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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 43 hotels in Durban
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 5 days ago
Sherifb2014 Nashville, Tennessee
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    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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Nashville, Tennessee
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16 reviews 16 reviews
7 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We stayed there 2 nights, it was confortable, good breakfast but a bit outdated.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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KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

What Can I Say, when something is this good, how can one stay away? I have stayed previously at The Blue Waters Hotel, for a few days. However this time, I only had 24 hours to enjoy its splendor. I assure you I was not disappointing even though there were a few hiccups in the beginning. Being in the Industry... More

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Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A pleasantly old-fashioned hotel with modern features and breakfast to die for. It's ideally located close to Moses Mabhida stadium, Kings Park and the beach front. I was on a work assignment covering the Nedbank Cup final at Moses Mabhida and it was a walking distance. I was in the more tranquil part of the Durban beach-front, which didn't feel... More

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Sandbach, United Kingdom
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33 reviews 33 reviews
14 hotel reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I booked to be in Durban not knowing it was the Durban July (big horse race and party). This was one of the few hotels with rooms but not cheap! The experience in the hotel got off to a bad start...I stood in front of the reception desk whilst the 2 staff behind got on with stuff (ignoring me). I... More

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mombasa
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22 reviews 22 reviews
13 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Recently stayed here during a trade fair in town. Big rooms, good shower , great location . Morning jog on the golden mile is really a great way to start the day. Amazing view if you get a room facing the ocean. Very good breakfast and very friendly staff. One minus, no gym and please Wifi is no longer a... More

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Pretoria, South Africa
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87 reviews 87 reviews
18 hotel reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The hotel is located on the beachfront, walking distance from the casino and near the Moses Mabila Stadium. Awesome views from most rooms. Family rooms with two bedrooms - really nice. The breakfast is the best. You can eat breakfast even if you are not staying in the hotel at R99 per person - and this is really worth it.... More

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BLOEMFONTEIN, SOUTH AFRICA
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Stayed for three nights in June for a conference. Spacious room with a stunning view of the sea. Within walking distance from the beach and shopping centre. Breakfast is divine with a great variety. Staff were very friendly and helpful. Highly recommended.

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

Stayed here in June for a conference. Durban is dangerous, and you can't walk around at nightfall, this can be an issue for dinner arrangements. Room was excellent, and serviced daily. Staff were fantastic, and generally pretty helpful.

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I spent 2 nights at the hotel on business and was very impressed. Location is excellent, staff very friendly, room appeared to be recently revamped and very comfortable and the breakfast was very good too which was included in the room rate. Highly recommended.

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

Dear Shazzie, Thank you for taking the time to review your recent stay with us. We certainly have prime location on Durban's Golden Mile, our rooms have all been recently renovated offering a fresh new look to all our guests. Our full English breakfast buffet offers a great variety with a view to match. Thank you for your great comments... More

Cape Town Central, South Africa
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24 reviews 24 reviews
11 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

The location is great: on the waterfront within walking distance to the beach, close to Golden Mile and casino. Rooms are spacious and modern with great views especially from the higher floors. The breakfast is very good with lots of variety. The rest of the hotel is very "old looking" and rather drab. The reception staff need training on good... More

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

Dear Chalan, Thank you for taking the time to review your stay with us. Our views are indeed spectacular offering a panoramic overview of Durban's Golden Mile and the landmark Moses Mabhida Stadium to the North. Our full English breakfast buffet is a firm favourite among all our guests offering a great selection of hot and cold dishes. We are... 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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