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 rooms

Parking

ZAR 65 per day

Luggage storage
24-hour

Late check-in

24-hour reception

Food/ Drinks

A la carte restaurant

Welcome drink

Snack bar

Coffee shop

Lobby bar

Shuttle

Paid airport shuttle

Swimming pool

Indoor heated swimming pool

Spa and relaxation

Sauna

Overview

Featuring a casino, an indoor swimming pool and a sauna, Blue Waters Hotel offers en-suite rooms overlooking the sea.

The property lies within 1.6 km from ICC Durban, Kings Park Stadium and Greyville Race Course. The city center is 3 km away from the hotel.

The excellent hotel offers easy access to exhibition centers and convention centers.

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

Rooms

Rooms of Blue Waters Hotel are appointed with climate control, multi-channel television, an in-room safe, free Wi-Fi and a wardrobe. Most rooms offer a stunning view, overlooking the Indian Ocean. The rooms feature en suite bathrooms as well as an electric kettle, coffee/tea makers and a dishwasher for self-catering.

Eat & Drink

A breakfast is served in the restaurant. A range of Indian dishes is offered at the lobby restaurant.

Services

Guests can benefit from a storage room, a car park and currency exchange.

Relax

Leisure facilities include squash courts and a golf course.

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

  • No smoking on site
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Paid parking
  • Off-site parking
  • Safe deposit box
  • 24-hour reception
  • Late check-in
  • No pets allowed
  • Rooms/ Facilities for disabled
  • Public areas with access for disabled
  • Luggage storage
  • Elevator
  • Currency exchange
  • Hairdresser
  • Beauty salon
  • Coffee shop
  • Lobby

Sports & Fitness

  • Golf course
  • Squash

Services

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

Dining facilities

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

Meeting facilities

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

Children's facilities

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

Leisure facilities

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

Room view

  • Sea view
  • City view
  • Partial View

Room facilities

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

Bathroom

  • Private bathroom
  • Steam shower
  • Hair dryer

Self-catering

  • Refrigerator

Media

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

Policies

Check-in

  • from  3 pm

Check-out

  • until  11 am

Children and extra beds

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

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: Sleeping arrangements for 3 persons or 1 Single bed or Sleeping arrangements for 4 persons
Size: 68 m²
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  • Air conditioning
  • Shower
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Suite|Deluxe Executive Family Suite - Sea Facing

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    Standard Double Room
    Bed type: Double bed
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    Blue Waters photos Room
    Deluxe Double Room
    Bed type: King-size bed or King-size bed or Twin beds or 2 Single beds
    Size: 34 m²
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    • Air conditioning
    • Shower
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    Deluxe|Deluxe King Sea Facing - Breakfast included

    Room facilities
      Blue Waters photos Room
      Deluxe King Room
      Bed type: King-size bed or Double bed
      Size: 32 m²
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      • Air conditioning
      • Shower
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      Deluxe|Deluxe King South Facing - Breakfast included

      Room facilities
        Blue Waters photos Room
        Deluxe Quadruple Room
        Bed type: Sleeping arrangements for 4 persons
        Size: 36 m²
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        • Air conditioning
        • Private bathroom
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        1 king and 2 single beds
        387-sq-foot (36-sq-meter) room, balcony with sea views

        Entertainment - Flat-screen TV with satellite channels
        Food & Drink - Refrigerator, coffee/tea maker, and room service
        Bathroom - Private bathroom, shower, free toiletries, and a hair dryer
        Practical - Safe and phone; rollaway/extra beds and cribs/infant beds available on request
        Comfort - Air conditioning and daily housekeeping

        Room facilities
          Blue Waters photos Room
          Deluxe Family Room
          Bed type: Sleeping arrangements for 3 persons or Double bed or Sleeping arrangements for 4 persons
          Size: 53 m²
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          • Air conditioning
          • Shower
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          Deluxe|Deluxe Family Room – Disability Access

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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

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            What's nearby

            Tourist attractions

            • uShaka Marine World - 3.2 km

            Popular areas

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

            Convention centers

            • ICC Durban - 1.5 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

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

            Parks

            • Wavehouse Gateway - 2.3 km

            Golf courses and Country clubs

            • Durban Country Club - 1.4 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
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              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