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The Blue Waters Hotel

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In-room safe, desk, blackout drapes, rollaway beds
On the beach
Indoor pool, outdoor pool
Indoor pool, outdoor pool
Deluxe Executive Family Suite - Sea Facing | Living area | 50-inch flat-screen TV with satellite channels, TV, Netflix

Overview of The Blue Waters Hotel

The Blue Waters Hotel

4.0 star property

7.8/10 Good

Popular amenities

  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Air conditioning
  • Restaurant
  • Business services
  • Parking available
175 Snell Parade, Durban, KwaZulu-Natal, 4001

Explore the area

  • Popular LocationGolden Mile4 min walk
  • Popular LocationDurban Beach5 min walk
  • Popular LocationMoses Mabhida Stadium5 min drive
  • AirportDurban (DUR-King Shaka Intl.)28 min drive

Room options

About this area


The Blue Waters Hotel is located in Durban Beachfront, a neighborhood in Durban, and is near theme parks and on the beach. Mini Town and Durban Funworld are local attractions and those in the mood for shopping can visit Florida Road and I Heart Market. Big Rush Urban Adrenaline and Durban Natural Science Museum are also worth visiting. With scuba diving, sailing, and surfing/body boarding nearby, you'll find plenty of adventures in the water.

What's nearby

  • Golden Mile - 4 min walk
  • Blue Lagoon - 4 min walk
  • Battery Beach - 5 min walk
  • Durban Beach - 5 min walk
  • Moses Mabhida Stadium - 5 min drive

Getting around

  • King Shaka Intl. Airport (DUR) - 28 min drive


  • Cafe Vigour - 6 min walk
  • La Rosa Mexican Grille & Tequileria - 10 min walk
  • Circus Circus - 8 min walk
  • Lupa Osteria - 6 min walk
  • Vrushiks Vegetarian Foods - 7 min walk

About this property

The Blue Waters Hotel

4-star hotel in Durban Beachfront, rejuvenated in 2022
You can look forward to a roundtrip airport shuttle, a terrace, and a garden at The Blue Waters Hotel. This hotel is a great place to bask in the sun with a beachfront location and beachfront dining. For some rest and relaxation, visit the sauna. The onsite restaurant, Versailles Restaurant, features ocean views. In addition to a playground and dry cleaning/laundry services, guests can connect to free in-room WiFi.
Other perks include:
  • An indoor pool and an outdoor pool
  • Self parking (surcharge), tour/ticket assistance, and an elevator
  • Laundry services, outdoor furniture, and smoke-free premises
  • A front-desk safe, 10 meeting rooms, and luggage storage
  • Guest reviews give good marks for the beach locale and helpful staff
Room features
All 262 rooms boast comforts such as air conditioning, in addition to thoughtful touches like free WiFi and desk chairs. Guests reviews speak well of the spacious rooms at the property.
Other amenities include:
  • Bathrooms with showers and hair dryers
  • 50-inch flat-screen TVs with Netflix, streaming services, and premium channels
  • Wardrobes/closets, refrigerators, and childcare services


Afrikaans, English, Zulu

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C/140°F or hotter

Social distancing

Protective shields in place at main contact areas
Guest rooms kept vacant for 24 hours between stays
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Temperature checks given to staff
Temperature checks available for guests
Hand sanitizer provided
Individually-wrapped food options available for breakfast
This information is provided by our partners.

Property amenities


  • Available in all rooms: Free WiFi
  • Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking and transportation

  • Height restrictions apply for onsite parking
  • 24-hour roundtrip airport shuttle at scheduled times for a surcharge
  • Self parking on site (ZAR 95 per night)
  • Limited onsite parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking available
  • Onsite parking options include a garage

Food and drink

  • A bar/lounge
  • A restaurant
  • Snack bar/deli

Restaurants on site

  • Blue Dolphin Bar
  • Versailles Restaurant

Things to do

  • Bicycle storage
  • Indoor pool
  • Outdoor pool
  • Playground
  • Racquetball/squash
  • Sauna

Family friendly

  • In-room babysitting (surcharge)
  • In-room refrigerator
  • Indoor pool
  • Laundry facilities
  • Outdoor pool
  • Playground
  • Rollaway/extra bed (surcharge)
  • Snack bar/deli


  • 24-hour front desk
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage
  • Safe at front desk

Guest services

  • Concierge services
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service
  • Proposal/romance packages
  • Tour and ticket assistance
  • Turndown service
  • Wedding services

Business services

  • 10 meeting rooms
  • Business center
  • Conference center (2,500 square feet of space)


  • Garden
  • On the beach
  • Outdoor entertainment area
  • Outdoor furniture
  • Terrace


  • If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.
  • Elevator
  • Handrails in stairways
  • In-room accessibility (select rooms)
  • Stair-free path to entrance
  • Well-lit path to entrance
  • Wheelchair accessible (may have limitations)
  • Wheelchair-accessible business center
  • Wheelchair-accessible concierge desk
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible path to elevator
  • Wheelchair-accessible pool
  • Wheelchair-accessible registration desk
  • Wheelchair-accessible restaurant


