Essenwood House

3.0 star property
Suburban Essenwood guesthouse with outdoor pool

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Essenwood House

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Front of property - evening/night
Front of property - evening/night
Deluxe Suite, 1 Queen Bed
Shower, rainfall showerhead, free toiletries, towels
City view

Overview of Essenwood House

Property highlights

  • Pool
  • Free parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Air conditioning
  • Laundry facilities
  • 24/7 front desk
630 Stephen Dlamini Road Morningside, Durban, Durban, KwaZulu-Natal, 4001
Main amenities
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Outdoor pool
  • Breakfast available
  • Terrace
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Air conditioning
  • Garden
  • Front desk safe
  • Laundry service
  • Self-serve laundry
  • Luggage storage
Feel at home
  • Garden
  • Terrace
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Laundry facilities
  • Blackout curtains
  • Digital TV service

Room options

Classic Apartment, Courtyard View

  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Double Bed

Deluxe Double Room

  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Queen Bed

Basic Single Room

  • Sleeps 1
  • 1 Single Bed

Classic Double Room

  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Double Bed

Classic Apartment, Ocean View

  • Ocean view
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Double Bed

Luxury Double Room, Ocean View

  • Ocean view
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 King Bed

Luxury Double Room, Pool View

  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 King Bed

About this area

What's nearby

  • In Essenwood
  • Durban Beach - 5 min drive
  • UShaka Marine World - 7 min drive
  • Umhlanga Rocks Beach - 15 min drive

Getting around

  • Durban (DUR-King Shaka Intl.) - 33 min drive


  • 9th Avenue Bistro - 17 min walk
  • Cubaña - 19 min walk
  • Butcher Boys - 17 min walk
  • RJ Famous Rib And Steakhouse - 15 min walk
  • Blue Zoo Restaurant - 16 min walk

About this property

Essenwood House

Essenwood House puts you 2.5 mi (4 km) from Durban Beach and 4.2 mi (6.8 km) from uShaka Marine World. Guests can take a dip in the outdoor pool, and freebies such as WiFi and self-parking are added perks. Other features include a terrace and a garden.


English, Zulu

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C or hotter

Social distancing

Contactless check-out
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Temperature checks given to staff
Temperature checks available for guests
Hand sanitiser provided
This information is provided by our partners.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 9 rooms


  • Check-in time from 2:00 PM until 10:00 PM
  • Late check-in subject to availability
  • Minimum check-in age – 18
  • Check-out time is 11:00 AM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions

Special check-in instructions

  • Guests must contact the property in advance for check-in instructions; front desk staff will greet guests on arrival
  • To make arrangements for check-in please contact the property ahead of time using the information on the booking confirmation
  • If you are planning to arrive after 10:00 PM please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 18


  • No cots (infant beds)


  • No pets or service animals allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms


  • Free on-site self-parking

Other information

  • Designated smoking areas

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • English breakfast (surcharge) each morning 6:30 AM–9:30 AM


  • 24-hour front desk
  • Dry cleaning/laundry services
  • Luggage storage
  • Pool loungers


  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Garden
  • Terrace
  • An outdoor pool


  • Upper floors accessible by stairs only

Room amenities

Be entertained

  • Smart television
  • Digital TV channels
  • Netflix

Home comfort

  • Air conditioning and heating
  • Electric kettle

Sleep well

  • Blackout curtains
  • Premium bedding

What to enjoy

  • Balcony or patio

Freshen up

  • Rainfall shower heads
  • Shower only
  • Free toiletries
  • Towels

Stay connected

  • Desk
  • Free WiFi

Food and drink

  • Free tea bags/instant coffee


  • Daily housekeeping

Fees & policies

Refundable deposits

  • Deposit: ZAR 500 per accommodation, per stay

Optional extras

  • English breakfast is offered for an extra charge of approximately ZAR 95 for adults and ZAR 85 for children

Renovations and closures

This property is closed from 18 July 2023 to 17 July 2025 (dates subject to change).

Hygiene & cleanliness

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F.

Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; periodic temperature checks are conducted on staff; temperature checks are available to guests; guests are provided with hand sanitiser.

Contactless check-out is available.


This property does not have lifts.
This property accepts credit cards, debit cards and cash.
Property registration number 4190238469

Also known as

Essenwood House
Essenwood House Durban
Essenwood House Guesthouse
Essenwood House Guesthouse Durban

Frequently asked questions

Is Essenwood House currently open?
This property is closed from 18 July 2023 to 17 July 2025 (dates subject to change).
What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at Essenwood House?
This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, guests are provided with hand sanitiser, social distancing measures are in place and staff are given personal protective equipment. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
Is there a pool at Essenwood House?
Yes, there's an outdoor pool.
Are pets allowed at Essenwood House?
Sorry, neither pets nor service animals are allowed.
Is parking offered on site at Essenwood House?
Yes, there's free self parking.
What are the check-in and check-out times at Essenwood House?
You can check in from 2:00 PM - 10:00 PM. Check-out time is 11:00 AM. Contactless check-out is available.
Is there an on-site casino at Essenwood House?
No, this guest house doesn't have a casino, but Suncoast Casino and Entertainment World (4-min drive) and Sibaya Casino (18-min drive) are both nearby.
What is there to do at Essenwood House and nearby?
Essenwood House has an outdoor pool and a garden.
Does Essenwood House have any outdoor private spaces?
Yes, every room features a balcony or patio.
What's the area around Essenwood House like?
Essenwood House is a short 9-minute walk from Florida Road and 15 minutes' walk from Mitchell Park Zoo.






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Property conditions & facilities




2/10 Poor

Maanda, 3-night trip
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2/10 Poor

MOONGYUN, 1-night trip
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2/10 Poor

The accommodation was nothing like the pictures on the website. The bedding and furniture is outdated …driveway too steep . I had to extend my stay but moved to a different accommodation. Will not book this accommodation again.
neelandran, 3-night business trip
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6/10 Good

The room I was checked into was not the one which was shown on the booking. I did the booking online, chose the room which I liked, view it online and paid for it. However when I got to the place I was shown a different room from the one I chose and I was told I'm supposed to pay almost double what I had paid online to get the room I viewed and chose online. Because it was late I ended paying and took the room. However the TV was not working either. I was also also not impressed with the breakfast. Just 3slices of bread, fried eggs and 1 cup of coffee only for R65.00. Simple things like a tomatoe was not available or at least some sources, nothing. I was really disappointed, I didn't expect that, especially because I was with my family.
Mfanawenkosi, 1-night family trip
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8/10 Very good

Thobani, 1-night trip
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8/10 Very good

Nduduzo, 1-night business trip
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10/10 Exceptional

1-night business trip
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8/10 Very good

Cozy, safe, and decent
Nice interior design for every single room. Two cool pool and able to make food myself.
PARK, 2-night trip
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