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Protea Hotel by Marriott Cape Town Waterfont Breakwater Lodge
Ranked #60 of 109 Hotels in Cape Town Central
Brighton, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 14 November 2013

best value for money we have found in Cape Town.

Comfortable clean hotel - not luxurious but more than adequate and just a few minutes walk from the V & A waterfront with its fabulous range of restaurants and bars. Reception staff all very friendly and helpful and free on site parking

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 10 November 2013 via mobile

We've been at the hotel for 8 nights with one to go. The hotel is in an excellent location- just a few minutes walk to the shops at the V&A.
Our room, although small has been very comfortable and staff are friendly.
Breakfast is available, for an additional charge, but it is so easy to find cheaper alternatives at the V&A.

Stayed November 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 6 November 2013

We stayed here 4 nights as part of South Africa tour. The location was great, close to waterfront and we were not afraid to walk back at night. Hotel is built in old prison, which is interesting but it is also part of the business school and we got lost a couple of times trying to find the breakfast room or the reception.
We arrived very late and after a long flight and did not realize immediately that the family unit the gave us for two people is very inconvenient. It has 2 small rooms with a full size bed in each, 2 tiny bathrooms one with a shower and one with a toilet - no bath tub. It may be OK if you have 1-2 children but for a couple, you have to sleep in a small bed or separately.
The safes in both rooms did not work and cleanliness can be improved.
Breakfast buffet was plentiful and tasty.
Try to get a room overlooking table mountain.

Room Tip: Do not get a family room if you are 2 people and not close to laundry machines.
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  • Stayed October 2013, travelled as a couple
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Fleet, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 3 November 2013

This hotel scores highly for location, and for the friendliness of the staff. Our bedroom, similar to those offered by hotel chains worldwide, was adequate if a little boring, but well up to business traveller standards. We were not so keen on the glass walled bathroom though. The original prison block is primarily a business school, hence we were housed in a newer adjacent block. Nonetheless, safe, good value for money, and really convenient to the V&A waterfront.

Stayed October 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 2 November 2013

We stayed here for three nights while exploring Cape Town. The hotel couldn't of been better located and the price was very good for this area. We didn't eat here as there was too many choices elsewhere. The rooms were large enough with nice beds and a decent bathroom. If I came back I would certain choose to stay here again.

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 25 October 2013

We stayed 3 nights at this very modern large stream-lined hotel. The first room we were allocated was very small with a small "double bed" (more like 3/4). We are tall people and after some similar experience earlier with a small bed, we requested to change room. After much "hand wringing" and stalling we got a "family room" with two (!) small rooms each with two beds (total of 4). It was OK though because we used one room to sleep in and the second one to put our suitcases (there would be no space for them). Breakfast was excellent served in an adjacent building. V&A waterfront is just 10 min walk.

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  • Stayed October 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 18 October 2013

Stayed at the Breakwater lodge for a 4 day course with fellow african people. You would think we are being treated to some of the wonderful herbs and spices.... only to find out the chef couldn't even find the pepper and salt. Shame as the venue is great and the gathering of people that come from all over to gain and exchange knowledge and experience is phenomenal.
Another question: why is it necessary in this town - with great quality water - to have bottled water? Please!

Stayed October 2013, travelled on business
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Property: 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
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:
#25 Spa Hotel in Cape Town Central
#48 Business Hotel in Cape Town Central
#54 Romantic Hotel in Cape Town Central
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3 star — Protea Hotel by Marriott Cape Town Waterfont Breakwater Lodge 3*
Number of rooms: 191
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 
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Also Known As:
Protea Hotel Breakwater Cape Town Central
Breakwater Hotel Cape Town
The Breakwater Hotel
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