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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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Area: V & A Waterfront Number of Rooms: 93
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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.
Anusha N. Business travelers South Africa, September 27, 2013
Pleasent, comfortable and enjoyable

the location, the room size and the service
Stay was good, and the room and hotel were very clean and the service was good.
Ng Y. Solo travelers Malaysia, September 17, 2013
Exceed expectation nice stay experiences.

Breakfast, comfort bed, location.
Really a nice experience with truly value for money. Superb service from all staffs especially the restaurant serving the breakfast. I got personalized service from the restaurant and the staffs treat every guest equal. Really make my stay a memorable one. I love it!
Alex H. Business travelers South Africa, September 10, 2013
Fantastic hotel Staff allways prepaired to help

Location, and there staff and there food is good
There is just one word and that it is FANTASTIC. If there was one complane it was the WINE Prices is over the top If you think about it the Cape is wine country it should not be that expensive.
Catherine H. Couples United States of America, September 9, 2013
small, hot room, and noisy if you open the window

First room had head of bed 6 inches lower than the foot. Asked to be moved to better bed. Double beds are smaller than American Queen size. Rooms are small.

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