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Blue Waters Hotel
Ranked #13 of 43 Hotels in Durban
Brazzaville, Republic of the Congo
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50 reviews
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“Great Location”
Reviewed December 9, 2013

It's not an classy hotel, but have an interesting value for money relation. The room was old, but big. A little bit noisy. The breakfast was good but really busy. It his in front of the sea and some rooms have also the view of the Stadium.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with friends
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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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Reviewed December 8, 2013

Did several business trips to Durban ans stayed in this hotel several times. Friendly staff, good location on the beach, close to the casino. Rooms are being renovated, buffet breakfast and dinner every day. Good value for money.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled on business
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Perth, Australia
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Reviewed December 2, 2013

Nice place and great location. We stayed here for just over a week and was then moved to Bellaire Suites due to upgrades. Both places were safe and in a good location. Staff were very friendly aswell. We ended up staying for a month.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed November 19, 2013

We enjoyed our stay at Blue Waters Hotel. We felt safe our vehicle was parked outside but it was safe.Breakfast had an extensive choice of excellent food. Staff friendly,efficient and excellent especially BHEKANI.Good location, walking distance to Suncoast Casino, really it is the place to stay.

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled with friends
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Utrecht, The Netherlands
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed November 3, 2013

This hotel, overlooking the beautiful ocean, has potential. The interior has recently been renovated, there is a swimming-pool and a restaurant/bar. However, a hostile and arrogant young lady behind the desk does not give the good first impression I was hoping (and paying!) for. In the room, there were no towels, WIFI was not available and de safety deposit box was broken. Breakfast is great, with a variety of good food.

Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
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Potsdam, Germany
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Reviewed November 3, 2013

Blue waters is well located at the beachfront in Durban, where you can wander around, swim and jog without safety issues. It is a five minute walk to the sun coast casino, a gambling and family entertainment place. Breakfast, lunch and dinner buffets are excellent. There is a nice bar at street level where you can sit indoors as well as outdoors in a small garden. During my stay the hotel was under renovation, therefore rooms were rather cheap, but a bit of a chaos around elevators.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled on business
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Porcupine
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Reviewed November 1, 2013

We enjoyed our stay at the Blue Waters Hotel. There was noise starting at 7am due to renovations but it did not disrupt our vacation. Breakfast had an extensive choice of excellent food. Staff friendly, efficient and helpful. Good location on waterfront with kilometers of beautiful beaches. Walking distance to many restaurants. Felt very safe during the day, took taxi at night.Only negative is Wifi not free and not always up to par.

Room Tip: Had a room on the 7th floor with no fridge. Upon return had a room on 15th floor with fridge, much a...
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  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
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Additional Information about Blue Waters Hotel

Property: Blue Waters Hotel
Address: 175 Snell Parade | North Beach, Durban 4001, South Africa
Location: South Africa > KwaZulu-Natal > Durban
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free Breakfast Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#6 On the Beach Hotel in Durban
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Blue Waters Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 262
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 
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