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The Blue Waters Hotel, Durban, South Africa

4-starQuality Graded by the Tourism Grading Council of South Africa (TGCSA) – South Africa's official quality assurance organization.
175 Snell ParadeDurbanKwaZulu-Natal4001South Africa

Upscale beachfront hotel with restaurant, near Moses Mabhida Stadium
  • Free WiFi in lobby
  • Collect nightsYou can collect™ Rewards nights here
Tasty breakfast
Great location
Service is adequate
Amenities are not the best
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The Blue Waters Hotel, Durban, South Africa

from A$94
  • Deluxe Family Room – North Sea Facing
  • Deluxe Quadruple Room – Sea Facing
  • Deluxe (Deluxe Sea-facing 4 Sleeper (Universal))
  • Deluxe Quadruple Room (North Sea Facing)
  • Deluxe, Sea View (Deluxe Executive Family Suite)
  • Deluxe (Deluxe Sea Facing King)
  • Deluxe (Deluxe North Sea-facing King)
  • Deluxe
  • Deluxe, Sea Facing View

What’s around The Blue Waters Hotel, Durban, South Africa


  • In Durban Beachfront
  • Moses Mabhida Stadium - 24 min walk
  • Suncoast Casino and Entertainment World - 6 min walk
  • Mini Town - 7 min walk
  • Battery Beach - 8 min walk
  • Golden Mile - 8 min walk
  • Sahara Stadium Kingsmead - 20 min walk
  • Durban Funworld - 21 min walk

Getting around

  • Durban (DUR-King Shaka Intl.) - 25 min drive
  • Self parking (surcharge)
  • Limited parking

At a glance

Key facts

Hotel size

  • This hotel has 262 rooms


  • Check-in time starts at 2 PM
  • Check-out time is 10 AM

Required at check-in

  • Credit card deposit required

  • Government-issued photo ID required

  • Minimum check-in age is 18

Travelling with others


  • Babysitting/childcare *


  • No pets or service animals allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas



  • Self parking (limited) *

Other information

  • Smoke-free property
* See small print for additional details or extra charges

In the hotel

Food and drink
  • Free full breakfast
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/lounge
  • Snack bar/deli
  • Room service (during limited hours)
Things to do
  • Indoor pool
  • Sauna
  • Racquetball/squash on site
  • Golfing nearby
  • Surfing/boogie boarding nearby
Working away
  • Business centre
  • Conference space
  • Meeting rooms
  • Conference centre
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage
  • Wedding services
  • In-room accessibility
  • Roll-in shower

In the room

Home comforts
  • Air conditioning
  • Coffee/tea maker
Freshen up
  • Private bathroom
  • Shower only
  • Hair dryer
Be entertained
  • Flat-screen TV
  • Satellite TV channels
Stay connected
  • Phone
Food and drink
  • Fridge
  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe

Special features


Versailles Restaurant - Overlooking the ocean, this restaurant serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

Blue Dolphin Bar - This cocktail bar is located on the beach.

The Blue Waters Hotel, Durban, South Africa’s small print

Also known as

  • Blue Waters Hotel Durban
  • Blue Waters Hotel
  • Blue Waters Durban
  • Hotel Blue Waters


Up to 1 extra bed is available only for guests under 15 years old. Guests must contact this hotel in advance to reserve an extra bed. For more details, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking

Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms.

Parking height restrictions apply.

Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property. The policies listed are provided by the property.

The name on the credit card used at check-in to pay for incidentals must be the primary name on the guestroom reservation.

Optional extras

Self parking costs ZAR 85 per night

Rollaway beds are available for ZAR 200.0 per day

Babysitting/childcare is available for an extra charge

We have included all charges provided to us by this property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the unit you book.

Recent reviews

Good 7.8 From 274 reviews

The Blue Waters Hotel, Durban, South Africa
Poor management and wifi but promising....
The checkin was complicated and very unprofessional. The night manager was unhelpful and said my booking had been cancelled,but retrieved it and then insisted on a deposit which had already been paid to the booking agency. The so called wifi did not work at all in my room on the fourth floor. After many requests for a room change next morning which was initially refused until I asked to see the day manager. The latter was unavailable but on the premises and sent another person,who agreed to the change but then did nothing . After more calls I was given a room on the eleventh floor with some erratic wifi connection. The room was lovely with a great view of the beach and the buffet breakfast wa excellent. Perhaps this hotel will improve or go the same way as many on the beachfront.
abed, au3 night trip
The Blue Waters Hotel, Durban, South Africa
Very Good8.0
Very nice older hotel
There was a huge buffet breakfast at Blue Waters that was very good. Personnel very very nice. All the hotels on this strip, the golden mile, are older, so you can't expect lavish and newer like we are used to in the states. They also have a unique technique of making you put your room key in a holder to activate the lights. If you take it out, all the lights will go out until you insert the card again. I think this is pretty smart and saves electricity because all the lights will automatically turn off when you are not in the room. If you want a beach front location, these hotels are fine. I stayed at the Balmoral and the Blue Waters - one night each and found both to be very nice and comfortable. Perfect for the price with a beach front location. Durban is full of people begging for money, so beware of your surroundings, even in "safe" areas.They offer to watch your car or help you pull into the traffic for coins. No matter how much you give them, they beg for more. I would stay again at both.
A Traveller, us1 night trip
The Blue Waters Hotel, Durban, South Africa
Wonderfull stay, every time.
Ronel, za1 night trip
The Blue Waters Hotel, Durban, South Africa
Very Good8.0
I recommend this place
Great place will come back
A Traveller, us3 night trip
The Blue Waters Hotel, Durban, South Africa
Busy Durban
Only 2 lifts working we were on 17th floor. Waiting for lift took longer than walking 17 floors. Breakfast waiters were excellent. Some reception ladies excellent, others have a dont care attitude.
Pieter, za3 night trip

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The Blue Waters Hotel, Durban, South Africa

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