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Durban, South Africa
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13 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 October 2016

What an exquisite way to celebrate a birthday! The breakfast buffet was delicious. Overhearing the ocean while drinking champagne is a delightful experience! A visit to the Boathouse is a much different experience. I am a huge fan of white table cloths and crystal glasses. Good and friendly service!

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Brisbane, Australia
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13 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 September 2016

Very adequate rooms, food and services - just a few minor maintenance issues). Fair value for money - great location - nice walks along the boardwalk and / or beach. Falling asleep at night with the sound of the surf is a great way to spend a holiday.

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Ballito, South Africa
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 5 September 2016

We were on training at the Boathouse and had booked in for a few nights, we had asked for 3 conference rooms which all were prepared just the way we wanted them. Without doubt the Boathouse is one of the most beautiful hotels I had stayed in one of the favourite hotels I stayed in, the pictures on the web... More 

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1 Thank jonesjanine31
BoathouseBallito, General Manager at The Boathouse, responded to this review

Dear Janine! Thank you very much in taking the time to Review our Establishment! We really appreciate the kind words. We strive every minute of our day to be of Excellent Service to our Customers and we are really happy to get such positive feedback! Warmest regards Adri Robertson / General Manager Boathouse More 

Durbanville, South Africa
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11 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 August 2016

My family and I just returned from a 2 night stay at the Boathouse. It's difficult to understand how the hotel is rated as a 4 star facility. We booked a luxury sea facing family room. The main room was spacious but the kids' "room" was basically a bunk bed. It was very difficult to access the cupboard with the... More 

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Thank Lisha C
BoathouseBallito, General Manager at The Boathouse, responded to this review

Dear Lisha C Thank you for your Review. We are very sorry that you experienced your stay like this. And I thank you for your contribution in order for us to ensure our Important Guests enjoy their stay with us to the max! We experienced a very bad storm, hence the damages you might have seen, but we were already... More 

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Johannesburg, South Africa
2 reviews
Reviewed 17 July 2016

Last night we stayed at the Boathouse only to find out that there was a 21st birthday party including a disco below our room which started around 8 pm and lasted until 2 at midnight. The sliding doors and bed were rattling. Also, the room was right above the reception which did not help either. When talking to the staff... More 

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Thank SaHadida
BoathouseBallito, General Manager at The Boathouse, responded to this review

Dear SaHadia! Thank you very much for your review of you stay at our hotel. Your feedback is extremely valuable to us, as we strive to improve with each and every stay. Please allow me to offer my apologies for the noise that impacted your stay. The sound from functions are not always impactful, but we will try to lower... More 

Richards Bay, South Africa
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3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 July 2016 via mobile

Last minute stay in the "honeymoon suite' Friendly night staff and security guard who met us. Room neat and tidy but definitely not 4* quality. Very lumpy cheap pillows, no toilet paper in bathroom. Woke up to noisy boats launching, but expected due to the location. Lovely sea view. Breakfast was terrible (see picture of how it was served). Served... More 

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1 Thank DeanDebs
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4 reviews
Reviewed 14 July 2016 via mobile

We felt at home the minute we stepped into reception. Staff was knowledgeable and friendly and the room was squeaky clean with a sliding door opening up metres from the beach. Breakfast was great and restaurant management made sure we had everything we needed. Well done !!

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Thank morne e
boathouse12375, General Manager at The Boathouse, responded to this review

Dear Morne! Thank you very much for your kind words! We are really happy that you enjoyed your Stay with us at the Boathouse and are looking forward to see you again! More 

Waterfall, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa
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37 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 June 2016

Ardri was so accommodating when I requested use of their facilities to spend the day with my colleague from Gauteng in reviewing our strat session. We did not require a conference room, but some quiet space in which to work. We had a most productive day in the main dinning area, with a full view of the sea and excellent... More 

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BoathouseBallito, General Manager at The Boathouse, responded to this review

Dear Lynda! It was only our pleasure to be of Service! Hope to see you soon! Kind regards, The Boathouse Team More 

Durham, England, United Kingdom
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25 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 June 2016

Our stay here was organised by relations so we checked with trip advisor before our visit to get some reviews and these concerned us. However we found the accomodation good with the reception staff very friendly and helpful, with the rooms adequately furnished. We were in room 15 with wonderful views of the beAch. However the quality of the restaurant... More 

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London
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112 reviews
29 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 June 2016

We stayed here on a whim, as we booked nowhere. We did not feel like paying the extra for a sea view room, so settled for a room overlooking the car park. We would have paid the extra if we hadn't arrived so late in the afternoon, but we were only staying the one night. Room was very spacious, with... More 

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Amenities

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  • Pool
  • Beachfront
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Room Service
  • Free Breakfast
About the property
  • Beachfront
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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Air Conditioning
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  • Free Parking
  • Room Service
  • Free Breakfast
  • Meeting Rooms

Additional Information about The Boathouse

Address: 33 Compensation Beach Road | PO Box 1166, Ballito 4399, South Africa
Region: South Africa > KwaZulu-Natal > Ballito
Hotel Class:4 star — The Boathouse 4*
Number of rooms: 22
Also Known As:
The Boathouse Hotel Ballito
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“Worth paying a little extra for best rooms upstairs with balconies overlooking surf”
  • View from balcony of room 8 as an example
 of 5 bubbles BrisbaneNugget, 5 Sep 2016 | Read review
“Choose a sea facing room”
  • Broken hinge on door
  • Rotting cupboard
 of 5 bubbles lishac2014, 10 Aug 2016 | Read review
“north side suites are quiter”
 of 5 bubbles D9454LCmark, 23 May 2016 | Read review
“family rooms are good or the beach facing”
 of 5 bubbles Berenice523, 4 Apr 2016 | Read review
“Room 16 has fantasic views, wish id had a balcony room though, they look worth paying the extra for.”
 of 5 bubbles LyndaLou7, 15 Jan 2016 | Read review
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