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Protea Hotel Cape Town Waterfront Breakwater Lodge

Portswood Road V & A Waterfront, Cape Town Central 8001 South Africa
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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.
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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Bar / lounge
Tennis court offsite
Airport transportation
Business Centre with Internet Access
Conference facilities
Secured parking
Wifi
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Complimentary Instant Coffee
Kid-friendly buffet
Car hire
Taxi service
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
Body wrap
Couples massage
Facial treatments
Foot bath
Full body massage
Manicure
Massage
Pedicure
Waxing services
24-hour security
Baggage storage
Concierge
Non-smoking hotel
24-hour check-in
24-hour front desk
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Ironing service
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Blackout curtains
Air conditioning
Desk
Housekeeping
Room service
Electric kettle
Flatscreen TV
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Safe
Telephone
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Landmark view
Non-smoking rooms
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Historic Hotel
Mountain View
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English, Afrikaans
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Crofthg wrote a review Jan 2024
Chester, United Kingdom30 contributions51 helpful votes
Mixed opinions of this place. The location is the reason we chose it and we weren't disappointed by that, it felt safe to walk the 5 minutes to and from the Waterfront around even at night. The breakfast was good quality, the rooms clean, the beds comfortable (but the double rather small) and the staff friendly. There were 3 downsides - we'd chosen the family room that had 2 bedrooms with shared separate shower and WC. The space in the rooms was minimal - the only storage was a single wardrobe and no shelving, so it wasn't possible to unpack. Living out of a suitcase could have worked but not ideal apart from there wasn't even enough floor or surface space to lay a suitcase each but there wasn't, so it was rather frustrating and we all got in each others way. The second issue was the airconditioning. We had checked on booking that the hotel had its own generator and were told that it did so that the national load shedding powercuts wouldn't be an issue. However we were much more affected by this than expected. Yes our block of rooms did have a generator, so after a few seconds of blackout the lights and sockets did come back on, but the aircon wasn't included in that. The power was off for up to 6-8 hours a day. so the room got very hot, then after the first day our aircon stopped working altogether regardless of load shedding so the rooms was stuck at 24.7 degrees for days 2 and 3 and it was very difficult to sleep. We spoke to reception who said they knew there was an issue but couldn't do anything about it, not even a fan offered. Even after the engineer had visited our aircon didn't reduce things more than a degree or two. It isn't a location I'd feel comfortable sleeping with windows open especially as we were downstairs and had children in a separate room, so we had very poor nights sleep. Also, the ventilation in the shared shower room was non-existant - it was a wet-room type set up so the floor was always wet and the room steamy, and with the heat it was being used for 4 showers morning and evening and never dried out, adding to our discomfort. So if location is the priority and you aren't visiting in the hottest season it's a reasonable venue, but I'd avoid in high summer or if you want a bigger bed or space to unpack.
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Date of stay: January 2024Trip type: Travelled with family
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TMEO wrote a review Jan 2024
Viken, Sweden47 contributions2 helpful votes
Location is excellent! Breakfast was tops with a huge choice. Bar was very good. Staff were very friendly and helpful. Reason for my low score was due to the room size and use of space in the family units. One unit with 2 bedrooms, a toilet and a shower. The room size is so small that one feels claustrophobic and there is no space / facility to open up a small overnight suitcase without having to step over it. Bathroom does not allow for a family of 4 to hang up their towels. Water splashes all over the floor as there is no curtain. There was not enough space in the bathroom to store your dry clothes while showering. Beds were comfortable and we slept well. Room temperature good.
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Date of stay: December 2023Trip type: Travelled with family
Room Tip: Suggest you get a bigger room. When the neighbours kids slammed their door, you heard it.
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Glyn L wrote a review Dec 2023
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Excellent Hotel adjacent to the Waterfront. Really good service and lovely food. A great base to explore Capetown from as the tour buses office is just over the road and the Waterfront is a very short walk. Superb views of Table Mountain from the terrace.
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Date of stay: December 2023
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JONATHAN H wrote a review Sept 2023
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Hotel rooms in the Graduate School of Business gives the feel and atmosphere of a university dorm. Very cold and impersonal. No power backup for loadshedding. No warning thereof. Great breakfast. Had to move rooms due to a very noisy air conditioner
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Date of stay: September 2023Trip type: Travelled on business
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Nancy L wrote a review Aug 2023
Newton, Massachusetts30 contributions13 helpful votes
I stayed here as part of a Road Scholars group. This hotel is not really on the waterfront - it is a short walk along a dark street to get to the waterfront. The hotel is incorporated into a college of sorts so it is a little like staying in college housing. The room was clean enough but the heat did not not work and overall it is a little below the quality of a Hampton Inn or similar. The restaurant is two buildings and the food was truly awful. Breakfast was OK, but a dinner there was inedible. There did not appear to be a lobby - just a check in desk and two couches. I think there must be better choices in Capetwon.
