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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 #9 of 22 Ballito B&B and Inns
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2014
Henk S Ballito, South Africa
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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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Ballito, South Africa
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81 reviews 81 reviews
19 hotel reviews
25 helpful votes 25 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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21 reviews 21 reviews
4 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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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119 reviews 119 reviews
21 hotel reviews
75 helpful votes 75 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
2 helpful votes 2 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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23 reviews 23 reviews
15 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
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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Johannesburg, South Africa
12 reviews 12 reviews
7 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2014

We stayed at The Boathouse for 3 nights over December 2013. Great location and good service from all restaurant and bar staff. I honestly expected much more from this hotel. Well over priced comparing to other seafront hotels/guest houses in Ballito- rooms was small, Bathrooms so tight even for me as a small person it was cramped. Dreadful shower and... More

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Shrewsbury, United Kingdom
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71 reviews 71 reviews
17 hotel reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2013

Well located, directly adjacent to the beach, The Boathouse has the potential to be a very good hotel, but it is showing signs of its age and needs a significant refurbishment. The first room we were given had a safe - but no key. The second room had a loo that flushed continuously despite the efforts of the Duty Manager... More

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BoathouseBallito, General Manager at The Boathouse, responded to this review

Dear John Thank you for the comments that you have made about The Boathouse. We do appreciate all comments - good or bad. All comments are used to improve our service. I am pleased to report that we have recently started with a huge upgrade of The Boathouse. In the last month we have replaced all the safes to bigger... More

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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2013

This was a getaway to relax and unwind and this is exactly what I did. The room over looked the sea and beach, and was fully air conditioned with TV and DSTV, very comfortable. The hotel is a secure area with the gate to the beach being locked at night and the vehicle entrance via electric gate and remote. Breakfast... More

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Gothenburg, Sweden
16 reviews 16 reviews
6 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2013

Right by the ocean, what a great position this hotel has. Unfortunately, due to last minute booking we had a room at the back, above the kitchen, where we did experience some noise once from the extraction system. Everything was clean and comfortable, but felt a little tired. The stair rods were coming off on the stairs! We ate in... 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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