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Blue Marlin Hotel

180 Scott Street | PO Box 24, Scottburgh 4180, South Africa
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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
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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Pretoria, South Africa
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We visited the Blue Marlin Hotel a year ago considering to have lunch at their restaurant. Unfortunately the establishment seemed shabby and unappealing and we decided to go somewhere else. One year later we re-visited the hotel and this time around our visit was a wonderful experience, from the very friendly receptionist that greeted us as well as the Manager... More 

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South Africa
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very impressed with the make over of the hotel, very overdue and now makes holidaying in Scotburgh such a pleasure! Excellent service from staff, particularly guy at outside bar area (love the views and outside lounge area), Richard at breakfast/room service, and Wendy at reception who immediately recognized us from a visit a year ago!! Suggestions for more vegetarian options... More 

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

Dear Chrissie_TA Thank you for your great review! Your comments on the vegetarian menu selection (and the toaster) are noted and being attended to. We look forward to welcoming you back again soon. Kind regards More 

Durban, South Africa
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

newly refurbished rooms- extremely comfortable with all necessary for a comfortable break from 1 night to 14 nights!!!You will never tire of the scenery etc Rooms have tiled or carpeted floors.Suites also available, some rooms with double beds /twin. Tea and coffee making facilities. On site parking. acess to the South coast of Kwa Zulu Natal WITH WONDERFUL DRIVES AND... More 

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

Dear jeanette1309 Thank you for your lovely informative review. We are so pleased you chose to stay with us, and trust that you will visit again soon. Kind regards More 

Harare Province, Zimbabwe
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4 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Quite place to relax. Clean rooms, good food, 3 min walk to an amazing clean beach. Didn't interact with the staff much except when we were in the restaurant. We stayed there for 4 nights and we enjoyed the comfort of the rooms. We were in room 128 with a complete view of the pool and a slight view of... More 

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

Dear Kudakwashe_Gore Thank you for taking the time to review your recent stay at the Blue Marlin. We are so pleased you enjoyed your stay with us and look forward to welcoming you back again soon. Kind regards More 

Durban, South Africa
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I stayed at this place in aug 2015 the long weekend. The Rooms are good aswell as the bathroom. breakfast at the hotel is awesome sitting outside and having a ocean view restaurant's and the mall are close by. sleep was excellent very quite hotel no noise makers.hotel is right on the sea front but does not have direct access... More 

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

Dear MOVANKER Thank you for choosing the Blue Marlin Hotel for your long weekend getaway. We do apologise for the temporary disruption in the water supply that you experienced. We are pleased to advise that the disruption was not due to an insufficient water supply, but rather to an internal piping problem which has been attended to. Please do visit... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

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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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015

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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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

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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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015

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 June 28, 2015

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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