Portswood Hotel - Cape Town

Portswood Road, Cape Town, South Africa  show map
 4 stars
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Portswood Hotel - Cape Town

Free Wi-Fi
Parking

ZAR 75 per day

Luggage storage
24-hour

Late check-in

24-hour check-in

24-hour reception

24-hour room service

24-hour security

Food/ Drinks

Poolside snack bar

A la carte restaurant

Coffee/Tea in lobby

Snack bar

Breakfast room

Shuttle

Paid airport shuttle

Fitness/ Gym

Exercise gym

Swimming pool

Outdoor swimming pool

Overview

The impressive Portswood Hotel is situated in a vibrant district next to a museum, a castle and a gallery and offers a sun deck, a sauna and a swimming pool. The hotel occupies 4 floors and was renovated in 2000.

Guests will appreciate Portswood Hotel close proximity to Castle of Good Hope, The African Dance Theatre and Cape Town Parliament. The city center is 3 km away from the hotel.

Restaurants, an oceanarium and entertainment venues are set close to the property.

Cape Town International airport can be reached in 20 minutes by car from Portswood Hotel.

Rooms

Offering individual climate control, a minibar, an in-room safe, IDD phone and a personal computer, designer guestrooms boast a standard interior. Guests will admire views across Table Mountain and Signal Hill from the rooms. They have polished floor and traditional furniture.

Eat & Drink

In the morning a hot buffet breakfast is served. The garden restaurant offers fine Indian cuisine. Guests can unwind at the elegant Cocktail bar serving a wide range of refreshments, coffee and cocktails. A historic area features Den Anker and Meloncino within 400 meters of the venue.

Services

There are limousines for rent on site.

Relax

The hotel offers various facilities, such as a wellness area and a steam room along with steam baths and massage.

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

General

  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Paid parking
  • Safe deposit box
  • 24-hour check-in
  • 24-hour reception
  • Late check-in
  • Early check-in/ -out
  • Express check-in/ -out
  • No pets allowed
  • Rooms/ Facilities for disabled
  • Public areas with access for disabled
  • Wheelchair access
  • 24-hour security
  • Air conditioning in public areas
  • Luggage storage
  • Elevator
  • Currency exchange
  • Gay friendly
  • Ice machine
  • Multilingual staff
  • Smoke detectors

Sports & Fitness

  • Exercise gym

Services

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

Dining facilities

  • Bed and breakfast
  • A la carte restaurant
  • Poolside snack bar
  • Snack bar
  • Coffee/Tea in lobby

Meeting facilities

  • Business center
  • Meeting/ Banquet facilities
  • Business services

Children's facilities

  • Cribs/ Baby cots
  • Babysitting/Child services

Leisure facilities

  • Outdoor swimming pool
  • Beach umbrellas
  • Sun terrace
  • Garden area
  • Spa & wellness center
  • Sauna
  • Reflex massage

Room facilities

  • In-room air conditioning
  • Heating
  • Paid in-room safe
  • Mini-bar
  • Soundproofed rooms
  • Dressing area
  • Terrace
  • Tea and coffee facilities
  • Turndown service
  • In-room desk
  • Ironing facilities
  • Sofa bed
  • Rollaway beds

Bathroom

  • Private bathroom
  • Shared bathroom
  • Steam shower
  • Bathtub
  • Hair dryer
  • Room toiletries

Media

  • Cable/ Satellite television
  • Telephone
  • Radio

Policies

Check-in

  • from  2 pm

Check-out

  • until  12 pm

Children and extra beds

  • There are no extra beds provided in a room. 

Pets

  • Pets are not allowed.

How to reach hotel

hotel Portswood Hotel - Cape Town Cape Town location
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Hotel Address:

Portswood Road, Cape Town, South Africa

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City Center
  • Cape Town
    2.2 km
Airports
  • Cape Town International (CPT)
    18.5 km
Train Stations
  • Cape Town
    2.0 km
  • Esplanade
    3.3 km
Underground stations
  • Metropolitan Golf Club
    1.0 km
Restaurants
  • Den Anker
    360 m
  • Greek Fisherman (cuisine: Greek)
    340 m
Beaches
  • Bloubergstrand Beach
    1.5 km
  • Kommetjie
    1.5 km
Hotel information
  • Check-in:
    from  2 pm
  • Check-out:
    until  12 pm
  • Number of floors:
    4
  • Number of rooms:
    103

