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Goble Palms Guest Lodge & Urban Retreat
Ranked #1 of 246 Durban B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa
2 reviews
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“Absolutely perfect”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 April 2012

I have just spent 12 days at the Goble Palms Guest Lodge and I can honestly say I have never had a better guesthous experience worldwide and I have travelled extensively. Goble Palms offers the perfect balance of comfort, attention, peace and tranquillity. Our room was beautifully and creatively furnished with all the facilities we could possibly want. The staff are simply outstanding. Alway ready to help but discreet - leaving you space to enjoy your stay exactly how you choose. Sitting on the verandha of the main house looking out to the sea across the palm trees is the perfect way to relax. Hosts Lionel and Leanne are alway available to give advice or suggest where to go and the best way to get there. My son and his coach were also staying at Goble Palms during a recent sporting event in Durban and Goble Palms proved the ideal home from home for them, where my son could relax away from the stresses of competition. The breakfasts are first class and very generous - everything fresh and appetising. Thank you for a wonderful stay! We will be back!

Room Tip: Room 20 is a great choice for a long stay. There is a privata patio with jacuzzi and a stunning sea...
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  • Stayed April 2012, travelled with family
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 March 2012

As Inn Keepers ourselves we always try to stay in B&Bs when traveling. It was our good forture to stay at Goble Palms. It is beautifully decorated, exceptionally clean and Lionel and Leanne are very gracious hosts. Lionell went out of his way to accommodate each of our needs and we were a group of 32 travelers.

We enjoyed a wonderful massage outdoors on our private patio which we highly recommend - I suggest you book your massage with Lionell when you confirm your reservation.

This was one of the nicest B&Bs we have stayed in and we highly recommend it should you visit Durban. We will return I'm sure.

Dee & Yves Memoune, Alaska House of Jade B&B, Anchorage, AK USA

Room Tip: Higher rooms have more stairs to climb.
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  • Stayed November 2011, travelled with friends
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Cape Town Central, South Africa
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 January 2012

This Boutique Lodge is well run with very friendly and helpful staff. The lodge offers excellent value without any compromises on quality. They now offer free wifi to all guestsas well. We will definately return.

  • Stayed January 2012, travelled as a couple
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Whitehaven, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2011

A group of us stayed here while we were taking part at the UN Conference on Climate Change in December 2011. I can honestly say this is one of the finest guest houses I have ever stayed in anywhere in the world. The rooms are beautifully decorated, spacious and full of character. The breakfasts were superb, but most of all the service from Lionel and his team is the best I have encountered in over 25 years of travelling. Treat yourself and stay here.

Room Tip: All are excellent.
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  • Stayed December 2011, travelled on business
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 November 2011

If you are travelling to Durban then this is the place to stay.
A very pleasant Colonial Style 5 Star "Guest House" with excellent proprietors, Lionel and Leanne, and exceptional staff.
The accomodation and facilities are second to none, service is brilliant and all concerned will make your stay one to remember. (Have a good appetite for breakfast).
Accompanying photographs more than describe the style of the "Guest House".
Our heartfelt thanks to Lionel and Leanne.

Room Tip: All rooms are excellent
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  • Stayed November 2011, travelled as a couple
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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 November 2011

We stayed in Goble Palms the first evening of our holiday in South Africa in October 2011. This is a gracious establishment with beautiful furnishings and parking provided on the premises. Both staff and the owner were extremely accomodating and friendly. The honesty bar was much appreciated allowing you the opportunity to help yourselves to drinks as and when, a nice touch. There are a number of good restaurants situated within the area. We enjoyed the breakfast provided the following morning whilst admiring the views of Durban from the verandah. Would recommend this to others and would certainly visit again if we have the opportunity.

Room Tip: We had the garden room, nice sized room with separate bath and shower and outside coutyard availalbe...
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  • Stayed October 2011, travelled as a couple
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Pretoria, South Africa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2011

Goble Palms is a great place to stay, offering excellent and friendly service from the staff, great value, very good location and great comfort.

The rooms and lounge areas are beautifully furnished and the overall feel is that of charm and class.

I will be back and have highly recommended this lodge to my company for all our staff.

  • Stayed October 2011, travelled on business
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Additional Information about Goble Palms Guest Lodge & Urban Retreat

Property: Goble Palms Guest Lodge & Urban Retreat
Address: 120 Goble Rd | Morningside, Durban 4001, South Africa
Region: South Africa > KwaZulu-Natal > Durban
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 246 B&Bs / Inns in Durban
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:4 star — Goble Palms Guest Lodge & Urban Retreat 4*
Number of rooms: 15
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
A charming blend of tradition, elegance and style awaits in the gracious surroundings of Goble Palms, a beautiful Edwardian Lodge set high up on the ridge, overlooking the sea. Air-conditioned bedrooms are luxuriously decorated with comforts to pamper. Sumptuous breakfasts in the elegant dining room or on the patio at the pool. Close to city, ICC, golf,sports stadiums,beaches and restaurants. WiFi. Parking. TGCSA 5-Star Guest House. ... more   less 
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