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Protea Hotel Breakwater Lodge

3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Portswood Road | Victoria and Alfred Waterfront, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
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Ranked #60 of 120 hotels in Cape Town Central
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 5 days ago
2014Deraj Vancouver, Canada
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Vancouver, Canada
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

As this was my husbands and I's first time in Cape town, we were very lucky to have stayed at the Breakwater lodge! The staff were so friendly and helpful. They always helped us with our transfers and suggestions for dinner. The rooms were nice, basic and clean, with a mini fridge and 2 safe's. The location was excellent! A... More

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PHBWLCPT, General Manager at Protea Hotel Breakwater Lodge, responded to this review

Dear 2014Deraj, Thank you for taking the time to give feedback regarding your stay at Protea Hotel Breakwater Lodge. It`s always good to hear that the STAFF was friendly, as this is what we strive to offer - Friendly GUEST service. I hope to welcome you back in the near future. Thank You & Kind Regards Colin Naiker General Manager More

Vancouver, Canada
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28 reviews 28 reviews
11 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This hotel room was clean, compact but comfortable, and conveniently located at the V&A Waterfront. Buffet breakfast was very good, as was the buffet dinner. If you want to stay in a (former) prison, this is it. Staff were very helpful and friendly. We stayed 4 nights.

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PHBWLCPT, General Manager at Protea Hotel Breakwater Lodge, responded to this review

Dear iTravelkeen, Thank you so much for your lovely comments on TripAdvisor. We really appreciate all comments from our GUESTS to ensure that we are meeting and exceeding all our GUEST`s expectations. I will convey your compliments regarding our breakfast & dinner buffet to our Chef. Once again, thank you for taking the time to give us your feedback, and... More

Annandale, Virginia
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83 reviews 83 reviews
11 hotel reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is right at the V&A Waterfront and quite safe to walk back and forth. The rooms are well appointed and has everything you need. A nice refrigerator, toileties and nice hot water. The buildings are a bit disjointed as it was once a prison and is not segmented with the hotel and the Business College. The Breakfast buffet is... More

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PHBWLCPT, General Manager at Protea Hotel Breakwater Lodge, responded to this review

Dear VisaLady, WOW, Thank you so much for the lovely, positive comments on TripAdvisor, and I would like to personally THANK YOU for taking the time to post your lovely comments. GUEST feedback is imperative for us to ensure we know what our GUESTS experience regarding our services and facilities offered, to be able to not only meet, but exceed... More

North Las Vegas
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30 reviews 30 reviews
12 hotel reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Hotel room was pretty basic but nicely decorated and clean. Morning buffet was ok. Hotel location is a definite plus - located near the V&A Waterfront with more shops and restaurants than we had time to visit during our four night stay. Hotel is also near the terminal for popular HOHO bus routes that travel around city.

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PHBWLCPT, General Manager at Protea Hotel Breakwater Lodge, responded to this review

Dear shakacruiser, Thank you for taking the time to review Protea Hotel Breakwater Lodge. We aspire to deliver contant great customer service to our GUESTS. We look forward to hosting you in the near future. Kind Regards, Colin Naiker More

Basingstoke, England, United Kingdom
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43 reviews 43 reviews
13 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This place used to be a prison.Not now,we were booked in here for B&B.On a lot of the walls were copies of original logs determining the sentances given out .[ie 2 months solitary confinement for bad behaviour]. Breakfast was very good,we never had dinner there we went elsewhere,but did use the Bar a bit in the afternoons,and the Bar Staff... More

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PHBWLCPT, General Manager at Protea Hotel Breakwater Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Spud C, A big thank you for taking the time to review Protea Hotel Breakwater Lodge. We are so pleased that you enjoyed our delightful breakfast! We aspire to deliver contant great customer service to our GUESTS and thank you for the valuable feedback concerning the STAFF. Kindly be assured that this will be addressed further with the department... More

Quatre Bornes, Africa
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9 reviews 9 reviews
9 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Conveniently situated near the V&A, impressive conversion of prison. Rooms are now much better after the renovation - still a little tight on space. Gym is not outstanding but has basic facilities. Service needs improvement and food quality was not the best.

