The Tides Inn

591 Marine Drive, BluffDurban4052South Africa
Bed & Breakfast
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About The Tides Inn

Set on a seaside hilltop in the scenic suburb of Bluff, The Tides Inn boasts a well-landscaped garden and a sun terrace with elegant wooden floors. The city centre of Durban and Moses Mabhida Stadium are within ten miles from the inn.

Offering panoramic views over the Indian Ocean, the airy rooms are furnished with flat screen satellite TV, mini-fridge, and coffee & tea making facilities. Private bathrooms with free toiletries and hairdryer are also fitted in all rooms.

The Tides Inn features a shared lounge area with cosy seating areas and a private parking space. Free Wi-Fi access is available in all areas of the guesthouse.

Full English breakfast is served in the dining room daily, coupled with splendid ocean views. A nice selection of restaurants, cafes, and shops are within a 20-minute walking distance, which include Nando’s Restaurant and Green Dolphin Restaurant.

Bluff Hillside Mall and Bluff Golf Course are within a five-minute drive from the property.


591 Marine Drive, Bluff, Durban, 4052, South Africa
Telephone: +27(0)761511175 | Official Homepage

Top amenities

  • WiFi
  • Kitchen / Kitchenette
  • A/C
  • Parking
  • Balcony / Terrace
  • Washing machine
  • TV / Entertainment
  • Hairdryer
  • Pool
  • Non-smoking rooms

All amenities

Room facilities

  • Air conditioning
  • Bathroom with shower
  • Desk

Arrival / Departure

  • Check-in: 14:00
  • Check-out: 10:00

Positive Reviews

Panoramic Ocean Views

Guests loved the exhilarating views of a beautiful sunrise, which can be seen from the rooms’ own terrace. With a panoramic view of the sea, the rooms are ideal for those who wish to enjoy a relaxing stay. Additionally, guests also adore the sound of the ocean – something that is therapeutic for many.

Modern and Neat rooms

The rooms are complete with all the necessary amenities for a comfortable stay. Everything is already provided including a mini fridge and an efficient air-conditioner. Each room is also well-maintained and thoroughly cleaned on a daily basis.

Scrumptious Breakfast Meal

Guests are amazed by their breakfast experience, as the dining area is surrounded by a beautiful and calming garden along with lovely ocean views. Furthermore, the full breakfast included eggs, sausages, chips, bacon and many more- sure to satisfy those who are hungry!

Negative Reviews

Far from the Centre of Durban

The inn is quite far from the centre of Durban and within a five-minute drive from the restaurants. Guests feel that this is a bit inconvenient, especially because public transport is not easily accessible as well.

Small Rooms, Limited TV Channels

Despite having immaculate, well-appointed rooms with modern decor, guests indicated they are a bit cramped for their liking. Moreover, the lack of TV channels and decent Internet access is also disheartening.

Rating Overview

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8.4 /10
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8.4 out of 10 based on 12 reviews