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“What a wonderful breath of fresh air!” 4 of 5 stars
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Blue Marlin Hotel
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   180 Scott Street | PO Box 24, Scottburgh 4180, South Africa   |  
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Ranked #1 of 2 Hotels in Scottburgh
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“What a wonderful breath of fresh air!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2009

Blue Marlin is now over 55 years old and has managed to retain the air of friendliness and high quality of true service that is no longer present in many hotels. The accommodation is perfectly adequate albeit basic. This is well reflected in the prices charged. I fully recommend the bed, breakfast and evening meal package. Food appeared to be home made with freshly baked ( yes, not bought in and cooked) cakes, bread and buns each morning. The average cost of a very good bottle of South African wine with dinner was around £6, a small mark up on supermarket prices.

The hotel caters well for families with young children and a superb sand and grass beach is just a few yards away with swimming pools and many other facilities. A Life Guard Club overlooks the beach and guards are on watch all day.

We played the Scottburgh, Umkomaas, Umdoni and Selborne golf courses. All at reasonable rates and with transport provided by the hotel at a small cost. Richard at the Blue Marlin will help arrange any golf for you.

Have a look at the hotel website: www.bluemarlin.co.za

  • Stayed September 2009, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2009

I have stayed at the Blue Martin a number of times. It is an excellent hotel, well managed, helpful staff, clean rooms, good food and very good value for the money. The surrounding area is great with many tours, lots to do & see. Good golf courses nearby. We have always seen Whales & Dolphins from the Hotel grounds. They also operate a reliable pick-up service from the airport.

  • Stayed April 2008, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Blue Marlin Hotel

Address: 180 Scott Street | PO Box 24, Scottburgh 4180, South Africa
Location: South Africa > KwaZulu-Natal > Scottburgh
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Spa Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 2 Hotels in Scottburgh
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Blue Marlin Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 120
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