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The Blue Waters Hotel, Durban

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 Sahara Stadium Kingsmead
  • Free full breakfast and free WiFi in lobby
Tasty breakfast
Great location
Fantastic service
Amenities are not the best
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From 682 reviewsTripAdvisor Traveller Rating

The Blue Waters Hotel, Durban

from $58
  • Deluxe Family Room – North Sea Facing
  • Deluxe Quadruple Room – Sea Facing
  • Deluxe Family Room – Disability Access
  • Deluxe Quadruple Room (North Sea Facing)
  • Deluxe Executive Family Suite - Sea Facing
  • Deluxe King Room – Sea Facing
  • Deluxe Twin Room – Sea Facing
  • Deluxe King Room – South Facing
  • Deluxe King – North Sea Facing

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 center
  • Conference space
  • Meeting rooms 11
  • Conference center
  • 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
  • Refrigerator
  • 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’s small print

Also known as

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


  • In North Beach
  • Sahara Stadium Kingsmead - 19 min walk
  • Battery Beach - 1 min walk
  • Suncoast Casino and Entertainment World - 6 min walk
  • Mini Town - 7 min walk
  • Dairy Beach - 20 min walk
  • Durban Funworld - 21 min walk
  • Durban Country Club - 24 min walk

Getting around

  • Durban (DUR-King Shaka Intl.) - 27 min drive
  • Self parking (surcharge)
  • Limited parking

Recent reviews

Good 7.8 From 294 reviews

The Blue Waters Hotel, Durban
Very Good8.0
Close to surf!
A fine old hotel, fairly well maintained, and in a great location for access to the ocean with lifeguard stations nearby.
Dylan, us1 night trip
The Blue Waters Hotel, Durban
Very Good8.0
Excellent beach holiday
Great location, on the beach, close to the stadia, easy to access. Secure parking was well arranged to. Breakfast was crowded, but did not have to wait long, and a huge selection.
Hassan, us5 night trip
The Blue Waters Hotel, Durban
Cramped rooms, convenient location
Good: Convenient location infront of beach; good view for Ocean facing room; Bad: Room is cramped; the second room meant as 'second bedroom' for family was especially tiny, no A/C, and very thin wall/door to the adjoining room - and was disturbed by noise - no privacy; There is namesake Wifi, but hard to impossible to connect; Bathrooms old and not very clean Other: limited parking in garage, but there is beachside parking (may not be very safe); Breakfast included.
Dharanipal, us2 night family trip
The Blue Waters Hotel, Durban
Poor breakfast and snail internet
Wifi was not working properly and also if you are into healthier lifestyle do not expect nothing from the breakfast.
Jaroslav, us2 night business trip
The Blue Waters Hotel, Durban
Low grade hotel
Wash basin in Room 611 was clogged. Floor was not entirely cleaned as it leaves a sticky feeling. Shower without bath is great. Inclusive buffet breakfast could be the only star attraction.
Cheng-Poh, usBusiness trip

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The Blue Waters Hotel, Durban

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