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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 #1 of 220 Durban B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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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
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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Essenwood, Owner at Essenwood House, responded to this review

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
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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Essenwood, Owner at Essenwood House, responded to this review

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
1 review
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
1 review
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

Johannesburg, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2014

It is always a pleasure to return to Essenwood House to enjoy the comfort and hospitality of John and Paddy. They are always there to welcome us and concerned about our comfort and well being. After taking part in the Comrades marathon, again, we were welcomed with a substantial cup of hot soup to replenish our tired bodies. Essenwood house... More

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Essenwood, Owner at Essenwood House, responded to this review

It was great to see you again this year for the Comrades. We always look forward to your visits but missed the Wolfsons this year, hopefully he will try again next year. Many thanks for the kind things you had to say, always appreciated and hope to look after you again next year Best wishes. John and Paddy More

Johannesburg, South Africa
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

We have stayed at this guest house twice this year and have enjoyed both occasions. The rooms are lovely, overlooking a pretty garden with pool. Nice big bathrooms. John is a caring host while the staff are kind and accommodating. The English breakfast is good and nicely presented, including the morning newspaper. There is WiFi but not the strongest reception.... More

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Essenwood, Owner at Essenwood House, responded to this review

Many thanks for your very kind review which is much appreciated. Sorry about the fridge, it has now been fixed for your info! Hope to see you again when everything I hope will be working properly! best wishes John More

Royal Tunbridge Wells, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2014

Booked two nights during march but stayed five nights In two very large and spacious rooms. Try for an upstairs room as they offer great Views of Durban. John is an extremely good host and can offer great recommendations for the local restaurants. Butchers boys and the nearby Italian were our favourite. All in all excellent accommodation at a very... More

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Essenwood, Owner at Essenwood House, responded to this review

So glad that you enjoyed your stays with us. Sorry about the reception, there are a few blind spots in the house which we have rectified! Always good to hear from our guests, good as well as bad, luckily most guests seem to enjoy their stay with us which is very gratifying Best wishes, John chance 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
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Hotel Class:5 star — Essenwood House 5*
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