Blue Waters Hotel

Blue Waters Hotel

4 Star Hotel
We welcome you to our elegant landmark hotel, which is just a shell's toss from the golden beaches of the balmy Indian Ocean. In one of our 262 freshly restored bedrooms, most of which offer ocean views and outdoor balconies, you can expect a peaceful and unforgettable stay.

Blue Waters Hotel

The Blue Waters Hotel is located right on the beachfront in Durban, South Africa, and overlooks the Indian Ocean.

We welcome you to our elegant, iconic, and comfortable 4-star landmark hotel, which is just a shell’s toss from the golden sand beaches of the balmy Indian Ocean and the unique attractions of Durban. In one of our 262 freshly restored bedrooms, most of which offer ocean views and outdoor balconies, you can expect a peaceful and unforgettable stay. Our function bundles may be adjusted to your specific needs.

Blue Waters Logo

Durban’s Blue Waters Hotel is conveniently positioned on Durban’s Golden Mile, the heart of our city’s entertainment sector, with easy access to the city’s athletic and corporate facilities. A short 250m walk away is the Suncoast Casino and Entertainment Complex; for sports fans, the Kings Park Sporting Precinct (including the Moses Mabhida, Kings Park Swimming Pool, and Kings Park Rugby Stadium), Kingsmead Cricket Stadium, Cyril Geoghegan Cycling Track, and Greyville Race Course are all within walking distance or a short drive away; and for business executives, the ICC, Durban Exhibition Centre, and Olive Convention Centre are all within five minutes.

We specialize in conferences, weddings, and special occasions, and with ten magnificent rooms seating between 10 and 250 people, we can ensure a quality event.

All year long, our heated swimming pool invites you to relax. Dine at our Versailles Restaurant or at the Blue Dolphin Cocktail Bar and Pizzeria.

Whether you’re at “Durbs-by-the-Sea” for business or pleasure, you’ll feel at home at the Blue Waters Hotel.

The Location

Blue Waters is right by one of the Indian Ocean’s most beautiful beaches, ideal for fans of waves, diving, snorkeling, sunbathing, or for just relaxing in one of Southern Africa’s favourite holiday vacation luxury resort spots.

Our retro-styled hotel, an iconic beachside landmark, is your entry to Durban’s various attractions and the multi-cultural culture of KwaZulu-Natal.

All inside Durban’s borders, soak up the sun on our golden beaches, go Wet & Wild at Ushaka Marine World, indulge in some retail therapy at Musgrave Centre, La Lucia Mall, or Gateway Theatre of Shopping, and feast your senses at the Morrison Street market.

To the west are the magnificent uKhahlamba Drakensberg Mountains, to the north are the fascinating Zululand Big Game Parks and Shakaland, and to the south are the daring seaside resorts.

Facts About Blue Waters Hotel

  • The Blue Waters Hotel is located in Durban, South Africa.
  • The hotel overlooks the Indian Ocean.
  • The hotel has 300 rooms and suites.
  • The hotel has a restaurant and a bar.
  • The hotel offers 24-hour room service with a valet if required.
  • The hotel offers amenities such as laundry and dry cleaning services.
  • The hotel offers Wi-Fi and parking.
  • The hotel is non-smoking.
  • The hotel is pet-friendly.
  • Blue Waters Hotel offers superb business meeting and conference facilities.
  • The hotel has a 4-star rating on TripAdvisor and is the #1 hotel in Durban.
  • The hotel is located on the beachfront and has wifi, a swimming pool, spa, and fitness center.

Rooms at Blue Waters Hotel

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Deluxe Sea Facing King Room


  • Private shower / bathroom / balcony
  • Wireless internet
  • Electronic safe
  • DSTV (satellite) with 21 channels on a  flat screen TV
  • Telephone
  • Private Desk
  • Air conditioner
  • Hair dryer
  • Mini fridge
  • Complimentary beverage maker offering tea and coffee


  • Ample street parking available
  • Limited on site parking.  No reservation is possible.  ZAR 95 per day.

