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Port Elizabeth
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36 reviews
18 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 June 2016

What a disaster this was... Well ended up checking in at the hotel with doubt in my mind but did it anyway how right was i about this after hearing from locals not to go there but for the price we went not expecting much... While was there the air-con was not working but eventually came on just to wake... More 

1 Thank Armand G
London, United Kingdom
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25 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 January 2014

Ok value for money, but this hotel could be so much better. A/C wasn't working, but we did have fans in our rooms. No fridge in the room which was a bummer. Pool wasn't very clean and breakfast was below average, we stuck with cereal and went elsewhere for proper breakfast. High noise levels at all hours and management didn't... More 

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Sandton, South Africa
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13 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 November 2013 via mobile

The hotel has had a name change it's now called Ballito Lodge Staff friendly & accommodating (let me check-in early. Room was spacious & clean. General appearance feels like they're not keeping up with maintenance. It looks like they tried to make it look fancy on the cheap. Definitely a 3 star accommodation. Overall feeling is that OK, especially if... More 

Thank fantafunbus
Durban, South Africa
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56 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 October 2013

I booked at above hotel about a month ago, as we had a wedding to attend in Ballito. They insisted that we pay in full prior to check in... well now I know why! I phoned on Friday just to confirm my booking and that all was in order. On arrival on a hot Durban summer's day we had to... More 

3 Thank wilnaventer
BallitoLodge, Manager at Life Hotel Ballito, responded to this review

Dear Wilnaventer Thank you for your feedback, it is very much appreciated and it a great asset for us to learn and move forward from. Just to explain I represent the new Management Company that is taking over the Management of the property and we have seen that there is a serious need for refurbishments and upgrades on the current... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 January 2013

I am writing this sitting on the bed of this hotel. We did not sleep well last night. A conference took place during the day - Friday. SSome guests either stayed overnight or new ones booked in. The noise was unbeafable. Doors slamming, shouting at the top of gheir voices. The staff are no better. At around 5 each morning... More 

11 Thank Swingers696969
Durban, South Africa
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6 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 December 2012

Our family from NZ decided to book at Life Ballito for Christmas....By far the worst hotel I've ever stayed at. I called the night before we check-in to ask for an earlier check-in, which was agreed to. We arrived only to be told our rooms aren't ready and the electricity was faulty anyway so the computer booking system can't be... More 

Kimberley, South Africa
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38 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 May 2012

We stayed at the Life hotel in Ballito only for a weekend. We had a wedding in the surrounding area. Ballito is a wonderful place to visit all year round. The Hotel is not close to the ocean (Not within walking distance). It is within walking distance of a mall or two. I booked over the internet and it all... More 

3 Thank jurief
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4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 May 2012

My partner and I booked into Signiture Life hotel in ballito expecting a comfortable, and nice stay for 2 nights. We were not expecting the ritz or a luxury hotel in any way. What we got was a terribly uncomfortable stay in a hotel that looked like it had been slapped together in 5minutes. Before i continue i would like... More 

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Paid Wifi
  • Paid Internet
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Shuttle Bus Service
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Laundry Service
  • Concierge
  • Self-Serve Laundry
  • Conference Facilities
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The Ballito Lodge is conveniently situated just 5 minutes from the world famous beaches of Ballito and just 10 min from the King Shaka International Airport. This makes it a perfect place for accommodation and conferencing. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Life Hotel Ballito

Address: Nandi Mthembu Drive, Ballito 4399, South Africa
Region: South Africa > KwaZulu-Natal > Ballito
Price Range: €56 - €66 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Life Hotel Ballito 3*
Number of rooms: 50
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