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3 Wolfenden Grove Off Marriott Road Essenwood, Durban 4001 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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#3 of 326 B&Bs / Inns in Durban
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I know a place that feels like home..."Set high on the Durban Berea is the exclusive "Acorn B&B in Durban..." An oasis of calm and graciousness, with lush tropical gardens, sparkling pool, and interior comfort, decor and service of the highest international standards.... Whether you're having a refreshing dip in the pool, settling in with a good book under the thatch, or having a quiet drink with friends under the stars, "Acorn B&B in Durban" grounds are conducive to relaxation.We have facilities for outdoor dining as well as braais (barbecues). We are able to host small functions, from secluded high-level business gatherings to intimate cocktail parties. We wish you a pleasant stay and look forward to the pleasure of welcoming you again on your next trip! TARRIF: R725 single and R495 sharing Including Breakfast WE HAVE A GENERATOR AND FREE WIFI
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Free breakfast
Bicycle rental
Archery offsite
Car hire
Photo copier / fax In business centre
Secured parking
Wifi
Pool / beach towels
Swimming pool toys
Pool with view
Adult pool
Outdoor pool
Private pool
Shallow end in pool
Breakfast available
Complimentary Instant Coffee
Complimentary tea
Outdoor dining area
Bicycle tours
Bowling offsite
Canoeing offsite
Fishing
Squash offsite
Walking tours
Taxi service
BBQ facilities
Baggage storage
Concierge
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor furniture
Picnic area
Shared lounge / TV area
Sun deck
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun terrace
First aid kit
Umbrella
24-hour check-in
Express check-in / check-out
Clothes dryer
Laundry service
Washing machine
Ironing service
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Room features
Allergy-free room
Blackout curtains
Air conditioning
Desk
Housekeeping
Coffee / tea maker
Flatscreen TV
Walk-in shower
Soundproof rooms
Safe
Seating area
Wardrobe / wardrobe
Clothes rack
Iron
Private bathrooms
Tile / marble floor
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Microwave
Refrigerator
Electric kettle
Radio
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Pool view
Non-smoking rooms
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Mid-range
Quaint
Languages Spoken
English, Afrikaans, Xhosa, Zulu
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Zikisa Mbaza wrote a review Jul 2022
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Don Atkinson and Barbara are outstanding hosts!! They are quite accomodative. Don has dad jokes for days. Rooms are well kept, clean and inviting. They make it easy for one to stay and be comfortable in their space. Thank you Don and Barbara.
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Date of stay: July 2022Trip type: Travelled on business
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Responded 2 weeks ago
Thank you very much for you very quick positive review. We enjoyed hosting you Ziks. Hope to host you again in the near future.
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JethroHowell wrote a review Jul 2022
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Thanks to the kind hospitality of our Host and the added benefit of the beautiful scenery as well as an excellent start to my day every morning with a smiley breakfast I had an amazing time staying at the Acorn B&B and will definitely recommend to friends and family to stay there if they ever find themselves traveling that side of durban.
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Date of stay: July 2022
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Ntobeko Cele wrote a review Jun 2022
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Absolutely incredible hosts. It’s safe and the rooms are clean. The hosts are friendly and polite. They were willing to help me with whatever I needed even if it wasn’t related to their b&b. Thank you for the excellent stay.
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Date of stay: June 2022Trip type: Travelled solo
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Response from DON ATKINSON, Owner at Acorn B&B in Durban
Responded 07 Jul 2022
Super pleased that enjoyed your stay at Acorn. Thank you for taking the time to write this very positive review Hope to see you soon
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denniscpt wrote a review May 2022
Cape Town, South Africa2 contributions
Don and the team are absolutely amazing, am always finding myself at Acorn every time am in Durban. Rooms and bathroom are exceptionally clean, tidy, and very homely. Don and the team, keep up the good work.
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Date of stay: May 2022
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Response from DON ATKINSON, Owner at Acorn B&B in Durban
Responded 07 Jun 2022
Thank you Dennis, your visit is always appreciated and welcomed. The staff and I will keep up the standards, if not better
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trishen1989 wrote a review May 2022
Midrand, South Africa1 contribution
If you are looking for a well-located, cosy accommodation that is isolated from hustle and bustle, this place will be a great choice. The owner, Don, is a very accommodating host, who makes the stay a pleasant one. The facilities are well maintained. There are beautiful trees and bird-life adding to the serene atmosphere. Overall a good package for the price.
