Blue Waters - Durban

175 Snell Parade, Marine Parade, Durban, South Africa, 4000show map
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FabulousBased on  621 reviews
Overview

The excellent Blue Waters Hotel provides guests with 262 luxury rooms as well as currency exchange, a baggage storage and a car park.

Major Durban sights, such as Durban Country Club and Absa Stadium are located nearby. The property is set within 3 km distance from Durban city center.

Set next to golf courses and a stadium, this hotel also offers a nightclub, a casino and a heated indoor pool on site.

A 35-minute drive will take guests to Durban International airport.

Rooms

Blue Waters Hotel provides guestrooms fitted with free wireless internet, an in-room safe, climate control, television and a wardrobe. Some rooms include a stunning view of the sea. The rooms feature en suite bathrooms as well as an electric kettle, a dishwasher and coffee/tea makers for self-catering.

Eat & Drink

Guests can have breakfast in the restaurant every morning. The panoramic on-site restaurant specializes in Indian cuisine.

Services

A business centre, a meeting room and a photocopier are also offered at the hotel.

Relax

The hotel provides guests with meals, babysitting and a play area for their children.

Internet

Wireless internet is available in public areas for free.

Guest Parking

Private parking is possible on site at ZAR 65 per day.

Number of rooms:   262.

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Facilities
Free Wi-Fi

Free Wi-Fi in public areas

Parking

ZAR 65 per day

Luggage storage
24-hour services

24-hour reception

Food/ Drinks

Bar/ Lounge area

Restaurant

Shuttle

Paid airport shuttle

Fitness/ Gym

Exercise gym

Swimming pool

Indoor heated swimming pool

Sports & Fitness

  • Exercise gym
  • Snorkeling
  • Golf course
  • Squash
  • Fishing

Services

  • Paid airport shuttle
  • Room service
  • Housekeeping
  • Laundry
  • Dry cleaning
  • Tours/Ticket assistance
  • Shoe shine service
  • Newspaper service
  • Bell staff/Porter

Dining

  • Free American breakfast
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/ Lounge area
  • Packed lunches

Business

  • Business centre
  • Meeting/ Banquet facilities
  • Fax/Photocopying

Children

  • Paid babysitting/ Child services
  • Children's buffet
  • Children's play area

Spa & Leisure

  • Indoor heated swimming pool
  • Seasonal indoor pool
  • Casino
  • Night club
  • Garden area
  • Leisure/ TV room
  • Sauna
  • Jacuzzi

Room view

  • Sea view
  • City view
  • Ocean view
  • Partial View

Room features

  • Air conditioning
  • VIP room facilities
  • In-room safe
  • Mini-bar
  • Sitting area
  • Terrace
  • Tea and coffee facilities
  • Dining table
  • Ironing facilities

Bathroom

  • Hair dryer
  • Free toiletries

Self-catering

  • Electric kettle

Media

  • Flat-screen TV
  • Internet television
  • Telephone
  • AM/FM alarm clock
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Good to know
Check-infrom 14:00-23:59FREECheck-outuntil 10 amFREE
Children & extra bedsOne child0 - 2 yearsCotFREEOne child3 - 15 yearsExtra bedChildren above
15 years or adults
Extra bed100% of the room stay
Maximum capacity of extra beds in a room is 1. 
PetsPets are not allowed.
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Location
  • Nearby
  • City landmarks
Moses Mabhida StadiumMoses Mabhida Stadium3300 ft
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uShaka Marine WorlduShaka Marine World2.0 mi
ICC DurbanICC Durban5000 ft
Kingsmead Cricket StadiumKingsmead Cricket Stadium4000 ft
Kings Park Athletics StadiumKings Park Athletics Stadium4300 ft
Greyville Race CourseGreyville Race Course1.2 mi
Durban Country ClubDurban Country Club4600 ft
Netcare Parklands HospitalNetcare Parklands Hospital2.2 mi
St Augustines HospitalSt Augustines Hospital2.8 mi
Life Entabeni HospitalLife Entabeni Hospital3.0 mi
Gateway Theatre of ShoppingGateway Theatre of Shopping8.1 mi1 Palm Boulevard Umhlanga Ridge New Town Centre
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Getting around
Airports
Virginia (VIR)5.0 mi
Durban International (DUR)16.3 mi
Train
Durban Railway Station4600 ft
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Reviews
7.6
FabulousBased on  621  reviews

Rating by category:

10.0
Location
10.0
Service
  • 6.2
    Good

    The location is exceptional and the views unbelievable! The front of house staff were great although when busy (conference check in's) could have used some help. The restaurant staff were pleasant and helpful. The room attendant and laundry folks did a great job. Breakfasts were well laid out and food was fine.

