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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2016 via mobile

My favourite B&B in Durban The owners and staff go out of their way to make your stay an amazing experience The rooms are 5 star the Breakfasts excellent. If you feel like eating In the cook makes an amazing curry, but any food she cooks for you is 5 star

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Essenwood, Owner at Essenwood House, responded to this review

So glad that you enjoy coming here, it makes it all worthwhile when we hear from happy guests. Hope to see you some more! Best wishes John More 

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2016

I was recently in Durban on business and found Essenwood to be very relaxing and calming from the very busy work days. Very friendly staff and hosts in a beautiful & charming establishment. I highly recommend it and would stay again!

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Essenwood, Owner at Essenwood House, responded to this review

So glad that you enjoyed your stay with us. We always like to hear from our guests and it was very good of you to spend a few minutes writing about your stay. Hope to see you again ! best wishes John More 

New York City, New York
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2016

The B&B is in a beautiful setting high above Durban with easy access to shops and restaurants and very accomodating proprieter who went out of his way to make it easy for us. Enjoyed the breakfast greatly.

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Essenwood, Owner at Essenwood House, responded to this review

So glad that you enjoyed your stay with us, It is always a pleasure to hear from our guests, particularly if they take the trouble to write about ! Thank you so much Regards John More 

Cape Town Central, South Africa
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2016

We stayed at the guesthouse for just one night when we were in the area for a wedding. Our room was spacious and comfortable. Our hosts were helpful and very welcoming. Breakfast was great...just a shame we couldn't stay longer

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Essenwood, Owner at Essenwood House, responded to this review

Thank you so much for writing about your stay with us, So glad that everything went well and hope to se you again sometime best wishes John More 

Johannesburg, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2016

Having spent 6 days at this delightful establishment, I can highly recommend both business travellers and visiting tourists to take the time to experience some old world colonial type settings, with huge, comfortable and clean rooms with all the required amenities. Great Wi-Fi, great ocean views, a beautiful garden and views onto the large swimming pool. Ample parking and most... 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 are so glad that everything went well and that you enjoyed Florence's cooking! It is always great to hear nice things from our guests and your stay was exceptional!! Hope to see you and/ or your colleagues again With best wishes John More 

New York City, New York
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2016

I had a delightful experience at Essenwood House. Lovey veranda, great views, wonderful service. Breakfast was delicious, and sitting outside overlooking the pool and the views was a great balm for this urban dweller. I am hoping to return.

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Essenwood, Owner at Essenwood House, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking the trouble to write about your stay with us. Very much appreciated and so glad that you enjoyed your visit ! We hope of course to see you again if you are visiting these parts! With best wishes John More 

Bethlehem, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2016 via mobile

Everything was so nice; I had a lovely room - the honeymoon suite, overlooking a colourful tree rich garden. Breakfast was good - especially the cheese board. If I may make a recommendation to the owners - I came in after dark every night and there were no lights on - the staircase to and the verandah in front of... 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. Much appreciated, but so sorry about the lights, the staff are supposed to put a light on outside your room and unfortunately you did not tell me, otherwise they would have been fixed the next night. Anyway, great that you might visit us again, we... More 

Johannesburg, South Africa
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68 reviews
17 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2016

This house is a beautiful colonial residence set well above the city on the hill giving some rooms a splendid view over the city. Our large bedroom had a large veranda, high ceilings and large bathroom - we were very happy and enjoyed the space and comfort. Well located near main access roads this BnB has a character of it's... 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,. It is always a please to hear from our guests, even if they have complaints as that keeps us on our toes!! Hope to see you some more best wishes John and paddy More 

Ashbourne, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2016

A three night wonderful stay at Essenwood having a great location, nice large bedrooms, fully equipped with all essentials. Stephen could not do enough to make our stay perfect even in the absence of his Wife who was away. Stephen even chauffeured us to his recommended restaurants. Highly recommended for your perfect stay.

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Essenwood, Owner at Essenwood House, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your very kind comments about your stay with us. It is always a pleasure when we hear that our guests have enjoyed their stay and makes all the hard work worthwhile, Hope to see you again best wishes John (not Stephen??) More 

London, United Kingdom
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21 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2016

We sadly stayed only two nights at Essenwood House as there was no rooms available for a third night. Everything at Essenwood was of the highest quality. The rooms are very spacious, beautifully furnished in traditional style and a very thoughtfully stocked minibar is also provided. En suite bathrooms are of an equally high standard with both bath and separate... More 

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Essenwood, Owner at Essenwood House, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking the trouble to write about your stay with us. It is always god to hear feedback from our guests and any criticisms only make us try harder to make things perfect. Hope to see you again Best wishes John More 

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  • Free Breakfast
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Essenwood House offers both the corporate or leisure guest all the comforts of a magnificent Edwardian private home in true 5 star affordable accommodation. Set in a tropical garden, peace and quiet yet minutes away from the city centre of Durban, shopping malls, restaurants, Durban Convention centre and the well-known Durban beaches. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Essenwood House

Address: 630 Stephen Dlamini Road | Berea, Durban 4001, South Africa
Location: South Africa > KwaZulu-Natal > Durban
Price Range: $87 - $125 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — Essenwood House 5*
Number of rooms: 6
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