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Protea Hotel by Marriott Cape Town Waterfont Breakwater Lodge
Ranked #60 of 106 Hotels in Cape Town Central
Garden Route, South Africa
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420 reviews
90 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 139 helpful votes
“Good location”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 28, 2012

Great location within walking distance to the Waterfront. The R25 parking fee is unnecessary & should be scrapped or included in the room rate. Rooms are comfortable but the bathrooms should be more private. Wardrobes could be bigger and longer to allow for a ladies dress to hang full length. Receptionist not terribly helpful

Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
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5 of 5 bubbles 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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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles 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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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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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Property: 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)
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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 Waterfont Breakwater Lodge 3*
Number of rooms: 191
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 
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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

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