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The Blue Waters Hotel

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In-room safe, desk, blackout drapes, rollaway beds
On the beach
Indoor pool, outdoor pool
Indoor pool, outdoor pool
50-inch flat-screen TV with satellite channels, TV, Netflix

Overview of The Blue Waters Hotel

The Blue Waters Hotel

4.0 star property
Beachfront hotel in Durban Beachfront with outdoor pool and restaurant

7,8/10 Good

792 verified Hotels.com guest reviews

Property highlights

  • Parking available
  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Airport transfer
  • Non-smoking
  • Air conditioning
The price is R895
Price available on 2022/11/28
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175 Snell Parade, Durban, KwaZulu-Natal, 4001

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About this area

What's nearby

  • In Durban Beachfront
  • Durban Beach - 1 min drive
  • UShaka Marine World - 9 min drive

Getting around

  • King Shaka Intl. Airport (DUR) - 30 min drive
  • Airport shuttle (surcharge)

Restaurants

  • Jiran - 3 min walk
  • Neo Cafe - 4 min walk
  • Havana - 6 min walk
  • Mugg & Bean Suncoast Casino - 7 min walk
  • Circus Circus Beach Cafe - 8 min walk

About this property

The Blue Waters Hotel

The Blue Waters Hotel is a great choice for your beach stay in Durban, putting you near activities like scuba diving, surfing/body boarding, and sailing. The outdoor pool and indoor pool provide plenty of fun, and guests can also take advantage of a sauna. Offering ocean views, Versailles Restaurant serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner. This upscale hotel also features a bar/lounge, a snack bar/deli, and a terrace. Fellow travelers say good things about the helpful staff and beach location.

Languages

Afrikaans, English, Zulu

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C/140°F or hotter

Social distancing

Protective shields in place at main contact areas
Guest rooms kept vacant for 24 hours between stays
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Temperature checks given to staff
Temperature checks available for guests
Hand sanitizer provided
Individually-wrapped food options available for breakfast
This information is provided by our partners.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 262 rooms
  • Arranged over 18 floors

Arriving/Leaving

  • Check-in time from 2:00 PM - anytime
  • Minimum check-in age - 18
  • Check-out time is 10 AM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions

Special check-in instructions

  • Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival
  • For more details, please contact the property using the information on the booking confirmation

Required at check-in

  • Credit card required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 18

Children

  • Babysitting*

Pets

  • Pets not allowed
  • Service animals welcome

Internet

  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms

Parking

  • Onsite self parking (ZAR 95 per night)
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking on site
  • Onsite parking limited
  • Height restrictions apply for onsite parking
  • Onsite garage

Transfers

  • Airport shuttle (available 24 hours)*

Other information

  • Smoke-free property

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Restaurant
  • Bar/lounge
  • Room service (limited hours)
  • Snack bar/deli

Traveling with children

  • Playground
  • Childcare in room (surcharge)

What to do

  • On the beach
  • Racquetball/squash
  • Bicycle rentals nearby
  • Golfing nearby
  • Sailing nearby
  • Scuba diving nearby

Working away

  • Business center
  • 10 meeting rooms
  • Conference center (2500 square feet of space)

Services

  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • Dry cleaning/laundry services
  • Luggage storage
  • Wedding services
  • Bike storage

Facilities

  • Built in 1972
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Garden
  • Terrace
  • An outdoor pool
  • An indoor pool
  • Sauna

Accessibility

  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Elevator
  • In-room accessibility (select rooms)
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible concierge desk
  • Wheelchair-accessible path to elevator
  • Wheelchair-accessible registration desk
  • Wheelchair-accessible pool
  • Wheelchair-accessible business center
  • Wheelchair-accessible restaurant
  • Handrails in stairways
  • Well-lit path to entrance
  • Stair-free path to entrance

Languages

  • Afrikaans
  • English
  • Zulu

Room amenities

Be entertained

  • 50-inch flat-screen TV
  • Premium satellite channels
  • Netflix

Home comfort

  • Air conditioning
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Electric kettle

Sleep well

  • Blackout drapes/curtains
  • Turndown service
  • Rollaway/extra bed (surcharge)
  • Bed sheets provided

Freshen up

  • Private bathroom
  • Shower only
  • Hair dryer
  • Towels
  • Toothbrush and toothpaste (on request)

Stay connected

  • Desk
  • Free WiFi
  • Phone
  • Desk chair

Food and drink

  • Refrigerator
  • Free bottled water

More

  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available
  • Restaurant dining guide

Special features

Dining

Versailles Restaurant - Overlooking the ocean, this restaurant serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner.
Blue Dolphin Bar - This cocktail bar is located on the beach.

