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Protea Hotel Breakwater Lodge
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Portswood Road | Victoria and Alfred Waterfront, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa   |  
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Ranked #57 of 102 hotels in Cape Town Central
2 reviews
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“Absolutely wonderful experience”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2013

This is truly a wonderful hotel, right in the waterfront, rooms are great, clean, new, big spaces, the staff are so helpful, I cannot rate this hotel highly enough.
We travel from Australia to Cape Town every year and always stay here, value for money you cannot beat this hotel. Get a Procard and start getting discounts from rooms to restaurants, with the card you get a free upgrade.
Rooms that have a view of the mountain are great, they also have family rooms with 2 bedrooms, great for business or for holiday.

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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Johannesburg, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2013

This hotel is about 500m (800 yards) from the vibrant Waterfront in Cape Town.
It has had a compete makeover and renovation.
It is located in a centuries old prison and shares the premises with the Graduate School of Business of the University of Cape Town ( one of the top Universities in the world)
Rooms are smallish but really well set up.
Good breakfast as well.

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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Holt, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2013 via mobile

Stayed here for two nights with a school sports tour.

Ideal for big groups as hotel has friendly staff, great breakfasts (if a little expensive!!!!!). The hotel also has complimentary wifi and computers.

The hotel is in a great location as it is only 3 minutes walk to the waterfront. The hotel has a Gym and you can pay 5 rand for laundry. My only criticism is that the rooms are a bit small but they are comfortable.

Overall, would recommend this hotel for a big group or a family.

Stayed August 2013, traveled with friends
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2013

The hotel is located within walking distance to the waterfront which made it easier for us a family of five to just walk across to board a ferry to Robben Island, the Two Oceans Aquarium and other places of attraction. Breakfast was very good. Rooms are vey nice and clean and finishes mordenised. Although there were a few glitches staff are very professional and efficient these were resolved on time. As a light sleeper I had a problem with air con noise. All in all this us a great hotel to stay I would recommend it.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2013

This was a perfect hotel in every way. Great location, amazing rooms, food was first class and the staff were exceptional. Highly recommended and they were able to house our party of 86 fantastically well. The best hotel I have stayed at in Cape Town.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2013

This hotel was part of an old jail dating back to the 1600. It now forms part of Cape Town university. The rooms have been modernised and the furnishings are new. The bathroom consists of a wet room with a separate toilet.

This hotel is only five minute walk from The Water Front and across the road you will find The Aquarium which is well worth a visit. Also here you will find the start of The City Bus Tour cost 150 Rand. (£10.75) with 18 stops that you can get on and off at. The City Tour will take you along the coast via Camps Bay. Well worth it.

Back to the Hotel, there's are two restaurants here the food is very good. Don't forget to ask for your discount card at reception this will entitle you to a discount on food eaten here. There was two of us and we got 50% off our food bill. So two main courses, followed by two deserts and two Gin and Tonics and two beers came to £15.00.

Breakfast is a fantastic array of fresh fruit, cereals and many cooked items. Muffins and various pastries along side four flavours of yogurt.

The staff are very helpful and provided an umbrella when it rained. Table Mountain can be seen from here although it is closed for maintainence from end of July through to the end of August.

The building features some of the old cell doors and door frames.

This is a great place to stay and being so close to everything I would truly recommend it.

Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2013

Hotel rooms are new, modern, charming and super clean.
The hotel is located on walking distance (10 min) to the breakwater complex and have parking included on the rate.
The staff is efficient and friendly.
They have breakfast available to the hotel but I preferred to take it on the markets on the waterfront.
It is a great value for money when comparing the options around.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Protea Hotel Breakwater Lodge

Address: Portswood Road | Victoria and Alfred Waterfront, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
Location: South Africa > Western Cape > Cape Town > Cape Town Central
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beverage Selection Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Spa Suites Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#21 Spa Hotel in Cape Town Central
#49 Business Hotel in Cape Town Central
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Protea Hotel Breakwater Lodge 3*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Just a minute away from restaurants, theatres and shops, the Breakwater Lodge, one of the finest hotels operated by Protea Hotels, is perfectly positioned in the heart of the famous V&A Waterfront. Neighbouring the city, this hotel lies within easy reach of the best beaches, tourist hotspots and Cape Town International Airport. Once a 19th-century prison, the hotel today provides comfortable and affordable accommodation in Cape Town, a spectacular setting that looks out over the harbour and Table Mountain. Considered to be one of the premier Cape Town hotels, Protea Hotel Breakwater Lodge boasts bedrooms ranging from business to family suites. Each is equipped with a 22 inch LCD TV with satellite channels/radio and direct dial telephone and supplied with a welcome refreshment tray. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Protea Hotel Breakwater Cape Town Central
Breakwater Hotel Cape Town
The Breakwater Hotel
Protea Hotel Breakwater Lodge Cape Town, South Africa

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