The Waterfront Spa by Misty Blue Hotels

40 Mahatma Gandhi DriveDurban4000South Africa
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About The Waterfront Spa by Misty Blue Hotels

The three-star The Waterfront Spa by Misty Blue Hotels overlooks the harbour in Durban where even the winter temperatures are appealingly warm.

Rooms at The Waterfront Spa by Misty Blue Hotels have modern decor, a balcony and enjoy outlooks over the courtyard, harbour or beach front. They are air conditioned and feature satellite TV, Wi-Fi, safe and in the en-suite bathroom, complimentary toiletries and hairdryer. Further additions include blackout drapes and a tea and coffee maker.

The hotel has impressive conference and business centre facilities, plus an outdoor pool. Via the 24-hour front desk; surcharged shuttles, car hire, luggage storage, laundry and dry cleaning requirements may be arranged. Parking is free of charge.

The 80-seat Wodka Restaurant provides choices for breakfast, lunch and dinner. There are also bar and lounge areas for relaxation. Neighbouring restaurants include Dollywood and Piatto.

UShaka Marine World is approximately 11 minutes walk away and it is a similar walking time to the beach. The region is home to golf clubs such as the Royal Durban.


40 Mahatma Gandhi Drive, Durban, 4000, South Africa
Telephone: +27 313328190 | Fax: +27 866491929 | 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
  • Airport shuttle
  • Conference rooms
  • Elevator
  • Express check-in / out
  • Free WiFi in lobby
  • Hotel bar
  • Laundry service
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Parking garage
  • Restaurant
  • Room service
  • Terrace
  • Wellness center / Spa
  • WiFi in lobby

Room facilities

  • Air conditioning
  • Bathroom with shower
  • Cable TV
  • Central heating
  • Desk
  • Electric kettle
  • Free WiFi in rooms
  • Hairdryer
  • Internet
  • Ironing board
  • Room safe
  • Satellite TV
  • Telephone
  • Television
  • WiFi in rooms


  • Accessible parking
  • Accessible paths / hallways
  • Wheelchair accessible

For children

  • Child / Baby crib

Arrival / Departure

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

Positive Reviews

Glorious food

Breakfast is worth a mention as it is particularly good.

Attractive rooms

Rooms are clean, welcoming and they are kept tidy. They are also of a good size.

Facilities and location

Staff members here are pleasant and welcoming.There’s a good gym to please the keep fit addicts and the city centre’s attractions are surprisingly close. In fact, it’s an easy walk to many of these, including the Chairman Club.

Negative Reviews

Poor maintenance

Problems relating to plumbing, lighting and the lack of hot water are commonplace here. Particularly for the not inconsiderable price, you don’t expect to encounter these problems. The card room access system inconveniently breaks down – and can stay that way for a number of days. The air-con can get stuck on a certain setting. This can happen anywhere but, here, there’s nobody around to fix it at night time. Consequently, the hotel is reckoned to be somewhat overpriced.

Staff levels and food control

It is asking for trouble to have only one waitress on duty in the restaurant at breakfast time. How can this poor sole individual begin to provide a decent service? Food control needs re-thinking … or, rather, introducing. Items are not replenished and if you arrive towards the latter end of breakfast, you are in for a pretty dismal repast geared around what the previous guests have left.

Room service and unfriendliness

The hotel obvious sees room service as something to be discouraged; hence the high prices. Just to make certain, they put another hefty charge on … for the tray! If arriving at night, the surrounding area gives the impression of being quite unfriendly. This filters through to the hotel’s rather glum night staff.

Rating Overview

Rating trivago Rating Index based on 457 reviews across the web
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7.3 out of 10 based on 457 reviews