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PHBWLCPT, General Manager at Protea Hotel Breakwater Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Shailesh B, Thank you for taking the time to give feedback regarding your stay at Protea Hotel Breakwater Lodge. GUEST feedback is imperative for us to ensure whether or not we are meeting and exceeding our GUESTS expectations, and without comments, we would never know when we are doing right, but more importantly, when we are doing wrong. I... More

Hampshire
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18 reviews 18 reviews
14 hotel reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We have just returned from our 4th visit to the Breakwater Lodge. We stayed in the same deluxe room as we had last year. I wrote to the hotel in advance and they allocated the room to us on arrival. It is an unusual set-up as the premises are shared with Cape Town University but this is no problem at... More

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PHBWLCPT, General Manager at Protea Hotel Breakwater Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Greygem Thank you so much for your lovely comments on TripAdvisor. We really appreciate all comments from our GUESTS to ensure that we are meeting and exceeding all our GUEST`s expectations. Once again, thank you for taking the time to give us your feedback, and we hope to welcome you back in the near future. Kind Regards, Colin Naiker More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We have stayed at this hotel a number of times. We liked it for its location- we have a child so it's important to be central and safe. We booked a room on line through booking.com for four adults and a cot back in sep. We sent a message along with the booking to check that the room was suitable... More

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PHBWLCPT, General Manager at Protea Hotel Breakwater Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Lydsyh, Thank you very much for taking the time to post your comments on TripAdvisor. GUEST feedback is imperative for us to ensure that we not only meet, but exceed all our GUESTS’ expectations. I was disappointed when I read your comments, as this is not the service and standards we are always proud to offer. Please accept my... More

Scotland
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70 reviews 70 reviews
19 hotel reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2014

I have stayed in this hotel before and on this trip with my husband we stayed here for 5 nights. For those who like the V&A Waterfront then this hotel is in a great location - easy walking distance to the Waterfront. The rooms are comfy and nicely decorated and spotlessly clean. Depending on which room you get it could... More

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PHBWLCPT, General Manager at Protea Hotel Breakwater Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Emma W, Thank you for your wonderful comments and for choosing to stay at Protea Hotel Breakwater Lodge. I am delighted that you enjoyed your time with us and that our V&A Waterfront location provided you with the perfect place to enjoy your time in Cape Town! Your compliments on our services and facilities are very much apretiated. It... More

2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2014 via mobile

The Lodge buildings have a very colourful history. The service was the best we have experienced in Cape Town. The location across the road from V&A Waterfront shopping, the hop on hop off bus terminal & other waterfront tourist attractions is perfect. The area is well lit, and co located with a major Sth African university the area is secure.... More

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PHBWLCPT, General Manager at Protea Hotel Breakwater Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Shauna P, Thank you for taking the time to give feedback regarding your stay at Protea Hotel Breakwater Lodge. GUEST feedback is imperative for us to ensure whether or not we are meeting and exceeding our GUESTS expectations, and without comments, we would never know when we are doing right, but more importantly, when we are doing wrong. Thank... More

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Additional Information about Protea Hotel Breakwater Lodge

Also Known As:
Protea Hotel Breakwater Cape Town Central
Protea Hotel Breakwater
Breakwater Hotel Cape Town
The Breakwater Hotel
Protea Hotel Breakwater Lodge Cape Town, South Africa
Address: Portswood Road | Victoria and Alfred Waterfront, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
Location: South Africa > Western Cape > Cape Town > Cape Town Central
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beverage Selection Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Spa Suites Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#44 Business Hotel in Cape Town Central
#60 Family Hotel in Cape Town Central
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Protea Hotel Breakwater Lodge 3*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Just a minute away from restaurants, theatres and shops, the Breakwater Lodge, one of the finest hotels operated by Protea Hotels, is perfectly positioned in the heart of the famous V&A Waterfront. Neighbouring the city, this hotel lies within easy reach of the best beaches, tourist hotspots and Cape Town International Airport. Once a 19th-century prison, the hotel today provides comfortable and affordable accommodation in Cape Town, a spectacular setting that looks out over the harbour and Table Mountain. Considered to be one of the premier Cape Town hotels, Protea Hotel Breakwater Lodge boasts bedrooms ranging from business to family suites. Each is equipped with a 22 inch LCD TV with satellite channels/radio and direct dial telephone and supplied with a welcome refreshment tray. ... more   less 
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