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The Boathouse

33 Compensation Beach Rd | PO Box 1166, Ballito 4420 , South Africa
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Ranked #11 of 21 Ballito B&B and Inns
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 1 week ago
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We recently got married at the Boathouse in Ballito- ours was a fairytale wedding - our love for each other; the lovely beach; perfect weather; loving guest; the violinist; excellent decor and delicious food and wine. What sealed the deal was our choice of venue - The Boathouse! such hospitality! the staff aimed to please! both my husband and I;... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

The hotel is in an ideal situation by the beach. We were able to see dolphins swimming in the bay...lovely! The rooms are basic but clean and the staff welcoming. It is easy to walk from here along the boardwalk to other parts of the bay.

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Kroonstad, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

Even though we stayed over during the busy easter weekend and they were catering for a wedding, the staff attended to our every need, and we had an absolute lovely time at The Boathouse. The friendly staff, management and restaurant was good. The rooms were clean, the beds very comfortable and the Indian Cuisine, especially the freshly baked roti's at... More 

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Durban, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

Hi Guys I just wanted to share my experience at The Boathouse. I recently celebrated my Son's 01st Birthday. My husband and I only decided to celebrate this special day with a Party in February 2015. Having visited The Boathouse...it was a venue that we were considering for the Party. The start was a little unsettling on our part as... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

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 February 27, 2015

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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Whipsnade, United Kingdom
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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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Durban, South Africa
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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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Boksburg, South Africa
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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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