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Westville Bed and Breakfast consists of three homes set on lush subtropical grounds in a tranquil part of Westville in Durban. The establishment accommodates guests in 13 stylish contemporary rooms and two self-catering units, all equipped with the best in modern comforts.

Westville Bed & Breakfast

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Price tier (pps): R200  R1500+

Child policy: All ages

In Westville

 

-29.8361, 30.912

About

Among dozens of guesthouses in Durban, Westville B&B has established itself as one of the very best. Very luxurious but not overly fancy, the key to Westville’s success lies in friendly service, warmly decorated rooms and top quality comforts, all geared towards exceeding the expectations of visitors.

The owners are as passionate about art as they are about their guesthouse, and the two go hand in hand in the guest rooms, which individually portray the work of well-known artists such as Gauguin, Kessler, Rivera and Renoir, to name a few. The varying styles of the 16 painters give each room its own distinctive character, while contemporary furniture and vibrant modern styling are a constant throughout.

The eight standard rooms have Double-size beds and either an en-suite bath or shower. Three of the deluxe rooms have Queen-size beds, while one has an extra double sleeper couch to accommodate two children. A King-size bed, open-plan lounge and kitchen make the final deluxe room an ideal choice for couples. 

A good choice for honeymooners, the superior rooms are very spacious and have indulgent King-size beds and seating areas. The full en-suite bathrooms in the deluxe and superior rooms are sophisticated and modern, boasting top-quality fittings and pampering amenities.

Large windows in all the rooms allow you to enjoy pretty views of the gardens, while tea and coffee facilities, a mini-bar, hair dryer, air-conditioning and satellite televisions make you feel very much at home.  

The continental and cooked breakfast is of a high standard and sets a pleasant tone for the day ahead.  

Enthusiastically welcoming every type of traveller, Westville also has accommodation for self-caterers in the form of a cottage and an apartment. The cottage is a quaint and romantic little retreat accommodating couples in a double bed and has a well-equipped kitchen area and lounge.

Families or groups of four should look no further than the apartment, which has a double room and master bedroom with a King-size bed. To comfortably cater for everyone, the shared bathroom has a bath and shower, while the lounge and kitchen areas are large and well-appointed.

Each of the three properties has a tranquil subtropical garden and its own immaculate swimming pool to keep the Durban humidity humble.

The guesthouse is just down the road from several convenience stores and good restaurants, and the beaches, entertainment complexes, sports stadiums and vibrant streets of Durban are within a 20-minute drive.

Upholding their high service standards, your hosts are on hand at any time to suggest an itinerary that best suits your tastes.

Rates & Summary


8 Standard Rooms

Each sleeps 2 in Double-size bed
En-suite bath or shower

5 Deluxe Rooms

Three rooms have Queen-size beds
Family room has extra double sleeper couch
One room with King-size bed and kitchen
En-suite bath and shower

3 Superior Rooms

Each sleeps 2 in King-size bed
Extra sleeper couch in family room
En-suite bath and shower

Cottage (self-catering)

Sleeps 2 in double bed
Bathroom with shower
Kitchen and lounge

Apartment (self-catering)

Sleeps 4 in King and double rooms
Bathroom with bath and shower
Kitchen and lounge

Pricing

  • For pricing detail, click on CHECK AVAILABILITY & BOOK ONLINE above

Catering

Continental and Full English Breakfast included in rooms
Self-catering in cottage and apartment

Kids

Children of all ages are welcome.

Why Stay Here?

The guesthouse offers elegant, superbly appointed luxury accommodation conveniently situated close to Durban’s attractions. The rooms are given their own unique appeal by the beautiful paintings created by the artists they are named after.

Summary

Westville Bed and Breakfast consists of three homes set on lush subtropical grounds in a tranquil part of Westville in Durban. The establishment accommodates guests in 13 stylish contemporary rooms and two self-catering units, all equipped with the best in modern comforts.

Things to consider Bringing

Sunblock, hat, walking shoes, swimming costume, swimming towels, fishing gear, golf clubs, binoculars for bird watching/dolphin spotting.

Road Conditions

All the roads leading to the guest house are tarred.

Activities & Attractions

  • Swimming pools

Nearby: beaches, fishing, uShaka Marine World, scuba diving, golf courses, botanical gardens, bird park, horse trails, mountain biking, nature reserves, urban adrenaline adventures, entertainment and shopping complexes, Moses Mabhida Stadium, historical attractions.

Details

Accommodation & Hospitality

  • Communal lounge
  • Uncovered verandah / patio
  • Air conditioning
  • Heater included
  • No under floor heating
  • Bed linen supplied
  • Bathroom towels supplied
  • Swimming towels supplied
  • Hair dryer available
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Laundry service available
  • Iron and ironing board available
  • Self-service tea and coffee available
  • No smoking indoors

Catering & Kitchen

  • Breakfast (dinner by arrangement)
  • No Restaurant
  • Licensed
  • Kitchenette
  • Fridge or minibar

Utilities

  • Water supply good for drinking
  • Electric geysers
  • Eskom electricity

Leisure Amenities

  • No gym available
  • Swimming pool
  • Satellite television
  • Garden

Business & Connectivity

  • Paid Wi-Fi
  • Good cell phone reception
  • Limited business centre
  • Conference facilities available

Access & Convenience

  • Child friendly
  • No pets allowed
  • Off street parking
  • Nearest shops within 2km
  • Nearest fuel within 1km
  • Shuttle service can be arranged

Payment

  • Credit cards accepted
  • EFT accepted
  • Cash accepted

Security

  • Personal safe
  • No security guard

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Durban & Surrounds

KwaZulu Natal

About

Fun, sun, sand, surf, sea. Durban is the perfect example of big city life meeting the outdoors, thanks in part to the Indian Ocean that laps up against its and in part to the tropical weather that makes it an all-year-round holiday destination.

