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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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    5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    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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Melbourne, Australia
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8 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

This hotel is on the Waterfront so very convenient for tourists. It is part of a Business School so you have to walk through several corridors to get to the breakfast room which is small and very busy at times. Therefore it hard to get the attention of staff for service but the food is good. The rooms are small... More 

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Tokyo, Japan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

My cousin bro and I stayed at this delightful, luxurious hotel on our recent trip to Capetown. It is a prison converted to a hotel. Luxurious rooms. Great view. Excellent restaurants, great breakfast, efficient and kind staff.......front desk, restaurant, security. Location is great. Great view of table mountain. Close to the waterfront where there are many great restaurants and great... More 

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Harare, Mashonaland East, Zimbabwe
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I loved everything about this hotel except the staff who were a little more impersonal than other places I have been to. Maybe its because they are busy but I really felt like part of a conveyor belt. I would highly recommend the place though as it is close to everything VA Waterfront. Rooms are a little compressed but who... More 

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Port Elizabeth, South Africa
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This hotel has one of the best locations in Cape Town if you want to be close to the main tourist attractions, easy access to public transport, etc. Staff are friendly, food is good, rooms are clean and fitted out with the basics. Because of this the hotel is very popular with schools from overseas and can get a bit... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We were booked into this hotel for our week long conference and it worked out extremely well. Our room size was NOT small. It had two twin beds and space for a couch and coffee table, plus desk. The location was perfect as we were a very safe walk from the V&A Waterfront area where we could eat and shop... More 

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Maryland
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

First the great - this is a very convenient hotel as a base to explore Cape Town. The good - clean, comfortable rooms at a reasonable price. The fair - tiny rooms. The poor - slow wifi. I recommend this for short stays where all you need is a place to sleep at night. It is difficult to even open... More 

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Aarhus, Denmark
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The hotel is a part of one of University of Cape Towns Campuses (business school) which is placed in a former prison. Nice location, 5 minutes walk to the Waterfront and relative new rooms. The rooms are ok, but small, and the internet is very slow. The television is small, and with a very limited range of channels. Finally the... More 

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Edmonton, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Rooms were clean. Staff was so friendly and helpful. Breakfasts were excellent and the a la carte dinner menu was a pleasant surprise on a very rainy night when we did not want to walk 5 minutes to the Waterfront. Spent 7 nights in a quad family room. The family room was "cozy" but adequate for 4 adults because we... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We booked this accommodation because it was close to the waterfront and it was very reasonably priced. The rooms are small but that was fine too as we had many sight seeing things to do and intended to spend very little time in the room. The rooms are spotless. Wifi is very slow but it works - better early in... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This was definitely a good hotel. Room was comfortable. The only negative I have is that we booked a business suite, and got a couch. When we asked about this, they confirmed that this was what made it a business suite. The Wifi was good, the people friendly, and the "across the road from the V&A" was awesome. This is... More 

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