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Blue Waters Hotel

3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   175 Snell Parade | North Beach, Durban 4001, South Africa
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Ranked #17 of 42 Hotels in Durban
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3 of 5 stars reviewed 4 days ago
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This hotel is very well situated on the beachfront within walking distance of a food court which also offers entertainment. While it's rooms are quite average, they are clean and offer a lovely view of the ocean. I was surprised by their buffet breakfast which i must say i thoroughly enjoyed. The wifi was on and off. Overall I would... More 

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Pennington, South Africa
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

A.curtains did not fit properly- hanging on the floor and not hooked up to the runners at the end B. Sea facing window has the handle loose and about to fall off. C.Air con no temperature setting only on /off/ fan speed high / low. D.Anti slip rubber mat full of mould very dirty. E. Toilet set loose as well... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I would not recommend anybody to stay at the hotel. To start with the cleaning staff are not doing their job well. If hygiene is top of ur needs, blue waters is the worst place to go. They dont change the sheets no matter how dirty they are. They will tell u that they change them after every 3 days.... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Before making your booking please read the fine print which states that parking is limited and secure parking is not guaranteed. There are also renovations going on at the hotel for the year of 2015. For overseas visitors who may not know this, it is not safe to park your car on Snell Parade. The last two times I parked... More 

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Pietermaritzburg, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Been back there after two years and was quiet impressed with the renovations.Value for money with breakfast included.Close to beach and Suncoast. Highly recommended for visitors. No need for transport taxis available. Beach and restaurants all walking distance. Big indoor pool.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I booked blue water for location and affordablility. My boyfriend and I stayed for 4 days in Durban. We found location to be good and room was very nice. Exterior could use some updating but really I don't see how that really would impact or change my stay, such a minescule detail. Had no issues with room and staff was... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The hotel is ok although it is old and shabby on some areas. Customer service is very poor. Their buffet dinner is very expensive and don't have wide selection especially for vegetarians. We tried on our first night and vowed we will never eat there again and we never went back for dinner. They have good breakfast although the hotel... More 

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Long Beach, California
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a great place to stay on a budget...but don't expect many amenities. The breakfast buffet is fabulous. After that it goes down hill. The wi-fi was the worst we've ever experienced. Luckily, we booked on-line and were not charged for the wi-fi. However, anyone who booked direct, or any way not on-line, is required to pay for wi-fi.... More 

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BlueW, Guest Relations Manager at Blue Waters Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Adele, Thank you for taking the time to reflect on your recent stay with us. I am delighted that you enjoyed our superb Full English Breakfast Buffet which offers a wide selection of hot and cold dishes to choose from. We have recently upgraded our WiFi facilities so this is very concerning to hear, I will most certainly inform... More 

Johannesburg, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

i have been booking @ this hotel each & every year, it is like from home to home. thanks to the friendly staff, food is superp and the place itself. it worth as 5 star. the waiters are help full in dinning hall. the view of the beach and the Moses Mabhida stadium is realy atracting. the swimming pool need... More 

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BlueW, Guest Relations Manager at Blue Waters Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Valued Guest, Thank you for taking the time to provide us with your feedback. I am so pleased that you feel so at home with us. Our Food & Beverage team wll be delighted with the possitive feedback, I will be sure to pass this on to them. Any request can be directed through the Front Desk who will... More 

Rugby, England, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

In its heyday this must have been one of Durban's finest hotels. The situation is excellent and our room on 6th floor had great views along the beaches in both directions. Now it is showing distinct signs of its age, but offers a good value, family friendly service. The self service breakfast is very good with a wide variety of... More 

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BlueW, Guest Relations Manager at Blue Waters Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Gerald, Thank you for your valued feedback. Most of our rooms offer panoramic sea views of Durban's Golden Mile as well as the Moses Mabhida Stadium. All our rooms have recently been renovated and we are cuurently renovating the exterior of the hotel as well as Lobby & Public Area's renovations to commence shortly, this will restore the hotel... More 

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Address: 175 Snell Parade | North Beach, Durban 4001, South Africa
Location: South Africa > KwaZulu-Natal > Durban
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Blue Waters Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 262
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Also Known As:
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Blue Waters Durban
Hotel Style:
#7 On the Beach Hotel in Durban

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