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LONDON
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The rooms are quite spacious and the king size bed is comfortable. Internet didn't work in my room during all my stay. Breakfast was superb. The cafeteria downstairs is good to have a bite for dinner as there aren't many places around in the evenings. I wouldn't walk around the area at night either.

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BlueW, Assistant Guest Services 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 thrilled to hear that you had a lovely stay with us and the amazing service and treatment that you received during your stay with us. We look forward to your return stay with us. Yours in Hospitality, Jamie lea Walker, Assistant...

Johannesburg, South Africa
Reviewed 1 week ago

The room was comfortable and we loved the balcony with great seafront view. There were a few TV channels, and the en-suite bathroom was more than adequate. Right at the northern end of the marine parade, the best thing about this hotel is its location. The airport shuttle dropped us first! We walked to the legendary Indian vegetarian takeaway in...

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BlueW, Assistant Guest Services 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 thrilled to hear that you had a lovely stay with us and the amazing service and treatment that you received during your stay with us. We look forward to your return stay with us. Yours in Hospitality, Jamie lea Walker, Assistant...

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Stayed here a few times for both business and pleasure. I do find that the general quality of the stay is not what it used to be the previous time, and each visit feels less and less unviting. Location perfect. Not sure if I would return. No specific reason...just losing its charm.

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BlueW, Assistant Guest Services 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 disappointed to hear that you experienced difficulties during your stay. We can assure you this is not the level of service we are proud to offer. The matters mentioned have been taken up with the relevant departments to investigate and also...

Dhaka City, Bangladesh
Reviewed 1 week ago

All the hotels in this area are beach front, but main advantage of this hotel is that it is by far the closest to the access road to the beach - you only need three minutes to reach there from your room! We stayed there for four nights to join a conference. Check in and are out were speedy. Staff...

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BlueW, Assistant Guest Services 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 the majority of your stay but disappointed to hear that you experienced difficulties during your stay. We can assure you this is not the level of service we are proud to offer. The matters mentioned have been...

Johannesburg, South Africa
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The hotel was conveniently placed and had an amazing view of the sea. However the aircon is all the rooms were malfunctioning for the duration of the trip and there was trouble with the fire alarm as it kept on tripping continually which caused a general disturbance in all the rooms. The hotels restaurant, the Versailles , was delicious as...

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BlueW, Assistant Guest Services 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 thrilled to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us and all the amazing facilities and views we have to offer our guests. We are currently doing minor renovations to the rooms and the restaurant, to give it a much more...

Johannesburg, South Africa
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We are regular visitors as the hotel is very convenient for access to galas held at Kings Park. The rooms are comfortable and functional, the location is brilliant and the views over the promenade and the Durban bay are magnificent. The buffet breakfast is a treat and breakfast service is great. A major gripe however is that the on site...

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BlueW, Assistant Guest Services 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 thrilled to hear that you had a lovely stay with us and the amazing service and treatment and all the amazing facilities and views we have to offer our guests. We do apologise for the level of service your received with...

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have just spent a great week at this hotel with a junior swimming team on a bed and breakfast basis.The staff especially at reception were very helpful and accommodating .Breakfast was really good with all options available.The rooms were great overlooking the sea and serviced every morning.There was renovation work going on which was a little disruptive for afternoon...

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BlueW, Assistant Guest Services 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 thrilled to hear that you had a lovely stay with us and the amazing service and treatment and all the amazing facilities and views we have to offer our guests. We are currently doing minor renovations to the rooms and the...

Durban, South Africa
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have never stayed at the Blue Waters Hotel before, I like to go to hotels I have stayed at before but this time my partner suggested we stay at the Blue Waters. I was pleasantly surprised. The reception staff was great and very helpful. Like all travelers room size and cleanliness is very important, this hotel ticked those boxes...

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BlueW, Assistant Guest Services 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 thrilled to hear that you had a lovely stay with us and the amazing service and treatment that you received during your stay with us. We look forward to your return stay with us. Yours in Hospitality, Jamie lea Walker, Assistant...

Swindon, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Stayed here for a couple of days on a business trip, like many hotels reception presented a good image but room told a different story. Room was big but very old and wasn't clean. A shame as the location is good.

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BlueW, Assistant Guest Services 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 thrilled to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us and all the amazing facilities and views we have to offer our guests. We are currently doing minor renovations to the rooms and the restaurant, to give it a much more...

Johannesburg, South Africa
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The rooms were neat and beautiful. The staff were friendly and the food was awesome. So far one of the very few hotels that offer such great service around Durban beachfront. Will definitely come back again.

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BlueW, Assistant Guest Services 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 forward to welcoming you back on your next visit. Yours in...

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Room Service
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Beachfront
  • Breakfast included
About the property
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Beachfront
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
Food & drink at the hotel
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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
Region: South Africa > KwaZulu-Natal > Durban
Price Range: RM277 - RM788 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Blue Waters Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 262
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Also Known As:
Blue Waters Hotel Durban
Blue Waters Durban
Hotel Style:
#6 On the Beach Hotel in Durban
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“The higher the better”
Lobola_Lodge2014, 16 Apr 2017 | Read review
“Best view is from the upper floors and on the seaside.”
  • View of Indian Ocean from the balcony.
  • Greenery in from of hotel as seen from room.
Dr_Saiful_67, 14 Apr 2017 | Read review
“Ask for rooms with sea views from 3rd floor up. Corner family rooms have great views covering 2 directions”
grantn201, 10 Apr 2017 | Read review
“Ask for a sea view - very special .”
372kathyl, 10 Apr 2017 | Read review
“Corner suites give you a great view of the Ocean”
melodiev749, 15 Mar 2017 | Read review
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