lodge. We had a much better meal and only drank a G&T from the Honesty Bar . I was glad to drive away from Darwin House.
- Also Known As:
- Darwin House Falkland Islands/East Falkland