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“Great Base for Durban”
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Five Burnham
Ranked #19 of 255 Durban B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
London
Level 5 Contributor
65 reviews
38 hotel reviews
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“Great Base for Durban”
Reviewed 26 February 2013

We enjoyed our stay at Five Burnham very much. It is so close to Umhlanga, all the area's attractions, and the freeways to get you in and out of Durban easily. It is in a very upmarket safe neighbourhood.

The house is big and has a lovely, welcoming entertainment area around the swimmimg pool - which we used a lot - and the rooms were comfortable, although my wife and I found the bed a bit small. The breakfasts were excellent.

Overall I would recommend it to anyone that has a car as you cant really walk anywhere, but the beach and shopping centres are just a few minutes away.

Room Tip: Ask for the new larger rooms upstairs as they also have a nice sea view.
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  • Stayed December 2012, travelled with family
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Wilderness
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Reviewed 13 June 2012

My husband and I as well as my sister spent a wonderful time at No. 5 Burnham. As my sister was with us she asked if she could have a few friends around for lunch as she had not seen her friend for 45 years. Well,everyone at Burnham could not have made our stay better. They arranged a table for our lunch, flowers on the table, allowed us to use their braai and just made our whole afternoon unforgettable. They really went that extra mile for all of us, far more than we had ever anticipated. Of course, what made the stay so pleasant as well is that it is a beautiful home,, so well cared for that there is nothing anyone could ask more for. Thanks again. We will be back for sure.

  • Stayed May 2012, travelled with friends
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Banbridge, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 17 July 2011

We had a beautiful four days relaxing in FiveBurnham. Everything was just perfect, our home from home. What a beautiful place to stay, and I would def recommend this guest house. Thank you Shelly for everything.

Stayed July 2011, travelled as a couple
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London
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Reviewed 23 January 2009

I stayed at Five Burnham during November 2005 when I was in Durban for a business trip. I only stayed 2 nights but enjoyed the stay and have recommended the hotel to many colleagues since.

The hotel is a large house which is in a mainly residential area. There is good security around the house and it feels very safe.

Inside there's a swimming pool, lovely lounge and dining areas with an outside dining patio too. The bedrooms are very well decorated with en suite facilities with everything you'd expect from a larger hotel (although my room only had a shower, no bath but that suited me). There were patio doors out onto a small paved area with table/chairs for private relaxation.

We ate in the hotel on one evening with the Manager and the food was very good, home cooked, delicious fare. Same for breakfast which was self service but also plenty of choice.

All in all I think it was a good choice of accommodation which made a change from the usual large, faceless international hotels I have stayed in. I would return there to stay if I go back to Durban.

  • Liked — Friendly home from home appeal
  • Disliked — Nothing
  • Stayed November 2006, travelled on business
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Reviewed 19 January 2007

WIth most tourists and business people prefering to stay in home away from home type accommodation, Five Burnham is just that. Look on their lovely web site to see the beautifully decorated rooms and wonderful entertainment area.
--- - worth a night at next time you are in Durbs..

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Additional Information about Five Burnham

Property: Five Burnham
Address: 5 Burnham Dr | La Lucia, Durban 4051, South Africa
Region: South Africa > KwaZulu-Natal > Durban
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #19 of 255 B&Bs / Inns in Durban
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:4 star — Five Burnham 4*
Number of rooms: 7
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
This luxurious 4 star (SATGC) graded accommodation in Umhlanga. AA Travel Awards finalist for 2 years. 7 rooms en-suite. All rooms have air conditioning, fans, coffee/tea making facilities, fully stocked mini bar, WiFi, DStv. Tuscan style buffet and English breakfast is served. Sea views from the bar and barbeque/lounge area upstairs. ... more   less 
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