Hotel Blue Waters

175 Snell ParadeDurban4056South Africa
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About Hotel Blue Waters

Hotel Blue Waters boasts a spectacular location just steps from the beach, on the Golden Mile Promenade. Most rooms feature a balcony with spectacular views.

Each room is air-conditioned and features a mini-fridge, coffee/tea maker, flat-screen TV, work desk, and personal safe. Most rooms boast a view of the Indian Ocean, and some also overlook the World Cup Stadium.

Guests can relax and unwind at the indoor pool, or warm up in the sauna. For convenience, the hotel features a 24-hour reception, and offers parking on site for a fee.

Dining is possible at the Versailles Restaurant or Blue Dolphin Pizzeria and Cocktail Bar. Guests can also enjoy light fare at Florida lounge or Cafe Jiran. Room service is available upon request.

Hotel Blue Waters is within a mile of the Suncoast Casino and Entertainment Complex, and less than two miles from Moses Mabhida Stadium. The Olive Convention Centre and MiniTown are both about half a mile away.


175 Snell Parade, Durban, 4056, South Africa
Telephone: +27(31)3277000 | Fax: +27(31)3375817 | Official Homepage

Top amenities

  • Free WiFi in lobby
  • Free WiFi in rooms
  • Pool
  • Spa
  • Parking
  • Pets
  • A/C
  • Restaurant
  • Hotel bar
  • Gym

All amenities

Hotel facilities

  • 24-hour reception
  • 24-hour room service
  • Airport shuttle
  • Business center
  • Computer with internet
  • Concierge
  • Conference rooms
  • Direct beach access
  • Elevator
  • Free WiFi in lobby
  • Hotel bar
  • Hotel safe
  • Indoor swimming pool
  • Laundry service
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Outdoor swimming pool
  • Parking garage
  • Restaurant
  • Room service
  • Washing machine
  • WiFi in lobby

Room facilities

  • Air conditioning
  • Bathroom with shower
  • Desk
  • Electric kettle
  • Flatscreen TV
  • Free WiFi in rooms
  • Hairdryer
  • Internet
  • Refrigerator
  • Room safe
  • Satellite TV
  • Telephone
  • Television
  • WiFi in rooms

Wellness / Spa

  • Sauna


  • Accessible parking
  • Wheelchair accessible

For children

  • Child / Baby crib
  • Childcare / Babysitting
  • Kids' playground

Arrival / Departure

  • Check-in: 14:00
  • Check-out: 10:00

Positive Reviews

Worth the View

Guests were mesmerised by the views from their rooms and balconies. Most overlook the gorgeous Indian Ocean, while others also offer a lookout over the city and the World Cup's Moses Mabhida Stadium. It's a wonderful hotel at which you can really take advantage of your balcony in every way.

By the Beach

Guests loved the location for its proximity to the beach and the Golden Mile Promenade. Various dining and nightlife opportunities are only a short walk away. There are also plenty of shops and boutiques to be enjoyed in the area. The Durban city centre and everything the area has to offer is within easy reach, either on foot or via a short ride.

Dining Delight

Guests were amazed with the bountiful breakfast at the hotel and appreciated the high-quality food. The on-site restaurants are also highly recommended, especially the Blue Dolphin, which is said to have incredible pizzas.

Negative Reviews

Noise Insulation

Guests often complained about poor soundproofing in the hotel. Many could hear their next-door neighbours, while others said they were woken up due to the loud staff working in the corridors.

Not So Cool

The rooms are air-conditioned but apparently the A/C doesn't work all that well. Guests had a lot of trouble with it. In addition, guests were not happy to have to always come back to a stuffy room, as the A/C is activated by a key card, and cannot be left on if there is no one in the room.

Weak Wi-FI

The Wi-Fi connection is not the best in the rooms. Guests complained about the limited bandwidth.

Rating Overview

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7.7 out of 10 based on 1607 reviews