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Essenwood House

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“b b”(30 reviews)
“lovely hosts”(4 reviews)
“huge bathroom”(5 reviews)
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5.0 Star Hotel
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All reviewsb blovely hostshuge bathroomspacious roomslovely place to staywould definitely stay here againthe ground floorconvenient locationvery pleasant staybreakfast was excellenthome away from homeyogurtpaddybereaverandacolonialmosquitoes
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Reviewed 14 February 2014

This is this best place ever to stay if you're in Durban. So close to town and all the lovely restaurants and yet so secluded and quiet you could be in the middle of the country. Our room was a beautiful , cool , large...More

Thank Annie C
Response from Essenwood, Owner at Essenwood HouseResponded 20 February 2014

Dear Annie, Thank you so much for your very kind review, which is of course much appreciated. We look forward to seeing you again soon after your stay at the beach, hope it has been as nice! best wishes and again many thanks John

Reviewed 3 February 2014

Spent 3 nights at Essenwood House but wish we could have stayed longer. John is a wonderful host and is more than happy to help with reservations for onward journeys. Our room was delightful, very spacious and very comfortable. Good location and no trouble getting...More

Thank Sandra J
Response from Essenwood, Owner at Essenwood HouseResponded 5 February 2014

So glad that you enjoyed your stay with us. It is always a pleasure when we have guests who are appreciative of what we try to do for them and you were obviously two of them! Many thanks and hope to se you again, Best...More

Reviewed 1 February 2014

This was our second stay at Essenwood House. We stayed here a few years back and enjoyed it so much we returned for our 10 day holiday this year. Our beautiful room felt spacious and included its own private balcony overlooking the gorgeous garden and...More

Thank Michelle D
Response from Essenwood, Owner at Essenwood HouseResponded 5 February 2014

Thank you so much for your very generous review of your stay with us, We were very sorry to see you leave and obviously so pleased that you enjoyed your stay and everything worked out fine for you, We hope to see you again sometime...More

Reviewed 29 January 2014

Comfortable, well equipped, excellent and friendly staff, lovely garden and pool. The house is very well located. I would definitely stay here again. Suitable for families or people staying on their own.More

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Response from Essenwood, Owner at Essenwood HouseResponded 1 February 2014

Thank you so much for writing about your stay with us. We are of course very pleased that you enjoyed your visit and wish it could have been longer. I only hope that the "sleep" was not caused by our beds, which all our guests...More

Reviewed 28 January 2014

I fell in love with the house the moment I saw it, and what I saw is what we got. A very beautiful room with a lovely view over Durban and the sea. John was very helpful in advising restaurants and a tour guide. He...More

Thank Frajonie
Response from Essenwood, Owner at Essenwood HouseResponded 1 February 2014

What a pleasure to receive such a lovely review. It makes all the hard work worthwhile, particularly when we have such charming guests which it is a pleasure to help organise their stay. We do of course hope to see them again sometime, in the...More

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Pool
Free Parking
Breakfast included
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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Free Parking
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US$ 91 - US$ 131 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Non-Smoking Rooms, Family Rooms
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Price range
US$ 91 - US$ 131 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel class
Room types
Non-Smoking Rooms, Family Rooms
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Gaia A
24 July 2015|
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Response from Essenwood | Property representative |
Hi, The Convention centre is too far to walk, about 10 minutes by car. Taxis available on requests. We have many guests staying here for Conferences, they all take taxis or have hired cars Regards John Chance
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Taxis available at 10 minutes notice 24 hours a day!! Just a phone call away Regards John Chance
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"Choose the rooms with city view, it gives view over the garden / pool area, with the city in a far distance..."
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"Room #2 is excellent on ground floor."
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"Room 4 is private and beautifully laid out. / room 2- lovely setting with great views onto pool and sea"
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"We stayed in 2 different rooms and both were fantastic so I think all rooms here are spacious, well equipped..."
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