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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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Ranked #2 of 2 Hotels in Scottburgh
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 5 days ago
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 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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Johannesburg
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We had the most amazing stay ever, the service was great and the food was beyond delicious. I would definitely stay there again, we can't complain about anything. Thanks for the lovely stay, you'll see us again

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

Dear Binx4eebs Thank you for taking the time to review your recent stay at the Blue Marlin. We are so pleased that you enjoyed your time with us, and look forward to welcoming you back in the not too distant future. All the best for the festive season and a healthy, happy 2015 to you. More 

Pretoria, South Africa
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Recently stayed at the Blue Marlin expecting a nice quiet holiday by the beach. What did we get, a construction site. Now I know there are times when a Hotel has to be renovated, but must it done while there are quests there. From seven in the morning untill nine at night the noise went on. Now I can't fault... More 

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

Dear Denis D Thank you for taking the time to review your recent stay at the Blue Marlin Hotel. We did do our best to ensure that all guests were notified of the building works prior to arrival and we really do apologise that you did not get this notification. We are glad that the food and service met your... More 

London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

I stayed at the Blue Marlin for eight days late October 2014 - what an experience!! The staff were amazing and so accommadating to say the least, accommodation fabulous, food excellent!!!! Location outstanding too ... cannot fault my stay whatsoever.

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

Dear Liz Arnold-Smith Thank you so much for your great review. We are really pleased that you enjoyed your stay with us, and look forward to welcoming you back again in the not too distant future. More 

Scottburgh
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12 reviews 12 reviews
9 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

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

Dear jdlblr Thank you for choosing the Blue Marlin Hotel for your recent holiday. We are so pleased that you enjoyed your stay and do appreciate the time taken to post your review. Our first batch of bedroom renovations are progressing at a speed and we are really excited for you to see the finished product. Thank you once again... More 

Johannesburg, South Africa
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114 reviews 114 reviews
22 hotel reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

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

Dear NineDragons Thank you for taking the time to review your stay at the Blue Marlin. We are pleased to announce that room renovations have begun in earnest, and the revamped rooms will now have air-conditioning. We have addressed the plumbing issue with our maintenance team and do hope that you will visit us again to experience these and other... More 

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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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36 reviews 36 reviews
28 hotel reviews
44 helpful votes 44 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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30 reviews 30 reviews
16 hotel reviews
21 helpful votes 21 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
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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 

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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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 

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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*
Number of rooms: 120
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