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Hua Hin, Thailand
Reviewed yesterday NEWvia mobile

Great location - only a few minutes walk to the Victoria and Albert Waterfront. Very interesting history - first a gaol and now there is a business school sharing the facilities. Quick and friendly check in, good parking available for only R25 per day, and cheerful and well designed rooms. The bed and pillows were comfortable. We had drinks at...

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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We stayed here for about 4 nights. We liked the location, only a 5 minute walk to the V&A waterfront and all the amenities. Clean, helpful staff, great history walking through the jail area of the hotel. We would stay here again.

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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

First stayed here 20 years ago and it is an ideal location for both Waterfront and city centre. Being set back a little it is quieter in the evenings than some of the V&A based hotels, but always feels safe and I had no concerns walking around on my own either during day, or in the evening. Might not be...

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Gdynia, Poland
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

the location of the hotel is one of the best in the area. walking distance from Waterfront. rooms are small but well furnished and clean. breakfast is delicious and full of selection. its former prison transformed to hotel and college :-) polite and helpfull stuff. recommended to couples or business people. not recommedned to families with childern ( small rooms,...

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Kilwinning, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

After couple of weeks touring this was for our last night before flying back home. Turned out really great location for V & A. Rooms were good although breakfast location was a fair walk away from our rooms. Friendly helpful staff, but wi fi was a bit hit and miss. Despite given password and way to connect we still required...

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Johannesburg, South Africa
Reviewed 1 week ago

The room was very small but adequate. Beds were too soft for our liking - but others might prefer that. It would have been nice to have a bath as well as a shower but not a big deal. Very clean. Did not use the restaurant or bar as we preferred to go out and about. The hotel is very...

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Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 1 week ago

Location of hotel was about 3 mins walk from Victoria and Alfred waterfront shopping. The building was originally used as a prison. It has castle like turrets either end. There are 3 blocks. The hotel utilises the outside 2 blocks, whilst the middle block is the Graduate School of Business. Rooms were extremely spacious with either a double/ king size...

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Redruth, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago

We had an extremely enjoyable stay at the Protea Hotel, the staff were really friendly and happy to accommodate us with anything we required. The location of the hotel in Cape Town is perfect, it is only a few minutes walk from all of the shops, restaurants and bars. The rooms were quite basic but clean and comfortable, everything was...

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

Dear melandmatt26, We appreciate and thank you for the time taken to inform us of your stay at our Hotel. It is fantastic to read that you enjoyed your stay at our Hotel. We pride ourselves on our employees conduct, and hearing that you found them friendly and willing to accommodate you, makes us real proud. Our location is very...

Bedford
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We arrived very tired from our overnight flight from the UK and were pleasantly surprised to find 4 out of our 5 rooms booked were ready for occupancy. The 5th room was ready within half an hour. The staff were very friendly and helpful and had us all sorted very quickly. The hotel itself is very quirky and took me...

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

Dear Selina M, Wow! Thank you very much for your great review and the high score! We can't begin to tell you how awesome it is to read your words of encouragement, appreciation and praise. Our goal is to provide our GUESTS with superior service that exceed their expectations. It is thanks to GUESTS like you taking the time to...

St. Petersburg, Florida
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Stayed for 5 nights and very much enjoyed our time at the protea breakwater. We took an uber from the airport which was about a 20 minute drive and the cost was only $12. We arrived super early and couldn't check in but they held our bags for us and gave us all the info we need to explore around...

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

Dear chevaf8b, Thank you for taking the time to write a review of your stay at our Hotel. My STAFF takes pride in what we do and it is through feedback like yours, filled with affirmations and encouragement that we renew our commitment to always trying our best. We believe the only way for us to deliver a first class...

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Amenities

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  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Room Service
  • Spa
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • 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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  • Smoking rooms available
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  • Minibar
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  • Conference Facilities
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Shuttle Bus Service
  • Room Service
  • Airport Transportation
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
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  • Concierge
  • Banquet Room
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Self-Serve Laundry
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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: $138 - $309 (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
Protea Hotel By Marriott Cape Town Waterfont Breakwater Lodge South Africa
Hotel Style:
#25 Spa Hotel in Cape Town Central
#48 Business Hotel in Cape Town Central
#54 Romantic Hotel in Cape Town Central
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“Top floor rooms very noisy - wind noise. Side facing rooms - no view.”
diannaw1044, 18 Apr 2017 | Read review
“All rooms were probably on par as rooms were set vertically away from water, but I had a view of the courtyard and enjoyed that.”
832margarets, 14 Apr 2017 | Read review
“Business Suites are lovely”
ruskyceltic, 11 Apr 2017 | Read review
“Double room is great for families or couples.”
rosemaryh27, 29 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Affordable hotel of choice in Cape Town”
thabisom915, 29 Mar 2017 | Read review
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