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Glasgow, United Kingdom
Reviewed 5 days ago NEWvia mobile

Decent hotel with great views if you get the right room. Room size is also fantastic. Unfortunately the WiFi and general tidiness let's it down. Carpark is not big enough so on street parking has to be used which is not ideal. Breakfast is recommended though, it's a lot there and it's all halaal.

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New Delhi, India
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

stayed one night and shifted out the next Pros : Great location Excellent views of the ocean and the promenade from the rooms on the front side Clean rooms and tasteful decor. Help full front desk staff Cons : Wi-fi doesn't work in rooms. need to come down to lobby for it. the hotel told me that his was due...

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Excellent reception at hotel, we had a pleasant stay. No complaints, good job BWH staff keep it up. Added is a photo oc the view from the room we had. I would definitely recommend staying there to friend or anyone wanting to have a nice relaxing holiday.

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Cape Town, South Africa
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Spacious room typical of older hotels. Hotels seems to be in a process of modernization. Everything ran smoothly at check-in. The room is neat has all the basics you would need. Bathroom shows its age was was very clean. Go to breakfast hungry!

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Canton of Geneva, Switzerland
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stayed there 2 nights for a meeting. Staff is friendly and food (breakfast and lunch) good. The view from my room was fantastic... That's for the good part. Internet connection is really, really, really bad. The conference facility was also quite basic...

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is a very old hotel that is trying to get modern. During our stay the pool wasn't working, and it is already hot, there were a lot of dust on the access to the garage. In the morning, before 8 o'clock there were people working and making a lot of noise, beating and so on. The view is beautiful...

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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. Unfortunately the pool is situated in a function venue, which is very popular. Unfortunately we cannot allow use of the pool when the venue is being used. We do apologise for any inconvenience that has been cause with the construction, we are currently...

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Our first night stay on a Sunday was surprisingly pleasant, the rooms were clearly recently re-decorated and renovated, turn down and service were great but o, my word! Monday our stay turned into a nightmare. My mother was bitten by a spider during the night and we asked the manager to have housekeeping address the matter. A few minutes later...

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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 very pleased that you enjoyed you stay with us. We do however sincerely apologize for the discomfort and inconvenience caused. We have constructively communicated your feedback to the relevant parties in order to assist us in improving our service delivery. I...

Richards Bay, South Africa
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Hotel is a bit on the old side. Busy renovating. Family room is nice and spacious, bathroom was a let down. Did not match the quality of the room. View are really spectacular and something to look forward to. Walking distance from a great beach area. Good restaurants close by.

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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 and our amazing views that we have to offer. As service professionals in the hospitality industry we continually strive to offer good service and meet our guest expectations. We are looking for forward...

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Just a one night stop and enjoyed the view out to sea from room and the breakfast. Rooms pretty basic but comfortable, thanks. Checking in a breeze after reserving room via third parties. Friendly 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 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 for forward to welcoming you back on your next visit. Yours...

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We have been staying here for six days to attend a conference and were rather satisfied. The staff are friendly, the room was tidy and the breakfast was very good. Located directly at the seafront in the vicinity of many restaurants and shops. Nice view of the sea and beach from the balcony of room 1511' Would go back anytime!...

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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 for forward to welcoming you back on your next visit. Yours...

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Room Service
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Beachfront
  • Free Breakfast
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Beachfront
Food & drink at the hotel
Blue Dolphin
Blue Dolphin
Cuisines: Italian, Pizza, Bar, Sushi, Pub
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Suites
  • Family Rooms
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
Internet
  • Paid Wifi
Services
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Room Service
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Laundry Service
  • Banquet Room
  • Conference Facilities
  • Free Breakfast
  • Concierge
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Babysitting
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: $78 - $202 (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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“room on the ocean side and at higher floors will have amazing views”
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