In the tradition of the original Quarters (on Florida) which was restored to its Victorian splendour, Quarters on Avondale offers quiet luxury in an 'Edwardian' setting. The original Edwardian era home has been beautifully restored to its former glory to mirror the original architecture. The main building, a double storey, comprises a reception area, a guest lounge and 10 en-suite bedrooms on the two floors. The newly built annex is a single storey set a few metres from the main building and joined by covered walkways. The annex has 7 en-suite bedrooms. All the bedrooms are beautifully furnished with period furniture imported from France and colourfully decorated with quality soft finishings.
The gardens, whilst still in their infancy, are planted with a multitude of different herb, spice and scented plants, bushes and trees. As the garden establishes itself, visitors to Quarters on Avondale will be greeted by the many intriguing aroma's of this unique garden. Jam restaurant is in a separate building behind the main hotel and is also a restored Edwardian residence. Jam restaurant offers guests a superb choice of breakfast fare both hot and continental. Breakfast, lunch and dinner is available to guests and vistors from Monday to Saturday. On Sundays breakfast and lunch are served.
The covered terrace is condusive to business meetings as well as a social morning with friends. Cocktails are served from 16h30 in the trendy cocktail bar that boasts gorgeous fushia pink bar stools! As with Quarters on Florida, Quarters on Avondale has an all female management team who are committed to making your stay as comfortable and enjoyable as you would expect from a Quarters Hotel.
Quarters on Avondale offers the following accommodation: 11 x Double Rooms 6 x Twin Rooms
- Satellite television with remote control
- Tea and coffee making facilities
- Airconditioning (individually controlled)
- Hotel stationery
- Luggage rack
- Bath & shower, some rooms have a separate bath and shower
- Bathroom consumables
- Direct dial telephones
- Private patios – not all rooms
"JAM", restaurant serves breakfast, lunch and dinner Monday to Saturday and breakfast and lunch on Sundays. Breakfasts are a grande affair with a choice of continental including home baked breads, cereals, muesli, cheeses, cold meats or hot fare from a comprehensive menu with eggs "just as you like them". Lunch offers a choice of light healthy meals. The restaurant caters for vegetarians and vegans and can, by prior arrangement, cater for Halaal and Kosher meals.
Quarters on Avondale is situated at the corner of Sindile Thusi (formerly Argyle) and Avondale Roads, in the leafy suburb of Morningside, a stone's throw from Durban's "Dining District" of Florida Road. Jam Restaurant, the on-site restaurant, is the latest addition to the Morningside trendy restaurant set. Breakfast, lunch and dinner are served in this plush dining venue. Cocktails are available in the beautifully decorated bar and covered terrace area. If your preference be French Cuisine, Taiwanese, sumptuous steaks or Indian Curry, a restaurant to satisfy your taste can be found within easy walking distance of Quarters on Avondale. The beaches of Durban's famed Golden Mile are but a short drive away as are the sporting facilities of Kings Park which include the brand new Moses Madiba Stadium, Kings Park Swimming Complex, an Archery Club, Cycling Track, a Virgin Active Health Club and the Windsor Park Municipal Golf Course with a full 18-hole Golf layout as well as a fun Mashie course. The famed Durban Country Club lies between the Kings Park facilities and the northern beaches and Royal Durban Golf Club is 2 minutes drive away.. FOR CONFERENCE DELEGATES attending conferences at Durban's International Convention Centre (ICC), Quarters is ideally situated less than 5 minutes drive away.
Other facilities and servcies include:
- 24 hour Security
- Private dining functions at Jam
- In room dining from Jam
- Cocktail bar at Jam
- Currency exchange facilities
- Major credit cards accepted
- On-site free car parking for 22 vehicles
- Fax and Photocopying Services
- Babysitting services – available on request
- Basic toiletries and medical supplies are available on request
- Porter service and luggage storage facilities
- Laundry service
- Internet and e-mail facilities
uShaka Marine World in Durban, South Africa, the largest ocean park in Africa, boasts fresh and sea water attractions from shipwrecks to an aquarium and dolphinarium, from water slides to amusement parks, from adventure sport to fine dining and shopping. Gateway Theatre of Shopping: Attractions at the centre apart from the superb shopping are the entertainment facilities which include 'D-Rex' the only double break wave pool in the world, a huge Tony Hawke designed skateboard park, as well as a climbing wall, an IMAX theatre, cinemas and much more. Umgeni Bird Park: Set on the Northern banks of the Umgeni Rivier just 10 minutes from both Quarters on Florida and Quarters on Avondale is the Umgeni Bird with a huge collection of both indigenous and exotic birds.
Windsor Golf Course: A 5 minute drive from both Quarters on Florida and Quarters on Avondale lies Windsor Golf Course. A municipal course it offers golfers a fair challenge on one of the busiest municipal golf courses in South Africa. Visitors are welcome and green fees are incredibly reasonable. Kings Park Olympic Swimming Complex: This complex offers two pools, an Olympic sized main pool and a second diving / water polo pool. Both are heated and thus ideal for those who need their daily swimming exercise. ABSA Park Rugby Stadium: The home of Natal Rugby and the ever popular Natal Sharks, ABSA Park is a short drive from both Quarters and transport can be arranged for those staying at either Quarters on Florida or Quarters on Avondale for Super 14, Curie Cup and Rugby Internationals. Virgin Active Health Club: A Virgin Active Health Club is situated at the southern entrance to ABSA Park Rugby Stadium. Members are welcome. Moses Madiba Stadium: Presently under construction will play host to several of the Soccer World Cup games in 2010, including one of the semi-finals. The stadium will have a seating capacity for 70 000 people. The arches will be 100m high and will cover 320 x 280 square metres and will be 45m in height.
From R 1000.00 per person sharing per night