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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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5 of 5 stars reviewed 3 days ago
Shirleigh2014 Durban, South Africa
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  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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Durban, South Africa
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11 reviews 11 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I stayed there for a special occasion in November. The room was modern, clean with hairdryer, in room kettle with plenty of good tea, nice coffee, chocolate. Air-con is good & great to have a fridge. The sea-views are fabulous & each room has a balcony. Good room service too. Breakfast was outstanding - it catered for everyone & the... More

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

Dear Shirleigh, Thank you for taking the time to reflect on your recent stay with us. I am so pleased that your time with us was memorable. Our Sea Facing rooms offer panoramic sea views as well as great views of the Moses Mabhida Stadium. Our Full English Breakfast Buffets are very popular among our guests and offers a great... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Checked in to room 1711 and 713 on the 13th and checked out on the 17th .....Arrived early morning in Durban and we were offered a room before our check in time (awesome indeed) friendly staff. ..good food ....and the waffles were so good. They organised a shuttle for us to the airport and I would recommend anyone to book... More

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

Dear Dalubuhle, Thank you for taking the time to review your recent stay with us. I am delighted that your time with us was memorable. We do allow our guests to check in early should there be rooms available for early check in. Our Waffles are definitely Durban's best kept secret. I look forward to welcoming you back to the... More

Johannesburg, South Africa
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed at the Blue Waters Hotel during the weekend of the 14th November 2014. Whilst circumstances do crop up that may damper a vacation- the most defining moment of a hotel service, is their ability to effectively deal with any issues you may have. To the manager on duty, Kevin and his remarkable team, thank you for making our... More

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

Dear Vash, Thank you for taking the time to review your stay with us. I am so pleased that your time with us was memorable and that we were able to effectively deal with your concerns. I will be sure to pass your great comments on to Kevin and his team who will be delighted with the positive feedback. We... More

Johannesburg, South Africa
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66 reviews 66 reviews
20 hotel reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Centrally situated on Durban beachfront we enjoyed 1 night before embarking on our Cruise. We stayed on the 6th floor and was very impressed with the modern upgrade to the room and the bathroom. The small balcony gave us a view of the beach and we enjoyed the sound of the waves. The breakfast was delicious and service was excellent.... 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 review your recent stay with us. Our central location offers our guests easy access to all tourists attractions and activities on Durban's Golden Mile. The newly renovated rooms offer a fresh new look to all our rooms, most of our rooms have balconies offering panoramic ocean views. We look forward... More

Polokwane, South Africa
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7 reviews 7 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were booked into the hotel whilst exhibiting at the Good Food and Wine Show, and I must said, it made a work week seem like vacation! The rooms were comfortable, well equipped and clean. The staff were very friendly and helpful. Breakfast was a daily feast, and so well managed. Props to the waiters who kept our cups filled... More

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

Dear Marlize, Thank you for taking the time to reflect on your recent stay with us. I am so pleased that you found our staff friendly and helpful and enjoyed our well equipped and clean rooms. Our Full English Breakfast Buffets are superb, offering a wide selection of hot and cold dishes to choose from. I will be sure to... More

Richmond, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stayed twice in this hotel, October 17-19, 2014, then on Oct 22, after a 4 day safari. The view from our room ( 27th floor on our first stay, and 14th floor on our second stay) was excellent, a panoramic water front, truly breath-taking. The staff were very nice, helpful and friendly. We were accommodated with a parking space... 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 review your stay with us. The prime location of our Hotel offers panoramic sea views as well as views of Durban's Golden Mile and Moses Manhida Stadium, most of our rooms have balconies which are great for soaking up the morning sun and breathtaking views. I am so pleased that... More

Durbanville, South Africa
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I stayed over on the 21 October 2014. I found the rooms nice and service excellent. The only drawback is the noisy guests in the hall. Very loud in the rooms this should be looked into. The breakfast is really nice.

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

Dear Johan, Thank you for taking the time to review your stay with us. I am delighted that you enjoyed the excellent service as well as our Full English Breakfast Buffets. I have addressed your concerns with regards to noise levels with the Night Manager who will be monitoring this more closely. Looking forward to welcoming you back to the... More

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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Hotel is a bit old - they have renovated almost all rooms making it a bit modern. Exterior still in progress. Pool was always closed when we visited here, rooms are a bit small however it is value for money. Also rooms are not sound proof - you can hear people walking & talking at the lifts. Breakfast was ok... More

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Mansfield, Australia
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32 reviews 32 reviews
17 hotel reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014 via mobile

The view from the 15th floor was superb, overlooking the ocean and promenade. The staff were exceptionally friendly from reception, bar, restaurant to cleaners. There was a lovely atmosphere within the hotel as well in that guests greeted each other in the elevator. The location was fantastic with the promenade straight outside the front door. Parking is limited but guests... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 via mobile

I really had a good holiday break at blue waters. Rooms were clean , food tasty and staff were lovely. Its within walking distance to shopping mall,sea side,moses mabidha stadium and other attractions. Oh oh oh not forgeting that the price was a reasonable one.

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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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