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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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Gauteng, South Africa
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a wonderful overnight stay at Essenwood House, lovely hosts, very accommodating staff, beautiful surroundings. We will certainly stay here again and recommend this establishment to our family and friends.

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Tel Aviv, Israel
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

After i read the enthusiastics reviews i made a reservation to the essenwood house.it is a nice place located in a good location ,having a good breakfast. that is the positive part . The owner is a cynical man who is willing to help you only for calli g a tax there is not wi-fi in the room despite it... More 

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Loved the chicken stew waiting for us on our return from Comrades on Sunday. After a long day of running, it was heaven to not have to worry about a meal. With a bath in the room too! Only 4.5km from the start of the up run.

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London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

The most pleasant, relaxed and friendly establishment run by an absolute gentleman. John Chance arranged restaurants gave sage advice and ensured that all guests were happy. The rest of the staff were unbelievably friendly and accommodating. Would not hesitate to stay there again.

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Sydney, Australia
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015

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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Essenwood, Owner at Essenwood House, responded to this review

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 May 19, 2015

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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Essenwood, Owner at Essenwood House, responded to this review

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 May 18, 2015

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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Essenwood, Owner at Essenwood House, responded to this review

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
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

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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Essenwood, Owner at Essenwood House, responded to this review

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

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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Essenwood, Owner at Essenwood House, responded to this review

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
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

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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Essenwood, Owner at Essenwood House, responded to this review

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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