We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The Tripadvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Contact accommodation for availability.
There are similar hotels available.
View all
distantmemory
a long way off

Stylish

4.0 of 5 bubblesReviewed 16 Aug 2023
Right on Durban's stylish Indian Ocean waterfront the Blue Waters offers good quality accommodation at an affordable price. Everything you would expect is present. The welcoming, friendly and very efficient staff enhanced our stay. The menu provides a mouth watering range of food enough to satisfy every appetite. The public areas allow socialising. Rooms are well serviced to maintain an excellent standard of comfort and cleanliness. After an enjoyable stay I will have no hesitation to return
Date of stay: August 2023
Trip type: Travelled with friends
4.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Problem with this review?
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.
Nearby Hotels
Get rewarded with One Key
  • Algotels
  • Priceline
    R 1 192
  • Booking.com
0.2 km from Blue Waters Hotel
Free Wifi
Beachfront
Get rewarded with One Key
  • Algotels
  • Priceline
    R 982
  • Booking.com
1.3 km from Blue Waters Hotel
Free Wifi
Free parking
Coastlands Durban Main Pic
  • Priceline
    R 850
  • eDreams
  • Agoda.com
1.8 km from Blue Waters Hotel
Southern Sun Elangeni & Maharani exterior
Get rewarded with One Key
  • Algotels
  • Vio.com
    R 1 720
  • Booking.com
0.7 km from Blue Waters Hotel
Free Wifi
Pool
Front of Hotel
Get rewarded with One Key
  • Algotels
  • Priceline
    R 630
  • Booking.com
1.1 km from Blue Waters Hotel
Free Wifi
Beachfront
The Royal Outside
Get rewarded with One Key
  • Algotels
  • Priceline
    R 650
  • Booking.com
2.4 km from Blue Waters Hotel
Pool
Restaurant
  • Algotels
  • ZenHotels.com
    R 1 059
  • Priceline
    R 1 096
1.9 km from Blue Waters Hotel
Beachfront
Restaurant
Get rewarded with One Key
  • Algotels
  • ZenHotels.com
    R 807
  • Booking.com
3.7 km from Blue Waters Hotel
Free Wifi
Free parking
  • Priceline
    R 990
  • Agoda.com
2.1 km from Blue Waters Hotel
Beachfront
Get rewarded with One Key
  • Priceline
    R 452
  • eDreams
  • Expedia.com
    R 666
2.5 km from Blue Waters Hotel
Free Wifi
Free parking
View more hotels in Durban
Reviews (828)
Filter reviews
828 results
Traveller rating
148
298
193
88
101
Traveller type
Time of year
LanguageAll languages
More languages
Traveller rating
148
298
193
88
101
Show reviews that mention
All reviews value for money golden mile moses mabida stadium spacious rooms breakfast was excellent balcony promenade
Selected filters
Filter
Updating list...
10 - 15 of 828 reviews
Reviewed 7 August 2023

Thanks to Gerrard and his team that makes every visit to the Versaille restaurant a memorible visit. The Blue Waters Hotel is the best hotel on the North Beach. The food is great the Hotel is great keep up the good standards. I'm a customer for life. Reynhardt. 0843011038.

Date of stay: August 2023
Trip type: Travelled with family
Thank reynhardtfourie
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.
Reviewed 17 July 2023

The location with views over the Moses Mabhida Stadium and the sea made it possible to view sunrise and sunset from the balcony. Restaurants' menu for lunch and dinner very basic with limited options for eating-in. room service better than eating in restaurant. Breakfast is on standard with mainstream hotels. Toiletries, towels and linen are of good quality!

Date of stay: July 2023
  • Trip type: Travelled on business
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Review collected in partnership with this hotel
Thank Sightseer16509822174
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.
Reviewed 24 June 2023

Staying at Blue waters was so good and convenient to many places of interest we wanted. They are so courteous and for us the stay became too short.
Their breakfast was good with a wide range of choice of food. The sea view was great. I would stay at this place over and over.

Date of stay: June 2023
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Review collected in partnership with this hotel
1  Thank suwiemusundire
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.
Reviewed 20 June 2023

I regret paying such a high price for such a disappointing experience.
Inadequate hot water; only lukewarm showers.
Extremely small cups and glasses in room; about 4 sips worth.
Disruptive noise from the departing EFF political party conference on first night.
Poor housekeeping service; rude and unhelpful staff.
Long wait times for elevators on every floor.
Unwelcoming receptionist during check-in; lacked warmth and courtesy.
Demanding immediate payment for parking, even during naptime; made to wait due to other guests.

Date of stay: June 2023
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Review collected in partnership with this hotel
Thank gemmasimpsonn
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.
Reviewed 16 June 2023 via mobile

Clean, spacious and very comfortable rooms.
The most beautiful views of the Ocean.
Safe and quiet.
The staff was extremely helpful, and friendly, was able to assist in all our needs. Really good!
Safe parking.
The best location on seafront.

Room tip: Undercover safe Parking available for minimal fee.
Date of stay: June 2023
Trip type: Travelled with friends
Thank lukasrtb
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.
View more reviews