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Protea Hotel Breakwater Lodge

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Portswood Road | Victoria and Alfred Waterfront, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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4 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

I stayed here for 5 or 6 nights in Jun-2015 (tripadvisor did not allow to choose older date, so I chose something else below). Excellent location, well-priced, clean. The place may not look like much from outside (more like a Hostel, as its combined with an MBA school) but the rooms are well maintained. At walking distance to the nearby... More 

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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Located across the street from the waterfront, where you can catch red double decker bus tour, shop, and find some of the best restaurants. Loice, Nandi, and Shahied are some of its best hotel staff. Hotel restaurant offers affordable buffet breakfast and dinner--great food and beverage selection. Rooms are modern, spacious, well appointed with sufficient outlets for a work station.... More 

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Oklahoma City
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Recently stayed 3 nights. Room was very nice, spacious, and clean. Friendly and helpful staff. Close to waterfront. Had dinner 1 night at hotel restaurant - "Build your own" pizza special. Was delicious.

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Durban, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Recently enjoyed a week's visit. Clean spacious room, very friendly and helpful staff. V close to hop on/ hop off buses, Waterfront (short walk) and Aquarium. Delicious breakfast with a great choice that sets you up for the day.

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

A good hotel with very pleasant and helpful staff. The room was large and had a view of table mountain, it also looked over a lovely courtyard garden. The fact that the hotel also housed the university business school was not a problem. The place was spotlessly clean,and interesting being an old prison; it was a very good location for... More 

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Greater London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The room was lovely, clean and spacious. The hotel was brilliantly located to the V&A Waterfront, just a short walk. The hotel staff were wonderful and the breakfast buffet delicious. The only odd part of the hotel was that it is shared with a graduate school. We started during the student holidays, so I think it could have been much... More 

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Gainesville, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This hotel is a very nice choice for a short business or sightseeing trip to Cape Town. The hotel is located near the V&A waterfront (5-8 minute walk) with plenty of restaurants and shopping on hand. Most conveniently, there is a sightseeing red bus, bus stop literally right across the street. The hotel pictures and website dont do it much... More 

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Durban, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Arriving in Cape Town on a cold Friday evening, the last thing you'd want to do is to be held up by hotel checking-in procedures and I was once again impressed by Protea hotel, so efficient and zero hassles! I was also very happy with the tidiness of the entire hotel plus the fact that its location is super convenient... More 

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Ottawa, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stayed in this hotel for two nights and enjoyed it. The location is superb, the rooms were clean and the staff were friendly. We did not make use of the restaurant. If your room is in the "cell block" portion, it does seem very much like you are walking through an institution because that part of its heritage will... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

4 nights here in the month of June. Very clean rooms with Tea and Coffee facilities. Good Spa treatment. Huge Breakfast selection. Switch off the powerful Air Con on a night to avoid a runny nose in the morning. Less than a 5 minute walk to the V&A waterfront. Very safe location.

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