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Customers like this hotel for:
    Nearest transport:
  • Cape Town Station (1.8 Km / 22 min walk)
    Area recommended for:
  • shopping
  • sightseeing
  • restaurants
    Distance to airport:
  • Cape Town International Airport (18.2 Km)
    Customer comments:
  • "Friendly staff", "Good location", "Value for money"
    Top nearby attractions:
  • Two Oceans Aquarium (0.2 Km / 3 min walk)
  • Waterfront Craft Market (0.3 Km / 4 min walk)
  • Victoria Wharf (0.6 Km / 8 min walk)
  • Victoria and Alfred Waterfront (0.8 Km / 10 min walk)

Note: Distances are measured as a straight line.

Protea Hotel Breakwater Lodge

Portswood Road, V & A Waterfront, Cape Town, South Africa 8001 (Show on map)

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"Close to waterfront;staff esp the security guards were very..."

Nadjmiya, Mauritius September 15, 2015

Features of Protea Hotel Breakwater Lodge

Hotel Facilities

  • 24-hour front desk
  • 24-hour security
  • airport transfer
  • bar
  • business center
  • coffee shop
  • concierge
  • currency exchange
  • dry cleaning
  • elevator
  • express check-in/check-out
  • facilities for disabled guests
  • family room
  • fax machine
  • laundry service
  • lockers
  • luggage storage
  • meeting facilities
  • newspapers
  • photocopying
  • postal service
  • printer
  • restaurant
  • room service
  • safety deposit boxes
  • shuttle service
  • smoking area
  • tours
  • vending machine
  • wheelchair accessible

Sports and Recreation

  • fishing
  • fitness center
  • garden
  • golf course (within 3 km)
  • massage
  • spa
  • tennis courts
  • water sports (motorized)
  • water sports (non-motorized)


  • free Wi-Fi in all rooms
  • Wi-Fi in public areas


  • car park

Languages Spoken

  • English

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Hotel Description
Protea Hotel Breakwater Lodge offers value-for-money accommodation in the heart of the V&A Waterfront Development,...see more Protea Hotel Breakwater Lodge offers value-for-money accommodation in the heart of the V&A Waterfront Development, Cape Town's favorite playground. Guests of the Protea Hotel Breakwater Lodge will enjoy comfortable lodging a far cry from that enjoyed by its original guests, when the building was known as the Breakwater Prison. Built in 1854 to house the male convicts working on the breakwater in Table Bay, it remained a correctional institution until the end of the 20th century. Today, this historical building is superb choice for those wanting to stay in the heart of the city. For those visiting on business, the corporate facilities are considered some of the best in South Africa, affiliated with University of Cape Town's Graduate School of Business. The hotel offers 36 conference and meeting venues, all supported by state-of-the-art audio-visual equipment and a dedicated function staff.
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Nadjmiya J. Solo travelers
Mauritius, September 23, 2015
Nice hotel

Close to waterfront;staff esp the security guards were very warm and we're always on the lookout for us
Well worth it.quite safe.recommend it
David F. Couples
South Africa, March 21, 2015
Reasonable stay over establishment.

Location. Ease of access.
Gerhard Z. Business travelers
South Africa, February 20, 2015

Location service cleanliness
Perfectly comfortable
frode M. Business travelers
Norway, January 25, 2015
5 nights

location, parking,service
Derek G. Couples
United Kingdom, January 10, 2015
Protea Breakwater

Location, price, room facilities
Very good hotel. Within safe walking distance from the V&A Waterfront and with excellent room facilities.
Tebello M. Couples
South Africa, January 06, 2015
Breakwater review

Only the location
Disappointment. On arrival, we were checked into a deluxe room instead of the booked executive suite. The suite wasn't nice anyway. Staff attitude is very poor. Room service didn't come with salt and pepper and the calamari was undercooked. We had to call in twice for our iron request to be honored.
Ron R. Business travelers
Canada, September 15, 2014
Protea Breakwater

Location, contemporary feel of the room, breakfast
Weifeng C. Business travelers
China, October 17, 2014
good location

Location, Location, Location
The hotel is in good location and the staff is friendly.
Wong Q. Couples
Singapore, November 19, 2014
Spacious and comfy room, wish we could stay longer

Clean and spacious, helpful staff, short walk to V&A
As we arrived before the check-in time, the staff was helpful in holding our luggage while we sight-see. Unfortunately, there was an oversight (unsure if it's on agoda's or Protea's part) and the double rooms were fully booked out even though I indicated the preference for it upon reservation. A bit of a bummer as we were on our honeymoon. Nevertheless, the staff kindly arranged two twin beds into 1 large bed for us (had to be careful not to hit our heads on the bedside light in the middle). Room is very spacious with a comfy settee for our shopping & it's generally very clean (yes even the bathtub) so we decided to just stay put in that room throughout our stay. Kudos to the staff for passing us cardboard boxes as emergency packing material for our wooden giraffe!
riyaad G. Families with young children
South Africa, September 10, 2014
Awesome service, and great location

Location, location and location
It was a excellent stay, really enjoyed it , clean, staff were very helpfull, v&a, red tour busses and aquarium right outside the hotel was so convenient , could walk at night to the waterfront , all that was missing was a shuttle service to and from the airport , table mountai and maybe to sellective beaches 😄 lol because the cabs are expensive 🙈

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