Enjoyed several days at this nice B&B while visiting our son and his family in Durban. We were disappointed not to meet the owner, who was away for 2 weeks, but were very well looked after by Natalie in his absence. Lovely older home, built in the 1920's, attractively furnished with many South African artifacts and art, as well as being a quiet property with lush gardens and pool. Our room was a good size, with air conditioning and ceiling fan. Handy and safe (because of security) location, near to the Botanical Gardens. We would have enjoyed more variety in the breakfast menu--basically eggs and toast every morning, muffins from a mix once in a while. The king-sized bed was extremely comfortable, and laundry service was available. Our only complaint was the bathroom was not clean when we arrived--and was never cleaned while we were there. Also had to ask for fresh towels and only got them changed once during our 9-day stay--we think a hotel or B&B should automatically change them every 2 or 3 days without having to be asked. However, we realize we are comparing the amenities/standards to the B&Bs we are used to in North America, so don't mean to sound too complaining. We would recommend this B&B to others coming to the area.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- I know a place that feels like home..."Set high on the Durban Berea is the exclusive "Acorn B&B in Durban..." An oasis of calm and graciousness, with lush tropical gardens, sparkling pool, and interior comfort, decor and service of the highest international standards.... Whether you're having a refreshing dip in the pool, settling in with a good book under the thatch, or having a quiet drink with friends under the stars, "Acorn B&B in Durban" grounds are conducive to relaxation.We have facilities for outdoor dining as well as braais (barbecues). We are able to host small functions, from secluded high-level business gatherings to intimate cocktail parties. We wish you a pleasant stay and look forward to the pleasure of welcoming you again on your next trip! TARRIF: R725 single and R495 sharing Including Breakfast WE HAVE A GENERATOR AND FREE WIFI ... more less