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Blue Waters Hotel

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175 Snell Parade | North Beach, Durban 4001, South Africa
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Ranked #17 of 43 Hotels in Durban
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4 of 5 stars reviewed yesterday
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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3 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We stayed here for two nights in February on a road trip from Kruger to Cape Town, and it was a great hotel. There was 4 of us and we all looked forward to the breakfast on the second day, after a feast on the first! The room was clean and of a good size. Overall a great stay!

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31 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Don't be put off by the scaffolding. The hotel is undergoing a facelift but this did not in any way spoil our stay. We were offered a room on the first floor but asked for a higher floor. Room 608 was lovely, newly refurbished spotlessly clean, fabulous bathroom/shower and magnificent ocean view. The restaurant was first class with a incredible... More 

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Warrnambool, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

As previous reviews suggest, the hotel is undergoing much needed renovations which are quite inconvenient. However it is still great value for money and perfect location. Views from the balconies are amazing, it's just a shame they are so dirty due to the renovations.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Started Check-in started off well, no parking available apparently so I enquired about other safe local parking. They offered me a parking after 5pm when the manager was to leave, I was happy with that and returned later and was allocated Bay 5, no special markings just a normal parking. I noticed throughout my stay that not at one point... More 

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Cape Town, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I travel to Durban at least once a month on business, and because most of my dealings are in the central or harbour area, I have stayed at this hotel on various occasions. I think it is the complementary delicacies like cakes, and jam pies that are availble on arrival, and not to mentyion the sherry and juices, that entices... More 

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Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa
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18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

If you looking for a budget hotel but dont want to slum it, book here. Very safe and close to casino, eateries, bicycle rentals, beach etc etc. The breakfast was pretty amazing. Staff were helpful and friendly. The rooms were clean and beds comfortable. The views from the balcony are awesome. The only niggle was that the indoor pool was... More 

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

We spent two evenings at Blue Waters and was pleasantly surprised. Although the are currently undergoing renovations we enjoyed our stay. The breakfast served is amazing and will be hard to beat elsewhere. The room we stayed in overlooked the stunning ocean and the beds were the most comfortable I have ever slept in. In actual fact so comfortable that... More 

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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62 reviews 62 reviews
24 hotel reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

At the top of north beach (right across from the casino and a short walk to the stadium). A bit noisy on the weekends, when the hotel bar really gets going...but otherwise a quiet alternative to the craziness of most of the venues on the Durban beachfront. Walking distance to all of the restaurants and attractions on the promenade. Good... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The hotel is undergoing renovations, which is irritating especially at breakfast and the lifts were not all working The rooms are a good size but old and a bit Sparton even though they have been refurbished??? Obviously not to a high standard. The curtains look as though they have been made by the GM's mother in Law We were in... More 

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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 provide us with your feedback. We have completed structural renovations on all of our rooms, we are currently in the process of renovating the exterior of the building. Once the exterior of the building has been completed we will be replacing all the old wood framed windows with new aluminium windows.... More 

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7 reviews 7 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Visited Blue Waters Hotel for the first time and was very, very satisfied with the service received when we arrived at the Hotel. Was help immediately at Reception with the most friendly staff. The breakfast and supper was exellent and even the guy at the door was friendly and helpful. Although they were busy renovating the hotel everything was still... More 

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