Blue Waters Hotel - Durban

175 Snell Parade, Marine Parade, Durban, South Africa, 4000  show map
 3 stars
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Blue Waters Hotel - Durban

 Free Wi-Fi

Free Wi-Fi in public areas

 Parking

Paid parking

 24-hour

24-hour reception

 Swimming pool

Indoor swimming pool

 Sports activities

Golf course

 Food/Drinks

Restaurant

Bar/Lounge area

 Meeting facilities

Business center

 No Smoking

Non-smoking rooms

Overview

The classic Blue Waters Hotel is rated 3 stars and offers en-suite accommodation overlooking Kings Park and the Indian Ocean.

The property lies within 1.6 km from Kings Park Stadium, Marine Parade and Greyville Race Course. Guests can get to Durban city center, which is 3 km away.

Direct access to the golden beach and parks is provided.

Blue Waters Hotel lies within 30 minutes’ drive to Durban International airport.

Rooms

A stunning view over the sea welcomes guests to Deluxe Family Single Room, Deluxe Quadruple Room and Executive Family Suite offering private bathrooms along with individual climate control, TV with satellite channels, free Wi-Fi, a minibar and a closet. They are equipped with an electric kettle, coffee/tea makers and a fridge.

Eat & Drink

Guests can have breakfast in the restaurant every morning. The lobby restaurant serves Indian dishes.

Services

The hotel offers bicycle rental services on site.

Relax

A play area and a playground for children are provided at Blue Waters Hotel.

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

General

  • Free Wi-Fi in public areas
  • Paid parking
  • Late check-in/-out
  • 24-hour reception
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Safe deposit box
  • No pets allowed
  • Lobby
  • Coffee shop
  • Beauty salon
  • Luggage storage
  • Elevator
  • Rooms/Facilities for disabled

Sports & Fitness

  • Golf course
  • Squash

Services

  • Paid airport shuttle
  • Room service
  • Bell staff/Porter
  • Bicycle rental
  • Dry cleaning
  • Self-service laundry
  • Wedding services
  • Newspaper service
  • Tours/Ticket assistance
  • Shoe shine service

Dining facilities

  • Bed and breakfast
  • A la carte restaurant
  • Lobby bar
  • Snack bar

Meeting facilities

  • Business center
  • Meeting room
  • Meeting/Banquet facilities
  • Fax/Photocopying

Children's facilities

  • Cribs available
  • Babysitting/Child services
  • Children's play area

Leisure facilities

  • Indoor heated swimming pool
  • Sauna
  • Garden area
  • Leisure/TV room

Room view

  • Sea view
  • City view

Room facilities

  • Free Wi-Fi in rooms
  • In-room air conditioning
  • Paid in-room safe
  • Mini-bar
  • Tea and coffee facilities
  • Sitting area
  • Ironing facilities
  • Dining table

Bathroom

  • Private bathroom
  • Steam shower
  • Hair dryer

Kitchen facilities

  • Refrigerator
  • Electric kettle

Media

  • Flat-screen TV
  • Cable/Satellite television
  • Telephone
  • CD player
  • AM/FM alarm clock

Policies

Check-in

  • from  3 pm

Check-out

  • until  11 am

Children and extra beds

  • One child under the age of 2 may stay for free in a crib. 
  • One child may stay at the price of ZAR 200 per person per night in an extra bed. 
  • Older children/adults may stay at the price of 100 % of the room stay per person per night in an extra bed. 
  • Maximum capacity of cribs in a room is 1. 

Pets

  • Pets are not allowed.

How to reach hotel

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Hotel Address:

175 Snell Parade, Marine Parade, Durban, South Africa, 4000

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City Center
  • Durban
    2.2 km
Airports
  • Durban International (DUR)
    26.3 km
  • Pietermaritzburg Oribi (PZB)
    65.0 km
Hotel information
  • Check-in:
    from  3 pm
  • Check-out:
    until  11 am
  • Number of rooms:
    262

Rooms and availability

Blue Waters photos Room
Executive Family Suite
Bed type: Double bed
Size: 68 m²
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  • Air conditioning
  • Shower
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Deluxe Executive Family Suite - Sea Facing

Room facilities
    Blue Waters photos Room
    Deluxe Double Room
    Bed type: King-size bed or 2 Single beds or King-size bed or Twin beds
    Size: 34 m²
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    • Air conditioning
    • Private bathroom
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    Deluxe Twin Sea Facing

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      Blue Waters photos Room
      Deluxe Quadruple Room
      Bed type: Sleeping arrangements for 4 persons
      Size: 36 m²
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      • Air conditioning
      • Shower
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      Room facilities
        Blue Waters photos Room
        Deluxe Family Double Room
        Bed type: Double bed or King-size bed and 2 Single beds or Sleeping arrangements for 4 persons
        Size: 53 m²
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        • Air conditioning
        • Shower
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        Deluxe Family Side Sea View

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          How to reach hotel

          hotel Blue Waters Hotel - Durban Durban location
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          Hotel Address:

          175 Snell Parade, Marine Parade, Durban, South Africa, 4000

          Get directions
          City Center
          • Durban
            2.2 km
          Airports
          • Durban International (DUR)
            26.3 km
          • Pietermaritzburg Oribi (PZB)
            65.0 km
          Hotel information
          • Check-in:
            from  3 pm
          • Check-out:
            until  11 am
          • Number of rooms:
            262

