$145 Avg/night
Rate and special offer based on Check-in: Jan 27, 2015 Check-out: Jan 28, 2015

Protea Hotel Breakwater Lodge

2 stars
Portswood Road, V & A Waterfront, Cape Town, 8001
Hotel Overview
Reviewer score
3.3
out of 5
8 reviews
Safe, clean, friendly for business travelers or tourists

Friendly accommodating staff, and safe, quiet clean hotel. Interestingly located within UCT school... See full review

  • Jeane
  • Nov 7, 2011
Great Location In Cape Town

An extremely conveniently located hotel which hits the price point perfectly. Provides exactly what... See full review

  • Anonymous
  • Sep 29, 2010
A sumptuous hotel in a unique environment in Cape Town

The Protea Hotel Breakwater Lodge in Cape Town combines style and sophistication with comfort, excellent service and a great central location that is close to many nearby attractions. Despite the building having once housed a prison, there is no lingering sense of incarceration and deprivation in the light-filled, open suites and rooms, which all come fully equipped to make guests' stays relaxed. The gym and spa area is a great place to relax, and business guests can choose from a number of different venues to host their meetings within the hotel. The hotel is located close to a number of shops, theatres, restaurants and pubs.

3 Reasons to Stay:
  • The hotel is uniquely housed in a nineteenth century building that was formerly a prison

  • The Protea Hotel Breakwater Lodge has 191 beautifully designed rooms with comfortable contemporary décor and style

  • The hotel has excellent conference facilities that can host up to 220 delegates

The Protea Hotel Breakwater Lodge Rooms

The rooms in the Protea Hotel Breakwater Lodge include 51 standard rooms, 67 business suites, eight deluxe rooms and six studios as well as family rooms and disabled access rooms, totaling 191 rooms overall. All come with air conditioning, satellite television, and well-equipped en suite bathrooms. Tea and coffee making facilities are also available. Laundry and dry cleaning services are available, and driers and washers are also available for guests' use.

Things to Do:
  • Take a gentle cable car ride to the top of Table Mountain (4.3 mi/7 km)

  • Visit the restaurants and bars in the beautiful and buzzing V&A Waterfront (0.47 mi/0.75 km)

  • See Cape Town's oldest building, the Castle of Good Hope (4 mi/6.5 km)

  • Visit the Bo-Kaap Museum (1.5 mi/2.5 km)

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Protea Hotel Breakwater Lodge Rooms

Standard Room
A comfortable and modern room with a view, 12 Twin & 39 Double rooms including air-conditioning, En-suite Bathrooms, LCD Flat Screen, Hairdryer, Tea & Coffee Making-Facilities, Electronic Safe, Minibar Fridge, Executive Work Desk With Multi Plug Points, International Adaptors and Telephones.
Business Suite
A light and airy room with ample space, 32 Twin and 35 Double suites including air-conditioning, En-suite Bathrooms, LCD Flat Screen, Hairdryer, Tea & Coffee Making-Facilities, Electronic Safe, Minibar Fridge, Executive Work Desk With Multi Plug Points, International Adaptors and Telephones.
Family Units
Big enough and structured so the whole family can fit. 15 Double, 12 Triple, 18 Quad Units including air-conditioning, En-suite Bathrooms, LCD Flat Screen, Hairdryer, Tea & Coffee Making-Facilities, Electronic Safe, Minibar Fridge, and Executive Work Desk with Multi Plug Points, International Adaptors and Telephones.

Amenities

  • Free internet
  • Airport shuttle
  • No smoking rooms/facilities
General
No smoking rooms/facilities
Concierge
Elevators
Activities
Fitness center or spa
Fitness Center
Spa
Game room
Dining
Bar/Lounge
Restaurant
Room service
Services
Business center
Laundry service
In-Room Safe
Meeting/Banquet facilities
Conference facilities
Currency exchange
Internet
Free internet
Transportation
Airport shuttle
Parking
Parking
Accessibility
Handicapped rooms/facilities
Accessible facilities
Wheel chair access
Accessible parking
Public areas wheelchair accessible for disabled
Handicapped parking
Wheelchair accessible elevators
Ramp access to buildings

Nearby points of interest

  • Two Oceans Aquarium: 0.1 mi
  • Green Point Stadium: 0.3 mi
  • Gold of Africa Museum: 0.9 mi
  • Long Street: 0.9 mi
  • Cape Town railway station: 1.2 mi
  • Castle of Good Hope: 1.4 mi
  • District Six Museum: 1.5 mi
  • City Hall and Grand Parade: 1.6 mi
  • Railway Service: 1.7 mi
  • Table Bay: 2.7 mi
  • Table Mountain: 3.5 mi
  • Camps Bay: 3.6 mi
  • University of Cape Town: 4.4 mi
  • Newlands Rugby Stadium: 5.3 mi
  • Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden: 5.8 mi
  • Two Oceans Aquarium: 0.1 mi
  • Green Point Stadium: 0.3 mi
  • Gold of Africa Museum: 0.9 mi
  • Long Street: 0.9 mi
  • Cape Town railway station: 1.2 mi
  • Castle of Good Hope: 1.4 mi
  • District Six Museum: 1.5 mi
  • City Hall and Grand Parade: 1.6 mi
  • Railway Service: 1.7 mi
  • Table Bay: 2.7 mi
  • Table Mountain: 3.5 mi
  • Camps Bay: 3.6 mi
  • University of Cape Town: 4.4 mi
  • Newlands Rugby Stadium: 5.3 mi
  • Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden: 5.8 mi
  • Athlone Stadium: 7 mi
  • Robben Island: 7.5 mi
  • Thunder City: 7.6 mi
  • University of the Western Cape: 12.4 mi
  • Bellville Velodrome: 12.4 mi
  • Chapman's Peak: 13 mi
  • Premier Classe Train: 13.5 mi
  • Noordhoek: 13.7 mi
  • Cape Winelands: 15.9 mi
  • Simon's Town: 18.9 mi
  • Boulders Beach: 20.3 mi
  • Cape Peninsula: 21 mi
  • Stellenbosch University: 25.5 mi
  • Cape of Good Hope: 30.2 mi
  • Clara Anna Fontein: 31.5 mi
  • Cape Point: 31.7 mi
  • Cape Agulhas: 110.9 mi
  • Cango Caves: 221.6 mi

