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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 4 weeks ago
Mark642014 Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
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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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Durban, South Africa
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

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 4 weeks ago

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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23 reviews 23 reviews
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21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
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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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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London, United Kingdom
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126 reviews 126 reviews
25 hotel reviews
53 helpful votes 53 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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14 helpful votes 14 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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24 hotel reviews
90 helpful votes 90 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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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*
Number of rooms: 22
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