Stayed 5 nights, booked via Expedia.
We had a corner room, great view, but no wifi, even after paying for the very expensive and very slow wifi. Constant hang ups and disconnects and having to retry all the time chewed up our allowance, having to repurchase time and time again. Moden travel relies on WWW so this was a very very frustrating hurdle to jump just to manage our travels.
Bathrooms have windows that face hallway allowing all the passing foot traffic and lift waiting area noise into the room 24/7.
Our room had the adjoining room access doors. Could hear EVERYTHING the neighbours were doing. Not very private and very noisy.
The indoor pool was TERRIBLE. Pretty much an old non-heated (FREEZING) dirty pool, full of dirst/sand on the bottom located in a disused ballroom. We couldn't here any pumps or filters working, so only dipped our feet. No deckchairs and we had to find the light switch for the room ourself just to see where we were.
Buffet breakfast was pretty good in the grand old world dining room/restaurant with nice views over the esplanade to the beach. The service here was fine.
Room was ok, except aircon units are very old and noisy, so had to turn them off to sleep resulting in stifling humidity discomfort. Bathroom worn and has plenty of black mould in grout lines in shower recess.
No fridge in room. UNBELIEVABLE. What hotel has no fridges, especially in a warm/humid location????!!!!
Pizzas in the bar area and courtyard on the ground floor were cheap, as were the drinks along with pretty good service.
Used the laundry/ironing service and was cheap and cheerful and quick. Worthy of a good tip those ladies!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Blue Waters Hotel is a three star beach front hotel located on Durban's famous Golden Mile in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. The Blue Waters Hotel specializes in offering the best accommodation at affordable rates to corporate business, honeymooners, sports teams, groups and holiday makers alike. We also specialize in hosting unforgettable wedding receptions. We have a number of wedding venues to choose from depending on the size of the function required. The hotel offers business conference and function facilities for small to large events. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Blue Waters Hotel Durban
- Blue Waters Durban