          Blue Waters Location

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          What's nearby

          Popular areas

          • City Center - 2.1 km

          Convention centers

          • ICC Durban - 1.5 km
          • Marine Parade - 1.6 km

          Amusement

          • Ushaka - 4.8 km

          Monuments and Landmarks

          • Mini Town Snell Parade - 500 m
          • Beach Hurst - 900 m
          • Durban Botanic Gardens - 2.8 km
          • Durban Campus - 3.7 km
          • Entembeni Hospital - 4.8 km

          Stadiums

          • Absa Stadium - 1.7 km

          Parks

          • Moses Mabhida Stadium - 1.0 km
          • Kingsmead Cricket Stadium - 1.2 km
          • Kings Park Athletics Stadium - 1.3 km
          • Kings Park Stadium - 1.7 km
          • Greyville Race Course - 1.9 km
          • Wavehouse Gateway - 2.3 km

          Galleries

          • Durban Country Club - 1.4 km

          Golf courses and Country clubs

          • uShaka Marine World - 3.2 km

          Public parking

          • Netcare Parklands Hospital - 3.5 km
          • St Augustines Hospital - 4.5 km
          • Life Entabeni Hospital - 4.8 km

          Local attractions

          • Gateway Theater of Shopping - 13.1 km
            No. 1 Palm Boulevard Umhlanga Ridge New Town Centre, Umhlanga Rocks
            Hotel information
            • Check-in:
              from  3 pm
            • Check-out:
              until  11 am
            • Number of rooms:
              262
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            Blue Waters Reviews

            Guest reviews are submitted by our customers after their stay at Blue Waters

            Average guest rating

            7.6out of 10
            Fabulous
            Based on 377 reviews

            Rating by category:

            Location
            10.0
            Service
            10.0

            Guest reviews

            • Single
              8.2

              They had 1 lift working in the hotel out of 4 and one had to wait for 15min for a lift and then it was full. It is not funny having to walk down 16 flights after completing an ultra marathon of 87km which was the case of most people in the hotel.

            • Group of friends
              8.2

              Breakfast was superb. Lovely to be able to walk to the stadiums for sport and cultural events

              Slow lifts but did notice they were being upgraded. Do believe when we booked on line it could have been more obviously stated that we had to pay for parking underground as we had hired a car and expected it would be parked securely which wasn't the case! We had to park in the loading zone as there were not parking bays available.

            • Couple
              5.0

              The sea view

              our room was one of the old ones. I would have prefered a reformed one.

            • Single
              5.4

              Not Much to like due to attitude of staff .

              Staff attitude towards guests was shocking and poor service , when requested to repair items in room it never happerned and Duty manager atuitude was very condesending when approached. He could not care less.about guests.

            • Single
              8.8

              The hotel is great (although still undergoing renovations). The staff is very friendly, the breakfasts are fabulous and the room very comfortable (I was in the executive suite).

              Only problem was the guy at the front desk who checked me in. He could not have been more bored or unfriendly. Should definitely not work with guests. Other than that everything exceeded my expectations.

            • Family with children
              8.8

              Friendly atmostphere, very welcoming receptionists, deliver on their promise, the place on the internet is same as when you see it live (no lie) the room wow wow I Looooved it so much. Very clean. Everyone is friendly. Oh My Gosh breakfast wow...my 7yrs old boy was going craizy. One word fantaboulous!!!! I love my Blue Water and will reccomend it to my friends and family.

              No fridge in our rooms. Please a small bar fridge.

            • Group of friends
              7.0

              Good value for money, nice sea view

              The whole hotel is in need of refurbishment which is currently in progress. Floors and if you mind seaside can be quite noisy.

            • Older travelers
              7.8

              The location on the beach-front is a bonus. Comfortable rooms, laid back, quiet atmosphere.

              Lifts not consistent

            • Single
              8.2

              The food was excellent. The view and closeness to the beach was great. The people were friendly and helpful. I liked the room.

              The building looks old and sad. Carpets are faded and worn. One of the lift shafts was a cavity crudely covered. The other lift was broken. There is a need for renovation.

            • Older travelers
              7.4

              We stayed overnight only. Was a little dissappointed that the bar was closed for the day as we had traveled from Jhb and needed to just sit and rest with a nice cold beer.

            • Older travelers
              8.8

              Took a long time to checkout, there was only one receptionist. Limited offstreet parking

            • Single
              3.2

              Nothing - extremely poor

              Poor check in - 1 hour. Lifts not working, stayd on 12th floor. Horrible state and very dirty. Poor breakfast and very bad service - will never use it again.

            • Couple
              3.8

              Nothing... It was an horrible stay....

              Yes, 300 words are not enough. Please don't come here... Maybe it was nice in the 70' but now they should rebuild it.

            • Single
              4.2

              Had to move the room as there was a broken mirror in the bathroom lying on the toilet. They moved me to the 17th floor - the room was ok, but the lifts are not working properly and sometimes you have to wait up to 30 minutes for the lift to arrive.

            • Single
              7.8

              Comfortable and well-appointed room with a peaceful seaview from the 16th floor.

              Check-in experience was extremely slow. Found a couple of dead/dying cockroaches around the balcony area.

            How to reach hotel

            hotel Blue Waters Hotel - Durban Durban location
            Show big map »

            Hotel Address:

            175 Snell Parade, Marine Parade, Durban, South Africa, 4000

            Get directions
            City Center
            • Durban
              2.2 km
            Airports
            • Durban International (DUR)
              26.3 km
            • Pietermaritzburg Oribi (PZB)
              65.0 km
            Hotel information
            • Check-in:
              from  3 pm
            • Check-out:
              until  11 am
            • Number of rooms:
              262