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The PortsWood

PortsWood Road, PortsWood Square | V&A Waterfront, Cape Town Central 8002, South Africa
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I was a little nervous this hotel would be dated, but upon arriving one of the first things I noticed was the updates and renovations. It was right next to the V&A Waterfront, which is right where you want to be in Cape Town. The staff was always friendly, the breakfast was quite tasty, and when we had a problem... More 

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Wakefield, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Great hotel, excellent for the convenience to waterfront. good quality food served by pleasant staff. travel guide at the hotel is excellent and staff pleasant. However, do not stay in a room next to the lift, you are guaranteed no sleep it is so noisy!

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Great location on the V&A Waterfront, close to the restaurants and shops. That alone is worth staying at this hotel. The hotel in general and the room are average. Maybe I was expecting more from a 4* hotel. The lobby looks a bit old fashioned and faded. Breakfast is varied but not remarkable. The rooms are rather small and, again,... More 

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

In writing my reviews I find my comments tend to focus on three things: was the breakfast good, was the bed comfortable, how was the wifi. So, to get that out of the way: the buffet breakfast is lovely and the breakfast room itself is very pleasant; all in all a nice way to start each day. Bed comfortable although... More 

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Centurion, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is my fourth stay at the PortsWood Hotel. I arrived before check-in time and reception explained that rooms are been cleaned etc. I was provided with internet (WIFI) access whilst waiting. The hotel has been freshly renovated with calming nautical blues, the room excellent with fresh crisp linen, coffee and tea facilities including biscuits which is great for the... More 

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Perth, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

A very comfortable, clean and quiet Hotel. Close to the Waterfront and hop on hop off bus stop. Staff were courteous and helpful with regard to tours available. Breakfast had a good selection to choose from. I like the complimentary bottled water in the room replenished daily and a chic of still or sparkling, plus the tea/coffee in the room.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This hotel is perfect for a stay in Capetown, the location is a very safe 5 minute walk to the waterfront. Door staff are helpful and they offer a fantastic selection of foods for breakfast. The other thing that stood out for me was how clean the reins were, after a two week stay in SA staying in many different... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Well appointed hotel may be needs a little face lift. Rug wise. Close to the water front and tour buses. A good part of town with less crime. Good breckfast and the bar is ok for meetings. The staff was always helpful!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great hotel and location. 1-2 minute walk to the Waterfront with modern shopping mall, nice shops and restaurants, and entertainment (music and acts) on the open mall. Food in the hotel was fantastic, beer reasonably priced, and coffee available around the clock. Staff were very friendly and joked around with us like old friends. Beware, throughout South Africa, of sparkling... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Portswood is a reasonably priced hotel located near to all of the shops and restaurants at the V&A Waterfront. The staff are excellent and will go out of their way to help with any queries or needs that you may have. Valet parking is available and there is also a good choice at breakfast, where it is possible to... More 

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