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Wantage, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Spent three nights as part of a South African holiday. Very good location very close to all that the V and A Waterfront has to offer. Hop on hop off bus is opposite the restaurant. Rooms small but clean with everything you need. The building is part of an old prison so a bit quirky. If you're on a budget... More 

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Huddersfield, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Stayed here after spending two weeks camping, so the nicely decorated, comfortable room was highly appreciated! Separate shower was a nice addition too, and bath! The breakfast was fantastic, and the staff in the restaurant were very accommodating. However, the staff on reception when I arrived were very uninterested and rude, made basic attempts to reply to my queries but... More 

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PHBWLCPT, General Manager at Protea Hotel by Marriott Cape Town Waterfont Breakwater Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Rosie B, We thank you and appreciate the time you have taken to advise us of your experience at our Hotel. We believe our GUESTS should be comfortable when staying at our establishment, and reading that you enjoyed our nicely decorated, comfortable rooms, together with a separate shower, makes us happy, and affirms our believe that our GUESTS satisfaction... More 

Jamestown, null, Saint Helena
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25 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Normally when travelling through Capetown serviced apartments offer best value. For some reason August 2016 was different with the Breakwater Lodge providing a super deal for a two bedroom facility. The bedrooms are separate with shared toilet and shower. There is a restaurant on site and many of the old prison features still exist. With only a short walk to... More 

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PHBWLCPT, General Manager at Protea Hotel by Marriott Cape Town Waterfont Breakwater Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Barry H, Thank you taking the time to inform us of your stay at our Hotel. We delighted to hear that you enjoyed the deal that was on offer at our establishment. We have 5 different room types and we are pleased to hear that you enjoyed our Family unit. The Prison features are what makes our establishment unique,... More 

Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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151 reviews
49 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 172 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The hotel is close and an easy walk to the waterfront. The restaurant on site is average and fine for a quick breakfast. The staff is very good and the rooms are comfortable. It is a good inexpensive option for the area.

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PHBWLCPT, General Manager at Protea Hotel by Marriott Cape Town Waterfont Breakwater Lodge, responded to this review

Dear PC-expat-in AMS, Thank you for taking the time to give us feedback on our Hotel. Our location is one of the major attractions to our GUESTS, and we happy to hear that you enjoyed the closeness and easy walk to the Waterfront. It saddens us to hear that you found our restaurant average, as we try to promote exceptional... More 

Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

An interesting hotel! Quite strane walking through the former jail, to get to the REstaurant, which had a good restaurant, with very good staff and Buffet. Staff were all very helpful and courteous. This hotel is in an excellent position for sightseeing, and the V and A waterfront. The heating was rather poor..we were very cold on our first night.... More 

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PHBWLCPT, General Manager at Protea Hotel by Marriott Cape Town Waterfont Breakwater Lodge, responded to this review

Dear jannetrobinson, Thank you for taking the time to write a review on our Hotel. Our Hotel is famous for its history, and we are happy to hear that you found it interesting, with the walk through the building which was once home to convicts, to reach our Restaurant. Stonebreakers Restaurant is renowned for its delicious food, and we are... More 

Surrey, UK
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64 reviews
18 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Friendly staff. Clean and in a good position for sightseeing around Cape Town, Just a short 5 minute walk to the Waterfront area with its shopping and restaurants. Hotel split into 2 areas either side of education facility. (use to be a prison)interesting to have a nose around.Our room was one side and we had to walk to the other... More 

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PHBWLCPT, General Manager at Protea Hotel by Marriott Cape Town Waterfont Breakwater Lodge, responded to this review

Dear YvySurrey UK, We thank you for taking the time to advise us of your recent stay at our establishment. Location is important when considering a vacation, and we are very fortunate to have one of the best locations in Cape Town which is central to the Waterfront as well as all the Tourist attractions. Our STAFF is one of... More 

Atlanta, Georgia
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123 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 139 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

There are several buildings in a row or in a square with space between. Part of it is a former prison. The rooms are nice, and large. Tile floors, no carpet. It has the ambiance of a large hospital or other institution, with long hallways branching in different directions. Old steel staircases probably from the prison days. Part of it... More 

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PHBWLCPT, General Manager at Protea Hotel by Marriott Cape Town Waterfont Breakwater Lodge, responded to this review

Dear XenophonAnabasis, We appreciate and thank you for the time you have taken to write a review on our Hotel. We are a unique Hotel, in that we are located on a historical site, namely, the old Breakwater Prison, hence the steel staircases and long hallways. Part of the middle building, (B-block), has been converted into Seminar Rooms and Lecture... More 

London
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23 reviews
17 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Hotel ok - clean, but rooms v.small, (awkward with large cases). Concierge helpful and welcoming. Wifi v.slow. Poor rating due to being given a room with a known noise issue (hammering air-con throughout the night) making it impossible to sleep. Eventually we were asked to move rooms at 2am in the morning, which with small kids was a bit of... More 

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PHBWLCPT, General Manager at Protea Hotel by Marriott Cape Town Waterfont Breakwater Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Ben_Griff_Cymru, Thank you for taking the time to write your review on our Hotel. Please accept my apologies for the series of unfortunate occurrences that you experienced while staying with us. We are continually striving to perform at our best to ensure GUEST satisfaction, but unfortunately, sometimes we do fall short. I will look into each concern that you... More 

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Room Service
  • Spa
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
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  • Wheelchair access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Minibar
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  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
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  • Airport Transportation
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Business Center with Internet Access
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  • Banquet Room
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Experience a rich piece of history balancing modern-day comfort when you stay at this hotel right next to Cape Town's fabulous V&A Waterfront. Just a minute away from restaurants, theatres and shops, the hotel is perfectly positioned in the heart of the V&A Waterfront and 25km from Cape Town International Airport. The hotel is also near all the main routes to the beaches, mountain walks and city hotspots as well as the Cape Town International Convention Centre (CTICC) and Cape Town Stadium. The hotel is closely linked with the University of Cape Town's Graduate School of Business and features 18 conference venues, four public lounges, gym, SPA, business centre, 24-hour secure parking - 250 parking bays, airport transfers, laundry service. The hotel boasts with 191 modern environmentally conscious rooms with standard rooms, business suites and family units. All rooms are equipped with minibar fridge, free uncapped WIFI, tea/coffee facilities, air-conditioning, LCD flat screen TV, telephone and laptop-friendly electronic safes. Stonebreakers Restaurant offers a la carte & buffet menus daily in a relaxed atmosphere with magnificent views of both the V&A Waterfront and Table Mountain. A selection of alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages is available from our full service bar. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Protea Hotel by Marriott Cape Town Waterfont Breakwater Lodge

Address: Portswood Road | V & A Waterfront, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa (Formerly Protea Hotel Breakwater Lodge)
Location: South Africa > Western Cape > Cape Town > Cape Town Central
Price Range: $98 - $190 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Protea Hotel by Marriott Cape Town Waterfont Breakwater Lodge 3*
Number of rooms: 191
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Also Known As:
Protea Hotel Breakwater Cape Town Central
Breakwater Hotel Cape Town
The Breakwater Hotel
Protea Hotel By Marriott Cape Town Waterfont Breakwater Lodge South Africa
Hotel Style:
#24 Spa Hotel in Cape Town Central
#48 Business Hotel in Cape Town Central
#54 Romantic Hotel in Cape Town Central
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