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“Perfect Location next to the Waterfront”
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The PortsWood
Ranked #46 of 109 Hotels in Cape Town Central
Neuf-Brisach, France
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“Perfect Location next to the Waterfront”
Reviewed 12 August 2013

Stayed from 1 to 4 Aug 2013 again for three nights in this nice hotel. Reservation simple and working out perfect referring to my special requirements... Check-in friendly and fast, meeting all my special needs. The room (401) spacious, clean, well maintained and with bright view to the sea/harbour and Table Mountain as well. The breakfast offers big choice on high level quality, the service there as everywhere (Joseph!) very friendly. The location of the hotel is perfect - just crossing a smaller road to enter the waterfront with all the shops, restaurants etc. Will got to this place again as soon as possible. Thank you very much to all of the staff and management!

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled on business
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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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Reviewed 10 August 2013 via mobile

It's strategically located and walking distance to Victoria & Alfred Waterfront. Also near to the starting point for the hop on hop off bus ride. Stayed in room 415 decent size room with double bed. Breakfast is not great as the cafe don't have toast bread or omelette as basic breakfast deal that comes with the room instead it's chargeable. Front desk staff was helpful.

Stayed August 2013, travelled as a couple
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Zamboanga City, Philippines
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Reviewed 30 July 2013

Pros
- Location is great with the shopping area is just 3 min, away.
- Good Service.
- Good quality breakfast.
- Free wifi speed is good (300 mb free)
- Clean Rooms.

Cons (needs to upgrade room)
- Room has only two outlet and a bit loose you can request for a adapter.
- Bathroom is small and shower temp is a bit hard to operate. (shower area was leaking in our case)
- They don't provide you complimentary dental kits.
- Breakfast menu doesn't change except for 1 or 2 dishes.
Verdict: If you are only looking for a nice place to stay then this is great otherwise if you are going to spend a lot of time in the Hotel then this is not good as it is small and doesn't have a great view unlike the other hotels nearby which is fronting the port.

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  • Stayed July 2013, travelled with family
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Sharjah, United Arab Emirates
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 July 2013 via mobile

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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Northampton
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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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New York City, New York
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
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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Zurich, Switzerland
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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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Additional Information about The PortsWood

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
#43 Luxury Hotel in Cape Town Central
#47 Business Hotel in Cape Town Central
#47 Romantic Hotel in Cape Town Central
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:4 star — The PortsWood 4*
Number of rooms: 102
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