Terms of Residence

Please read the following terms of residence carefully: confirmation of the reservation implies that the guest or their booking agent has read these terms of residence and agrees to the terms of residence.

The lounge, bar and entertainment area is for the use of all the guests residing at the Blue Marlin. For your convenience and pleasure a courtesy bar is available. Your will find a folder marked with your room number at the bar, please indicate your drinks and snacks in this folder for which you will be invoiced at the end of your stay. The courtesy bar closes at 22h00.

Should change be required for the pool table, please ask one of your hosts.

Safes are provided in each of our rooms for the safekeeping of your valuables, a key voucher is to be signed acknowledging receipt of the safe key, this voucher will be cancelled on return of the safe key. A levy of R400-00 will be invoiced for failure to return the safe key voucher. Should a power adapter be required, these are available at reception, should the adapter not be returned, the replacement amount will be charged to the Guest's account.

Please complete the residence form on arrival, completion of this form binds the guest to the terms of residence and provides the management of the Blue Marlin with your details as well as your choice of breakfast and the time that you would like breakfast served. This information is imperative to make your stay at the Blue Marlin a memorable and comfortable one. At the time of check-in please supply the Blue Marlin reception with positive identification.

The kitchen is open from 06h30 to 08h30 weekdays and 07:00 to 09:00 weekends. The rooms are to be vacated by noit later than 10h00 on the day of departure and the room keys are to be handed in at reception. A levy of R600-00 will be charged for the replacement of the room keys, should they be mislaid or removed from the premises after departure.

An Ala-carte menu for dinners and light meals may be ordered from the reception desk on arrival or from the kitchen. Dinners are served daily until 19h30

The amenities such as the bar, pool table and swimming pool are for the use of all our valued guests as such we request that this request be respected and that the noise level is to be kept down after 22h00 in the evening.

As the residence is for bed and breakfast only, please note that the kitchens and cooking facilities are out of bounds for the guest's, unless the room occupied is a self-catering unit.

Laundry bags are supplied in the rooms, please deposit any laundry that you wish to be cleaned in these bags, ensuring that all articles are marked off on the laundry list provided. The laundry bag is to be left on your bed for the room service to have the articles cleaned.

We respect the opinion of each and every guest that stays with us at the Blue Marlin and as such we can only address items that are incorrect or out of place when these are brought to our attention. To this objective an evaluation form is provided and we request that you complete one of these forms on your departure.

Should there be any shortcoming to ensuring that your stay with us at the Blue Marlin is comfortable please do not hesitate to call on one of your hosts for resolution.

In the ever-changing world in which we live, it is necessary to enforce stricter measures. For this reason, only our guests are permitted in the accommodation areas. Our hosts/security personnel have been instructed to enforce this rule. Please do not invite strangers to your room. Right of admission is reserved by the proprietors of the Blue Marlin Guest House.

The Blue Marlin, its agents and/or employees are not liable for any loss or damage to the property or possessions of any guest, resident or visitor, whether such damages were caused by fire, theft or otherwise. The Blue Marlin, its agents and/or employees are not liable for any personnel injuries of whatsoever nature sustained by a guest, resident or visitor.

The guest agrees to pay not later than the time of departure, the room rate as determined by the Blue Marlin, for the period of his residence together with the costs of additional food and beverage, VAT, taxes and any other costs arising from the period of residence.

The guest is duly authorised to sign and bind his principal to these conditions of residence and failing such authority, agrees to be personally liable for all amounts arising from the period of residence for him/herself and accompanying party.

The guest consents to the jurisdiction of the Magistrate’s Court of Richards Bay having jurisdiction over the guest in respect of any proceedings in connection with the term of residence. Notwithstanding the foregoing the Blue Marlin shall have the right of instituting all or any proceedings connected with the residence of the guest in any division of the Supreme Court of South Africa having jurisdiction.