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Goble Palms Guest Lodge & Urban Retreat
Ranked #1 of 250 Durban B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa
2 reviews
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“A home from home”
Reviewed July 23, 2012

I have stayed at Goble Palms twice and have had the same wonderful experience both times. I love the gracious style and ambience. The rooms are great and are all special on their own different way. The staff are wonderfully helpful and charming. The owner and his wife have created a home from home feeling with ease and elegance and couldn't have been more accommodating. Sitting on the verandah in the morning havlng breakfast and overlooking the ocean is quite special.I highly recommend Goble Palms

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled on business
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Reviewed July 4, 2012 via mobile

Comfort, style and fantastic staff make this place a true 'urban retreat'. I really enjoyed my time there and felt very much at home. I would recommend it to anyone looking for a place to stay in Durban for business or for pleasure.

  • Stayed May 2012
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Johannesburg
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Reviewed April 23, 2012

I stay at Goble Palms regularly as a tour guide and look forward to it with great anticipation. The place exudes quality and even smells top class. Rooms are really comfortable and stylish without compromise. Staff are friendly and all in all, one of the best guest house/boutique style stays I have come across.

Room Tip: Only one room to avoid, room 8 is downstairs and is small, noisy (wooden floor above and early morni...
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  • Stayed April 2012, traveled on business
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Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa
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Reviewed April 23, 2012

I have just spent 12 days at the Goble Palms Guest Lodge and I can honestly say I have never had a better guesthous experience worldwide and I have travelled extensively. Goble Palms offers the perfect balance of comfort, attention, peace and tranquillity. Our room was beautifully and creatively furnished with all the facilities we could possibly want. The staff are simply outstanding. Alway ready to help but discreet - leaving you space to enjoy your stay exactly how you choose. Sitting on the verandha of the main house looking out to the sea across the palm trees is the perfect way to relax. Hosts Lionel and Leanne are alway available to give advice or suggest where to go and the best way to get there. My son and his coach were also staying at Goble Palms during a recent sporting event in Durban and Goble Palms proved the ideal home from home for them, where my son could relax away from the stresses of competition. The breakfasts are first class and very generous - everything fresh and appetising. Thank you for a wonderful stay! We will be back!

Room Tip: Room 20 is a great choice for a long stay. There is a privata patio with jacuzzi and a stunning sea...
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  • Stayed April 2012, traveled with family
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Anchorage, Alaska
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Reviewed March 29, 2012

As Inn Keepers ourselves we always try to stay in B&Bs when traveling. It was our good forture to stay at Goble Palms. It is beautifully decorated, exceptionally clean and Lionel and Leanne are very gracious hosts. Lionell went out of his way to accommodate each of our needs and we were a group of 32 travelers.

We enjoyed a wonderful massage outdoors on our private patio which we highly recommend - I suggest you book your massage with Lionell when you confirm your reservation.

This was one of the nicest B&Bs we have stayed in and we highly recommend it should you visit Durban. We will return I'm sure.

Dee & Yves Memoune, Alaska House of Jade B&B, Anchorage, AK USA

Room Tip: Higher rooms have more stairs to climb.
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  • Stayed November 2011, traveled with friends
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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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Reviewed January 13, 2012

This Boutique Lodge is well run with very friendly and helpful staff. The lodge offers excellent value without any compromises on quality. They now offer free wifi to all guestsas well. We will definately return.

  • Stayed January 2012, traveled as a couple
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Whitehaven, United Kingdom
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Reviewed December 11, 2011

A group of us stayed here while we were taking part at the UN Conference on Climate Change in December 2011. I can honestly say this is one of the finest guest houses I have ever stayed in anywhere in the world. The rooms are beautifully decorated, spacious and full of character. The breakfasts were superb, but most of all the service from Lionel and his team is the best I have encountered in over 25 years of travelling. Treat yourself and stay here.

Room Tip: All are excellent.
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  • Stayed December 2011, traveled on business
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Additional Information about Goble Palms Guest Lodge & Urban Retreat

Property: Goble Palms Guest Lodge & Urban Retreat
Address: 120 Goble Rd | Morningside, Durban 4001, South Africa
Location: South Africa > KwaZulu-Natal > Durban
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 250 B&Bs / Inns in Durban
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — Goble Palms Guest Lodge & Urban Retreat 4*
Number of rooms: 15
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
A charming blend of tradition, elegance and style awaits in the gracious surroundings of Goble Palms, a beautiful Edwardian Lodge set high up on the ridge, overlooking the sea. Air-conditioned bedrooms are luxuriously decorated with comforts to pamper. Sumptuous breakfasts in the elegant dining room or on the patio at the pool. Close to city, ICC, golf,sports stadiums,beaches and restaurants. WiFi. Parking. TGCSA 5-Star Guest House. ... more   less 
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