Room size: 34m²

Number of these rooms: 92

Max occupants: 2 & 1 infant

Bed Size(s): 2 single beds or 1 king bed.
Cot available on request, no extra charge.

Deluxe North Facing Family Room


  • Private shower / bathroom / balcony
  • Wireless internet
  • Electronic safe
  • DSTV (satellite) with 21 channels on a  flat screen TV
  • Telephone
  • Private Desk
  • Air conditioner
  • Hair dryer
  • Mini fridge
  • Complimentary beverage maker offering tea and coffee


  • Ample street parking is available
  • Limited on site parking. No reservation is possible. ZAR 95 per day.

Room size: 36m²

Number of these rooms: 10

Max occupants: 4 (2 adults & 2 children or 4 adults)

Bed Size(s): 4 single beds/ or 1 king bed & 2 singles
Only 1 extra bed is available at an extra cost of R200 per day.
Cot available on request, no extra charge.

Dining at Blue Waters

Food at Blue Waters

Lunch and dinner at Versailles

Enjoy a sumptuous Blue Waters Hotel buffet breakfast, buffet or A la carte lunch and dinner with panoramic sea views in the elegant Versailles Restaurant.

Breakfast Menu | Full Buffet Menu | Mini Buffet Menu | Wine List | A La Carte

Night Life & Theatres in Durban

In Durban, you can party all night! Just be sure to stay up the next day to see the gorgeous sunrise over the warm Indian Ocean.

Suncoast Casino & Entertainment World is located in Suncoast, Florida.
‘Suncoast,’ one of Durban’s largest entertainment complexes, comprises casinos, restaurants, and theatres, as well as the popular nightclub Café Vacca Matta, conference facilities, and a hotel. It is directly across from the world-famous Moses Mabhida Stadium and near to numerous other hotels on the coast.
031 328 3000 Suncoast Boulevard, Marine Parade

Casino Sibaya & Entertainment Kingdom
This iconic Zulu-inspired casino features over 1000 slots, 24 touch-bet roulette machines, and roulette, blackjack, and poker tables. It also houses the iZulu Theatre, Krakatoa nightclub, and the opulent Mangwanani Sibaya day spa. Sibaya is located 25 minutes north of Durban.
031 580 5000 – 1 Sibaya Drive

Additional Nightclubs

Joe Cool’s is located at 137 Lower Marine Parade and can be reached at 031 332 9697.
Growthpoint Rugby Stadium – Tiger Tiger – 031 303 9762
The Boulevard is located at 153 Florida Road and can be reached at 031 303 763.
Suncoast Casino – 031 368 535 Origin, 9 Clark Road, Glenwood – 031 201 9959 Vacca Matta
Harvey Road, Tokyo – 072 380 0790
Absolute, 258 Florida Road; Rocca Bar, Balance Road; Fuego, 11 Albert Terrace; 083 395 5220; Cape To Cairo, Mahatma Ghandi Road; 031 368 3517

Theatres in Durban

Gateway – 031 566 3045 Barnyard Theatre – Shop F222
Small Craft Habour – 031 332 0451, BAT Centre – 45 Maritime Place
Catalina Theatre is located at 18 Boatman Road in Wilson’s Wharf and may be reached at 031 305 6889.
031 260 2296 – Elizabeth Sneddon – UKZN, Howard College Campus
Sibaya Casino & Entertainment – 031 580 5555 iZulu Theatre
The Playhouse is located at the intersection of Anton Lembede and Acutt Streets and may be reached at 031 369 955.

Sun, Surf and Sand

Durban is one of the few towns in the world with world-class surfing right on its doorstep. Swimming, jet skiing, canoeing, windsurfing, kite surfing, and fishing are all popular water sports since our seas are warm all year. Durban’s moderate climate makes it a popular summer and winter vacation destination.


Surfing conditions are excellent along the Durban shoreline, notably at New Pier, North Beach, and Battery Beach. The Bluff and North Coast provide powerful breaking waves for more experienced surfers, while the South Coast has some world-class point breakers.