    This hotel needs a huge facelift. The carpets are a bit smelly and lounge chairs are stained which gives the impression if it being dirty. The infrastructure is there - just needs to be refurbished. The Beach and Marine Parade area is very beautiful but not safe to walk. The elevators are very slow. Internet was totally unreliable which is not great for business travelers.

  • 9.2
    Superb

    An excellent holiday with the best breakfasts and service. We felt very welcome and are looking forward to our next stay at Blue Waters!! Highly recommendable!!!

  • 10.0
    Exceptional

    It was in an ideal location for my trip to the Olive CC. The rate was the best available. The service was excellent and the room was superb. Overall, it exceeded my expectations and I will use it again in future if these criteria continue to be met.

    The food was too good, I ate more than I should have, it was just too nice!!

  • 10.0
    Exceptional

    The friendliness and professionalism of the staff. The bedroom was clean and neat. The diningroom beautiful, the staff excellent and so the food. Will recommend a stay at the Blue Waters Hotel to anybody.

    At the moment the elevator is being renovated, so it is fun and games waiting for one, but once this is finished it will be fine.

  • 8.8
    Superb

    Easy and lovely location.

  • 8.0
    Fabulous

    The Staff was very helpful and professional.The food out of the best.The lifts painful but understandable due to renovations.My room was very smelly. The bed and pillows very smelly. The carpets looks very dirty and smelly. Needs definitely new carpets and pillow and mattresses.Very Grande old Lady but needs a little tlc.

  • 5.8
    Guest rating

    Good breakfast beautiful views

    Parking to small for car . Long way to walk with luggage from parking garage . tv in room very old and fuzzy . Haalal friendly options availability . Staff to be trained as to different dietry requirements of guests

  • 7.8
    Fabulous

    We loved the location right on the beach yet easily accessible to the city and surrounds.

    The hotel lifts were intermittently not working and they were in the process of installing new ones. There was insufficient wireless signal to get Internet access so we went to another nearby one to use theirs.

  • 7.4
    Very good

    Location is superb, the old-world charm is still there in the 60's archtectural style- and the refurbished room was comfortable, generous in size and the LCD TV was great.

    Only one (slow) lift whilst the other lifts are being replaced.

  • 10.0
    Exceptional

    The service and seaside

  • 7.4
    Very good

    Excellent breakfast. Good location to Battery Beach and sports facilities.

    Due to 2 lifts being repaired, there was chaos which meant tempers were fraying at all times. On top of this they had 4 weddings and a 21st party on Saturday night of which the outside organisers had to get up and down and then the guests later. This hotel clearly places major emphasis on these functions, possibly to the detriment of the paying hotel guests.

  • 7.8
    Fabulous

    Blue Waters is conveniently situated accross the road from the beach and a block away from a casino complex which has a variety of restuarants. The buffet breakfast is excellent. Every room has a beatiful sea view.

    The hotel is old and tired and has very temperamental lifts. Good if you don't mind lots and lots of stairs!

  • 10.0
    Exceptional

    Very neat and well presented comfortable room, breakfast the best I ever had, use to come to this hotel with my parents as a child, well renovated, will come back.

  • 7.4
    Very good

    The bedding and alacarte breakfast.

    Allocation of rooms is very poor. You find given a room which is already accupied by someone.

  • 10.0
    Exceptional

    Everything about the hotel was excellent except there was no bar fridge in the room.

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Highlights
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FabulousBased on  621 reviews
Good to know
Check-infrom 14:00-23:59FREECheck-outuntil 10 amFREE
Children & extra bedsOne child0 - 2 yearsCotFREEOne child3 - 15 yearsExtra bedChildren above
15 years or adults
Extra bed100% of the room stay
Maximum capacity of extra beds in a room is 1. 
PetsPets are not allowed.
Cancellation
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Getting around
Airports
Virginia (VIR)5.0 mi
Durban International (DUR)16.3 mi
Train
Durban Railway Station4600 ft
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