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Protea Hotel by Marriott Cape Town Waterfont Breakwater Lodge
Ranked #51 of 106 Hotels in Cape Town Central
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14 reviews
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“Great location!!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2013

The hotel is located within walking distance to the waterfront which made it easier for us a family of five to just walk across to board a ferry to Robben Island, the Two Oceans Aquarium and other places of attraction. Breakfast was very good. Rooms are vey nice and clean and finishes mordenised. Although there were a few glitches staff are very professional and efficient these were resolved on time. As a light sleeper I had a problem with air con noise. All in all this us a great hotel to stay I would recommend it.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
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Leicester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2013

This was a perfect hotel in every way. Great location, amazing rooms, food was first class and the staff were exceptional. Highly recommended and they were able to house our party of 86 fantastically well. The best hotel I have stayed at in Cape Town.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars
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Eastleigh, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2013

This hotel was part of an old jail dating back to the 1600. It now forms part of Cape Town university. The rooms have been modernised and the furnishings are new. The bathroom consists of a wet room with a separate toilet.

This hotel is only five minute walk from The Water Front and across the road you will find The Aquarium which is well worth a visit. Also here you will find the start of The City Bus Tour cost 150 Rand. (£10.75) with 18 stops that you can get on and off at. The City Tour will take you along the coast via Camps Bay. Well worth it.

Back to the Hotel, there's are two restaurants here the food is very good. Don't forget to ask for your discount card at reception this will entitle you to a discount on food eaten here. There was two of us and we got 50% off our food bill. So two main courses, followed by two deserts and two Gin and Tonics and two beers came to £15.00.

Breakfast is a fantastic array of fresh fruit, cereals and many cooked items. Muffins and various pastries along side four flavours of yogurt.

The staff are very helpful and provided an umbrella when it rained. Table Mountain can be seen from here although it is closed for maintainence from end of July through to the end of August.

The building features some of the old cell doors and door frames.

This is a great place to stay and being so close to everything I would truly recommend it.

Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2013

Hotel rooms are new, modern, charming and super clean.
The hotel is located on walking distance (10 min) to the breakwater complex and have parking included on the rate.
The staff is efficient and friendly.
They have breakfast available to the hotel but I preferred to take it on the markets on the waterfront.
It is a great value for money when comparing the options around.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
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Strand, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2013

We were travelling into Cape Town for a show at the Artscape Theatre last weekend. I wasn't keen on driving back home after 22h30 so decided to book my husband and myself into the Breakwater Lodge for the night and start the drive home safely next morning.
Naturally there isn't much one can gather about a place in just a one night stay (especially where most of your time is spent out elsewhere), but I really do have to commend the PH Breakwater Lodge on it's wonderfully friendly staff. What an absolute pleasure to be welcomed with such smiles and genuine open friendliness. In a world where customer service is severely lacking these days, it was lovely to see. The staff were not only friendly, but also helpful and well informed.
As for the room - although small, it was extremely comfortable and clean. I wouldn't hesitate to go back again should I require a room in the future!

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
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Cairo, Egypt
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2013

Stayed there back in November 2012 in my first ever visit to Cape Town... My stay at the Protea Breakwater Lodge was simply excellent, the room was very spacious and very well lit with natural light (that's something I really appreciate). It had a sofa and a small desk in addition to the bed... Bathroom was good and well equipped, room was very clean and had modern furnishings with a flat screen TV...

Hotel location is excellent as well, walking distance from the V&A waterfront which has lots of restaurants, a shopping mall, access to take boat trips, an aquarium, and the boat to Robben island... Area was safe to walk alone without any issues... Would definitely consider staying there again... Rate was very good too...

Tried the breakfast buffet (charged separately) which serves the university campus which is kind of attached to the hotel, food was good in terms of variety and quality as well... Was pretty much fir for purpose...

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars
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Narvik, Norway
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2013

We stayed there for two periods in mars 2013, in our visit to South Africa.
The hotel has a very good location, next to the V&A Waterfront, which is a nice and safe area with many restaurants, shops and activities. Also for travelling to Robben Island, and almost highway to the airport. Interesting hotel building, which is an old prison re-builded as hotel, and linked with the University of Cape Town. Efficient and friendly staff. Very good buffet breakfast.
The rooms are compact, clean and comfortable. We enjoyd our stay.

We also stayed one night in Protea Hotel Umhlanga, Umhlanga Rocks, Durban. Ok, but nothing more. Very good buffet breakfast. Efficient and friendly staff.

Room Tip: Get a room in the receptionbuilding. They have view!
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  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars
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Property: 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
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:
#24 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
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