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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
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Durban, South Africa
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

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 3 days ago NEW

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 2 weeks ago

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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Atlanta, Georgia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great location! It's right on the Waterfront and within walking distance to all the attractions in the area including the hop on hop off bus. The hotel staff was amazing and very helpful. The rooms are nicely furnished and suited our purpose (5 adults in 2 rooms). My only complaint is that the doors to the bathrooms are frosted glass... More 

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Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed here for 4 nights as part of a secret escapes South Africa trip. The hotel is an old prison and that in itself creates an atmosphere of times gone by in the ever developing city of Cape town. Our room was a standard room and although small perfectly adequate for a short stay. The bathroom had a large... More 

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Minutes from V & A Waterfront, the hotel forms part of the university campus and is adequately furnished and comfortable. Bus to city centre on doorstep, otherwise city centre is a 10 minute stroll away. Excellent location.

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Cape Town, South Africa
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A very characterful hotel, the old prison stairs and many other small things are unique. Reception friendly, rooms are adequate, great location, breakfast as expected. A nice place from which to explore Cape Town

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Maineville, Ohio
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

My name is Nick Westermeyer. I am a quadriplegic from a gymnastics injury sustained at Michigan State University in April 1991 who is interested in global travel and participating in activities not normally associated with disabled people. I’m currently on an adventure that will explore worldwide handicapped accessibility. Many people have travel blogs, but there are none that I know... More 

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Los Angeles
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Situated a few blocks from V&A Harbor, this property is actually an old prison and co-located with a university. Excellent location. Very clean, ample parking./ Reception was very professional and polite. Rooms were clean and modern but seemed really small. More like a double bed than a queen. WiFi worked well. Nice breakfast with a very helpful kitchen staff. I... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

No surprises here - this is a former prison converted to a hotel. My husband was teaching a course on the premises, so we had to stay here. Feels more like a dorm than a hotel. Location is good - right near the waterfront. I wouldn't stay here by choice.

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