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Protea Hotel Breakwater Lodge

3.0 of 5 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
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Montreal, Canada
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31 reviews 31 reviews
18 hotel reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We stayed at this hotel for 4 nights and unfortunately I was not impressed! I will tell you the positive first: location- very well situated Breakfast was nice also. Many choices and great presentation. The not so great: The rooms are small and consequently the beds are small! The room we stayed at had view of other rooms! We asked... More 

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Danville, Ca
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58 reviews 58 reviews
23 hotel reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Spent 4 nights. The best location for the price. POSITIVES: -Safe well lit location at Victoria Wharf complex with a lot of security. -Above average breakfast buffet. -Across street from main ticket office and first stop for Hop on Hop Off double decker tourist buses. (Buy a 2 day pass, 270R). -10 minute walk to dozens of quality restaurants. -Very... More 

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

Dear TomBrodehl, Thank you for your recent review on Trip Advisor about your experience at the Protea Hotel Breakwater Lodge. 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 your expectations every time you stay with us. We have further... More 

Horley, United Kingdom
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19 reviews 19 reviews
8 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We spent 4 days between Christmas & New Year and were very impressed at the welcome and friendliness of the staff, especially Templeton. The room was bright and airy with a lovely seating area and view of Table mountain. The location was perfect being right by the V & A waterfront, as there were no cars for rental in Cape... More 

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

Dear Pietronella E, Thank you for your recent review on Trip Advisor about your experience at the Protea Hotel Breakwater Lodge. We are glad to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us and that this has gained your stamp of approval. We have passed your words of praise on to Templeton and have congratulated him on a job well... More 

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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The hotel is next to the v&a waterfront and so has easy access to plenty of restaurants and shops as well bus stops for the city sightseeing buses and the myciti buses. There is also a taxi rank near by so the centre of Cape Town is easy to get to. Greenpoint is also close by. The hotel staff are... More 

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

Dear 123oleary, We thank you for the great review. It is always so lovely to hear our guests had such a great time with us. Thank you very much for sharing your experience. Looking forward to welcome you back in the near future! Regards, Colin Naiker General Manager More 

Vanderbijlpark, South Africa
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20 reviews 20 reviews
3 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

It is a hotel with a wonderful history and a great location. It is a short walk from the V&A Waterfront, which is a must do whether it's your first time in Cape Town or you are as good as a local. I would also recommend that you enjoy all of your meals at the Waterfront, as you will be... More 

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

Dear CharlesV78, This is a lovely review thanks so much! Our hotel has such a great location and we are delighted you got to enjoy the best of it and the amazing surroundings. Hopefully, you will visit us again soon; we look forward to having you! Regards, Colin Naiker General Manager More 

Farnborough, United Kingdom
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27 reviews 27 reviews
22 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Excellent location - short walk to V&A Waterfront (for restaurants, shops, attractions like the aquarium & hop-on hop-off bus stop). I stayed here for the 2nd time last month - room appeared to have been recently refurbished though it was not particularly large. Good aircon. Layout of site is odd - juxtaposition of hotel buildings and the University business school... More 

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

Dear Eleanor C, This is a lovely review thanks so much! Our hotel has such a great location and we are delighted you got to enjoy the best of it and the amazing surroundings. 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... More 

Sweden
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30 reviews 30 reviews
11 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Good hotel in great location. Service minded staff. Layout of hotel a bit strange due to the fact that the building was before a prison. Skip the breakfast and have a better breakfast at Volo by the V&A. Pool would have been nice to have at the hotel.

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

Dear SwedenBengt, Thank you for your kind and honest review. We do strive to exceed all expectations across all areas of service delivery and value your input. Kind Regards, Colin Naiker General Manager More 

Kuwait City, Kuwait
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a great location to be based out of, if you intend to spend time at the V&A Waterfront. All the restaurants and shops are literally 2 mins walk. You have immediate access to the Aquarium, Watershed Market, V&A Mall, Diamond Museum etc which is great because you can take a nice walk around this area any time of... More 

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

Dear CliveF, Thank you so much for taking the time to write such a lovely and comprehensive review of your stay with us! With regards to the WIFI, we're constantly working on improving this service for our guests and we will look into this matter. We're glad you found us to be a good choice for Cape Town and we... More 

Kampala
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A quiet hotel located near the Cape town CBD and very close to the water front. The amenities are good, they offered us a very good family room and we enjoyed our stay. We moved around the town on foot from the hotel. Our one and half years girl enjoyed moving from the parents side to the brothers side. The... More 

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

Dear 704bettyn, We are thrilled that you enjoyed your stay with us and thank you very much for sharing your experience with our delicious world class breakfast, spacious rooms and of course our location that has probably the best view of Table Mountain! We hope to see you and your family again soon. Kind Regards, Colin Naiker General Manager More 

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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The hotel offers a warm and likeable feeling. The history of the venue adds to its old charm. Close to the W&A and moving around Cape Town easy. Great staff and people. The hotel also offers great access to the V&A Would stay here again.

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

Dear Felani B, Such kind words thank you very much. Besides the amazing location that you enjoyed so much we are very happy our staff took such great care of you. Kind Regards, Colin Naiker General Manager More 

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Address: Portswood Road | Victoria and Alfred Waterfront, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
Location: South Africa > Western Cape > Cape Town > Cape Town Central
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Protea Hotel Breakwater Lodge 3*
Number of rooms: 191
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Also Known As:
Protea Hotel Breakwater Cape Town Central
Breakwater Hotel Cape Town
The Breakwater Hotel
Protea Hotel Breakwater Lodge Cape Town, South Africa
Hotel Style:
#21 Spa Hotel in Cape Town Central
#48 Business Hotel in Cape Town Central

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