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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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Johannesburg, South Africa
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

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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Northville, Michigan
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22 reviews 22 reviews
5 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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 1 week ago

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

home
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34 reviews 34 reviews
27 hotel reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed at this hotel through Friendly Planet tours. The location was excellent. There is shopping and numerous restaurants about 10 minutes away by walking. We were able to eat out a few nights on the waterfront. It was great. This is same waterfront where you can take a boat to Robbens Island (prison Nelson Mandela was incarcerated). The room... More

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

Dear sydtayscott, Thank you for your feedback on Trip Advisor. We are thrilled that you enjoyed your stay and that your all round experience was such a pleasant one. 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... More

Port Macquarie
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86 reviews 86 reviews
38 hotel reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a pretty standard hotel used by tourists and business people due to its prime location near the waterfront and University of Cape Town Graduate School of Business (this linked to the hotel and has some very interesting historic buildings). I stayed here for 3 nights and was quite impressed. My room was spacious and well set out. The... More

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

Dear Debbie_in_Port, Thank you for staying with us and for the lovely review. I have shared your compliments with Lee and the TEAM and it has left everyone motivated and smiling. The hotel location is ideal for both business and leisure visits to Cape Town! Our valued GUESTS have access to many restaurants, shops and tourist activities. Also thank you... More

El Cerrito, California
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63 reviews 63 reviews
12 hotel reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I know that most of the reviews about this hotel are positive but my experience differs (and differs from most of my other hotel experiences). I stayed here for 3 nights as part of a Road Scholar tour. The troubles began with checkin. We stayed at many places in a tour of Southern Africa (South Africa, Zimbabwe, and Botswana) and... More

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

Dear Michael F, Thank you very much for taking the time to post your comments on Trip Advisor. GUEST feedback is imperative for us to ensure that we not only meet, but exceed all our GUESTS’ expectations. I was disappointed when I read your comments, as this is not the service and standards we are always proud to offer. Please... More

North Bay, Canada
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37 reviews 37 reviews
27 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed at the Breakwater Lodge as part of a Friendly Planet trip to Cape Town. Excellent choice. Our room was spacious and well-appointed - very modern. Very quiet. Bed extremely comfortable. Great location, within walking distance of Victoria Wharf. Staff friendly, helpful and polite. Buffet breakfast included. Lot of choice. Would return to a lovely city and an excellent... More

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

Dear Ilishm, Thank you so much for the lovely, positive comments on Trip Advisor. 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. Looking forward to welcome you back in the near... More

Benahavis, Spain
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had been looking at self catering on the Marina but stopped in a family room.On site parking clean rooms slightly small bed fir me at 6ft3 but slept well.Friendly helpful staff. The location is so handy without paying sone of the silly Waterfront prices. This being my 7th trip to The Cape we used to stop with family in... More

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

Dear Chris H, Thank you so much for your lovely comments on Trip Advisor. We really appreciate all comments from our GUESTS to ensure that we are meeting and exceeding all our GUEST`s expectations. We hope to welcome you back in the near future for your next family holiday in Cape Town. Kind Regards, Colin Naiker General Manager More

Reno
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Breakwater was the first of our accomodations on a 15 day motorcycle trip with Renedian Adventures. The room was fine. Quiet, clean and comfortable. Centrally located, we had easy access to the Hop On Hop Off Bus Tour (well worth it) and the Greek restaraunt on the harbor (great meal!). The breakfast buffet was just the thing to fuel... More

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

Dear Evan F, Thank you for your feedback on Trip Advisor. We are thrilled that you enjoyed your stay and that your all round experience was such a pleasant one. We look forward in welcoming you back with next year’s motorcycle trip! Kind Regards, Colin Naiker General Manager More

Bunbury
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69 reviews 69 reviews
14 hotel reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

You could not get a better place to stay in Cape Town for a reasonable price. Ok the beds and rooms maybe on the small side ok they are. However its location , its unique layout far out way the size. You are across from the hop on hop off depot, the aquarium, the dock for Robbon island, down the... More

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

Dear Wendy066, 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. GUEST feedback is imperative for us to ensure we know what our GUESTS experience regarding our services... 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

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