Sea World Aquarium and uShaka Marine World

This amazing aquarium is created like an underwater shipwreck and is one of the world’s five largest aquariums, complete with a Dolphinarium, dive tank, and snorkeling reef. uShaka Wet ‘n Wild has thrilling water slides as well as a 450-meter river ride that takes you past the shark tank. The uShaka Village Walk has an eclectic mix of stores and restaurants, and don’t miss out on great dining aboard the ‘Phantom Ship.’ / 031 328 8000

KZN Sharks Board

In Umhlanga, the KZN Sharks Board includes an exhibition hall with life-size reproductions of sharks, fish, and rays. They provide a 25-minute lecture about their study and the significance of sharks in the marine ecology. A 20-minute shark dissection is also available. 566 0400

Scuba Diving

African Dive – 082 889 9403 – – Ifracombe, Umkomaas
Aliwal Dive Centre is located at 4 Salisbury Road in Umkomaas and can be reached at 039 973 5025.
uShaka Marine World – Calypso Diving – 1 King Shaka Ave, 4056 – 031 332 0905 – – Dives cost R 280.00, plus an R40.00 distance premium if diving on Fontao or Coopers Wreck, for a total of R320.00. Dives at night cost R350.00. The diving price includes air fills. They sell Nixtrox and rent Scubapro equipment for R50.00 per item or R250.00 for the entire package.
Oceanworx is located at 1 Maclean Street in Umkomaas and can be reached at 039 973 2578.
Underwater World is located on Mahatma Gandhi Road and can be reached at 031 332 5820.
074 134 1232 – 17 Erskine Terrace, Addington Beach, Durban – Surf and SUP training and board rental

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the history of the Blue Waters Hotel Durban?

The Blue Waters Hotel in Durban, South Africa, has a long and storied history dating back to the early days of the city. The hotel was originally built in 1848 as a private residence for a wealthy family. In the early 1900s, the property was converted into a hotel and has been operating as such ever since. The hotel has undergone a number of renovations and expansions over the years, but has always maintained its original colonial-style architecture.

What is the hotel’s star rating?

Blue Waters is a 4-Star Hotel. The hotel’s star rating is a measure of its quality, as determined by an independent organization. The number of stars a hotel has is determined by a number of factors, including its facilities, service, and location. A five-star hotel is typically considered to be the highest quality, while a one-star hotel is considered to be the lowest quality.

What are the room rates at the hotel?

The room rates at the hotel vary depending on the type of room you choose. For example, a standard room with two queen beds starts at $129 per night, while a deluxe room with one king bed starts at $159 per night. There are also suites available, which start at $189 per night.

What are the hotel’s check-in and check-out times?

The hotel’s check-in time is 2:00 PM and check-out time is 10:00 AM.

What is the hotel’s cancellation policy?

The hotel’s cancellation policy is as follows:

If you cancel your reservation more than 7 days before your arrival date, you will receive a full refund.

If you cancel your reservation within 7 days of your arrival date, you will be charged a cancellation fee of one night’s stay.

If you cancel your reservation after you have already checked in, you will be charged for the full amount of your stay.

What are the hotel’s facilities and services?

The hotel’s facilities and services include a 24-hour front desk, a concierge desk, laundry and valet services, complimentary breakfast, an outdoor pool, a fitness center, and a business center. The hotel also offers room service, a shuttle service to and from the airport, and complimentary Wi-Fi.

What is the hotel’s breakfast menu?

The hotel’s breakfast menu is quite extensive and offers a wide variety of items to choose from. There are hot and cold items available, as well as a selection of pastries, cereals, and fruits.

Some of the hot items that are available include eggs cooked to order, bacon, sausage, oatmeal, pancakes, waffles, and french toast. There are also a variety of cold items available, such as yogurt, cereal, fruit, and juices.

What is the hotel’s Wi-Fi password?

The hotel’s Wi-Fi password is available from reception.

