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Blue Marlin Hotel

180 Scott Street | PO Box 24, Scottburgh 4180, South Africa
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Ranked #1 of 2 Hotels in Scottburgh
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 1 week ago
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

When we first made booking online, we had reservations of what to expect. It turned out to be a nice and welcoming hotel. This is a medium size beach hotel. While it is older in style, the facilities are well kept and we would certainly stay there again. A good choice as a family hotel. You can book breakfast and... More 

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Stayed for one night after sani2c. Lovely clean and new room, very comfortable. Location was great and convenient and walking distance to restaurants. Lovely pool area and pub on the deck. Would recommend for visits for family wanting to stay near the beach.

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Malthee S, Deputy GM at Blue Marlin Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Grant_I_W Thank you for reviewing your recent stay at the Blue Marlin. We wish you all the best until we see you again (for a much longer stay). More 

Johannesburg, South Africa
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife and my first went to the Blue Marlin back in 1983, it was then in the Southern Sun stable. We have been back every year since then with family and friends and during that time the hotel has been managed by a number of different owners. As timeshare owners we were aware of the impending (much needed!) revamp... More 

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Malthee S, Deputy GM at Blue Marlin Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Dee_Alho Thank you for your lovely review of your recent stay with us. The Blue Marlin has certainly gone through quite a transformation and we are grateful that our valued guests are so positive about the changes. Please do visit again soon. More 

Johannesburg, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Blue Marlin hotel is well into its makeover and the changes are incredible. The common areas and a significant portion of the bedrooms are beautifully redone. Staff are efficient and food excellent

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Malthee S, Deputy GM at Blue Marlin Hotel, responded to this review

Dear L Perkins Thank you for your great review. We look forward to welcome you all back again soon to experience the other wonderful upgrades that are continuously happening. Best wishes until we meet again. More 

Benoni, South Africa
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38 reviews 38 reviews
22 hotel reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Visited again (was last there in Dec/Jan) room was lovely, view was lovely, food great as usual, although toast making was an issue. My one delema from last time, the bar which had to be passed through to get to the Childrens play area has been resolved. They now have an excellent pool bar, cocktails galore! Never had to go... More 

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Malthee S, Deputy GM at Blue Marlin Hotel, responded to this review

Dear AlisonS Thank you for choosing to stay with us again. We are glad you enjoyed your pool bar experience, it is certainly becoming a popular spot for watching the superb Scottburgh sunsets. Your comment regarding the self-service toaster is noted and will be attended to. Thank you once again and all the best until your next visit. More 

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

Half way through a revamp but a lovely family destination. Can't wait to go back once all renovation is complete. Walking distance to a superb beach for little ones. A little gem on the South Coast of KZN, in Scottborough.

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Malthee S, Deputy GM at Blue Marlin Hotel, responded to this review

Dear DouglasNel Thank you for your great review. We are so pleased that you enjoyed your time with us, and look forward to welcoming you back soon. Warmest wishes. More 

Johannesburg, South Africa
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

Our party consisted of myself aged 75 my son and daughter-in-law. We visited in November 2014. We were disappointed to discover that the refurbishments were not complete but in a short time our rooms were sorted out with no fuss. I would enquire if the alterations are complete because the builders were noisy until late in the evening and started... More 

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Malthee S, Deputy GM at Blue Marlin Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Elizabeth H. Thank you for choosing the Blue Marlin Hotel for your holiday, and for taking the time to review your stay with us. It is only through comments like these that we can evaluate and / or improve upon the services that we offer. We look forward to welcoming you the Blue Marlin Hotel again in the not... More 

Basingstoke
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015 via mobile

We returned for another visit to the Blue Marlin in January of this year. What a difference the upgrade to the hotel has made. The duvets, sheets and fluffy white towels made such a difference. The upgraded rooms were a big improvement. The air conditioning was very quite too. There were a few teething problems with some of the rooms... More 

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Malthee S, Deputy GM at Blue Marlin Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Lynda Thank you for your lovely review. Its is always a pleasure having you stay with us and we are glad that you liked the upgrade. Blue Marlin has always been known for great service and we are so blessed to have staff that continue to uplift the Hotel in this manner. Until we meet again, we wish you... More 

Kendal Cumbria UK
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015 via mobile

Stayed at the Blue Marlin in February 2015 and was not disappointed. Have stayed there many times in the past but last visit was 5 years ago and the whole atmosphere has improved since its tasteful and much improved upgrade. The bedrooms are well appointed and comfortable, spotlessly clean with full AC and fans and public lounge and dining room/bar... More 

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Malthee S, Deputy GM at Blue Marlin Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Valued Guest Thank you for choosing the Blue Marlin for your recent holiday and we appreciate you taking the time to review your stay. There are many more improvements planned for the Blue Marlin and we look forward to welcoming you back to enjoy them with us. Best wishes until we meet again. More 

Durban, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

We stayed at the Blue Marlin from 24 December until the 3rd of January. We were two families of four and had rooms next door to each other. We had some hiccups but these were sorted out in a flash. The quality of management and staff was fantastic, they made us feel like VIP's. Thanx to all we will be... More 

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Malthee S, Deputy GM at Blue Marlin Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Donovan S Thank you for reviewing your recent holiday at the Blue Marlin. We are so pleased that you enjoyed your time with us, and look forward to welcoming you and the family back soon. More 

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