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“The Guest House where you are at "home” 5 of 5 stars
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Akanan Guest House
11 Aubrey Drive | Glen Ashley, Durban, South Africa   |  
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Ranked #17 of 222 Durban B&B and Inns
Pretoria
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11 hotel reviews
Reviews in 18 cities Reviews in 18 cities
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“The Guest House where you are at "home”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2013 via mobile

You will not get a more relaxed environment to work or relax while on holiday. The guest house is close to La Lucia Mall and the big Gateway Mall. You are close to the beach and if you would like to see the night life of Durban, it is just 10 minutes drive from here. You can also try your luck to fortune and visit the Casino just as you enter Durban. If you prefer to fly to Durban, the airport is only 15 minutes drive to the guest house. If you prefer just to go and relax, you will not be disappointed to relax next to the pool with a cold drink. Let Annemarie (the owner) spoil you and let you feel at home, which she does well. I have stay more than 10 times at this guest house and have never been disappointed. The time that I was disappoint was the time that the guest house was fully booked and I had to stay at another guest house. In future I will rather move my trip just to stay where I feel at home. Book here and you will not be disappointed. Enjoy your stay!!!!!

  • Stayed October 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Cape Town
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2013

An absolutely amazing guest house. You are made to feel so welcome. The accommodation is stunning, the lapa and pool area make you feel at home. The hospitality makes you want to come back. Whenever, we go to Durban its the first place we book. Thank you Annemarie for always going out of your way to make us feel relaxed.

Room Tip: All rooms are great. The flatlet is awesome.
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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2013

I stay here whenever I am in Durban on business. I would never stay anywhere else, as it is like a home from home for me. It really does not feel like you are staying in a guest house at all. The owners ensure that your stay is as comfortable and convenient as possible. The first time you stay there, you stay as a guest, thereafter as a friend. I cannot rate this guest house highly enough!

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Annemarie S, Owner at Akanan Guest House, responded to this review, July 23, 2013
Thank you for the review. We always try to make your stay as comfortable as possible. We enjoy your friendship. Thank you for your support over the years.
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Baltimore, Maryland
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2013

I took a group of 8 people to South Africa for the first time and for our Durban stay I chose the Akanan Guest House. I could not be happier with our stay! A lot of bedrooms, the owners and their family were very friendly, helpful, and a lot of fun! Situated just north of Durban we had no problems getting downtown and to surrounding beaches. The rooms were all in great shape, breakfast was excellent, their braii area was a huge plus! Very comfortable and great owners, I would definitely recommend this place to anyone traveling in the area. Will be back!!!!

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Pretoria, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2011

If you ever need and pillow for a night or two to lay your head down in the Durban Area this is the place to stay. Friendly and very professional service will be guaranteed, and your are only 10 Kms from the city center which can be reached in a jiffy. You are also whithin walking distance from some really nice restaurants. I will deffinately make use of the friendly guest house in future.

Thank you for a great stay!!!

Room Tip: All the rooms are comfortable and in good conditi.
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  • Stayed May 2011, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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London
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2010

On a recent holiday to South Africa I stayed at the Akanan Guest House, which is very close to Durban. It was by far the best accommodation throughout our three week trip, the rooms were super comfortable and had all the modern facilities we required. The commual areas could really be considered as 5 class, especially with the dramatic sea views!

The family is amazing and have such interesting stories to share, we were really able to learn a lot about the culture and enjoy some delicious home cooked South African food. The location is ideal and only a short walk to the beach.

If you want luxury accommodation with warm and friendly hosts, this is definitely the place to stay!

  • Stayed December 2009, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Akanan Guest House

Address: 11 Aubrey Drive | Glen Ashley, Durban, South Africa
Location: South Africa > KwaZulu-Natal > Durban
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Kitchenette Shuttle Bus service Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #17 of 222 B&Bs / Inns in Durban
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 5
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Akanan Guest House is a stylish guest house in La Lucia; flanked by the Indian Ocean with Durban City and sports stadiums on the south and Gateway, Umhlanga and the airport on the north. We are very easy to find just off the M4 freeway between Durban and Umhlanga Rocks.The owners will be your hosts for the duration of your stay and be assured of our best service and warm hospitality at all times.The guest house holds a reputation for the finest cuisine and hospitality. Breakfast is generous, consisting of a buffet of Fresh Fruit salad, Fruit Juices, Cereals, Yoghurts, Cheeses, Cold Meats, Muffins, Breads, as well as a freshly cooked English-style breakfast.It is a dream destination for leisure travellers, business people and sport lovers.The house offers 4 luxury rooms and 1 self-catering unit. The rooms and the self-catering unit have expected luxuries and amenities. Each of these is tastefully decorated. An air-conditioner, ceiling fan, Commercial DSTV channels, cherry, complimentary coffee and tea station with biscuits, microwave oven, limited cutlery and crockery, bar fridge, hair dryer and safe is standard in each room.The one self-catering unit offers a fully equipped kitchen.The house offers an entertainment area with a bar and pool table and board games. A comfortable lounge to relax in is available. A swimming pool is available on the premises to cool down from the hot summer sun. Akanan offers services and facilities at a nominal fee: Laundry Service, Telephone & Fax Facility. Other Services provided at no cost are Wireless Internet Access, Secure Parking, and Arrangements for Shuttle Services, VIP / Tourist Protection and Day Tours. ... more   less 
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