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Pretoria, South Africa
Reviewed 11 January 2017

We received a warm welcome from owners.they are so humble and understanding.breakfast prepared by very lovely staff and on always on time. We so much felt at home.we wil use the hotel always when we go to Durban.

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Essenwood, Owner at Essenwood House, responded to this review

Thank you so much for writing about your stay with us, It is always a pleasure to have guests who have enjoyed their stay and we much appreciate it! Once again Many thanks and we hope to see you again Regards Joh and Paddy

Chicago, Illinois
Reviewed 27 December 2016

Beautiful Edwardian house with spacious rooms overlooking a lovely garden. Easy access to Musgrave road stores via a longish walk or Uber; beaches and uShaka village are close as well. We really enjoyed our stay here.

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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. We always appreciate it when guests write about their stay and always pleased to hear that all went well! Hope to see you again best wishes John and paddy

Ramsgate, South Africa
Reviewed 23 December 2016

We were only able to stay one night but we were very happy with the accommodation. Lovely clean room and charming hosts. Breakfast was excellent. When we travel to Durban again we will definitely choose them again

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Thank you so much for taking the trouble to write about your stay with us. It is very much appreciated and we are glad that all went well! Look forward to seeing you again best wishes John and Paddy

Cape Town Central, South Africa
Reviewed 22 November 2016

We loved Essenwood House! Huge gorgeous old house, beautiful bedroom, lovely view of Durban and the garden, hosts were friendly but unobtrusive, good breakfast, convenient location... I will definitely always try to stay there when I'm in Durban.

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Thank you so much for writing about yor stay with us. We are so glad that you enjoyd your visit and hope to see you here again! Once again many thanks best wishes John and Paddy

Reviewed 29 October 2016 via mobile

We only you had 1 night to spend in Durban on our travels and we're very thankful we stayed here. This was a lovely British Colonial style home with a pool in the back. We stayed in the upper room with a veranda overlooking Durban & the ocean. We had an issue with our cab driver knowing where the restaurant...

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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. It was a pleasure to meet with you and I am sorry about the cab driver, but glad that I could be of a little assistance!! Hope to see you again best wishes John

Rome, New York
Reviewed 24 October 2016

Very nice hosts. Very good location in leafy and classy area of town , overlooking Durban and with easy access to the city centre. Very good accomodation with spacious rooms and bathrooms. Nice colonial property : much better than it looks like in the pictures.

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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, We are so glad that it turned out better than you expected and it is always good to hear from our guests! Hope to see you again best wishes John

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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Essenwood, Owner at Essenwood House, responded to this review

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 2 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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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

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
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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: €65 - €106 (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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