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Summerhill Estate Culinary Retreat

9 Belvedale Road Cowies Hill, Durban 3610 South Africa
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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitised in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for guests in public areas
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Hand sanitiser available to guests & staff
  • Stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
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Updated 21/06/17 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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Updated 21/06/17 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.


#9 of 156 Speciality lodging in Durban
Summerhill Boutique Hotel - a culinary retreat with unpretentious vibes overlooking Durban and the Indian Ocean. Established in 1997 by Christine Richter, Summerhill has successfully accomplished a combination of casual ambience paired with professionalism in hospitality, Family owned and run The LivingRoom @ Summerhill Estate supper club showcases Durban's culinary diversity at an internationally recognised level. Top 20 Mercedes Benz Eat Out Awards 2019, coming in at number 13 in the country. Logistical strength: Nestled between Westville and Pinetown, we are in the centre of M7, M13, M19, N2 and N3. Secure: CCTV on- and off site monitoring, special access gate and night guard.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Bar / lounge
Board games / puzzles
Books, DVDs, music for children
Airport transportation
Secured parking
Pool / beach towels
Pool with view
Outdoor pool
Shallow end in pool
Fence around pool
Breakfast available
Breakfast in the room
Complimentary instant cofffee
Complimentary tea
Kids' meals
Outdoor dining area
Special diet menus
Wine / champagne
Children's playground
Kids' outdoor play equipment
Highchairs available
Conference facilities
Meeting rooms
Couples massage
Facial treatments
Foot massage
Full body massage
Hand massage
Head massage
Neck massage
Waxing services
24-hour security
BBQ facilities
Baggage storage
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor fireplace
Outdoor furniture
Shared lounge / TV area
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun terrace
24-hour check-in
Express check-in / check-out
Clothes dryer
Laundry service
Ironing service
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Room features
Allergy-free room
Blackout curtains
Air conditioning
Coffee / tea maker
Flatscreen TV
Extra long beds
Walk-in shower
Private balcony
Room service
Seating area
Bottled water
Clothes rack
Private bathrooms
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Electric kettle
Whirlpool bathtub
Bath / shower
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Room types
City view
Landmark view
Pool view
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
Good to know
Languages Spoken
English, French, Spanish, Afrikaans and 2 more
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Popular mentions
sbiyel208328 wrote a review Dec 2021
Pietermaritzburg, South Africa1 contribution
You won’t regret it. In fact, you’ll come back. If not for the stay, for the restaurant service. It’s clean, well equipped rooms and the restaurant has excellent service. The restaurant on its own deserves a 5 star.
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Date of stay: November 2021
Sleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled on business
Mark W wrote a review Oct 2021
Cologne, Germany8 contributions3 helpful votes
As a seasoned business traveller for over 30 years, I can honestly say that the Summerhill Estate is one of the finest places I´ve ever stayed at. The owners and staff are the friendliest people you can hope to meet. They take immense pride in their establishment and it shows. The rooms are delightful, everything is spotlessly clean, the service is excellent, the exterior setting of the garden & pool area is relaxing and well cared for and the interior designs with emphasis on African art and wood carvings is the ultimate word in class and great taste. Well done to the owners and staff for this absolute gem of a place.
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Date of stay: October 2021
Sleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled on business
dadurbanite wrote a review Sep 2021
Cape Town, South Africa4 contributions
Excellent food. We had the 7 course meal and chose our own drinks. The food was spectacular and so original. We will definitely be back again for another meal. Come hungry and with time to spare as it is 3.5 hour affair. Mozambican musician adds a wonderful atmosphere too!
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Date of stay: September 2021Trip type: Travelled with family
Evonne B wrote a review Aug 2021
Durban, South Africa13 contributions
Visiting The Livingroom at Summerhill is always a delight! Incredible combinations that burst with freshness and flavor. Each mouthful is a celebration of all things local; each scent perfectly complementing the next. The full tasting menu is certainly the way to go. As the menu changes regularly, you’ll be sure to taste a once-in-a-lifetime dish each time you visit. You’ll be spoilt for choice with an extensive and highly impressive wine list, expertly recommended according to your taste and variety preference. Warm ambience, beautiful handmade crockery, amazing food - dining Johannes, Johanna and Christine is always a pleasure. We look forward to visiting again (and again and again!) The Livingroom at Summerhill is an absolute MUST visit if you’re looking for fine dining at its finest. 5 stars every time.
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Date of stay: August 2021Trip type: Travelled with friends
franc0issmith wrote a review Aug 2021
1 contribution
Vry nice facility and really enjoyed it. The staff and management was very supprtive and friendle. will definately recommend them to other members. The other top point is their food. The rooms as nice and security on the premises
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Date of stay: August 2021
Sleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled on business
US$89 - US$114 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
South AfricaKwaZulu-NatalDurban
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Frequently Asked Questions about Summerhill Estate Culinary Retreat
Which popular attractions are close to Summerhill Estate Culinary Retreat?
Nearby attractions include Bonana Tours & Transfers (2.3 km), Pavillion Shopping Mall (4.8 km), and Paradise Valley Nature Reserve (0.6 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Summerhill Estate Culinary Retreat?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a pool, and an on-site restaurant.
Which room amenities are available at Summerhill Estate Culinary Retreat?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Summerhill Estate Culinary Retreat?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Summerhill Estate Culinary Retreat?
Yes, free parking and secured parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Summerhill Estate Culinary Retreat?
Conveniently located restaurants include Bellevue Cafe, Lupa Osteria, and The Hussar Grill Kloof.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Summerhill Estate Culinary Retreat?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Does Summerhill Estate Culinary Retreat have airport transportation?
Yes, Summerhill Estate Culinary Retreat offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are any cleaning services offered at Summerhill Estate Culinary Retreat?
Yes, laundry service and a clothes dryer are offered to guests.
Does Summerhill Estate Culinary Retreat offer any business services?
Yes, guests have access to meeting rooms and conference facilities during their stay.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Summerhill Estate Culinary Retreat?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Spanish, French, German, Afrikaans, and Zulu.