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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 #59 of 103 Hotels in Cape Town Central
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 1 week ago
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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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London, England
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75 reviews 75 reviews
15 hotel reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a family room which was very reasonable as the hotel was walking distance to the V&A Waterfront shops etc. The hotel was functional rather than luxurious. The staff were very friendly and the room was clean and had a fridge. Our son had a separate room adjoining which was nice (only booked one family room). A microwave, ice... More

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

Dear anita3695, Thank you for taking the time to write your positive review on Trip Advisor. We were delighted to read that you enjoyed your stay and found our location to be of great benefit to you. GUEST feedback is imperative for us to ensure we know what our GUESTS experience regarding our services and facilities offered, to be able... More

Sequim, WA
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85 reviews 85 reviews
38 hotel reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed here over a weekend. There were some great "advance payment" options online. We were very convenient to the waterfront. Right across from the Two Seas Aquarium. Walking distance to the Robben Island tours. Lots of restaurants and the huge mall nearby. Staff at the hotel was friendly and helpful. Wifi worked great. The rooms we stayed in were... More

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

Dear SequimWATraveler, 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

Perth, Australia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Comfortable modern accommodation well positioned within walking distance to the trendy and exciting Waterfront precinct. Excellent 'in-hotel' facilities - WiFi in room - good service especially liked the spacious hospitality lounge on room level.

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

Dear Noel B, Thank you 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 all our GUESTS. We look forward to hosting you in the near future. Kind Regards, Colin Naiker General Manager More

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15 reviews 15 reviews
11 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We travelled as part of a tour. The location is great. Breakfast fabulous. Room small but modern, clean, great bathroom, room safe. As all hotels there is not enough room for two pretty average bags but we managed. Location is great...in tourist Central but safe and right next to shops and restaurants. Wifi is fine.

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

Dear Christine N, Thank you for taking the time to write your review. We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay. Your comments are much appreciated, and we hope to have the privilege of welcoming you back to Protea Hotel Breakwater Lodge soon again. Kind Regards, Colin Naiker General Manager More

Singapore
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Don't stay in this hotel! The room was small and not sound-proof. Our sleep was interrupted by rowdy guests shouting along the corridor and doors slamming in the week hours of the morning. They don't replenish the complimentary water bottles and tissue box like most hotels do. We only received one complimentary bottle of water and tissue box for the... More

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

Dear Queenbee1803, Thank you for your recent review on Trip Advisor about Protea Hotel Breakwater Lodge. I would like to apologise for the disappointment you experienced during your recent stay. Your patronage at our hotel is held at high esteem and we would like to restore your faith in our product. Please email me at gm@bwl.co.za as we would like... More

Rio de Janeiro
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42 reviews 42 reviews
16 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The hotel is very close to the V&A Waterfront with some quite comfortable rooms. The bathrooms could be a bit better but nothing that compromises the stay. Overall is a good value for what you pay. Although I've stayed in the modern building, it's fun to visit the other part which used to be a prison.

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

Dear GabrielRJ, 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

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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19 reviews 19 reviews
3 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This hotel has a great location, very nice rooms and excellent breakfast. Loved the warm cream for your coffee or tea. Great place to stay. Would recommend to couples, families and business travelers .

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

Dear Sherry P, 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... More

Boston, Massachusetts
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16 reviews 16 reviews
5 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This hotel was great! It was a 5 minute walk to the waterfront and an easy drive to pretty much anywhere else you would want to go to in Cape Town. The staff was really nice and helpful. The rooms were perfectly clean. The rooms are not super fancy but are updated, modern, and clean. It also includes free breakfast... More

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

Dear TravelerRach, We are so happy that you had an enjoyable stay with us. Thank you very much for the wonderful feedback. Hope to welcome you back at Protea Hotel Breakwater Lodge very soon! Kind Regards, Colin Naiker General Manager More

Hertford, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We (parents plus 2 teenage children) stayed at the Breakwater Lodge for 3 days in July. It's an unusual place - a prison converted into part hotel and part business school - but serves the purpose for a comfortable, but basic, base for a family visit to Cape Town at a reasonable price. And it's well situated close to the... More

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

Dear Paul C, Thank you for taking the time to write your constructive review on Trip Advisor. We would like to apologize most sincerely for your disappointing experience concerning the showers. Please know that your concerns have been taken to heart and addressed with our Maintenance Manager, who has taken the necessary action to avoid such inconvenience from re-occurring. Once... More

Abidjan
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76 reviews 76 reviews
45 hotel reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

I have been here before and I cam back again. Located right at V&A Waterfront, with great dinning and great sleep quality. This is one hotel that I will always feel comfortable in. The service is great and infrastructure well maintained. I really really loved the "earTHerapy Africa" product brand. I could come back just for that!

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

Dear NnennaWestAfrica, Thank you for taking the time to write your positive review on Trip Advisor. Your praise in particular about our STAFF is most appreciated. We will be sure to pass your encouraging words on to them. How wonderful that you enjoyed our "earTHerapy Africa" products! We look forward to welcoming you back ‘home’ again soon. Kind regards, Colin... 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*
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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

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