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

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

Blue Waters Hotel provides 262 rooms with a stunning view of the sea.

Kingsmead Cricket Stadium, Greyville Race Course and Beach Hurst are located just 1000 meters from the venue. Set within a 30-minute walking distance from Durban city center.

The excellent hotel provides quick access to exhibition centers and convention centers.

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

Rooms

Guests are offered en-suite guestrooms featuring climate control, TV, an in-room safe, free wireless internet and a wardrobe along with modern décor. Some rooms feature views over the Indian Ocean. In-room self-catering facilities include an electric kettle, coffee/tea makers and a dishwasher.

Eat & Drink

There is a restaurant for guests to enjoy their meal. The hotel has a panoramic restaurant serving Indian meals.

Services

Blue Waters Hotel features such facilities as a storage room, parking and currency exchange.

Relax

Blue Waters Hotel provides guests with a play area, a buffet and babysitting 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

General

  • No smoking on site
  • Free Wi-Fi in public areas
  • 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
  • Seasonal indoor pool
  • Beach access
  • Casino
  • Night club
  • Garden area
  • Leisure/ TV room
  • Sauna

Room view

  • Sea view
  • City view
  • Partial View

Room facilities

  • 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
  • Electric kettle

Media

  • Flat-screen TV
  • Internet 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. 

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
Sea view
  • Room size:

    68 m²

  • Max occupancy:

    4 persons

  • Bed type:

    Sleeping arrangements for 3 persons, 1 Single bed, Sleeping arrangements for 4 persons

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  • Room Facilities:
    • Shower
    • Bathtub
    • Balcony
    • Air conditioning
    • + More
  • General:Work desk
  • Seating area
  • Ironing facilities
  • Wardrobe/closet
  • Tiled/marble floor
  • Telephone
  • Upper floors accessible by lift
  • Laptop safe box
  • Bathroom:Bathroom
  • Hair dryer
  • Towels
  • Guest toiletries
  • Shower cap
  • Toilet
  • Bedding:Linen
  • Sofa
  • Dining:Coffee/tea maker
  • Dining table
  • Refrigerator
  • Bottled water
  • Media:Flat-screen TV
  • Wake up service
Room Description:

Suite|Deluxe Executive Family Suite - Sea Facing

Guest Room
  • Max occupancy:

    2 persons

  • Bed type:

    2 Single beds

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Room Description:

Twin Accessible Room, Air Con, Working Desk And Modem Port

Standard Studio
  • Max occupancy:

    2 persons

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King Guest Room
  • Max occupancy:

    2 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 King-size bed

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Room Description:

King Guest Room With Bath And Shower, Air Con, Working Desk, Modem Point

Family Studio
  • Max occupancy:

    4 persons

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Blue Waters photos Room
Deluxe Twin Room
Sea view
  • Room size:

    34 m²

  • Max occupancy:

    4 persons

  • Bed type:

    2 Single beds, 2 Single beds or 1 King-size bed, 2 Single beds

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  • Room Facilities:
    • Shower
    • Balcony
    • Air conditioning
    • + More
  • General:Work desk
  • Seating area
  • Ironing facilities
  • Wardrobe/closet
  • Tiled/marble floor
  • Telephone
  • Upper floors accessible by lift
  • Laptop safe box
  • Bathroom:Bathroom
  • Hair dryer
  • Towels
  • Guest toiletries
  • Shower cap
  • Toilet
  • Bedding:Linen
  • Dining:Mini-bar
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Refrigerator
  • Bottled water
  • Media:Flat-screen TV
  • Wake up service
Room Description:

Deluxe|Deluxe Twin Room – Sea Facing

Blue Waters photos Room
Deluxe King Room
Sea view
  • Max occupancy:

    2 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 King-size bed, 1 Single bed

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  • Room Facilities:
    • Air conditioning
    • + More
  • Bathroom:Hair dryer
  • Dining:Mini-bar
  • Media:Satellite TV
Room Description:

Deluxe|Deluxe King South Facing - Breakfast included

Deluxe Corner King Room
  • Max occupancy:

    2 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 King-size bed

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  • Bedding:Sofa bed
Room Description:

