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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
    4.5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

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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Zetten, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

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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Karlsruhe, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week 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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Essenwood, Owner at Essenwood House, responded to this review

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 

Scotland
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55 reviews 55 reviews
23 hotel reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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 

South Africa
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63 reviews 63 reviews
7 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My family and i greatly enjoyed several nights in this gracious home, hosted by Paddy. It is conveniently located but removed far enough from the road to be peaceful. Lovely spacious room with a great view of Durban as well as the property's charming and relaxing garden and pool. We enjoyed our breakfasts and will definitely return next time in... More 

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Essenwood, Owner at Essenwood House, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your very kind review of your stay at Essenwood, hearing positive feed-back from our guests makes all the hard work worthwhile and certainly makes it a pleasure to run, Hope to see you again Regards paddy Chance More 

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38 reviews 38 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

If you go to Durban and want a bit of old world charm and grace stay at Essenwood House. The service is impeccable, the rooms are enormous, the house is stately and you get a view over the city you'd pay a fortune for anywhere else. But most of all you get something you'll never get in a hotel, the... More 

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Essenwood, Owner at Essenwood House, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking the time to write about your stay with us. I am so glad that paddy managed to look after you as I was unavoidably away in England for a funeral. She is delighted with what you had to say and asks me to thank you here Hope to see you again Regards John Chance... More 

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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Went there for Easter holiday, booking online. Got surprised with the high quality of the place. The rooms are really big, as the bathroom, both clean and pleasant, so the swimming pool and gardens. Location is great, less than 4km from Durban's promenade, Suncoast Casino and Moses Madiba Stadium. Everything was surprisingly good.

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Essenwood, Owner at Essenwood House, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking the trouble to write about your stay with us, which is much appreciated, We love what we do and specially so when our guests write about their stay in such a positive way! Hope to see you again! With best wishes John More 

Madibeng, North-West, South Africa
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Overall the garden is pleasant and the back facing room no. 7 is well sized, but the level of hygiene in not acceptable, with mouldy growth in the bathroom, dirty towels, stained soft furnishings, cobwebs and dust build-ups. If you are looking for drinking water, the not so obvious place to find it, is in the bar fridge inside the... More 

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Essenwood, Owner at Essenwood House, responded to this review

So sorry I was not here to take you somewhere else, Paddy disagrees with most of your comments, so least said soonest mended! Regards John Chance More 

Cape Town
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

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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Thank you so much for taking the time to write about your stay. We always appreciate it when our guests have enjoyed their time with us and it makes all the hard work worthwhile! Hope to see you again Regards John C hance More 

Cape Town Central, South Africa
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

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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Essenwood, Owner at Essenwood House, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your very kind review of your stay, having guests like you make it all worthwhile and we hope to see you again! Regards John More 

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