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Date of stay: August 2023
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ThePursers wrote a review Aug 2023
Harlow, United Kingdom28 contributions15 helpful votes
We stayed here for 3 nights at the start of our SA trip, the location is fantastic, you are a short walk from the V&A waterfront and the hop on hop off bus terminal. Lots of great restaurants around this hotel. The breakfast was very nice with a good choice of food. We had a 2 bedroom room that yes was small but was clean and had everything we needed. Beds were comfortable. Staff were friendly. I would definitely recommend this hotel for a city break!!!
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Date of stay: August 2023
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Room Tip: If you walk out the back and down the stairs, you are just in front of the hop on hop off bus...
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suziec88 wrote a review Aug 2023
Llandow, United Kingdom52 contributions28 helpful votes
Absolutely excellent. Friendly and helpful staff, great rooms, fabulous breakfast with Table Mountain View and location location. Would highly recommend. Child friendly hotel. Really helpful in terms of travel advice and offered an airport transfer. Free parking. Would come again
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Date of stay: August 2023Trip type: Travelled with family
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Dany_DXB wrote a review Aug 2023
Dubai, United Arab Emirates121 contributions117 helpful votes
Spent 4 nights at this hotel and were mostly pleased with the experience. The highlights of our visit were the super friendly staff and the location. The hotel is perfectly located within a 3-minute walk to the heart of the V&A Waterfront, where one has access to most CT attractions and top restaurants without needing transportation. The hotel parking is very practical and secure. The breakfast was excellent and in terms of overall value, there are few hotels that can keep up. This may be different for other room types but the only downside with the family rooms is that they're super tiny, where the closets are as good as nonexistent and there is little space on the floor to open a suitcase. Also, the PVC covered floor in the rooms could benefit from an encounter with a wet cleaning mop every now and then.
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Date of stay: August 2023Trip type: Travelled with family
Room Tip: Onsite parking available with 24x7 security. Right opposite the aquarium and within 5 walking...
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OnAir66137664334 wrote a review Jul 2023
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Second time we’re visiting. Really disappointed. The old jail is an accurate description, as this was pretty much the room size. Really not practical, WiFi non existent. Such a great venue, where I fear profit has become the primary objective. Not good value I’ afraid…
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Date of stay: July 2023Trip type: Travelled with family
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chienandalou wrote a review Jul 2023
Seattle194 contributions103 helpful votes
We were in the part that wasn't formerly a prison; the room was fine. The staff were super-helpful. The breakfast was opulent: lots of tasty options; good espresso drinks. The restaurant, though probably not the absolute best in the area, was fine for other meals as well. Good wifi. Walking down to the waterfront involves a block or two and lot of stairs, but you're within the security bubble of the V&A area. Also within the security bubble, just to the West by the padel courts is Livieta, a little cafe that will do you pizza and beer.
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Date of stay: July 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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PRICE RANGE
R 2,531 - R 3,901 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
protea hotel breakwater cape town central, breakwater hotel cape town, the breakwater hotel
FORMERLY KNOWN AS
Protea Hotel by Marriott Cape Town Waterfront Breakwater Lodge
LOCATION
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NUMBER OF ROOMS
188
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Frequently Asked Questions about Protea Hotel Cape Town Waterfront Breakwater Lodge
Which popular attractions are close to Protea Hotel Cape Town Waterfront Breakwater Lodge?
Nearby attractions include HintHunt Cape Town (0.2 km), Watershed (0.2 km), and Two Oceans Aquarium (0.2 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Protea Hotel Cape Town Waterfront Breakwater Lodge?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge.
Which room amenities are available at Protea Hotel Cape Town Waterfront Breakwater Lodge?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and blackout curtains.
What food & drink options are available at Protea Hotel Cape Town Waterfront Breakwater Lodge?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Protea Hotel Cape Town Waterfront Breakwater Lodge?
Yes, free parking and secured parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Protea Hotel Cape Town Waterfront Breakwater Lodge?
Conveniently located restaurants include Dash Restaurant & Bar, Signal Restaurant Waterfront, and Ginja.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Protea Hotel Cape Town Waterfront Breakwater Lodge?
Yes, guests have access to a fitness centre during their stay.
Does Protea Hotel Cape Town Waterfront Breakwater Lodge have airport transportation?
Yes, Protea Hotel Cape Town Waterfront Breakwater Lodge offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are any cleaning services offered at Protea Hotel Cape Town Waterfront Breakwater Lodge?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Does Protea Hotel Cape Town Waterfront Breakwater Lodge offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers a business centre, meeting rooms, and a banquet room.