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The Boathouse

33 Compensation Beach Rd | PO Box 1166, Ballito 4420 , South Africa
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

WARNING: Don't book into this establishment - you will be disappointed... The price quoted for The Boathouse standard room was R 1210.00 per person per night making the room total R 2420.00. This is a ridiculous rate considering that this establishment is no more that 2 stars at best. Specifically, we experienced the following: - the room was small with... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Arrived as a couple for a relaxing 2 days. The reception and restaurant staff were great. Although the double aspect room views in room 16 were stunning and the bed was large and comfortable, i was disappointed not to have any outside space, and the bathroom was very small and pokey. We didnt eat in the restaurant other than breakfast... More 

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Our expectation of the Boathouse as a 4 star hotel was totally incorrect. The price and amenities do not seem to match! We were shown to our room upon arrival, the air conditioner did not work. For R 2500 per night, the room was exceptionally small and one would expect the amenities to work. We were given another room, the... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2015

Mixed feelings about the Boathouse. Great location, fantastic restaurant serving indian food, but otherwise a bit of a mixed bag. Breakfast is very average, but if you eat at the restaurant be prepared for fantastic meals. We ate lunch there on 3 consecutive days it was so great. But other than that, it is only okay. Rooms large, but Room... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2015

welcoming atmosphere,awesome decor, breathtaking ocean views,you have an option for tranquil and romantic section or party/group section with rooftop jaccuzzi!!!!...excellent service from all of the staff including receptionists,porters,waiters and managers were friendly...even room service was excellent,I ordered a bottle of wine,it was delivered timeously. great food and wine list from the restaurant situated in the premises and the place is... More 

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Pretoria, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2015

Stunning view. Excellent restaurant in and surrounding. Shopping malls not to far. Very relaxing and great for couples and families. Wedding/party venue beautiful. They cater or offer assistance for catering, music, wedding / party cakes. very friendly. looking forward to visiting again

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2015

Visited the Boathouse over the weekend of the 02 October 2015 to 05 October 2015. The hotel is perfectly situated for beach lovers. The hospitality of staff is 5 star. There is nothing that they will not do to make your stay more comfortable and relaxing.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2015 via mobile

Certainly a stunning location, some very good rooms and others not great. We found the rooms very clean but maintenance low, we needed to fill the toilet cistern manually to flush😕 Breakfast not up to 4* standard

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Margate, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2015

Thank you to Evidence. Evidence went out of way her way to be helpfull even going to my room and my collegues room to help with the safe. Each time you same Evidence she had a big smile on her face. Thank you for making it a great stay. also like to thank Soja went out of his way to... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015

The Boathouse is right on the beach. The rooms are all different and allows for romance and families. Some of the rooms have a wooden deck that opens up to uninterrupted beach surf views. You can sit on your deck- watch the kids in the swimming pool or on the beach. Staff are well trained, anticipate needs and want to... More 

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