The Portswood Hotel

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Outdoor pool, pool umbrellas, pool loungers
Outdoor pool, pool umbrellas, pool loungers
Deluxe Queen with Shower and Bath | Premium bedding, minibar, in-room safe, desk
Premium bedding, minibar, in-room safe, desk

Overview of The Portswood Hotel

The Portswood Hotel

4.0 star property

4.1/5 Very good

Guests rated this property 4.4/5 for cleanliness.

Popular amenities

  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Parking included
  • Air conditioning
  • Restaurant
  • Gym

Cleaning and safety practices

  • Cleaned with disinfectant
  • Personal protective equipment
  • Social distancing
  • Temperature checks
Map
Portswood Road, Cape Town, Western Cape, 8002

Explore the area

  • Popular LocationV&A Waterfront6 min walk
  • Popular LocationTwo Oceans Aquarium8 min walk
  • Popular LocationCape Town Stadium12 min walk
  • AirportCape Town (CPT-Cape Town Intl.)21 min drive

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About this area

Cape Town

The Portswood Hotel is located in Victoria and Alfred Waterfront, a neighbourhood in Cape Town. Green Point Park and Cape Town Cruise Terminal are worth checking out if an activity is on the agenda, while those wishing to experience the area's natural beauty can explore Table Mountain National Park and Company's Garden. Two Oceans Aquarium and South African Museum and Planetarium are also worth visiting. Scuba diving and waterskiing offer great chances to get out on the surrounding water, or you can seek out an adventure with skydiving and ecotours nearby.

What's nearby

  • Hisense Wheel of Excellence - 2 min walk
  • V&A Waterfront - 6 min walk
  • Two Oceans Aquarium - 8 min walk
  • Cape Town Stadium - 12 min walk
  • Cape Town Cruise Terminal - 10 min drive

Getting around

  • Cape Town Station - 3 min drive
  • Esplanade Station - 5 min drive
  • Cape Town (CPT-Cape Town Intl.) - 21 min drive

Restaurants

  • Cause and Effect - 3 min walk
  • Mitchell's Scottish Ale House - 3 min walk
  • Vovo Telo - 3 min walk
  • Cafe Alfredo - 5 min walk
  • Den Anker - 6 min walk

About this property

The Portswood Hotel

4-star Cape Town hotel in Victoria and Alfred Waterfront with free valet parking
An outdoor pool, a restaurant and a fitness centre are available at this smoke-free hotel. Free WiFi in public areas and free valet parking are also provided. Additionally, a bar/lounge, a poolside bar and a conference centre are on-site. Change of towels is available on request
The Portswood Hotel offers 101 air-conditioned accommodations with minibars and a safe. Beds feature premium bedding. Televisions come with premium satellite channels. Bathrooms include designer toiletries and hairdryers.

Guests can surf the web using complimentary wireless Internet access. Business-friendly amenities include desks and telephones. Additionally, rooms include complimentary bottles of water and coffee/tea makers. An iron/ironing board, change of towels and change of bedsheets can be requested. A nightly turndown service is provided and housekeeping is offered on a daily basis.

Recreational amenities at the hotel include an outdoor pool and a fitness centre.

The recreational activities listed below are available either on-site or nearby; fees may apply.

Languages

Afrikaans, English

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C or hotter

Social distancing

Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Temperature checks given to staff
Temperature checks available for guests
Individually wrapped food options available for breakfast, lunch, dinner and through room service
This information is provided by our partners.

Property amenities

Internet

  • Available in all rooms: Free WiFi
  • Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking and public transport

  • Free self-parking on site
  • Free valet parking on site
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking available
  • Return airport shuttle (surcharge) during limited hours
  • Limo/town car service

Food and drink

  • 1 restaurant
  • 1 poolside bar and 1 bar
  • 24-hour room service

Restaurants on site

  • Quarter Kitchen
  • Link Bar

Things to do

  • Access to nearby health club
  • Fitness centre
  • Outdoor pool

Family friendly

  • Free cots/infant beds
  • In-room childcare (surcharge)
  • Laundry facilities
  • Outdoor pool
  • Soundproofed rooms

Conveniences

  • Lift
  • Front-desk safe

Guest services

  • 24-hour front desk
  • Change of bedsheets (on request)
  • Change of towels (on request)
  • Concierge services
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Dry-cleaning service
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage
  • Porter
  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • Turndown service

