Protea Hotel Breakwater Lodge Waterfront ★★★

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Check-in: Mar 3, 2016 Check-out: Mar 4, 2016
4.1 /5
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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.


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.


  • 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

Nearby attractions

  • 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)


Stonebreakers Restaurant
Our popular Stonebreakers Restaurant offers an la carte & buffet menus daily in a relaxed atmosphere with magnificent views of V&A Waterfront, Table Mountain and the famous Cape Town Harbour.

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  • Free Wi-Fi in Room
  • No smoking rooms/facilities


  • Air conditioned
  • No smoking rooms/facilities
  • Elevators
  • Ice machine


  • Fitness center or spa
  • Fitness Center
  • Exercise gym
  • Sauna
  • Picnic area/tables
  • Horseback riding
  • Scuba diving


  • Bar/Lounge
  • Continental breakfast
  • Restaurant
  • Coffee maker in room
  • Room service
  • Vending machines


  • 24 hour front desk
  • Business center
  • Maid service
  • Laundry service
  • Guest laundromat
  • Concierge desk
  • Laundry/Valet services
  • Wake-up service
  • In-Room Safe
  • Meeting/Banquet facilities
  • Car rental desk
  • Barber shop
  • FAX
  • Currency exchange


  • Free Wi-Fi in Room


  • Parking


  • Accessible facilities
  • Accessible parking


  • Television with cable
  • Safe
  • Telephone
  • Mini bar
  • Free newspaper
  • Hairdryer in room
  • Outlet adapters
  • Turndown service
  • Cribs available
  • Sofa bed
  • Temperature control
  • Shower
  • Bath tub
  • Trouser press


4.1 /5 Overall score

94% Would recommend

  • Amenities: 3.5/5
  • Cleanliness: 4.4/5
  • Hotel staff: 4.2/5
  • Comfort: 3.8/5
  • Location: 4.8/5
  • Value: 4.1/5

More than adequate

Would recommend Thu, Jan 3, 2013
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.

| London Family

3 /5

Overall score
  • Amenities: 3 /5
  • Cleanliness: 4 /5
  • Hotel staff: 5 /5
  • Comfort: 3 /5
  • Location: 5 /5
  • Value: 4 /5

Worth the money

Would recommend Tue, Dec 20, 2011
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.


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.

| Sacramento, CA, USA Family

3 /5

Overall score
  • Amenities: 3 /5
  • Cleanliness: 4 /5
  • Hotel staff: 3 /5
  • Comfort: 3 /5
  • Location: 4 /5
  • Value: 3 /5

Safe, clean, friendly for business travelers or tourists

Would recommend Mon, Nov 7, 2011
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.


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.

| Washington, DC, USA Couples

4 /5

Overall score
  • Amenities: 4 /5
  • Cleanliness: 5 /5
  • Hotel staff: 5 /5
  • Comfort: 4 /5
  • Location: 5 /5
  • Value: 4 /5

Great location

Would recommend Sun, Nov 28, 2010
Near Waterfront, a great starting pont

| canada Couples

3 /5

Overall score
  • Amenities: 3 /5
  • Cleanliness: 4 /5
  • Hotel staff: 4 /5
  • Comfort: 4 /5
  • Location: 4 /5
  • Value: 3 /5

Great Location In Cape Town

Would recommend Wed, Sep 29, 2010
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

Entertainment hint

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

| Maryland Couples

4 /5

Overall score
  • Amenities: 5 /5
  • Cleanliness: 4 /5
  • Hotel staff: 5 /5
  • Comfort: 5 /5
  • Location: 5 /5
  • Value: 5 /5

It does the job...

Would recommend Mon, Jun 28, 2010
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.

| Washington, DC USA Friends

3 /5

Overall score
  • Amenities: 3 /5
  • Cleanliness: 4 /5
  • Hotel staff: 4 /5
  • Comfort: 4 /5
  • Location: 5 /5
  • Value: 5 /5

Great Location

Would recommend Fri, Feb 19, 2010
Great stay

| lexington Kentucky USA Couples

4 /5

Overall score
  • Amenities: 3 /5
  • Cleanliness: 5 /5
  • Hotel staff: 4 /5
  • Comfort: 4 /5
  • Location: 5 /5
  • Value: 5 /5

Basic hotel

Would not recommend Fri, Nov 13, 2009
Internet is sold in one hour certificates costing R50/hr. The hotel is basically a university dormitory type building.

Entertainment hint

V&A waterfront

| Nashville Business

2 /5

Overall score
  • Amenities: 2 /5
  • Cleanliness: 4 /5
  • Hotel staff: 4 /5
  • Comfort: 3 /5
  • Location: 4 /5
  • Value: 3 /5

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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
Artscape Theatre Center 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

Hotel Policies

  • Check-in: 02:00 PM
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM

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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