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Blue Marlin Hotel by Dream Hotels
Family Room (2 Adults & 2 Children) - Guestroom, Blue Marlin Hotel by Dream Hotels in Scottburgh
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314 reviews

314 reviews

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Location rating score

Excellent location
Nearby landmarks
Pearly Shells 580 m
Margate Airport 75.6 km
Pietermaritzburg Airport 79.1 km
King Shaka International Airport 82.3 km
Ladysmith Airport 213.4 km
Richards Bay Airport 215.1 km
Mthatha Airport 243.9 km

Blue Marlin Hotel by Dream Hotels

180 Scott Street, Scottburgh, Scottburgh, South Africa, 4180 - See map

Get your trip off to a great start with a stay at this property, which offers car park free of charge. Conveniently situated in the Scottburgh part of Scottburgh, this property puts you close to attractions and interesting dining options. Massage, restaurant and indoor pool are among the special facilities that will enhance your stay with on-site convenience.


Front desk [24-hour]

Airport transfer

Air conditioning

Daily housekeeping


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Safety Features
Staff trained in safety protocol
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Preventative Equipment
Hand sanitizer
Health and Medical
First aid kit

Front desk [24-hour]

Airport transfer

Car park

Shuttle service

Swimming pool [indoor]


Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

Luggage storage

Cheaper than 95% of all properties in Scottburgh in the last 24 hoursCompared to 20 Scottburgh properties at Agoda for various dates
Value for money7.9
Distance to city center2.0km
Location rating8.7

Rooms available at Blue Marlin Hotel by Dream Hotels

Family Room (2 Adults & 2 Children)
  • Room size: 30 m²/323 ft²
  • Ocean view
  • 1 king bed
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Superior Room
  • Room size: 30 m²/323 ft²
  • Sea view
  • 1 king bed
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Family Room
  • Room size: 28 m²/301 ft²
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Family Room
  • Room size: 28 m²/301 ft²
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Standard Room
  • Room size: 18 m²/194 ft²
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Family Room Bunk Bed
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      Single Room - Superior
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          Family Room Half Board
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            Frequently asked questions

            What time is check-in and check-out at Blue Marlin Hotel by Dream Hotels?

            Check-in is from 02:00 PM, and check-out is until 10:00 AM. You may request early check-in or late check-out during booking, subject to availability. Guests checking in or out before or after the designated periods may be charged an additional fee. The hotel offers luggage storage to guests for before check-in and after check-out. The front desk is always open, day or night.

            How do I get to Blue Marlin Hotel by Dream Hotels?

            Blue Marlin Hotel by Dream Hotels is easy to access from the airport. In fact, you can even book your airport transfer in advance for greater peace of mind. Just use the "Let us know what you need" section of the booking page to let the hotel know you want to book a ride, and they will contact you via the Agoda messaging service with prices and more information. A stay at Blue Marlin Hotel by Dream Hotels also comes with easy access to the neighborhoods around the hotel through the convenient shuttle service offered at the hotel. For those who wish to drive their own cars, Blue Marlin Hotel by Dream Hotels has a car park right on site for maximum convenience. Parking is free for guests.

            Is breakfast offered at Blue Marlin Hotel by Dream Hotels?

            Start your mornings right, with the continental and buffet breakfast options offered at Blue Marlin Hotel by Dream Hotels.

            What are my dining options at Blue Marlin Hotel by Dream Hotels?

            Blue Marlin Hotel by Dream Hotels features an on-site restaurant for your dining convenience.

            What is the smoking policy at Blue Marlin Hotel by Dream Hotels?

            Blue Marlin Hotel by Dream Hotels does not permit smoking in any of its rooms, but allows smoking in designated areas.

            What restaurants are nearby Blue Marlin Hotel by Dream Hotels?

            Restaurants including Dodo Bistro, C Breeze Restaurant and Seaview Place Restaurant are popular in Blue Marlin Hotel by Dream Hotels’s neighborhood which is known as Scottburgh.

            What are popular attractions near Blue Marlin Hotel by Dream Hotels?

            Guests at Blue Marlin Hotel by Dream Hotels can easily visit Pearly Shells located in the Scottburgh area.

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            What people love about Blue Marlin Hotel by Dream Hotels

            • 9.6


              "Rooms are clean,modern and spacious."



              October 20, 2020

            • 9.2


              "Beautifully clean!"