Business services

  • Business centre
  • Conference centre
  • A meeting room

Outdoors

  • Garden
  • Pool sunloungers
  • Pool umbrellas
  • Terrace

Accessibility

  • If you have any requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.
  • Accessible bathroom (select rooms)
  • Hand-held showerhead
  • Handrails in stairwells
  • Height-adjustable showerhead
  • In-room accessibility (select rooms)
  • Roll-in shower (select rooms)
  • Step-free path to entrance
  • Visual alarms in hallways
  • Well-lit path to entrance
  • Wheelchair-accessible business centre
  • Wheelchair-accessible concierge desk
  • Wheelchair-accessible lounge
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible path of travel
  • Wheelchair-accessible pool
  • Wheelchair-accessible registration desk
  • Wheelchair-accessible restaurant
  • Wheelchairs available on site

More

  • Smoke-free property
  • TV in lobby

Room amenities

Bedroom

  • Air conditioning
  • Bed sheets
  • Blackout drapes/curtains
  • Free cots/infant beds
  • Heating
  • Premium bedding

Bathroom

  • Designer toiletries
  • Hairdryer
  • Private bathroom
  • Shampoo
  • Soap
  • Toilet paper
  • Towels

Entertainment

  • 37-inch TV
  • TV/satellite channels
  • Premium channels

Food and drink

  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Electric kettle
  • Free bottled water
  • Minibar

More

  • Desk
  • Guidebooks/recommendations
  • Iron/ironing board (on request)
  • Phone
  • Restaurant dining guide
  • Safe
  • Soundproofing
  • Turndown service

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Policies

Check-in

Check-in from 2:00 PM - midnight
Minimum check-in age - 18

Check-out

Check-out before 10 AM

Special check-in instructions

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival
This property doesn't offer after-hours check-in

Access methods

Staffed front desk

Pets

No pets or service animals allowed

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome
Rollaway/extra beds are not available.
Free cots are available on request at the property

Payment types at the property

Important information

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
This property accepts credit cards; cash is not accepted
Be prepared: check the latest COVID-19 travel requirements and measures in place for this destination before you travel.

We should mention

No pets and no service animals are allowed at this property
A car is recommended for transport to and from this property

National rating

Quality graded by the Tourism Grading Council of South Africa (TGCSA) – South Africa's official quality assurance organisation.

Property is also known as

Portswood V&A
Portswood V&A Hotel
Portswood V&A Hotel Waterfront
Portswood V&A Waterfront
Portswood V&A Waterfront Hotel Cape Town
Portswood V&A Waterfront Hotel
Portswood V&A Waterfront Cape Town
The Portswood Hotel Hotel
The Portswood V A Waterfront
The Portswood Hotel Cape Town
The Portswood Hotel Hotel Cape Town

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Overall score and ratings

4.1

Very good

Rating 5 - Excellent. 208 out of 503 reviews
5 - Excellent 41%
Rating 4 - Good. 203 out of 503 reviews
4 - Good 40%
Rating 3 - Okay. 62 out of 503 reviews
3 - Okay 12%
Rating 2 - Poor. 19 out of 503 reviews
2 - Poor 4%
Rating 1 - Terrible. 11 out of 503 reviews
1 - Terrible 2%

4.4/5

Cleanliness

4.3/5

Staff & service

4.0/5

Amenities

4.1/5

Property conditions & facilities

4.5/5

Eco-friendliness

5/5 Excellent

Liked: Cleanliness, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Another great stay in Cape Town this time at the commodore as the Portswood where I booked was closed. Its sister hotel alot bigger but just as good.
Stayed 4 nights in Apr 2022

5/5 Excellent

Stayed 4 nights in Feb 2020

5/5 Excellent

Travelled with partner
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
The service was excellent. The staff were incredibly helpful and always had a smile on their faces. I would certainly recommend The Portswood Hotel and would definitely stay there again.
Stayed 5 nights in Feb 2020

3/5 Okay

Travelled with partner
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service
Disliked: Property conditions & facilities
a tired hotel needing some love and attention but definitely in a fantastic location main issues are the noise around the hotel and car park below the hotel
Stayed 2 nights in Jan 2020

5/5 Excellent

Travelled with family
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Very helpful staff and great location. We would stay there again.
Stayed 1 night in Jan 2020