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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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Ranked #64 of 103 Hotels in Cape Town Central
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 1 week ago
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    4 of 5 stars
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39 reviews 39 reviews
14 hotel reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife and I were looking forward to our trip to Cape Town and we knew some rooms could be noisy.....we had asked for a high floor (away from the pool) and facing the Waterfront. We got the view but not a high floor and were awoken occasionally by late night revellers - which is fine - but not till... More 

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Pennington, South Africa
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43 reviews 43 reviews
27 hotel reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stayed in one of the recently refurbished rooms at this hotel.The refurbished rooms are very pleasant, clean and well equipped The only problem I could mention are the noisy old air conditioner units, but other than that everything was great. The location is perfect, a quick walk to everything in the V&A or the MyCiti bus service. The breakfast is... More 

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Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa
14 reviews 14 reviews
14 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Once again...we could not resist booking at this hotel. We stayed here often. Stayed 3 nights. Booked the King suite on the 4th floor. What a wonderful room! Clean and modern and a magnificent view.. Staff extremely friendly, polite and helpful. Superior service, breakfast sumptuous. Well located ..basically on the waterfront.

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My family and I just got back from a 6 night stay at the Portswood and could not have had a better experience! Everything was wonderful and the staff is absolutely amazing. Breakfast was delicious, service was superior, convenient location, and clean rooms. Overall, amazing hotel in an amazing city. Cannot wait to return!! Also, special thank you to Faita... More 

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Fleet, United Kingdom
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45 reviews 45 reviews
10 hotel reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed here for four nights and thought the rooms very good. We had rooms on the second floor and they looked as though they had recently been refurbished . Our en-suite had a walk in shower and was very clean and new. The bedroom was clean and modern. The staff were extremely helpful , friendly and polite. The breakfast... More 

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Chester, United Kingdom
18 reviews 18 reviews
14 hotel reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

Location Situated slightly off the main road of the V&A Waterfront, the Hotel is a 3 minute walk from the main entertainment and shopping areas of the the waterfront, and a 5 minute walk to the Aquarium and the open top tourist busses, and opposite it's sister hotel The Commodore Rooms Rooms are very dated, and are in need of... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

When I stayed at the Portswood in 2013, I was upgraded to a larger room. I wasn't impressed with the decor which seemed outdated. The room fixtures seemed old and in poor condition, like a corroded power socket, broken lamp and old couch. The bathroom was the worst, no ventilation, mold and reeked of mildew. A very underwhelming property considering... More 

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Helsinki, Finland
17 reviews 17 reviews
4 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

Situated at 1 minutes walk from Waterfront and 5 minutes drive from old town the location is quite ideal. Arirport is 25 km:s away. Hotel is quite old, that shows for example in door locks: not working everytime. Breakfast is excellent. Rooms are quite small, clean anyway. Pool was not clean enough for us to try swimming. Pricing is quite... More 

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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32 reviews 32 reviews
14 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

2 minute walk the the Waterfront and so perfect for the solo traveller. The breakfast is great with eggs cooked on demand and cooked very well. Car parking is a breeze and the rooms are clean. Service and friendliness are both wonderful. The wifi had its moments but is decent and coverage is good. My only criticism is noise. Light... More 

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Cape Town
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77 reviews 77 reviews
13 hotel reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

Very convenient location, shopping mall and restaurants within 2-3 minutes walk from hotel. Hotel has undergone a major revamp. Management and staff are friendly and very efficient, always trying to go out of their way to make the guests stay as comfortable as possible. The general manager, Richard Newton made sure everyday that guests were satisfied and happy. Checking-in and... 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*
Number of rooms: 102
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Also Known As:
The Portswood Hotel Cape Town Central
Portswood Hotel Cape Town
Portswood Cape Town
The PortsWood Cape Town, South Africa
Hotel Style:
#48 Family Hotel in Cape Town Central
#53 Business Hotel in Cape Town Central
#53 Luxury Hotel in Cape Town Central

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