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Three Cities Waterfront Hotel and Spa

40 Muhatma Gandhi Road, Beachfront, Durban 4069, South Africa (Formerly Three Cities Docklands Hotel)
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  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Location
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

A very good experience with nice clean fresh rooms. The architectural design id tops with recycled facade walls around the perimter of the parking lot! Breakfast was good and staff efficient. I am a tour leader and the hole group were satisfied. The top floor room afforded me a great view of Durban harbour.

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Sandton, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Initially had the issue of one room allocated when 2 rooms were booked online for 2 people. This was resolved efficiently. Enjoyed the experience and had good service. The rooms were great and clean. The food was very good and the restaurant had wonderful ambiance. The Hotel is located within walking distance to Marine World and the North Beach.

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Barbara S, General Manager at Three Cities Waterfront Hotel and Spa, responded to this review

Dear Mr Ruggero, Thank you for your feedback. We are extremely happy that overall you had a good stay with us. We look forward to welcoming you back soon. Hope you have a wonderful day. More 

Durban, South Africa
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5 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Conference hosting was on point. The venue was clean, well-ventilated and spacious. The catering was excellent and the staff were attentive... Three Cities has beautiful decor, modern and comfortable. The views are stunning and the toilet facilities were clean.

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Barbara S, General Manager at Three Cities Waterfront Hotel and Spa, responded to this review

Dear Marilyn Jordan, Thank you for taking the time to rate our hotel on TripAdvisor. We are extremely happy you had a wonderful conference with us. We look forward to welcoming you back for many more conferences. Hope you have a wonderful Weekend. Take care Barbara Smith More 

Johannesburg, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

Make sure you book a harbour facing room. It is amazing to see how the big ships operate with the on and off loading of the containers. Take a camera with if you are into extreme engineering etc. Dinner at the Vodka restaurant are great. (Chef quality) I find that everything on the continental breakfast are cooked in oil which... More 

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Barbara S, General Manager at Three Cities Waterfront Hotel and Spa, responded to this review

Dear Zeni, Thank you for your feedback. The view is truly amazing when the ships come into the harbour. I have spoken with our breakfast chef, regarding cooking in too much oil. We look forward to welcoming you back in the future. Hope you have a wonderful day. More 

Pietermaritzburg
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015

Wonderful unique setting with great staff. Beautiful views and gorgeous interiors. We arrived late due to an accident on the highway and did feel it took quite long to check in, and then when we reached the 4th floor our key wouldn't work, which made us even later for the show we were in Durban to attend. But thanks to... More 

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Rodney B, General Manager at Three Cities Waterfront Hotel and Spa, responded to this review

Good Day Z6122SUmichelleh Let e say from the onset that delivering good guest service is key. We pride ourselves on the quality of service that we deliver. Thank you for taking the time and effort to provide us with your feedback on your recent stay. I can assure you that your feedback is highly valued and will be used constructively... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015

We had our high school reunion here this weekend and it was disappointing in all regards but the company. For R320pp the buffet was below average, the dessert was served the same time as the food so by the time we ate it, the malva pudding was dry and burnt, the custard had separated and hardened and the instant pudding... More 

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Benoni, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015

This hotel at the end of what used to be the infamous Point Road has been a gem of a find. The rooms are immaculate and the decor refreshing for a hotel. The staff provide prompt, efficient and friendly service. There is secure parking. The parking deserves a mention - the facade of some of the older buildings that were... More 

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Rodney B, General Manager at Three Cities Waterfront Hotel and Spa, responded to this review

Good Day Sir Let me say from the onset that delivering great guest service is key. We at The Waterfront Hotel and Spa pride ourselves on the quality of service that we deliver. Guest feedback forms a vital part of our business and the input we receive from our guests is imperative for us to ensure that your expectations are... More 

Johannesburg, South Africa
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

Check in took more than 45 minutes because they couldn't get the key cards to work. The bathroom/toilet was filthy and had urine stains on the floor. I got my room changed and the key for the second room was still not working. I tried to take a shower and the drain was blocked causing the shower to flood. At... More 

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Rodney B, General Manager at Three Cities Waterfront Hotel and Spa, responded to this review

Good Day Mr Sweetman Thank you for taking the time and effort to provide us with your feedback on your recent stay at The Waterfront Hotel and Spa. I can assure you that your feedback is highly valued and will be used constructively to consistently improve our product and service standards. Please accept my sincere apologies for the inconvenience caused... More 

Cape Town
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

Stayed for business. Started off with them calling me Mrs on my registration card when I prefer to go by Mr... then the "personalized" welcome letter in the room was addressed to someone else... after that it got better. Dinner was nice, although medium is never medium/rare when it comes to fillet steak. No beer on tap, which always annoys... More 

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Rodney B, General Manager at Three Cities Waterfront Hotel and Spa, responded to this review

Good Day Sir Let me say from the onset that delivering good service is key. We at The Waterfront Hotel and Spa pride ourselves on the quality of service that we deliver. Thank you for taking the time and effort to provide us with your feedback on your recent stay at The Waterfront Hotel and Spa. I can assure you... More 

Soweto
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

Excellent Service, rooms are clean and very spacious, the mini kitchenette is just wonderful, this is an upsized boutique hotel, beautiful views of the Umgeni River flowing into the Indian Ocean, night time views are just wonderful. This hotel is worth visiting time and time again.

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Rodney B, General Manager at Three Cities Waterfront Hotel and Spa, responded to this review

Hi Tshokolo Let me say from the onset that delivering great guest service is key. We pride ourselves on the quality of service we deliver. Thank you for taking the time and effort to provide us with your feedback on your recent stay at The Waterfront Hotel and Spa. I can assure you that your feedback is highly valued and... More 

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