King Deluxe Room With Sofa, Corner Room With Sofa And View

Blue Waters photos Room
Deluxe Quadruple Room
Partial View
  • Room size:

    36 m²

  • Max occupancy:

    4 persons

  • Bed type:

    Sleeping arrangements for 4 persons

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  • Room Facilities:
    • Shower
    • Private bathroom
    • Balcony
    • Air conditioning
    • + More
  • General:Work desk
  • Seating area
  • Ironing facilities
  • Wardrobe/closet
  • Tiled/marble floor
  • Housekeeping
  • Telephone
  • Upper floors accessible by lift
  • Laptop safe box
  • Bathroom:Bathroom
  • Hair dryer
  • Towels
  • Guest toiletries
  • Toiletries
  • Shower cap
  • Toilet
  • Bedding:Linen
  • Sofa
  • Dining:Mini-bar
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Refrigerator
  • Bottled water
  • Media:Flat-screen TV
  • Wake up service
Room Description:

Deluxe|Deluxe Quad Side Sea View - Breakfast included

Executive Suite
  • Max occupancy:

    2 persons

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  • General:Work desk
  • Seating area
  • Dining:Dining area
Room Description:

Executive Suite With Lounge Access, Dining Area, Large Working Area

Presidential Suite
  • Max occupancy:

    2 persons

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  • General:Terrace
  • Seating area
  • Dining:Dining area
  • Kitchen unit
Room Description:

Presidential Suite With Terrace, Executive Lounge Access, Dining Area, Kitchen

Ambassador Suite
  • Max occupancy:

    2 persons

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  • General:Terrace
  • Seating area
  • Living room
Room Description:

Ambassador Suite With Terrace, Living Room, View And Executive Lounge Access

Blue Waters photos Room
Deluxe Family Room
Sea view
  • Room size:

    53 m²

  • Max occupancy:

    4 persons

  • Bed type:

    Sleeping arrangements for 3 persons, 1 Double bed, Sleeping arrangements for 4 persons

  • Check Prices
  • Room Facilities:
    • Shower
    • Balcony
    • Air conditioning
    • + More
  • General:Work desk
  • Seating area
  • Ironing facilities
  • Wardrobe/closet
  • Tiled/marble floor
  • Entire unit wheelchair accessible
  • Telephone
  • Laptop safe box
  • Bathroom:Bathroom
  • Hair dryer
  • Towels
  • Guest toiletries
  • Shower cap
  • Toilet
  • Bedding:Linen
  • Dining:Mini-bar
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Refrigerator
  • Bottled water
  • Media:Flat-screen TV
  • Wake up service
Room Description:

Deluxe|Deluxe Family Room – North Sea Facing

Deluxe Family Triple Room
Partial View
  • Max occupancy:

    3 persons

  • Bed type:

    Sleeping arrangements for 3 persons

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Deluxe Family Quadruple Room
Partial View
  • Max occupancy:

    2 persons

  • Bed type:

    Sleeping arrangements for 4 persons

  • Check Prices

Blue Waters Location

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What's nearby

Tourist attractions

  • uShaka Marine World3.2 km

Popular areas

  • Marine Parade1.6 km
  • City Center2.1 km

Convention centers

  • ICC Durban1.5 km

Amusement

  • Ushaka4.8 km

Monuments and Landmarks

  • Mini Town Snell Parade500 m
  • Beach Hurst900 m
  • Durban Botanic Gardens2.8 km
  • Durban Campus3.7 km
  • Entembeni Hospital4.8 km

Stadiums

  • Moses Mabhida Stadium1.0 km
  • Kingsmead Cricket Stadium1.2 km
  • Kings Park Athletics Stadium1.3 km
  • Absa Stadium1.7 km
  • Kings Park Stadium1.7 km
  • Greyville Race Course1.9 km

Parks

  • Wavehouse Gateway2.3 km

Golf courses and Country clubs

  • Durban Country Club1.4 km

Public parking

  • Netcare Parklands Hospital3.5 km
  • St Augustines Hospital4.5 km
  • Life Entabeni Hospital4.8 km

Local attractions

  • Gateway Theater of Shopping13.1 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
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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