Portswood Hotel

CEDARBERG RATING

Premier

PRICING FROM

$ 136 (Pps)

Overview

  • Walking distance to all the shops and restaurants of the V&A Waterfront
  • The Portswood is a relaxed, friendly hotel with a gentle nautical theme
  • Enjoy Cape Malay cuisine at the Quarterdeck restaurant
  • Well-appointed rooms have all the modern amenities that you’ll need

The 4 star Portswood Hotel in the V&A Waterfront of Cape Town is part of Cape Town's colonial history. The restaurant and lobby are built over the original well and holding cells for prisoners en-route to Robben Island some 300 years ago! However today the Portswood acts as an oasis of calm and comfort. Alongside the cosmopolitan nightlife of the Waterfront with its cafes, jazz bars and craft shops. And is known for its personal friendly service. The hotel offers all the convenience of being in the Waterfront and yet it is slightly away from the hustle and bustle of the working Cape Town harbour.

Accommodation

The 102 rooms at the Portswood are a little old fashioned – you are paying for its location not its rooms – but all have air-conditioning, satellite television, minibar, telephone, tea/coffee facilities and a full bathroom with bath and shower. The rooms are comfortable and practical. But if you like to lounge around in your hotel room, they are lacking in character.

However the Portswood makes a great base in the heart of Cape Town if you like to be out and about during the day. Guests staying here are welcome to use the gymnasium, sauna and steam room of its sister hotel, The Commodore Hotel, which is literally next door.

The Quarterdeck Restaurant specializes in Cape Malay cooking, the traditional cuisine of Cape Town, alongside some more conventional dishes. It's a relaxed yet elegant restaurant, uniquely housed in the old Convict Station which is now a National Monument. This is probably one of the best restaurants in Cape Town for this type of authentic cooking. We recommend it if you want to sample some hometown cuisine.

Portswood Hotel on the map

Rooms

Standard Twin or Queen

All rooms are decorated in a nautical style, and have individual air-conditioners, television, tea/coffee making facilities, direct dial telephones and hair dryers. Standard twin/queen rooms feature either a shower only, or have a combined shower over bath available.

 

Deluxe Queen

All rooms are decorated in a nautical style, and have individual air-conditioners, television, tea/coffee making facilities, direct dial telephones and hair dryers. Deluxe Queen Rooms have separate baths and showers and a little more seating space than the standard Queen rooms.

 

Studio King

All rooms are decorated in a nautical style, and have individual air-conditioners, television, tea/coffee making facilities, direct dial telephones and hair dryers. Studio King rooms have separate baths and showers and a small seating area

 

Captains Suite

All rooms are decorated in a nautical style, and have individual air-conditioners, television, tea/coffee making facilities, direct dial telephones and hair dryers.

 

Great location

"Again a solid choice which was based on its excellent location. All was good. "

Includes

Bed & Breakfast

Family Suitability

Accepts older children

Malaria Rating

Non-malarial area

Features