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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 102 hotels in Cape Town Central
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    5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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Kochi (Cochin), India
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19 reviews 19 reviews
10 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW 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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Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
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19 reviews 19 reviews
12 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

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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30 reviews 30 reviews
29 hotel reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago 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

Vladivostok
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Didn't stay at the hotel, which I understand is reasonable - price and quality OK, and the staff excellent. However, I did have lunch at the restaurant. A glass of house red wine and a so-called "Summer Salad". The house red was a reasonable wine, but at a cost of ZAR40 for a 150 ml dribble was, to my mind,... More

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

Dear BrozlikM, Thank you for your recent review on TripAdvisor about Protea Hotel Breakwater Lodge. I would like to apologise for the disappointment you experienced during your recent visit. Your patronage at our hotel and restaurant 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... More

Johannesburg, South Africa
2 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was my home 7 nights which felt like forever! I did not like the vibes at the hotel as it used to be a prison. It is the perfect destination for tourists who want to know how it feels like to sleep in a prison. The hotel is linked to the UCT Graduate School of Business which is great... More

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

Dear Mamodise M, 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 in the near future! Kind Regards, Colin Naiker General Manager More

Paarl, South Africa
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62 reviews 62 reviews
33 hotel reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our family spent one night here, it was clean, comfortable and friendly. If you need a place to put your head without all the trappings then this is it. Close to the Watefront, you can walk everywhere.

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

Dear Travelgigg, We are so delighted that you had a wonderful time staying at the Protea Hotel Breakwater Lodge. Thanks very much for the kinds words. Hope to have you back with us again very soon. Kind Regards, Colin Naiker General Manager More

Western Cape, South Africa
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Long story short: I got engaged over the weekend and the hotel staff went out of their way to make it a memorable evening. Nothing was an issue for them - They assisted with getting my "accomplice" into the room before my check-in to set the room up for me, they surprised my fiance and me with a bottle of... More

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

Dear avata_jo, It makes us very happy to read such a wonderful review and we are glad that you had an enjoyable and memorable stay with us. Congratulations on your engagement – wishing you both a great future together. Thank you very much once again for staying with us and we hope to see you again in the near future.... More

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27 reviews 27 reviews
12 hotel reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stayed at the premises for a week and thoroughly enjoyed the hospitality, the hotel was close to the vna waterfront, and two oceans aquarium. The rooms are modern and lighting in the rooms can be improved. overall had a pleasant stay

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

Dear Yusuf11223, Thank you for your recent review on TripAdvisor about your experience at the Protea Hotel Breakwater Lodge. We are glad to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us and that this has gained your stamp of approval. Thank you for your positive feedback. We hope to see you back in the near future. Kind Regards, Colin Naiker... More

Zurich, Switzerland
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11 reviews 11 reviews
11 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I was there for a week, and I enjoy a lot the business room in the building 1. It is clean and very large. And I like the sofa in the room. the people are very friendly. i didn't eat the breakfast there, instead go to the waterfront to have one. for me the price is reasonable. and the location... More

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

Dear yijian g, Thank you for taking the time to write your review. We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay. We have further taken note of the WIFI and have applied the necessary remedial action. We hope to welcome you back at Protea Hotel Breakwater Lodge very soon! Kind Regards, Colin Naiker General Manager More

Manhattan Beach, California
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15 reviews 15 reviews
5 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I love that it used to be a prison. I had a spacious room and was very comfortable. There is no pool but I didn't need one. The location is excellent, safe, easy to access everything. The value for money was incredible.

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

Dear Michelebration, WOW, Thank you so much for the lovely, positive comments on TripAdvisor! I would like to personally THANK YOU for taking the time to post your lovely comments and images. 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

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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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Bar / Lounge Beverage Selection Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Spa Suites Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
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#22 Spa Hotel in Cape Town Central #49 Business Hotel in Cape Town Central
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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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