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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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#73 of 129 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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Property amenities
Secured 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
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
Baggage storage
Concierge
Non-smoking hotel
24-hour check-in
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Ironing service
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Blackout curtains
Air conditioning
Desk
Housekeeping
Room service
Electric kettle
Flatscreen TV
Bath / shower
Safe
Telephone
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Landmark view
Non-smoking rooms
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Historic Hotel
Centrally Located
Languages Spoken
English, Afrikaans
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David H wrote a review 2 June
Cambridge, Massachusetts749 contributions281 helpful votes
This hotel is very conveniently located near the waterfront in Cape Town. It serves a secondary purpose being a conference center for the University of Cape Town. The rooms are moderately spacious and clean but not special in any defining way. Mine viewed a courtyard of green growth until a big tent was pitched there and a party ensued. The main restaurant is very good and partially makes up for the relatively bland hotel. The staff are friendly and will warn you if you are heading the wrong way on the street outside the hotel!
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Date of stay: May 2022
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Dear Davidson H, 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 take into consideration for future planned renovations. Once again, thank you for your valued feedback and we hope to serve you again whenever your travels bring you back to Cape Town.
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Liesbeth D wrote a review Apr 2022
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Room was very good and spacious but can use good chairs instead of the totally uncomfortable sofa/couch! Breakfast is good but coffee and tea should be more easy to get. A Light in the hallway would be nice so you can see how and if the AC is working
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Date of stay: April 2022
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whatsmyname4321 wrote a review Apr 2022
Amsterdam, The Netherlands64 contributions66 helpful votes
Had a week-long stay in March/April 2022 and loved everything about this place. Ideally located for the waterfront. Spacious rooms, very comfortable, superb beds. Delicious breakfast. Friendly and attentive staff everywhere. Can't recommend highly enough.
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Date of stay: March 2022
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Irfaan Fakir wrote a review Feb 2022
Johannesburg, South Africa21 contributions3 helpful votes
Our stay here was wonderful. The staff were polite and helpful. The rooms were clean and comfortable without being extravagant. The shower and toilet were always kept clean. The hotel's location literally down the road from the waterfront made it really accessible. The presence of a large Muslim prayer room (salaah khana) on the first floor equipped with ablution facilities was a bonus and a welcome surprise. The Wi-Fi did require us to sign into it a few times and the bar fridge inside the cupboard did cause the drawer above to heat up a little, but those were minor inconveniences.
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Date of stay: February 2022
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Room Tip: The main building contains the spa, gym and Muslim prayer room.
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ExpertTravelCritic wrote a review Feb 2022
New York City, New York117 contributions87 helpful votes
Recently stayed at this property for a week, specifically picked as wanted to stay in the Marriott portfolio, not many options at the waterfront. Having stayed in Cape Town 10 years ago, downtown, knew this time definitely wanted to be at the Waterfront for safety and security reasons. Upon arrival learned hotel is spread out across 3 buildings, sharing its space with a university, which is quite busy during the week. Themelina checked us in, and was absolutely lovely and genuinely caring. It was a great start to our arrival. Upon getting to room was a bit disappointed with the lack of counter space in bathroom, lack of lighting throughout room, and was a bit shocked in this day and age to only have one power outlet in whole room near desk (none near bed), there was a 2nd power outlet next to it, but instead of being European, it was African, which no foreigner would have a converter for. This property is affected by the power grid brown outs (not all Cape Town hotels are) and 3 out of the 7 nights I was there, I woke up sweating as the ac had turned off in middle of night. Only other small issues were bed sheets not fitted to bed and furniture a bit worn out, chair cushion completely collapsed in. Other than that for the most part the staff were kind and helpful. Being in the VA waterfront, felt safe to come and go night and day, unlike downtown hotels. Due to the power issues and lack of amenities, I would probably look elsewhere next time around.
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Date of stay: February 2022
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Response from Colin Naiker, General Manager at Protea Hotel Cape Town Waterfront Breakwater Lodge
Responded 14 Feb 2022
Dear ExpertTravelCritic, 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. We have shared your very valid feedback with our Hotel Management team that will take this into account for any future refurbishment projects. 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.pera@proteahotels.com +27 21 406 1911
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Axel N wrote a review Feb 2022
151 contributions88 helpful votes
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Historic prison building in the waterfront next to the aquarium. Modern rooms, convenient location, kind staff at the breakfast area and nice efficient check in and check out experiences. Housekeeping did a good and consistent job as well, thanks. Axel
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Date of stay: February 2022Trip type: Travelled
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newbie_explorer777 wrote a review Nov 2021
Midrand, South Africa157 contributions65 helpful votes
Great hotel near the waterfront. Easy to cross the road to get to the waterfront and the city sightseeing bus. Staff are friendly and are always checking up on you. Will definitely use this hotel again when I'm in cape town. Ordered room service once. Was quick and efficient and food was good.
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Date of stay: November 2021Trip type: Travelled
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Gerry G wrote a review Sept 2021
Durban, South Africa7 contributions6 helpful votes
Very enjoyable stay. Good price for 10 days, comfortable room and excellent location. Staff friendly and very efficient. Will certainly stay again. We were upgraded on arrival. The hotel is a short walk to Waterfront, Myciti bus and big red tourist bus. You can even walk to seapoint. Handy for football stadium and spectacular African art gallery
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Date of stay: September 2021Trip type: Travelled
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Astrid E wrote a review Aug 2021
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Beautiful views of table mountain and the waterfront. Location is central to everything the V and A waterfront has to offer. Immaculate rooms. So impressed with Covid-19 protocols,hand sanitisers placed everywhere. The breakfast was delicious. The staff are warm, welcoming and truly go the extra mile to ensure complete customer satisfaction.
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Date of stay: August 2021Trip type: Travelled
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abeda7866 wrote a review Apr 2021
Durban, South Africa108 contributions32 helpful votes
This hotel is located close to the V &A Waterfront and all tourist attractions. I would suggest it if u dont intend spending alot of time in your hotel room or if you in Cape Town for a day or 2. The pictures make the rooms look big but they are actually quite small. Even the passageways between rooms is quite tight. Its like it was built for small people. The service by staff was exceptional. Wifi is excellent and ample free parking. Free Sanitizers were provided i the room which we appreciated
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Date of stay: April 2021Trip type: Travelled
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Response from Colin Naiker, General Manager at Protea Hotel Cape Town Waterfront Breakwater Lodge
Responded 12 Apr 2021
Dear abeda7866, 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 take into account for any future planned renovations. Once again, thank you for your valued feedback and we hope to serve you again whenever your travels bring you back to Cape Town.
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PRICE RANGE
USD 107 - USD 141 (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 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, secured parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Protea Hotel Cape Town Waterfront Breakwater Lodge?
Conveniently located restaurants include Dash Restaurant & Bar, V&A Food Market, and Signal Restaurant Waterfront.
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.