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Somerset Guest House (Durban)
R365 to R480
per person sharing
Location: Glenwood - Durban (KwaZulu-Natal)
Type: Guest house (6 rooms/units)
Child Policy: Children age 10 and over are charged as adults.
Check in/out: 11:00 AM (in)   10:00 AM (out)
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Somerset Guest House is situated in Glenwood, one of Durban's oldest suburbs.

Only 3km from the city centre, 5km from the beach, 39km from the airport, 5min walking distance from Davenport shopping centre and 7 restaurants, we are ideally located for access to all a guest could need.

Built in 1903, Somerset Guest House is over a hundred years old and still features original Oregon pine floors and high ceilings. This classic colonial house is full of character and charm, matched by the warmth and hospitality of its owners.

On the ground level guests may utilize and enjoy a TV lounge, dining area, pool, lapa, garden and safe parking for 6 vehicles. An extensive brochure display also affords guests ample info on tourist attractions and game reserves in KwaZulu Natal.

The upstairs bedrooms are all equipped with ceiling fans, air conditioners, tea/coffee facilities, clock radios, extra long beds and quality linen.

Guests can choose from: 2 twin rooms with balconies; 2 twin rooms with ensuite showers; 1 room with a double bed and Victorian bath, and 1 room with twin beds and a bath. We can accommodate maximum 12 people and only allow 2 people per room.

To make your stay more like “home away from home”, we also provide the following extras on request: hair dryer, clothes iron, safe, fridge, micro-wave, laundry service, and because we know how important it is to keep in touch, an internet connection.

Room info & pricing please note that low season rates are shown in brackets

Room with double bed and bath (1 room)
Max guests: 2 guests
Bed: Double bed
Bathroom: Ensuite Bathroom (Bath and Shower)
Single: R520 to R520
Double: R730 to R730
Child: R120 to R120

Description: Double Room with Bath and hand shower ensuite Air conditioning and ceiling fan. Hospitality tray and alarm clock. Clean linen, towels and condiments provided.
Double room with single beds (4 rooms)
Max guests: 2 guests
Beds: 2 beds, main is Single
Bathroom: Ensuite Bathroom (Shower only)
Single: R520 to R520
Double: R730 to R730
Child: R120 to R120

Description: 2 Single beds can be put together or separate. Shower ensuite. Air conditioning and ceiling fan. Clock radio and hospitality tray. Clean linen, towels and condiments provided.
Single Room (1 room)
Max guests: 1 guest
Bed: Single bed
Bathroom: Ensuite Bathroom (Shower only)
Single: R480 to R480

Description: The single room has 1 single bed, working desk, shower and basin in the room. Toilet is in the passage allocated to this room only. Ceiling fan, clock radio and hospitality tray available.

Map & Directions use controls on map to zoom/pan etc

Address: 26 Somerset Avenue
Glenwood, Durban
South Africa
Latitude: -29°51"43.83' (-29.862175)
Longitude: 30°59"59.24' (30.999788)
Directions: 3 km from ICC, 5 km from beaches. From Pietermaritzburg on N3 take exit 3 Berea/Tollgate. Continue straight in Berea Rd. Cross 3 traffic lights. At 4th traffic light (Botanic Gardens Rd on left) turn right over the freeway into Cleaver Rd (M8). Cross 2 traffic lights. At next light turn left into Helen Joseph Rd. Cross traffic lights at Brand Rd. One block further Somerset Avenue turns to the right. We are Nr. 26, the blue house on the left. WELCOME.

Attractions & landmarks

Attraction km
Moses Mabhida Stadium 7
Royal Durban and Windsor Golf clubs 7
Durban Olympic swimming pool 7
Sharks rugby tank 7
Shopping mall and 8 restaurants 0
Pavilion Shopping Centre 5
Gateway Shopping Mall 20
Sneddon Theatre and UKZN 3
Main beaches 5
Valley of a thousand hills 30


  • Accreditations
    • Local Tourism Bureau
  • Surroundings
    • At the Beach
    • Suburbs
  • Languages
    • English
    • Afrikaans
  • Wining & Dining
    • Breakfast served
    • Dinner on request
    • Set Menu offered
  • Leisure facilities
    • Communal MNET
    • Communal Satellite TV
    • Swimming Pool
  • Business & conferencing
    • Fax Machine
    • Internet Enabled PC
  • General Facilities
    • Airport Shuttle Service
    • Tourism Information Desk
    • Laundry Service
    • No Pets allowed
    • Secure off-street parking
    • Safe available
    • No smoking
  • In all rooms
    • Fan
    • No Smoking
    • Tea and Coffee
    • Bed Linen supplied
    • Towels
  • In some rooms
    • Air Conditioning
    • Balcony
    • Satellite TV
    • Radio
    • Internet Ready
    • View
    • Microwave

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