Portswood - Cape Town

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Overview

Portswood offers a sophisticated accommodation in the centre of Cape Town. The hotel includes 4-storey building decorated in an elegant style. Free self-parking, bureau de change and a cloakroom are available for guests' convenience.

The venue is 11 km away from Robben Island and 3.6 km from The Point. The property is set 30 minutes' walk from the heart of Cape Town and offers an easy access to entertainment venues, restaurants and an oceanarium.

A cinema, a gallery and a museum are set within walking distance.

Cape Town International airport can be reached by car within 25 minutes.

Rooms

A mini-bar, a heating system and IDD phone are offered in every guestroom of the venue. All luxury units have views of the garden or Signal Hill and Table Mountain. All rooms at Portswood include an electric kettle, tea and coffee making equipment and a stove as well as dressing gowns, a shower cap and towels.

Eat & Drink

Guests of the hotel are invited to enjoy a hot buffet breakfast daily. For Indonesian dishes in a relaxed atmosphere try the Quarterdeck restaurant. Refreshments, cocktails and coffee available at the large theme bar. There are a variety of dining options 5 minutes' walk away offered by City Grill and Meloncino.

Relax

Cots, babysitting and a pool are provided for guests with children. Portswood also has a sun deck and a golf course.

Internet

Wireless internet is available in the entire hotel for free.

Guest Parking

Private parking is possible on site at ZAR 75 per day.

Number of floors:   4.  Number of rooms:   103.

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Facilities
Wi-Fi
Parking

ZAR 75 per day

Luggage storage
24-hour services

24-hour reception

24-hour room service

24-hour security

Food/ Drinks

Poolside snack bar

Restaurant buffet

Shuttle

Paid airport shuttle

Fitness/ Gym

Fitness centre

Swimming pool

Outdoor swimming pool

Sports & Fitness

  • Fitness centre
  • Golf course

Services

  • Paid airport shuttle
  • 24-hour room service
  • Housekeeping
  • Car rental
  • Laundry
  • Dry cleaning
  • Tours/Ticket assistance
  • Medical facilities service
  • Wake up service
  • Newspaper service
  • Bell staff/Porter

Dining

  • In-room breakfast
  • Restaurant buffet
  • Poolside snack bar
  • Packed lunches

Business

  • Business centre
  • Meeting/ Banquet facilities
  • Fax/Photocopying

Children

  • Cots
  • Babysitting/Child services
  • DVDs/ Videos for children
  • Children's pool

Facilities for people with disabilities

  • Toilet for disabled

Spa & Leisure

  • Outdoor swimming pool
  • Sun terrace
  • Garden area
  • Spa & wellness centre
  • Sauna
  • Massage

Room features

  • In-room air conditioning
  • Heating
  • Free in-room safe
  • Mini-bar
  • Sitting area
  • Terrace
  • Tea and coffee facilities
  • Turndown service
  • Dining table
  • In-room desk
  • Ironing facilities
  • Rollaway beds

Bathroom

  • Bathtub
  • Shower
  • Hair dryer
  • Free toiletries

Self-catering

  • Electric kettle

Media

  • Flat-screen TV
  • Cable/ Satellite television
  • Telephone
  • Radio
  • AM/FM alarm clock

Room decor

  • Carpeted floor
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Check-infrom 14:00-23:59FREECheck-out07:00-10:00FREE
Children & extra bedsThere are no extra beds provided in a room. 
PetsPets are not allowed.
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Location
  • Nearby
  • Restaurants
  • City landmarks
Two Oceans AquariumTwo Oceans Aquarium700 ft
MyCiTi Station WaterfrontMyCiTi Station Waterfront1000 ft
MyCiTi Station Granger BayMyCiTi Station Granger Bay1000 ft
Nelson Mandela GatewayNelson Mandela Gateway1400 ft
V&A WaterfrontV&A Waterfront1400 ft
Cape QuarterCape Quarter3300 ft
MyCiTi Station Cape Town StadiumMyCiTi Station Cape Town Stadium1700 ft
Cape Town StadiumCape Town Stadium2000 ft
Metropolitan Golf ClubMetropolitan Golf Club3000 ft
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Den AnkerDen Anker1000 ftPierhead - V & A Waterfront
Greek FishermanGreek Fisherman1000 ftShop 157 Victoria Wharf Shopping Centre, V & A Waterfront
City GrillCity Grill1100 ftShop 155, Victoria Wharf
San MarcoSan Marco1400 ftShop 128
MeloncinoMeloncino1400 ftShop 259, Upper level
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Grand Parade SquareGrand Parade Square1.3 mi
District Six ChurchDistrict Six Church1.9 mi
CTICCCTICC4600 ft
Good Hope CentreGood Hope Centre1.6 mi
The Biscuit MillThe Biscuit Mill2.7 mi
District Six MuseumDistrict Six Museum1.5 mi
The Company's GardenThe Company's Garden1.4 mi
Christiaan Barnard HospitalChristiaan Barnard Hospital1.1 mi
Mediclinic Cape TownMediclinic Cape Town2.1 mi
Greenmarket SquareGreenmarket Square1.2 mi Cape Town CentralSouth Africa
Signal Hill Signal Hill 1.2 mi Cape Town CentralSouth Africa
Long StreetLong Street1.3 mi
Clifton BeachClifton Beach3.3 mi Cape Town CentralSouth Africa
The Heart of Cape Town Museum The Heart of Cape Town Museum 3.5 miGroote Schuur Hospital, Main Road
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Getting around
Airports
Train
Woodstock Railway Station2.1 mi
Salt River Railway Station3.0 mi
Underground
Metropolitan Golf Club3300 ft
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Reviews
8.2
FabulousBased on  97  reviews
  • 10.0
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    The staff was very friendly and welcoming. In the restaurant they even remembered our room number at breakfast, which was very nice, you could order hot selections in addition to the cold buffet they put out.The rooms were very comfortable and well tended to. It was an ideal location being at the v & a waterfront where we could easily walk to dinner each night and not have to get a cab.

