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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 #10 of 23 Ballito B&B and Inns
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 6 days ago
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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23 reviews 23 reviews
7 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

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
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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
11 reviews 11 reviews
5 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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21 reviews 21 reviews
11 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
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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Ballito, South Africa
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114 reviews 114 reviews
23 hotel reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2014

Nice place to stay in Ballito. Close in a quite part of town and on the beach. The facilities are great and the location superb. The rooms are spacious and well appointed. The service is great and the staff attentive. If you are looking for a place to stay in ballito that is walking distance from the bus sling nightlife... More

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Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa
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22 reviews 22 reviews
4 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2014

Spent a few days at the Boathouse for business and was very impressed by the accommodation. The food was good but looking forward to the upgrades and the new Thava restaurant that is going to take over the restaurant

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Warrington, United Kingdom
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135 reviews 135 reviews
24 hotel reviews
89 helpful votes 89 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2014

The Boathouse is in a brilliant location right on a lovely beach but close to all the amenities of the town of Ballito. The hotel has all the facilities one could wish for, provides excellent service and the food is very good. The hotel is a little faded however and requires some love and attention to make this a top... More

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2014

We were appehensive about our stay having read some of these reviews.However we were pleasantly suprised, the location was superb. Our room overlooked the Indian ocean with a large balcony with sun beds. All meals were great -we ate in both nights. The staff were friendly and helpful. Good service allround and helpful front of house.Other guests were meeting for... More

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Zutphen, The Netherlands
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24 reviews 24 reviews
16 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2014

The boathouse is a lovely hotel on a great location. We were allocated in two great rooms with a stunning view. Nicely decorated Maintenance of the hotel is done without attention for detail Front office staff does their work but not really interested in their guests. Breakfast is just a disaster This place should be managed but it looks like... More

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Ballito, South Africa
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2014

We booked on line, based on the website the boat house looks luxurious, well kept and extremely special. We have no issue to pay 4* rates but the hotel is everything but! The staff are untidy, although friendly, not trained and unprofessional, the room small and cramped, no fridge, only 3 channels (cheapest dstv subscription available). bathroom needs to be... More

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Address: 33 Compensation Beach Rd | PO Box 1166, Ballito 4420 , South Africa
Location: South Africa > KwaZulu-Natal > Ballito
Hotel Class:4 star — The Boathouse 4*
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