Monday, February 28, 2011

Russian in the house

It is not too often we have Russians in the house, but Lee's parents are from Latvia, a little country which used to form part of the USSR and is now independent.

Co-incidentally my daughter flew into Riga, the capital of Latvia last week en-route from Oslo to Rome. Lee, an industrial psychologist, now works in Johannesburg and is fluent in Russian.

Sunday, February 27, 2011

Upgrade to Premier

Discerning guests wanting a little more pamper can now book our Premier room which offers you and you partner a little extra.. our Premier collection of soaps and bath pampering, a Welcome basket with fresh fruits and snacks and a bottle of Sparkling Wine... so treat him to a little pampering, because he is so special. The rates for the Premier room with it's spectacular views of the city centre are R600pp double and R750 per night single.
Bookings online off our website or email us at

Friday, February 25, 2011

Making Improvements

Making some changes and improvements to the Guesthouse, Llewellyn and Dave have just put new flatscreen TVs in each room, shelving to take individual decoders and DVD players, a new desk for the Pool room and a photo collage of the World Cup Football with a magnificent photo Dave took of Llewellyn in front of the Moses Mabhida Stadium shortly before the Brazil vs Portugal game here in Durban.

The Guesthouse Lounge

Sunday, February 20, 2011

Exciting line-up of Events

We've got an exciting line-up of events planned for the Guesthouse this year. Now that we are able to edit our website more easily, we have added a Specials tab which takes you to our calendar of events and specials during the year. We plan to hold at least one event each month and several themed events such as the Leather and Kinx weekend.

Fri will be spent at the Guesthouse where welcome drinks will start the weekend and a Friday braai. Saturday will be our Leather/Kinx/Army/Jocks party to which Durban locals will also be invited. So book early, either a double room or if single book a sharing spot and come have some fun. The R980 price is per person and includes 2 nights accommodation and the Friday braai. Bring your own goodies and gear!! Bookings to

Saturday, February 19, 2011

Comrades in Durban 29 May

The annual Comrades Marathon from Durban to Pietermaritzburg is an uprun this year and we will be going down at the crack of dawn to watch the start. So if you're running, come stay with us and the other runners at the Guesthouse and we will get you to the start, or come see you off.
We also have an accommodation special "running" for entrants, so if you'd like to come stay and pay for 2 nights, we will give you a third night free. This will give you a chance to acclimatise in Durban and also wind down and relax after the big event. We can even arrange a massage for those weary muscles.

Bookings are now open for the weekend Fri 27 to Sun 29 May by email on   

We going up

So DSTV were giving us some trouble about not being registered as a guesthouse subscriber so they could charge us a hotel package instead of the residential TV package we were on, so we have switched to TopTV in some of the rooms. The service was refreshingly good and we got connected within a day, although for one of the rooms the technician has to come back next week.
Now each room has it's own decoder, the rooms all have new flatscreen TVs as part of our upgrade and the Studio will now have TV for the first time. We have taken the Variety package for the rooms, except for the Premier City Lights room and the Studio which has the DSTV hotel package including the movie chanels.

Sunday, February 13, 2011

Valentines' fun in Durban

 Having some fun at the Guesthouse at our Valentines' weekend welcome pary are Roberto and Gerhard with guesthouse co-owner Llewellyn (middle),  in the second photo co-owner Dave (left) with Andre, Craig and David; in the third photo Berlin guests Chris and Jorg have just returned from diving in Sodwana  and in the bottom photo well known Durban personality Warren with his partner Gary get into the Valentines' spirit.

And for those who weren't able to share Valentines with a loved one, we have a singles weekend in Durban too, so get your booking enquiries coming.

Warren (of The Lounge fame) with Llewellyn and Gary

Thursday, February 10, 2011

What's HOT this weekend and more

Hey guys, here's the line-up of hot events and special weekends at the Guesthouse:


Fri 18th - Mon 21st Mar - Human Rights’ Day long weekend. Come party in Durban. Minimum 2-night stay.


Fri 1st Apr - Pre-cruise Cocktails for Rainbow Cruise Guests and Durban friends

Wed 30 Mar - Sat 2 Apr - pre-Rainbow Cruise Special: Pay for 2, get 3rd night FREE
Fri 8th Apr - Sun 10 Apr - Ladies Weekend
with Saturday afternoon chilled 4pm - 10pm Rooftop Sundowners for guests and local ladies in conjunction with Bent Promotions!
 Sun 24th Apr - Pre-cruise Cocktails for Rainbow Cruise Guests and Durban friends

Fri 22nd - Mon 25th Apr - pre-Rainbow Cruise Special: Pay for 2, get 3rd night FREE

Thurs 21st - Thurs 28th Apr - Easter long-weekend and Freedom Day public holiday. Best Durban weather, party hard, lie in the sun. Minimum 2 night bookings open.


Fri 29th Apr - Tues 3rd May - May Day long-weekend - more time to party up a storm in Durban or just enjoy a fabulous rest. Durban is the best place to be in May. Minimum 2 night bookings open.

Fri 6th May - Wed 11th May - INDABA Conference Weekend. Double room rate applies for single or double occupancy

Tues 10th May - Cocktail party for Conference Delegates and Durban friends

Sun 29th May - 86th Comrades Marathon up-run. Join our Comrades guests for their pre-run Welcome.

Fri 17th June - Sun 19 - Singles weekend. Come alone, bring your mates or take a plunge sharing a room with a mystery stranger...


Fri 1st and Sat 2nd July - A RIGHT ROYAL AFFAIR is the theme of this years’s Vodacom July Handicap horseracing just down from the Guesthouse. So dress up like a Queen and join us at the Races... and don’t forget the naked guys 13th Race.. 200 hot dudes make a dash to the finish... everyone stays for this race!!!

Fri 15th - Sun 17 July - Leather and Kinx weekend with Sat braai and Leather and Kinx party for guests and locals. Come and do your stuff and have some wild fun.
Durban View Gay GuesthousevRoom rates are:

u25s Bunk room - R295pp
City rooms - R450pp sharing or R550 single (if available)
Premium room - R600pp sharing or R750 single (if available)

So there’s every reason to come visit, stay gay, party gay or simply relax with us in Durban soon.

Dave and Llewellyn

Dave 083-7033329
Llewellyn 082-377 2322