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Blue Marlin Hotel

180 Scott Street | PO Box 24, Scottburgh 4180, South Africa
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3 of 5 stars reviewed 3 days ago
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Stayed at this place with my family. the hotel has undergone some renovation. the reception and all public areas have been revamped, they look great. Some rooms are still being worked on and are smelly. Stayed in room 52 and I was happy with the quality. try rooms 50-52. 52 has the best view from the main room and the... More 

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

Dear John M Thank you for the great review. We hope to welcome you back again soon. More 

Hartbeespoort, South Africa
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7 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Its a long trip from Johannesburg but certainly beats Flying and car hire. On arrival the receptionist demanded the balance of payment for our stay - not a great start to our holiday. The north wing has been revamped and we had room 54 - two rooms, one toilet with shower - not convenient for a family of 5. The... More 

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

Dear Ian W Thank you for choosing the Blue Marlin Hotel for your winter holiday with the grandchildren. We appreciate you taking the time to review your stay with us. It is only through comments like these that we can monitor and improve upon our services rendered. We are extremely grateful that there was no serious harm done when the... More 

South Africa
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9 reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This hotel needs to have a serious revamp as the carpets are cheap and dirty and the ceiling are water damaged and marked and the bedrooms are low cost fittings. this was one of the worst holiday hotels I have ever stayed in. the restaurant is run like a old age home and the food is not very good at... More 

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

Dear southafricajane Thank you for reviewing your stay at the Blue Marlin. We are pleased to advise that the Hotel has undergone a major refurb since you stayed with us, and we really look forward to welcoming you back again soon to experience the changes. Best wishes More 

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

very impressed with upgrading of the rooms and hotel. the staff was friendly and helpful. but it would have been nice to be able to obtain ice for our room on request. buying a big bag of ice from garage was a mess, although the bar lent us an ice bucket

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

Dear 31morgand Thank you for reviewing your recent stay at the Blue Marlin. We note your comment about ice, and this has been passed on to the decision makers. Until we see you again, we wish you all the best. More 

Johannesburg, South Africa
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were delighted with our 23rd visit this year... The "Old Lady" of the South Coast now truly has it all ... Sea View, one of the best swimming beaches on this coastline in walking distance, beautiful rooms, great food, tranquility and a homeliness that is are rare thing!!! And of course the staff...always going the extra mile. We just... More 

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

Dear amandaj1612 We are so pleased that your 23rd visit went well. Yes, the "Grand Old Lady" has certainly come a long way, and we are really blessed to have loyal guests that have supported us through this journey. Best wishes from the Blue Marlin Team, until we meet again. More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

Stayed 3 nights with family. Very friendly and nice hotel. Will be perfect for getting some relax. Walking distance from the beach. Very friendly for children, play areas are both inside and outside. Nice bar and restaurant. Room was also nice, had everything you need. One recommendation is wifi, only in lounges, not in rooms.

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

Dear 豪志 内 Thank you for reviewing your recent stay at the Blue Marlin Hotel. We now have wi-fi in all the rooms and hope to welcome you back again soon to try it out. Best wishes More 

London
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5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

Just had a weekend with our two kids, 5 and 3 years. Fantastic revamp, great rooms (we had two rooms/interleading - ample size and really spotless), brilliant kids areas, attentive service. Everything is perfectly positioned and the entertainment, pool, cocktail bar area truly is something very special. A really ideal getaway for a weekend (or longer!).

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

Dear LondonLolly77 Thank you for choosing the Blue Marlin Hotel for your recent weekend away. We are are so pleased you enjoy your time with us and we look forward to welcoming you back again soon. More 

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3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

Fantastic stay. It's our 10th year! Why have I given it five stars?? It's a family hotel with 3 stars on the door but the staff at this hotel are 10 star!! From the wonderful general manager to the waiters and gardeners, all treat you like you are a friend and make your stay very special. Thank you. Yes, there... More 

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

Dear Sezela41 Thank you for your great review. We are indeed blessed to have such a wonderful team of people working here. Thank you for choosing to stay with us and we look forward to welcoming you back in 2016. Best wishes More 

Johannesburg, South Africa
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2015

The accommodation and the new look was refreshing. The only problem was the invasion of ants in the room. The breakfast was amazing, the variety on display was excellent, and the dinner was also great and value for money.

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

Dear waldecke2015 Thank you for choosing the Blue Marlin Hotel for your recent holiday. The ant issue is a seasonal problem on the South Coast which we are doing our best to combat. We appreciate your comments about our food and trust we will have the pleasure of your company again soon to try out more of our tantalizing menu.... More 

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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16 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

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

Dear cg1300 Thank you for reviewing your recent stay at the Blue Marlin. We are pleased to confirm that wi-fi is now available in all the rooms. Until we meet again, best wishes to you and the family More 

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