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    Nearest transport:
  • Cape Town Station (1.8 Km / 22 min walk)
    Area recommended for:
  • shopping
  • sightseeing
  • restaurants
    Distance to airport:
  • Cape Town International Airport (18.0 Km)
    Customer comments:
  • "Friendly staff", "Good food", "Great location"
    Top nearby attractions:
  • Waterfront Craft Market (0.1 Km / 2 min walk)
  • Two Oceans Aquarium (0.2 Km / 3 min walk)
  • Victoria Wharf (0.4 Km / 5 min walk)
  • Victoria and Alfred Waterfront (0.5 Km / 6 min walk)

Note: Distances are measured as a straight line.

The Portswood Hotel

Portswood Square, Portswood Road, V & A Waterfront, Cape Town, South Africa 8001

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Features of The Portswood Hotel

Hotel Facilities

  • 24-hour front desk
  • airport transfer
  • babysitting
  • bar
  • business center
  • concierge
  • currency exchange
  • daily housekeeping
  • elevator
  • facilities for disabled guests
  • laundry service
  • luggage storage
  • meeting facilities
  • restaurant
  • room service
  • safety deposit boxes
  • smoking area

Sports and Recreation

  • garden
  • outdoor pool


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


  • car park

Languages Spoken

  • English

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Hotel description
Another prestigious hotel by the Legacy Hotel Group, The Portswood Hotel is situated in the vibrant V&A...see more Another prestigious hotel by the Legacy Hotel Group, The Portswood Hotel is situated in the vibrant V&A Waterfront area. Offering first-class service, superb cuisine, and unrivalled luxury, this property is an easy choice for those searching for 4-star accommodation in the heart of cosmopolitan Cape Town. The rooms and suites are furnished in keeping with the contemporary style of the hotel, and amenities are as expected from a hotel of this caliber. For those in Cape Town on business, the conference rooms are modern and well-equipped while the elegant boardroom makes for a sophisticated venue for that quiet corporate meeting. For those in town on leisure, or when the day's business is over, head to to the lively V&A Waterfront area. This historical harbor and docklands have been given a new lease of life over the last decade, and today it is a favorite meeting place for locals and tourists alike with great shopping, good food, lively bars, and much, much more.
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Jan T. Couples
Switzerland, January 05, 2016
Good location a bit noisy from the market

Nigel M. Couples
United Kingdom, December 30, 2015
Visit to Portswood Hotel Christmas 2015

Location proximity to the Waterfront area, Spacious bright and newly renovated room, Staff in the food and beverage area were excellent
The stay was pleasant and the hotel staff in the main were excellent. The front desk staff were not as polished as other support staff. The only real negative point was that the internet service was terrible, this was pointed out to the front desk and they agreed but it is a longstanding problem definite room for immediate improvement there. Not sure on the rating system in South Africa but would mark down from the 4 star mainly on supporting amenities however I would stay in the PortsWood Hotel again if I needed to stay in the Waterfront area.
Clifford S. Couples
Namibia, November 10, 2015
Always a pleasant stay

Location practical
For the 1 night stay it was practical the room however was very impractical as it had no privacy the blinds had to be kept drawn at all times which made it dark we've had better even for a discounted rate the room was not worth the money
Blu K. Couples
South Africa, September 28, 2015
Cimfortable stay

Location, comfort , quiet
We stayed for two nights in a comfortable room. I was very happy with the location of this hotel as we could walk to the waterfront in 5 minutes. It was quiet and the staff were very friendly and helpful during my stay. I loved the bathrooms and the cleanliness a and standard of comfort and fittings for the room are lovely. It was affordable!!I'd recommend this Hotel to other travelers as it has a history attached to it aswell!!
Michelle S. Couples
Canada, September 29, 2015

Next to Hop On Hop Off bus office
Thinly veiled disdain from staff, small bed, rooms not soundproof, breakfast adequate but food quite poor quality compared to some of the guest houses we stayed at. Overall, poor value for money in the area. Could not recommend.
Weng T. Business travelers
Singapore, September 10, 2015
Great Stay, Convenient

Clean, quiet, friendly staffs
It is very near to V&A waterfront. Convenient to food and shopping mall. The staffs are very friendly, clean up the room every day and prepare the room for bedtime. Enjoy the stay :)
Nicoletta M. Families with older children
Italy, August 30, 2015
Highly enjoyable stay

Food, location, comfort
Such an enjoyable stay, hotel so clean & very helpful staff. Excellent breakfast & South African cuisine in restaurant. 5 mins walk from lovely V&A Waterfront. Free use of gym in sister hotel next door. We will definitely come back.
Cathy S. Solo travelers
United Kingdom, August 09, 2015
location is everything.....

Location, cleanliness and breakfast
Great stay at the Portswood, special mention to the exceptionally clean rooms, fantastic breakfast each and every morning. Staff were all very helpful and Internet was very good. The best thing about the hotel is its proximity to the waterfront, 5 minute walk through a very safe area.
Barry G. Couples
Australia, July 31, 2015
A Gem

Location. Staff.Rooms
A great little Gem of a place in a safe and great location ,the staff are pleasant and very attentive we loved our 5night stay and we will definitely go back ..thank you all for making our stay great
Keita S. Families with young children
Japan, July 24, 2015
Excellent location, great staff service

Excellent location, great staff service, comfortable room
We enjoyed our stay very much thanks to the great services offered by all staffs of the hotel which is located just next to the waterfront.

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