  • 8.2
    Fabulous

    Great location in V&A Waterfront. Safe walking distance to Victoria Wharf shopping mall and all restaurants. In day time we took a walk to Cape Town city centre and then we came back by taxi. Safe place for Cape Town stay. Friendly staff and basically nothing to complain about (compared to price level in that area).

    Some improvements in room service could be done and water in the pool is cold.

  • 7.8
    Fabulous

    We found the staff welcoming and very obliging. The hotel's location is perfect in terms of accessibility to local shopping and attractions. It was very convenient having a valet service for vehicle parking. Room service was prompt.

    The breakfast serving staff were strangely unfriendly (in comparison to all other staff), and the breakfast service left a lot to be desired. I noticed that we were not the only guests who were unhappy, having to wait to get the attention of a waitress for either coffee or to order a hot breakfast. On one morning, I ordered hot milk with my coffee and it simply never arrived. Another morning the poached eggs were not cooked properly and the scrambled egg was dry and tasteless. Clearly there is something amiss with the morning shift!

  • 7.4
    Very good

    The friendlyness of the staff, really excellent. The location is ideal and the food at their restaurant was good as well. Good facilities, ideal for shopping and enjoying the waterfront at Capetown.

    The rooms were a bit small...

  • 9.6
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    Staff very pleasant and efficient . Room spacious and cleaned twice a day. Good value for money as well.

    building very ordinary from outside and view from windows very dull as hotel is one road back from the sea

  • 7.4
    Very good

    Staff very helpful and friendly. The location is what makes this hotel.....just minutes from the v and a waterfront. We had a very pleasant stay. Rooms quite small and little storage space but it was acceptable for our long weekend break. I would stay there again.

    Rooms quite small.

  • 9.6
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    I felt very welcome and it was home from home and I was well cared for all the time. Special thanks to your main man on the door and all the staff who car fetched my car, Desmond was one of them. Please pass on the picture to my special friend on the door. He is an asset to Portswood. Deirdre Capell Room 206

    The dinner menu needs a bit more variety.

  • 6.2
    Good

    One of the best locations in Cape Town. Most of the staff is very good in courtesy and friendliness.

    Cleanness of the room may have room to be improved.

  • 10.0
    Exclusive

    Friendly staff the food fresh and really enjoyable

    There is nothing I disliked have stayed there before and would again

  • 5.8
    Guest rating

    Service at reception

    Absolutely overpriced for the type rooms and of accommodation. Closer to a 3 star rather than a 4 star Rooms must be updated to be a 4 star hotel You cannot charge 4 star rates just because of location.

  • 8.2
    Fabulous

    Location, rooms are comfortable

    Internet is extremely slow, practically impossible to use. I ended up paying much more for the first night, and still more than for the previous 4 nights (under a different reservation number) - which is not fair.

  • 8.8
    Superb

    Location and room size

    Your internet connection is practically not working, it is way too slow. It has to be fixed. Other hotels in the area have normal internet.

  • 9.6
    Exclusive

    The general friendliness of the staff and the attention to detail of helping a guest.

    The business centre was a bit small and cramped

  • 9.6
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    More than anything at Portswood hotel, we thought the srevice was out of this world, from the cleaners to management, simply amazing service. If Portswood hotel was a shack, i would still stay there just for the excellent service.

  • 10.0
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    The hospitality and friendliness of staff, the excellent service, the quality of food and how well priced the hotel is, made this visit to Cape Town so much more memorable. I will be a regular visitor to this hotel future wise.

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Highlights
Hotel Awards

According to guest reviews, the hotel has been rated as  Best Luxury Hotels in South Africa

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Good to know
Check-infrom 14:00-23:59FREECheck-out07:00-10:00FREE
Children & extra bedsThere are no extra beds provided in a room. 
PetsPets are not allowed.
Cancellation
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Getting around
Airports
Train
Woodstock Railway Station2.1 mi
Salt River Railway Station3.0 mi
Underground
Metropolitan Golf Club3300 ft
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