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Protea Hotel by Marriott Cape Town Waterfront Breakwater Lodge
Ranked #59 of 109 Hotels in Cape Town Central
Kenya
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18 reviews
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“4th Visit and it only gets better”
Reviewed October 27, 2012

The Breakwater Lodge is really very convenient and very very comfortable.
The atmosphere around the place is very relaxed, the staff are all very friendly and being a part of the Business Grad School only adds to the experience.
The standard rooms can be a bit small, but you can upgrade to a larger room.
As we spend the better part of the day at the V&A waterfront only 5 minutes away it is perfectly located and the room size really doesn't bother us as it becomes a place to crash out.
They have great lounge areas at the corners of each floor.
Protea have renovated the rooms and the bathrooms are now really very good.
Yes Breakwater, you are "hot"

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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed October 21, 2012

Good value for a basic room with excellent breakfast, and a great central location. Historic building that is very well maintained. No frills; but operated with typical Protea Hotel efficiency. Very close to the V&A waterfront. I have stayed here several times. Never disappointed.

  • Stayed November 2011, traveled on business
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Quesnel, Canada
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Reviewed October 19, 2012

We stayed 4 nights here, great location- walking distance to the V&A waterfront- shops and restaurants, hop on/off bus. Friendly, helpful staff and a nice, clean room, quiet. Interesting to be among the students in the business grad school.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
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Johannesburg
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Reviewed October 18, 2012

This hotel is located smack in the middle of Cape Town's business and tourism districts, so very conveniently located. The rooms are a bit small, but the staff is very friendly and helpful. The restaurant (Time Out) was unassuming but the service was good and both meals I had were surprisingly good - excellent in fact. I doubt whether the super expensive One and Only across the road could have matched the burger I had for dinner! So all in all excellent value for money.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled on business
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Brighton, United Kingdom
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Reviewed October 16, 2012

Really great location, helpful staff, nice room, interesting 'history', only drawback was walking through long corridors of the business school to get to the restaurants - brought back horrible memories of hated college residentials, even if they were 30 years ago!

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
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The Hague, The Netherlands
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Reviewed October 16, 2012

Centrally located. Book for a business suite and your room is spacious! Super breakfast, close to thewaterfront. Excellent staff. We had luandry, forgot money to take out of the pants, and they returned the clothes with the money in an enveloppe. Now that is what I call reliable!

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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Reviewed October 14, 2012

Stayed in a triple room for 6 nights split into a 4 night then week later 2 nights.
Much better than I expected as it is a far better place with more character than the budget hotel it is described as. The rooms are small but of very high standard with all the facilities you need making a great use of space. Beds super comfy. Staff very helpful and friendly.
Breakfast was really good.
Really super location and really good value for the standard of rooms and breakfast and very helpful and kind staff.
Only two small problems. The water in the shower becomes dangerous hot. The hotel are aware of this so I hope they are resolving the issue.
Also in both rooms we were in we had some problems with noise. We had all had busy days so it was not too much of a problem but especially on our second visit the noise from nearby club was very bad in the early hours. Would definately stay there again and recommend the place though, maybe just need to think what part of the buildings your room is in.

Stayed September 2012, traveled with friends
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Property: Protea Hotel by Marriott Cape Town Waterfront Breakwater Lodge
Address: Portswood Road | V & A Waterfront, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa (Formerly Protea Hotel Breakwater Lodge)
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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:
#25 Spa Hotel in Cape Town Central
#48 Business Hotel in Cape Town Central
#54 Romantic Hotel in Cape Town Central
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Protea Hotel by Marriott Cape Town Waterfront Breakwater Lodge 3*
Number of rooms: 191
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Balance modern comfort and and experience soaking in the rich history of Cape Town with a stay at Protea Hotel by Marriott Cape Town Waterfront Breakwater Lodge. Our hotel in Cape Town, South Africa sits right next to the city's fantastic V&A Waterfront, a minute from restaurants, shops and theatres. We're perfectly poised to give you a feel for the heart of the Waterfront area, just 25 km from Cape Town International Airport. Enjoy easy access to beaches, mountains and city hotspots from our accommodations, as well as convenience getting to Cape Town International Convention Center and Cape Town Stadium. ... more   less 
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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 Waterfront Breakwater Lodge South Africa

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