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About Protea Hotel Breakwater Lodge


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


  • Car park
  • Airport transfer
  • Shuttle service

Fitness & recreation

  • Fitness center
  • Spa
  • Massage(s)

Water sports

  • Fishing
  • Water sports (motorized)
  • Water sports (non-motorized)

Land sports

  • Golf course (within 3 km)
  • Tennis court(s)

Food & beverage

  • Room service
  • Restaurant(s)
  • Coffee shop
  • Bar
  • Vending machine


  • Pets allowed

Cleaning services

  • Laundry service
  • Dry cleaning

Guest services

  • Postal service
  • Check-in/check-out [express]
  • Luggage storage
  • Babysitting service
  • Newspapers
  • Tours
  • Concierge

On-site facilities

  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Facilities for disabled guests
  • Family room
  • Garden
  • Elevator
  • Smoking area

Health and security

  • 24-hour security
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Safety deposit boxes
  • Lockers
  • Check-in [24-hour]

Business & money services

  • Currency exchange

Languages spoken

  • English
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Child and extra bed policy
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 capacity for more details.
When booking more than 5 rooms, different policies and additional supplements may apply.
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Useful info

Airport Transfer Fee: 350 ZAR
Breakfast Charge (when not included in room rate): 165 ZAR
Check-In From: 02:00 PM
Check-Out Until: 11:00 AM
Distance from City Center: 3.4 Km
Distance to Airport: 21.5 Km
Non-Smoking Rooms / Floors: Yes
Number of Bars: 1
Number of Floors: 3
Number of Restaurants: 1
Number of Rooms : 191
Parking Fee (per day): 25 ZAR
Room Voltage: 220
Time to Airport (Minutes): 25
Year Hotel Built: 1991
Year Hotel Last Renovated: 2011
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Verified traveler reviews

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Very good

  • Hotel Condition/Cleanliness 8.2
  • Facilities 9.0
  • Location 9.3
  • Room Comfort/Standard 7.9
  • Service 7.7
  • Value for Money 7.6
  • Food/Dining 6.5
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Anza P.
March 10, 2016
great place.
I will stay there again.

Alwyn L.
South Africa
February 15, 2016
The breakfast is too expensive

Nadjmiya J.
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.
South Africa
March 21, 2015
Reasonable stay over establishment.
Location. Ease of access.

Gerhard Z.
South Africa
February 20, 2015
Location service cleanliness
Perfectly comfortable

frode M.
January 25, 2015
5 nights
location, parking,service

Derek G.
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.
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.

Wong Q.
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!

Weifeng C.
October 17, 2014
good location
Location, Location, Location
The hotel is in good location and the staff is friendly.

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