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Akanan Guest House

Contact Details
Address:
11 Aubrey Drive Glen Ashley Durban KwaZulu Natal

‘Akanan Guest House’ is situated in Glenshley, on the border of La Lucia and only 3km away from the well known Umhlanga Rocks.  It is flanked by the Indian Ocean to the East, Durban City and the major sports stadiums to the South, and Gateway Shopping Mall and the new King Shaka airport to the North.

The location of 'Akanan', with its proximity to Durban City, Umhlanga Rocks, Umhlanga Ridge, La Lucia Ridge, Riverhorse Industrial Area and Gateway Mall, makes it one of the most convenient places to stay. It is easily accessible, whether you arrive in Durban via the harbour, the airport, or the freeway, and is situated only 300 meters from the M4 freeway.

‘Akanan’ is a well established business in close vicinity to the business sector and to tourist attractions, beaches, major sport stadiums and shopping centres, all of which make it a dream destination for business people, tourists, holidaymakers and sport lovers.

With our efficient service we will strive to meet all your expectations with the best quality and hospitality, and to ensure that your stay with us will be unforgettable.

Atttention to the finer details and to cleanliness are the core of 'Akanan' service, and we are always on the lookout for ways in which to please and delight our guests, whether we accomplish that through the care taken in the design and decoration of the rooms, or in the things that we say and do to make a difference to your stay. Although we are a small establishment, our overall service could easily match with the best hotels.

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Accommodation 

Classic Room
The Classic Room at Akanan is on the first floor and has a slight view of the Indian Ocean. (34sq.m) The room is fitted with a queen size bed and shower en-suite bathroom. The room is peacefully decorated with light colours to set a calming atmosphere.

Amenities in the room include:

  • Air-conditioning
  • Ceiling fan
  • Bar fridge with refreshments
  • Safe
  • Commercial DSTV
  • Hairdryers
  • Toiletries
  • WiFi & internet access
  • Alarm clock
  • Hostess tray
  • Microwave oven
  • Limited crockery & cutlery
  • Iron
  • Ironing board
  • Unit is non-smoking

Luxury Room
Our family room is large and luxuriously spacious (58 sq m.) This room is spacious with two comfortable chairs to relax. This room is large and luxuriously spacious.  It is modern and tastefully decorated with burnt orange colours that harmonise with its unique setting. The room has a king size and a ¾ bed.  The king size bed can be converted into twin beds, if guest prefer. Indulge yourself in our bathroom which has a separate bath and shower.

Amenities in the room include:

  • Air-conditioning
  • Bar fridge with refreshments
  • Safe
  • Commercial DSTV
  • Hairdryers
  • Toiletries
  • WiFi & internet access
  • Alarm clock
  • Hostess tray
  • Microwave oven
  • Limited crockery & cutlery
  • Iron
  • Ironing board
  • Unit is non-smoking

Room with a View
People who stay in this room can enjoy the view of the Indian Ocean (58 sq m.) It is a full bathroom en-suit room fitted with a king size bed. The room is spacious with two comfortable chairs. People who stay in this room can enjoy the view of the Indian Ocean from the balcony.

Amenities in the room include:

  • Air-conditioning
  • Ceiling fan
  • Bar fridge with refreshments
  • Safe
  • Commercial DSTV
  • Hairdryers
  • Toiletries
  • WiFi & internet access
  • Alarm clock
  • Hostess tray
  • Microwave oven
  • Limited crockery & cutlery
  • Iron
  • Ironing board
  • Unit is non-smoking

Self Catering


Apart from the guest rooms within the property of Akanan Guesthouse, we provide a one-bedroom self- catering unit which can accommodate up to four people. (90sq.m)   
The unit consists of one large shower en-suite room fitted with a king size and 2 single beds and a fully equipped kitchen.  The king size bed can be converted into twin beds.

Fully equiped kitchen with:

  • Fridge
  • Microwave
  • Cutlery and crockery
  • Dishwasher
  • Tumble dryer
  • Washing machine
  • 4 seater dining table
  • Iron
  • Ironing board
  • Outdoor furniture
  • Barbeque facility
  • Daily cleaning service  (washing of dishes at an additional cost)
  • Unit is non-smoking

 Amenities in the unit include:  

  • Air-conditioning
  • Safe
  • Alarm clock
  • Commercial DSTV
  • Hairdryers
  • Toiletries
  • WiFi & internet access

Cuisine
'Akanan' guest house holds a reputation for the finest cuisine and hospitality.   


Our breakfast is generous and includes: A cooked English breakfast of your choice and a Buffet Continental breakfast

Note the following arrangements:

Breakfast is served from 06:30 to 09:00 Monday to Friday and 07:00 to 09:30 Saturday and Sunday.
On a Sunday, Public and Christian Holidays only a Continental breakfast will be served.
A takeaway breakfast will be packed on prior arrangement for those who want to leave early.
We do not offer lunch at the guest house.


At ‘Akanan’, we serve dinner on request.  Place your order when you book, or before 13h00 on the specific day.

Akanan offers a luxury Bed and Breakfast experience. Breakfast is included in the rates and we will make sure that you get the perfect start to the day, no matter what you have planned.

Facilities / Activities
Pool table
Braai (barbeque) facility
Swimming pool
Comfortable lounge with a book-rack with a variety of books to choose from
Entertainment area
Board games

Services
Provided at no cost:

Wireless Internet Access
Secure parking

Provided at a nominal fee:

Laundry service
Telephone & fax facility

Activities

Business people:

Akanan is very easy to find and ideally situated just of the M4 freeway. The following is in close proximity:
- 10 km from Durban City Centre
- 2 km from La Lucia Ridge
- 4 km from Umhlanga Village
- 3 km from Gateway shopping centre

Leisure travellers:

The neighbouring suburbs are popular tourist attractions, and we are within a 10km radius of various activities:
- U’Shaka Marine World
- Sharks Board
- Gateway
- Durban Golden Mile
- Botanic Gardens
- Japanese Gardens
- Umgeni Bird Park
- Umhlanga Rocks main beach is 4 kilometres away
- La Lucia beach is walking distance from the guest house

Sport lovers:

We are 5km away from the major sport stadiums:

    ABSA Rugby Stadium
    Moses Mabhida Soccer stadium
    Kings Park Swimming Stadium
    Kings Park Athletic stadium

We are 10 km away from various golf ranges:

    Mount Edgecombe Club
    Beachwood Course
    Royal Durban Golf Club
    Durban Golf Club
    Durban Country Club

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