“In the safe hands of current owners since 1996, this gorgeous 1920s property underwent a two-year renovation process. Today Essenwood House is so much more than just a B&B. Behind its salmon pink façade are six uniquely decorated rooms, four of which include private terraces and verandahs. Decorated in a cosy, homely style they all feature large bathrooms with separate bath and shower units. Little extras such as tea and coffee making facilities plus fruit baskets are a welcome addition. A sumptuous breakfast of locally produced foods is included in the rate whilst dinner can be arranged on request. Town can be viewed from a sun dappled tropical garden and is but a short drive away – but you’ll probably find yourself more drawn to the pool!”
“Why do people love staying in your hotel?
People love coming here as it is completely quiet, no traffic noise. Also very large bedrooms and bathrooms and a tropical garden with large pool. We have been open 17 years so get a lot or repeat visitors.
In addition plenty of off street parking and completely secure, something quite important in this violent continent!!
What is there to do in the area?
Durban has many attractions:, great beaches, surfing etc. Botanical Garden, Marine wonderland with 4th biggest aquarium in the world, two large football and rugby stadiums, great Conference centre with the Southern Hemispheres largest Convention centre. Golf, six major courses Africa’s biggest port.
What kind of breakfast do you offer?
We offer a large menu for breakfast, almost anything guests require. Our breakfasts are always mentioned in Guests Reviews, so must be quite good!
Do you offer other meals? And can you recommend good places to eat out locally?
Dinner on request. We do not have a menu and cook whatever the guests request, must be booked by breakfast time on day required.
Durban has great number of restaurants, from take-away to gourmet cooking. Famous for Indian Curries and sea food.
Which are your most popular room types, and why?
All our rooms are graded as “luxury” four have their own private balconies/verandas overlooking the garden and city and ocean.
What facilities do you have for children and can you fit extra beds in your rooms ?
Extra bed is possible. No particular facilities for children other than the pool.
What message would you like to give Hotel Guru readers?
Come and visit us, but try and book well in advance.”