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Blue Waters Hotel

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175 Snell Parade | North Beach, Durban 4001, South Africa
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New York City, New York
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

It’s funny how we have grown to assume that mid-range hotels like the Blue Waters will provide halfway reliable wifi service, either free or at nominal charge. Yet, we should also accept that sometimes problems with wifi do occur—this is Africa, after all--which hopefully the hotel will try to correct ASAP. As some of the recent reviews here indicate, this... More 

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Nanaimo, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Booked a room here for my mother and I for the end of June. Had a great if somewhat noisy stay on the 11th floor. Balcony and view were spectactular as was the proximity to the waterfront pathway. Did not eat al le carte as the buffets were typically excellent; however the drink service was incredibly slow.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Over-all service waa good, staff members were all warm and friendly. BUT the net is bad in the room. We stayed for 7nights and we had to go down to get wifi signal. Hotel room service was also good, food was ave to above ave. The housekeeping team was very efficient. Not ideal if you're there and u need internet... More 

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Walworth
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

I stayed at the Blue Waters because my Dad had worked there in the 1960s. I really liked Durban. There were great things to do. The receptionist recommended an excellent tour guide and I did a city tour and a township tour. It's convenient as there's a bus stop right outside the hotel and local buses are cheap. I went... More 

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Pretoria
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

I was overall satisfied with the facility. The following would be areas of improvement. Cushions very hard to sleep on. Noise after 22h00 was disturbing. Food in restaurant for dinner average, meat not tender and some of the side items cold and in my mind not worth the charge of R 185 per person. On the positive side easily accessible... More 

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Paarl, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My family of 8 stayed at this hotel for 1 night and we were blown away. This is not what I expected for a 3* hotel. The service, the rooms interiour and the drinks with pizza in the bar area all received a 5* from us. The breakfast was super big and delicious. The only negative is the limited under... More 

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Ann Arbor, Michigan
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The mattress is one of the most comfortable we've ever slept on. And the location is lovely. But the hotel is STILL under renovation, and the public areas have nauseating chemical smells. The headboard of the bed stank of mildew. And the wifi is atrocious - I'm writing this review using a "personal hotspot" on my cell phone, which is... More 

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BlueW, Guest Relations Manager at Blue Waters Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Valued Guest. Thank you for taking the time to provide us with feedback regarding your stay. We are pleased to hear that you enjoyed our newly renovated rooms. Our IT Manager has been made aware of the Wi-Fi difficulties our guests have been having and has been working to rectify the problem, our apologies for the inconvenience caused. Thank... More 

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We have been to Blue waters 4 or 5 times now and I really think you get the best value for money here. As we always book a family suite it feels like home away from home. Spacious rooms, super breakfast and a stunning view.

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BlueW, Guest Relations Manager at Blue Waters Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Valued Guest, Thank you for taking the time to provide us with feedback regarding your stay. We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay with us. As service professionals in the hospitality industry we continually strive to offer good service and meet our guest expectations. We at Blue Waters Hotel are so humbled at your positive feedback and for... More 

Cape Town, South Africa
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I had a great stay. Very conveniently situated. There was some renovations going on during the day but that did not distract from a good stay. The staff were very polite and friendly. While its not five stars, I recommend it as very good value for money.

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BlueW, Guest Relations Manager at Blue Waters Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Valued Guest, Thank you for taking the time to provide us with feedback regarding your stay. We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay with us. We are looking for forward to welcoming you back on your next visit. Yours in Hospitality, Lindie Lotriet, Guest Services Manager More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Nice refurbished hotel, rates are competitive . Easy access to beach. Staff are friendly and helpful. Will stay again. Centrally located for easy access to malls, hang outs and beach. Great for business travel and leisure. Try it out and you will enjoy

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BlueW, Guest Relations Manager at Blue Waters Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Valued Guest, Thank you for taking the time to provide us with feedback regarding your stay. We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay with us. We are looking for forward to welcoming you back on your next visit. Yours in Hospitality, Lindie Lotriet, Guest Services Manager More 

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Beachfront
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Room Service
  • Free Breakfast
About the property
  • Wheelchair access
  • Beachfront
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
Food & drink at the hotel
Blue Dolphin
Blue Dolphin
Cuisines: Italian, Pizza, Bar, Pub
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Suites
  • Family Rooms
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Paid Wifi
  • Paid Internet
Services
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Laundry Service
  • Room Service
  • Free Breakfast
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Banquet Room
  • Conference Facilities
  • Babysitting
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The Blue Waters Hotel is a Three Star Beach front Hotel located on Durban's famous Golden Mile in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. The Blue Waters Hotel specializes in offering the best Accommodation at Affordable rates to corporate business, honeymooners, sports teams, groups and holiday makers alike. We also specialize in Hosting unforgettable Wedding Receptions. We have a number of Wedding Venues to choose from depending on the size of the Function required. The Hotel offers Business Conference and Function Facilities for Small to Large Events. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Blue Waters Hotel

Address: 175 Snell Parade | North Beach, Durban 4001, South Africa
Location: South Africa > KwaZulu-Natal > Durban
Price Range: $61 - $147 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Blue Waters Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 262
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Also Known As:
Blue Waters Hotel Durban
Blue Waters Durban
Hotel Style:
#5 On the Beach Hotel in Durban
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