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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, (02) 8228 1927

Upscale beachfront hotel with restaurant, near Sahara Stadium Kingsmead
  • Free WiFi in lobby
  • Collect nightsFor every 10 nights, get 1 free!
Tasty breakfast
Great location
Fantastic service
Amenities are not the best
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From 694 reviewsTripAdvisor Traveller Rating

The Blue Waters Hotel, Durban, South Africa

from A$82
  • 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

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 11
  • 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 hotel. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the room you book.

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


  • In Durban Beachfront
  • Sahara Stadium Kingsmead - 20 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
  • Durban Funworld - 21 min walk
  • Dairy Beach - 23 min walk

Getting around

  • Durban (DUR-King Shaka Intl.) - 26 min drive
  • Self parking (surcharge)
  • Limited parking

Recent reviews

Good 7.8 From 301 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
Was very busy as there was a big function, no parking and took 20min to get through traffic and crowd to check in
Kimber, za1 night trip
The Blue Waters Hotel, Durban, South Africa
I choose the Blue Waters Hotel over some of the other hotels on the strip. I must say my wife and I where very impressed with the upgrade of the facilities. Very happy with the room, neat, clean and cosy. Very warm welcome from a young man behind the reception desk. Well done keep up the standards.
Mayen, za1 night trip
The Blue Waters Hotel, Durban, South Africa
Excellent location but pathetic WiFi
We were there for Comrades 2018. Location is fantastic. But disappointed with WiFi as it never worked in our room! We had terrible time standing in the corridor at odd times just to be in Wifi range. Pathetic...
Prasad, in5 night trip
The Blue Waters Hotel, Durban, South Africa
Best place to be on my birthday best breakfast
Hilda, za3 night trip

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The Blue Waters Hotel, Durban, South Africa

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