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The Boathouse

4.0 of 5 Guest house   |   33 Compensation Beach Rd | PO Box 1166, Ballito 4420 , South Africa
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Ranked #11 of 23 Ballito B&B and Inns
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 2 weeks ago
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Sneads Ferry, North Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stayed here for five days following a tour of Zululand historical and nature sites. Had a room with a big deck overlooking the ocean. Started my stay with a fine lunch, very reasonably priced, followed by a long and peaceful sleep after a busy week. Breakfast next morning was awesome, with a nice buffett as well as eggs and sides... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had our wedding at the Boathouse recently. The venue is beautiful. However the staff at Boathouse ruined our wedding. We will never recommend the Boathouse to anyone as a wedding venue or for any function. The Boathouse staff started the reception and served all the food while we were doing our photos. The manager and staff did not even... More 

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Golden, Colorado
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed at the Boathouse on two different occasions in late August and early September 2014. On both occasions, we had booked a luxury room, which we found was not that luxurious and in need of renovation. The bed was hard and we were unable to get the sliding to close and lock unless both of us pushed against it.... More 

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

My husband and I celebrated our anniversary recently and we thought it would be a lovely idea to get away for a romantic evening. I had been to The (beautiful 4-star) Boathouse about 5 years ago and I was quite happy that they had accommodation available for us on 24 October. Imagine my disappointment when we arrived on the Friday... More 

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Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

We stayed at The Boathouse. It gave the feel of a B&B but with all 3 meal serves. All 3 meal menu were great. And a friendly bar. We were amazed at all the food we ate and the alcohol consumed, at the end we were in fear we went over budget. BUT it was unbelievable, the food and booze... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014

Food was awesome. Authentic South Indian food. Took me a bit of travelling from Cape Town to Ballito to finally get an authentic South Indian experience. Very beautiful setting overseeing the beach, stunning setting. Amazing hotel staff. Met the owners and understood that they are still putting in lot of rework on decor, and they are welcome to get feedback... More 

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

Walk from the pool deck down a few steps to the beach. We spent two days there in September. The hotel wasn't too busy so the very friendly reception staff upgraded us to a deluxe room with private deck on the first floor overlooking the sea.The room was spacious and comfortable. The staff were all very friendly and helpful. At... More 

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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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12 reviews 12 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

The hotel is lovely, service good, but the food is in question. We had to send back rotten fruit on two consecutive days. The first night my steak was great, the second night it was poor. My calamari was rubber and the chips under cooked. The setting is great, on the beach. The staff is very helpful and friendly. They... More 

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

I stayed in room 15 at the Boathouse in the month of August for business and a golf trip to Zimbali. It was right on the beach which was spectacular and the room was neat and clean but just found that a few items was not up to scratch. I have stayed at the Boathouse on a previous occasion in... More 

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Chipping Campden
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

Nice little hotel, friendly, with good food and poolside service. The decor is a little faded and does not do justice to the lovely breakfasts and the warmth of its staff. We wanted a quiet and relaxing night away, with a stroll along the beach, and it gave us that.

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Address: 33 Compensation Beach Rd | PO Box 1166, Ballito 4420 , South Africa
Location: South Africa > KwaZulu-Natal > Ballito
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — The Boathouse 4*
Number of rooms: 22
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