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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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    5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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Stockholm, Sweden
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70 reviews 70 reviews
70 hotel reviews
76 helpful votes 76 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

During my first visit to South Africa and Cape Town recently, I decided to stay at the Protea Breakwater Lodge after quite extensive research. We decided that we wanted to stay in the V&A Waterfront to be able to be out at night without having to resort to taxis etc, since it’s advised to not walk around in the city... More 

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

Dear Pakk, 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 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 

Beder, Arhus, Denmark
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 via mobile

Hotel in former prison which means small rooms with shared bathroom (family room). We were traveling with golf bags, in that case you need a family room. But walking distance to V&A and opposite the aquarium.

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

Dear Kirsten P, Your feedback on Trip Advisor is much appreciated. Thank you for taking the time in doing so. How wonderful to know that found our location to be of great benefit to you. We look forward in welcoming you back again soon. Kind regards, Colin Naiker General Manager More 

Montreal, Canada
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31 reviews 31 reviews
18 hotel reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015 via mobile

We stayed at this hotel for 4 nights and unfortunately I was not impressed! I will tell you the positive first: location- very well situated Breakfast was nice also. Many choices and great presentation. The not so great: The rooms are small and consequently the beds are small! The room we stayed at had view of other rooms! We asked... More 

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

Dear Niloo1366, Thank you for the constructive review. While we're pleased you enjoyed the convenience of the hotel's location, we will certainly look into the issue you raised regarding the staff at the front desk. We need to know when we have done right, but more importantly, when we have done wrong as well. Your feedback has therefore been truly... More 

Danville, Ca
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62 reviews 62 reviews
24 hotel reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

Spent 4 nights. The best location for the price. POSITIVES: -Safe well lit location at Victoria Wharf complex with a lot of security. -Above average breakfast buffet. -Across street from main ticket office and first stop for Hop on Hop Off double decker tourist buses. (Buy a 2 day pass, 270R). -10 minute walk to dozens of quality restaurants. -Very... More 

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

Dear TomBrodehl, Thank you for your recent review on Trip Advisor about your experience at the Protea Hotel Breakwater Lodge. 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. We have further... More 

Horley, United Kingdom
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19 reviews 19 reviews
8 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

We spent 4 days between Christmas & New Year and were very impressed at the welcome and friendliness of the staff, especially Templeton. The room was bright and airy with a lovely seating area and view of Table mountain. The location was perfect being right by the V & A waterfront, as there were no cars for rental in Cape... More 

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

Dear Pietronella E, Thank you for your recent review on Trip Advisor 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. We have passed your words of praise on to Templeton and have congratulated him on a job well... More 

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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

The hotel is next to the v&a waterfront and so has easy access to plenty of restaurants and shops as well bus stops for the city sightseeing buses and the myciti buses. There is also a taxi rank near by so the centre of Cape Town is easy to get to. Greenpoint is also close by. The hotel staff are... More 

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

Dear 123oleary, We thank you for the great review. It is always so lovely to hear our guests had such a great time with us. Thank you very much for sharing your experience. Looking forward to welcome you back in the near future! Regards, Colin Naiker General Manager More 

Vanderbijlpark, South Africa
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20 reviews 20 reviews
3 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

It is a hotel with a wonderful history and a great location. It is a short walk from the V&A Waterfront, which is a must do whether it's your first time in Cape Town or you are as good as a local. I would also recommend that you enjoy all of your meals at the Waterfront, as you will be... More 

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

Dear CharlesV78, This is a lovely review thanks so much! Our hotel has such a great location and we are delighted you got to enjoy the best of it and the amazing surroundings. Hopefully, you will visit us again soon; we look forward to having you! Regards, Colin Naiker General Manager More 

Farnborough, United Kingdom
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27 reviews 27 reviews
22 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

Excellent location - short walk to V&A Waterfront (for restaurants, shops, attractions like the aquarium & hop-on hop-off bus stop). I stayed here for the 2nd time last month - room appeared to have been recently refurbished though it was not particularly large. Good aircon. Layout of site is odd - juxtaposition of hotel buildings and the University business school... More 

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

Dear Eleanor C, This is a lovely review thanks so much! Our hotel has such a great location and we are delighted you got to enjoy the best of it and the amazing surroundings. 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... More 

Sweden
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30 reviews 30 reviews
11 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

Good hotel in great location. Service minded staff. Layout of hotel a bit strange due to the fact that the building was before a prison. Skip the breakfast and have a better breakfast at Volo by the V&A. Pool would have been nice to have at the hotel.

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

Dear SwedenBengt, Thank you for your kind and honest review. We do strive to exceed all expectations across all areas of service delivery and value your input. Kind Regards, Colin Naiker General Manager More 

Kuwait City, Kuwait
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

This is a great location to be based out of, if you intend to spend time at the V&A Waterfront. All the restaurants and shops are literally 2 mins walk. You have immediate access to the Aquarium, Watershed Market, V&A Mall, Diamond Museum etc which is great because you can take a nice walk around this area any time of... More 

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

Dear CliveF, Thank you so much for taking the time to write such a lovely and comprehensive review of your stay with us! With regards to the WIFI, we're constantly working on improving this service for our guests and we will look into this matter. We're glad you found us to be a good choice for Cape Town and we... 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
Hotel Style:
#20 Spa Hotel in Cape Town Central
#47 Business Hotel in Cape Town Central

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