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Protea Hotel by Marriott Cape Town Waterfront Breakwater Lodge

3.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

Hotel staff was very helpful and nice. Room was a bit small but clean View from hotel s terrace was a good one

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.

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.

Near Waterfront, a great starting pont

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

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.

Great stay

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

Portswood Road, V&A Waterfront Cape Town Western Cape

Hotel highlights

  • Walking distance to Cape Town Stadium and Two Oceans Aquarium
  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Onsite dining
  • Spa

Protea Hotel by Marriott Cape Town Waterfront Breakwater Lodge places you next to Two Oceans Aquarium and a short stroll from other popular sights like Cape Town Stadium. This 191-room, 3-star hotel has a full-service spa along with free in-room WiFi and a fitness center. Located in central Cape Town, the hotel is also near Cape Town International Convention Centre and Greenmarket Square.


This hotel is home to a buffet restaurant and a bar/lounge. Savor a meal from the comfort of your room with room service, or get a quick energy boost at the coffee shop/café. Start each morning with buffet breakfast, available for a fee from 6:30 AM to 10 AM.


All of Protea Hotel by Marriott Cape Town Waterfront Breakwater Lodge's 191 air-conditioned rooms provide refrigerators, coffee makers, and free weekday newspapers. Guests can expect free WiFi and 22-inch LCD TVs with satellite channels. Bathrooms offer hair dryers and free toiletries, and beds are dressed in premium bedding. Other standard amenities include free bottled water, laptop-compatible safes, and phones.

Property features

Guests staying at Protea Hotel by Marriott Cape Town Waterfront Breakwater Lodge enjoy access to a full-service spa, a fitness center, and free WiFi in public areas. If you drive, self parking is ZAR 25 per day, or you can take advantage of the airport shuttle (available 24 hours) for ZAR 350.00 per vehicle one way. The front desk has multilingual staff on hand 24/7 to help with dry cleaning/laundry, concierge services, and luggage storage. Other amenities at this spa hotel include 18 meeting rooms, a conference center, and a 24-hour business center.

Room options

Family Room

Full 2 | Sleeps 4

Deluxe Room, 1 King Bed

King 1 | Sleeps 2

Studio, 1 Twin Bed

Twin 1 | Sleeps 1

Business Suite, 1 Double Bed with Sofa bed

Full 1 | Sleeps 2

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

75% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 975 reviews