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Essenwood House

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630 Stephen Dlamini Road | Berea, 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
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    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Sydney, Australia
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We occupied most of the guest house for a Durban wedding over 4 days and none of us could fault a thing! A thoroughly hospitable host John and equally helpful staff went out of their way to make us completely at home in the beautiful house and grounds. We all felt very sad to leave. Thank you for an outstanding... More 

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Thank you SO much for taking the trouble to write about your stay with us. I must say it was as good for us as it was for you and it was great to hear all the laughter from such nice guests all the time you were with us. So glad that everything went off well, the weather, the wedding... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

With spacious and beautiful rooms, Essenwood is a delightful B&B tucked away in beautiful gardens. It's the best spot to be in when visiting Durban. The view of Durban makes any Joburger envious. It's proximity to Florida Road and the beach make it a perfect location.

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Many thanks for taking the time to write about your stay, very much appreciated and importantly for us great that you enjoyed being with us. Hop you got home safely! See you again? best wishes John and paddy More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Essenwood House is everything you need in a B&B. The rooms are extremely spacious and beautiful. Most accommodating with early morning breakfast, which just started our day off on the right foot. BOOK NOW, you won't be sorry

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Thank you so much for writing about your stay with us.We always appreciate it when guests take the trouble to write about their visit and are very pleased that everything went off well! Hope to see uo again Regards John and paddy More 

Johannesburg, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Beautiful old house in a quiet setting. The rooms are spacious and tastefully decorated. Lovely patios and maginificent views of Durban from the upper deck. The fresh fruit salad for breakfast was one of the best I have ever had. Thank you for a most comfortable stay and for the delicious cooked breakfasts.

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Thank you so much for posting a message about your stay with us. We are fortunate to be situated in such a quiet neighbourhood and find that most of our guests appreciate only having the birds to wake them in the morning! We hope to see you again, With best wishes John Chance More 

Manhasset, New York
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14 reviews 14 reviews
3 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We visited Essenwood House for 6 nights in May. What a great place. If you were to define a pleasant vacation experience starting at the planning stage, then Essenwood House would be it. Despite communicating from the United States all the way to Durban, South Africa via email, John and Paddy were both exceptionally responsive to my questions regarding not... More 

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So glad that you enjoyed your stay with us, it was a pleasure having you with us. Always nice to hear something good, made my day!! Best wishes John and Paddy More 

Frankfurt, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Essenwood House is a hidden treasure box. Not easy to find but once you have found and entered Essenwood House you do not want to leave anymore. To stay there feels like paradise on earth. The garden is stunning. The view over the city and ocean breathtaking. John and Paddy and their staff are marvelous and will make you feel... More 

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Thank you so much for wring such a lovely review of your stay with us. It was a great pleasure to have you with us and of course we are very pleased that everything went off well Florence is a super cook, I will pas on you message to her! Thank you so much, see you again Regards John and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Very nice house in a very nice location. The view from the first floor is great. The owner is very friendly and very nice with kids. Nice breakfast as well. The house is in a very safe area of Durban. Not far from the beach by car. A great place for a long week end.

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So glad that you enjoyed your stay with us and took the time to write about I. Very much appreciated. hope to see you again sometime, with best wishes John and Paddy More 

Zetten, The Netherlands
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34 reviews 34 reviews
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you can get your car through a narrow enrty going down steep, you enter an oasis in Durban.A heartly welcome by the British owner awaits. Spacy rooms with high ceilings, a big bathroom, a good breakfast and - if you occupy a room upstairs - a great view over the city

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Thank you so much for taking the time to write about your stay with us, Very much appreciated and of course very glad that you enjoyed your visit. It makes it all worthwhile when we hear from happy guests1 With best wishes John and Paddy More 

Karlsruhe, Germany
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Essenwood House is a perfect place to stay in Durban. It is fantastic to go out to the veranda and have such a stunning view over the skyline . The rooms are convenient, spacious and very clean. We enjoyed a delicious breakfast. The pool is in a garden which is unbelievable with all the exotic planta, trees and flowers. Thanks... More 

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Thank you so much for writing about your stay with us. We try to make our guests feel as if they were at home and are always very pleased to hear from them after leaving. Hope you arrived back home safely best wishes John and Paddy More 

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55 reviews 55 reviews
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29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

My husband and I had a lovely, albeit too short, stay at Essenwood recently. John was a wonderful host, making us feel very welcome, giving us a lift to a local restaurant that night and helpfully letting us hang around the next day as our flight out of Durban wasn't until evening. Our balcony room was just lovely with a... More 

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Thank you so much for taking the time to write about your stay with us. We appreciate it so much when we hear from our guests that they enjoyed their stay and it makes all the hard work worthwhile. Hope to see you again Best wishes John and Paddy More 

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