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“Lovely find”
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Five Burnham
Ranked #21 of 255 Durban B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Nairn, Scotland
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61 reviews
24 hotel reviews
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“Lovely find”
Reviewed February 15, 2014

Guesthouse was everything we were looking for, a lovely spacious room, great bathroom, patio and pool.Sheila and Alan were delightful and very helpful as were the other members of their team.The nearby town had a good range of eateries, pubs and shops. Needed a car as located a walk from amenities. Felt very safe and secure here and would return.

Room Tip: The Palm Executive suite was great
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  • Stayed February 2014, traveled as a couple
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Fiveburnham, Manager at Five Burnham, responded to this review, February 19, 2014
Thank you both for your positive comments . We enjoy what we do here at Five Burnham, and it was a special pleasure to host you both. We hope to see you again perhaps when you feel you need some more South African sunshine.
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Reviewed February 2, 2014

Alan and Shelia looked after me really well from the start. The bedroom was well equiped and comfortable and the breakfast good. I did not use the pool or bar but both looked good. High recommended and excellent value for money.

  • Stayed January 2014, traveled on business
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Cape Town
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Reviewed January 22, 2014

Great stay at 5 Burnham! Highly recommended - great facilities, great food, friendly and helpful staff who are always available and give you the space you need. We were bumped up from the standard room to the executive suite as it wasn't busy and they made it spectacular for us.

  • Stayed January 2014, traveled as a couple
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Zürich
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Reviewed January 19, 2014

The B&B hosts, Sheila & Alan, are warm hospitable hosts and were so helpful in making my stay in Durban memorable (4 days). From the moment of the organized pickup by host Alan at the airport to my departure, everything was lovely. I immediately felt at home and at ease, which was crucial, as it was my first visit to S.A., as a solo female traveler. They also offered wonderful tips on where to eat, what to visit etc. Top notch and enjoyed every minute of my stay at Five Burnham Guesthouse.

  • Stayed January 2014, traveled solo
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Cape Town
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Reviewed January 5, 2014

Five Burnham is a beautifully decorated and well appointed guest house. The owners are very friendly and they accommodated our every need - even driving us to the airport at no extra cost! It is near the popular restaurants in Umhlanga and near Gateway. My boyfriend and I will definitely be returning on our next visit to the La Lucia/ Umhlanga area!

  • Stayed December 2013, traveled as a couple
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Maputo
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Reviewed December 30, 2013

We stayed 2 weeks in december at five burnham and all we can
say is that we had agreat time there.especially our hosts sheila
and allan were fabulous.they done everything that we felt welcome.
they gave us good hints which Restaurants are good and what to see
near umhlanga. If we had a question we could always them and we
really miss them.
we stayed at the palm suite and it was fabulous. It's a big suite with a
big bathroom and a small terasse beside the pool.wonderful.the breakfast was
also nice.nothing to complain about this guesthouse.

  • Stayed December 2013, traveled as a couple
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Cape Town
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Reviewed November 24, 2013

The property is located a short drive from Umhlanga town centre and a great stay if you want to be close to Durban and close to the beach. A couple of roads from the main beach promenade in Umhlanga, although too far to walk to the town centre, but La Lucia is an upmarket quiet and leafy green suburb with many mansions, where people jog and cycle on the roads in the early mornings and after work. Very friendly owner and pleasant staff. The superior room is downstairs on the front and has a lovely bathroom. The guesthouse has a sparkly clean pool. Tasty breakfast. Highly recommended!

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled on business
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Additional Information about Five Burnham

Property: Five Burnham
Address: 5 Burnham Dr | La Lucia, Durban 4051, South Africa
Location: South Africa > KwaZulu-Natal > Durban
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #21 of 255 B&Bs / Inns in Durban
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — Five Burnham 4*
Number of rooms: 7
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
This luxurious 4 star (SATGC) graded accommodation in Umhlanga. AA Travel Awards finalist for 2 years. 7 rooms en-suite. All rooms have air conditioning, fans, coffee/tea making facilities, fully stocked mini bar, WiFi, DStv. Tuscan style buffet and English breakfast is served. Sea views from the bar and barbeque/lounge area upstairs. ... more   less 
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