Excellent 8.7
Based on 6 reviews

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About Essenwood House


Designed for both business and leisure travel, Essenwood House is ideally situated in Berea; one of the city's most popular locales. From here, guests can enjoy easy access to all that the lively city has to offer. With the city's main attractions such as Consulate of Finland, The Campbell Collections, Campbell Collections within close reach, visitors to the hotel will just love its location.

Offering hotel guests superior services and a broad range of amenities, Essenwood House is committed to ensuring that your stay is as comfortable as possible. A selection of top-class facilities such as daily housekeeping, free Wi-Fi in all rooms, fax machine, photocopying, printer can be enjoyed at the hotel.

Experience high quality room facilities during your stay here. Some rooms include television LCD/plasma screen, towels, internet access – wireless, internet access – wireless (complimentary), non smoking rooms, provided to help guests recharge after a long day. The hotel's recreational facilities, which include outdoor pool, garden are designed for escape and relaxation. Essenwood House is a smart choice for travelers to Durban, offering a relaxed and hassle-free stay every time.
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  • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms
  • Wi-Fi in public areas


  • Taxi service
  • Car park
  • Airport transfer
  • Rental car

Swimming & soaking

  • Swimming pool [outdoor]

Food & beverage

  • Restaurant(s)


  • Pets allowed

Cleaning services

  • Daily housekeeping
  • Laundry service

Guest services

  • Luggage storage
  • Tours
  • Concierge

On-site facilities

  • Garden
  • Smoking area

Health and security

  • Safety deposit boxes

Business & money services

  • Photocopying
  • Fax machine
  • Printer

Languages spoken

  • English
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Child and extra bed policy
Children 0-12 year(s) Stay for free if using existing bedding.
  • Extra beds are dependent on the room you choose, please check the individual room capacity for more details.
When booking more than 5 rooms, different policies and additional supplements may apply.
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Useful info

Check-In From: 2:00 PM
Check-Out Until: 10:00 AM
Distance from City Center: 5.0 Km
Distance to Airport: 20. Km
Internet Usage Fee: 00 ZAR
Non-Smoking Rooms / Floors: Yes
Number of Floors: 2
Number of Rooms : 7
Parking Fee (per day): 00 ZAR
Room Voltage: 220
Time to Airport (Minutes): 35
Year Hotel Built: 1924
Year Hotel Last Renovated: 2013
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Recent customer comments

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  • Hotel Condition/Cleanliness 8.3
  • Facilities 10.0
  • Location 8.3
  • Room Comfort/Standard 8.0
  • Service 9.7
  • Value for Money 8.7
  • Food/Dining 8.8
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jodi K. from United States
Stayed one night in September 2014
A haven!
Breakfast flexibility of owner and the backyard.
The owner waited up for us to let us in. Our plane was a few hours late so we didn't get in until almost midnight. We had an enjoyable breakfast in the morning.
Reviewed October 06, 2014

J N. from South Africa
Business travelers
Stayed one night in September 2013
Good accommodation in good area
The view; the proprietors; the room
The visit to Essenwood House was much too brief! Paddy and John are fantastic, really fantastic hosts and they ensure that the establishment provides a good experience. I would recommend Essenwood House highly and I have already moved it to the top of my list of establishments in Durban.
Reviewed October 09, 2013

Cindy M. from South Africa
Stayed 2 nights in July 2013
Very friendly and attentive staff
Beautiful gardens and friendly staff
We appreciated and compliment the friendly staff, but the room was certainly not indicative of 5 stars.
Reviewed July 10, 2013

Francis S. from France
Families with older children
Stayed 2 nights in August 2016
Séjour en famille à Essenwood House
Bon séjour dans cette très belle demeure coloniale bien située sur les hauteurs de Durban, tenue par un couple très agréable et très serviable; nous avons été ravis du cadre, de l'accueil et du service.
Reviewed August 08, 2016

Jens T. from Germany
Stayed one night in October 2014
schönes Haus in guter Lage
Haus, Garten, Personal und Landlord
Man fühlte sich gleich zu Hause. Sehr schönes Haus in zentraler Lage. Nur wenige Fahrminuten nach downtown oder zu Restaurants
Reviewed October 28, 2014

Benjamin M. from Germany
Stayed 2 nights in September 2014
Sehr gute und nette Unterkunft in Durban
Aussicht, Gastgeber, Frühstücken
Reviewed September 22, 2014


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