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Essenwood House

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07/05/2017 08/05/2017
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Paarl, South Africa
Reviewed 13 October 2016

We were allowed an early check-in which we appreciated. Make sure to ask for the cheese and cold meat plate at breakfast, given that this is not provided without asking for it. We stayed in the upstairs room with the verandah and the views were great - as promised.

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Essenwood, Owner at Essenwood House, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your kind review, We are so glad that you enjoyed your stay with us, especially the monkeys which unfortunatly are a pest!! The cheese and cold meats always available, we do not keep them out as they tend to get stale if out of the fridge, but full breakfast always available, Hope to see you...

Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Reviewed 10 October 2016 via mobile

We chose Essenwood due to its proximity to the stadium (we came for the rugby) and wanted a nice place with a garden. We were not let down and felt privileged to stay at colonial style house with fantastic views over the city and to the sea. The breakfast was very good and the hosts John and Paddy made you...

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Thank you so much for your kind review, Paddy and I are so pleased that you enjoyed your stay with us, I hope that the rugby was not a disappointment!!! It certainly was for us!! best wishes and again many thanks, John

Delaware
Reviewed 3 September 2016

Returning to my hometown means having to choose between old haunts and new spots. I went for the latter and was very pleased as Essenwood House is in a great location and is very comfortable. My room (#2) on the ground floor was very large and the bathroom sported a shower and tub. One walks out into the garden and...

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Essenwood, Owner at Essenwood House, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your review of your stay with us. So glad that you enjoyed your stay, inspite of the Wi Fi in your room, That room is the only one in the house with poor reception and nothing we can do about it, Hope that was not an inconvenience and hope we will see you again best...

Reviewed 26 July 2016 via mobile

My favourite B&B in Durban The owners and staff go out of their way to make your stay an amazing experience The rooms are 5 star the Breakfasts excellent. If you feel like eating In the cook makes an amazing curry, but any food she cooks for you is 5 star

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Essenwood, Owner at Essenwood House, responded to this review

So glad that you enjoy coming here, it makes it all worthwhile when we hear from happy guests. Hope to see you some more! Best wishes John

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Reviewed 25 July 2016

I was recently in Durban on business and found Essenwood to be very relaxing and calming from the very busy work days. Very friendly staff and hosts in a beautiful & charming establishment. I highly recommend it and would stay again!

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Essenwood, Owner at Essenwood House, responded to this review

So glad that you enjoyed your stay with us. We always like to hear from our guests and it was very good of you to spend a few minutes writing about your stay. Hope to see you again ! best wishes John

New York City, New York
Reviewed 9 June 2016

The B&B is in a beautiful setting high above Durban with easy access to shops and restaurants and very accomodating proprieter who went out of his way to make it easy for us. Enjoyed the breakfast greatly.

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So glad that you enjoyed your stay with us, It is always a pleasure to hear from our guests, particularly if they take the trouble to write about ! Thank you so much Regards John

Cape Town Central, South Africa
Reviewed 6 June 2016

We stayed at the guesthouse for just one night when we were in the area for a wedding. Our room was spacious and comfortable. Our hosts were helpful and very welcoming. Breakfast was great...just a shame we couldn't stay longer

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Essenwood, Owner at Essenwood House, responded to this review

Thank you so much for writing about your stay with us, So glad that everything went well and hope to se you again sometime best wishes John

Johannesburg, South Africa
Reviewed 20 May 2016

Having spent 6 days at this delightful establishment, I can highly recommend both business travellers and visiting tourists to take the time to experience some old world colonial type settings, with huge, comfortable and clean rooms with all the required amenities. Great Wi-Fi, great ocean views, a beautiful garden and views onto the large swimming pool. Ample parking and most...

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Essenwood, Owner at Essenwood House, responded to this review

Thank you so much for writing about your stay with us. We are so glad that everything went well and that you enjoyed Florence's cooking! It is always great to hear nice things from our guests and your stay was exceptional!! Hope to see you and/ or your colleagues again With best wishes John

New York City, New York
Reviewed 14 May 2016

I had a delightful experience at Essenwood House. Lovey veranda, great views, wonderful service. Breakfast was delicious, and sitting outside overlooking the pool and the views was a great balm for this urban dweller. I am hoping to return.

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Essenwood, Owner at Essenwood House, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking the trouble to write about your stay with us. Very much appreciated and so glad that you enjoyed your visit ! We hope of course to see you again if you are visiting these parts! With best wishes John

Bethlehem, South Africa
Reviewed 12 May 2016 via mobile

Everything was so nice; I had a lovely room - the honeymoon suite, overlooking a colourful tree rich garden. Breakfast was good - especially the cheese board. If I may make a recommendation to the owners - I came in after dark every night and there were no lights on - the staircase to and the verandah in front of...

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Essenwood, Owner at Essenwood House, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking the time to write about your stay with us. Much appreciated, but so sorry about the lights, the staff are supposed to put a light on outside your room and unfortunately you did not tell me, otherwise they would have been fixed the next night. Anyway, great that you might visit us again, we...

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  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Wheelchair Access
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  • Family Rooms
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  • Business Centre with Internet Access
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 

Additional Information about Essenwood House

Address: 630 Stephen Dlamini Road | Berea, Durban 4001, South Africa
Region: South Africa > KwaZulu-Natal > Durban
Price Range: ₹ 4,318 - ₹ 9,795 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — Essenwood House 5*
Number of rooms: 6
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See which rooms travellers prefer

“Room #2 is excellent on ground floor.”
BryanSil, 2 Sep 2016 | Read review
“Room 4 is private and beautifully laid out. / room 2- lovely setting with great views onto pool and sea”
markhE5634MW, 20 May 2016 | Read review
“We stayed in 2 different rooms and both were fantastic so I think all rooms here are spacious, well equipped and very comfortable indeed.”
JennyB27, 27 Mar 2016 | Read review
“We had the ground floor room and family members had an upstairs room within the house. Magnificent views over the whole of Durban.”
CookieSA62, 26 Jan 2016 | Read review
“Ask for the first-floor room at the end, with the balcony. You will not be disappointed.”
Q5333HWjohnp, 15 Jan 2016 | Read review
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