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    The PortsWood

    PortsWood Road, PortsWood Square | V&A Waterfront, Cape Town Central 8002, South Africa
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    1 room
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          US$ 189
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          Overview
          • Excellent32%
          • Very good47%
          • Average14%
          • Poor4%
          • Terrible1%
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          Free Wifi
          Breakfast included
          Air Conditioning
          Pool
          Non-Smoking Hotel
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          Airport Transportation
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          Reviewed 15 January 2016

          We arrived at the airport in Cape Town and were approached by an older man in uniform inside the airport offering a taxi fare to the above hotel at much cheaper than we expected. A good trip. Traffic was very heavy and we took quite...More

          Thank avidtraveller
          Reviewed 11 January 2016

          We stayed for 9 days in this hotel. I cannot praise it highly enough. It was extremely well run with wonderful staff and a most friendly disposition. We upgraded ourselves as we were staying for 9 days and it was well worth the extra money....More

          Thank Albert S
          Reviewed 7 January 2016

          stayed 3 nights here in November before a cruise . the hotel is in a great location , just turn left from the front door, go down some steps in the car park & across the road is the Waterfront & the V&A marketplace ,...More

          Thank godzilla_oz
          Reviewed 4 January 2016

          Well sign posted when driving, free underground car park, shame the ground floor room had no view, the place is modern clean. Being next to the reception we could hear any noise in the night which included jingle bells until 4am when i ask them...More

          Thank Malcolm2509
          Reviewed 3 January 2016 via mobile

          We stayed in the suit but everything is poor like a pension. Poor rooms, breakfast, service. Unsufficient workers. One smile only in reception. One elevator for everybody. Halls like a prison. Only one thing location for waterfront. İf you want to spend your time and...More

          Thank igkaradol
          The Commodore
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          About
          Amenities
          • Top amenities
          • Pool
          • Restaurant
          • Room Service
          • Bar/Lounge
          • Breakfast included
          • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
          • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
          • Hotel Amenities
          • Room Service
          • Breakfast included
          • Business Centre with Internet Access
          • Dry Cleaning
          • Laundry Service
          • Concierge
          • Multilingual Staff
          • Shuttle Bus Service
          • Airport Transportation
          • Meeting Rooms
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          • Air Conditioning
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          • Pool
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          • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
          Details
          • Price range
          • US$ 126 - US$ 293 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
          • Hotel class
          • Hotel Style
          • #37 Family Hotel in Cape Town Central
          • #44 Luxury Hotel in Cape Town Central
          • #47 Romantic Hotel in Cape Town Central
          • #47 Business Hotel in Cape Town Central
          • Room types
          • Suites ,
          • Non-Smoking Rooms
          • Number of rooms
          • 102
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          • Cape Town Central
          • Also Known As
          • The Portswood Hotel Cape Town Central ,
          • Portswood Hotel Cape Town ,
          • Portswood Cape Town ,
          • The PortsWood Cape Town, South Africa
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          NPreethi
          Hi, would you be able to book airport transfers for me? Also, would you be able to book a car service so that I can travel within Cape Town safely?
          5 February 2017|
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          Response from IowaCityMD | Reviewed this property |
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          ShallTravel
          I visited Cape Town a couple of years ago and spent a lot of the time at the V & A day and night and loved it. I always felt safe whoever I went but locals said I should always get a taxi after dark which I did but I want to now stay nearer the waterfront so I don't need to do this. Is the area gated so I can walk safely from hotel to V & A at night. Many thanks.
          19 January 2017|
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          Response from Wendyp40 | Reviewed this property |
          The Portswood is across the road from shops and restaurants. This area is not gated but we walked day and night and felt completely safe. Lots of people around. Even had our clothes laundered in the arcade leading from... More
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          bag345s
          Hi.Do the rooms have a safe?
          2 January 2017|
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          Response from IowaCityMD | Reviewed this property |
          Yes they do
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          "Be mindful of noise if you are facing the entrance of hotel with buses arriving or departing early hours of..."
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          "Ask for a view. Stay clear of 334, which is noisy and a long way from reception"
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          "I was on the 2nd floor overlooking the pool - a bit on view but there is a shade on the window you can pull..."
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          "Ask that the room is thoroughly inspected prior to your arrival to ensure all electronics and plug points are..."
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