Blue Marlin Guest House

4.0 star property
4-star guesthouse in Richards Bay with outdoor pool and restaurant

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Blue Marlin Guest House

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Lobby sitting area
Outdoor pool, pool umbrellas, pool loungers
Premium bedding, in-room safe, desk, laptop workspace
Breakfast, lunch, dinner served; local cuisine
Shower, free toiletries, hair dryer, towels

Overview of Blue Marlin Guest House

9,6 out of 10 Exceptional
9,6/10 Exceptional

Property highlights

  • Pool
  • Airport transfer
  • Free parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Restaurant
  • Connecting rooms available
11 Kabeljoukade, Meerensee, Richards Bay, KwaZulu-Natal, 3901
Main amenities
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Near the beach
  • Restaurant and 2 bars/lounges
  • Outdoor pool
  • Breakfast available
  • Seasonal outdoor pool
  • Pool bar
  • Room service
  • Conference center
  • Business center
  • 2 meeting rooms
  • Airport shuttle
Feel at home
  • Microwave
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available
  • Private bathroom
  • Television
  • Garden
  • Terrace

Room options

Standard Room

  • 15 sq m
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Double Bed

Deluxe Room

  • 22 sq m
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 King Bed

Standard Apartment

  • 55 sq m
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Queen Bed

About this area

Getting around

  • Richards Bay (RCB) - 17 min drive
  • King Shaka Intl. Airport (DUR) - 109 min drive
  • Airport shuttle (surcharge)


  • McDonald's - 9 min drive
  • Bronco Creek Spur - 11 min drive
  • KFC - 11 min drive
  • Wimpy - 11 min drive
  • Wimpy - 9 min walk

About this property

Blue Marlin Guest House

Blue Marlin Guest House offers an airport shuttle (available 24 hours) for ZAR 150 per person return. The outdoor pool is a great spot to take a dip, and guests can grab a bite to eat at Embers, which serves local cuisine and is open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. There are 2 bars/lounges and a poolside bar at this upscale guest house, and in-room conveniences like refrigerators and microwaves.


Afrikaans, English, Xhosa, 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

Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Temperature checks given to staff
Temperature checks available for guests
Masks and gloves available
Masks are required at the property
Hand sanitizer provided
This information is provided by our partners.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 18 rooms
  • Arranged over 1 level


  • Check-in time from 2 PM - 10:00 PM
  • Late check-in subject to availability
  • 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
  • If you are planning to arrive after 7:00 AM please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation
  • For more details, please contact the property using the information on the booking confirmation
  • Please note: The Apartment room category is located in an annex building 0.3 mile (500 meters) from the main building.

Required at check-in

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


  • No cribs (infant beds)


  • Pets not allowed
  • Service animals welcome


  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi and wired Internet access in rooms


  • Free secured, uncovered onsite self parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking on site


  • Airport shuttle on request (available 24 hours)*

Other information

  • Designated smoking areas

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • English breakfast (surcharge) 6:30 AM–8:30 AM on weekdays and 7:30 AM–9:30 AM on weekends
  • 2 bars/lounges
  • Restaurant
  • Poolside bar
  • Coffee/tea in a common area
  • Barbecue grills
  • Room service (limited hours)
  • Water dispenser

What to do

  • Beach nearby

Working away

  • Business center
  • 2 meeting rooms
  • Conference center


  • 24-hour front desk
  • Dry cleaning/laundry services
  • Free newspapers in lobby
  • Wedding services
  • Multilingual staff
  • Pool loungers
  • Pool umbrellas


  • 2 buildings/towers
  • Garden
  • Picnic area
  • Terrace
  • Library
  • Television in common areas
  • An outdoor pool
  • Banquet hall
  • Reception hall


  • Accessible bathroom (select rooms)
  • In-room accessibility (select rooms)
  • Wheelchair-accessible path of travel
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible public washroom
  • Wheelchair-accessible registration desk
  • Wheelchair-accessible restaurant
  • Wheelchair-accessible lounge
  • Well-lit path to entrance
  • Stair-free path to entrance

Room amenities

Be entertained

  • 32-inch flat-screen TV
  • Satellite TV channels

Home comfort

  • Air conditioning
  • Ceiling fan
  • Electric kettle
  • Iron/ironing board

Sleep well

  • Premium bedding

Freshen up

  • Private bathroom
  • Shower only
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer
  • Towels

Stay connected

  • Desk
  • Free newspapers
  • Free WiFi and wired Internet

Food and drink

  • Chef
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave
  • Toaster
  • Spices


  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available
  • Access via exterior corridors

Special features


Embers - This restaurant specializes in local cuisine and serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

Fees & policies

Optional extras

  • English breakfast is offered for an extra charge of approximately ZAR 95 for adults and ZAR 47.50 for children
  • Airport shuttle service is offered for an extra charge of ZAR 150 per person (return)

Pool, spa, & gym (if applicable)

  • The seasonal pool is open from January 01 to December 31

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.

Personal protective equipment, including masks and gloves, will be available to guests.

Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; periodic temperature checks are conducted on staff; temperature checks are available to guests; guests are provided with hand sanitizer; masks are required in public areas.


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.
This property does not have elevators.
Guests can rest easy knowing there's a fire extinguisher and a first aid kit 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.
This property accepts credit cards and cash.

Also known as

Blue Marlin Guest House Guesthouse Richards Bay
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Frequently asked questions

Does Blue Marlin Guest House offer free cancellation for a full refund?
Yes, Blue Marlin Guest House 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.
What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at Blue Marlin Guest House?
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 Blue Marlin Guest House?
Yes, there's an outdoor pool.
Are pets allowed at Blue Marlin Guest House?
Sorry, pets aren't allowed, but service animals are welcome.
Is parking offered on site at Blue Marlin Guest House?
Yes, there's free self parking.
Is airport shuttle service offered by Blue Marlin Guest House?
Yes, an airport shuttle is available. The charge is ZAR 150 per person return.
What are the check-in and check-out times at Blue Marlin Guest House?
You can check in from 2 PM - 10:00 PM. Check-out time is 10 AM.
Is there an onsite casino at Blue Marlin Guest House?
No, this guesthouse doesn't have a casino, but Tusk Umfolozi Casino (17-min drive) is nearby.
What is there to do at Blue Marlin Guest House and nearby?
Blue Marlin Guest House has 2 bars and an outdoor pool, as well as a picnic area and a garden.
Are there restaurants at or near Blue Marlin Guest House?
Yes, Embers offers local cuisine.







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Property conditions & facilities


8/10 Very good

VIKESH, 1-night business trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Very Satisfied Client.
It was a fantastic Guest House. The owners and all the staff were very friendly and helpful. I am a Vegan, was very surprised when they could provide me with Vegan dinners. Will definitely be going back on my next trip. 10 out of 10.
4-night business trip
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10/10 Exceptional

We LOVED staying here. It was a very laid back atmosphere, and the staff were AMAZING. They recommended a great restaurant and a great surf spot.
3-night trip
Verified Expedia guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Home away from home
Awesomely good place with great hospitality
Jabulani, 1-night romance trip
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10/10 Exceptional

A realky great place
I stayed in one of their apartments but chevjed in at the Guest House. The staff were fantadtic. Calm, efficient, cheerful. The same gies for the room maids. The place was spotless, well equipped, the Wi-Fi was excellent and the TV picture was good too. No hesitation in recommending this place.
richard, 2-night trip
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