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Istanbul, Turkey
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13 reviews
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Reviewed 12 June 2015

The best part about this hotel is the location. If you are a toursit and looking for somewhere to sleep as you will be out all day exploring, this hotle is a very good choice with good breakfast. Small rooms with average decoration but clean. Portswood is tempting because of it location as it is only 5 min walk to... More 

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JvanderMerwe, Guest Relations Manager at The PortsWood, responded to this review

Dear Guest Thank you for taking the time to provide us with your valuable feedback and kind words. We are delighted that you enjoyed breakfast and your stay at the Portswood Hotel. We hope to welcome you back. Nabila Ebrahim Guest Relations Officer Portswood Hotel More 

liverpool
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17 reviews
11 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 10 June 2015

Great location only a five minute walk to the V&A waterfront. A nice quiet hotel with only four floors. Nice clean modern rooms with free wifi. A taxi straight to the airport is only 350 Rand, always agree the price first.

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JvanderMerwe, Guest Relations Manager at The PortsWood, responded to this review

Dear Guest Thank you for taking the time to provide us with your valuable feedback and kind words. We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay and hope to welcome you back again. Nabila Ebrahim Guest Relations Officer Portswood Hotel More 

Brisbane Region, Australia
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10 reviews
7 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 5 June 2015

We stayed at the Portswood Hotel in Cape Town for 5 days before our African Garden Route tour and then on to Kenya. This hotel had a real charm about it ,friendly staff , good food , and close to the waterfront. An ideal place to stay for the beginning of our holiday.Safe, and only 5 minutes walk to some... More 

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JvanderMerwe, Guest Relations Manager at The PortsWood, responded to this review

Dear Guest Thank you for taking the time to provide us with your valuable feedback and kind words. We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay and hope to welcome you back sooner rather than later. Nabila Ebrahim Guest Relations Officer Portswood Hotel More 

Orlando, Florida
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11 reviews
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Reviewed 5 June 2015

My daughter and I stayed here for our first 3 nights of our trip to South Africa. The location was excellent, as it was one block from the V&A waterfront so we could easily walk to and from dinner each night and enjoy shopping at the Watershed. Beds comfortable, clean, not noisey and the breakfast was good.

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JvanderMerwe, Guest Relations Manager at The PortsWood, responded to this review

Dear Guest Thank you for taking the time to provide us with your valuable feedback and kind words. We are delighted that you and your daughter enjoyed your stay in Cape Town and the Portswood Hotel and hope to welcome you back again. Nabila Ebrahim Guest Relations Officer Portswood Hotel More 

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32 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 4 June 2015 via mobile

I stayed here for two night. Reasonable service with underground parking for guests. The door to lobby stairs very narrow and difficult to get luggage in and up the stairs. Drop luggage at main door before you park car. I was unfortunate to draw the short straw - a room on 3d floor north side - uneven numbers. Both nights... More 

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Reviewed 2 June 2015 via mobile

Very good hotel! The staff and service were very good! The waterfront is not even 5 minutes away by walk. So very convenient. I was there first for business and then for leisure! Ideal! Breakfast is more than complete! And you can also order room delivery for a small additional fee! Also a big plus: heater in rooms!

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Dear Guest Thank you for taking the time to provide us with your valuable feedback and kind words. We are delighted that you enjoyed both your stays with us and hope to welcome you back again. Nabila Ebrahim Guest Relations Officer Portswood Hotel More 

Newcastle, Australia
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13 reviews
7 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 1 June 2015

Stayed at this hotel for the start of my South African tour. Just through the car park and across the road and there was the fabulous V&A Waterfront. I felt safe and had no problems with security. The staff were very helpful and friendly, breakfast was delicious with a great choice. There are so many restaurants and pubs around this... More 

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Dear Guest Thank you for taking the time to provide us with your valuable feedback and kind words. We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay and hope to welcome you back sooner rather than later. Nabila Ebrahim Guest Relations Officer Portswood Hotel More 

Cary, NC
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123 reviews
43 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 29 May 2015

The Portswood hotel in Cape Town was an excellent place to stay for my four-day visit. It is very well located if you are doing a car-based tour of the area, as it is easy to get to, next to some of the local attractions, and adjacent to both food and evening entertainment. It is built directly on a parking... More 

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Dear Guest Thank you for taking the time to provide us with your valuable feedback and kind words. We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay and hope to welcome you back sooner rather than later. Muneeb Eksteen Guest Relations Officer Portswood Hotel More 

Baltimore, Maryland
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34 reviews
33 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 27 May 2015

The Portswood is a short stroll to the V&A Waterfront, which is the tourist hub of Cape Town. Its really convenient to restaurants, the aquarium, the boats to Robben Island and the hop on/off bus. The room was nice and clean. I'm not a fan of the half wall shower door, but am used to it and know it is... More 

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Dear Guest Thank you for taking the time to provide us with your valuable feedback and kind words. We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay and hope to welcome you back sooner rather than later. Muneeb Eksteen Guest Relations Officer Portswood Hotel More 

Glasgow, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
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Reviewed 27 May 2015 via mobile

We chose this hotel as we love coming to Cape Town and enjoying the ambiance of the V&A Waterfront. The hotel was a perfect position, only 2 mins walk and we were hearing the local music, drinking the cold beers and eating the most amazing food! I would def recommend The Portswood. The staff cannot do enough for you, always... More 

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Dear Guest Thank you for taking the time to provide us with your valuable feedback and kind words. We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay and hope to welcome you back sooner rather than later. Muneeb Eksteen Guest Relations Officer Portswood Hotel More 

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Room Service
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free Parking
  • Free Breakfast
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
About the property
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Pool
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  • Bar/Lounge
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
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  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Concierge
  • Shuttle Bus Service
  • Airport Transportation
  • Free Breakfast
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Laundry Service
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Conference Facilities

Additional Information about The PortsWood

Address: PortsWood Road, PortsWood Square | V&A Waterfront, Cape Town Central 8002, South Africa
Region: South Africa > Western Cape > Cape Town > Cape Town Central
Price Range: RM765 - RM1,365 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — The PortsWood 4*
Number of rooms: 102
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Also Known As:
The Portswood Hotel Cape Town Central
Portswood Hotel Cape Town
Portswood Cape Town
The PortsWood Cape Town, South Africa
Hotel Style:
#37 Family Hotel in Cape Town Central
#43 Luxury Hotel in Cape Town Central
#47 Romantic Hotel in Cape Town Central
#47 Business Hotel in Cape Town Central
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