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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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2010
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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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High Wycombe
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2010

Good location on the Waterfront, clean, helpful staff, but building as an old prison and a bit austere. Alos combined with the university, so can easity get lost in the place. First stay was in very small room; second time a week later we had a more spacious room in C block. So try to pre book your room there.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2010

The Protea Breakwater Lodge is housed in an old former prison, which now forms part of the University of Cape Town. The rooms are spread all over the university buildings. The first room we were given was ok by the looks of it. But we soon realised there was no air condition, and only a small noisy plastic fan on... More

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La Paz - Bolivia
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2009

I stayed at the Breakwater Lodge for 8 days in oct/09. The hotel is located near a lot of crafts stores, malls and is surrounded by a very touristic environment, prety safe to walk around, right across the street of the Two Oceans Aquarium wich is a really nice place to see. Breakfast was great, College campus style, but with... More

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London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2009

The lodge is ideal if you are looking for a good location and not to pricey a place to stay for a short while. Rooms are small but clean. Breakfast buffet / shop are canteen like though the food was alright. 2 minutes walk from the aquarium and waterfront area. Airport shuttle available on request and for a fee.

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Douala, Cameroon
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2009

It is in the ideal location . It is just a few minutes walk to the Water Front, with all its shops and restaurants. The service is great. The service is just as good. I really felt at home.

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Bradford, W.Yorkshire
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2009

A good value base. V.close to all the Waterfront attractions. The hotel is a converted jail - try to stay in B block - the corridors still look like a jail - its cool! The rooms are uni halls-of-residence style suites, with bedroom, sitting room, shower & toilet. Plenty of space to store bags & clothes. Also has tea/coffee making... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2009

The Breakwater Lodge was very clean.The staff was polite et helpful at any moment. The waterfront is about five minutes walking and you can get everything there.The food also is very appetit.Our stay in capetown was a pleasure and unforgettable...

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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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