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“Comfort and location”
Review of An Upper Room

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An Upper Room
Ranked #5 of 255 Durban B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Cape Town
1 review
“Comfort and location”
Reviewed January 20, 2014

After spending a few nights at a nearby B&B I moved to An Upper Room. The two were worlds apart. Whereas the first was grimy and neglected, An Upper Room is clean, comfortable, and the owners very friendly.

  • Stayed January 2014, traveled on business
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Edith T, Owner at An Upper Room, responded to this review, January 22, 2014
Dear Rene
We are very happy to hear that you were so comfortable and found everything to your liking,. It is very important to us to have guests enjoy our B&B. Look forward to having you return.
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Basingstoke, United Kingdom
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Reviewed January 12, 2014

Excellent accomodation, very friendly and relaxed. Lovely couple, fantastic house, lovely rooms. Best breakfast ever, delicious cakes. Nothing is too much bother for the owners, so helpful. Highly recommended.

  • Stayed December 2013, traveled with family
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Edith T, Owner at An Upper Room, responded to this review, January 14, 2014
Thank you for your review, we appreciate your comments. It is our pleasure making our guests as comfortable as possible with our home and strive for excellence. Home we meet again one day.
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Durban, South Africa
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Reviewed January 12, 2014

I would recommend this B+B to anyone looking for an excellent lodge in Durban. It is indeed a home away from home. My stay there was such a refreshing experience. The food is superb and the service is out of this world. The rooms are neat and clean. The place is also a few minutes from the city centre making it a very convinient locationWell done to Edith and Leon. Job well done.

R. Gunda

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled solo
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Thank gundazr
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Edith T, Owner at An Upper Room, responded to this review, January 14, 2014
Thank you for your wonderful review, we certainly try to make out B&B a pleasant experience for our guests and appreciate having the feed back that you gave us. Look forward to your next visit.
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Pretoria
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Reviewed December 18, 2013

Our family had the pleasure of spending a night at An Upper Room in Dec. Extremely hospitible owners. Our rooms were tasteful and spotless. The breakfast was superb (Big thumbs up to Connie!) and we felt completely at home. Certainly a place that would be my first choice as a guesthouse to stay in when in Durban. Thanks to the gracious Edith, Leon and Connie!!

  • Stayed December 2013, traveled with family
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Edith T, Owner at An Upper Room, responded to this review, January 14, 2014
Thank you for your wonderful review, we certainly try to make our guest comfortable and enjoy have such lovely people stay with us. look forward to your return visit.
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Heerenveen, The Netherlands
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Reviewed December 17, 2013

Our stay in An Upper Room was just lovely! We had a nice, cozy and clean (actually spotless) room with view on the Durban Harbor. At first we'd booked for 2 nights but later had it changed to 1 one night because of our tight schedule moving towards the wild coast. This was no problem very flexible. Edith and Leon were very friendly and arranged a nice breakfast / lunch to take on the road the next morning. Good service, the most friendly people (who like a chat) and a spotless stay. We want to return to South Africa and we are definitely going back to Edith and Leon.

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled as a couple
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Thank Sjamientje
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Edith T, Owner at An Upper Room, responded to this review, January 14, 2014
Thank you for your review of An Upper Room, it was lovely meeting such a lovely couple and glad you enjoyed staying with us. We are always doing our best to keep our B&B absolutely spotless for our guests. Hope you had a wonderful trip and a safe return home. Look forward to meeting with you again.
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Brakpan
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Reviewed December 16, 2013

Our stay was very pleasant, Edith is a gracious and kind host. There was a few minor detractors but nothing that would prevent us from staying at the upper room again.

The good:
- Very welcoming and friendly host
- Comfortable bed and good quality linen
- Good breakfast in a lovely setting
- Easy access to/from guest house

The not-so-good
- Could not access wifi for internet access (Technicians were on site)
- Slightly stale smell as you enter the room (Was gone after few hours)
- Bit of a maze to get to the guest house (No problem if you have a GPS device)

As I mentioned, none of these factors were major detractors, we would definately

  • Stayed December 2013, traveled as a couple
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Edith T, Owner at An Upper Room, responded to this review, January 14, 2014
Thank you for your remarks, we have already attended to most of them. It was lovely having you all stay with us and are glad you enjoyed your stay as much as we did having you here. Look forward to your next visit.
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Praslin Island, Seychelles
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Reviewed December 6, 2013

We were a group of three rowdy men from Seychelles who came for business and pleasure and stayed at the Upper Room. Needless to say Edith,Leon and Connie made our stay a pleasure. It was a real home away from home and we enjoyed every moment of it and felt sad on our departure. Keep up the good works Madam Edith and Monsieur Leon. Love and best regards to you all and thank you for everything. Until next time.Au Revoir.

Room Tip: Choose this place for peace,security and friendliness.
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  • Stayed November 2013, traveled with friends
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Edith T, Owner at An Upper Room, responded to this review, January 14, 2014
So Glad you enjoyed your stay with us, we certainly enjoyed having you with us, we had lots of laughs with stories and Jokes galore. Look forward to your return.
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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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