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Date of stay: April 2022
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Response from DON ATKINSON, Owner at Acorn B&B in Durban
Responded 07 Jun 2022
Thank you for your time and thoughts in this review. It`s with a lot of pride that I read this . Please come again
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martieriemer05 wrote a review Apr 2022
Perth, Australia1 contribution
So grateful that Acorn B&B was recommended to us. Don and his team went above and beyond to accommodate and ensure the comfort of their guests. My mom had a lovely 2 day visit and considered herself very spoilt in their care.
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Date of stay: April 2022
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Response from DON ATKINSON, Owner at Acorn B&B in Durban
Responded 15 Apr 2022
Your Mom was an absolute pleasure to host. Her serving people less fortunate than herself over many years deserves extra special attention. Welcome back anytime
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GM Steenkamp wrote a review Apr 2022
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Don is an amazing host. The rooms has rustic charms and is kept impeccable! Bathroom facilities in great condition and modern. Beautiful gardens and décor. Swimming pool and BBQ area available. Safe and secure parking. Location perfect. Although you are close to major routes, vehicle noise is almost zero, great after a long day working and for a good nights rest. One of the best places I have had the pleasure of spending in my travels. Thank you very much Don!
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Date of stay: March 2022
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Response from DON ATKINSON, Owner at Acorn B&B in Durban
Responded 02 Apr 2022
Thank you very much for your in-depth review. Your years of travel gives you the knowledge to notice important consideration's in saying " one of the best place I have had the pleasure of spending in my travels" The team and I are truly encouraged to try even harder.
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Veryhappyclient69 wrote a review Mar 2022
East London, South Africa1 contribution
Immaculate, clean, secure and convenient parking as well as a central location. This is a Classic Berea home with its high ceilings and wooden floors. Our host Don was extremely welcoming. A great place to stay. Close to woolies, coffee shops and many restaurants.
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Response from DON ATKINSON, Owner at Acorn B&B in Durban
Responded 31 Mar 2022
Thank you for your thoughtful time and effort in compiling this review. The home was built in 1925 with the Origan Pine floors We, the staff and I, really do look forward to your next visit
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curtleyngubane wrote a review Mar 2022
Durban, South Africa1 contribution
All round perfect stay, didn't want to leave, negotiating with Don, the host who does the most, a permanent stay plan. Wonderful, wonderful place. The rooms are well kept, love the history on the walls most importantly it is the meticulous attention to detail that makes Acorn a superb accommodation
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Response from DON ATKINSON, Owner at Acorn B&B in Durban
Responded 30 Mar 2022
Wow, thank you so much for your very thoughtful and positive review. The staff work very hard to satisfy our very valued guests. Please, come back soon.
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T2907AYkarinp wrote a review Mar 2022
Richards Bay, South Africa1 contribution
Location was ideal for us. Hubby had an operation. We where like 6 minutes away from the hospital. Room was very spacious and clean. Loved the view of the pool and garden area. Parking area was also safe to enter and exit. Many thanks
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PRICE RANGE
US$41 - US$43 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
South AfricaKwaZulu-NatalDurban
NUMBER OF ROOMS
6
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Frequently Asked Questions about Acorn B&B in Durban
Which popular attractions are close to Acorn B&B in Durban?
Nearby attractions include Durban Botanic Gardens (0.6 km), Hollywoodbets Greyville Racecourse (0.8 km), and African Art Centre (1.1 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Acorn B&B in Durban?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and a pool.
Which room amenities are available at Acorn B&B in Durban?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at Acorn B&B in Durban?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, barbeque facilities, and complimentary tea during their stay.
Is parking available at Acorn B&B in Durban?
Yes, free parking and secured parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Acorn B&B in Durban?
Conveniently located restaurants include Butcher Boys Florida Road, Joops Place, and Mozambik Morningside.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Acorn B&B in Durban?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Are any cleaning services offered at Acorn B&B in Durban?
Yes, laundry service and a clothes dryer are offered to guests.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Acorn B&B in Durban?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Afrikaans, Zulu, and Xhosa.
Are there any historical sites close to Acorn B&B in Durban?
Many travellers enjoy visiting The Old Fort (2.3 km).