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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 103 Hotels in Cape Town Central
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 4 days ago
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    5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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46 reviews 46 reviews
11 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I stayed recently in an executive room on the 4th floor. The rooms are very well appointed and spotlessly clean. Housekeeping knocked on our door each day to check we were happy with the service. The hotel itself is in a great position just a brief walk to all the amenities of the V and A waterfront which is full... More 

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13 hotel reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This hotel is in a great location right by the V&A waterfront, The rooms are small and simply furnished, but the hotel service overall was very good on our stay. We were also able to use the pool and gym facilities at the Commodore Hotel next door which was a plus - their pool seems to get more sun. There... More 

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Lexington, Massachusetts
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11 reviews 11 reviews
8 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I stayed at The Portswood Hotel for 4 nights recently (March, 2015). I am writing this review mainly to mention the staffs that I encountered at the hotel who were very helpful, professional and courteous. They are the unsung heroes that made my stay with very pleasant. Yvonne at the front desk who changed my room with a smile and... More 

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Saudi Arabia
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3 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The rooms are a little small but close to the waterfront and has an exceptional and attentive staff. Great breakfast included. Wifi is a little spotty in the room and not robust enough to support Skype calls. A little tired but clean and comfortable.

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Isle of Man, United Kingdom
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6 hotel reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I've recently just returned from a trip to Cape Town where I spent a week at The Portswood. I have to say the staff are uber friendly & the hotel has everything you can need for a comfortable stat in Cape Town. Everything was spotless & staff are on hand night & day if you need anything. The room was... More 

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Pretoria
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16 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed in the hotel for the Cape Town Cycle Tour (Cape Argus). Racing for the fifth time, this was our best accommodation yet. For the race, the location is perfect. IT is walking distance to the V&A and the finish line. On race day, you can leave your car in the parking lot and operate by foot. The hotel... More 

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Nairobi, Kenya
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16 reviews 16 reviews
6 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The location for this hotel is outstanding -- walking distance to the Wharf - walking distance to the HopOn-HopOff bus. Breakfast offered many options - and the staff was very accommodating. The only negative: they forgot our 415am wake up call on the day our flight departed. ugh. So - take a back up alarm clock. We would stay here... More 

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berkshire, england
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132 reviews 132 reviews
56 hotel reviews
90 helpful votes 90 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I needed somewhere for a weekend stopover in Cape Town and chose the Portswood for a variety of reasons and was absolutely delighted with so many aspects. The memory for me will be of the wonderful staff who always had happy smiling faces and really seemed to care. The size of the hotel also gave a nice feeling of comfort... More 

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scotland
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47 hotel reviews
87 helpful votes 87 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Recently spent 4 nights here - the hotel isn't very impressive from the outside, but is actually very nice inside. We had a 3rd floor room facing the pool. We had requested a mountain view, but didn't get offered one. Bedroom was freshly decorated with lovely nautical theme. Bathroom very spacious and had good toiletries. Tea/coffee tray with shortbread every... More 

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Leeds
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7 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed in this hotel from 27/2 to 2/3/15. It's is in a fabulous location for the V and A waterfront being only about five minutes walk from attractions there such as The Amphiteatre, the Aquarium, The City Bus Tours and the very heart of the bar and restaurant area. The hotel is everything that it claims to be. We... More 

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