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About this property


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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Internet access

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

Getting around

  • Airport transfer
  • Car park

Things to do, ways to relax

  • Garden
  • Swimming pool [outdoor]

Dining, drinking, and snacking

  • Bar
  • Restaurant(s)
  • Room service

Services and conveniences

  • Concierge
  • Currency exchange
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Laundry service
  • Luggage storage
  • Safety deposit boxes
  • Smoking area

For the kids

  • Babysitting service


  • Elevator
  • Facilities for disabled guests
  • Front desk [24-hour]
  • Pets allowed

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 capacity 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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based on 65 reviews
  • Cleanliness 8.2
  • Facilities 7.7
  • Location 9.4
  • Room Comfort/Standard 7.9
  • Service 7.8
  • Value for money 7.6
  • Food/Dining 7.8
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KIMIHIKO from Japan
Twin Standard
Stayed 1 night in August 2016
Minutes walk down to bay front
It was second time we stayed. We have relaxed ourselves and enjoyed our private time the same as the previous. It is minutes walk down to bay front. The location is so nice that we have various choices of restaurants and shopping.
Reviewed August 27, 2016

KIMIHIKO from Japan
Twin Standard
Stayed 3 nights in August 2016
Thankful for early check-in service
Due to flight condition, we had reached there far earlier than our original schedule. It would be still the hours during room cleaning and bed-making. However a front lady quickly arranged a room for us and got us in the room. Thankful for her quick decision, we have relaxed and begun day-time sightseeing sooner.
Reviewed August 27, 2016

coleman from South Africa
Queen Room
Stayed 1 night in August 2016
Excellent services
Reviewed August 07, 2016

Stuart from United Kingdom
Solo traveler
Queen Room
Stayed 2 nights in July 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.
Reviewed July 11, 2016

Reshma from United States
Solo traveler
Twin Standard
Stayed 1 night in June 2016
Value for Money
Great location, safe area, close to everything. Good breakfast.
Reviewed June 16, 2016

Gopalsing from Mauritius
1 Queen Bed Nonsmoking
Stayed 7 nights in March 2016
Good overall experience at Portswood Hotel
Location,Staff Performance specially the travel desk,Room Confort
Reviewed March 30, 2016

Clifford from Namibia
1 Queen Bed Nonsmoking
Stayed 1 night in March 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
Reviewed March 24, 2016

Debby from Australia
Standard Twin
Stayed 2 nights in February 2016
Very happy
staff, Breakfast was amazing, and location
Loved it, was only there for 2 days, but would have loved to stay longer
Reviewed February 26, 2016

Jan from Switzerland
1 Bedroom Accessible
Stayed 1 night in December 2015
Good location a bit noisy from the market
Reviewed January 05, 2016

Nigel from United Kingdom
Studio King Bed
Stayed 5 nights in December 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.
Reviewed December 30, 2015


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