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“Tranquility after long days lecturing”
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An Upper Room
Ranked #5 of 255 Durban B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa
Level 4 Contributor
28 reviews
10 hotel reviews
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“Tranquility after long days lecturing”
Reviewed February 13, 2013

This was truly a "Home from Home" experience. An Upper Room offer rooms of superior standard and comfort, a tranquil setting with superb hospitality from Leon and Edith. Breakfasts are very good and enjoyed in the restful atmosphere alongside the swimming pool.

The view over Durban harbour was superb and the bird life was a treat.

Thank you Leon and Edith for being so welcoming and attentive.

Philip Hammond, Blair Hammond & Associates, Lighting Engineers

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled on business
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Edith T, Owner at An Upper Room, responded to this review, February 15, 2013
We are truly delighted that you enjoyed your stay with us, and are even more delighted that you felt that An Upper Room was your “Home from Home”. Our number one goal is to make sure that each and every guest that decides to spend their time in our B&B walks away with a positive experience all round. Once again thank you so much for choosing An Upper Room B&B for your stay in Durban. We hope to see you again in the future.

Sincerely,

Edith and Leon
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Potchefstroom, South Africa
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Reviewed February 12, 2013

Very neat and tastefully appointed rooms with lovely views on top floor of a charming mansion in beautiful quiet area. Rooms are clean, fresh towels and bedding daily, lighting good. Each room has DStv and LCD TV, aircon, heater, ceiling fan and access to a fridge, microwave oven and sparkling clean swimming pool. Three rooms have balconies. There is also a room downstairs as well as a self-catering cottage with terrace.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled on business
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Edith T, Owner at An Upper Room, responded to this review, February 13, 2013
Thank you for your review, we are extremely happy you enjoyed your stay with us. Our goal is to ensure that each and every guest has a pleasant experience with us, from booking all the way to departure. We certainly look forward to seeing you again in the very near future.

Sincerely,
Edith, Leon, Connie and Bentley
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Johannesburg, South Africa
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Reviewed February 6, 2013

Edith and Leon provide the most amazing bed and breakfast in Durban. Overall a conveniently located B and B, with easy access to the main highways. Comfort, delicious breakfast, safe parking and truly amazing hospitality! What more could one ask for!!!! Having travelled to Durban regularly on business and stayed at many places, an upper room is the best! Edith and Leon, thanks for a special stay!

Stayed January 2013, traveled on business
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Edith T, Owner at An Upper Room, responded to this review, February 11, 2013
Fantastic!!!! We are very pleased to be of service to our guests our main aim is for their comfort in our B&B and are so happy when we get reviews as lovely as this. Look forward to your next visit
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Stockholm, Sweden
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Reviewed January 23, 2013

An Upper Room is really a great place to stay at if you visit Durban. The location is good and relaxed. Nice rooms with fine views and comfortable beds. The breakfast was good and we enjoyed the garden with the pool. The hosts, Edith and Leon, were very freindly and gave us lots of good advices of what to do and where to eat and we loved their dog Bentley. We can really recommend this familiar bed and breakfast.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
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Edith T, Owner at An Upper Room, responded to this review, January 25, 2013
Thank you for your review it was much appreciated glad you enjoyed your stay
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Sandton, South Africa
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Reviewed January 4, 2013

Couldn't have chosen a better place to spend our vacation at.

Thanks to Edith, Connie & Leon for making our stay so pleasant, we were warmly welcome and felt like we were part of the family.

Morgan
PS: Another thank you goes to connie for the lovely and fresh breakfast she served daily.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
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Edith T, Owner at An Upper Room, responded to this review, January 25, 2013
Thank you for your review of our establishment, it is our pleasure to make your stay comfortable and enjoyable.
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Johannesburg, South Africa
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Reviewed January 2, 2013

Christmas 2012 was our second consecutive Christmas stay at "An Upper Room" and that's why we were back.... Edith and her staff run a superb, safe and extremely friendly B&B in a quiet neighbourhood that is not far from the action in Durbs. Plus their fresh wholesome breakfasts never miss the spot! The lively dawn chorus from the birdlife is brilliant for suburbia, with a local troop of vervet monkeys adding excitement with their antics every few days or so! The view over Durban Bay is great, especially at night when the reflections from the harbour lights brighten up the waters. Edith willingly shares her extensive knowledge on what to see and do in and around Durbs, which includes a gastronomic jewel that sells the best cakes ever! We thoroughly enjoyed both our stays and have no hesitation in recommending "An Upper Room". John, Viv, Nicola

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with family
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Upperroom, Owner at An Upper Room, responded to this review, January 3, 2013
Thank you for the lovely review, we aim to please and make our guests comfortable. Thank you John Viv & Nicola
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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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Reviewed December 14, 2012

What a beautiful and serene B&B with the most amazing service and charming Hosts. We loved every minute we stayed there. Would highly recommend to anyone. The area is wonderful and centrally situated and very close to Durban town centre. You need a car to get around though, but it is worth it.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with family
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Upperroom, Owner at An Upper Room, responded to this review, December 19, 2012
Thank you for your review, we enjoyed having you both and look forward to your next visit
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Property: An Upper Room
Address: 60 Clair Avenue | Manor Gardens, Glenwood, Durban 4001, South Africa
Location: South Africa > KwaZulu-Natal > Durban
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #5 of 255 B&Bs / Inns in Durban
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 5
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
An Upper Room Bed and Breakfast is situated on the Durban's ridge with a spectacular view over the harbor. Set away from the main roads in tranquil surroundings and frequented by many species of birds. We are situated at the top of Pigeon Valley which teems with numerous species of wild life. An Upper Room offers peace and tranquility for the business executive or holiday maker. Children of all ages are welcome, and those who are 5 years and under stay for free. There is a street patrol 24 hours a day in the area to ensure that the area is safe. We are 800m from the KZN University Howard Collage, within walking distance. We have two dogs Lily & Bentley, who love visitors especially children, and are friendly. ... more   less 
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