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Reading, United Kingdom
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32 reviews
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I honestly can't thank Edith and Leon enough for their kindness whilst we stayed with them, they made us feel so welcome. Our car broke down in Durban during our 2 week tour of SA. They were so kind and helpful, letting us use phones and tools to fix the car. The place is very clean and tidy, great location.... More 

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Sankt Gallenkirch, Austria
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

During our roundtrip in SA we stayed one night in Durban with Edith and Leon. We arrived in the early afternoon and our rooms were not ready. However we could deposit our bags and Edith showed us the place were to go and to park in Durban city centre. It's just a short drive to the centre but you fell... More 

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Pretoria, South Africa
1 review
Reviewed 11 October 2016

Always made to feel so welcome. The warmth and friendliness of all the staff make you feel like family but you are spoilt like an honored guest! Always a great stay ! High standards consistently maintained over many years

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Safi, Morocco
2 reviews
Reviewed 7 October 2016

I would like to come back for sure , very good service you feel at home a specially with the best owners Edith& Leon , the most thing i adore it is the desert that was fabulous you can just ask what you want

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Reviewed 4 October 2016 via mobile

Upon arrival I was warmly welcomed at the guest house. The house has a warmly family atmosphere to it. The whole house is very clean. Staff are all very friendly and the beds are very comfortable. Even though I was travelling alone, I felt very much at home here. I will definitely come stay here again when I am in... More 

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Reviewed 28 September 2016

I ventured to An Upper Room B&B after staying on the outskirts of Durban and it made for a lovely change in scenery. It is located just a 5 minute Uber away from Glenwood which is a lovely part of Durban, there are lots of bars and tasty looking restaurants, one of which was recommended by the hosts called Olive... More 

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Cape Town, South Africa
1 review
Reviewed 23 September 2016

Excellent at An Upper Room, very friendly with good food and nice view. We really enjoyed the stay there and will recommend the An Upper Room to everyone. Will come to Durban for a holiday in 2017 and will come and stay at the most friendly peace full place in Durban. Neat, Clean, peaceful. Excellent service and more.

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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Reviewed 19 September 2016

Very nice place,the staff are fantastic and the breakfast alone is a 5 star service on its own.Rooms are great,best sleep I had in a long time. Located in a nice area that is quiet and relaxing but not too far from amenities.

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Edith T, Owner at An Upper Room, responded to this review

Thank you for taking time to write a review for us. Glad you enjoyed your stay. We take great pride in making our guests feel at home. More 

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Reviewed 28 July 2016

Small, clean, quiet, friendly. Great service. Edith, Leon, and their two very friendly dogs welcomed us. We felt right at home. The rooms were clean light and airy. We were provided with French press coffee for our rooms! We were able to walk the neighborhood in the mornings. When Edith found that we liked to walk she mentioned "Pigeon Park,"... More 

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Edith T, Owner at An Upper Room, responded to this review

Dear Katherine, Thank you for your review, we love to hear that guests have enjoyed their stay as much as we enjoy having them. Hope to see you again soon. More 

Hamburg, Germany
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Reviewed 14 July 2016

I stayed at this guesthouse for 12 days. The owners and employees are very friendly and helpful. It is clam but only 10 minutes away from the city centre. The view over the bay/port is great and the guesthouse is easy to find from the N3.

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Edith T, Owner at An Upper Room, responded to this review

We appreciate you taking the time to review our establishment. It is nice to know that our efforts to make guests comfortable is noticed. Hope to have you stay again. More 

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Free Breakfast
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
An Upper Room Bed and Breakfast is situated on the Durban's ridge with a spectacular view over the harbor. Set away from the main roads in tranquil surroundings and frequented by many species of birds. We are situated at the top of Pigeon Valley which teems with numerous species of wild life. An Upper Room offers peace and tranquility for the business executive or holiday maker. Children of all ages are welcome, and those who are 5 years and under stay for free. There is a street patrol 24 hours a day in the area to ensure that the area is safe. We are 800m from the KZN University Howard Collage, within walking distance. We have two dogs Lily & Bentley, who love visitors especially children, and are friendly. ... more   less 

Additional Information about An Upper Room

Address: 60 Clair Avenue | Manor Gardens, Glenwood, Durban 4001, South Africa
Region: South Africa > KwaZulu-Natal > Durban
Price Range: RM224 - RM320 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 5
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