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Protea Hotel Breakwater Lodge

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

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  • Andrew, United Kingdom
  • May 10, 2014
  • Area: V & A Waterfront
  • Rooms: 191

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Room Types
Standard Room
Business Suite
Family Room


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Protea Hotel Breakwater Lodge Cape Town - Lounge
Protea Hotel Breakwater Lodge Cape Town - Spa
Protea Hotel Breakwater Lodge Cape Town - Gym
Protea Hotel Breakwater Lodge Cape Town - Prokids Club
Prokids Club
Protea Hotel Breakwater Lodge Cape Town - Prokidz Room
Prokidz Room
Protea Hotel Breakwater Lodge Cape Town - Restaurant
Protea Hotel Breakwater Lodge Cape Town - Restaurant
Protea Hotel Breakwater Lodge Cape Town - Restaurant
Protea Hotel Breakwater Lodge Cape Town - Restaurant
Protea Hotel Breakwater Lodge Cape Town - Restaurant
Protea Hotel Breakwater Lodge Cape Town - Exhibition Hall Foyer
Exhibition Hall Foyer
Protea Hotel Breakwater Lodge Cape Town - Bar
Protea Hotel Breakwater Lodge Cape Town - Reception
Protea Hotel Breakwater Lodge Cape Town - Lobby
Protea Hotel Breakwater Lodge Cape Town - Hotel Elevators
Hotel Elevators
Protea Hotel Breakwater Lodge Cape Town - Business Center
Business Center
Features of Protea Hotel Breakwater Lodge

airport transfer


business center

car park



facilities for disabled guests

family room

laundry service

meeting facilities


room service

safety deposit boxes

Sports and Recreation

fitness center



free Wi-Fi in all rooms

Wi-Fi in public areas


car park


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Value-for-money accommodation in the heart of the V&A Waterfront Development, Cape Town's favorite playground. Guests of the Protea 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 audi-visual equipment, and a dedicated function staff. Value-for-money accommodation in the heart of the V&A Waterfront Development, Cape Town's favorite p ... see more
Children and extra beds:
Infant 0-1 year(s)
Stay for free if using existing bedding. Note, if you need a cot there may be an extra charge.
Children 2-3 year(s)
Must use an extra bed

Guests over 3 years old are considered as adults.

Extra beds are dependent on the room you choose, please check the individual room policy for more details.

Airport Transfer Fee
440 ZAR

Breakfast Charge (when not included in room rate)
145 ZAR

10:00 AM

Distance from City Center
3.4 Km

Distance to Airport
21.5 Km

Earliest Check-In
2:00 PM

Non-Smoking Rooms / Floors

Number of Bars

Number of Floors

Number of Restaurants

Number of Rooms

Parking Fee (per day)
25 ZAR

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Andrew T. Couples United Kingdom, May 10, 2014
short stay but found hotel perfect for us.

location, price, views from lounges.
Had great stay & only fault I had was that I love cooked tomatoes on toast for breakfast but tomatoes were not on breakfast buffet. I didn't ask for tomatoes & maybe if I had they would have been provided. otherwise everything was good.
Anne R. Couples United States of America, May 1, 2014
Clean and quiet hotel close to the action

Clean, comofortable bed, black out drapes
I slept really well here despite flying 30 hrs and a big time change from the U.S. I credit this to the black out drapes, clean room, comfortable bed, and clean bedding. We upgraded to an executive size room and it was very nice, modern and clean. It looked like it was recently remodeled. The bathroom was airy and not stuffy or stinky like most hotel rooms. It was a 5 minute walk to the waterfront action/restaurants. The only negatives I would say is that is a large complex combined with a business school so we always got turned around and usually had a bit of walking to do before we could find our room. Also, there are some very loud scary sounding seagulls in the area. I was worried about security as the exterior doors weren't locked and open to the public but they probably had security cameras and I didn't see any suspicious people. Make sure you push/pull your room door shut as well- ours did not close completely on it's own. We had a courtyard/interior room and I felt the price was very reasonable.
Louie V. Groups South Africa, April 30, 2014
Very nice but to small for a family

Nice and a expriences friendlynes and cleannigess ok

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What's nearby? / Directions

What's nearby?
  • Waterfront
  • Two Oceans Aquarium
  • Red Shed
  • Clifton Beach
  • Camps Bay Beach
  • Blouberg Beach
  • Lions Head
  • Signal Hill
  • Table Mountain Cable Way
  • Claypigeon Shooting Cruise
  • Huey Helicopter Flight
  • Robben Island Cruise
  • Nobel Square
  • Quantum Spa

Nearest major airport
  • Cape Town International Airport

From Cape Town International Airport: Take the N2 from the Airport to town. The N2 and N1 meet up at this point. Carry on straight over the traffic lights passed the Holiday Inn Hotel. At the next set of traffic lights, turn right into Western Boulevard. Take the right hand lane that leads to a small set of robots leading into Portswood Road. Turn right into Portswood Road.

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Nearest transport:
  • MyCiti Bus Service (1.8 Km / 22 min walk)
Area recommended for:
  • restaurants
  • shopping
  • sightseeing
Distance to airport:
  • Cape Town International Airport (18.2 Km)
Customer comments:
  • "Friendly staff" , "Good location" , "Value for money"
Top attractions in the area:
  • 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, calculated from a starting point to a destination point.

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