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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 22 Ballito B&B and Inns
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 4 weeks 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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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week 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 4 weeks ago

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
38 helpful votes 38 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
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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132 reviews 132 reviews
24 hotel reviews
86 helpful votes 86 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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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
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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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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76 reviews 76 reviews
18 hotel reviews
64 helpful votes 64 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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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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