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Salmiyah, Kuwait
Reviewed 1 week ago

Great location, 5 minutes walk from the V&A Waterfront, where there is fast amounts of entertainment, shops and eateries. The views surrounding the hotel is stunning too - Table Top mountain overlooking the hotel. The room was adequate sized for 2 people; clean and tidy - I wouldnt suggest this being a 5* hotel, probably more a 4*.

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Johannesburg, South Africa
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We booked a suite so it was spacious, open plan areas, decent sized bathroom. It was walking distance to the V&A waterfront which was awesome. I wish we had access to the fridge though, it was locked so you can't add your drinks. I wish they would include the parking amount into the price of accommodation so you don't feel...

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Reviewed 1 week ago

I stayed here for one night and loved it, the location was fantastic, 2 mins walk from the V&A waterfront. The road where the hotel was situated was not overly busy and the food in the restaurant was very nice, also a great breakfast selection and presentation of the food. I would have loved to have stayed here longer.

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Johannesburg, South Africa
Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a lovely room with a lovely view. my husband thought the room was not spacious enough. The aircon was quite noisy. The drink prices are I feel a little pricey. Staff are very friendly. The location is ideal. Right opposite the V & A Waterfront. We used the hop on hop off bus quite regularly and were fortunate...

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Johannesburg, South Africa
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I stayed here for a quick visit to Cape Town just before Christmas. Check in was easy and quick. I didn't go to the room immediately as I had a dinner appointment. Asked about parking and was told they do valet and someone would be available when I returned. On my return, I had no issues locating a valet and...

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Pretoria
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I had huge expectations of the Portswood but was left feeling done in. The good first: although the room was relatively small and fairly sparsely but tastefully equipped, the bedding was lovely, tea and coffee provided, face clothes included (why don't all hotels offer this basic amenity), and comfortable bed. The not so good : checking in and out downright...

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East Sussex, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Two of the best advantages the Portswood Hotel has its its location and some dedicated staff. The room we stated in was just average... clean, small and not very welcoming or relaxing...no adequate relaxing chairs for more than one person...even though it was a twin room. one of us sat on the bed...the other in the one small arm chair....

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Yorkshire
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My sister and I stayed here for four nights and found everything was excellent. The room was good and the beds very comfortable. Buffet breakfast was excellent with plenty of choice. The staff were very friendly and helpful. Location was excellent being only a short walk to the Victoria and Alfred waterfront area where there were gift shops galore, restaurants,...

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Calgary, Canada
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Good location just off the VA Waterfront - quick walk to the waterfront (have someone explain the walking route that uses a path behind the hotel). Staff are very responsive and the included breakfast is delicious and plentiful. Definitely try the chef's Mandalay dishes in the restaurant for one evening - so flavorful and aromatic.

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Reviewed 11 December 2016

Positive: Location is great; all persons working at the hotel are very friendly, helpful and great; the bed is very comfortable; it is very clean; and WIFI is very fast. Negative: The key of the room did not work very properly and I had to go to the reception each time for the activation thereof. The housekeeping visited the room...

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

Dear Valued 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 Department

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Amenities

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Room Service
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Breakfast included
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
About the property
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Room Service
  • Breakfast included
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Shuttle Bus Service
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Laundry Service
  • Concierge
  • 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: ₹ 10,375 - ₹ 21,435 (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
#41 Luxury Hotel in Cape Town Central
#47 Business Hotel in Cape Town Central
#47 Romantic Hotel in Cape Town Central
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“Our room was overlooking a road, but at night did not hear any traffic.”
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