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Durban, South Africa
Reviewed January 4, 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
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...

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Reviewed January 3, 2015 via mobile

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...

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Singapore, Singapore
Reviewed January 1, 2015

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...

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Sneads Ferry, North Carolina
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...

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London, United Kingdom
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...

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Golden, Colorado
Reviewed November 23, 2014

We stayed at the Boathouse on two different occasions in late August and early September 2014. On both occasions, we had booked a luxury room, which we found was not that luxurious and in need of renovation. The bed was hard and we were unable to get the sliding to close and lock unless both of us pushed against it....

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Durban, South Africa
Reviewed November 19, 2014

My husband and I celebrated our anniversary recently and we thought it would be a lovely idea to get away for a romantic evening. I had been to The (beautiful 4-star) Boathouse about 5 years ago and I was quite happy that they had accommodation available for us on 24 October. Imagine my disappointment when we arrived on the Friday...

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3Thank Angelique B
Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
Reviewed October 23, 2014

We stayed at The Boathouse. It gave the feel of a B&B but with all 3 meal serves. All 3 meal menu were great. And a friendly bar. We were amazed at all the food we ate and the alcohol consumed, at the end we were in fear we went over budget. BUT it was unbelievable, the food and booze...

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Reviewed September 27, 2014 via mobile

Food was awesome. Authentic South Indian food. Took me a bit of travelling from Cape Town to Ballito to finally get an authentic South Indian experience. Very beautiful setting overseeing the beach, stunning setting. Amazing hotel staff. Met the owners and understood that they are still putting in lot of rework on decor, and they are welcome to get feedback...

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Amenities

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  • Pool
  • Beachfront
  • Free Internet
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Breakfast included
About the property
  • Beachfront
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
Internet
  • Free Internet
Services
  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
  • Meeting Rooms

Additional Information about The Boathouse

Address: 33 Compensation Beach Road | PO Box 1166, Ballito 4399, South Africa
Location: South Africa > KwaZulu-Natal > Ballito
Hotel Class:4 star — The Boathouse 4*
Number of rooms: 22
Also Known As:
The Boathouse Hotel Ballito
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