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4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   PortsWood Road, PortsWood Square | V&A Waterfront, Cape Town Central 8002, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014
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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
1 review
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

For me it was a relaxing and contented stay even for just two nights in The PortsWood at V & A Waterfront. The hotel staff were friendly and accommodating. Breakfast was included; it was something that exceeded my expectation because a whole lot of English breakfast food items were served at the buffet. I also tried their Indian menu for... More

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

I stayed for 2 nights in May 2014, room was comfortable and had everything you need for a short stay. Conveniently located, short stroll to the Cape Town V&A Waterfront - I would stay at The Portswood Hotel again!

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Hobart, Australia
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38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

We stayed at the Portswood Hotel on the V and A Waterfront for several nights recently and were very happy there. It is a professional operation, with good facilities. The front of house and business centre were excellent. The restaurant was dark and with heavy use of air conditioner but extra tables were available in the lighter and airier space... More

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Singapore, Singapore
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5 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

Hotel was nice n cosy at the lobby. Interesting monument of an ancient well. Like that piece of history. How ever, room was a little old. Pretty different feel as compared to the lobby. Fridge gave off an irritating sound from the compressor throughout the night which disturbed our rest. Hot water took a couple of minutes to come in... More

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Reston, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2014

Husband and I had booked 6 nights here in May 2014 and ended up happily spending 10 after shifting our booking from their sister property, the Commodore. Extremely courteous, guest-oriented staff but an equally memorable part of our stay was the excellent food in their restaurant. Breakfast (esp. the omelets, fruits and cheeses), lunch soups and sandwiches, and the entire... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2014

Great location. Great staff. Best clam soup with Asian spices...ever! But the rooms are in dire need of a refurb. Kettle didn't switch off, toilet roll too large for dispenser, carpets grubby, duvet and pillows lumpy, too many bits of paper, signage and tent cards. Bathroom very dated and I asked three times over three days to have my shower/bath... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2014

I stayed here for 4 nights and couldn't be happier with it. It's very well located, right by the Aquarium and V&A Waterfront, so you can walk to lots of places (mall, restaurants, markets, pub). Staff is super friendly and welcoming, and the rooms were large and comfortable. They offer tour packages as well, and I booked one of the... More

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Worthing, United Kingdom
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52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2014

Great find , nice roomy rooms , good valet parking , easy walk of waterfront , nice friendly staff and nice little bar food area. Be careful about rooms over front door as smokers and people congregate outside in early mornings and make a noise .

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28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2014

Superb location near the V & A waterfront, very good value. Claimed four star but the bathrooms were very dated along with other parts of the hotel. Service was superb. Breakfast included was good too. Swimming pool was freezing!!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2014 via mobile

The hotel is in a very convenient location at the waterfront, very close to it and is a very comfortable place to stay, albeit not remarkable in any way. Service is friendly, breakfast is very good, and it's very pleasant. Decor in the rooms is very bland and uninteresting, but it's perfectly fine and clean. I will return, it is... More

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Address: PortsWood Road, PortsWood Square | V&A Waterfront, Cape Town Central 8002, South Africa
Location: South Africa > Western Cape > Cape Town > Cape Town Central
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — The PortsWood 4*
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The Portswood Hotel Cape Town Central
Portswood Hotel Cape Town
Portswood Cape Town
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Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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