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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 5 days ago NEW

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

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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Johannesburg, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 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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Frankfurt, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 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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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 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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Essenwood, Owner at Essenwood House, responded to this review

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 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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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 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks 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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Essenwood, Owner at Essenwood House, responded to this review

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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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

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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