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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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4 of 5 stars reviewed 1 week 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
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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Cape Town
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82 reviews 82 reviews
32 hotel reviews
152 helpful votes 152 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I stayed at this hotel for one night on a business trip and had a good average experience. The location of the hotel is ideal when you travel from King Shaka airport to the beachfront. The room had a working aircon, kettle, tea and coffee, fridge and bathroom accessories are provided. I had a balcony room facing the beach and... More

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Pretoria, South Africa
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Hotel well situated and beautifull views - air conditioner had only one setting and bedding too small for bed - some plates at breakfast was dirty - still value for money. Also had to park in the street

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed in your hotel from the 8 -10 Aug. Firstly we arrived early. Luggage was stored n had breakfast buffet which was perfect and while waiting for a room. We managed to check in earlier than the usual checkin time. Our room beautiful sea view. Service good. Supper wonderful buffet and there is a bar on the gtoung floor.... More

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Johannesburg, South Africa
2 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I booked out because of the noise and that it was not possible to enjoy our stay and also on the 14th was my moms birthday that was why we booked in there to celebrate it with a dinner in your restaurant witch never happened due to all the kids that was there and it was full till after nine... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Booking was simple online, however parking was not clarified. Upon arrival I went to find out where to park, they said they said its full so then parked on street, then upon checking in they said a parking was reserved in the building. check-in clerk should have asked for my reservation first. Also there is a fee applicable for the... More

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

Dear Nishal, Thank you for taking the time to reflect on your recent stay with us. Our parking procedures are explained on all online booking sites, I have sent you a inbox message to find out which site your booking was made on as the additional charges for parking are on online booking sites. I will address your concerns with... More

Greytown, South Africa
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The reception desk were friendly and our room was clean and well furnished. My disappointment with the hotel started when we returned late after dinner, at about 11h00 pm, and considered a night cap and coffee at the bar or outside at the Blue Dolphin Restaurant. The bar, but specifically the outside area was littered with papers, tables were left... More

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

Dear Aherin, Thank you for taking the time to reflect on your recent stay with us. I would like to apologise for the temporary lapse in service experienced during your recent stay with us, I can assure you that this is most definitely not the norm. I have addressed the concerns raised with the Food & Beverage Manager so that... More

Kozhikode
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17 reviews 17 reviews
13 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Few things I loved about the hotel 1. View of the beach from my room 2. I had the side room with the view of moses mabhida satdium 3. Clean and big room 4. Nice restaurant (breakfast spread was real good) 5. Good staff Can take a lovely stroll over the beach right across the hotel, quite a lot of... More

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

Dear Sudeep, 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. Most of our rooms offer great sea views and balconies to soak up the morning sun and enjoy the view, our rooms are spacious and well maintained, the Full English Breakfast Buffets are... More

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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Excellent facilities and friendly staff Nice food and a wide variety to choose from Located on the beach and near shopping malls and the casino. Easy access from and to the city Centre. Neat rooms with cable television

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

Dear Mark, Thank you for taking the time to review your stay with us, I am delighted that you enjoyed your time with us. I am glad that you enjoyed our facilities and the friendly staff, our Food & Beverage outlets offer a great selection and superb quality to choose from. We are also centrally located to all tourist attractions... More

Johannesburg, South Africa
1 review
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The food was great, a full hot breakfast was included! But I booked the hotel for the indoor pool and the pool was cold and the pool room was dark. Then the dresser fell on my daughter's foot and the safety locks were not working on the door until maintenance fixed it. There were not many tv channels for kids... 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. I would like to apologise for the temporary lapse in service experienced during your recent stay with us, I can assure you that this is most definitely not the norm. I will address your concerns with regards to the pool area with our Maintenance Manager... More

Nashville, Tennessee
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16 reviews 16 reviews
7 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stayed there 2 nights, it was confortable, good breakfast but a bit outdated. They are rennovating it so I am sure it will be better soon. Nice staff and a great view of the ocean. I would stay there again, within walking distance to the casino too.

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

Dear Sherif, Thank you for taking the time to review your stay with us. I am so pleased that your time with us was memorable. We most definitely have prime location on Durban's Golden Mile, our Full English Breakfast Buffets are superb, offering a full selection of hot and cold dishes to choose from. Looking forward to welcoming you back... 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*
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The Blue Waters Hotel is a Three Star Beach front Hotel located on Durban's famous Golden Mile in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. The Blue Waters Hotel specializes in offering the best Accommodation at Affordable rates to corporate business, honeymooners, sports teams, groups and holiday makers alike. We also specialize in Hosting unforgettable Wedding Receptions. We have a number of Wedding Venues to choose from depending on the size of the Function required. The Hotel offers Business Conference and Function Facilities for Small to Large Events. ... more   less 
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