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    The PortsWood

    PortsWood Road, PortsWood Square | V&A Waterfront, Cape Town Central 8002, South Africa
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    Overview
    • Excellent32%
    • Very good49%
    • Average14%
    • Poor4%
    • Terrible1%
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    Free Wifi
    Free Parking
    Breakfast included
    Air Conditioning
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    1 - 5 of 602 reviews

    Reviewed yesterday

    Highly recommended. Excellent experience here. Great location close to the waterfront restaurants, shops, cafes, tours to Robben Island, and downtown. Very friendly and professional staff, and high quality restaurant. Warm, comfortable and clean rooms at affordable rates.

    Thank David H
    Reviewed 1 week ago

    The best points about the hotel are the location and the service. The room wasn't anything special, but that was fine for us. It is very convenient, a very short walk, to the waterfront, and the valet parking was included (aside from tips). Very easy...More

    Thank DougA943
    Response from JvanderMerwe, Guest Relations Manager at The PortsWoodResponded 1 week ago

    Dear Valued Guest Thank you for taking the time to provide us with your valuable feedback and kind words. We pride ourselves in our good food. We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay and hope to welcome you back sooner rather than later. Muneeb...More

    Reviewed 2 weeks ago

    We had a wonderful trip to South Africa which is one of my favorite destinations in the world. We went to Kruger Park, Fancourt, Cape Town, Wine Tasting and much more. Everything was perfect except the PortsWood Hotel. We stayed here twice. The first time...More

    Thank Adameldin0955
    Response from JvanderMerwe, Guest Relations Manager at The PortsWoodResponded 1 week ago

    Dear Valued Guest We have noted your comments which has been raised with the Head of Department/s in order to ensure that corrective and remedial action is implemented. Please be assured that this is not the Standard of Service we pride ourselves in, and it...More

    Reviewed 2 weeks ago

    A good clean basic hotel. No balcony for the room which was fairly small but it was clean & comfortable & sufficed for the 5 nights we stayed there. This is really a tourist / business traveller hotel. Staff are friendly & courteous & the...More

    Thank GudGollyMsMolly
    Response from JvanderMerwe, Guest Relations Manager at The PortsWoodResponded 1 week ago

    Dear Valued Guest Thank you for taking the time to provide us with your valuable feedback and kind words. We are delighted that you were able to shop where the locals shop ( pick n pay ) and enjoyed your stay and hope to welcome...More

    Reviewed 3 weeks ago

    This hotel is in a really great location, a short walk to the Waterfront and very convenient for the Hop-on Hop-off Bus. Great breakfast, friendly, helpful staff, good wifi and well-priced. Recommended.

    Thank kiwiguy101
    Response from JvanderMerwe, Guest Relations Manager at The PortsWoodResponded 2 weeks ago

    Dear Valued Guest Thank you for taking the time to provide us with your valuable feedback and kind words. We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay and hope to welcome you back sooner rather than later. Muneeb Eksteen Guest Relations Department

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    About
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    • Pool
    • Restaurant
    • Room Service
    • Bar/Lounge
    • Free Parking
    • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
    • Breakfast included
    • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
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    • Room Service
    • Business Center with Internet Access
    • Free Parking
    • Dry Cleaning
    • Laundry Service
    • Concierge
    • Multilingual Staff
    • Shuttle Bus Service
    • Airport Transportation
    • Breakfast included
    • Meeting Rooms
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    • Air Conditioning
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    • Restaurant
    • Bar/Lounge
    • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
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    • $100 - $379 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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    • #37 Family Hotel in Cape Town Central
    • #44 Luxury Hotel in Cape Town Central
    • #47 Romantic Hotel in Cape Town Central
    • #47 Business Hotel in Cape Town Central
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    • Number of rooms
    • 102
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    The Portswood is across the road from shops and restaurants. This area is not gated but we walked day and night and felt completely safe. Lots of people around. Even had our clothes laundered in the arcade leading from... More
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    "Have heard it suggested to ask for upper floor room. We were on the fourth (and top) floor. Was fine"
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    "If you can, upgrade to a larger room. Standard rooms are small."
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