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Blue Waters Hotel

3.0 of 5
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175 Snell Parade | North Beach, Durban 4001, South Africa
Blue Waters Hotel
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Ranked #16 of 43 Hotels in Durban
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This was my second visit to Blue Water Hotel and on this occasion I stayed with my wife for four nights. I will firstly cover the positive aspects. The hotel is ideally placed on the North Shore in a safe area of Durban. We had a room on the 14th floor and the views of the ocean and city were... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My 3 year old daughter, myself and my parents had a lovely holiday here in February till beginning of March 2015. Location of the hotel was good. The staff were lovely. Breakfast was 10 out of 10. Our only downfall was being put on the17 floor. If we were in the hotel when the electric was off. We had to... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Blue Waters is set perfectly across the road from the swimming beaches. Close to the Casino and with full access to the Durban beachfront walking track. The hotel is undergoing renovations, so there was a scaffolding right in front which was deceiving, reception check in was efficient but not too friendly. The room (family deluxe sea view) was spacious,... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

From Parking to check in all good. Friendly staff. Meal super. Will came again for a one night stop over, and will sent all friends of mine to say with the Blue Waters Hotel in Durban. See you next year or maybe sooner.

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Bloemfontein, South Africa
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

You can not rest during the day with all the noise from the renovations. There is no lift from the basement parking which made it very difficult for my wive who had a knee replacement. Will not stay there again

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

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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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

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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Cape Town, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

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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