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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 #66 of 103 Hotels in Cape Town Central
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 1 week ago
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Roanoke, Virginia
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35 reviews 35 reviews
25 hotel reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We spent three nights in the Portswood and totally enjoyed it. We got forth floor facing court yard. No noise other than somewhat load AC. The breakfast was really good, the staff were all very helpful and the place was really clean. One thing that really impressed us was that we got clean bedding each of the three nights we... More 

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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21 reviews 21 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We moved to the Portswood for the last 3 days of a month long stay in South Africa. It's proximity to the V&A waterfront makes it a great hotel for the price. You can safely walk to bars, shops and restaurants at any time of the day safely. It's location is what makes this hotel. The rooms are adequate, we... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The Portswood is ideally situated for visiting the many attractions at the Waterfront. We arrived very early from an overnight flight but they managed to find a room for us by 9.30. We were lucky to be on the 4th floor; lower rooms would have been noisier and less private as on one side they face directly onto the pool... More 

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Cape Town
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57 reviews 57 reviews
33 hotel reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This recently upgraded hotel located to the entrance of the V&A Waterfront is ideally located to visit all the attractions, eateries and shops located in the Waterfront. Very friendly and helpful reception staff though found we had to wait for almost 20-minutes when checking out as understaffed. The rooms are comfortable and pretty modern however the room we had, had... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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155 reviews 155 reviews
104 hotel reviews
222 helpful votes 222 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I booked this hotel very last minute (on check-in date actually) and managed to get a reasonable rate for peak season... I went a bit blindly and must confess we were very pleased with it... Location is absolutely spot-on for first-timers in Cape Town, with easy access to everything you may need... It is within the V&A Waterfront and within... More 

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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23 reviews 23 reviews
17 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

For those wanting to be in the V&A Waterfront but not pay high prices, this is the perfect spot. You can walk into the Waterfront in a few minutes which is ideal for lunches, dinners & shopping. The refurb has given the rooms a fresh & classic feel which is great. We stayed in a standard room. Our bed was... More 

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Hermanus, Western Cape, South Africa
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69 reviews 69 reviews
17 hotel reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This hotel has a great location, a few minutes walk to the Waterfront and 10 minutes to city centre. The room was fine. We were in room 336 which if you have luggage I would not recommend as there was no assistance from porters and it is at the furtherest end of hotel and up/down a small flight of stairs.... More 

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Johannesburg, South Africa
16 reviews 16 reviews
7 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Portswood has a good location right in the Cape Town waterfront area, although my room overlooked a road and the Somerset hospital. Breakfast was good, with a full buffet, and the staff were helpful and friendly.

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

We did not care about the view....our room was clean and upgraded. There are no drawers , but we managed. The staff was very helpful and pleasant, plentiful and smiling. Breakfast was a beautiful buffet with fresh and stewed fruit, cereals, croissants, jams, eggs and all you could want including cappuccino . Free wi fi....unless you used up allotted megabytes,... More 

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14 hotel reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014

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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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:
#51 Romantic Hotel in Cape Town Central
#53 Luxury Hotel in Cape Town Central
#54 Business Hotel in Cape Town Central

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