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“Great staff and location”
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The PortsWood
Ranked #45 of 109 Hotels in Cape Town Central
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Shipley, United Kingdom
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“Great staff and location”
Reviewed 21 March 2012

We stayed at this hotel for 6 nights earlier this month. It is ideally situated close to the V&A Waterfront - down 3 flights of steps and across the road - without paying the premium rates charged by hotels on the Waterfront. It is close to the Aquarium and terminus for the red and blue open top bus tours. The rooms are clean, comfortable, with a small fridge, and relatively spacious for a city centre hotel. Our bedding was changed daily and the hotel provided 2 complimentary half litre bottles of still and sparkling water each day, plus a chocolate wafer on the evening turndown service. The buffet breakfast is plentiful, with hot food made to order, and can be eaten outside. The small pool is an added attraction - great for a refreshing dip after a day's sightseeing. The staff are fantastic, very friendly and helpful, and give great customer service. Joseph the Doorman is a national treasure with his one legged salute. We'll be back, if only to share another joke with Joseph and his Head Porter colleague (I struggled with his name !) once again.

Room Tip: We requested a room not facing the pool in case it was noisy.
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  • Stayed March 2012, travelled as a couple
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Bloemfontein, South Africa
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Reviewed 13 March 2012

We stayed at this excellent Hotel during the past weekend for the Cape Argus Cycle Tour. It location is excellent on the V&A Waterfront and the price extremely fair for its location. Very clean Hotel, great breakfast but its biggest asset is its friendly and helpful staff. Will be back again soon!

  • Stayed March 2012, travelled with friends
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Pretoria, South Africa
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Reviewed 29 February 2012

One can hardly improve on the proximity to the V & A, Aquarium and Pavilion Conference Centre, all at an affordable price. Staff was exceptionally friendly and helpful. Would stay there again.

  • Stayed February 2012, travelled on business
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 27 February 2012

I have just returned from this hotel. For a spot in the downtown V and A area of CT it is very good. Other hotels "nearer" the quays charge a fat premium, however the Portswood is literally 90 seconds walk from the bars and nightlife and half the price.
But what I felt was above and beyond was that check out was 10am. Mine was the 8pm flight and I have stayed in enough 5* places that give you an hour here or there extra, but the Portswood reallocated me a room to use as long as I wanted. These little things make a stay memorable.

  • Stayed February 2012, travelled with family
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Guisborough, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 25 February 2012

We stayed at this hotel for 6 nights earlier this month. Location brilliant, couple of minutes away from he Waterfront, which is very lively although prices for food and drink on the high side. Very good shopping centre here also. Could not fault hotel, all the staff were excellent and nohing was too much trouble, breakfast was very good, rooms fine, very clean as were public areas. A couple of minor gripes, the pool and surrounding area was very small and none of the rooms have balconies.
Primarily a business hotel and very quiet on a night, but would have no hesitation in staying here again if we return to Cape Town.
Hotel is very accessible if driving in Cape Town, we had no trouble finding our way around. We used the Big Red Bus on the first 2 days to get about Cape Town doing the 2 different routes, pick up accross the road from the hotel on the Waterfront. Fantastic value for money.

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Property: The PortsWood
Address: PortsWood Road, PortsWood Square | V&A Waterfront, Cape Town Central 8002, South Africa
Region: South Africa > Western Cape > Cape Town > Cape Town Central
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#37 Family Hotel in Cape Town Central
#42 Luxury Hotel in Cape Town Central
#47 Business Hotel in Cape Town Central
#47 Romantic Hotel in Cape Town Central
Price range (per night): $169 - $427
Hotel Class:4 star — The PortsWood 4*
Number of rooms: 102
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