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Portswood Road | Victoria and Alfred Waterfront, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
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    4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

    4 nights here in the month of June. Very clean rooms with Tea and Coffee facilities. Good Spa treatment. Huge Breakfast selection. Switch off the powerful Air Con on a night to avoid a runny nose in the morning. Less than a 5 minute walk to the V&A waterfront. Very safe location.

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    4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015

    Great location! It's right on the Waterfront and within walking distance to all the attractions in the area including the hop on hop off bus. The hotel staff was amazing and very helpful. The rooms are nicely furnished and suited our purpose (5 adults in 2 rooms). My only complaint is that the doors to the bathrooms are frosted glass... More 

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    4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2015

    We stayed here for 4 nights as part of a secret escapes South Africa trip. The hotel is an old prison and that in itself creates an atmosphere of times gone by in the ever developing city of Cape town. Our room was a standard room and although small perfectly adequate for a short stay. The bathroom had a large... More 

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    4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015

    Minutes from V & A Waterfront, the hotel forms part of the university campus and is adequately furnished and comfortable. Bus to city centre on doorstep, otherwise city centre is a 10 minute stroll away. Excellent location.

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    3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015

    A very characterful hotel, the old prison stairs and many other small things are unique. Reception friendly, rooms are adequate, great location, breakfast as expected. A nice place from which to explore Cape Town

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    4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015

    My name is Nick Westermeyer. I am a quadriplegic from a gymnastics injury sustained at Michigan State University in April 1991 who is interested in global travel and participating in activities not normally associated with disabled people. I’m currently on an adventure that will explore worldwide handicapped accessibility. Many people have travel blogs, but there are none that I know... More 

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    3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015

    Situated a few blocks from V&A Harbor, this property is actually an old prison and co-located with a university. Excellent location. Very clean, ample parking./ Reception was very professional and polite. Rooms were clean and modern but seemed really small. More like a double bed than a queen. WiFi worked well. Nice breakfast with a very helpful kitchen staff. I... More 

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    3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

    No surprises here - this is a former prison converted to a hotel. My husband was teaching a course on the premises, so we had to stay here. Feels more like a dorm than a hotel. Location is good - right near the waterfront. I wouldn't stay here by choice.

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    4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015

    The Protea is an excellent budget hotel for traveller's who value a convenient location and can do without lots of opulence. The staff is efficient and friendly. The room was clean and offered all the needed amenities

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    5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015

    We stayed here for four nights on our recent SA holiday and were really very happy with our hotel choice. We arrived at 10am on a Saturday morning after a long 12 hour flight and, having emailed ahead to request an early check in if possible, were checked with no problems and shown to our cool, clean room. As previously... More 

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