Fees & policies

Optional extras

  • Airport shuttle service is offered for an extra charge of ZAR 80 per person (one-way)

Children & extra beds

  • In-room babysitting is available for an extra charge
  • Rollaway beds are available for ZAR 275.0 per night
  • Airport shuttle service for children costs ZAR 80 (one-way)
  • Guests must contact this property in advance to reserve rollaway/extra beds

Parking

  • Self parking costs ZAR 95 per night
  • Parking height restrictions apply

Hygiene & cleanliness

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F.

Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; a shield is in place between staff and guests in main contact areas; periodic temperature checks are conducted on staff; temperature checks are available to guests; guests are provided with hand sanitizer.

Individually-wrapped food options are available for breakfast.

Each guestroom is kept vacant for a minimum of 24 hours between bookings.

Policies

The property has connecting/adjoining rooms, which are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property using the number on the booking confirmation.

Noise-free guestrooms cannot be guaranteed.

Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms.

Guests can rest easy knowing there's a smoke detector on site.

Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property. The policies listed are provided by the property.

The name on the credit card used at check-in to pay for incidentals must be the primary name on the guestroom reservation.

This property accepts major credit cards. Cash is not accepted.

Up to 1 extra bed is available only for guests under 15 years old.

Also known as

Blue Waters Durban
Blue Waters Hotel
Blue Waters Hotel Durban
Hotel Blue Waters
The Blue Waters Hotel Hotel
The Blue Waters Hotel Durban
The Blue Waters Hotel Hotel Durban

Frequently asked questions

Does The Blue Waters Hotel offer free cancellation for a full refund?
Yes, The Blue Waters Hotel does have fully refundable room rates available to book on our site. If you’ve booked a fully refundable room rate, this can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in depending on the property's cancellation policy. Just make sure to check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
How much does it cost to stay at The Blue Waters Hotel?
As of 27 November 2022, prices found for a 1-night stay for 2 adults at The Blue Waters Hotel on 28 November 2022 start from R895, including taxes and fees. This price is based on the lowest nightly price found in the last 24 hours for stays in the next 30 days. Prices are subject to change. Choose your dates for more accurate prices.
What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at The Blue Waters Hotel?
This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, guests are provided with hand sanitizer, social distancing measures are in place, and staff are given personal protective equipment. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
Is there a pool at The Blue Waters Hotel?
Yes, there's an indoor pool and an outdoor pool.
Are pets allowed at The Blue Waters Hotel?
Sorry, pets aren't allowed, but service animals are welcome.
Is parking offered on site at The Blue Waters Hotel?
Yes. Self parking costs ZAR 95 per night. Parking spots may be limited.
Is airport shuttle service offered by The Blue Waters Hotel?
Yes, an airport shuttle is available. The charge is ZAR 80 per person one-way.
What are the check-in and check-out times at The Blue Waters Hotel?
You can check in from 2:00 PM - anytime. Check-out time is 10 AM.
Is there an onsite casino at The Blue Waters Hotel?
No, this hotel doesn't have a casino, but Suncoast Casino and Entertainment World (8-min walk) and Sibaya Casino (18-min drive) are both nearby.
What is there to do at The Blue Waters Hotel and nearby?
Have fun with activities like cycling, boat tours, and scuba diving, and practice your swing at the nearby golf course. Additional recreation onsite includes racquetball/squash. Enjoy a swim in the indoor and outdoor pools after a day out and about. The Blue Waters Hotel also has a sauna and a garden.
Are there restaurants at or near The Blue Waters Hotel?
Yes, Versailles Restaurant offers beachfront dining and ocean views. Nearby restaurants include Jiran (3-min walk), Neo Cafe (4-min walk), and Havana (6-min walk).
What's the area around The Blue Waters Hotel like?
The Blue Waters Hotel is a short 5-minute walk from Durban Beach and 8 minutes' walk from Suncoast Casino and Entertainment World. Travelers say this hotel is in a good location.

Overall score and ratings

7,8

Good

8,1/10

Cleanliness

8,0/10

Staff & service

7,8/10

Amenities

7,6/10

Property conditions & facilities

7,8/10

Eco-friendliness

8/10 Very good

Avhashoni, 1-night trip
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6/10 Good

Great service, but a noisy place to stay.
2-night trip
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8/10 Very good

Zikhethele, 2-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Brian, 3-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Liz, 3-night trip
Verified Expedia guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Kyle, 1-night business trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Staff were very efficient and friendly, especially in the dining room Included buffet breakfast was great TV picture in our room was poor but it is a smart TV so we watched netflix and amazon prime video instead
Richard, 5-night family trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Sheila, 1-night trip
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8/10 Very good

Very good accommodation and the view was excellent
Thulani, 2-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Ian, 1-night trip
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