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Protea Hotel by Marriott Cape Town Waterfont Breakwater Lodge

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We had wanted to stay here all the time that we were in Cape Town... And finally managed it. Big comfortable rooms modern, great views of the gardens and of course the location .... CapeTown...with easy access to, the V&A harbour area...a plethora of fine dinning, bars, music and excursions etc... The room was. Big ...I think a grade up... More 

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Concord West, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This is grea for a short stay. Very well located directly opposite the V & A waterfront. Small rooms but very quiet and comfortable beds. A good strong shower. Breakfast is well priced with lots of choice. Knowledgable and helpful staff.

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Dallas, Texas
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Protea Breakwater has an interesting thing going, with its former prison status. The rooms can be small (like a cell), or not as small due to the removal of the wall between two former cells. The décor is modern and nice. The shower is excellent, and the beds are very comfortable, which is really what it’s all about. The problem... More 

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

Dear DERRICK, Thank you for taking the time to complete the Guest Satisfaction Survey in regards to your recent stay at the Protea Hotel Cape Town Waterfront Breakwater Lodge. As we pride ourselves on delivering a memorable hotel experience during your travels, we have unfortunately fallen short of our goal during your recent stay. Please accept our sincere apology for... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We spent five nights in this hotel. The pictures you see of it are misleading it shows an old prison with towers which looks very attractive. This building is a University, the hotel is in two rather plain buildings on either side of the old prison. Both of the buildings have bedrooms and one has the reception and the other... More 

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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We enjoyed the idea of staying in a former prison. There are reminders of it all over the place. Having it also be connected to a graduate school was more strange. But there are senate buildings and it wasn't a problem or an issue. Our room was very modern and the WiFi was sometimes tricky to log into but once... More 

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Western Cape, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very clean and functional hotel, walking distance to the V&A. Comfortable and basic amenities in the room, lovely breakfast room. Breakfast and service excellent. The only disappointing aspect is lack of security at night from reception to the rooms. Definitely recommend this hotel.

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Pretoria, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Protea Breakwater Lodge is a good option for the budget conscious traveller who wishes to be close to the V & A Waterfront in Cape Town, the number one tourist attraction in South Africa. The Hotel is part of an old jail and the rooms have recently been upgraded. There are various room options, from standard to family type... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Cape Town was amazing. Our trip had been arranged by local travel agent. This is somewhere we would not normally stay so disappointed with this hotel. The room was very small so not great for staying 4 nights when we were on a 3 week trip. The reception staff were rude unhelpful and unfriendly. We would not recommend staying here.... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

This used to be a prison so it is quite a quirky hotel. It is a 10 minute walk to the Waterfront and all its bars, restaurants and shops. We did have to change rooms because the first room when we walked in was boiling hot and the aircon wouldnt work and also we saw a few ants in the... More 

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Krugersdorp, Gauteng, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2016

We arrived at the hotel at 23h00 at night after our flight was delayed from JHB. The driver waited for us since 9h00 and was very friendly. At the hotel we were received with friendliness and taken to our room with no effort. Friendly helpfull staff. Close to V&A waterfront walking distance. Will definitely recommend.

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  • Restaurant
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Room Service
  • Spa
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
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  • Wheelchair access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Spa
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
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  • Family Rooms
  • Smoking rooms available
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  • Minibar
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  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
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  • Room Service
  • Airport Transportation
  • Business Center with Internet Access
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  • Banquet Room
  • Multilingual Staff
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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 | Victoria and Alfred Waterfront, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa (Formerly Protea Hotel Breakwater Lodge)
Location: South Africa > Western Cape > Cape Town > Cape Town Central
Price Range: $88 - $192 (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:
#23 Spa Hotel in Cape Town Central
#48 Business Hotel in Cape Town Central
#54 Romantic Hotel in Cape Town Central
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