  • Banquet hall
  • Renovated entire property - July 2022
  • Smoke-free property

Room amenities


  • Bedsheets provided
  • Blackout drapes
  • Rollaway/extra bed (surcharge)


  • Hair dryer
  • Private bathroom
  • Shower only
  • Toothbrush and toothpaste on request
  • Towels


  • 50-inch flat-screen TV with premium satellite channels
  • Netflix
  • Streaming services

Food and drink

  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Electric kettle
  • Free bottled water
  • Limited room service
  • Refrigerator
  • Restaurant dining guides


  • Air conditioning
  • Connecting rooms available
  • Desk
  • Desk chair
  • Phone
  • Safe

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Check-in from 2:00 PM - anytime
Minimum check-in age: 18


Check-out before 10 AM

Special check-in instructions

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival
For more details, please contact the property using the information on the booking confirmation

Access methods

Staffed front desk


Pets not allowed (service animals are welcome, and are exempt from fees)

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome
Rollaway/extra beds are available for ZAR 275.0 per night

Property payment types

Important information

Optional extras

  • Airport shuttle fee: ZAR 80 per person (one-way)
  • Airport shuttle fee per child: ZAR 80 (one-way)
  • Self parking fee: ZAR 95 per night
  • Rollaway bed fee: ZAR 275.0 per night

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
Guests must contact this property in advance to reserve rollaway/extra beds
Noise-free guestrooms cannot be guaranteed
Safety features at this property include a smoke detector
Be prepared: check the latest COVID-19 travel requirements and measures in place for this destination before you travel.
Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property; the policies listed are provided by the property
Up to 1 extra bed is available only for guests under 15 years old.

We should mention

Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms
The property has connecting/adjoining rooms, which are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property using the number on the booking confirmation
Parking height restrictions apply

National rating

Quality Graded by the Tourism Grading Council of South Africa (TGCSA) – South Africa's official quality assurance organization.

Property is also known as

Blue Waters Durban
Blue Waters Hotel
Blue Waters Hotel Durban
Hotel Blue Waters
The Blue Waters Hotel Hotel
The Blue Waters Hotel Durban
The Blue Waters Hotel Hotel Durban

Frequently asked questions

Does The Blue Waters Hotel have a pool?

Yes, this property has an indoor pool and an outdoor pool.

How much does it cost to stay at The Blue Waters Hotel?

As of Mar 29, 2023, prices found for a 1-night stay for 2 adults at The Blue Waters Hotel on Apr 16, 2023 start from $47.15, excluding taxes and fees. This price is based on the lowest nightly price found in the last 24 hours for stays in the next 30 days. Prices are subject to change. Choose your dates for more accurate prices.

Is The Blue Waters Hotel pet-friendly?

No, only service animals are welcome at the property.

How much is parking at The Blue Waters Hotel?

Self parking is available for ZAR 95 per night. Limited spots are available.

What time is check-in at The Blue Waters Hotel?

Check-in is from 2:00 PM - anytime.

What time is check-out at The Blue Waters Hotel?

Check-out is at 10 AM.

Does The Blue Waters Hotel provide a shuttle to the airport?

Yes, there's an airport shuttle that runs at scheduled times. A fee of ZAR 80 per person applies.

Where is The Blue Waters Hotel located?

Nestled on the beach, this Durban Beachfront hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Golden Mile, Battery Beach, and Durban Beach. Blue Lagoon and Mini Town are also within 10 minutes.




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Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities




8/10 Good


Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities
Stayed 4 nights in Feb 2023

8/10 Good


Liked: Staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Disliked: Cleanliness
Very friendly and helpful staff
Stayed 5 nights in Jan 2023

10/10 Excellent


Traveled with family
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Le déjeuner inclut était vraiment super. Le personnel très gentil. La chambre était super avec une vue incroyable. La piscine un peu petite était très bien aussi. Malheureusement, un des ascenseurs étaient quelques fois en panne. L’hôtel n’a pas de contrôle sur ça mais la qualité de l’eau à la mer était médiocre. Il faudrait que la ville s’occupe de ça au plus tot.

8/10 Good


Traveled with family
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Stayed 1 night in Dec 2022

8/10 Good

Glynis Merle

Traveled with family
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Customer service was great. Food was lovely.
Stayed 5 nights in Nov 2022

8/10 Good


Stayed 1 night in Nov 2022

8/10 Good


Stayed 1 night in Oct 2022

6/10 Okay


Traveled with partner
Liked: Amenities, property conditions & facilities
Breakfast was great but property can surely improve on room cleanliness. Also a lot of noise around at night and had a night when total strangers would knock on our door. Security there leaves a lot to be desired as anyone can easily enter property whether guest or not.
Stayed 5 nights in Sep 2022

6/10 Okay

Verified traveler

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Great service, but a noisy place to stay.
Stayed 2 nights in Aug 2022

8/10 Good


Liked: Staff & service, property conditions & facilities
Stayed 2 nights in Aug 2022

General hotel information

Reasons to Book
Nice Bathroom & Outdoor Pool
Star Rating
Nearest Airport
Durban (DUR-King Shaka Intl.)
175 Snell Parade, Durban, KwaZulu-Natal