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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 February 2014

This was our second stay at Essenwood House. We stayed here a few years back and enjoyed it so much we returned for our 10 day holiday this year. Our beautiful room felt spacious and included its own private balcony overlooking the gorgeous garden and pool. The view from our room and balcony was simply stunning due to Essenwood Road's...

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Essenwood, Owner at Essenwood House, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your very generous review of your stay with us, We were very sorry to see you leave and obviously so pleased that you enjoyed your stay and everything worked out fine for you, We hope to see you again sometime before too long best wishes John chance

London
Reviewed 30 January 2014

Comfortable, well equipped, excellent and friendly staff, lovely garden and pool. The house is very well located. I would definitely stay here again. Suitable for families or people staying on their own.

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Essenwood, Owner at Essenwood House, responded to this review

Thank you so much for writing about your stay with us. We are of course very pleased that you enjoyed your visit and wish it could have been longer. I only hope that the "sleep" was not caused by our beds, which all our guests usually say are so comfortable. maybe the birds waking you early, hope it was not...

Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Reviewed 28 January 2014

I fell in love with the house the moment I saw it, and what I saw is what we got. A very beautiful room with a lovely view over Durban and the sea. John was very helpful in advising restaurants and a tour guide. He also promised to pay our diner if we didn't like the restaurant. Well, that was...

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Essenwood, Owner at Essenwood House, responded to this review

What a pleasure to receive such a lovely review. It makes all the hard work worthwhile, particularly when we have such charming guests which it is a pleasure to help organise their stay. We do of course hope to see them again sometime, in the meantime, makes me feel very good today! Best wishes John chance

Reviewed 19 January 2014

We visit Durban about once a year and always stay at Essenwood House. It is a secure home from home where we can come and go as we please, the staff are really nice and the excellent breakfast lasts us the whole day. The house/rooms are looking a little tired these days but this is more than made up by...

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Essenwood, Owner at Essenwood House, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your very kind review. Obviously we are disturbed that you found some things looking a bit "tired', often when you see things every day one does not notice what needs re-vamping, but hopefully you will let m know what it was and we will definitely have it renewed before your next visit with us. We...

Montreal, Quebec
Reviewed 14 January 2014

I stayed two nights with three friends at Essenwood House in January 2014 and we would very gladly go back anytime when we are in the Durban area. This is an all colonial house with a wonderfully warm and personal decoration. One feels immediately at home. The rooms are quite large, perfectly appointed with all the amenities one can expect....

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Essenwood, Owner at Essenwood House, responded to this review

How nice to receive such a lovely review of your stay. It is always a pleasure when our guests have enjoyed our hospitality and makes all the hard work worthwhile. Thank you so much, I do hope we might see you again sometime, it was great to meet with you , best wishes John Chance

Toronto, Canada
Reviewed 9 December 2013

My wife, 1 1/2 year-old daughter and I stayed at Essenwood House in late November over two days. John played the part of host extremely well, welcoming us upon our entry and providing recommendations as well as planning for sightseeing. The rooms and grounds are indeed beautiful and were somewhat of a sanctuary for our family. Breakfast was fantastic. Fantastic...

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Essenwood, Owner at Essenwood House, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your kind review of your stay with us. It is always very heartening for us when guests have enjoyed their stay here and makes all the hard work worthwhile, We hope to see you here again, so much to see, so little time!! best wishe, John chance

Nashville
Reviewed 6 December 2013

This is a wonderful guest house, with large rooms, stunning landscaping, charming owners and staff, and a safe location. The rooms are large, and mine included a nice large tub in the bathroom as well. The free wifi in the rooms was also quite convenient, as was the in room mini-bar with snacks, water, drinks, etc. The landscaping around the...

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Essenwood, Owner at Essenwood House, responded to this review

Thank you so much for the very kind things you had to say about your stay here. It is always good for us when our guests have had a pleasant stay and makes all the hard work worthwhile. So glad that you enjoyed the garden and the dogs, getting old like you said but totally friendly to everyone! best wishes,...

Hong Kong
Reviewed 19 November 2013

I always enjoy my stays at Essenwood House. It is a well run, lovely establishment that is centrally located and accessible to the main routes into and out of Durban. Very good value for money. If you find a shortcoming, just tell John or his able team and it will be taken care of.

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Essenwood, Owner at Essenwood House, responded to this review

Thank you so much for yor very kind remarks about your stay with us. It is always a pleasure to hear that our guests have enjoyed their stay and we hope to see you again sometime if you are in this part of the world, many thanks, once again,. best wishes John

Cape Town
Reviewed 2 November 2013

Beautiful old house and gardens with stunning views across Durban. Room size enormous with very good room facilities! Lovely helpful staff. Cleanliness acceptable, but room for improvement. Noise unfortunately travels up the stairs and around the property a fair amount. Good value for money all-in-all.

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Essenwood, Owner at Essenwood House, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your very kind review. We always appreciate honesty in these reviews, but appreciate it even more if the guests tell us exactly what was not up to their expectation. We try and keep the place immaculate and look after our guests to the best of our ability, but unfortunately we are not perfect and occasionally...

Turin, Italy
Reviewed 14 October 2013

I and my husband were there in Essenwood house last summer and it was wonderful! the house is very beautiful, the room big and plenty of charme . The owner, Sir George, is very kind and friendly!!!. We were like at home! We would like to come back and stay longer. Simona and Mario from Italy

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So glad to get your review, thank you so much. We hope that all your travels were enjoyable and of course hope to see you again sometime here at Essenwood, All best wishes, John and paddy

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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: $105 - $203 (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.”
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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 and very comfortable indeed.”
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“We had the ground floor room and family members had an upstairs room within the house. Magnificent views over the whole of Durban.”
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