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Protea Hotel by Marriott Cape Town Waterfont Breakwater Lodge

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London, United Kingdom
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29 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The bedrooms are clean, light and modern, however, they are rather compact. The hotel is split between two buildings and there's a college building in between. If you're in building 1, then you must walk through building 2 (the college) to get to the restaurant in building 3. It's worth it though as the restaurant offers an excellent buffet breakfast... More 

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

Dear NA989, We thank you and appreciate the time you have taken to write a review of our Hotel. We are delighted to hear that you found our rooms to be clean, light and modern. The long walk adds to the historical features of our unique hotel, and we are happy to hear that you found the walk worth it... More 

Saint-Hilaire-d'Ozilhan, France
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23 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The hotel is situated in the context of a business school and it in turn is a former prison. Long corridors from one building to the other and the directions to go from here to there were not evident. The room is clean and proper. The food is good. The breakfast generous. The bar modest. But the internet access a... More 

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

Dear Ozilhan, Thank you for taking the time to write a review of your recent say at our Hotel. It is only through feedback such as yours, that we are able to maintain and where necessary, improve upon the service that we provide to you, our valuable GUESTS. Our GUESTS satisfaction is top priority, and we are sad to hear... More 

Durban, South Africa
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18 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

A wonderful hotel, well located within a short walk from the V&A Waterfront (literally over the road from the Cape Town Aquarium). We were lucky enough to get a mountain view room, but being on the ground floor it wasn't that great, but still lovely too see it peeking through the clouds! Room was very nice, laminate floors, comfy bed,... More 

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

Dear Taryn G, We appreciate you taking the time to write a review on our wonderful hotel. We have one of the best locations in Cape Town, and we are happy to read that you enjoyed our location which gives you easy access to most of the Tourist Attractions in the V & A Waterfront. Table Mountain is synonymous with... More 

Nes Harim, Israel
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7 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We choosed this hotel because it is close to waterfront and it is really close to hiphop bus and aquarium. Good service and rooms.The family room that we had is small but very covinient for our teens.They had small separate room and kettle.The breakfast is good but not cheap for SA.

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

Dear alexziberman19 Thank you for sharing your experience you had at our Hotel. GUEST satisfaction is our priority, and we are pleased to hear that you enjoyed our service and our rooms, confirming our commitment to provide an unforgettable experience. We believe that a good breakfast is an important start to your day, and we are delighted to hear that... More 

Florence, Italy
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39 reviews
23 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The room is small but clean and well furnished. the bathroom is separated from the room by a glass wall. no privacy whatsoever. Breakfast is very good. Good location. the worst thing of all, especially for room of the new building, facing the back, is the constant noise of the fans of the heating/cooling system . it is literally like... More 

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Thank fstefanini662001
PHBWLCPT, General Manager at Protea Hotel by Marriott Cape Town Waterfont Breakwater Lodge, responded to this review

Dear fstefanini662001, Your feedback is important to us and we thank you for taking the time to write the review. It is with regret that we read of your unhappiness with room 3207 that was allocated to you. We pride ourselves on delivering GUEST satisfaction, and unfortunately we have fallen short. Please accept our sincere apologies for the deficiencies you... More 

Durban, South Africa
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6 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I stayed in this hotel from 04 to 08 August 2016. Expecting a room with a courtyard view and being given a room with a full view of Table Mountain instead was priceless - especially for me being a born Capetonian who have not been living in Cape Town for the past 29 years. This was my fifth stay at... More 

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

Dear Ronel E, Thank you for sharing your experience with us. We pride ourselves on offering our GUESTS quality service by ensuring that they enjoy our comfortable, clean, and modern rooms. The safety of our GUESTS is important to us, and we are happy to hear that you felt safe while visiting our location. We are disappointed to hear of... More 

Johannesburg, South Africa
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118 reviews
46 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I usually prefer independent hotels over chain hotels as they have character and bring something different, but the Breakwater has the best of both worlds - the comfort and standards of the Protea group, but it has real character in that it is partly an old prison and also shares space with the UCT business school. Really something different from... More 

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Kent
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26 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Hotel was in a great location to V & A Waterfront. Spent 3 nights here. Plentiful breakfast and comfy rooms. Simply perfect for our trip and an absolute ideal location for all the touristy trips! Love the historical pictures all around of when it was a prison.

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Coulsdon
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31 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was the first hotel that we stayed at for our holiday in South Africa. Its big plus point is its location. It is situated within a couple of minutes walk of the waterfront - right where all the main restaurants and bars are. The hotel staff gave us a warm welcome and very friendly. The Stonebreaker restaurant where you... More 

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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258 reviews
49 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

There are two things going for this hotel: First, the location. You are right next to the V&A Waterfront and can walk to it and all that it offers in three minutes. Second, the hotel is exceptional value for money, especially for families. Because it is basically located as part of the urban campus of the University of Cape Town's... More 

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

Dear TravelOften1968, Thank you for your feedback. We are happy to hear that you enjoyed the convenience of our location as well as the value for money. In addition to the dorm-type rooms, we also have 4 other categories of rooms, namely, Business Suites, Standard Rooms, Deluxe Rooms and Studio Rooms. We pride ourselves on offering quality service to our... More 

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Restaurant
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Room Service
  • Spa
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
About the property
  • Wheelchair access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
Things to do
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Suites
  • Family Rooms
  • Smoking rooms available
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Minibar
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Services
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Conference Facilities
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Shuttle Bus Service
  • Room Service
  • Airport Transportation
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Business Center with Internet Access
  • Laundry Service
  • Concierge
  • Banquet Room
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Self-Serve Laundry
  • Babysitting
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: $100 - $195 (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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