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The PortsWood

PortsWood Road, PortsWood Square | V&A Waterfront, Cape Town Central 8002, South Africa
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Ranked #58 of 105 Hotels in Cape Town Central
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Cary, NC
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65 reviews 65 reviews
28 hotel reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

The Portswood hotel in Cape Town was an excellent place to stay for my four-day visit. It is very well located if you are doing a car-based tour of the area, as it is easy to get to, next to some of the local attractions, and adjacent to both food and evening entertainment. It is built directly on a parking... More 

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Baltimore, Maryland
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26 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The Portswood is a short stroll to the V&A Waterfront, which is the tourist hub of Cape Town. Its really convenient to restaurants, the aquarium, the boats to Robben Island and the hop on/off bus. The room was nice and clean. I'm not a fan of the half wall shower door, but am used to it and know it is... More 

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We chose this hotel as we love coming to Cape Town and enjoying the ambiance of the V&A Waterfront. The hotel was a perfect position, only 2 mins walk and we were hearing the local music, drinking the cold beers and eating the most amazing food! I would def recommend The Portswood. The staff cannot do enough for you, always... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We spent 9 nights in CapeTown and choose the Portswood Hotel because it was only a footwalk away from the Waterfront with its lots of cafés and restaurants. The staff at the reception was very professional, friendly and tried everything to help us around. Our request for a twin bed room was noticed. It is not a quiet hotel because... More 

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South Australia, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The Portswood is a good quality hotel conveniently located close to Cape Town's marina district which has a great array of shopping, dining and tourist options and a great place to base yourself to see the city and cape. The rooms are comfortable, but not spacious and the breakfast is very good.

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Adelaide, Australia
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The arrival was the highlight of the trip, a cool juice after a long trip, easy sign in and then all downhill after that. The initial room was appalling. We were in a Group booking and were split up and friends were in wierdly configurated rooms. We got moved but into a shoe box of a room. Thefood in the... More 

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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35 reviews 35 reviews
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17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

When I did the booking I was aware of the great location – which the Hotel has without any doubt. Checking in were professional and the valet service stunning, but that is where it stopped. The elevator was desperately in need of a service and the passages to the rooms are narrow and does not create a sense of glamour... More 

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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46 reviews 46 reviews
23 hotel reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The hotel is located near the main area of Cape Town "V&A Waterfront" and its just 10 min away from City Center. The rooms are nice and cosy. The area near the hotel is little safer compared to other parts of Africa. Staff is very friendly, hotel have the basic amenities. The room facilities provided the hotel are compared to... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Had six nights in hotel while visiting Cape Town on Holiday, Location of hotel was excellent, 2 minute walk from the V & A waterfront area and Hop on Hop Off bus terminus. Great view of Table Mountain from room. Rooms were comfortable and clean and most staff were helpful and friendly. Breakfast was very good with good choice of... More 

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5 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We have stayed in this hotel before and most likely will do so again. This time we were having a few days in Cape Town before returning to the UK on the QM2. Tip - use a taxi for the journey to the embarkation hall, much cheaper than paying for a Cunard transfer! The hotel is clean, bedroom large, excellent... More 

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