We have little to add to recent reviews. This is a lovingly managed property with beautiful, individual (if a bit small) rooms which are clean and well-equipped with comfortable beds and spacious bathrooms. The garden has a central water-feature, a good range of plants, trees and birds - very relaxing. The breakfast is one of the best ever, including fishy hot courses which were bought in specifically for us. The library and sitting room are only two of the places to relax and unwind. The only downside may be that the property is just being sold, and the manager moving on...
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Darling Lodge Guest House offers a harmonious blend of old and new reflecting the romantic name of the little town. The main house, the Victorian charm of which has remained intact, offers three individually decorated country style rooms. The more modern garden annex consists of three further generously appointed rooms with a grape-vine covered patio which overlooks the sparkling swimming pool. Two rooms are ideal for families as they are linked with a connecting door. Generous breakfasts are served in the breakfast room, out on the terrace or on the patio. The lush garden with its ancient pepper an palm trees, fountain spraying water over blossoming roses, aloes, bougainvillea and mass of lavender with its heady fragrance invites guests to relax and unwind. Darling is the ideal place to discover the hidden gems on the West Coast set in one of the World’s richest Floral Kingdoms: The Darling Wine and Art Experience, Pieter-Dirk Uys at Evita se Perron, the Darling Stagger as one of five Cape West Coast Biosphere Trails, the West Coast National Park, the Swartland Birding Route, the Khwa ttu San Culture and Education Centre, the West Coast Fossil Park, the Darling Music Experience Festival, the Darling Story Telling Kuier, the Voorkamer Fest, the Wildflower Festival, The Footloose in Darling Event, art galleries, wine estates, good country cooking, the Creative Art Center, Darling Brew beer, golf courses and much more. ... more less
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