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Royal Tunbridge Wells, United Kingdom
Reviewed 7 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 and the nearby Italian were our favourite. All in all excellent accommodation at a very...

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Essenwood, Owner at Essenwood House, responded to this review

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 stay with us which is very gratifying Best wishes, John chance

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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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

Indian Shores, Florida
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, high ceiling property with a huge bathroom (separate tub and shower) and a wonderful balcony...

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Essenwood, Owner at Essenwood House, responded to this review

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 them like this, makes our day! best wishes, John Chance

Sunbury, United Kingdom
Reviewed 29 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 right - close to everything we wanted to do in Durban, and yet not too...

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Essenwood, Owner at Essenwood House, responded to this review

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 much, John chance

Cape Town Central, South Africa
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. We are a (relatively) young couple from Cape Town via England who have two young...

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Essenwood, Owner at Essenwood House, responded to this review

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

Schmiedrued-walde
Reviewed 19 April 2014

My husband and I recently spent 12 nights in Essenwood House and highly recommend this immaculate B&B. The location is very practical, you can reach the beaches and all the major Highways within minutes. Our hosts made every effort to make us feel comfortable and welcome. We had a beautiful, large room on the first floor, it was worth the...

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Essenwood, Owner at Essenwood House, responded to this review

We are so glad that you enjoyed your stay with us, thank you so much for your kind words which makes all the hard work worthwhile. Hope to see you again, best wishes John chance

Cape St Francis, South Africa
Reviewed 18 April 2014

On a recent trip to Durban we stayed at the Essenwood. From the time we booked, I knew that this was something special: The instructions to get there or whether we need a "Pick up?"; The welcome and personal guided tour of the room with a proper introduction to all the facilities; The advice as far as eating out and...

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Essenwood, Owner at Essenwood House, responded to this review

What a very kind review, much appreciated by both paddy and I. We always try and look after our guests and when they write such nice things it makes it all worthwhile, With best wishes, John and paddy

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 18 March 2014

Wow, what a great B&B with fabulous hosts! We stayed at Essenwood for 2 nights and were very impressed with the property and Paddy and John were very friendly and helpful to us and our friends. The rooms are big and very comfortable. If you are looking for a quiet, well-run and well-located place to stay in Durban, you can't...

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Essenwood, Owner at Essenwood House, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your recommendation, which makes it all worthwhile! Hope to see you again sometime, With best wishes. John and paddy

Chester, United Kingdom
Reviewed 10 March 2014 via mobile

This guest house is beautiful, John welcomed us and we felt at home very quickly. We stayed for one night , our room was very well decorated, comfortable bed, efficient air conditioning (can't be underestimated), lovely bathroom and toiletries. Our friends stayed in the room with the balcony and the view on Durban is great. John was very helpful with...

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Essenwood, Owner at Essenwood House, responded to this review

So glad that you enjoyed your stay with us, when we hear from our guests that everything went well it makes it all worthwhile, Hope to see you again, best wishes, John and paddy

Hamburg, Germany
Reviewed 24 February 2014

One of the best places to stay. This guesthouse is equipped with everything you need for a perfect time in or around Durban. In addition the great service completed the wonderful visit in South Africa. Many thanks for that

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So glad that you enjoyed your stay with us and that all went well, Obviously we hope to see you or your friends here sometime in the future, With best wishes John and paddy

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  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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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: $92 - $208 (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.”
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”
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.”
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.”
CookieSA62, 26 Jan 2016 | Read review
“Ask for the first-floor room at the end, with the balcony. You will not be disappointed.”
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