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Essenwood House

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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.
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Property amenities
Free Parking
Breakfast included
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Airport Transportation
Laundry Service
Non-Smoking Hotel
Outdoor pool
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Air Conditioning
Family Rooms
Non-Smoking Rooms
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Great View
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A beautiful home set in the heart of the Berea. Comfortable accommodation, friendly service and a delicious breakfast. Safe and secure environment within easy access to restaurants and shops. Gracious and helpful hosts.
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A beautiful B & B with friendly people. My only real complaint would be the hourly chiming of the grand father clock which was extremely annoying and affected sleep quality. Also the room was not properly cleaned. The cupboard and under the desk.
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Essenwood House is our favourite B & B in Durban. Rooms are elegant, tastefully decorated with fresh flowers and fluffy towels. The location allows easy access to restaurants, beaches and the amenities of Durban
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Fine other than the DSTV was not functional. Please check the amenities prior to the guests arrival. The Garden Staff (Sweeping) were active too early in the morning and the rooms privacy was compromised during the early morning.
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The room was spacious with a huge bathroom and a well-stocked bar fridge. Great breakfast. Lovely hosts, friendly but not intrusive which I appreciated. Staff friendly & helpful. Felt like home! Loved!
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Hi, The Convention centre is too far to walk, about 10 minutes by car. Taxis available on requests. We have many guests staying here for Conferences, they all take taxis or have hired cars Regards John Chance
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Taxis available at 10 minutes notice 24 hours a day!! Just a phone call away Regards John Chance
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"Choose the rooms with city view, it gives view over the garden / pool area, with the city in a far distance. Lovely!"
"Room #2 is excellent on ground floor."
"Room 4 is private and beautifully laid out. / room 2- lovely setting with great views onto pool and sea"
"We stayed in 2 different rooms and both were fantastic so I think all rooms here are spacious, well equipped and very comfortable indeed."
"We had the ground floor room and family members had an upstairs room within the house. Magnificent views over the whole of Durban."
South AfricaKwaZulu-NatalDurban
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