We stayed here in November 2013 while visiting family in Morningside and were pleasantly surprised. The hotel is very well decorated, well equipped and modern while still retaining an antique feel to it.
Breakfast was fantastic - we expected a buffet but received meals cooked to order that looked amazing. Staff were friendly and helpful as well.
There were a few negative points (but these are very minor and should not deter anyone from staying at this hotel) - The reception is not open 24hrs, the hotel is next to a church so if you are a light sleeper, the Sunday morning bells might disturb you (not a problem for us though).
The room we stayed in had a shower in the bedroom (see pics). This looked amazing, but may make some couples a bit uncomfortable. Not all rooms are like this, so you could request a room with a separate shower.
All in all - a great stay. We enjoyed it so much that we have already booked another stay at this hotel...!! Can't wait to go back there soon!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Originally the home of Corobrick founder Robert Storm who built it in 1892, the guesthouse is steeped in Durban history and retains much of its old world charm. The 15 bedrooms are individually decorated in a classically elegant style with some having a view over the century's old St James church while others look over the hotel's peaceful garden patio. Being close to the trendy eateries of Florida Road, Durban's beachfront, major sports stadiums (Kings Park and Moses Mabhida Football Stadium), golf courses and Jameson and Mitchell Parks means all Durban's attractions are just a short drive away. The guesthouse is ideal for small meetings, conferences and private dinners and is well equipped to ensure business runs smoothly and efficiently. For business guests, the guesthouse is well-placed for access to the ICC, as well as quick freeway access to the Umhlanga Ridge precinct. ... more less
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