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Protea Hotel Cape Town Waterfront Breakwater Lodge

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Portswood Road V & A Waterfront, Cape Town Central 8001 South Africa
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#75 of 124 hotels in Cape Town Central
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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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Parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Bar / lounge
Bicycle rental
Airport transportation
Business Centre with Internet Access
Conference facilities
Wifi
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Complimentary instant cofffee
Kid-friendly buffet
Car hire
Taxi service
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
Baggage storage
Concierge
Non-smoking hotel
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Blackout curtains
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Non-smoking rooms
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Historic Hotel
Centrally Located
Languages Spoken
English, Afrikaans
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Robert M wrote a review Nov. 2020
Pretoria, South Africa129 contributions9 helpful votes
We have stayed here on numerous occasions. The hotel offers comfortable rooms and the staff are very friendly. The location is great for easy walking to the V&A waterfront. There is a self service vending machine for those late night habits. Price is very reasonable and we will stay here again.
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Date of stay: November 2020Trip type: Travelled with family
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Karen N wrote a review Apr. 2020
12 contributions15 helpful votes
Nice hotel and friendly staff. We had read reviews that the rooms were a little on the small side so we booked a delux corner suite which gave us that little bit of extra space. The hotel is very interesting because its an old prison. A lovely big selection at breakfast. The hotel is situated just over the road from V & A so it's location is perfect.
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Date of stay: March 2020
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helen89Lancs wrote a review Apr. 2020
Lancs31 contributions57 helpful votes
We chose this hotel for the location and we were not disappointed . Around 5 minute walk takes you to the heart of the waterfront where there were some wonderful restaurants. We ate at Sevruga which was amazing. The hotel is an old prison so has plenty of character. The staff on check in were friendly and helpful. They booked taxis for us to take us to Table Mountain and to pick up our hire car, also arranged tickets to Table Mountain. As a family of 3 we booked a room with a twin and a double room together which was comfortable but the rooms were a bit small and storage in the rooms was very limited. I would recommend upgrading to a larger room. Great hotel
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Date of stay: February 2020
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David R wrote a review Mar. 2020
Chalfont St Peter, United Kingdom31 contributions14 helpful votes
We found this to be a great location for the V&A waterfront and the terminal for the hop on hop off buses and for Robben Island. It does seem rather strange to be sharing the accommodation with a university department but we loved the quirkiness of its prison heritage. All the staff were courteous and helpful. The rooms were clean and comfortable but not outstanding. We would certainly choose to stay here if we were visiting Cape Town again.
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Date of stay: March 2020
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AbsolutelyDubrovnik wrote a review Mar. 2020
Seattle, Washington642 contributions261 helpful votes
Stayed here 5 nights using the 5th night free Marriott points offer. Location is super. Easy walk down steps to the Cape Town Waterfront. It’s a little basic ( no robe, conditioner ) it has multiple buildings, some of which have real character (old prison). Done Buildings are shared with the university. The clothes drier in building 2 floor 2 lounge 2 does not work well. The one in lounge 1 (sane floor) does. Staff are efficient.
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Date of stay: March 2020Trip type: Travelled with family
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Response from PHBWLCPT, Manager at Protea Hotel Cape Town Waterfront Breakwater Lodge
Responded 19 Mar. 2020
Dear AbsolutelyDubrovnik, Thank you for choosing to stay at the Protea Hotel Cape Town Waterfront Breakwater Lodge and providing your honest feedback on TripAdvisor. Providing the highest level of hospitality is our number one priority and we sincerely apologize for falling short of meeting your expectations. As a teachable moment, we have shared your feedback with the appropriate hotel team to ensure the necessary guidelines are in place to address the self service laundry facilities from occurring in the future. Once again, thank you for your valued feedback and we hope to serve you again whenever your travels bring you back to Cape Town. Sincerely, ELDINE PERA Rooms Division Manager Protea Hotel by Marriott Cape Town Waterfront Breakwater Lodge eldine@bwl.co.za +27 21 406 1911
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PRICE RANGE
USD 87 - USD 189 (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
South AfricaWestern CapeCape TownCape Town Central
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 Jack Friedman V&A WaterFront (0.5 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, parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Protea Hotel Cape Town Waterfront Breakwater Lodge?
Conveniently located restaurants include Upper Bloem Restaurant, V&A Food Market, and Dash Restaurant & Bar.
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 an airport shuttle?
Yes, Protea Hotel Cape Town Waterfront Breakwater Lodge offers an airport shuttle 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.