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Essenwood House
Ranked #5 of 254 Durban B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Harding
1 review
“Don't look any further”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 26, 2012

What a wonderful place to stay in Durban. Very friendly and warm welcome. Rooms have got everything you need plus more. Very clean and comfortable. Pity we could not stay longer but hope to be back. Fantastic view, beautiful and neat garden with pool. It's very central. In the middle of a busy area and yet it is not noisy A very big plus is the very good security.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with family
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Thank Sonja B
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Essenwood, Owner at Essenwood House, responded to this review, August 28, 2012
It is always very good to have happy guests who enjoyed our hospitality. It makes all the hard work worth while and of course we hope to see them again sometime.
best wishes
John and paddy
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Atlanta, Georgia
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 17, 2012

I stayed at this guesthouse for a week and a half this past June. It was a wonderful place to stay, the environment and owners are warm, and it was definitely a comfortable place to stay. Great location, and I'll be staying here anytime I come to Durban.

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled on business
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Thank Terry L
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Essenwood, Owner at Essenwood House, responded to this review, August 17, 2012
Thank you so much for your very kind review, which is much appreciated. It is always good to hear something nice about ones self or business, does not always happen, which makes it special!
We hope to see you again, best wishes,
John and Paddy
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Stuttgart, Germany
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 16, 2012

Lovely, beautiful guesthouse. Very nice people. It was our first night of holidays and John organized everything for us. Breakfast was wonderful, too. Excellent service. We got the "Honeymoon" Suite with a brilliant view over Durban.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Stefanie H
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Essenwood, Owner at Essenwood House, responded to this review, August 16, 2012
So glad that you enjoyed your first night in S.Africa with us and of course would have hoped for you to stay longer, but so much to do and never enough time!
It is alwayts veryt good to hear nice things about ourselves as it makes all the hard work worth while, so once again many thanks,
Best wishes
from John and paddy
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Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 14, 2012

We only had one night at Essenwood but would have been very happy to have stayed longer. Super hosts, a lovely house with great views. The rooms are a bit old but well equipped and clean with everything that you could really ask for. Lovely breakfast too. Would we go again? definately.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with family
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Thank DiscerningWanderers
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Essenwood, Owner at Essenwood House, responded to this review, August 16, 2012
Thank you so much for youyr very kind review. We did enjoy having you with us and of course it is always a pleasure for us when guests write to tell of their stay. Very much appreciated, and of course hope to see you again in the future,
Regards,
John and Paddy
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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 1, 2012

Essenwood House is beautiful and peaceful with a wonderful ambience and location . The rooms are stunning and immaculate . The breakfast delicious and the owners and staff charming ...what more could one wish for ! We will most definitely stay there again !

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled as a couple
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Thank ianandjude
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Essenwood, Owner at Essenwood House, responded to this review, August 4, 2012
Thank you so much for your very kind review. It makes all the hard work worthwhile when we have happy guests and of course would welcome another visit sometime!
Once again, many thanks, much appreciated
John and Paddy
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Johannesburg
2 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 31, 2012

Warm welcome, excellent service, spacious and very comfortable rooms and the best croissants (and breakfast) in Durban! They are always ready to go the extra mile for you. Well situated, quiet and peaceful, safe parking and well worth a stay.

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank RickyRooJohannesburg
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Essenwood, Owner at Essenwood House, responded to this review, August 1, 2012
Thank you so much for yor very kind review. It is always good to hear something nice about us as it makes all the hard work worth while, so we hope to see you again sometime in the future when the weather will have warmed up a bit more!
With best wishes,
John and paddy
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Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 20, 2012

The Essenwood house if filled with love, sunshine and excellent service, I would highly recommend it to anyone looking to stay for a few days. Its private, there is lovely facilities and the staff and owners are warm and welcoming. Thanks to the Essenwood house for accommodatig me and my friends, we had a blast!!!

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Juanelle T
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Essenwood, Owner at Essenwood House, responded to this review, July 20, 2012
Thank you so much fo your very kind posting, which is of course very much appreciated. We were so pleased that you enjoyed yoor stay with us and glad that the weather stayed fine!
Hope to see you again,
With best wishes,
John and Paddy
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Additional Information about Essenwood House

Property: Essenwood House
Address: 630 Stephen Dlamini Road | Berea, Durban 4001, South Africa
Location: South Africa > KwaZulu-Natal > Durban
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #5 of 254 B&Bs / Inns in Durban
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:5 star — Essenwood House 5*
Number of rooms: 6
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 
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