The original Malvina House was built on this site in the 1880s by John James Felton, who had arrived in the Falklands in 1849 at the age of eight, when his father, Sergeant-Major Henry Felton of the Life Guards, accompanied a detachment of military pensioners sent as settlers to the infant colony.
John James became a sheep farmer, having been granted in 1871 the lease on Teal Inlet, which he named Evelyn Station, after his eldest daughter. Malvina House was so named after his youngest daughter born in 1881, a photograph of whom hangs in the hallway of the Hotel. (Malvina is an old Scottish name, once popular in the Falkland Islands, and it is very important to note that it is unconnected with the Argentine name for the Islands).
In the late 1960s the old Malvina House was demolished and the new one built. The only part of the original house surviving is the conservatory at the east end, now the restaurant. It is situated on Ross Road in the centre of town and has glorious views across the harbour
In recent years the hotel has been successfully owned and operated by Mr M Rendell. In January 2004, Stanley Services Limited purchased it. Between May and September 2005, the Hotel has undergone an extensive refurbishment with a newly designed Bar and Lounge area, new entrance and reception and an extension of the Restaurant. Our new 20 Bedroom Extension opened in January 2010. Each bedroom is named after a Falkland location and local artist Richard Cockwell has painted the landscapes which hang in the relevant rooms.
Later that year The Spa and Jacuzzi room have been completely renovated and moved to a new location in the Hotel. Along with the old Kitchen which was converted into a Meeting room where guests can hold meetings or have private dining facilities In 2012 the bedrooms in the main house were refurbish to a luxury standard and through the loss of one room, we have created the first suite with separate lounge. At the end of 2012 the Reception and Restaurant areas have been extended again and totally refurbished.
Our aim is to make sure that everybody who visits the Hotel whether as a resident or a restaurant guest has a memorable and relaxing occasion.