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Hobart, Australia
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Excellent location. Hop On Hop Off bus leaves from just across the road (down the steps) and it is any easy walk to the waterfront. Reception staff were excellent, despite giving us misinformation re our breakfast inclusion. Our room was spacious and roomy with a great view of Table Mountain. I realise not all rooms are this good - another...

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PHBWLCPT, General Manager at Protea Hotel by Marriott Cape Town Waterfont Breakwater Lodge, responded to this review

Dear footiept, We appreciate and thank you for taking the time to review our Hotel. Our location is definitely one our features of which we are proud. We are very fortunate to be located on the V & A Waterfront, which is within walking distance of the Wharf, where you can shop to your heart's content or sample the various...

Reviewed 4 days ago NEWvia mobile

Not at all impressed. We phoned ahead to say we were flying all night from London via joburg and had a lunch meeting at the hotel for 1pm. We asked for early check in which they said they said they would "note." We arrived at 12.25 and asked to check in to be told... check in is at 2pm. We...

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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

rooms are nice and clean. Fantastic location for stay in Capetown. Many tourist places in a walking distance. Foods are good and plenty of parking spaces. Friendly staffs will make your life easy. Two Ocean aquarium and VA Water front are only 5-10mis walk. Trip to robben island is also leaving from Water front area. There are many good restaurants...

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PHBWLCPT, General Manager at Protea Hotel by Marriott Cape Town Waterfont Breakwater Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Rezwan T, Thank for taking the time to write a review on our Hotel and for scoring us a high 5. Our GUESTS comfort is important to us, and reading that you found our rooms nice and clean gives us great satisfaction. We believe that location is important when selecting a holiday destination, and by selecting our Hotel as...

Los Angeles, California
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

This place is an old prison that has been renovated. It is now partially a hotel and partially a business school? Not quite sure. One thing I'm sure about though is that it is super creepy to walk around the hotel at night. We had to stay here for a couple of nights because it is the only thing we...

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PHBWLCPT, General Manager at Protea Hotel by Marriott Cape Town Waterfont Breakwater Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Elodat, Thank you for informing us of your stay at our Hotel. We are truly sorry your stay at our hotel was not to your satisfaction. Our goal is customer satisfaction and we clearly failed to deliver. Our Hotel is unique in that it is located on the same site as the old Breakwater Prison which dates back to...

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Reviewed 1 week ago NEWvia mobile

The hotel is right opposite the V&A Waterfront. Walking distance from most of the waterfront amenities and attractions. Friendly staff, check in easy and general Hotel feel very comfortable. There is a lift as it's a two story building. The dinner is either buffet or a la carte. Breakfast is also good and prices are reasonable. Rooms are adequately furnished...

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PHBWLCPT, General Manager at Protea Hotel by Marriott Cape Town Waterfont Breakwater Lodge, responded to this review

Dear GUEST, Thank you for taking the time out of your busy schedule to review our Hotel. My TEAM takes pride in what we do, and its through feedback like yours, full of affirmations and encouragement, that we renew our commitment to giving our best. GUESTS like you make doing what we do a true pleasure. Thank you once again...

Pretoria, South Africa
Reviewed 1 week ago

Mrs Oettinger and I rushed into the city on an unplanned stay. Batlled to find accommodation and managed to get a room at the Protea. LOcation is great and gives good access to the V&A waterfront. Our room was small and quaint would probably have served well had it not been for a few issues. Poor lighting at the cupboards...

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PHBWLCPT, General Manager at Protea Hotel by Marriott Cape Town Waterfont Breakwater Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Kenny M, We are sad to read that your experience at our Hotel was not to your satisfaction. Our goal is GUEST satisfaction and we clearly failed to deliver. It is clear that we failed you in more ways than one. We are unable to fix the past but you have my personal commitment to find ways to improve...

York, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago

Stayed for 3 days in January. Impressed by friendly and helpful staff. Working in unusual building (former prison) with associated higher education facilities. Right next to the Waterfront. Good sized rooms. Convenient restaurant. Worth a try.

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PHBWLCPT, General Manager at Protea Hotel by Marriott Cape Town Waterfont Breakwater Lodge, responded to this review

Dear SteveG1948, We thank you for your feedback. Thank you for giving us a high five. We are delighted to know that our efforts are paying off. We will pass along your comments to our team. It is words just like these that keep us going. Our location is one that makes us pride, it is within 5 minutes walk...

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This hotel is in a great location for the harbour area and waterfront. Comfortable and with all the required amenities it is a good hotel for seeing Cape Town. Comfortable beds and friendly staff made my stay very good. Excellent breakfast.

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PHBWLCPT, General Manager at Protea Hotel by Marriott Cape Town Waterfont Breakwater Lodge, responded to this review

Dear saundersmb, We thank you and appreciate your feedback. My TEAM takes pride in what we do and it is through feedback like yours full of affirmations and encouragement that we renew our commitment to always trying our best. It is thanks to customers like you taking the time to tell us what we are doing right, that we are...

Chandigarh, India
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The hotel is very ideally located adjacent to Waterfront (the most happening place).The hotel isa historical building.There Restaurant is a lovely place .If you want to enjoy your breakfast overlooking the Waterfront then this is the place.

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PHBWLCPT, General Manager at Protea Hotel by Marriott Cape Town Waterfont Breakwater Lodge, responded to this review

Dear sdsbatth, Thank you for taking the time to inform us of your experience at our Hotel. If you are looking for a fantastic location, then you chose the correct location, namely the Victoria & Alfred Waterfront. Our location is one of our major attractions, with only a 5 minute walk to the Wharf where you can experience the wonderful...

Berlin, Germany
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It is basically build in and around a former prison which is now a college for economics and in order to get to some rooms you have to walk thru the old prison which looking at the history of South Africa is very weird to me. The location is really perfect right next to the new Waterfront area in Cape...

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PHBWLCPT, General Manager at Protea Hotel by Marriott Cape Town Waterfont Breakwater Lodge, responded to this review

Dear mwen001, We thank you and appreciate the time you took to write a review on our Hotel. The Protea Hotel by Marriott Breakwater Lodge is situated on the premises of the former Breakwater Prison, which dates back to 1859. We share the premises with one of the most esteemed universities in South Africa, namely the University of Cape Town,...

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Room Service
  • Spa
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
About the property
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Spa
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
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  • Family Rooms
  • Smoking rooms available
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Minibar
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  • Room Service
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Conference Facilities
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Shuttle Bus Service
  • Airport Transportation
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Laundry Service
  • Concierge
  • Banquet Room
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Self-Serve Laundry
  • Babysitting
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 

Additional Information about 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)
Region: South Africa > Western Cape > Cape Town > Cape Town Central
Price Range: R1 506 - R3 574 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Protea Hotel by Marriott Cape Town Waterfont Breakwater Lodge 3*
Number of rooms: 191
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Also Known As:
Protea Hotel Breakwater Cape Town Central
Breakwater Hotel Cape Town
The Breakwater Hotel
Hotel Style:
#24 Spa Hotel in Cape Town Central
#48 Business Hotel in Cape Town Central
#54 Romantic Hotel in Cape Town Central
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