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The Portswood V&A Waterfront, Cape Town

4-starQuality Graded by the Tourism Grading Council of South Africa (TGCSA) – South Africa's official quality assurance organization.
Portswood RoadCape TownWestern Cape8002South Africa

4-star hotel with outdoor pool, near Two Oceans Aquarium
  • Free hot/cold buffet breakfast, free WiFi, and free parking
Very Good8.4
Great location
Tasty breakfast
Fantastic service
Amenities are not the best
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From 815 reviewsTripAdvisor Traveller Rating

The Portswood V&A Waterfront, Cape Town

from $161
  • Standard Room
  • Suite
  • Standard Twin with Shower Only
  • Standard Twin with Shower over Bath
  • Standard Queen with Shower Only
  • Standard Queen with Shower over Bath
  • Deluxe Queen with Shower and Bath
  • Studio King with Shower and Bath
  • Captains Suite King with Shower and Bath

At a glance

Key facts

Hotel size

  • This hotel has 103 rooms
  • This hotel is arranged over 4 floors


  • Check-in time starts at 2 PM
  • Check-out time is 10 AM
Airport shuttle service is available during limited hours. Contact the property in advance to get details. Due to drought conditions, water restrictions apply at this property until further notice. Guests can expect periodic water supply outages or reduced water pressure during their stay. For more details, please contact the property using the number provided on the booking confirmation email.

Required at check in

  • Credit card or cash deposit required

  • Government-issued photo ID required

Travelling with others


  • No cribs (infant beds)


  • Pets not allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas

  • Free WiFi in rooms



  • Airport shuttle during limited hours *


  • Free self parking
* See small print for additional details or extra charges

In the hotel

Taking the kids?
  • In-room childcare (surcharge)
Food and drink
  • Free hot/cold buffet breakfast daily
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/lounge
  • 24-hour room service
  • Coffee/tea in a common area
Things to do
  • Outdoor pool
  • Fitness facilities
Working away
  • Business center
  • One meeting room
  • Conference center
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Limo or Town Car service available
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service
  • Multilingual staff
  • Porter/bellhop
  • Number of buildings/towers - 1
  • Year Built 1996
  • Elevator/lift
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Accessible bathroom
  • In-room accessibility
  • Roll-in shower

In the room

Home comforts
  • In-room climate control (air conditioning)
  • Air conditioning
  • Minibar
  • Iron/ironing board (on request)
Sleep well
  • Blackout drapes/curtains
  • Turndown service
  • Sofa bed
Freshen up
  • Private bathroom
  • Shower/tub combination
  • Designer toiletries
  • Hair dryer
Be entertained
  • TV
  • Cable/satellite TV channels
Stay connected
  • Desk
  • Free WiFi
  • Phone
  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available

Special features


Quarterdeck - Overlooking the pool and garden, this restaurant serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Guests can enjoy drinks at the bar.

Awards and affiliations

Green / Sustainable Property
This property participates in Heritage, a program that measures the property's impact on one or more of the following: environment, community, cultural-heritage, the local economy.

The Portswood V&A Waterfront, Cape Town’s small print

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 property has connecting/adjoining rooms, which are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property using the number on the booking confirmation.

Optional extras

Airport shuttle service is offered for an extra charge

We have included all charges provided to us by this hotel. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the room you book.

What’s around The Portswood V&A Waterfront, Cape Town


  • Two Oceans Aquarium - 8 min walk
  • Cape Town Stadium - 12 min walk
  • Cape Town International Convention Centre - 22 min walk
  • Greenmarket Square - 36 min walk
  • Castle of Good Hope - 40 min walk
  • Nobel Square - 4 min walk
  • Cape Town Diamond Museum - 7 min walk
  • Clock Tower - 7 min walk

Getting around

  • Cape Town (CPT-Cape Town Intl.) - 21 min drive
  • Cape Town Station - 7 min drive
  • Cape Town Bellville Station - 25 min drive
  • Free self parking
  • Airport shuttle (surcharge)

Recent reviews

Very Good 8.4 From 149 reviews

The Portswood V&A Waterfront, Cape Town
Very Good8.0
Bathroom toilet and shower was small and terrible lighting
A Traveler, us3 night family trip
The Portswood V&A Waterfront, Cape Town
Excellent hotel
Lorin, us6 night family trip
The Portswood V&A Waterfront, Cape Town
Great hotel, great location!
Lovely hotel close to the V&A Waterfront. Staff were fantastic, especially my husband's morning pancake chef! Would definitely stay there again!
Barbara, usRomance trip
The Portswood V&A Waterfront, Cape Town
The room (a suite) was lovely with all we needed. Nice shower, WiFi, great bed, nice furniture. Everybody helpful at front desk. Enjoyed restaurant & bar
Asa, us3 night romance trip
The Portswood V&A Waterfront, Cape Town
Lovely stay. Great service. Helpful and friendly staff. Good location for driving in and out of Cape Town. Good location to walk to V&A Waterfront. Room was spacious and well equipped. Only thing I would say to improve upon is the,same in most hotels...a layering system for blankets rather than one big duvet. My husband and I stayed for business and a bit of pleasure. I would consider booking again on future trips. Thanks for a lovely stay.
A Traveler, us4 night business trip

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