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Blue Waters Hotel

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11/06/2017 12/06/2017
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Johannesburg, South Africa
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Any request (borrow a teaspoon, start breakfast 14 minutes early) was met by a response that "It is NOT allowed". Managers are not friendly and definitely not customer focused. Room and shower was good. Parking was ok for a mini! - but small for any other car

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BlueW, Guest Relations 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 apologise for the service experienced during your stay, i can assure you that it is not the level of service we are proud to offer. We would appreciate the opportunity to investigate the shortcomings if you could kindly contact the Hotel with...

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Wonderful experience, right by the ocean. Beautiful eatign place, lovely seating area, even kids can play without disturbing adults. kids in eye view of parents. Lovely Music & great ambiance. will recommend for drinks & snacks venue!!!

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BlueW, Guest Relations 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 experience at our Blue Dolphin Bar. We are looking forward to welcoming you back on your next visit. Yours in Hospitality, Lindie Lotriet, Guest Services Manager

Cape Town Central, South Africa
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It's a sweet hotel that feels like you're enjoying a slice of history, it's not overdone or pretentious but gets the basics right and does them well. For a 3* hotel I was impressed. The rooms are spacious, modern without losing charm, and the beds are big & comfy. The service is also very good. I would definitely recommend it...

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BlueW, Guest Relations 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...

Johannesburg, South Africa
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Thank you to management and all Blue Waters Hotel & staff for such a beautiful memory. We had the pleasure in staying in a family room on the 17th floor for 2 nights and what a pleasure. The staff are brilliant and management so accommodating from the when we did the reservation till checking out. The restaurant being refurbish but...

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BlueW, Guest Relations 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...

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stayed for 1 night in this hotel and chose it because we got a good price on a comparison website and because we wanted to stay near the beach in Durban. Upon arriving we had to first find a car parking space outside the hotel, because although they have their own parking, you need to check in and pay...

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BlueW, Guest Relations 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 appreciate all the above feedback as it gives us an opportunity to rectify shortcomings experienced. We sincerely apologise for the inconvenience experienced during your stay and would appreciate the opportunity to further investigation into the incident occurring. If you would be so...

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I send the Easter weekend at this hotel. The breakfast is not the same like last year. The items to eat has dropped drastically. Previously if one does not eat what on the menu you could ask for something else. But now I could not do so The room cleaning is not the same . I had to ask the...

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LONDON
Reviewed 18 April 2017

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 16 April 2017

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 15 April 2017 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 14 April 2017

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...

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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
Blue Dolphin
Blue Dolphin
Cuisines: Bar, Pizza, Sushi, Pub
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
Room types
  • Family Rooms
  • Suites
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
Internet
  • Paid Wifi
Services
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Room Service
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Banquet Room
  • Conference Facilities
  • Breakfast included
  • Concierge
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Laundry Service
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: $88 - $246 (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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