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Life Hotel Ballito

3.0 of 5 Small Hotel   |   Nandi Mthembu Drive, Ballito, South Africa
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Ranked #17 of 23 Ballito B&B and Inns
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  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 stars
  • Location
    3 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    2 of 5 stars
  • Service
    2 of 5 stars
  • Value
    2 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    2 of 5 stars
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London, United Kingdom
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24 reviews 24 reviews
7 hotel reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2014

Ok value for money, but this hotel could be so much better. A/C wasn't working, but we did have fans in our rooms. No fridge in the room which was a bummer. Pool wasn't very clean and breakfast was below average, we stuck with cereal and went elsewhere for proper breakfast. High noise levels at all hours and management didn't... More 

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Sandton, South Africa
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2013

The hotel has had a name change it's now called Ballito Lodge Staff friendly & accommodating (let me check-in early. Room was spacious & clean. General appearance feels like they're not keeping up with maintenance. It looks like they tried to make it look fancy on the cheap. Definitely a 3 star accommodation. Overall feeling is that OK, especially if... More 

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Durban, South Africa
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2013

I booked at above hotel about a month ago, as we had a wedding to attend in Ballito. They insisted that we pay in full prior to check in... well now I know why! I phoned on Friday just to confirm my booking and that all was in order. On arrival on a hot Durban summer's day we had to... More 

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BallitoLodge, Manager at Life Hotel Ballito, responded to this review

Dear Wilnaventer Thank you for your feedback, it is very much appreciated and it a great asset for us to learn and move forward from. Just to explain I represent the new Management Company that is taking over the Management of the property and we have seen that there is a serious need for refurbishments and upgrades on the current... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2013 via mobile

I am writing this sitting on the bed of this hotel. We did not sleep well last night. A conference took place during the day - Friday. SSome guests either stayed overnight or new ones booked in. The noise was unbeafable. Doors slamming, shouting at the top of gheir voices. The staff are no better. At around 5 each morning... More 

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Durban, South Africa
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2012

Our family from NZ decided to book at Life Ballito for Christmas....By far the worst hotel I've ever stayed at. I called the night before we check-in to ask for an earlier check-in, which was agreed to. We arrived only to be told our rooms aren't ready and the electricity was faulty anyway so the computer booking system can't be... More 

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Kimberley, South Africa
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37 reviews 37 reviews
14 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2012

We stayed at the Life hotel in Ballito only for a weekend. We had a wedding in the surrounding area. Ballito is a wonderful place to visit all year round. The Hotel is not close to the ocean (Not within walking distance). It is within walking distance of a mall or two. I booked over the internet and it all... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2012

My partner and I booked into Signiture Life hotel in ballito expecting a comfortable, and nice stay for 2 nights. We were not expecting the ritz or a luxury hotel in any way. What we got was a terribly uncomfortable stay in a hotel that looked like it had been slapped together in 5minutes. Before i continue i would like... More 

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Address: Nandi Mthembu Drive, Ballito, South Africa
Location: South Africa > KwaZulu-Natal > Ballito
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Life Hotel Ballito 3*
Number of rooms: 50
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