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“Location perfect. Service excellent.”
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The PortsWood
Ranked #43 of 112 Hotels in Cape Town Central
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 28 July 2013

We stayed here twice and were treated kindly by the entire staff. Wonderful breakfast. We asked for a smoking room at checkin so we were upgraded to a suite! Comfortable bed, good shower. Five minute walk to V&A waterfront with all sorts of attractions and restaurants.

Stayed: July 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 7 July 2013

If ever there was a case of the location allowing a hotel to get away with poor quality, this is it. Cannot fault location but if you expect Travelodge standards or above then just stay elsewhere. First room straight onto road, asked to move and now in 323 with the sound of the waterfall that passes as a pool to keep awake all night. Rooms so out of date. Just don't do it. Pay a bit more and stay somewhere better or just get a taxi into the waterfront. I have stayed all but 8 nights of the last 5 months away from home and it is places like this that destroy your morale.

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  • Stayed: July 2013, travelled on business
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Reviewed 26 June 2013

Great Location right near the waterfront. The room was an adequate size and while it's not the Ritz it was fine. Breakfast was amazing with specialty coffees included. Everyone was very friendly with the exception of one female concierge who could have cared less about anyone and just kept playing with her hair.

  • Stayed: May 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 18 June 2013

The Portswood is 5 minutes walking distance from the Waterfront - perfect location. The staff is very friendly and helpful. Breakfast was excellent. Not so positive was the airconditioning in our room which transformed electric power into noise without any effect on the temperature. But all in all a good experience.

  • Stayed: January 2013, travelled with family
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Thank Marcel M
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Reviewed 18 June 2013

This is a quite average hotel in a very convenient location, right near the V&A Waterfront. The rooms were perfectly adequate, and breakfasts were good. We did not eat in the restaurant . The staff was not very helpful; they knew nearby restaurants but nothing much about what was going on in the rest of Cape Town.

There were a couple of rock concerts going on during our stay and we were lucky to be in such a great location, as the traffic was impossible and it would have been difficult to get around in any kind of vehicle!

The beds were comfortable, as was the climate control. Our bathroom was fine.

Unexceptional but perfectly fine.

  • Stayed: May 2013, travelled with friends
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Thank SueTrue22
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Reviewed 9 June 2013

I stayed at the Portswood on 20 May 2013. Everything was great, from our room, to the service to an excellent breakfast!
The only thing I did not like was having a shower in the bath.
Thanks for a great stay guys!

  • Stayed: May 2013, travelled on business
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Thank roundafric
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Reviewed 6 June 2013

We stayed at the Portswood for one night mainly because of its location close to the V&A Waterfront, and this was ideal for our night of entertainment at the nearby Madame Zingara's. The hotel was pricey and we were expecting more. First impressions were that the place is tired and in need of a re-vamp. Our room was average by any standards and when we decided to have a pre-dinner bath we found that the bath had not been cleaned - nice brown ring around the edge. We reported this on our way out and asked that it be cleaned before we returned - no such luck, the room had been turned but the bath was not cleaned. Very disappointing.

  • Stayed: June 2013, travelled as a couple
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Additional Information about 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:
#40 Luxury Hotel in Cape Town Central
#46 Romantic Hotel in Cape Town Central
#46 Business Hotel in Cape Town Central
Price Range: £164 - £257 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — The PortsWood 4*
Number of rooms: 102
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