              October 26, 2019

            • 8.4


              "Great location Friendly staff"



              January 4, 2023

            Overall rating:


            314 reviews
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            What travelers say they love:
            Great for holiday accommodation.
            Derek from South Africa
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            Blue Marlin Hotel by Dream Hotels

            At Blue Marlin Hotel by Dream Hotels, guests are bound to have a stress-free stay. Keep up with all your communications easily with the hotel's free Wi-Fi. Getting from and back to the airport can be easily arranged with the hotel's airport transfer services. Shuttle services provided by Blue Marlin Hotel by Dream Hotels makes it easy to plan your day trips, sightseeing, and more around Scottburgh.
            Guests can enjoy free parking right at the hotel. Front desk services including luggage storage and safety deposit boxes can assist with your needs. Packing light is possible at Blue Marlin Hotel by Dream Hotels thanks to the hotel's dry cleaning service and laundry service keeping your clothes clean. Feeling lazy? In-room conveniences like room service and daily housekeeping let you get the most out of your room time.
            For the comfort and health of all guests, smoking is not permitted anywhere within the hotel. Smoking is allowed only in the designated smoking areas provided by hotel.
            All rooms at Blue Marlin Hotel by Dream Hotels are designed for comfort. For your comfort, some rooms at the hotel are equipped with linen service and air conditioning. Some rooms at Blue Marlin Hotel by Dream Hotels even come with extra design features such as a balcony or terrace. In-room entertainment amenities are available in some rooms and include television and cable TV.
            In some select rooms, you can find a refrigerator, a coffee or tea maker, instant coffee and instant tea at your disposal. Blue Marlin Hotel by Dream Hotels also provides a hair dryer, toiletries and towels in bathrooms for select rooms.

            Dining and things to do

            Every day at Blue Marlin Hotel by Dream Hotels begins with a delicious in-house breakfast. Enjoy the morning bliss with a sip of good coffee at the cafe located in the hotel. A variety of convenient and tasty dining options are waiting for you at the hotel, for whenever you get hungry. A memorable night with your travel companions can be had without going far, at the hotel's karaoke rooms and bar.
            Apart from amenities and services, Blue Marlin Hotel by Dream Hotels goes the extra mile to make sure all guests make the most of their time. Be sure to spend some time exploring the beach, which is accessible directly from the hotel. End your days in total relaxation with a visit to the massage and spa. Spend some time relaxing at the hotel's pool.
            Sip your favorite cocktail outdoors at the hotel's poolside bar. Cool off on hot days by joining water-world activities like fishing, snorkeling, non-motorized water sports and diving. Engage in some easy evening fun with other guests with the hotel's mini golf course, dart board, yoga room, hiking trails and bowling alley. Get social at the hotel's games room, where you can meet other guests.
            Grab some last-minute needs or local souvenirs for yourself or those back home without having to go anywhere at the shops available right on-site.

            Reasons to stay here

            Find some of the city's best deals here with rooms 95% cheaper than other options.
            Get more than you bargain for here, which scores value for money higher than 95% of the city's accommodation.
            Facilities at this hotel are rated higher than 95% of other accommodations in the city.

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            Amenities and facilities



