Sunday, March 23, 2008

Easter in the Guesthouse

Easter in the Guesthouse has been awesome with fun guests from Pretoria, Durban and Boston. The photos (all by Richard or with his camera) are (top) myself Dave, Llewellyn and Richard, (second photo) in the guesthouse rooftop jacuzzi, Richard, Llewellyn, Pieter and Pieter and Dave, (Shark photo) swimming with the Sharks at uShaka Marine World, one of Durban's must-see attractions, and Guesthouse photos - view from the dining room through to the Pub, and view from the kitchen with Llewellyn's freshly baked muffins to the lounge.

Thanks for sharing your Durban holiday with us guys and for making the evenings out such fun. Hope to see you again soon!!! Dave

So much to do

Durban was the place to be this Easter with glorious sunshine making lounging around in the sun or around our Guesthouse pool or roof-top a top attraction. The beachfront was alive with festive beachgoers, surfers, the annual Festival of Chariots Hare Krishna devotees, and Zulu dancers. Seen in the photos are Kesi and Subash from Durban around the guesthouse pool and guesthouse co-owner Llewellyn catching some sun on our roof-top.

Friday, March 21, 2008

Guest comments

We pride ourselves on the welcoming home-from-home atmosphere at our gay-only Guesthouse here in Durban, on the sunny east coast of South Africa, and our guest comments and feedback are highly valued. Thank you guys for taking the time to let us know. Here is a selection...

- Stunning
- 26 March 2008

This was one of my best Easter vacations I have ever had. The stunning architecture and interior design of the guest house is only topped by the hospitality of the hosts David and LLevellyn. It felt much more like visiting friends than staying in a guest house. Bubbling in the hot tub with a drink under tropic drizzle... Can you imagine anything more fun?....maybe... - Richard, Austrian in the United States

- Incredible - 26 March 2008

We couldn’t have had a better stay or experience than the one at Durbanview. You guys were incredible, and the service set a new standard. Thank you for your wonderful breakfast, excellent accommodations and a fabulous home. You made us feel comfortable and welcome — like being in our own home. Our room was a delight, and you provided everything we needed. Needless to say, you spoiled us from any other Bed and Breakfast. Thanks a million - Subash & Kesi, South Africa

- Awesome - 18 March 2008

I definitely recommend this establishment to all Gay people single and couples, the hosts were just fantastic. — Roger Goddard, South Africa

- I had a great time. - 12 December 2007

An excellent room and bathroom. Llewellyn and Dave were extremely friendly and helpful. The Guesthouse is well situated near to the city for easy access with wonderful views over the racecourse and the city in a very quiet side street!
— Shane Blakebrough, South Africa

- Fantastic!!! - 19 November 2007

The weekend was too short. Thank you!!!They will see us again.
— Chris Snyman, South Africa

- Very cool - 31 August 2007

Enjoyed my quick stay very much. Felt like I was given lots of personal attention by the hosts. — Hylton Morby-Smith, South Africa

-- Like staying with mates... - 06 May 2007

The guys made us feel very much at home, so it was more like stopping over with some friends. The view from the roof is fantastic!
— Les Hart, Mozambique

- Wonderful - 27 March 2007

Had a wonderful and relaxing stay. Guest House friendly and inviting atmosphere. Thanks for a wonderful stay.
— Wayne Ward, South Africa

- Friendly -
12 March 2007

Had a very nice stay in this guesthouse for 11 days. Dave and Llewellyn are very friendly and casual. I felt at ease right away. Feels like at home when you can help yourself out of the fridge. The house is absolutely fantastic. Nice pool and beautiful view from the roof top, where they have a jacuzzi. One day I closed the door of my rented car with the keys inside the car. Dave just called his car assistance and 30 minutes later the matter was fixed. No trouble, no costs.
— Bernd Mehring, Switzerland

- Great time - 20 December 2006

We had a marvellous two nights at the guest house - Dave and LLewellyn were fabulous hosts taking us out and showing us where to go and also exploring the scene. We only wish we could have stayed longer.
— Tim King, United Kingdom

- Amazing stay in Durban. - 11 December 2006

Hi there. My stay at Durban View guesthouse has been pleasant and relaxing; I found a reserved, quiet, clean and friendly ambiance to thoroughly enjoy; I would hardly leave in the morning of each day, but hey! Durban''s beaches worth a visit themselves!
— Stefano Stival, Italy

- Great Stay - 05 August 2006

I found DurbanView guesthouse and hosts provided the perfect balance between allowing me my own space while retaining a personal touch. The bedrooms were fantastic and I would highly recommend it to others.
— Bryan Robinson, South Africa

Easter fun in the sea

It's Easter in Durban, here on the sunny east coast of South Africa and we have a Guesthouse full of guests here for some fun in Durbs. Enjoy the long weekend guys. The party fun is at The Lounge this weekend, Durban's only gay bar/lounge/club.

Tonight, Good Friday evening at The Lounge, is a Tanqueray PromO, Sat is the Miss Bunny contest with cash bonanza prize, and Sunday is Tipsy Night.

Tuesday at
BeanBagBohemia there is a "Breaking the Bread" Cocktail Party and Wine Tasting. BBB is the very gay-friendly pub and restaurant just down the road from our guesthouse. And of course at our guesthouse we have a no-costumes roof-top jacuzzi and guest-pub keeping our guests in the fun at home. :-) Enjoy!!!

Saturday, March 08, 2008

Our Gay Ski Week in Bulgaria

It's always great to be home, especially the glorious March weather of Durban, our home town on the sunny east coast of South Africa where we run an exclusively gay Guesthouse. We had a wonderful short break though.. visiting Borovets, the ski resort of Bulgaria and then Barcelona. Seen having fun with us are from top, Alex and Valentine (Russian friends middle), Llewellyn on the ski slope at night in Borovets, Dave and barman Bobby at the Mamacita's Pub in Borovets, gay friends from the UK Stu, Vic, with Llewellyn, Chris and Harry at Buzz Bar in Borovets, and bottom photo is of LLewellyn and Dave on the streets of gay Barcelona.