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“Best place to stay in Durban?” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of The Concierge Boutique Bungalows

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The Concierge Boutique Bungalows
Ranked #5 of 41 Hotels in Durban
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London, United Kingdom
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34 reviews
33 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
“Best place to stay in Durban?”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 16, 2012

Possibly...

i was originally booked into a large chain hotel on the seafront. Went to room and had to leave immediately. Dark, depressing, small.

Searching frantically on tripadvisor i found this gem and it really is.

We all moved there and get three all utterly unique rooms. Now they are not large, well one was bigger than the other but all beautifully done, very homely and welcoming.

I love a bath, but the room with the bath didnt have the terrace...although the "rain" showers are lovely.

My room was a bit cramped with all my stuff...3 massive bags, but if you don't have that much crap you will be fine.

Not much storage and the usual slow internet issues that plagued my trip to SA...but if I ever find myself in Durban again this is where i want to stay!!

One quick thing...you can get brekkie here but if you want dinner or room service then you won't find it here.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled on business
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Nairobi, Kenya
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 30, 2012

My fiance and I spent two days in Durban recently and had the pleasure of staying at the Concierge Boutique Bungalows. It was an absolute delight. The rooms are modern, clean and provide all the essentials any young traveler would love to have. The location is great and very close to Florida street which is the liveliest part of town, the staff are super friendly and last but not least, the breakfast is to die for..i'd recommend a stay there to anyone and hope to visit soon.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 13, 2012

Found this after researching where to stay in durban for a weekend. What a delight! Everyone is so friendly, the breakfast lush (fruit salad and greek yogurt, eggs and bacon and fresh coffee with orange juice. What more do you want?) and the rooms! What can i say about the rooms? I had nearly a 10 minute shower in the waterfall shower. What a treat. Love our veranda and especially enjoyed having coffee there this morning in my lush bath rope. Small details, small details. The king size bed is massive with delightful cotton linen. All and all, what a gem in durban. Certainly will stay here again and would happily recommend this to my friends. Love the design, love the random dogs and love the quirky-ness of it. Me in a nutshell!

Room Tip: One with the veranda. Coffee in the morning on a lush and comfy chair? Why thank you....
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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Durban, South Africa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 1, 2012

The rooms have an authentic design that is far removed from hotel design. The interior design alone is enough to mesmerise. The cafe outside in the courtyard is also a very pleasant and unique experience. Highly recommended.

  • Stayed January 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 15, 2012

A fantastic little boutique hotel with friendly team, great breakfast and super location. Quirky and fun, great work guys! Secure car parking, short walk to good restaurants and amenities, superb base for a few days exploring in Durban.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 14, 2012

We stayed at this hotel for a week in August 2012, getting ready for a cousin's wedding. We loved our room (funky decor, a very comfy king-sized bed, lots of storage, and an amazing shower, not to mention a beautiful walk-out courtyard area which we shared with our traveling mates next door). The staff were very friendly and welcoming. We were so sad to leave when our week in Durban was over.

Room Tip: There was nothing private about the shower and toilet in our room (just a curtain between you and yo...
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  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 11, 2012

The Concierge is the place to be when in Durban - close to the city centre and the Golden Mile and in the middle of the happening area - near great restaurants and clubs. The staff are friendly and make the best coffee - the rooms are modern and comfortable with outdoor areas - flatscreen TVs and rain showers! You do not feel like you are staying at a hotel - but at a friend's cool and stylish apartment. The breakfast options are great as well. Good value for money - safe and secure and in one of the best locations in Durban!

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Additional Information about The Concierge Boutique Bungalows

Property: The Concierge Boutique Bungalows
Address: 37-43 St Mary's Avenue | Morningside, Durban 4001, South Africa
Location: South Africa > KwaZulu-Natal > Durban
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#1 Best Value Hotel in Durban
#1 Business Hotel in Durban
#3 Luxury Hotel in Durban
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — The Concierge Boutique Bungalows 4*
Number of rooms: 12
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Located in the arty Morningside district Durban, South Africa 5 minutes from the Moses Mabhida Stadium and the Golden Mile Beach Promenade.Kwa Zulu Natal's latest hip restuarant and cafe Freedom Cafe ... more   less 
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