But Durban owes its existence and its success to the substantial natural bay that has been converted from a wild and lonely lagoon, home to huge numbers of fish, water birds, crocodiles and hippos, into Africa’s busiest port, and South Africa’s biggest. The bay was first entered by a ship, the Salisbury, by lieutenants James King and Francis Farewell in 1823. The following year, a trading house was established but it was only in 1835 that it was decided to establish a town here and to name it after Sir Benjamn D’Urban, then the governor of the Cape Colony. 

These days, Durban is the third-largest city in South Africa, with large industrial and commercial centres and a booming tourism industry. Every school holiday sees droves of local tourists flock to the city, while international visitors have come to recognise Durban both as a destination in its own right and as a convenient gateway to the Drakensberg, the big-five reserves of Zululand and everything else that KwaZulu-Natal has to offer.

Durban might not be the de facto capital of KZN (Pietermaritzburg fills this role), but it certainly is in terms of commerce and population size. It is also something of a sporting hub, hosting the annual Comrades Marathon, the Dusi Canoe Marathon, provincial soccer, cricket and rugby matches, cycling races, surfing competitions and surf ski races, to mention just a few of the sporting codes represented here.

Every morning and evening, all year round, a stroll along the beachfront will reveal casual games of soccer, joggers running along the promenade, surfers, swimmers, and even a few souls doing yoga. 

Despite the city’s modern feel, history abounds. Museums, monuments, art galleries and theatres are all worth visiting, as are the botanical gardens and the various markets.

Those looking for something a little different should pop into the Victoria Street market for a spicy shopping interlude, or the muti (traditional medicine) market at Warwick Junction for the chance to consult a sangoma (witchdoctor) or an inyanga (traditional healer) or just browse the incredible items on sale. 

As with life in Durban, the hotel industry is centred on the beachfront, where there is a long line of international hotels. Smaller hotels, boutique hotels, bed & breakfasts, backpackers and even flats for hire are all available in Durban, catering for all tastes and budgets. 

Getting around Durban is easier than many South African cities thanks to the people-mover bus system, but hiring a car will be necessary to explore the outlying areas.

Look out for

Bunny chows are a unique Durban meal consisting of a piece of bread hollowed out and filled with curry, then eaten with your hands. Every year a competition is held to find the best “bunny”, as they are known, and there are dozens of places where a phenomenal bunny can be enjoyed.

uShaka Marine World features a world-class aquarium, water rides, dolphin shows, scuba diving in tanks, snorkelling and tube rides. It is simply not to be missed. 

Durban boasts kilometres of beaches just waiting to be enjoyed. You can surf, snorkel, hire a canoe, go for surfing or surf ski lessons, or just do the old-fashioned thing and laze on the beach and watch the world go by. 

Markets abound in the Durban area, from the curio market on the beachfront to the relaxed little Essenwood market, the Shongweni farmers’ market and the Victoria Street Market in the centre of town. The latter offers a particularly unique experience of Indian spices and culture. 

Mountain-bikers are well catered for in the Durban area. Giba Gorge is one of the best locations to test your skills and your fitness, and there is also a well-stocked bike shop and a charming restaurant. 

Those in search of a bit of culture can take in shows at one of the theatres in town. The Playhouse is the grand dame of the theatre world and brings the bigger shows to Durban, while other venues for music, theatre and poetry include the Bat Centre, the Catalina Theatre and the university’s theatre. 

Built for the 2010 Fifa soccer world cup, the Moses Mabhida Stadium is a beautiful piece of functional architecture. Time your visit to catch a local soccer game or take a ride in a skycar to the top of the stadium for an unforgettable view of the city. The wild at heart can do the stadium swing from the top of the stadium’s arch. 

The Valley of a Thousand Hills is an area of great scenic beauty on Durban’s doorstep. A simple drive through the area is very enjoyable and there are all sorts of spots to stop to shop or eat. Traditional dancing and singing can also be experienced in the valley. 

Hire a bike and cruise the beachfront. Stop in at a coffee shop or restaurant, or cycle to the end of the pier at uShaka Marine World for a sundowner at Moyo restaurant, the waves crashing below you. Another option is to hire a rickshaw for a colourful ride along the promenade. 

Concerts are often organised for Sunday afternoons at the botanical gardens. Lounge on the lawns and listen to some of South Africa’s most popular bands. The orchid house is also worth visiting.

Watch rugby at Absa Stadium Kings Park, perhaps the most festive place in the world to do so. Supporters park their cars on the outlying fields, light a braai and party before and after the game. Live music entertains the crowd and the rugby players mingle after the game.

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