We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
All 219 Durban B&Bs / inns

Durban View Guest House

Save Saved
You added Durban View Guest House to your Saves list
16 Holstead Gardens | Morningside, Durban 4001, South Africa
Hotel website
Hotel amenities
  • Overview
  • Reviews (134)
  • Photos (37)
  • Similar Hotels
  • Amenities
  • Q&A
  • Room tips (18)
  • Location
  • More
Durban View Guest House
Ranked #28 of 219 Durban B&B and Inns
We can't find prices for this accommodation
Our online travel partners don't provide prices for this accommodation, but we can search other options in Durban
Check In Check Out
Write a Review

134 people have reviewed this hotel

Traveler rating
See reviews for
Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
Traveler tips help you choose the right room.   Room tips (18)
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Any
English first
13 reviews 13 reviews
4 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Great place to stay - comfortable bed, lovely bathroom, excellent breakfast and great breakfast host, Caroline. Good bar with almost everything (remember to stock Peroni!). Ensure you check how busy it is when you book - not nearly as much fun when it is quiet. Place is in need of some maintenance and a pity that the Jacuzzi was out... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Cape Town
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Since my first review, I have stayed in the Garden Flat several times. This is a luxury experience-- own kitchen, completely private, set away from the house. The main house is always in good condition, and the breakfasts are larger than required. The attention to any needs of the guests continues to be immaculate. Close to the stadium, racecourse, gym,... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The central location, exceptional service, awesome fittings and setting were very unexpected. Loved the privacy where you are left very much to do your own thing, but the attention of the housekeeper who cooks a great breakfast and perfect hosts and one could not ask for anything more....

Was this review helpful? Yes
Vryheid, South Africa
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Firstly I love the attention to detail and then also the quiet area. The Guesthouse is very close to Durban City centre and absolutely loved it from the start to the end. Breakfast was just like I wanted it and loved the service of Caroline, she is a awesome girl indeed. Llewellyn and David really went out of there way... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Charleston, South Carolina
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2014

Beautiful large home with multiple lodging options. A lovely pool and rooftop hot tub. Great little honor bar in den. Furnishings are exceptional---art and African momentos fill the space. Amazing made-to-order breakfast in the dining room. Superb place the owners are great, too! xx, Johnna and LuLu

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Fribourg, Switzerland
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
17 hotel reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2014

Booked at the Durban View Guesthouse we wanted to give them a second chance. We are travelling a lot and are aware that a gay place costs a bit more, but you will meet your expections. First of all, the owner couple is still busy with theirs busines and it seems that they have a guesthouse, just to improve their... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
DurbanSkyye, Owner at Durban View Guest House, responded to this review

Hi guys, I am sorry you felt that you didn't enjoy your stay in Durban with us. You recommend that visitors rather stay at other 5-star guesthouses in the area. I can assure you that they are double the price of our R480 per person rate and that just because we are gay-exclusive we certainly do not "overcharge" as you... More

Suider Paarl, South Africa
3 reviews 3 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2014

I had always read about the DurbanView Guest House on Facebook as well as another site. It was therefore a very pleasant surprise to find that the accommodation matched the anticipated expectation. It was rather unusual though to have the entire Guesthouse to ourselves - with the exception of Caroline's morning visits to prepare breakfast we may as well have... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Valkenburg, The Netherlands
15 reviews 15 reviews
10 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2014

Perfectly situated guesthouse with hosts who are never far away and noth a nuisance either. The deck and the spa give a perfect view on the city as the guesthouse is on a hill in Durban. Rooms are large and tastefully decorated. Breakfast was made individually for you and more than ok. Perfect getaway for a weekend. Recommended.

Was this review helpful? Yes
DurbanSkyye, Owner at Durban View Guest House, responded to this review

Many thanks for taking the time to post your review of Durban View Guesthouse. We really appreciate this and are pleased you had a great time in Durban with us. I hope you trip home was good and you will have fond memories of our city. regards, Dave and Llewellyn More

Johannesburg, South Africa
Top Contributor
75 reviews 75 reviews
27 hotel reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2014

Being a small guest house it is difficult to avoid other people. Normally this would be a bad thing, but when your in holiday mood it can lead to a very social atmosphere. The rooms were clean as was the house in General. The hosts were never too far away and always offering their assistance. The deck and spa on... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Durban, South Africa
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2014

Perfectly situated guest house with panoramic views of the sky line and the horizon from the room top. Perfect for a little weekend get away as its peacfull and has the feel of home away from home on our doorstep in Durban. The rooms are very tastefully done and not too over the top. We were so at home at... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Owners: What's your side of the story?
If you own or manage Durban View Guest House, register now for free tools to enhance your listing, attract new reviews, and respond to reviewers.
Manage your listing

Been to Durban View Guest House? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about Durban View Guest House

Address: 16 Holstead Gardens | Morningside, Durban 4001, South Africa
Phone Number:
Location: South Africa > KwaZulu-Natal > Durban
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $

37 photos of this hotel

Traveler photos: See what travelers like you saw

All traveler photos (30)
Pool/beach area (5)
Hotel & grounds (5)
Room/suite (5)
View from room (6)
Other (9)

Management photos: Courtesy of the property manager

All management photos (8)
View from room (2)
Pool/beach area (1)
Room/suite (2)
Other (3)
Hotels you might also like...
Check In Check Out
Price Your Stay
Select tags to find the hotel that's right for you.
hotels in Durban with
any amenities


Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Room Service Suites Swimming Pool
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Relax on our rooftop sipping cocktails in Durban's sunny weather 12 months of the year. Great beaches, warm Indian Ocean and exclusive to our gay local and international guests. ... more   less 
Number of rooms

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Durban View Guest House staff and past guests.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Can tickets for local attractions be purchased at the front desk?
  • Do you have to pay extra for a mini-fridge?
  • At what time does the pool open each day?

See which rooms travelers prefer