My wife and I have stayed at Essenwood House three times now, and every time has been wonderful.
The house is beautiful and the location perfect, but the main attraction for us as been the welcome afforded us by the home's owners John and Paddy.
We are a (relatively) young couple from Cape Town via England who have two young boys now aged 4 and one. It's fair to say that at the moment the children are a bit of handful.
Every time we have stayed at Essenwood, Paddy and John have gone out of their way to make sure we and the kids are happy, including offering to cook nice but simple suppers for the kids...and then us a few hours later.
Somehow, despite the fact that Essenwood House is a posh, English-style colonial house with lovely furnishings, the kids have felt perfectly at home.
I would highly recommend Essenwood to anyone staying in Durban. We will certainly be back.
- 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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