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Rooms and availability

Portswood photos Room
Standard Double Room
Bed type: Double bed
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    How to reach hotel

    hotel Portswood Hotel - Cape Town Cape Town location
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    Hotel Address:

    Portswood Road, Cape Town, South Africa

    Get directions
    City Center
    • Cape Town
      2.2 km
    Airports
    • Cape Town International (CPT)
      18.5 km
    Train Stations
    • Cape Town
      2.0 km
    • Esplanade
      3.3 km
    Underground stations
    • Metropolitan Golf Club
      1.0 km
    Restaurants
    • Den Anker
      360 m
    • Greek Fisherman (cuisine: Greek)
      340 m
    Beaches
    • Bloubergstrand Beach
      1.5 km
    • Kommetjie
      1.5 km
    Hotel information
    • Check-in:
      from  2 pm
    • Check-out:
      until  12 pm
    • Number of floors:
      4
    • Number of rooms:
      103

    Hotel Awards

    South AfricanHOTEL AWARDSHighly RecommendedCape TownPortswood

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    Best Luxury Hotels in South Africa

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    Portswood Location

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    What's nearby

    Popular areas

    • Green Point Common - 900 m
    • Green Point Common - 900 m

    Places of interest

    • Open Top Bus Tour - 100 m
    • Two Oceans Aquarium - 200 m
    • MyCiTi Station Granger Bay - 200 m
    • Nelson Mandela Gateway - 400 m
    • MyCiTi Station Waterfront - 400 m
    • Green Point Urban Park - 1.5 km
    • MyCiTi Station Thibault - 1.5 km
    • MyCiTi Station Adderley Street - 1.7 km
    • Signal Hill - 1.8 km
    • MyCiti Bus Stop Foreshore - 1.8 km
    • MyCiTi Station Civic Centre - 1.8 km
    • Malay Quarter - 1.8 km

    Convention centers

    • CTICC - 1.4 km

    Shopping areas

    • V&A Waterfront - 500 m
    • Cape Quarter - 1.0 km
    • Cape Quarter - 1.0 km

    Monuments and Landmarks

    • Red Open Top Bus - 100 m
    • Greenmarket Square - 1.8 km
    • Signal Hill - 1.8 km

    Stadiums

    • MyCiTi Station Cape Town Stadium - 500 m
    • Cape Town Stadium - 600 m

    Museums

    • Iziko - Slave Lodge Museum - 1.6 km
    • Bo-Kaap Museum - 1.7 km

    Arboretum, Green spaces, Zoos

    • Two Oceans Aquarium - 200 m

    Theaters

    • Artscape Theatre - 1.9 km

    Underground stations

    • Metropolitan Golf Club - 900 m

    Public parking

    • Christiaan Barnard Hospital - 1.7 km

    Local attractions

    • Bloubergstrand Beach - 1.5 km
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    • Kommetjie - 1.5 km
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    • Signal Hill - 1.7 km
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    • Bo-kaap - 1.5 km
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    • Khayelitsha Township - 1.5 km
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    Near the hotel

    • Cape Town Diamond Museum - 500 m
      1st Floor, The Clock Tower, Cape Town Central
    • Two Oceans Aquarium - 1.1 km
      Alfred Basin, Dock Road, Cape Town Central
    • Cape Town Stadium - 910 m
      Vlei Road, Cape Town Central
    • Gold of Africa Museum - 1.5 km
      96 Strand Street, Cape Town Central

    Restaurants nearby

    • Den Anker - 360 m

      Address: Pierhead - V & A Waterfront
      Phone: +27 21 419 0249

      73% likes this, based on 415 reviews

    • City Grill - 370 m

      Address: Shop 155, Victoria Wharf
      Phone: +27(0)21 4219820

      83% likes this, based on 313 reviews

    • Meloncino - 480 m

      Address: Shop 259, Upper level
      Phone: +27 (0)21 419 5558

      86% likes this, based on 265 reviews
      Cuisine: Italian
      Price Range: INR 642 - INR 1 412

    • Greek Fisherman - 340 m

      Address: Shop 157 Victoria Wharf Shopping Centre, V & A Waterfront
      Phone: 27 21 418 5411

