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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 27 March 2016

We sadly stayed only two nights at Essenwood House as there was no rooms available for a third night. Everything at Essenwood was of the highest quality. The rooms are very spacious, beautifully furnished in traditional style and a very thoughtfully stocked minibar is also provided. En suite bathrooms are of an equally high standard with both bath and separate...

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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. It is always god to hear feedback from our guests and any criticisms only make us try harder to make things perfect. Hope to see you again Best wishes John

Reviewed 13 March 2016 via mobile

I stayed at Essenwood House for 2 nights on business. The room was wonderful (and large!), with all business comforts - wi-fi, a good sized desk, room service dinner and quiet. Thanks to Florence, the housekeeper - your breakfasts and dinners were great and service very professional.

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We always welcome our business travellers as well of course all holidaymakers! Great to hear you enjoyed your stay with us and hope to see you again sometime Best wishes John

Stuttgart, Germany
Reviewed 3 March 2016

We stayed 4 days at this great location. The room was spacious, nice and with a lot of feeling decorated. Had a fridge, coffee/tee maker, TV in the room. The bathroom was spacious and had all the little things needed. The location is just perfect, close to downtown, to the restaurant area but also had the distance to the busy...

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Essenwood, Owner at Essenwood House, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking the trouble to comment on your visit to Essenwood House. Very much appreciated and so glad that you enjoyed your stay, Hope to see you again, best wishes John and Paddy

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 18 February 2016

Lovely property in a secluded and secure spot within easy reach of the city centre and local restaurants and amenities. We had a massive room with a balcony overlooking the pool and a distant view of the city and the ocean beyond which was stunning. The owners are very sociable and helpful, even gave us a lift to a local...

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Essenwood, Owner at Essenwood House, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your very kind review of your aty with us. We are so glad that you enjoyed your stay but sorry about the mozzie bites There is a spray in all the rooms to keep them at bay, maybe I forgot to show you, for which very sorry. Hope to see you again, best wishes John...

Johannesburg, South Africa
Reviewed 7 February 2016

My daughter and I stayed at this well situared bed and breakfast. The staff were friendly, the breakfast was good although more variety of the continental food would have been appreciated. The room was big and nicely decorated.

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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. Very much appreciated, although we are not sure what you expected as a continental breakfast. In France that consists of a croissant and coffee but we provide freshly make fruit salad and fresh baked croissants. Cold meats and or cheese board available if asked for, we do not...

Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
Reviewed 26 January 2016

We have used this B&B before and we delighted that we could again. The two rooms we hired were lovely and gracious and had everything we needed. The breakfasts are delightful and served by the cook who is a lovely lady and has been working there for the owners for many years. The hosts are gracious and discreet. The accommodations...

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Essenwood, Owner at Essenwood House, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your very kind review of your stay with us. Very much appreciated, we always enjoy having overseas guests with us and were so glad that everything came up to scratch. Hope to see you again sometime best wishes John and Paddy

Rhone-Alpes, France
Reviewed 15 January 2016

We stayed eight nights with John and Paddy and their fabulous staff at Essenwood House. For our family of five, (parents and three grown-up children) John booked us into the two rooms at the far end of the house from the car-park. As soon as we arrived from our nearly 24-trip from Lyon we were enchanted with the location, overlooking...

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Thank you so much for writing about your stay with us, We really enjoyed having you all here and were sorry to see you depart back to cold Europe. here hot and dry, but very busy which is great1 Hope to see you all again, Best wishes John

Amsterdam
Reviewed 11 January 2016 via mobile

I thought it would be helpful to everyone to clear up the 1 or 2 bad comments on here. John who owns the place is elderly and he is a bit old school. However his heart is the right place. He's not the most organised of men (I had to change room twice in 6 days and I booked a...

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Essenwood, Owner at Essenwood House, responded to this review

Thank you so much for the very king things you had to say about your stay, Your booking mistakes were not due to my "old age' but a new booking system that went on the blink. happily we managed to fit you in and it was very good of you not to complain- which I am afraid some people seem...

Bury St. Edmunds
Reviewed 5 January 2016

Great position as it is so close to everything and in a nice neighbourhood. Very comfortable bed and nice breakfast in excellent surroundings and lovely garden. Paddy and John were very helpful with restaurants etc. I will definitely stay here again when next visiting Durban. Bonus was England won the test match as well.

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Many thanks for your very kind message about your stay, So glad for you that England thumped us at cricket- we should go and play rounders!! Hope the rest of your stay successful best wishes Joh

unguidedmissal
Reviewed 31 December 2015

We spent four nights here in room 5 (I believe). From our shady, cool balcony we had a lovely view of the gardens and pool below and Durban and the Indian Ocean beyond. The room was large and comfortable with a huge bathroom and room-sized shower. I gather the place is quite family friendly as the pool was always full...

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So glad that you enjoyed your stay with us as much as we enjoyed having you with us. Always a pleasure to hear from our guests, even with the occasional criticism, which keeps us on our toes! Hope to ee you again best wishes john

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
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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: ₹ 5,039 - ₹ 9,620 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — Essenwood House 5*
Number of rooms: 6
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“Room #2 is excellent on ground floor.”
 of 5 bubbles 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”
 of 5 bubbles 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.”
 of 5 bubbles 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.”
 of 5 bubbles CookieSA62, 26 Jan 2016 | Read review
“Ask for the first-floor room at the end, with the balcony. You will not be disappointed.”
 of 5 bubbles Q5333HWjohnp, 15 Jan 2016 | Read review
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