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    Essenwood House

    630 Stephen Dlamini Road | Berea, Durban 4001, South Africa
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    Reviewed 6 May 2014

    Booked two nights during march but stayed five nights In two very large and spacious rooms. Try for an upstairs room as they offer great Views of Durban. John is an extremely good host and can offer great recommendations for the local restaurants. Butchers boys...More

    Thank Peteweston
    Response from Essenwood, Owner at Essenwood HouseResponded 17 May 2014

    So glad that you enjoyed your stays with us. Sorry about the reception, there are a few blind spots in the house which we have rectified! Always good to hear from our guests, good as well as bad, luckily most guests seem to enjoy their...More

    Reviewed 4 May 2014

    I had the chance to stay in this guest house for 2 weeks and I found it really nice. Beautiful rooms, garden and people. Friendly and always ready to try to meet your needs. The English breakfast in the garden is unforgettable. Recommended!

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    Thank Eugenio M
    Response from Essenwood, Owner at Essenwood HouseResponded 6 May 2014

    We did enjoy having you to stay and are glad that everything worked out well for you. We look forward to your long stay next week and will make everything as comfortable as we are able during your stay with us. best wishes. John Chance

    Reviewed 3 May 2014

    Stayed 3-nights at Essenwood House and wow what a great place. From pre-booking via email to my arrival, and the stay itself, the owners John and Paddy made me feel very welcome. I totally felt at home immediately. The room was a large, very spacious,...More

    Thank travelplansr
    Response from Essenwood, Owner at Essenwood HouseResponded 4 May 2014

    Wow, that was a great review, it make it all worthwhile to receive such lovely remarks, thank you so much. Obviously we hope to see you again, nothing is too much trouble, we both really enjoy looking after our guests and when we hear from...More

    Reviewed 28 April 2014

    My wife and I recently spent 3 nights at Essenwood House, and it was a lovely experience in so many ways. The owners, John and Paddy, made us feel very welcome, our room was large, beautifully clean and comfortable, and the location was just just...More

    Thank Staveley F
    Response from Essenwood, Owner at Essenwood HouseResponded 4 May 2014

    Thank you so much for your very kind review, which I have only just seen! It is always great for us to find that our guests have enjoyed their stay and hope that it will encourage them to come again! Once again, Thank you so...More

    Reviewed 26 April 2014

    My wife and I have stayed at Essenwood House three times now, and every time has been wonderful. The house is beautiful and the location perfect, but the main attraction for us as been the welcome afforded us by the home's owners John and Paddy....More

    Thank nopolony
    Response from Essenwood, Owner at Essenwood HouseResponded 4 May 2014

    Thank you so much for your very kind review. We are so lucky to only have really nice people who come and stay here which makes looking after you all worthwhile when appreciated like this, Once again, many thanks, John chance

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    Amenities
    • Top amenities
    • Pool
    • Free Parking
    • Breakfast included
    • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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    • Free Parking
    • Breakfast included
    • Laundry Service
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    • Air Conditioning
    • Things to do
    • Pool
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    • Price range
    • US$71 - US$105 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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    • Non-Smoking Rooms ,
    • Family Rooms
    • Number of rooms
    • 6
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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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    "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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    "We had the ground floor room and family members had an upstairs room within the house. Magnificent views..."
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