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Blue Marlin

2.5 of 5 Hotel   |   180 Scott Road | PO Box 24, Scottburgh 4180, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 4 weeks ago
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My husband and I, together with our sons aged 6 and 10 years, stayed at one of our favourite holiday destinations, the Blue Marlin Hotel recently. We found the staff welcoming and as friendly as always and were so happy to see that service remains a priority to all staff at the hotel. The addition of the new cappuccino machine... More

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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106 reviews 106 reviews
20 hotel reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This hotel has renovated recently. From What I see is the check in counter, lobby and the restaurant. My hotel room is circa. 1970's. Beds are squeaky, no aircon. In the bathroom, faucets are leaking but there is a large sign to conserve water. You have to really turn it tight to stop water from leaking. Hotel should invest in... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

Unfortunately I had to stay here for 3 days. Although they are busy upgrading the hotels appearance the staff need one as well.It seems like they are all in a daze. You only have 2 choices of Dinner, and the one night I tried to eat there the steak they served was old and warmed up. It took my food... More

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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34 reviews 34 reviews
27 hotel reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2014

I stayed at Blue Marlin for 2 nights with my wife and a friend while riding the Sani2C mountain bike marathon. This is an old hotel that needs a complete revamp, which seems to be underway in a half-hearted way. Our room was seedy and had a dirty feel about it. The food was not great - tinned soup, supermarket... More

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Malthee S, Manager at Blue Marlin, responded to this review

Dear SimonEspley Thank you for taking the time to review your stay at the Blue Marlin. We regret that this stay did not meet your expectations. We are pleased to announce that room renovations have begun in earnest, and our restaurant menu and service have been given an upgrade as well. We do hope that you will visit us again... More

Benoni, South Africa
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29 reviews 29 reviews
16 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2014

We have been going to the Blue Marlin for some 20 odd years and have been eagerly awaiting the upgrades Sandy has been promising in the drawer in the room :-) On arriving we pulled up outside, it was clearly upgraded and from the outside, looked great. Into the reception area, what a difference airy, maybe a little too big,... More

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Malthee S, Manager at Blue Marlin, responded to this review

Dear Alison S. Thank you for providing this helpful review. The areas of concern are being investigated. We are pleased to announce the opening of The Spa @ Blue Marlin. And the bedroom renovation project is in full swing with at least 70 rooms getting a complete revamp. We wish you all the best and look forward to welcoming you... More

Johannesburg, South Africa
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2014

After spending short week-long holidays every few years at the Blue Marlin Hotel in Scottburgh on the Kwa-Zulu Natal South Coast in South Africa over the past decade and a half, we decided to dive on the Aliwal Shoal and Blue Marlin was the logical choice for us because of its proximity to the beach, the spectacular sea views, the... More

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Malthee S, Manager at Blue Marlin, responded to this review

Dear Bu11 Ray Thank you for choosing to stay at the Blue Marlin Hotel and for your great review. We are pleased to announce that our Beauty Spa has now opened, and we have started renovations on some of our bedrooms. We wish you all the best and look forward to welcoming you back soon. More

Reigate
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014 via mobile

This was a nice return,after 4 years away.Great improvements to the bar,lounge,and reception area was a big surprise.I always choose a room in the old block,where you get an extra room for golf clubs etc.The staff,are as friendly as ever,the food of a high standard,and rooms comfortable with great sea views.A splendid golf course only five minutes away,where the green... More

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Malthee S, Manager at Blue Marlin, responded to this review

Dear Mr Frederick B, Thank you for choosing the Blue Marlin for your holiday. We are glad you liked the upgrade to the public areas, and are excited to announce that we have already begun renovations on some of our bedrooms. We wish you all the best and look forward to welcoming you back again soon. More

Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2014

The public areas have already been refurbished with excellent Lounge / Bar, outside lounge, gardens and swimming pool. We did not eat at the restaurant though there was very good lunches available at about R40. The rooms are dated but quite pleasant. The hallways are tatty but unlikely to be of concern. Overall a nice hotel with friendly, helpful staff

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Malthee S, Manager at Blue Marlin, responded to this review

Dear Mr Ray C. Thank you for choosing the Blue Marlin Hotel for your recent holiday. We are pleased that you liked the renovations thus far. We will begin room renovations this year and look forward to your continued support. Best regards Malthee. S More

Margate, South Africa
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2014

Had a stunning Holiday at the blue marlin hotel in December,The food was excellent and the new refurb going on makes the Hotel one of the best on the South Coast .The friendless of the staff and the help of the Manager Mathlie and the friendless of Richard Cele really made a good Holiday .The new pool area is also... More

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Malthee S, Manager at Blue Marlin, responded to this review

Dear Mr Colin G. Thank you for choosing the Blue Marlin Hotel for your December holiday. We are really pleased that you enjoyed your stay with us and look forward to welcoming you back soon. Warm regards Malthee More

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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2014 via mobile

We have recently spent two weeks at the Blue Marlin Hotel. We have been coming here for the last thirteen years . We were delighted to see the refurbishment on the ground floor public rooms. They have been tastefully done and a huge improvement. We understand the rooms are next, this is long overdue. There are two examples of how... More

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Malthee S, Manager at Blue Marlin, responded to this review

Dear Mrs K. We are so pleased that you once again enjoyed your stay with us. Thank you for your comments about the renovations, we are very excited about the next phase too. All the best until we see you again. More

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Address: 180 Scott Road | PO Box 24, Scottburgh 4180, South Africa
Location: South Africa > KwaZulu-Natal > Scottburgh
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Blue Marlin 2.5*
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