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“A home away from home” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Durban View Guest House

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Durban View Guest House
16 Holstead Gardens | Morningside, Durban 4001, South Africa   |  
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Ranked #27 of 219 Durban B&B and Inns
Cologne, Germany
2 reviews
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“A home away from home”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2012

Wonderful experience and will be one of my highlights of my stay in South Africa. The hosts are willing to assist and plan your stay and give great advice. The rooms are well thought about and offer all needed facilities. There is a relaxed feeling in at the guest house, the pool, whirlpool and lounge areas are help to that. Close enough to the beach and areas of interest. I can only recommend this place.

  • Stayed December 2011, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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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
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Pretoria, South Africa
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2012

My first choice of accommodation when I'm in Durban. I come down mostly for business however will surely stay here too if on holiday. The rooms are comfortable neat and clean, the hospitality is excellent without being in your face especially after a long day of work. The service is always pleasing and the view from the roof is awesome and the facilities offered are just to die for. The owners are friendly and always eager to go the extra mile which is perfect.

  • Stayed November 2011, 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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Johannesburg, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2012

My accommodation of choice whenever I'm in Durban. The rooms are comfortable and well appointed, the hospitality is excellent without being "in your face". The pool is great for evening skinny dips and the roof view of Durban is breathtaking.

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  • Stayed December 2011, 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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Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2012

We booked the accommodation for a quick break-away weekend for my Birthday, not thinking or expecting too much, but we were pleasantly surprised from the moment we arrived. Everything from the hospitality, welcome drinks, room, facilities... was great. Except the weather. But this just means that we will have to go back another time when the weather is better, and be able to try out the jacuzzi properly :-).

  • Stayed November 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Paris, France
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2012

Very good stay. Lovely owners. You feel like at home.

  • Stayed December 2011, traveled solo
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Johannesburg, South Africa
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2011

Great welcome by Llewellyn after a stressful journey! Homely atmosphere, quiet area, well-appointed accommodation, attentive staff, great position, awesome views. Will certainly visit again!

  • Stayed November 2011, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2011

We stayed a week in the Durban View and have only good things to say: The hosts Dave and Llewellyn, assisted by the ever-smiling Caroline, go out of their way to make their guests comfortable. The house is stylish, clean, has a small pool and a cool roof terrace with jacuzzi, a nice downstairs bar and free WiFi. Breakfast is is great and often includes home-made delicacies. The view from the front rooms and roof terrace is indeed stunning, the neighbourhood is residential, green and friendly. VERY happy with this choice, thoroughly recommended!

  • Stayed December 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 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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Additional Information about Durban View Guest House

Address: 16 Holstead Gardens | Morningside, Durban 4001, South Africa
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Location: South Africa > KwaZulu-Natal > Durban
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
Hotel Style:
Ranked #27 of 219 B&Bs / Inns in Durban
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
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 

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