How close is the Blue Waters Hotel Durban to the beach?

The Blue Waters Hotel Durban is located on the beachfront, just a few steps away from the sand and water. The hotel is also close to many popular attractions, including the uShaka Marine World, the Moses Mabhida Stadium, and the Durban International Convention Centre.

How close is the Blue Waters Hotel Durban to restaurants and other attractions?

The Blue Waters Hotel is located in the heart of Durban, just a short walk from some of the city’s best restaurants, bars, and attractions. The hotel is also located near the beach, making it the perfect place to stay for those who want to enjoy the sun and sand.

How big are the rooms at the Blue Waters Hotel Durban?

The Blue Waters Hotel in Durban, South Africa offers stunningly appointed rooms and suites, all with ocean-facing balconies or patios. The hotel’s rooms and suites are spacious and well-equipped, with all the modern amenities and services you would expect from a world-class hotel.

Who owns the Blue Waters Hotel in Durban?

The Blue Waters Hotel in Durban is owned by a company called Blue Waters Hotel Group. The company is based in the United Kingdom and has a portfolio of hotels across the world.

Who manages the hotel?

The hotel is managed by a team of highly trained and experienced professionals. This team is responsible for the day-to-day operations of the hotel, as well as for its long-term planning and strategy. The hotel manager is the head of this team and is responsible for overseeing all aspects of the hotel’s operations. Other members of the management team include the assistant manager, the director of sales and marketing, the director of finance, and the director of human resources.

Who is the head chef?

The head chef is the person who is in charge of the kitchen and the food that is served. They are responsible for creating the menu, ordering the food, and cooking the food. They also oversee the other chefs and kitchen staff.

Who are the hotel’s main guests?

The hotel’s main guests are typically business travelers or vacationers who are looking for a comfortable place to stay. The hotel offers a variety of amenities and services that appeal to these guests, including a fitness center, business center, and on-site restaurant. The hotel’s location is also convenient for guests who want to explore the city or visit the nearby airport.

Where can I find information about the hotel’s history?

The hotel’s history can be found in a variety of places, both online and offline. One place to start your search is the hotel’s website itself, as many hotels have a section dedicated to their history. You can also try searching for the hotel’s name in a search engine, which will bring up a variety of results, including any news articles or press releases that have been written about the hotel’s history.

Where can I find reviews of the hotel?

There are a few ways that you can find reviews of hotels. The first place that you can look is on TripAdvisor. TripAdvisor is a website that allows people to write reviews about their experiences at different hotels. You can also look for reviews on Google. To do this, simply go to Google and type in the name of the hotel followed by the word “reviews.” Another place that you can look for reviews is on the hotel’s website.

Where is the best place to book a room at the hotel?

The best place to book a room at the hotel is at the front desk. The front desk is located near the entrance of the hotel.


Hotel Facilities

Room Facilities

Air Conditioning, Balcony Rooms, En-Suite, Family Rooms, Free Toiletries, Hairdryer, Mini Bar, Tea and Coffee, TV

Reception Services

Private Check In Out, Tour Desk, Currency Exchange, Concierge, ATM, 24hr Front Desk, Luggage Storage

Food & Drink

Bar, Restaurant, Room Service, Coffee Shop


Golf, Beach, Live TV Sports, Live Entertainment, Local Tours, Childrens Playground, Games Room, Water Sports, Kids Club, Fishing, Squash, Cycling, Hiking, Casino

Outdoor Facilities

Outdoor Furniture, Sun Terrace, Terrace, Garden, Picnic Area


Outdoor Swimming Pool, Indoor Swimming Pool, Spa, Gym, Sauna


Lounge TV Area, Airport Shuttle, Designated Smoking Area, Non Smoking Throughout, Air Conditioning, Lift, Babysitting Service, Disabled Facilities

Cleaning Services

Daily Housekeeping, Laundry Service, Ironing Service, Dry Cleaning


24hr Security, CCTV, Safety Deposit Box


Free Secure Parking, Free Parking

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