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Protea Hotel Cape Town Waterfront Breakwater Lodge
Ranked #63 of 112 Hotels in Cape Town Central
Reviewed 2 July 2015

This hotel is a very nice choice for a short business or sightseeing trip to Cape Town. The hotel is located near the V&A waterfront (5-8 minute walk) with plenty of restaurants and shopping on hand. Most conveniently, there is a sightseeing red bus, bus stop literally right across the street.

The hotel pictures and website dont do it much justice. Most of the pictures shown are of the old jail - which is now the University of Cape Town's Business School. The hotel iteself is right across this old building (see my pictures attached here). The hotel rooms are decently sized, very clean and modern looking, and are fairly comfortable. The general area seemed fairly safe given the University next door. Internet access and breakfast was included in my room rate, which was very affordable to begin with. The hotel has a restaurant and bar (in the main old building) which is open fairly late until 11.00pm or so. Overall, the hotel seems to be popular with business visitors (perhaps faculty/staff at the University) and with MBA students, giving it a mostly academic, quiet feel.

'Downtown' Cape Town is about a 10 minute taxi ride (walk downstairs across the street and get a cab), where you can find many options to eat, shop and see. The airport is a good half an hour drive away.

Overall, a good choice for a short trip.

  • Stayed: September 2014, travelled on business
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Reviewed 29 June 2015

Arriving in Cape Town on a cold Friday evening, the last thing you'd want to do is to be held up by hotel checking-in procedures and I was once again impressed by Protea hotel, so efficient and zero hassles! I was also very happy with the tidiness of the entire hotel plus the fact that its location is super convenient made my visit much better.

  • Stayed: June 2015, travelled with family
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Reviewed 29 June 2015

We stayed in this hotel for two nights and enjoyed it. The location is superb, the rooms were clean and the staff were friendly. We did not make use of the restaurant.

If your room is in the "cell block" portion, it does seem very much like you are walking through an institution because that part of its heritage will always be there. When combined with the fact that the building is co-located with a business school, it comes across as very strange indeed. That said if you overlook the weirdness factor, the rooms are very nice and perfectly adequate for the purpose. The Breakwater Lodge was good value overall.

  • Stayed: April 2015, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 18 June 2015 via mobile

4 nights here in the month of June. Very clean rooms with Tea and Coffee facilities. Good Spa treatment. Huge Breakfast selection. Switch off the powerful Air Con on a night to avoid a runny nose in the morning. Less than a 5 minute walk to the V&A waterfront. Very safe location.

Stayed: June 2015, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 13 June 2015 via mobile

Great location! It's right on the Waterfront and within walking distance to all the attractions in the area including the hop on hop off bus. The hotel staff was amazing and very helpful. The rooms are nicely furnished and suited our purpose (5 adults in 2 rooms). My only complaint is that the doors to the bathrooms are frosted glass and partially see-through. In a room with 3 adults of opposite sex it was a little awkward. Tip: Protea is now a part of Marriott. Make sure to get your points! Also, check the hotel's website before booking through hotel booking sites. We got an amazing deal on the hotel's website that was not on any of the booking sites.

Stayed: June 2015, travelled with friends
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Additional Information about Protea Hotel Cape Town Waterfront Breakwater Lodge

Address: Portswood Road | V & A Waterfront, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa (Formerly Protea Hotel by Marriott Cape Town Waterfront Breakwater Lodge)
Region: South Africa > Western Cape > Cape Town > Cape Town Central
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beverage Selection Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre 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:
#26 Spa Hotel in Cape Town Central
#47 Business Hotel in Cape Town Central
#53 Romantic Hotel in Cape Town Central
Price Range: R 1 601 - R 3 401 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Protea Hotel Cape Town Waterfront Breakwater Lodge 3*
Number of rooms: 191
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
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. ... 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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