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Abalone Place Luxury Guesthouse

336 Cato Road | Glenwood, Durban 4001, South Africa
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  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Hastings, United Kingdom
13 reviews 13 reviews
7 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

I have just spent a night at Abalone Place. The suite I had was beautifully decorated, with real attention to detail and fantastic views over the harbour and as far as the iconic football stadium. The bed was so comfortable that I was sorry to have to get up and go to work, but the delight of having a luxurious... More 

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Toronto, Canada
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2014

We stayed at this wonderful guesthouse while we were in Durban during the 2010 World Cup. My review is way overdue but my memories of the experience we had are still quite fresh. My husband and I have fond memories of our trip to South Africa and the hospitality we experienced at the Abalone Guesthouse is one of the highlights... More 

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Estcourt, South Africa
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71 reviews 71 reviews
32 hotel reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2012

I am so happy to have found this amazing guest house in Glenwood! The rooms are beautifully decorated and spacious, with loads of attention to detail. This is truly a gem and between Sue (owner) and Chloe (manager) they offer the very best in hospitality found in Durban! Sue has even offered to go to the post office for me!... More 

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Johannesburg, South Africa
15 reviews 15 reviews
6 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2012 via mobile

I have stayed at Abalone Place a few times now. I have been there on a short vacation with friends and then once or twice while in Durban for business. Centrally located in Durban's Glenwood suburb with a very warm and luxurious home away from home feel. Very well priced for what you get. The rooms are spacious and beautifully... More 

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Manchester, United Kingdom
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2011

Abalone Place is designed to make your stay in Durban simply unforgettable. The guesthouse is decorated with an exquisite taste, from the smallest detail to the design and location in a quiet neighborhood. The kindness and attention of the staff makes each guest feel at home. The room where I stayed had a large balcony and an amazing view; and... More 

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9 reviews 9 reviews
8 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2011

Abalone Place was everything we were looking for and more. It was in lovely quiet location, our room was gorgeous and we had a wonderful balcony with a stunning view out over the city. The building is a lovingly-restored old house and immense care taken with colour schemes and furnishings, but as well as been extremely stylish, it is also... More 

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Durban, South Africa
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2010

I needed to stay in Durban to see friends and was looking for a bit of a treat...I got a suite with a balcony and a view...the staff was warm and went the extra mile...but having my warm croissant's and strawberries for breakfast in a house i pretended i had borrowed for my stay was fabulous and every bit a... More 

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London England
3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2010

This guesthouse is a real find for those stopping in Durban. The conversion of this elegant house was a labour of love for the owners and they have made it a truly beautiful spot, with a host of carefully thought through details and a great eye for antiques and fine pieces throughout. Their involvement with the guesthouse ensures that its... More 

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South Africa
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 hotel reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2010

We went down to Durban to watch the World Cup Soccer Match between Portugal and Brazil. We booked into Abalone Place and my oh my, what a great Guest House. The rooms are huge (was fortunate enought to see them all before the rest of the guests arrived) with a little lounge area and balcony on some of the rooms.... More 

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