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Charles Darwin Hotel
Ranked #25 of 26 Hotels in Puerto Natales
Dallas, Texas
Level 6 Contributor
220 reviews
87 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 151 helpful votes
“Decent hotel at reasonable price (for this area!)”
Reviewed January 25, 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, traveled with family
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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed January 17, 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, traveled with family
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed January 1, 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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Sydney, Australia
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250 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 115 helpful votes
Reviewed December 17, 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, traveled solo
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CA
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193 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 109 helpful votes
Reviewed December 6, 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, traveled as a couple
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed October 6, 2012 via mobile

Our room very vary large, clean, and with a nice bathroom. Despises the cold wind outside, the room was very well heated and we enjoyed the nice bed. The staff is very helpful, especially carrying your language, as the hotel has no lift. The breakfast was very good, with eggs prepared for you at the moment. The hidden secret of this hotel is a common room on the third floor where one can comfortable seat on a couch and enjoy a beautiful view of the fjord. We spent a couple of hours up there, waiting to catch a bus to Punta Arenas, relaxing and enjoying the view.

Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
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Santiago, Chile
Level 3 Contributor
24 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed May 16, 2012

Estuve con mis padres en febrero/2012 por dos noches.
Es un hotel bien ubicado, entre el muelle y la plaza de Puerto Natales. No es muy bonito, las piezas son pequeñas y antiguas, pero las camas son buenas, el lugar es limpio, el servicio es bueno y el desayuno también. Mi habitación era bastante buena, en cambio la de mis padres estaba ubicada sobre la cocina y sufrieron con el calor y el olor provenientes de ésta. Creo que es una buena opción y no es muy caro.

I stayed here with my parents in February/2012 for two nights. This is a good located hotel, between the docks and the main square of Puerto Natales. It isn't very beautiful, rooms are small and old, but beds are good, the place is clean, service is good as well is breakfast. My room was OK, while my parents' one was located over the hotel's kitchen, so they suffered from the heat and smell coming of it. It's a good option and it's not too expensive.

  • Stayed February 2012, traveled with family
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Property: Charles Darwin Hotel
Address: Manuel Bulnes 90, Puerto Natales 6160000, Chile
Location: Chile > Magallanes Region > Puerto Natales
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Business Center with Internet Access Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Room Service Airport Transportation
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Ranked #25 of 26 Hotels in Puerto Natales
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Hotel Class:3 star — Charles Darwin Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 23
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