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The Boathouse

33 Compensation Beach Road PO Box 1166, Ballito 4399 South Africa
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#7 of 17 guest houses in Ballito
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Welcome to The Boathouse, your Ballito “home away from home.” The Boathouse aims to make your visit as relaxing and enjoyable as possible, which is why so many guests continue to come back year after year.

As your “home away from home,” the guest house rooms offer a flat screen TV and air conditioning, and getting online is easy, with free internet access available.

Guests have access to room service while staying at The Boathouse. In addition, The Boathouse offers a pool and free breakfast, which will help make your Ballito trip additionally gratifying. And, as an added convenience, there is free parking available to guests.

While in Ballito, you may want to check out some of the restaurants that are a short walk away from The Boathouse, including Fiamma Grill (0.6 mi), Al Pescatore (0.4 mi), and Nikos Coalgrill Greek (0.2 mi).

If you are interested in exploring Ballito, check out a park, such as Sugar Rush Park.

The Boathouse puts the best of Ballito at your fingertips, making your stay both relaxing and enjoyable.

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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Free breakfast
Beach
Meeting rooms
Spa
24-hour security
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Breakfast buffet
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Air conditioning
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Refrigerator
Flatscreen TV
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Safe
Seating area
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Bottled water
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4.0 of 5 stars
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Great View
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33 Compensation Beach Road PO Box 1166, Ballito 4399 South Africa
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maryann604 wrote a review Jan 2024
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My room was very comfortable and clean with a breathtaking view of the sea. I was disappointed with the food. Their ad states that they have a restaurant which one assumes is open daily, but one has to pre order food. All food is halal, which I don't have a problem with, but everything is so spicy. Couldn't eat the lamb sausage or the baked beans for breakfast due to the spiciness. I ate all my meals at nearby restaurants. Staff are very friendly and helpful. Sleep was hampered at 4 in the morning by the fishing boats going out.
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Date of stay: January 2024
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enieke800142 wrote a review Jan 2024
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The room was clean and staff was friendly. It was hard to open the door but maintenance came to fix the door to make it easier. Breakfast has a nice spread but it seems the staff is under pressure. Service was slow and food was cold. Good wi-fi, tv and complimentary amenities. It was Christmas and my grandson wanted to sleep over, no consumption of water or food and I was told I had to pay R800 extra. I think this was ridiculous. He was never going to shower or bath because in the holidays the boys are constantly in the pool or ocean. My suggestion is to use a bit of discretion and common sense in this regard in light of the spirit of the season too.
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Date of stay: December 2023
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masekoj wrote a review Oct 2023
Gauteng, South Africa1 contribution
Am already looking at another free time so to book for more of the fabulous stay at the Boathouse...The breakfast , oohhhh ....The personnel ....The service....All in one word....BRILLIANT....Will surely come back....
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admin636 wrote a review Sept 2023
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we always have a great time at The Boathouse, staff and management excellent. Always willing to go that extra mile to make our stay comfortable. they have also assisted us in last minute booking. very friendly. would recommend the Boathouse for your holiday or even a weekend stay. Thank you to the amazing team at the Boathouse.
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Date of stay: August 2023
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Chanel T wrote a review Jul 2023
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I had my wedding at the boathouse ballito and it was everything I could have dreamt of and more... The food, Deco and staff were the absolute best. Thank you to Devini, Amesh, Sne, Evi, Simphiwe, and a special thank you to Irene for going out of her way to ensure my day was perfect. For those searching for a wedding venue, I highly recommend the boathouse ballito.
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Date of stay: July 2023
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Go19216354804 wrote a review Jul 2023
Pretoria, South Africa1 contribution
We had a great time at the penthouse. Very friendly staff and service was excellent. They allowed us to theme the event to our preference and assisted us in making the event special. Management was very helpful
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Date of stay: June 2023
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Room Tip: The penthouse is the best, the privacy and self catering. Fully equipped
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shivaniharryparsad wrote a review Jul 2023
Newcastle, South Africa4 contributions2 helpful votes
The boathouse is exceptional is every aspect. From location to food to service to accomodtion to literally EVERYTHING! There is absolutely nothing no one can fault. This was the best experiences of our lives. The boathouse has made our special day one of the best days of our lives,thank you.
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Date of stay: July 2023
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Luke wrote a review Feb 2023
Pretoria, South Africa1 contribution
Service was professional yet friendly. The Boathouse team, very ably led by Devini and Irene, went the extra mile to ensure the comfort of all twenty delegates. The rooms are spacious and well equipped and east facing rooms enjoy lovely sea views. The tasty meals were served in a well planned manner thus facilitating efficient use of time. Overall, an excellent conference venue on the beach and within walking distance of a variety of world class restaurants.
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Date of stay: February 2023
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Trip type: Travelled on business
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Anne wrote a review Jan 2023
Leeds, United Kingdom24 contributions2 helpful votes
The Boathouse is a lovely property visually with breathtaking views of the ocean from the balconied bedrooms which are tastefully decorated, however when it’s windy the balcony door had quite a gap and didn’t shut tightly it could have been easily fixed. The Staff are all friendly and welcoming in a nice reception area. I had been looking forward to the Indian Restaurant attached to the hotel as it read as something special, it was nice but nothing extraordinary. The main issue is the location of the boat launch business at the front of the hotel at 04:15 in the morning they are towing boats with a noisy tractor whilst this is not the hotels fault it’s very annoying and disturbing for guests, as much as the hotel is in an enviable position I wouldn’t stay there again, with the noise problems.
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Date of stay: December 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: Secure Parking
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Dreamer27133080441 wrote a review Nov 2022
It's the most beautiful boat experience I've ever had without actually being out out in boat on a sea. The rooms are very particular and beautiful, the penthouse being the show stopper absolutely filled with tranquillity and peace, perfect that intimate getaway with your loved one or family but also perfect for work trips. They are very organised in terms of conferences and very professional. The staff are also friendly, starting from the security to the reception, to the waiters, to the housekeeping absolutely amazing. They are neat and clean, spotless, a big plus for that too. As my colleague alluded to these words..''We have to remember this one. Well priced and by far the BEST service we've had from a venue.'' A big shout out to Dev and her amazing team: Evi, Petros, Irene, Joyce, Precious, Amesh and Sne, you guys rock and please keep up the good work, my team and I will definitely being seeing you soon:) Kudoos from Portia - PSI
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Date of stay: November 2022
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Room Tip: It gets fully booked quickly so always aim to book in advance.
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Responded 30 Nov 2022
Hi Portia Thank you for your feedback. We hope to see you soon. Kind Regards
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NUMBER OF ROOMS
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Frequently Asked Questions about The Boathouse
Which popular attractions are close to The Boathouse?
Nearby attractions include Sugar Rush Park (0.6 km).
What are some of the property amenities at The Boathouse?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and a pool.
Which room amenities are available at The Boathouse?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at The Boathouse?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at The Boathouse?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to The Boathouse?
Conveniently located restaurants include Fiamma Grill, Al Pescatore, and Nikos Ballito Bay.
Are there opportunities to exercise at The Boathouse?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Does The Boathouse have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the ocean view available here.