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Essenwood House

5.0 of 5 Bed and Breakfast   |   630 Stephen Dlamini Road | Berea, Durban 4001, South Africa
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Ranked #2 of 221 Durban B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 5 days ago
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This B&B ticks all the boxes! Gorgeous peaceful surroundings, spacious clean rooms, delicious brekky, friendly staff, very relaxed environment - a home away from home.... Location is great, a car is a must, parking is available onsite. John and Paddy were lovely, friendly and very welcoming - thanks!

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Essenwood, Owner at Essenwood House, responded to this review

Many thanks for your very complimentary review. It makes it all worthwhile when we hear from satisfied guests and of course hope to see you or your friends here again! Best wishes John Chance More

Hatfield, United Kingdom
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33 reviews 33 reviews
9 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Conveniently located overlooking Durban, Essenwood House has large comfortable well appointed rooms, the staff are charming and always very helpful, and breakfast, which can be served on the veranda, is excellent with delicious fruit salad always available. We saw some lovely birds in the garden. Our host was always available to assist with any questions.There were mosquitoes about but these... More

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Thank you so much for your very kind review .We really enjoy what we are doing and it makes it all worthwhile when we hear nice things about our guests stay with us. Obviously we hope to see you here again sometime! Best wishes John More

Johannesburg, South Africa
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20 reviews 20 reviews
11 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I thoroughly enjoyed my stay at Essenwood House. The room and bathroom were spacious and the tall windows looked on to a magnificent view. The location was great and within 5kms of all the meetings I had while in town. I felt very welcome and the breakfast was lovely. The staff were very helpful, including doing a few items of... More

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Essenwood, Owner at Essenwood House, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your very kind review, especially that you recommend all the rooms as being great as well as recommending us to your friends! We try hard to please our guests and it is always welcome when one takes the time to post a review, so thanks again! Best wishes John More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

A fantastically tranquil hotel in the centre of Durban. With some beautiful weather to aid us we so enjoyed spending the morning in the gardens. The staff deserve a fantastic mention and nothing was too much trouble. The rooms are spacious, scrupulously clean and comfortable and there is a well stocked mini bar with plenty of choice of soft and... More

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Many thanks for your very kind review of your stay with us. Your comments make it all worthwhile if our guests leave with good memories of their stay so it is very much appreciated. With best wishes John and Paddy More

Sequim, WA
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38 hotel reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

First rate establishment. We were welcomed warmly. Room was spacious. Bed was comfortable. Quiet neighborhood. Great views of the city and ocean in the distance. Wifi worked well. Breakfast was sumptuous. Grounds were beautiful. We were given a remote for the gate so we could come and go as we pleased.l TV channel selection was good. Hidden paradise. It was... More

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Many thanks for your very kind review of your stay with us. It is always very good for our morale when our guests have enjoyed their stay and nothing gone wrong! We hope to see you again sometime, thanks a million! Best wishes John and Paddy More

Melbourne, Australia
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16 reviews 16 reviews
8 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

I was delighted to stay at Essenwood House, a gracious, spacious and welcoming B&B in Durban. John & Paddy are warm and helpful hosts and their staff looked after me with quiet attentiveness. Nothing was too much trouble. Paddy's love of colour and fabric bring a liveliness to each room within the house, and the space, light and attention to... More

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It is always a great pleasure when guests take the time to write about their stay. We try to make it a special destination and hope you found it so as well! Hope to see you again, Regards John More

Cape Town, South Africa
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

We were a group of Eight UIA congress goers and stayed at Essenwood House for 4 nights .The proprietor and staff were attentive and extremely helpful and made our stay a memorable experience .The house is located in a beautifully maintained typically Durban landscape with pool and lovely garden.One sits outside and enjoy the company and views.The breakfasts were a... More

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Many thanks for taking the trouble to write about your stay with us. We really enjoy having all the special people who come and stay here and of course hope to see you again! Best wishes John More

Ann Arbor, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

My friend and I stayed two nights at Essenwood House in a whirlwind trip around South Africa. We stayed at many other places along the way but were by far the happiest at Essenwood House. The proprietor and staff could not have been more charming or helpful. The property is gorgeous, and our room was incredibly comfortable. The huge bathtub... More

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Thank you so much for your very kind review. We much appreciate it when our guests post their comments and of course we hope to see you again Best wishes John More

Johannesburg, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

Lovely spacious rooms and large bathrooms in a beautiful garden setting overlooking a pool. Friendly, attentive staff and delicious breakfasts. Close to good resturants and major attractions in Durban.

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Thank you so much for writing about your stay with us. I am so glad that everything went well and of course hope to see you again before too long, Best wishes and again, many thanks, John More

Johannesburg, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

Lovely B&B in a beautiful home. Spacious rooms with high ceilings. Lovely dining room with delicious breakfast. Backyard and pool overlooking the city. Very helpful service. Would highly recommend and would definitely stay here again.

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Thank you so much for taking the time to write about your stay with us. So glad that al went well and of course we hope to see you again!! best wishes John More

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Address: 630 Stephen Dlamini Road | Berea, Durban 4001, South Africa
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Location: South Africa > KwaZulu-Natal > Durban
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:5 star — Essenwood House 5*
Number of rooms: 6
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