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The Blue Waters Hotel Durban


175 Snell Parade, Marine Parade, North Beach, Durban, 4056, Durban 4001, Durban, South Africa

Great, 3.5
Based on 329 Guest reviews
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The Blue Waters Hotel gives you lots of choices, thanks to the extensive selection of rooms.

Book a comfy 3-star room here. If you'd rather not drive, public transport is easy via nearby Durban Train Station.

Free breakfasts are available to guests of The Blue Waters Hotel. You can also find a restaurant and a bar/lounge in this property. Opportunities for relaxation include a sauna and a beauty salon. Swim options include: an indoor swimming pool. This property cordially offers a dry cleaning/laundry service, a luggage storage, a bell boy service and more. Business guests benefit from access to a conference space and a business center, which are complemented by an audio-visual equipment set. Find everything you need for your Durban visit in one of the 262 rooms here. Rooms for wheelchair access are available. Paid self service parking at limited hours is available for guests staying here.

The Blue Waters Hotel does not offer rooms where guests can smoke. A climate control system keeps room temperatures comfortable. In-room wireless high-speed Internet access (complimentary) keeps you connected. The bathrooms are equipped with a bath and a designer toiletries set as well as a shower/bath combination. View rooms are available too. Rooms that come equipped with kitchen supplies have a refrigerator and a coffee/tea maker.

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Great, 3.5
329 Guest reviews
  • Location 4.5
  • Value 3.5
  • Rooms 3.5
  • Service 3.5
  • Cleanliness 3.5
  • Sleep quality 3.5
Lauren E Pretoria Spouse/partner November 2012 Easytobook traveller
 "Stay at Blue Waters"
We would like to thank the Blue Waters Hotel for a very pleasant stay. The staff were both friendly and helpful, the room was of a comfortable size and housekeeping efficient yet non-intrusive. Our favorite part of the stay was the excellent breakfasts.The one area where we had a negative experience was at the spa. They were difficult to contact telephonically and was not well signposted. It was also inconvenient that payment at the spa could only be made in cash. Treatment we received (massages) were not up to standard and left us feeling quite sore.Hope this feedback is helpful to you.
Raphael H JNB Spouse/partner November 2012 Easytobook traveller
 "Worst Hotel I've stayed in / not clean and smells of mold"
The Blue Water Hotel in Durban is certainly one of the worst - if not THE worst - hotel I've ever stayed in.We arrived at the hotel on a Saturday late afternoon. Secured parking could not be provided as we were told it was fully booked.Our allocated room on the 8th floor was terrible. The toilet seat (although sealed with a sleeve to indicate that it was cleaned) had been urinated on, the sheets were stained and empty condom packs were found on the side table. On request we were transferred to a new room on the 7th floor. Although this room was “cleaned” I would not have dared to look at the dirt in any corner of the room. For SA’ns – have you ever entered one of those “never renovated” student flats in Sunnyside Pretoria? This is what Blue Water Hotel reminded me off. The rooms smell of mold, no showers but only bath tabs in very bad condition. Thus, full of mold on the bath seals – broken shower heads and a tab that hardly allows to be regulated (either water is burning hot or cold)… As for the view, we were placed in a sidewing and thus saw more of our neighbours in the opposite building than the ocean itself… As for the breakfast, we did not get a chance to “experience” it. Arriving at the breakfast room at around 9:30, we were asked to queue for about 15-20min as tables were fully occupied…! We left this hotel in a rush – we will certainly NEVER COME BACK again!! The rest of our holiday we enjoyed for the same rates, just up the coast at a stunning B&B…Kurze Zusammenfassung auf Deutsch:Ich würde Ihnen dieses Hotel au keinem Fall empfehlen! Das Hotel ist in einem total veraltetem Gebäude –es stinkt überall nach Gammel und Schimmel (der ist auch sichtbar im Badezimmer). Die Zimmer sind nicht richtig gesäubert. Die Bettwäsche in unserem ersten Zimmer war verfleckt –es überkommt Sie dabei einfach der Ekel! Warmes und kaltes Wasser lässt sich kaum regulieren. Der Wasserhahn scheint kaputt.. Einen Parkplatz in der Tiefgarage bekommt man nur wenn Platz vorhanden ist und kostet außerdem extra R50. Beim Frühstück sollte man sich wohl auf längere Wartezeiten einstellen, denn es gibt nicht genügend Tische. Für den Preis gibt es in und um Durban wesentlich bessere Angebote!!
Jerry W Johannesburg September 2012 Easytobook traveller
 "Acceptable Stay"
Need to have rooms refurbished need to change decor. Parking is also a problem. Rooms need to have a fresh odor.
bongiwe sipengane South Africa Family with kids January 2010 Easytobook traveller
 "I loved the rooms and the food is devine"
Pros: I loved the rooms and the food is devine. the bathrooms can do with some retouching. otherwise all is well, oh the sea views are magnificent!
Cons: When we got there our booking could not be found and had to book from scratch therefore lost on the online rate:(
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 Check-in: From 14:00 Check-out: Until 10:00
 Internet: Wi-Fi Internet at additional cost in general areas only (lobby/reception etc.)
 Parking: Free Parking (limited), Paid Parking (Self-service), Parking Nearby
 Pet policy: Pets are not allowed.
Rooms: 262
  • Laundry service
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service
  • Luggage storage
  • Room service - limited hour
  • Wedding Services
  • Tours/ticket Assistance
  • Wake-up calls
  • Bell boy
General facilities:
  • Snack bar
  • Multiple Small Meeting Rooms
  • Complimentary Breakfast
  • Elevator
  • Telephone
  • Air-conditioning
  • Access for disabled
  • Safe at front desk
  • Wheelchair Accessible
Extra common areas:
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/lounge
  • Social meeting rooms
Business facilities:
  • Conference Facilities
  • Business center
  • Secretarial service
  • Audio-visual Equipment
  • Squash
Wellness facilities:
  • Sauna
  • Hairdresser
  • Beauty salon
Swimming Facilities:
  • Indoor swimming pool
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