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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
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Cape Town
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

A lot of stars for Essenwood House. A star for location - quiet panhandle street and close to Florida Rd eateries and shops. A star for garden and pool. A star for huge room with balcony (ask for nr 3). Another star for breakfast and the 5th star for the luxury feel that comes with an established guest house with... More 

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Staid for one night only and couldn't have been happier. Loved the small touches. And especially appreciated the fully stocked mini bar in the room with wonderful wines, champagne and much more basically at no mark up. Highly recommended.

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Aylesbury, United Kingdom
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44 reviews 44 reviews
20 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were looking forward to our brief stay at Essenwood House and it certainly lived up to our expectations. A lovely room with a fantastic veranda with marvelous views over the city. A convivial host who even took the trouble to book a restaurant for us and then most kindly acted as a taxi and delivered us to the front... More 

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Essenwood, Owner at Essenwood House, responded to this review

Thank you so much for writing about your stay with us. Much appreciated, it is always nice to hear something positive and makes it all worthwhile Hope to see you again best wishes John and Paddy More 

Steckborn, Switzerland
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I enjoyed it very much! John was very helpful with information and the Essenwood House is a great place to stay. Nice and high up overlooking Durban. Museum nearby, good restaurants nearby, ask John for his good advises. Quiet and friendly staff too! Thank you!

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Essenwood, Owner at Essenwood House, responded to this review

Many thanks for taking the time to write about your stay with us. We are lucky to have so many nice people who come to us and it makes the whole job of running Essenwood a pleasure when our guests have enjoyed their sty. Hope to see you again Regards John and Paddy More 

Canberra
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13 reviews 13 reviews
10 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We have just concluded our third stay at Essenwood House in 2.5 years. As always it was perfect. A beautiful property and very safe. John and Paddy are incredibly service oriented and work hard for their guests. We probably won't return to Durban again, but if we do we wouldn't consider staying anywhere else.

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Thank you so much for taking the time to write about your stay with us, Much appreciated and of course we hope to see you again here sometime with best wishes John and Paddy More 

Yverdon-les-Bains, Switzerland
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015

All perfect ! To recommanded. Room, location, personnal the top of the top A very nice manor with all commoditees. Was absolutely gorgeous, wonderfull. The place to be in Durban. Quiet not far from front see.

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Many thanks for taking the trouble to write about your stay with us. We really appreciate when our guests spend a few minutes writing and makes the hard work worthwhile! Hope to see you again, best wishes John More 

Stourport, United Kingdom
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18 reviews 18 reviews
5 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 via mobile

We stayed at Essenwood just after Christmas. We wanted to meet up with old friends, see what Durban was about and try the famous Durban steaks! Essenwood was a great choice - a great location overlooking the city, near friends and near some great restaurants. The hotel was a haven. Our 'small' double room proved to ideal and was bigger... More 

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Many thanks for taking the trouble to write about your stay at Essenwood. It makes the running of a Guest House a pleasure when we hear that guests have enjoyed their stay and take the trouble to write about it. So a double thank you ! ! Regards John and paddy More 

Cape Town Central, South Africa
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22 reviews 22 reviews
13 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

This is actually a really easy review to write. .. I just want to support and endorse previous recommendations from other reviewers. It was a short but lovely stay here with my family. The owners were really accommodating of us and made us very comfortable.

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Essenwood, Owner at Essenwood House, responded to this review

Many thanks for the very kind things you had to say about your stay with us. It makes it all worthwhile when our guests take the trouble to write about their stay, and of course we hope to see all of them again! best wishes John and Paddy More 

Yeovil
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

We have just spent 3 days at Essenwood House which was an absolute delight. The room was big and spacious with fantastic views from the balcony over the city and out to the sea. The service was excellent, with real attention to detail. John was so helpful and advised us on places to eat and visit and we were never... More 

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Essenwood, Owner at Essenwood House, responded to this review

Thank you so much for the very nice things you had to say about your stay with us. Always great to hear that our guests have enjoyed their stay as we do try and make it a special destination for all our guests! Hope to see you again, Regards and best wishes John More 

Harare Province, Zimbabwe
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

Very peaceful and relaxing situation, with attentive concern for guests. There is a total delightful ambience surrounding the beautiful shaded pool giving real pleasure that I found unparalleled in our travels worldwide. The site of Essenwood House is very convenient to access every need .

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Thank you so much for taking the trouble to comment on your stay with us. We are so glad that you enjoyed the visit and hope to see you again in the future, With best wishes for 2015 John and Paddy More 

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