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About The Portswood Hotel


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


  • car park
  • airport transfer

Swimming & soaking

  • outdoor pool

Food & beverage

  • room service
  • restaurant
  • bar


  • pets allowed

Cleaning services

  • daily housekeeping
  • laundry service

Guest services

  • luggage storage
  • babysitting
  • concierge

On-site facilities

  • facilities for disabled guests
  • garden
  • elevator
  • smoking area

Health and security

  • 24-hour front desk
  • safety deposit boxes

Business & money services

  • meeting facilities
  • business center
  • currency exchange

Languages Spoken

  • English
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  • Minimum age of guests is: 12 year(s).
  • Extra beds are dependent on the room you choose, please check the individual room policy for more details.
When booking more than 5 rooms, different policies and additional supplements may apply.
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Useful info

Check-In From: 02:00 PM
Check-Out Until: 10:00 AM
Distance from City Center: 2.5 Km
Distance to Airport: 21.1 Km
Non-Smoking Rooms / Floors: Yes
Number of Bars: 1
Number of Floors: 2
Number of Restaurants: 1
Number of Rooms : 93
Room Voltage: 220
Time to Airport (Minutes): 20
Year Hotel Last Renovated: 2011
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Recent customer comments

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  • Hotel Condition/Cleanliness 8.2
  • Facilities 8.7
  • Location 9.4
  • Room Comfort/Standard 7.9
  • Service 7.7
  • Value for Money 7.6
  • Food/Dining 7.8

Stuart P.
United Kingdom
July 11, 2016
Overall a nice place to stay
Hotel was very nice and modern, location was perfect for VA Waterfront and Table Mountain. Only issue was I asked for a taxi to the airport on checkout, I was asked if this was a cash taxi, which as I was paying cash I said yes. When we were under way, I was told the price which was quite expensive when compared to my cabs to and from Hermanus, so may be better arranging your own. Oh and could have done without them vacuuming the computer room which was next to mine, so early in the morning but that is a minor point.

Reshma P.
United States
June 16, 2016
Value for Money
Great location, safe area, close to everything. Good breakfast.

Gopalsing H.
March 30, 2016
Good overall experience at Portswood Hotel
Location,Staff Performance specially the travel desk,Room Confort

Clifford S.
March 24, 2016
For a 1 night stop over it works
Reception needs alot more training as well as the porters as the first impression and contact with clients the welcome was not very professional

Debby J.
February 26, 2016
Very happy
staff, Breakfast was amazing, and location
Loved it, was only there for 2 days, but would have loved to stay longer

Jan T.
January 05, 2016
Good location a bit noisy from the market

Nigel M.
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.
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

Michelle S.
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.

Blu K.
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!!