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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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  • 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

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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Pretoria, South Africa
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21 reviews 21 reviews
13 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The one great thing about this hotel are the breakfasts, there is lots of choice and it is plentiful. Rooms are very clean and comfortable but the a/c is basically on or off and loud. The reception area is unwelcoming and disjointed. Parking area needs a clean up, lots of hotel furniture dumped there. Also at the very far end... More 

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Johannesburg, South Africa
13 reviews 13 reviews
6 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This was my fourth stay last year and every time, it seems that the hotel gets worse. Service is almost non-existent; cold "welcome" at check in; no help with bags/luggage.. You have to help yourself. Lifts are slow and you have to wait a long while at times. Breakfast was ridiculous.. Staff asked that I sit with strangers as one... More 

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Malmo, Sweden
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240 reviews 240 reviews
61 hotel reviews
313 helpful votes 313 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I write my review just after another guest who obviously stayed at the same time as us deemed their stay as terrible. In contrast we had a very satisfying stay at the Blue Waters. Yes, the free and quite fast wifi of the hotel failed during the weekend, unfortunately, and could not be repaired before Monday because of lacking spare... More 

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Hong Kong, China
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103 reviews 103 reviews
29 hotel reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I would not go back to this hotel if it was free. This may seem a bit harsh but its true. When we arrived we could not park as all parking was full, no apology nothing, find your own parking. When we checked in despite asking for rounds next door to each other so we could be near the kids... More 

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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75 reviews 75 reviews
23 hotel reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Thoroughly impressed by Jandre and his team on my return visit to one of the oldest hotels on North Beach. Do not be fooled by the hotel exterior as the interior is being renovated and rooms are modern and all round very click. Breakfast buffet is always a winner and the oven baked pizzas are AMAZING!

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Hillcrest, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa
18 reviews 18 reviews
15 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were really impressed with this hotel. Rooms looked recently renovated and had fantastic views. Beds were comfy, rooms were clean and bathrooms well equipped. There was some renovation work going on in the foyer but it wasn't a disturbance. Breakfast was excellent with good service. The location is great. The beach opposite is not suitable for swimming but a... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 4 weeks 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 5 weeks 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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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:
Blue Waters Hotel Durban
Blue Waters Durban
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#7 On the Beach Hotel in Durban

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