            Most talked about facilities


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            Swimming Pool

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            Languages spoken
            • English
            • Wheelchair accessible
            Internet access
            • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!
            • Internet
            • Internet services
            • Wi-Fi in public areas
            Things to do, ways to relax
            • Billiards
            • Body scrub
            • Bowling alley
            • Dart board
            • Diving
            • Fishing
            • Game room
            • Garden
            • Hiking
            • Karaoke
            • Light therapy
            • Massage
            • Mini golf course
            • On-site entertainment
            • Snorkeling
            • Spa
            • Spa/sauna
            • Swimming pool [indoor]
            • Swimming pool [outdoor]
            • Table tennis
            • Tours
            • Water sports (non-motorized)
            • Yoga room
            Cleanliness and safety
            • Anti-viral cleaning products
            • Breakfast in room
            • Cashless payment service
            • Daily disinfection in all rooms
            • Daily disinfection in common areas
            • Face coverings on staff
            • First aid kit
            • Hand sanitizer
            • Hot water linen and laundry washing
            • Hygiene certification
            • Physical distancing of at least 1 meter
            • Professional-grade sanitizing services
            • Protective screens in common areas
            • Room sanitization opt-out available
            • Rooms sanitized between stays
            • Safe dining setup
            • Sanitized kitchen and tableware items
            • Shared stationery removed
            • Staff trained in safety protocol
            • Temperature check for guests and staff
            Dining, drinking, and snacking
            • Alternative meal arrangement
            • Bar
            • Breakfast [buffet]
            • Breakfast [continental]
            • Coffee shop
            • Happy hour
            • Kitchen
            • Poolside bar
            • Restaurants
            • Room service
            Services and conveniences
            • Air conditioning in public area
            • Contactless check-in/out
            • Daily housekeeping
            • Dry cleaning
            • Elevator
            • Facilities for disabled guests
            • Food delivery
            • Heating in public area
            • Laundry service
            • Luggage storage
            • Meeting/banquet facilities
            • Safety deposit boxes
            • Salon
            • Shops
            • Smoke-free property
            • Smoking area
            • Terrace
            • Xerox/fax in business center
            For the kids
            • Babysitting service
            • Family room
            • Kids club
            • Kids facilities
            • Kids meal
            • Playground
            • Swimming pool [kids]
            Land sports
            • Golf course (within 3 km)
            • CCTV in common areas
            • CCTV outside property
            • Fire extinguisher
            • Front desk [24-hour]
            • Non-smoking rooms
            • Pets allowed
            • Security [24-hour]
            • Service animals are welcome
            • Smoke alarms
            Getting around
            • Airport transfer
            • Car park [free of charge]
            • Car park [on-site]
            • Shuttle service
            Available in all rooms
            • Accessible by elevator
            • Air conditioning
            • Alcohol
            • Bathtub
            • Board games/puzzles
            • Carpeting
            • Cleaning products
            • Closet
            • Clothes rack
            • Coffee/tea maker
            • Desk
            • Electric kettle
            • Fan
            • Fire extinguisher
            • Free bottled water
            • Hair dryer
            • Heating
            • In-room safe box
            • Laptop safe box
            • Linens
            • Mini bar
            • Mirror
            • Non-smoking
            • Pool facilities
            • Private bathroom
            • Safety/security feature
            • Satellite/cable channels
            • Seating area
            • Shower
            • Sleep comfort items
            • Smoke detector
            • Socket near the bed
            • Swimming pool [direct access]
            • Telephone
            • Toiletries
            • Towels
            • Trash cans
            • Wake-up service

            Food and dining

            Restaurants on site
            Lighthouse Restaurant
            • Cuisine: International
            • Menu: Buffet, A-la-carte


            180 Scott Street, Scottburgh, Scottburgh, South Africa, 4180


            Property policies

            Children and extra beds

            Extra beds are dependent on the room you choose. Please check the individual room capacity for more details.

            All children are welcome.

            Infant 0-2 year(s)
            Stay for free if using existing bedding.
            Baby cot/crib may be requested directly from the property.
            Children 3-12 year(s)
            Must use an extra bed
            If you need an extra bed, it will incur an additional charge.
            Guests 13 years and older are considered as adults
            Must use an extra bed which will incur an additional charge.
            • When booking more than 5 rooms, different policies and additional supplements may apply.

            Some helpful facts

            • Check-in from14:00
            • Check-in until00:00
            • Check-out from07:00
            • Check-out until10:00
            Getting around
            • Distance from city center2.0km
            • Travel time to airport (minutes)60
            The property
            • Number of bars/lounges2
            • Number of floors4
            • Number of restaurants1
            • Number of rooms 120
            • Room voltage220
            • Most recent renovation2014
            • License Id / Local Tax ID/ Entity NameFAM

            Reviews of Blue Marlin Hotel by Dream Hotels from real guests

            Provided by verified guests of Agoda
            Room comfort and quality7.0
            Value for money7.9
            High score for Scottburgh
            9+ Exceptional (17)
            8-9 Excellent (5)
            7-8 Very Good (3)
            6-7 Good (5)
            <6 Below Expectation (2)
            Time of the year
            Mar - May (9)
            Jun - Aug (5)
            Sep - Nov (7)
            Dec - Feb (11)

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            Showing 32 verified guest comments
            Avril from Australia
            Solo traveler
            Superior Room
            Stayed 6 nights in November 2017

            Superb African Hospitality!”

            What wonderful staff you employ Blue Marlin! I only have the most positive things to say about my entire stay with you. From the friendly (but very efficient) staff at the car park entry to the staff at reception, I can only but applaud every single person. Not once was I greeted with anything other than a huge smile and the most willing (and very capable) attitude. My room was spotlessly cleaned every day and the white linen on the beds and crisp white towels in the bathroom were a joy to my very 'picky' self. I booked a 'superior' sea view room and that was exactly what I got!!! Go Blue Marlin! That's not always the case with online booking. There was always something fresh and inviting to eat at breakfast (I was out until late every day) and again, everyone on the dining room floor was seriously professional and ever so friendly! Seriously, if you want to experience the very best 'South African' hospitality... go and stay at the Blue Marlin. I'm going back. Definitely.

