I moved here to save some money over the weekend at the end of a business trip. What a great move! Half the price of the waterfront hotel I had stayed in for my business meetings etc. and so full of character.
The hotel is in the old prison, that I knew in advance, so was expecting it to be a little quirky. What I had not realised was it was also a university campus, and felt very much like going back to college.
The rooms are simple but clean, well designed and comfortable. The staff were generally helpful - but don't rely on them to get you a taxi in a hurry, better to walk to the taxi rank down at the waterfront. The highlight was when I left my phone in a cab and the staff managed to track the driver down from my receipt and persuade him to come and give it back (for a small reward of course!) - excellent service.
The cafe/restaurant was basic but more than ok for breakfast - just what you would expect in a university canteen. And given the number of top quality alternatives a stone's throw away you don't need anything more.
I never got around to using the spa, too busy (lazy?) but was told it was a reasonable facility by others who stayed there.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- 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. ... more less
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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