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“Standard business hotel”
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Hampshire Hotel
Ranked #5 of 7 Hotels in Ballito
Münster, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany
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16 reviews
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“Standard business hotel”
Reviewed 22 November 2012

Although officially 3 star rating, in my opinion typical 4star business hotel...
Clean, spacious room incl. king size bed. Bathroom good; breakfast is so-so (go anywhere else)...

Very poor location, you ought to have your own (rented) car. Staff in general is friendly and helpful. When we arrived, however, the manager on duty was very unfriendly and uncooperative (just one little exmaple: I had the hotel voucher in my iPad; the female manager asked me to send the file; I responded that she should give the WLAN password and I will send it immediately. She refused that, took my iPad out of my hands and began to manually write down the relevant numbers). As I knew that WLAN is free of charge for customers, I was very surprised by that behaviour. I got the password at the reception the next morning; it did not work, however; no solution provided

Stayed November 2012, travelled as a couple
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Strand, South Africa
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Reviewed 6 November 2012

Although very down town in Ballito (In industrial area) a very nice, full house cosy hotel. Please be aware of the breakfast - it was horrible. Did not had any other meals so cannot comment. Bar service and reception very good.

  • Stayed August 2012, travelled with family
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Durban, South Africa
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Reviewed 22 October 2012 via mobile

My husband and i were attending an evening wedding, so we booked ourselves in at the Hampshire for one night. Though the hotel is situated in the industrial part of Ballito with no picturesque views, once you get into the rooms its like one is in a five star hotel and not three star. The decor is expensive and the king size bed with expensive linen, just made us feel like royalty. Evrything a guest would need is in the room...things like iron and ironing board, fridge, microwave, tea making items, a safe and big screen tv to mention a few. For me that was sufficient comfort away from home. Breakfast was good. I would definitely return to this Hotel. The staff is very pleasant and helpful.

  • Stayed October 2012
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2 Thank thuli t
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Vancouver, Canada
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9 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 August 2012

Great price.
Clean and quiet.
They offer a computer in the lobby, free of charge.
Excellent breakfast included in our rate.
The fitness room was small, but it worked for us.
Fridge in the room.
It was located near the Lifestyle centre, which had decent shopping and restaurants.

Unfortunately the pool and spa were out of service during our stay.

  • Stayed August 2012, travelled as a couple
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Thank Adam H
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Pretoria, South Africa
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9 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 January 2012

This hotel is definitely not the best I have stayed in. The rooms are neat, and have a good bed and a nice tv, but the bathrooms could do with an upgrade. The shower was in the bath, and the bath looked a little dirty. Also, there was a funny smell in the bed; like off hair product. The breakfast also left a lot to be desired. Overall, if you need a reasonably priced hotel for a very short period, this hotel could do, but I can guarantee that their are better places out there.

  • Stayed December 2011, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 30 December 2011

Absolute disgrace from beginning to end!
Short and sweet, the issues:
Lost our reservation
Overcharged us on the room rate
One hand soap for our entire 4 day stay
Spoilt milk at breakfast buffet
Drainage problems in bathroom
No curtains in room
Defective door that didn't lock
Clueless staff in need of serious training and elocution lessons
No towels in pool area
Staff disobey "do not disturb" signs
No toilet paper in rooms
Poor housekeeping
Tiny breakfast area clearly inadequate during busy times
Very poor location for holiday travellers

I could go on but won't bother since I will never choose them again.

  • Stayed December 2011
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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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Reviewed 19 December 2011

I was extremely surprised at how comfortable staying at this hotel was. The rooms were very spacious, equipped with everything one would need and the beds were very comfortable. That her than the hotel not being located in the most scenic area of Ballito I must say that I was very happy and would reccomend staying here.

  • Stayed December 2011
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Property: Hampshire Hotel
Address: 4048 Moffatt Drive | Ballito Business Park, Ballito 4420, South Africa
Region: South Africa > KwaZulu-Natal > Ballito
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #5 of 7 Hotels in Ballito
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3 star — Hampshire Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 103
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Located close to King Shaka International Airport and the Ballito Durban greater area, Hampshire Hotel offers superb accommodation with superior beds, spacious rooms and friendly welcoming staff. With so much activities in the surrounding area (Exquisite beaches, surfing, scuba diving, snorkeling, Game farm, Strawberry picking, Litchi Orchard, Casino, great Animal farm for the kids and so much more) it is the ideal place for an incredible, reasonably priced family vacation. Should you be travelling for business, our facilities will cater to your every need, Complimentary Hi-Speed WIFI, Secure basement parking, Gym, Pool, Business Centre, Microwave/fridge in rooms, Electronic safe, Satellite 39" Flat screen television, fully equipped bar and more. Come and experience our high standard hospitality. ... more   less 
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