            Reviewed November 28, 2017

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            Dalton from South Africa
            Stayed 1 night in October 2016

            Helpful staff. Great location. Great breakast and excellent meal at a la carte restaurant”

            The highlight was relaxing at the pool bar for sundowners and delicious dinnerwith fantastic views of Scottburgh main beach and coastline

            Reviewed October 30, 2016

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            Laurienne from South Africa
            Superior Room
            Stayed 1 night in October 2019


            Super friendly and helpful staff! Beautifully clean! Love the view! Such a treat to spend a night at the Blue Marlin.

            Reviewed October 26, 2019

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            Janet from United Kingdom
            Superior Room
            Stayed 1 night in July 2018

            Overnight stay”

            Friends and my husband and I stayed overnight on 7th July this year. My husband is disabled and uses a mobility scooter. No problems accessing various areas around the hotel and grounds. The buffet dinner was awesome, so many choices and so little room in the stomach to accomodate it all. We were lucky that night that the hotel hosted a cabaret act, what fun and how the laughter flowed. The staff couldn't do enough to assist us in any way. Definitely recommend.

            Reviewed July 21, 2018

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            Jennifer from Australia
            Family with teens
            Stayed 2 nights in November 2017

            Mrs Partington”

            Neat, clean room. Staff very friendly, food good but there were some renovations happening in the main dining room. It looked like a pizza oven was being installed. Once this is complete then it will be super. I found having to walk backwards and forwards from the vehicle parking into the hotel a bit inconvenient as the only access is though the main hotel door and during our stay it was raining during our 2 nights stay. But other than that the reception staff were super friendly!

            Reviewed November 21, 2017

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            Nalisha from South Africa
            Superior Room
            Stayed 1 night in October 2020

            Gem of a place ”

            Rooms are clean,modern and spacious. The hotel staff are friendly and accommodating. The location is superb with a good swimming beach walking distance.

            Reviewed October 20, 2020

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            Karen from United States
            Family with teens
            Stayed 4 nights in December 2015

            Family Beach Holiday”

            The best things about this hotel, its proximity to the beach is great. The hotel is near to several dining options and a grocery store.

            We are a family of 4 International travelers. Upon checking in the front desk staff greeted us nicely. They had welcoming beverages set up at the door, but no clean glasses for us to get drinks. We were only offered 1 room key for all 4 of us. The hotel lobby was nice and bright. We had a family room, 2 bedrooms 1 bath. The bathroom was very old and outdated. There were soap holders o the shower walls that were completely broken with rusted nails showing. The shower curtain was smaller than the shower so the floor would get soaked when used. There were small nails sticking out of the floor between the bathroom tile and bedroom carpet. This was repaired after asking management. There was not any air conditioner in the room. There was a daily breakfast buffet, which was good, unfortunately there is not an alacart menu. The hotel had a decent swimming pool but not nearly enough seats for the amount of guests staying. The hotel severed its purpose, gave us a place to sleep.

            Reviewed January 05, 2016

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            Sean from South Africa
            Family with young children
            Family Room (2 Adults & 2 Children)
            Stayed 2 nights in March 2020

            Weekend getaway with the family. ”

            Pros Staff were all very friendly. Catered for a wide variety of guests. Good quality and variety of food. Close proximity to Durban so perfect for a relaxing getaway. Cons Dinner time was a bit late for small children. Certain parts of the hotel were looking a bit dated and could have been cleaner. All in all a great weekend away with the family.

            Reviewed March 15, 2020

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            Very good
            Cheryl from United Kingdom
            Stayed 5 nights in April 2015

            Lovely Easter break, not without problems”

            The location overlooking the beach, friendly staff, very family oriented

            We arrived for a 5 night stay over Easter. We were shown to our room which was not what we booked ( a superior room) We complained to the manager and were moved to another room. However clearly they had not expected to use this room as it was not cleaned and pretty dirty. Back to the manager who was not sympathetic, we waited hours for the room to be cleaned. The manager then realised the scale of the problem and was very apologetic and gave us a bottle of wine. He remained friendly and concerned about us for the rest of the stay. Our room was very nice, recently refurbished and nice views. A small issue was the shower door did not extend far enough so the bathroom floor got very wet The food was good quality but to our taste over salted and all the meat and fish over cooked Despite a shaky start we enjoyed the hotel and would return

