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The PortsWood

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  • Excellent34%
  • Very good47%
  • Average14%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
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“great location”(136 reviews)
“sister hotel”(26 reviews)
“waterfront area”(21 reviews)
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4.0 Star Hotel
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stayed for 4 nights at the start of our tour of South Africa. Staff friendly and helpful. Room comfortable with tea and coffee facilities and cosmetics. Breakfast was very good, we tried two meals at the sister hotel The Commodore but they were of similar...More

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Response from JvanderMerwe, Manager at The PortsWoodResponded 1 week ago

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

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I found myself staying in Cape Town when my husband had a stroke and we were therefore not able to take our booked cruise. I cannot speak highly enough of the staff at the hotel as they knew my circumstances and went out of their...More

1  Thank Evron M
Response from JvanderMerwe, Guest Relations Manager at The PortsWoodResponded 3 weeks ago

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. Gregory Wilson Guest Relations Department

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I had the pleasure of hosting a group at the Portswood Hotel prior to boarding a cruise out of Cape Town. The staff are very welcoming and highly efficient. The rooms were very nicely appointed and one’s every need was catered for. They also have...More

Thank Tessa E
Response from JvanderMerwe, Guest Relations Manager at The PortsWoodResponded 3 weeks ago

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. Gregory Wilson Guest Relations Department

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The hotel is well located within a couple of 100m of the waterfront and all that has to offer. Although the hotel was comfortable there are areas that would benefit from updating. The service was good but not too many smiley faces apart from the...More

Thank Stuart B
Response from JvanderMerwe, Guest Relations Manager at The PortsWoodResponded 4 weeks ago

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. Gregory Wilson Guest Relations Department

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Stayed at this hotel for 10 nights. The hotel arranged airport transfers for us which was very helpful and booked all our trips. Breakfast was good. Comfy, clean rooms. There was a drought so couldn’t use the hotel pool however we were able to use...More

Thank Louise T
Response from JvanderMerwe, Guest Relations Manager at The PortsWoodResponded 4 weeks ago

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. Gregory Wilson Guest Relations Department

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Certificate of Excellence
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Top amenities
Pool
Restaurant
Room Service
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Bar/Lounge
Breakfast included
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Hotel Amenities
Room Service
Breakfast included
Business Centre with Internet Access
Airport Transportation
Dry Cleaning
Meeting Rooms
Laundry Service
Concierge
Multilingual Staff
Conference Facilities
Room amenities
Air Conditioning
Minibar
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Pool
Restaurant
Bar/Lounge
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Outdoor pool
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US$226 - US$375 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Hotel Style
#41 Luxury Hotel in Cape Town Central
#46 Business Hotel in Cape Town Central
#46 Romantic Hotel in Cape Town Central
Room types
Suites, Non-Smoking Rooms
Details
Price range
US$226 - US$375 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel class
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#41 Luxury Hotel in Cape Town Central
#46 Business Hotel in Cape Town Central
#46 Romantic Hotel in Cape Town Central
Room types
Suites, Non-Smoking Rooms
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Glenys S
19 August 2017|
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Response from LeprekonVi | Reviewed this property |
Belthazar and Willoughby - depending if you prefer meat or fish. But all the places in the Waterfront are excellent- don't eat in the hotel - walk a bit!
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NPreethi
5 February 2017|
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Response from IowaCityMD | Reviewed this property |
I am not a travel agent
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ShallTravel
18 January 2017|
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Response from IowaCityMD | Reviewed this property |
No the area is not gated. We walked frequently to and from V and A wharf without fear. We were always in a group of 4. But it felt very safe.
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