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The Concierge Boutique Bungalows is built on the site of eight heritage-listed buildings, the 1920’s façade remains, but inside you’ll discover modern luxury with a distinctive, quirky style. The Concierge is nestled in a cool, leafy courtyard which also houses the equally impressive Freedom Café.

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Each of The Concierge’s four bungalows has three rooms with different design variations, custom finished furniture and shower areas that are best described as being soaked in warm jungle rain. Some have verandahs while others overlook the courtyard. Take your pick.




- 26 Sqm -

- King Size Bed -

- Free Wifi -

- Air Conditioning -

- Lcd Tv -

- Dstv -

- Individual Design -




- 32 Sqm -

- King Size Bed -

- Free Wifi -

- Air Conditioning -

- Lcd Tv -

- Dstv -

- Individual Design -




- 29 Sqm -

- King Size Bed -

- Free Wifi -

- Air Conditioning -

- Lcd Tv -

- Dstv -

- Individual Design -

  |  Freedom Café  |

Freedom Café was originally cooked up as a small, relaxed restaurant adjoining The Concierge. Over the years it has become the heart and soul of the hotel. Brilliant for breakfasts, lazy lunches and relaxed sundowners, Freedom is a veritable oasis.

Please peruse The Concierge breakfast options below.


Tues to Sun. Opens 7:00. Last breakfast orders 11.00

click through to tastefreedom.co.za

“One should not attend even the end of the world
without a good breakfast.”

Robert A. Heinlein, from the novel Friday

take your pick

Pick an option, and let us know if there's anything else you desire. Tea, coffee? Glass of cold orange juice?

Artisan bread, gooseberry jam?

melon & greek yogurt
watermelon, orange melon, white grapes, double thick greek yogurt, chia seeds, goji berries

ancient grain granola
house made granola (almond & cranberry & coconut & cinnamon), double thick greek yogurt, honey, chia & goji berries

turkish breakfast
boiled eggs, cucumber, feta, calamata & castelvetrano olives, toasted artisan bread, honey, sumac

rosa tomato bowl
thyme roasted rosa tomatoes, kale pesto, scrambled eggs, crisp pancetta


classic benedict
crispy pancetta, hollandaise, poached eggs

avocado, biltong dust, cucumber, sesame seeds, rosa tomatoes, yogurt curd on toasted artisan bread

choose your fix

Our very own brand of coffee, FD. A blend of organically sourced Ugandan & Ethiopian beans roasted for us weekly

 • espressodoppio macchiato americano flat white

 • cappuccino grande latte hot chocolate

  |  map  |

36 - 42 St Mary’s Avenue, Greyville, 4001, Durban, South Africa

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If you’re a fan of picnics and ducks,  Mitchell Park might be the patch

of grass for you


ferndale rd

Grab a quart and a bunny chow while watching the game over at House Of Curries


florida rd

Grab some pub grub and down a Black Irish at Drop Kick Murphy’s


florida rd


florida rd


florida rd


florida rd


florida rd

Tire the kids out by taking them to the People’s Park play area, while you grab a cuppa at the café


st' mary's ave

Get all the Instagram love, with the view of Durban from the Moses Mabhida

Sky Car

The first Saturday

of each month Moses Mabhida hosts i heart market for food, lounging and browsing. A market-must!

Durban’s creative hub, with a burger bar/brewery, a gin distillary & multiple artisanal shops & coffespots.

station dr


Rent a bike at

bike and bean and get your pedal power on for the best way to discover the Golden Mile

Suncoast Casino

all the vibe of Vegas with a winning sea view instead of a desert!

Have breakfast at Durban’s premium people-watching spot, Circus circus

beach Café

Take an afternoon stroll along Stamford Hill Road for surf clothing brands at bargain prices

The grub at Afros is amazing - fresh ingredients and cooked to order. You won’t find a better chicken burger

Weekends are the perfect time for live reggae music, cold beers and stronger cocktails - only at Wahooz!

Swim with sharks, watch dolphins leap through hoops, rub noses with fish…that sort of thing at uShaka Aquarium


snell parade


snell parade

Industrial strength beer on tap meets understated, yet unforgettable, design. Welcome to


Get great service and

build your own burrito


Better tasting pasta than cousin Vinny serves up. Get good Italian at Spiga D’Ora. Capiche?

Check out the


for more tips

 Our inhouse

freedom Café serves bright, breezy breakfasts and lunches

Any way you slice it, nothing beats a thin crust Blue Dolphin pizza at the coast, under an African


Sweeping views of the beachfront and an extensive menu at

the Elangeni

panorama bar &

pool deck


  |  our story  |

The Concierge Boutique Bungalows is both name and concept. It was created in a collaborative effort with Durban's Egg Design team, Greg and Roche Dry, and the Modern Museum Design team headed by Neil Roake.

Eight listed historical homes have been refurbished and moulded together around a peaceful courtyard, home to a magnificent wild fig tree.


The Greyville area probably holds more listed buildings and valued architecture than most others in Durban. Found in the same avenue as The Concierge, the beautiful Union Period St Mary’s Church is not only a visual gem, but the only authenticated Herbert Baker building in Durban.


Greg and Roché Dry of Egg Designs were responsible for the interior concepts of the rooms. The four bungalows each have three rooms, all with a shift in design and identity. Boutique in the true sense of the word, every furniture piece is custom-designed for the space and the intention.


The heart of The Concierge Boutique Bungalows is the award-winning steel shipping container, which holds Freedom Café where guests can breakfast indoors or outdoors. The café has become a cool spot for regulars to hang out for breakfast, lunch or drinks at the bar.

A great deal about The Concierge Boutique Bungalows is the result of personal experience. Neil Roake travels and knows what he likes and what he doesn’t. He’s created a venue, a menu and accommodation for others like him – those who seek solace at the end of a hectic day, but still want the options of interacting with the locals, trying new flavours and chilling in the courtyard or at the bar in Freedom Café.


From inside The Concierge Boutique Bungalows, you can see a little park across the lane – it’s clearly visible through the tennis-court fencing, used in preference to a wall – and The Concierge Boutique Bungalows has become its caretaker: ‘We don’t own it but, a bit like the Japanese concept of “borrowed space”, we look after it.’


Pretty much like the role of a concierge.



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