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“Excellent Value”
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Hampshire Hotel
Ranked #5 of 7 Hotels in Ballito
Reviewed August 24, 2012

Great price.
Clean and quiet.
They offer a computer in the lobby, free of charge.
Excellent breakfast included in our rate.
The fitness room was small, but it worked for us.
Fridge in the room.
It was located near the Lifestyle centre, which had decent shopping and restaurants.

Unfortunately the pool and spa were out of service during our stay.

  • Stayed: August 2012, traveled as a couple
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Thank Adam H
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Reviewed January 8, 2012

This hotel is definitely not the best I have stayed in. The rooms are neat, and have a good bed and a nice tv, but the bathrooms could do with an upgrade. The shower was in the bath, and the bath looked a little dirty. Also, there was a funny smell in the bed; like off hair product. The breakfast also left a lot to be desired. Overall, if you need a reasonably priced hotel for a very short period, this hotel could do, but I can guarantee that their are better places out there.

  • Stayed: December 2011, traveled as a couple
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1  Thank KellyfamilySA
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Reviewed December 30, 2011

Absolute disgrace from beginning to end!
Short and sweet, the issues:
Lost our reservation
Overcharged us on the room rate
One hand soap for our entire 4 day stay
Spoilt milk at breakfast buffet
Drainage problems in bathroom
No curtains in room
Defective door that didn't lock
Clueless staff in need of serious training and elocution lessons
No towels in pool area
Staff disobey "do not disturb" signs
No toilet paper in rooms
Poor housekeeping
Tiny breakfast area clearly inadequate during busy times
Very poor location for holiday travellers

I could go on but won't bother since I will never choose them again.

  • Stayed: December 2011
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Thank FaustoDT
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Reviewed December 19, 2011

I was extremely surprised at how comfortable staying at this hotel was. The rooms were very spacious, equipped with everything one would need and the beds were very comfortable. That her than the hotel not being located in the most scenic area of Ballito I must say that I was very happy and would reccomend staying here.

  • Stayed: December 2011
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Thank Bojct
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Reviewed November 30, 2011

After a long flight we arrived at this hotel and were looking forward to our room and to getting some sleep. But: The lady at the reception told us there was no booking for us. Which was ridicoulous because I had a print-out of the e-mail confirmation from the hotel with me. I had booked this room 6 months in advance on their homepage.
They were very helpful and found us a nice room in a different hotel right away, but I was still pretty pissed: After a long flight I didn't really feel like driving around any longer and was very tired.

I still don't understand how they could have messed up my booking since I even received an automated booking confirmation on my e-mail.

  • Stayed: November 2011, traveled as a couple
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1  Thank Cinnabrise
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Reviewed August 8, 2011

Positives are large room, free internet, big TV. Negatives are toilet was dirty, hair in coffee machine, no hot water. Seems that someone forgot to turn on the geysers. Negatives overwhelmingly outweigh the positives. Needless to say we will not be back. Would prefer a place with clean toilet, no hair in coffee maker and hot water for the shower.

  • Stayed: August 2011, traveled with family
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Thank APath
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Reviewed June 13, 2011

This hotel is very nice and clean. The rooms are comfortable, however it is more a stay when you are on bussiness.

Room Tip: The breakfast is not up to standard, no variety.
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  • Stayed: June 2011, traveled as a couple
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1  Thank Ransanks
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Additional Information about Hampshire Hotel

Address: 4048 Moffatt Drive | Ballito Business Park, Ballito 4420, South Africa
Location: South Africa > KwaZulu-Natal > Ballito
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #5 of 7 Hotels in Ballito
Price Range: $63 - $129 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Hampshire Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 103
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Located close to King Shaka International Airport and the Ballito Durban greater area, Hampshire Hotel offers superb accommodation with superior beds, spacious rooms and friendly welcoming staff. With so much activities in the surrounding area (Exquisite beaches, surfing, scuba diving, snorkeling, Game farm, Strawberry picking, Litchi Orchard, Casino, great Animal farm for the kids and so much more) it is the ideal place for an incredible, reasonably priced family vacation. Should you be travelling for business, our facilities will cater to your every need, Complimentary Hi-Speed WIFI, Secure basement parking, Gym, Pool, Business Centre, Microwave/fridge in rooms, Electronic safe, Satellite 39" Flat screen television, fully equipped bar and more. Come and experience our high standard hospitality. ... more   less 
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