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The Boathouse

33 Compensation Beach Rd | PO Box 1166, Ballito 4420 , South Africa
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Ranked #8 of 21 Ballito B&B and Inns
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 2 weeks ago
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Spent three nights at the end of a longer tour for some rest and relaxation and weren't disappointed. Fabulous views of the ocean, with a huge deck and comfortable loungers. The food in the restaurant was possibly the best Indian food we have tasted (not been to India itself yet!) and very good value. The staff were all extremely pleasant... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Finished our trip round the battlefields and Thanda Game Reserve -- both brilliant, with 2 days at The Boathouse. The location is superb and the food we chose for dinner was good. When we arrived reception did not seem to notice or care . Our room was anything but pristine, burn marks in the carpet, tv on the wall at... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015

Big rooms with decks overlooking the Indian Ocean rolling in are fine if a tad pricey although I'd hate to think what the price of real estate is around here. It's right on the beach and when there's a Force 8 blowing it feels like the rollers are coming all the way from the Antartic. We stopped for a night... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

The place is situated right on the beach...best views of the sea ....includes breakfast...staff need a bit more training....service lacking a bit ....The pool is the best.... clean ....and enjoyable. The reception staff are very helpful.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

A small but beautiful venue for a wedding. We stayed over. Economical room was just perfect to get dress and sleep in. Breakfast was okay not out of this world. Venue is right on the beach. Staff needs training. More happy and helpful staff will make a world of a difference.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

This is a beautiful guesthouse right on the beach. However, the staff are not trained properly and lack the skills to make their guests feel welcome. On our arrival the receptionist made us feel like she was doing us a favour by giving us a room. When I asked why there was no mini fridge in our room she said... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

We stayed in the penthouse, which worked out perfectly for 8 adults and 3 children. It has 5 bedrooms and four are en suite. The fifth one works out better for the kids. All four rooms have sea view and the penthouse itself is quite open, you don't feel like your on top of each other. The only negative thing... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015 via mobile

Excellent location, right on the beach with beautiful view. However, in need of renovations. Check in staff was really helpful, check out took us more than 30 minutes because they couldn't sort out our final bill. Restaurant food really good, but managers are unhelpful and rude at times. Staff work very hard and it doesn't seem like a happy work... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

Stayed here for five days following a tour of Zululand historical and nature sites. Had a room with a big deck overlooking the ocean. Started my stay with a fine lunch, very reasonably priced, followed by a long and peaceful sleep after a busy week. Breakfast next morning was awesome, with a nice buffett as well as eggs and sides... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014

We had our wedding at the Boathouse recently. The venue is beautiful. However the staff at Boathouse ruined our wedding. We will never recommend the Boathouse to anyone as a wedding venue or for any function. The Boathouse staff started the reception and served all the food while we were doing our photos. The manager and staff did not even... More 

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