Excellent 8.7
Based on 5 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
  • car hire

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

Payment types accepted for services

  • Visa
  • MasterCard

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 policy 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 8.0
  • Location 8.4
  • Room Comfort/Standard 8.0
  • Service 10.0
  • Value for Money 8.8
  • Food/Dining 8.8

jodi K.
United States
October 06, 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.

J N.
South Africa
October 09, 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.

Cindy M.
South Africa
July 10, 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.

Jens T.
October 28, 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

Benjamin M.
September 22, 2014
Sehr gute und nette Unterkunft in Durban
Aussicht, Gastgeber, Frühstücken