We were in Durban in september 2010. We didn’t want to make the typical touristic south africa trip, so we decided to organise our trip by ourselves.
By accident, we found that beautiful place called „Botany Bay“. The first time we entered, we could see that the owners have an exquisite taste in furnishing and decorating. Everything seemed so unique. Later we found out that the owner was travelling quite a lot around Africa. All the little decorations, like masks and so on, he brought from this trips and placed it in the B&B.
Botany Bay is very clean and neat. From the bathroom to the kitchen. We couldn’t find anything regarding cleanliness that was disturbing, quite the opposite.
We were very happy to have the possibility to use the kitchen to cook ourselves dinner in the evening. The kitchen is well equipped.
The owners were very helpful. Whenever we needed help, they were very open and kind. But we also appreciated that we had our privacy and weren’t disturbed at all during our stay.
Every single room is very nicely furnished and unique.
In the evenings it was beautiful to sit outside by the pool and just enjoy the night.
Botany Bay is close to the Musgrave Centre. Musgrave Centre is a popular shopping mall, with lots of restaurants, bars, shops and a cinema.
Just opposite the street of Botany Bay there are the Botanical Gardens. A must-go.
All in all we were very satisfied with Botany Bay. It is a great accomodation for everyone who likes it a little unique, cosy and personally. Look at the pics, so that you know what we mean.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Botany Bay Lodge was built in 1921 and has been lovingly restored to its former glory by the owners Wayne And Stacy.Botany Bay Lodge offers friendly, relaxed accommodation with an afro-colonial setting, situated right next to the famous Botanical Gardens on Durban's lush suburb - the Berea - not far from shopping centres, cinemas, good restaurants and take-aways.Minutes from Durban City Centre.We are only 5 minutes from the city centre, International Conference Centre and beaches and the soccer, cricket and rugby stadiums.Our lodge has four en-suite bedrooms with fans and air conditioners for those balmy Durban evenings. Our rooms are all equipped with coffee/tea facilities, TV’s, overhead fans, safes and have ample cupboard space. Our top quality mattresses ensure you a restful night’s sleep. Our linen is new and of good quality. We provide towels, soap and shampoo. We offer wireless internet access to check emails for those guests with their own laptops. We do offer fax/ telephone facilities on request. We also offer safe off-street parking, pool bar, laundry / maid service and a fully fitted communal kitchen and braai area for your self catering requirements.Our pool is set in tranquil, lush, tropical surroundings and you will find it very difficult not to unwind and take a well-deserved break. Our bar has a fridge where you may chill your drinks.There are telephone and fax facilities on request, a comfortable, relaxing lounge and lots of information available for tours / safaris, activities, car hire, etc. ... more less
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