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“Wheelchair Friendly & Really nice!”

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Protea Hotel by Marriott Cape Town North Wharf
Ranked #57 of 110 Hotels in Cape Town Central
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed October 1, 2008

I had the oppotunity of spending a night at the PH North Wharf during September 2008 and as a Capetonian I impressed...
I am a wheelchair user and wasn't to sure what to expect. I was expecting the worst but was super impressed with the ease of access, all the way from the underground car park garage, to the foyer and up to the room.
I stayed in Room 109, why they call it a room I'm not sure...
It's a 1 bedroomed apartment, with it's own fully equipped kitchen (fridge, oven, stove top, microwave, dishwasher, washer/tumbel dryer and all the necessary pots and pans you might need), bathroom with roll in shower (shower has a height adjustable hand held shower head and a fold down shower bench) with the much needed grab rails in the shower and by the toilet. Dining area and lounge. Apartment 109 had 2 tv's in it (1 in the lounge & 1 in the bedroom), as well as a DVD player, laptop work area.
The only problem which as a wheelchair user you might encounter is the kitchen space. The entrance into the kitchen is a bit narrow and there's no space to turn around, so you go in forwards and you have to reverse out.
The bedroom has enough space for one to enter the bed from either side. I did find that the bed was a bit high but I managed fine and slept well.
Room service was quick and the food was good!
Staff friendly and willing to help.

  • Stayed: September 2008, traveled with family
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Thank kaAngel
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Reviewed September 9, 2008

We stayed at North Wharf as the second stop in our honeymoon booked through Virgin (Kruger, Cape Town, Mauritius). We stayed for 4 nights and had a wonderful time. We didn't spend vast amounts of time at the hotel as we had so much to do, but the time spent there was excellent!
The hotel is very clean and our huge room (apartment style) offered a very large lounge/dining room area, a lovely bathroom (if you like power showers you are in here!) and a very comfortable bed, which I am sure was larger than our king at home.
The rooms are very well equipped should you wish to cook yourself anything. They also had washing machine/dryer, ironing board etc-essential when your clothes have been screwed up in a suitcase for 5 days already!
Breakfast was excellent, with enormous choice-full cooked, croissants, fruit, cereals, omelettes, meats-loads to choose from.
The hotel is an excellent base as a taxi to the V&A waterfront took approx 4 mintutes and cost 40 rand (about £3).
Should anyone else need this tip, as a new wife/'old' bride I needed my acrylic nails removing and wondered where on earth I would find a salon to do it!!
The Ikon/Icon building just to the rear of this hotel does it-what a find!!!!
This is a superb hotel and only wish we could have used the pool but as it was the end of Aug, it was pretty chilly to be doing that. Would definately return to this hotel if we do Cape Town again!

  • Stayed: August 2008, traveled as a couple
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1  Thank CainyLiverpool
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Reviewed May 21, 2008

Very comfortable home from home. Suites had everything to make it a very pleasant stay. Furnishings are bright and new. Kitchen was well equipped, although we ate out as there are endless delightful possibilities for dining out in Cape Town. Staff are extremely helpful.

Stayed: April 2008
1  Thank Business_UK
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Reviewed March 26, 2008

This was my third stay with the North Wharf.

It is one of the best values in Cape Town. Your room is like a condo apartment with full facilities.

Breakfast is in true African style - lots of good quality food.

The staff is wonderful and very considerate.

Highly recommend this property.

Stayed: March 2008
1  Thank Glennbrian
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Reviewed February 22, 2008

This is a new hotel, 10 mins walk from the Waterfront and the town centre. Its a typical suite hotel so the rooms are large (nicely furnished) with sitting and dining areas and kitchen facilities. The breakfasts are great, as is the room service. The staff on the desk were really helpful. There is no shuttle to major sites as with the larger (more expensive) hotels but they will arrange transport for you at reasonable rates. Really the only reason this is a 4 is that the hotel is more aimed at longer stay residents from the nearby convention centre, so it does tend to lack any "vibe" in the evening. That being said as a quiet, well located, hotel which is not expensive, and has facilities to be a home away from home this is hard to beat.

Security is discrete but there, you are advised not to walk to locations after dark - but that goes for many cities.

ps there is a great delicatessan around the corner if you do want to self cater.

  • Stayed: February 2008, traveled as a couple
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3  Thank christiffer
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Reviewed April 19, 2007

We spent three nights at the Protea North Wharf during our honeymoon trip to Capetown. Firstly it is easy to locate from the Airport and has a secure underground carpark. We were checked in by helpful staff and bags carried to our room. The rooms are apartment style ,this includes a ful kitchen and good sized bathroom. The lounge area was huge with a good view over the square in from of the hotel. The rooms were tasteful and house keeping were also really good. We only ate once at the resturant in the evening but this was really reasonable and the food was lovely. Our booking was for B&B , this was also really good.. Breakfast was buffet style and included an egg bar where you could choose from scrambled or omlette etc.
There is a pool area with sun loungers on the top floor. Overall we found this a really pleasant hotel and only 10 minutes walk from the V&A and a 5 minute drive from the Table Mountain. Opposite the hotel is a nice Italian resturant and sushi bar. We would certainly recommend this hotel to others who are staying in Capetown for the first time.

  • Stayed: April 2007, traveled as a couple
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5  Thank Jayneclive8
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Reviewed November 13, 2006

I was attending a convention at the Convention Center and chose this property as one of those offered by the organizer. It was a fantastic choice. We had a full apartment with living/dining room, full kitchen, washer/dryer, bedroom, and full bath. The unit was immaculate and the staff could not have been more accomodating. The breakfast was served in a lovely area and was as complete an offer as I have found anywhere--including cooked to order items.

All of this at a rate cheaper than surrounding hotels with much smaller rooms. Truly a find--convenient to the Wharf and other areas as well.

  • Stayed: November 2006, traveled on business
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5  Thank uskuhlmans
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Additional Information about Protea Hotel by Marriott Cape Town North Wharf

Address: 1 Lower Bree Street, Cape Town Central 8002, South Africa (Formerly Protea Hotel North Wharf Waterfront)
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Location: South Africa > Western Cape > Cape Town > Cape Town Central
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#6 On the Beach Hotel in Cape Town Central
#18 Family Hotel in Cape Town Central
#28 Business Hotel in Cape Town Central
#33 Romantic Hotel in Cape Town Central
#52 Luxury Hotel in Cape Town Central
Price Range: $171 - $391 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Protea Hotel by Marriott Cape Town North Wharf 4*
Number of rooms: 58
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Protea Hotel North Wharf, Waterfront is a 4 star hotel within walking distance of the Victoria & Alfred Waterfront, Cape Town CBD and the Cape Town International Convention Centre. Its secure, central city location makes it ideal for conference, business and leisure travellers wanting to explore Cape Town and its surrounds. Even a beach holiday in Cape Town is possible from this ideal location. Offering luxury apartment style accommodation in the heart of Cape Town City in the form of spacious apartments and suites, the Hotel also has 2 Penthouse Suites with stunning views of the sea. All rooms have full self-catering options. Eat breakfast like a king at the North Wharf Restaurant, where a full English breakfast buffet is served daily. Light meals are also available during the day. There is also Col'cacchio Restaurant on our doorstep to serve lunch, dinner and room service, which is well known for their delicious pizzas. Bill back arrangements have been made between the hotel and Col'Cacchio for our in-house GUESTS. For those who enjoy their exercise we have a 24 hour gym as well as a pool on the roof top. ... more   less 
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