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Durban
Reviewed August 24, 2016

Beautiful outside bar area "Blu Dolphin" for a great pizza, however there is a new option on the menu, smoked pizza. The outside area is a total smoking area which is simply disgusting whilst having a beer with mates and having to inhale second hand cigarette smoke.

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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 feedback regarding your stay. The outside area at our Blue Dolphin bar is a designated smoking area. Yours in Hospitality, Lindie Lotriet, Guest Services Manager

Centurion
Reviewed August 21, 2016

The overall stay was great with great service from the staff as well as the scrumptious breakfasts. The only let down was that we were allocated a room that were worked in and not cleaned so everything was covered under a layer of dust. They did come to clean the room soon after it was reported.

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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 are looking for forward to welcoming you back on your next visit. Yours...

Johannesburg, South Africa
Reviewed August 15, 2016

This hotel is well located and gave us great access to major places in Durban. It is only a few minutes from the Convention Centre, Ushaka Marine, and a stroll away from the beach. The rooms are very spacious and some have a sea view. The staff is very efficient and professional. My room only had a shower, and the...

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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 are looking for forward to welcoming you back on your next visit. Yours...

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed August 14, 2016 via mobile

We stayed here for 4 nights over Christmas 2015 to watch the Test Match. Had a family room which had a second small twin room which was great as the children could go to bed and we could stay up. Breakfast was good - very busy Christmas morning but they had a queuing system so access was fair. Had one...

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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 are looking for forward to welcoming you back on your next visit. Yours...

Reviewed August 12, 2016

room was large and sea facing with a balcony. Breathtaking views of the ocean and situated right on the promenade across the road to the beach and down the road from Suncoast Casino centre and many other restaurants. Thankfully were a few floors up as I could imagine it to be rather noisy. Elevators were rather slow. Breakfasts offered abundant...

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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 are looking for forward to welcoming you back on your next visit. Yours...

Reviewed August 11, 2016 via mobile

Ok this hotel is to die for,, I love the fact that they provide snacks while you wait to check in,, the staff is amazingly professional and helpful the service is awesome the rooms are spacious and neat as well and the balcony is very safe even when you travel with kids,, it so sweet of them to give us...

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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 are looking for forward to welcoming you back on your next visit. Yours...

Kathu, South Africa
Reviewed August 11, 2016

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Reviewed August 3, 2016

The room was for quad sharing but only two of us were in the room. The view from the balcony was breath taking of the sea. The only issue that we had is that the wifi was not connecting in the rooms. The restaurants and the common area have limited power point that it is difficult to do work. The...

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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 very pleased that you enjoyed your stay with us. We apologise that you were not able to utilise our Wi-Fi facility in your room, please enquire at Reception upon your next stay with us regarding other public areas with wi-fi access....

Texas
Reviewed July 31, 2016

This is one of the older hotels on the Golden Mile with a great beachfront location. It is a solid 3 star property but can easily earn another star if refurbished. The hotel is well maintained and clean. We had a sea facing family room which was large and can easily accommodate four people. The view from the room was...

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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 are looking for forward to welcoming you back on your next visit. Yours...

Nairobi, Nairobi Area, Kenya
Reviewed July 31, 2016

I asked the bookings manager for a room high up and they were happy to oblige. The staff were generally friendly and very attentive. The views are amazing and the bar downstairs is as well. Got to use the Squash Court at no charge which is a definite plus. The room was spacious and very clean. The only downside was...

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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 are looking for forward to welcoming you back on your next visit. Yours...

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Room Service
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Beachfront
  • Breakfast included
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Wheelchair access
  • Beachfront
Food & drink at the hotel
Blue Dolphin
Blue Dolphin
Cuisines: Pizza, Bar, Sushi, Pub
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
  • Suites
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
Internet
  • Paid Wifi
Services
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Room Service
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Laundry Service
  • Banquet Room
  • Conference Facilities
  • Breakfast included
  • Concierge
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: $68 - $183 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Blue Waters Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 262
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Blue Waters Hotel Durban
Blue Waters Durban
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#6 On the Beach Hotel in Durban
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“Corner suites give you a great view of the Ocean”
 of 5 bubbles melodiev749, 1 week ago | Read review
“Pick one with ocean views (worth it), lower-level floors have more elevators servicing”
 of 5 bubbles 301christinad, 3 weeks ago | Read review
“Choose highest available floor to get the best view of the ocean.”
 of 5 bubbles , 4 weeks ago | Read review
“I was on the south sea side which was above the bar - noisy in the evening.”
 of 5 bubbles cazrz, 4 weeks ago | Read review
“Definitely sea facing rooms and preferably higher floor.”
 of 5 bubbles Colin247, Feb 20, 2017 | Read review
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