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Chelsea Villa Guest House

136 Brand Road | Glenwood, Durban 4001, South Africa
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Cape Town, South Africa
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Having stayed here many times over the years I can honestly state this is the best Guest House I have ever stayed in. The variety of dishes at breakfast is amazing and never boring. The venue is central for access easily to anywhere in Durban. Rooms are large and well shaded, a necessity in Durban's climate, with air-conditioning. Alison and... More 

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South Africa
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3 hotel reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

The Chelsea is positioned in a quite area,more of a suburban area!lots of retired people and accommodation dominated by students rentals in the area.the nearest beach is the Durban South Beach being about 15 km drive. Not recommend for Sun seeking beach holiday traveller ,unless prepared to drive or hire taxi to travel 15km daily to the beach front. +... More 

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Thank Majusto
Alis0n052, Owner at Chelsea Villa Guest House, responded to this review

Dear Mr Majusto, Many thanks for your feed back we really do appreciate the in put. We have taken your suggestion on board regarding the breakfast and have now put a different daily special on the menu, along with the 14 other items that we offer daily. You are right in the fact that we have mainly corporate guests, but... More 

Alberton, South Africa
1 review
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2015 via mobile

Without doubt the most charming and comfortable guesthouse I have ever experienced. The owner, Alison, and her assistant Caroline, are amazing. I had but to mention my desire to visit the beach or the Aquarium and I would quickly find myself in the car with the very friendly Alison taking me there. Though never overbearing they are constantly aware of... More 

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Mogale city
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

Business trip for 3 days in May 2015. Well kept and attractive gardens make a good first impression. There is appropriately discreet security in and around the building. The furnishings are tasteful, comfortable and in good repair. There are plenty of rooms, each well appointed with a large bathroom with a shower which has good pressure! The beds were extremely... More 

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Alberton, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015 via mobile

A hidden gem. Really comfortable with quality fittings and staff and management very efficient and friendly, but not overbearing. Convenient location near the N3 highway. I'll always try stay here on business in future.

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Thank equality11
Alis0n052, Owner at Chelsea Villa Guest House, responded to this review

Many Thanks for your review. We really do appreciate you taking the time to let us know that that you enjoyed your stay with us. As mention before, at Chelsea Villa it is team work and we really would not be able to do it without our loyal and very hard working staff. Kind Regards Alison. More 

Cape Town Central, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015

ALISON, the owner is the heart of this establishment. Busy, capable, efficient and friendly, she is everyones best friend and mom rolled into one smiley person. Never intrusive, but always happy to chat, assist or advise, and always with a smile.It was no surprise to see how many regulars came and went in the 8 days I was there, or... More 

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Alis0n052, Owner at Chelsea Villa Guest House, responded to this review

Many, many thanks for you wonderful review. We really do try to make each guests stay special. I have printed a copy of your review and posted it on the staff notice board. I'm sure that you realise that the success of Chelsea Villa is a team effort and I could not do it without my loyal, faithful staff. Kind... More 

Johannesburg
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9 reviews
6 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2014 via mobile

Great place to stay in Durban Neville is a great host and nothing is ever a problem Rooms nice and big, and also clean Rooms have aircon which is a must in durban especially in the summer months Good breakfast Very secure and safe Lots of restaurants within walking distance

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Alis0n052, Owner at Chelsea Villa Guest House, responded to this review

Dear Graham, Neville has asked me to thank you for the review - it really is wonderful to get your feedback and is a pleasure to accommodate you and your staff. We appreciate all your support. Kind Regards Alison More 

Pretoria, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2014

I had the privilege of staying at Chelsea Villa on a business trip for 2 nights during October 2013. From being fetched at the airport till being taken back to the airport, Allison and Neville treated me like family and I felt so close to home, except that I was spoiled with delicious breakfast and dinner (that I didn't have... More 

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Alis0n052, Owner at Chelsea Villa Guest House, responded to this review

Dear Ragel, Many, many thanks for your feed back and review. It is really wonderful to know that we are all succeeding in our efforts to make our guests feel welcome and comfortable. Our team really enjoy the compliments. Your company's support is greatly appreciated. Kind Regards Alison Munro More 

Deventer, The Netherlands
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40 reviews
38 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2013

Chelsea VIlla is located in a residential area in Durban. Restaurants and shops are close by. The city center is at a ten minute drive. Why should you go here? I would have to say a combination of a few things: the owners (yes, you can have a great chat with them and they are great people), the rooms (spacious... More 

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Thank Arlo P
Alis0n052, Owner at Chelsea Villa Guest House, responded to this review

Dear Arlo and Family, Many thanks for your wonderful comments. We really do appreciate the feed back. Neville and I always say that as we do not get many chances to travel - due to the nature of our business - but we do get to meet many travellers from abroad - like yourselves - and this is what makes... More 

Leuven
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16 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2013

During a recent business trip to Durban we stayed in Chelsea villa, it caters mostly for business people during the week and therefor is very calm over the weekend. Everything is just done and done the right way. Rooms are big, bathrooms are just plain huge. Breakfast is simply delicious and in case you need anything, the hosts will assist... More 

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Thank belgo-rick
Alis0n052, Owner at Chelsea Villa Guest House, responded to this review

Many thanks for the wonderful comments, we appreciate the feed back which we share with all our staff, as motivation to keep up the good work. Kind Regards Alison and Neville More 

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