Coweys Corner B&B conveniently located to everything

Coweys Corner B&B

Within just a few kilometres of Durban’s city hall, you will find a world-class sports stadium, an international convention centre, the home to South Africa’s most prestigious horse race, the most popular beachfront in the country, Africa’s biggest port and a host of other entertainment and business related facilities.

This city has some of the country’s most famous hotels lining the beaches and the main streets. However, if you’re looking for something more homely then look to Berea, on the opposite side of the CBD.

Here, you will find plenty of family owned and run bed and breakfasts.

I recently spent some time at Coweys Corner B&B located on the corner of Robarts and Problem Mkhize Roads in Berea. This lovely old Victorian-style residence is ideal for those travelling as a family, group or corporate teams.

Owner, Richard Masefield, says, “What makes us unique is that we will allow a group to take over the entire house, including the kitchen. Even though, we will still serve breakfast our guests still have access to our kitchen.”

Coweys Corner B&B has six rooms with en-suite bathrooms and as well as a single self-catering unit. The rooms are large, as one would expect from an old Victorian-style house, with high ceilings, wooden floors and the bathrooms are spacious and come with bath and showers.

The Problem Mkhize Road, with plenty of restaurants and shops with a Woolworths Food, is just a few meters away. Florida Road, famous for its wonderful array of restaurants, is not too far away either.

“Being centrally situated means that Uber or a taxi service is relatively inexpensive. 

You can expect to about R40 to the ICC and about R25 to Florida Road,” adds Richard.

My bedroom had all the amenities that I could want – DStv, a desk, Wi-Fi and a king-size bed. The linen was crisp and fresh and the bathroom was spotlessly clean.

The breakfast area opens onto the garden and, this being Durban, the weather is almost always great, hence the patio doors were open.

A selection of cereals, yogurt and fruits was self-service off the sideboard as was the bottomless coffee machine (which I needed after a long night in Florida Road). The huge cooked breakfast was delicious.

I spent an enjoyable two days at Coweys Corner B&B and will happily return.

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