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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
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

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 3 days ago NEW

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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40 reviews 40 reviews
16 hotel reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

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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205 reviews 205 reviews
97 hotel reviews
139 helpful votes 139 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

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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62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

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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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The Protea is an excellent budget hotel for traveller's who value a convenient location and can do without lots of opulence. The staff is efficient and friendly. The room was clean and offered all the needed amenities

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london
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed here for four nights on our recent SA holiday and were really very happy with our hotel choice. We arrived at 10am on a Saturday morning after a long 12 hour flight and, having emailed ahead to request an early check in if possible, were checked with no problems and shown to our cool, clean room. As previously... More 

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Adelaide, Australia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

After 20 nights on the Queen Mary 2 from Australia this was a good choice in Cape Town for us.. Rooms adequate, staff friendly, food really good. The Hotel is part of a Campus. Across road from markets and shopping, also the hop on/off bus

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Good enough hotel, a converted prison and you know that when you walk around, same metal staircases etc..... Good experience . average rooms and mid-market prices. Wouldn't go there more than once, quite well located.

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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22 reviews 22 reviews
15 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stayed for 2 nights recently on a quick trip to Cape Town to visit family and the hotel was really great! Good location by two oceans aquarium and waterfront and few minutes drive to sea point and camps bay! Really friendly staff and clean hotel! Really good rooms and breakfast was excellent, will go back!

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