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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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Brussels
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This turned out to be a really nice surprise. The rooms were clean, spacious and perfectly maintained. The facilities are excellent. The bed linen was lovely. The staff were warm, courteous and professional. The location is excellent and you feel very safe- you can walk to the V&A in two minutes and it is opposite the aquarium. I would stay... More 

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Lebanon, Ohio, United States
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16 reviews 16 reviews
3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I think this is the best value in the area, I use this hotel as a base of opoerations for my tours and Shark diving. The staff there is wonderful , helpful, the location is perfect for the wharf and the aquarium , just grand

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

Dear Bill C, WOW! Thank you so much for the lovely, positive comments on Trip Advisor, and I would like to personally THANK YOU for taking the time to post your 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... More 

Geneva, Switzerland
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Hotel is a refurbished prison. Concept is nice, rooms are clean and offer sufficient space. The big and useless couch in the middle of the room is taking too much space. Bed is comfortable, shower warm and pleasant. Did not use the bath. A lot of choice at breakfast. Staff is overall friendly. Internet is complimentary but very slow. Hotel... More 

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

Dear Mick M, Thank you for your recent review on Trip Advisor about your experience at the Protea Hotel Breakwater Lodge. We have further taken note of the WIFI and have applied the necessary remedial action. How wonderful to know that you enjoyed your stay and to found our location to be of great benefit to you. We are glad... More 

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20 reviews 20 reviews
12 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Location is this hotel's forte! Situated directly in front of Cape Towns famous waterfront, the facility offers beautiful views of Cape Towns sights. Each corner offers a viewing lounge dedicated to a scene, The Stadium, Table Mountain and Waterfront. The rooms are very clean and cozy with modern amenities and even a personalized welcome letter from the staff. I have... More 

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

Dear Mangosdead, Thank you for staying for us and for the review. The location of our hotel is great to explore the many attractions Cape Town has to offer. I am glad you had a great visit to our city and hotel. We look forward to welcoming you back and recommending a few more places to visit. Kind Regards, Colin... More 

Minneapolis
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29 reviews 29 reviews
17 hotel reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Breakwater lodge is located in the Waterfront neighborhood, close to shopping, restaurants and has easy transportation to downtown. We walk around at night and it felt very safe. There is actually a lot of security in that neighborhood. The hotel is quiet, and the room are spacious and clean. There is coffee, tea and filtered water available in the... More 

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

Dear sild-o, Your feedback on Trip Advisor is much appreciated. Thank you for taking the time in doing so. How wonderful to know that you enjoyed your stay and to found our location to be of great benefit to you. Yes, our hotel is truly unique, which we believe assists us in making our valued GUESTS feel welcome and at... More 

London, United Kingdom
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26 reviews 26 reviews
19 hotel reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I stayed at the Protea Hotel Breakwater Lodge for six nights at the end of November. My stay was part of a package and included breakfast. I only ate breakfast once during my stay but there seemed to be a good selection of both hot and cold items. The hotel is a five minute walk from the shops, restaurants and... More 

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

Dear JBSTITCH, Thank you for your recent review on Trip Advisor about your experience at the Protea Hotel Breakwater Lodge. How wonderful to know that you enjoyed your stay and to found our location to be of great benefit to you. Yes, our hotel is truly unique, which we believe assists us in making our valued GUESTS feel welcome and... More 

Bonanza, null, Nicaragua
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We spent a weekend at this interesting hotel. The hotel comprises of 3 sections of an old prison complex, and shares the premises with a Business School. I spent the weekend wondering how to better work the space so as to keep the two separate, but was unable. Despite this almost surreal hotel/prison/business environment, there was no compromise on service... More 

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

Dear Andrew B, Thank you very much for taking the time to review Protea Hotel Breakwater Lodge. We are so pleased that you enjoyed your stay with us! We aspire to deliver constant 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... More 

Johannesburg, South Africa
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I was staying at the Protea Hotel Breakwater Lodge for the HIV research for prevention conference and I have to say it was a very comfortable stay indeed. The staff are very friendly and accommodating and the room was lovely. The bed was very comfortable and the shower was huge ! The only thing I would change about the room... More 

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

Dear coco-channell92, I would like to personally thank you for taking the time to post your lovely comments on Trip Advisor. We communicate all our comments to our STAFF and Management at our morning meetings and your comment left us motivated and smiling. I am delighted to know that the STAFF went the extra mile, and very proud to be... More 

Northville, Michigan
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22 reviews 22 reviews
5 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

We were fortunate enough to choose this hotel for our Cape Town vacation. We picked it due to the location near thee V & A Waterfront and we were not disappointed. It is within walking distance of everything that the waterfront has to offer. It is also close to the Hop on and Off Red Bus stop. However, besides the... More 

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

Dear janet d, WOW! Thank you so much for the lovely, positive comments on Trip Advisor! 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... More 

Brampton, Canada
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95 reviews 95 reviews
29 hotel reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

Stayed at the hotel which used to be a prison for white inmates. Each end represents a tower. The hotel is basic in nature with average sized rooms, but well maintained. The reception desk staff was very welcoming and changed rooms on request without a hassle.They were also helpful in arranging a tour to Cape Point. The dinner buffet at... More 

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

Dear DrZeeCanada, Your feedback on Trip Advisor is much appreciated. Thank you for taking the time in doing so. How wonderful to know that you enjoyed your stay and to found our location to be of great benefit to you. Yes, our hotel is truly unique, which we believe assists us in making our valued GUESTS feel welcome and at... 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
#47 Business Hotel in Cape Town Central

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