      76% likes this, based on 202 reviews
      Cuisine: Greek

    • San Marco - 460 m

      Address: Shop 128
      Phone: +27-(0)21-418-5434

      62% likes this, based on 153 reviews
      Cuisine: Italian, European
      Price Range: INR 256 - INR 1 219

    Hotel information
    • Check-in:
      from  2 pm
    • Check-out:
      until  12 pm
    • Number of floors:
      4
    • Number of rooms:
      103

    Hotel Awards

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    • Franschhoek hotels - 65 km
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    • Strand hotels - 41 km
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    Portswood Reviews

    Guest reviews are submitted by our customers after their stay at Portswood

    Average guest rating

    8.2out of 10
    Fabulous
    Based on 61 reviews

    Guest reviews

    • Older travelers
      10.0

      The warmth and welcome of the hotel staff - efficient service - dining no matter what time of day - was carried out with care and courteously - staff approachable with warm smiling faces.

    • Group of friends
      7.4

      Convenience to the waterfront and safety (felt very comfortable walking around the area)

      The rooms are a bit dated but I understand refurbishment is being carried out.

    • Group of friends
      9.6

      The convience to every thing. The willingness of the staff to make our stay very comfortable

      That there was only Malay type food available at the Restaurant in the Evenings, meaning we had to go else where to eat .

    • Older travelers
      10.0

      Both the Staff and the Facilities were of an excellent standard. The location, close to shopping & dining, was also good.

    • Single
      8.2

      The location so close to the V&A Waterfront was exceptionally convenient and the staff were particularly efficient.

    • Older travelers
      6.6

      Very friendly and accommodating staff.

      The hotel is getting very run down. It is old, tired and needs to be refurbished.

    • Single
      8.2

      Excellent, friendly and personal service from all staff! Conveniently located with resepect to v&a Waterfront, parking, etc.

    • Single
      10.0

      The overwhelming friendlyness of the staff, their great support in arranging trips in this beautiful region. Their perfect location to both a magnificent harbour site (with a great selection of restaurants to choose from) as well as to a huge shopping mall with all shops you can think of.

    • Single
      7.4

      Very friendly staff, free wireless internet, location

    • Single
      10.0

      Very nice and helpful staff. Great location. Excelent price/quality relation.

      I would have liked to have shampoo and conditioner not in one bottle but separate

    • Single
      10.0

      Staff very friendly , well run and great location

    • Older travelers
      10.0

      My stay at the Portswood exceeded my expectations in the respect that staff were friendly, helpful and very efficient. This was our first trip to Africa and I found right through Africa that the service was excellent but perhaps more so at the Portswood. Keep up the good work!

    • Older travelers
      9.2

      Proximity to V&A Waterfront complex is the biggest plus but the quality of the hotel, the very friendly and helpful staff, the close at hand parking, the excellent restaurant, and the overall value for money are all important plus points too. To be welcomed "home" by name each time you arrive back at the hotel is a lovely extra touch.

    • Group of friends
      9.6

      The staff were amazing to me and my friend, so helpful and friendly, we had questions for them everyday and nothing was too much bother for them, they were great! The location is also great, just out the front door and down the steps to the V&A waterfront area. We loved our stay here and loved Cape Town!

    • Older travelers
      10.0

      Excellent breakfast.,Nnice rooms and a lot of help from the desk and the concierge. All were very friendly and wanted us to enjoy the stay. The hotel is also located in a safe area of Cape town.

    How to reach hotel

    hotel Portswood Hotel - Cape Town Cape Town location
    Show big map »

    Hotel Address:

    Portswood Road, Cape Town, South Africa

    Get directions
    City Center
    • Cape Town
      2.2 km
    Airports
    • Cape Town International (CPT)
      18.5 km
    Train Stations
    • Cape Town
      2.0 km
    • Esplanade
      3.3 km
    Underground stations
    • Metropolitan Golf Club
      1.0 km
    Restaurants
    • Den Anker
      360 m
    • Greek Fisherman (cuisine: Greek)
      340 m
    Beaches
    • Bloubergstrand Beach
      1.5 km
    • Kommetjie
      1.5 km
    Hotel information
    • Check-in:
      from  2 pm
    • Check-out:
      until  12 pm
    • Number of floors:
      4
    • Number of rooms:
      103

    Hotel Awards

    South AfricanHOTEL AWARDSHighly RecommendedCape TownPortswood

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

    Use Badge