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The Portswood Hotel

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

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based on 42 reviews
  • Area: V & A Waterfront
  • Rooms : 93
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Room Types
Standard Twin with Shower Only
Standard Queen with Shower Only
Standard Queen with Shower over Bath
Deluxe Queen with Shower and Bath
Studio King with Shower and Bath
Captains Suite King with Shower and Bath
Physically Accessible Standard
Standard Twin with Shower Only - Free WiFi
Standard Queen with Shower Only - Free WiFi
Standard Queen with Shower over Bath - Free WiFi
Deluxe Queen with Shower and Bath - Free WiFi
Studio King with Shower and Bath - Free WiFi
Captains Suite King with Shower and Bath - Free Wi
Physically Accessible Standard - Free WiFi
Standard Twin with Shower Over Bath - Free Wi-Fi
Standard Twin with Shower over Bath


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Features of The Portswood Hotel

airport transfer



business center

car park



facilities for disabled guests

laundry service


room service

safety deposit boxes

smoking area

Sports and Recreation


outdoor pool


free Wi-Fi in all rooms

Wi-Fi in public areas


car park


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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. Another prestigious hotel by the Legacy Hotel Group, The Portswood Hotel is situated in the vibrant V&A ... see more
Children and extra beds:
Children 0-11 year(s)
Not allowed to stay

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.

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

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Sholen R. Couples South Africa, June 22, 2015
Excellent Staff

The friendly staff,
Lindie S. Business travelers South Africa, June 18, 2015
Room Feedback

Cosy, convenient location, clean
My room was on the 3rd floor quite close to the lift. Unfortunately you could hear the lift opening and closing all evening. The rooms are not very sound proof as you could hear guests in the corridor.
Peter L. Couples United Kingdom, June 2, 2015

Arunee S. Business travelers Thailand, February 14, 2015
Not pleasure

Good location
No comment
Jose L. Couples Mexico, December 30, 2014
Great option for first timers in Cape Town...

Location, clean and safe
Booked very last minute and got an ok deal given it was peak season. Location is amazing, in the centre of V&A Waterfront, with plenty of shops, restaurants, coffee shops and bars within 5 minute walk. Also quite easy to get taxis and hop on-off buses. Breakfast is very good and rooms quite comfortable. Perfect location to explore the city. Overall a very pleasant experience.
Anita M. Solo travelers Canada, June 12, 2014
Budget hotel

Great location, close to the waterfront and shopping areas
Good value, carpets worn, tiles chipped in bathroom but otherwise clean and adequate. Breakfast a bit disappointing as most fruit was canned, local seasonal fruits seemed to be sparce.
Alan D. Business travelers United Kingdom, February 26, 2014
Once was more than enough!

Location, location, location
Disinterested staff. Faulty airconditioner that was never fixed. Room not made up one day when I got back at three. Tiny rooms. Their offer of "Free Wifi" is limited daily. Tired, stuffy hotel. Why stay there and pay so much when there are so many other hotels on offer.?
Zaman C. Solo travelers United Kingdom, February 24, 2014
Ruin the mood, not even 3 star

location, location, location
Paid soo much for 4 star but the hotel rooms, facilities are just or close to 3 star. One of the worst experiences as the staff performance ruin the mood. Booked the car 2 days earlier from travel desk, the person didn't have a clue on the day suppose to receive it. Complained to manager on duty, she listened as a courtesy and just walked away. Finally had to rush to Avis to get a car. Ordered airport taxi a day earlier than check out. When reached lobby and inquired, she replied casually "taxi will be here if u have ordered". Waited 15 minutes and asked again and finally she come to know taxi is waiting for 25 minutes already. Very layed back, care free and disappointing performance from staff. I will never stay there again.
Natalie W. Couples United Kingdom, January 2, 2014
Rude and unfriendly checkin staff, TINY twin

I am waiting to hear back from the hotel as they insist we have not paid for both the stay we upheld and a cancelled stay. I have sent them the confirmations you have sent but they are basically completely confused and have no idea what's going on! Our room was a tiny twin, a considering we booked a double/twin and it was new years eve this was rather disappointing. The cooked breakfast was of poor quality (cereals etc were better) and the outside area was so small that only one sunbed at a time could be in the sun!
Andrew B. Business travelers United Kingdom, December 1, 2013
nice hotel, good location

location, surrounding area
I had a good stay at the Portswood. It has a nice atmosphere although perhaps not as good as the Commodore next door of the same chain, generally good service and reasonable food. Best of all is the location on the waterfront near the various free music events, the massive mall and loads of excellent restaurants.
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What's nearby? / Directions

What's nearby?
  • Claypigeon Shooting Cruise
  • Two Oceans Aquarium
  • Harbour Seal Cruise
  • Dragon Boat Club
  • Robben Island
  • Maharani Yacht
  • South African Maritime Museum
  • The Scratch Patch
  • Nobel Square
  • Chavonnes Battery Museum
  • Iziko Maritime Museum
  • Shimansky Diamond Tour
  • Clock Tower
  • Time Ball Tower

From Cape Town International Airport to The Portswood Hotel: Head southwest and turn left onto Airport Approach Road. Travel for approximately 1.6km and merge onto Settlers Way/N2 via the ramp to Cape Town. Travel for approximately 11.2km and merge onto De Waal Drive. Continue onto Nelson Mandela Boulevard. Now travel for approximately 5.1km and turn right onto Coen Steyler Avenue. At the roundabout take the first (1st) exit onto Dock Road. Go through one roundabout and proceed for approximately 1.3km, the destination will be on the right hand side.

Customers like this hotel for:
Nearest transport:
  • Cape Town Station (1.8 Km / 22 min walk)
Area recommended for:
  • restaurants
  • shopping
  • sightseeing
Distance to airport:
  • Cape Town International Airport (18.0 Km)
Customer comments:
  • "Friendly staff" , "Good food" , "Great location"
Top attractions in the area:
  • 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, calculated from a starting point to a destination point.

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