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

 Meeting facilities

Business center

 No Smoking

Non-smoking rooms

Overview

Blue Waters is a classic 3-star hotel set close to Kings Park Stadium, Marine Parade and Greyville Race Course.

The city center is 3 km away from the hotel. Moses Mabhida Stadium and Kings Park Athletics Stadium are within a 15-minute walk of the property.

Direct access to the golden beach and surrounding parks is provided.

Blue Waters Hotel is within a 30-minute drive to Durban International airport.

Rooms

The hotel has 262 comfortable rooms with modern décor featuring satellite TV, a private balcony, a minibar, individual climate control and a wardrobe. Some rooms feature views over Kings Park and the Indian Ocean. They offer en suite bathrooms with a bathtub, a shower and free toiletries.

Eat & Drink

Every day a deluxe breakfast is served in the dining room. Dishes of Indian cuisine are served in the lobby restaurant. A variety of tea, coffee and afternoon tea is offered in the lounge bar.

Services

Bicycles are available for rent at Blue Waters Hotel.

Relax

Babysitting and a play area 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

Media

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

Policies

Check-In

  • from  2 pm

Check-Out

  • until  10 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)
    65.1 km
Hotel information
  • Check-In:
    from  2 pm
  • Check-Out:
    until  10 am
  • Number of rooms:
    262

Rooms and availability

Blue Waters Executive Family SuiteBlue Waters Executive Family SuiteBlue Waters Executive Family Suite
Executive Family Suite
Bed type: 1 Super King-size bed and 2 Single beds or 1 Single bed or Double bed
Size: 68 m²
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  • Air conditioning
  • Shower
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Deluxe Executive Family Suite - Sea Facing - Dinner and Breakfast Included

Room facilities
    Blue Waters Executive Family Two-Bedroom SuiteBlue Waters Executive Family Two-Bedroom SuiteBlue Waters Executive Family Two-Bedroom Suite
    Executive Family Two-Bedroom Suite
    Bed type: 1 Single bed
    Size: 68 m²
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    • Air conditioning
    • Shower
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    This air-conditioned suite features a balcony with panoramic views of the sea. It contains two bedrooms, a spacious living room with flat-screen TV, a fridge and tea-and-coffee-making facilities. 1 extra bed may be added for a child under 15 years or 1 cot can be added for an infant under 2 years. Please see hotel policies for extra child charges.

    Room facilities
      Blue Waters Deluxe Double RoomBlue Waters Deluxe Double RoomBlue Waters Deluxe Double Room
      Deluxe Double Room
      Bed type: King-size bed or Double bed or 2 Single beds
      Size: 34 m²
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      • Air conditioning
      • Private bathroom
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      This air-conditioned room features large windows and a balcony with views of the city and sea. It contains a seating area, flat-screen TV, a fridge and tea-and-coffee-making facilities. The bathroom has a shower and toilet. Maximum occupancy is 2 adults and 1 child under the age of 2 years in a cot. Please note that extra beds cannot be accommodated in this room type.

      Room facilities
        Blue Waters Deluxe Quadruple RoomBlue Waters Deluxe Quadruple RoomBlue Waters Deluxe Quadruple Room
        Deluxe Quadruple Room
        Bed type: Sleeping arrangements for 4 persons or 1 Super King-size bed and 2 Single beds
        Size: 36 m²
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        • Air conditioning
        • Shower
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        Deluxe Quad Side Sea View

        Room facilities
          Blue Waters Deluxe Two-Bedroom Quadruple RoomBlue Waters Deluxe Two-Bedroom Quadruple RoomBlue Waters Deluxe Two-Bedroom Quadruple Room
          Deluxe Two-Bedroom Quadruple Room
          Bed type: Sleeping arrangements for 4 persons
          Size: 36 m²
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          • Air conditioning
          • Private bathroom
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          This air-conditioned room features a balcony with views of the city and sea. It contains two bedrooms, a seating area, flat-screen TV and tea-and-coffee-making facilities. The bathroom has a shower and toilet. 1 extra bed may be added for a child under 15 years or 1 cot can be added for an infant under 2 years. Please see hotel policies for extra child charges.

          Room facilities
            Blue Waters Deluxe Family Double RoomBlue Waters Deluxe Family Double RoomBlue Waters Deluxe Family Double Room
            Deluxe Family Double Room
            Bed type: Double bed or 1 Super 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 Room – North Sea Facing - Dinner and Breakfast Included

            Room facilities
              Blue Waters Deluxe Family Two-Bedroom RoomBlue Waters Deluxe Family Two-Bedroom RoomBlue Waters Deluxe Family Two-Bedroom Room
              Deluxe Family Two-Bedroom Room
              Size: 53 m²
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              • Air conditioning
              • Private bathroom
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              This room features a balcony with city and sea views and is equipped with paraplegic facilities. It contains two bedrooms, a seating area, flat-screen TV, a fridge and tea-and-coffee-making facilities. The bathroom is equipped with a toilet, a roll in shower and rails along the walls. 1 extra bed may be added for a child under 15 years or 1 cot can be added for an infant under 2 years. Please see hotel policies for extra child charges.

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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)
                  65.1 km
                Hotel information
                • Check-In:
                  from  2 pm
                • Check-Out:
                  until  10 am
                • Number of rooms:
                  262

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                What's nearby

                Tourist attractions

                Popular areas

                • Marine Parade - 1.6 km
                • City Center - 2.1 km

                Places of interest

                • Mini Town Snell Parade - 400 m
                • Beach Hurst - 900 m
                • Durban Campus - 3.8 km
                • Entembeni Hospital - 4.8 km

                Convention centers

                • ICC Durban - 1.5 km

                Amusement

                • Ushaka - 4.8 km

                Stadiums

                • Moses Mabhida Stadium - 1.0 km
                • Kingsmead Cricket Stadium - 1.2 km
                • Kings Park Athletics Stadium - 1.3 km
                • Absa Stadium - 1.7 km

                Parks

                • Wavehouse Gateway - 2.3 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  2 pm
                  • Check-Out:
                    until  10 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

                  Individual 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)
                    65.1 km
                  Hotel information
                  • Check-In:
                    from  2 pm
                  • Check-Out:
                    until  10 am
                  • Number of rooms:
                    262