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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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Singapore
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3 hotel reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

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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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

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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Boston, Massachusetts
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15 reviews 15 reviews
5 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

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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Hertford, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week 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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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

With a day riddled with meetings all over the Peninsula. I had a meeting at the Protea Hotel, Breakwater Lodge at the Waterfront where (fortunately) the meeting turned into lunch, and we shared a mezze platter. The weather was clear, so we sat outside on the veranda. Beautiful view of the mountain and the V&A Waterfront. The only pity is... More

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

Dear Regine L, Thank you for your recent review on TripAdvisor about your experience at Protea Hotel Breakwater Lodge. We are thrilled to hear you enjoyed our mezze platter; we pride ourselves in our quality of fresh food. It is always such a pleasure to hear how our GUESTS enjoy the Hotel and Restaurant. We hope to welcome you and... More

Kochi (Cochin), India
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I chose to stay in this hotel for the most obvious reason; LOCATION and price. Simply the cheapest (star rated) in V&A Waterfront. This Hotel is located bang in the entrance of V&A Waterfront, opposite to the Twin Oceans Aquarium. The building is a historic piece and is part of Breakwater university campus. I was ready to expect a few... More

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

Dear Zackokeepmoving, WOW! Thank you very 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

Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
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19 reviews 19 reviews
12 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Stayed at Breakwater Lodge for three nights during a business trip. Staff were helpful and friendly. The hotel is at a great location, about 10 minutes (probably less) to the waterfront. Where there are more dining places and mall for shopping. The mall closes at 9pm, for whoever intends to shop after days work is convenient. Since I was there... More

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

Dear Kbblandi, 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

Athens
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38 reviews 38 reviews
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48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 via mobile

Stayed there for a week in Feb-March 2014. The best thing about this hotel is its location, just a few minutes walk from the Waterfront. Rooms were fine, breakfast excellent and the staff very helpful. Special thanks to Zolisa and Ebrahim for being so kind to assist us with all our needs. At the time we paid around 90 euros... More

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

Dear Themis_13, Thank you for taking the time to write your positive review on Tri Advisor. Your praise in particular about Zolisa and Ebrahim is most appreciated. We will be sure to pass your encouraging words on to them. We look forward to welcoming you back ‘home’ again soon. 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*
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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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Just a minute away from restaurants, theatres and shops, the Breakwater Lodge, one of the finest hotels operated by Protea Hotels, is perfectly positioned in the heart of the famous V&A Waterfront. Neighbouring the city, this hotel lies within easy reach of the best beaches, tourist hotspots and Cape Town International Airport. Once a 19th-century prison, the hotel today provides comfortable and affordable accommodation in Cape Town, a spectacular setting that looks out over the harbour and Table Mountain. Considered to be one of the premier Cape Town hotels, Protea Hotel Breakwater Lodge boasts bedrooms ranging from business to family suites. Each is equipped with a 22 inch LCD TV with satellite channels/radio and direct dial telephone and supplied with a welcome refreshment tray. ... more   less 
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