Essenwood House - Berea Guest House Accommodation in Durban

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  • Property TypeGuest House/B&B
  • Guests14
  • Rooms/Units7

Essenwood House is a highly recommended Berea Bed & Breakfast providing accommodation in 7 guest rooms for tourists visiting the Durban region.

About Essenwood House

Essenwood House offers the corporate or vacationing guest all the luxuries of a five star hotel, yet still maintains a private home atmosphere in gracious surroundings, with as much privacy as required. No traffic or noise except for the birds which will wake one in the morning.

Essenwood House offers The Ultimate in Elegant Guest House Accommodation in Durban to both the corporate or leisure guest. Essenwood House offers all the comforts of a magnificent Edwardian private home. Set in a tropical garden, peace and quiet yet minutes away from the city, shopping malls, restaurants, Convention centre and the beaches. Large pool, secure parking in the grounds.


Essenwood House offers Magnificent views over the City and Indian Ocean. Large pool in tropical garden. Close to City, Shopping Malls, Beaches, Convention Centre and restaurants and with easy access to both North and South Coast and Drakensberg mountains.


Essenwood House has seven luxurious en-suite bedrooms, some facing both the City and Indian Ocean. Four suites have their own private verandas and entrances.

All rooms are air conditioned, have individual private telephones, Satellite Television, alarm clock radios, fully stocked bar fridges, tea and coffee making facilities and fresh flowers, fruit and newspapers are supplied daily.


Superb breakfasts, either full English or Continental with menu changing daily. Dinner is available on request.

Features you'll appreciate

providedonly in some rooms

In Room / Unit

  • Additional bed / mattress
  • Air-conditioning
  • Area information booklet
  • Bar fridge
  • Bathrobes
  • Bathroom (en-suite)
  • Bathroom towels supplied
  • Beach towels supplied
  • Bed linen supplied
  • Clock radio
  • Complimentary toiletries
  • Desk
  • Disabled equipped
  • Hairdryer
  • Heater(s)
  • International plug point(s)
  • Internet connection (ADSL)
  • Internet connection (wireless)
  • Patio / verandah / balcony
  • Safe for valuables
  • Smoking: not allowed
  • Tea and coffee facilities
  • Telephone (direct dial)
  • Television (with M-Net)
  • Television (with satellite)

On Site

  • Air-conditioning
  • Complimentary newspapers
  • Garden(s)
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Laundry service
  • Parking (off street)
  • Reception (business hours)
  • Safe deposit box (reception)
  • Security (alarm system)
  • Security (guard)
  • Smoking: in demarcated areas
  • Smoking: none indoors
  • Swimming pool
  • Wake up calls
  • Wheelchair access

Food & Drink

  • Bar (honesty bar)
  • Complimentary tea / coffee
  • Restaurant / dining room


  • Free Wi-Fi


  • Airport transfers
  • Other transfers available
  • Tour assistance

Rooms & Rates

Select your check-in and check-out dates to view availability and the rates applicable.

Luxury Double Rooms

Luxury Double Rooms

Qty: 7
Sleeps: 2 guests (max 2 adults)
Children: are allowed in this room type

Guest Reviews

1 Review from travellers. All reviews are verified.

Verified reviewexcellent

Essenwood House is a sub-tropical Colonial era paradise. It has lovely views, extremely tranquil and for South Africa it is very safe. From a security aspect you are better off here than in any of the large international hotels. The residence is magnificent and tastefully furnished. If you like to feel very "at Home" and like pleasant and elegant surrounds you cant go wrong here. This is for people who have a taste for things as they were in an era that is gone. We are fortunate to still have Essenwood House, its beautiful garden, elegant and tasteful rooms/suites and the fantastic Staff to cater to your needs. Our stay of 4 nights was too short but we will definitely visit again if only to relax in the wonderful atmosphere. Visit and enjoy!

June 2012

Stuart & Jenni Vorster (Johannesburg)

Need to Know

Child policyChildren of all ages are welcome.

Closest airport(s)Durban International - 25km

Check-in/-out timesCheck-in from 14h00
Check-out by 11h00

Exceptions to check in / out times can be arranged, please enquire.

Payment methods accepted by the propertyDiners, American Express, Mastercard, Visa, EFT or secure online payment via

Listed on since August 2002

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