            Reviewed April 10, 2015

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            Lyndon from South Africa
            Family with teens
            Superior Room
            Stayed 4 nights in December 2020


            The hotel is really a bit more of an old school resort. The restaurant is more of a dining room. the food was average to good. The service however was really poor at times, from staff feedback it seems the hotel retrenched a lot of staff before the holiday season, so it would take 20 minutes to get the bill, 10 to 20 minutes to get a menu. The rooms are clean and neat and well sized. I think families with young kids would enjoy the hotel and pools a lot more than we did. One thing that stuck me as odd is that you are threatened with a R500 fine for not wearing a mask, but we saw a number of staff not wearing masks or wearing them on their chins etc. It was hot and wearing a mask was almost unbearable. My only issue with covid regulations in any establishment, is if you threaten people make sure your staff comply. It's been a rough year for the tourism industry and I wish all the best to the hotel and staff for 2021.

            Reviewed December 31, 2020

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            Juliane from Germany
            Solo traveler
            Superior Room
            Stayed 3 nights in January 2019

            Nice Hotel - great dive destination”

            The hotel is in the best spot. Diving Aliwal Shoal, staying in this hotel - absolut perfect. the view from the room is spectacular

            Reviewed January 23, 2019

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            Francois from South Africa
            Stayed 1 night in May 2015

            Stay without a lift”

            Room, interior, location in the town

            Good to excellent. The lift was problematic. We had extensive luggage after the sani2c event, and were left to use the stair case to the top floor. Restaurant staff were not on the same excellent standard as the reception staff.

            Reviewed May 27, 2015

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            Zena from South Africa
            Stayed 1 night in May 2018

            Very nice upgraded units”

            We stayed in room 101, a far walk in heels on the grass ( attended a wedding, reason for the night stay) The staff were so friendly, even arranging an earlier check in in order to get dressed for the event. There was unfortunately a HUGE cockroach in.our bathroom the Saturday evening And we did not get our breakfast pack that we requested when checking in aa we had a very early check out. Overall, a good stay. Would love to visit again and

            Reviewed May 28, 2018

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            Shane from South Africa
            Standard Room
            Stayed 2 nights in April 2018

            Terrible Experience”

            Room 43, not what was expected as per brochure or location pictures, carpets dirty, window did not close so monkeys got in and trashed the place, lost over R1000 snacks and drinks for the weekend, staircase awful and exterior entrance leads out to back of buildings waste water area, a really sore sight, ants in room , 5cm sign hidden behind curtains warning guests of monkeys did not help.....a really awful and experience and a waste of holiday money.....Would like to be refunded as the place did not meet what was advertised on the website. Contact me if pictures required.

            Reviewed May 03, 2018

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            Riekie from South Africa
            Solo traveler
            Stayed 1 night in December 2019

            Awesome service”

            Loved the stay the view everything

            Reviewed December 15, 2019

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            MW from South Africa
            Stayed 1 night in February 2020

            SUPERIOR Room”

            I Paid for Superior room and they gave me a family room

            Reviewed February 17, 2020

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            Deon from South Africa
            Stayed 1 night in May 2015

            Sani2C Cyclist”

            Location, new revamped room, lunch curry

            Pleasant, friendly staff

            Reviewed May 16, 2015

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            Mervin from South Africa
            Superior Room
            Stayed 1 night in May 2019


            Very disappointed, too many disappointments to even list it down. From the time we got there to the end of our stay...terrible!!!!;

            Reviewed May 03, 2019

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            Very good
            Ntokozo from South Africa
            Family with teens
            Superior Room
            Stayed 2 nights in December 2022

            Very good”

            My family of four stayed at the hotel for the weekend and had booked two rooms. Check in was ok, the staff was friendly and welcoming, especially the male staff. We had requested inter leading rooms which were not provided.The two rooms booked were clean and comfortable.In one room , the lock was damaged ,so the door would not lock properly from inside. The breakfast was good but the queue was always to long due to waiting at the egg station..It would be great to separate the egg station from the main breakfast buffet area.Dinner was average. Overall facilities were good and the kids enjoyed the day activities.

            Reviewed January 05, 2023

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            Vusi from South Africa
            Solo traveler
            Superior Room
            Stayed 2 nights in December 2022

            Pleasant ”

            Great location Friendly staff

            Reviewed January 04, 2023

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