Very good 7.9
Based on 68 reviews

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About this property


Protea Hotel by Marriott Cape Town Waterfront 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 by Marriott Cape Town Waterfront 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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Internet access

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

Getting around

  • Airport transfer
  • Car park
  • Shuttle service

Things to do, ways to relax

  • Fishing
  • Fitness center
  • Garden
  • Massage(s)
  • Spa
  • Tennis court(s)
  • Tours
  • Water sports (motorized)
  • Water sports (non-motorized)

Dining, drinking, and snacking

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

Services and conveniences

  • Concierge
  • Currency exchange
  • Dry cleaning
  • Laundry service
  • Lockers
  • Luggage storage
  • Newspapers
  • Postal service
  • Safety deposit boxes
  • Smoking area

For the kids

  • Babysitting service
  • Family room


  • Check-in/check-out [express]
  • Check-in [24-hour]
  • Elevator
  • Facilities for disabled guests
  • Front desk [24-hour]
  • Pets allowed
  • Security [24-hour]
  • Wheelchair accessible

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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Very good

based on 68 reviews
  • 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 from Canada
Solo traveler
Stayed one night in March 2016
great place.
I will stay there again.
Reviewed March 10, 2016
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Alwyn from South Africa
Family Double Bed
Stayed one night in February 2016
The breakfast is too expensive
Reviewed February 15, 2016
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Nadjmiya from Mauritius
Solo traveler
Stayed 4 nights in September 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
Reviewed September 23, 2015
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David from South Africa
Standard Guest Room
Stayed one night in March 2015
Reasonable stay over establishment.
Location. Ease of access.
Reviewed March 21, 2015
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Gerhard from South Africa
Business traveler
Standard Guest Room
Stayed 2 nights in February 2015
Location service cleanliness
Perfectly comfortable
Reviewed February 20, 2015
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frode from Norway
Business traveler
Stayed 5 nights in January 2015
5 nights
location, parking,service
Reviewed January 25, 2015
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Derek from United Kingdom
Stayed 3 nights in January 2015
Protea Breakwater
Location, price, room facilities
Very good hotel. Within safe walking distance from the V&A Waterfront and with excellent room facilities.
Reviewed January 10, 2015
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Tebello from South Africa
Stayed 5 nights in December 2014
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.
Reviewed January 06, 2015
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Wong from Singapore
Stayed 3 nights in August 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!
Reviewed November 19, 2014
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Weifeng from China
Business traveler
Stayed 6 nights in August 2014
good location
Location, Location, Location
The hotel is in good location and the staff is friendly.
Reviewed October 17, 2014
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