After 3 weeks of travelling around SA, we had booked the Boathouse for 4 nights at the end of our trip. The location is superb and we had what is described as a 'luxury room' which gave us a huge balcony with sunbeds overlooking the Ocean. I agree that the hotel mlooks a little tired in some respects although the deck outside the restaurant was in the process of being sanded and revarnished whilst we were there. I have given up demanding topend luxury as you can find in the Carribean or Thailand so a hotel with faults is not necessarily a bad hotel in my mind. The breakfast/lunch staff were superb as were those on reception. They found us a dentist when we needed one and gave helpful advice. We ate in the restaurant for all lunches but only 2 nights as we found that experience a little disappointing. We did get good meals at Crawdaddy up the road. Breakfst buffet was good and I recommend the mussel saffron pot at lunchtime. The owners were friendly and apologised for the noise of the sanding machine but gave us a late check out time which was helpful as we had an evening flight from Durban. The hotel has a character all of its own and that is what we enjoyed.
- Also Known As:
- The Boathouse Hotel Ballito