Dining

Stonebreakers Restaurant
The newly refurbished Stonebreakers Restaurant offers an la carte and buffet menu daily in a relaxed atmosphere with magnificent views of both the V&A Waterfront and Table Mountain. A selection of alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages is available from our full service bar.

Hotel Policies

Check-in:
1400
Check-out:
1000

Terms and conditions

Rates quoted in currencies other than the hotel's base currency are subject to the rate of the international exchange. Rate may change throughout stay. Rate may reflect average nightly rate. Extra charges may apply. Incidental charges, such as room service, are not included in the rate.

The amenities and/or facilities may not be located at the hotel, but within a reasonable distance, and additional charges may apply for use.

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Guest Reviews (8)

Ratings and reviews for Protea Hotel Breakwater Lodge

Overall score

3.3 / 5
5.01.0
8 out of 8
Amenities:
3.3
Room cleanliness:
4.3
Hotel staff:
4.3
Room comfort:
3.8
Location:
4.6
Value:
4

88% would recommend to a friend.

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Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Eggg
Business
London
Jan 3, 2013

More than adequate

We stayed for 3 nights in a 2 double bed room accomodation, which included a separate bathroom which we shared with our daughter which was perfect. The rooms were small and compact but nicely fitted out. Within easy walking distance to The Waterfront. Staff were helpful and friendly. Breakfast was expensive so we chose to eat at The Waterfront. Very good value hotel, would definitely stay again.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
3
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

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Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Cardaclan
Business
Sacramento, CA, USA
Dec 20, 2011

Worth the money

We had a 3-4 person room. As you entered the room shower was on your right and toilet on the left. Both behind heavynsmoked glass doors. We had two rlooms. One room had two single beds the other had a double bed. Each room had a small tall closet, safe, refrigerator, coffee pot and.desk. The beds were fine for me as I prefer a firm bed. The shower water could get as HOT as you could handle. Our room was kept clean by the staff. Locations was excellent as it was within walking distance to the waterfront which we visited every night. There is security in the parking lot so your rental car is safe all night. Internet is Wifi but not free. Not expensive. But is purchased by the minutes. Be careful it will run down time if you do not logout. The Buffett breakfast is nice but expensive at 135 rand. I would suggest you walk to the waterfront where you can eat a good breakfast for about 50-70 rand. I felt safe in Cape town. There is lots of security. A modest police presence. I would definitely stay at this hotel again.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
3
Room comfort:
3
Location:
4
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

We ate the waterfront frequently. Breakfast at the Mugg and Bean is a must. Lunch and dinner at Primi, the garlic bread with mozzarella was great. I am not a 'game meat' person so I did not try that. Pizza is a common food and is cooked in wood fired stoves, thin crust and very tastey. You find pizza every where. Salad eaters they have no dressing. Usually it is vinegar and oil. There sauces are a bit unusual so I would get them on the side in case you do not like them. I would suggest eating at Da Vinci on Kloopf which is on your way to Table Top Mountain. Great food. Be prepared to be at the restraunts for a while as they all ltake their time in serving and let you take your time in enjoying your dining experience. You have to ask for the bill or you will be there forever.

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Review of Protea Hotel Breakwater Lodge

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Jeane
Business
Washington, DC, USA
Nov 7, 2011

Safe, clean, friendly for business travelers or tourists

Friendly accommodating staff, and safe, quiet clean hotel. Interestingly located within UCT school of business grounds, but recommended for on the go business travelers, and tourists new to Cape Town. Short 5-7 min walk to V&A waterfront. Thanks for a great visit! Breakfast could be a bit cheaper, but local options readily available.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Dining tip: Short drive from hotel

Not to be missed fish & chips - best place in Cape Town just a 15-20min drive away (near Hout Bay Chapman's Peak drive) called Fish on the Rocks.

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Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
canada
Nov 28, 2010

Great location

Near Waterfront, a great starting pont

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
Maryland
Sep 29, 2010

Great Location In Cape Town

An extremely conveniently located hotel which hits the price point perfectly. Provides exactly what you need without all the overheads of other hotels which do not get used like pools, jacuzzi etc

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Entertainment tip: Short walk from hotel

All the activities and restuarants required are available in the Cape Town waterfront

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Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
Washington, DC USA
Jun 28, 2010

It does the job...

We stayed in this hotel during a stay in Cape Town. The location, 5 minutes walk from the V&A Waterfront hot spots was perfect and safe. The rooms were clean and of ample size, but the hotel itself was noisy (sound traveled throughout the entire floor) and smelled of smoke. The breakfast was delicious but expensive. Overall, if you arent looking for luxary, but for a good location and fair price - this was a good option.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

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Review of Protea Hotel Breakwater Lodge

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
lexington Kentucky USA
Feb 19, 2010

Great Location

Great stay

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

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Review of Protea Hotel Breakwater Lodge

Reviewer score

2
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
Nashville
Nov 13, 2009

Basic hotel

Internet is sold in one hour certificates costing R50/hr. The hotel is basically a university dormitory type building.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
2
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
3
Location:
4
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

Entertainment tip: Short walk from hotel

V&A waterfront

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