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The Portswood Hotel

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Outdoor pool, pool umbrellas, sun loungers
Outdoor pool, pool umbrellas, sun loungers
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-star hotel in Victoria and Alfred Waterfront with outdoor pool and restaurant

8.4/10 Very Good

510 verified Hotels.com guest reviews

Popular amenities

  • Free parking
  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Airport transfer
  • Gym
  • Non-smoking
The price is $126
Price available on 11/28/2022
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Portswood Road, Cape Town, Western Cape, 8002

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About this area

What's nearby

  • In Victoria and Alfred Waterfront
  • Table Mountain - 18 min drive
  • Camps Bay Beach - 17 min drive
  • Robben Island - 32 min drive

Getting around

  • Cape Town Intl. Airport (CPT) - 21 min drive
  • Cape Town Station - 7 min drive
  • Cape Town Bellville Station - 30 min drive
  • Airport shuttle (surcharge)

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

The Portswood Hotel offers an airport shuttle during limited hours. Guests can take a dip in the outdoor pool or grab a bite to eat at Quarter Kitchen, which serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner. This upscale hotel also features a poolside bar, a fitness center, and a terrace. Fellow travelers love the helpful staff and spacious guestrooms.

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/140°F 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.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 101 rooms
  • Arranged over 4 floors

Arriving/Leaving

  • Check-in time from 2:00 PM - midnight
  • Minimum check-in age - 18
  • Check-out time is 10 AM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions.

Special check-in instructions

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

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card, or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 18

Pets

  • No pets or service animals allowed

Internet

  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms

Parking

  • Free onsite self parking
  • Free onsite valet parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking on site

Transfers

  • Airport shuttle during limited hours*

Other information

  • Smoke-free property

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Restaurant
  • Bar/lounge
  • Poolside bar
  • 24-hour room service

Traveling with children

  • Childcare in room (surcharge)

What to do

  • Access to nearby health club
  • Bicycle rentals nearby
  • Ecotours nearby
  • Golfing nearby
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Parasailing nearby
  • Scuba diving nearby
  • Skydiving nearby

Working away

  • Business center
  • Meeting room
  • Conference center

Services

  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • Limo or town car service
  • Dry cleaning/laundry services
  • Luggage storage
  • Porter/bellhop
  • Pool loungers
  • Pool umbrellas

Facilities

  • 1 building/tower
  • Built in 1994
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Garden
  • Terrace
  • Television in common areas
  • Fitness center
  • An outdoor pool

Accessibility

  • Elevator
  • Accessible bathroom (select rooms)
  • In-room accessibility (select rooms)
  • Roll-in shower (select rooms)
  • Wheelchair-accessible path of travel
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible concierge desk
  • Wheelchair-accessible registration desk
  • Wheelchair-accessible pool
  • Wheelchair-accessible business center
  • Wheelchair-accessible restaurant
  • Wheelchair-accessible lounge
  • Visual alarms in hallways
  • Handrails in stairways
  • Wheelchairs available on site
  • Hand-held showerheads
  • Height-adjustable showerhead
  • Well-lit path to entrance
  • Stair-free path to entrance

Languages

  • Afrikaans
  • English

Room amenities

Be entertained

  • 37-inch TV
  • Premium satellite channels

Home comfort

  • Air conditioning and heating
  • Minibar
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Electric kettle
  • Iron/ironing board (on request)

Sleep well

  • Blackout drapes/curtains
  • Soundproofed rooms
  • Turndown service
  • Premium bedding
  • Free crib/infant bed

Freshen up

  • Private bathroom
  • Designer toiletries
  • Hair dryer
  • Towels
  • Toilet paper

Stay connected

  • Desk
  • Free WiFi
  • Phone

Food and drink

  • Free bottled water

More

  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe
  • Guidebooks/recommendations
  • Restaurant dining guide

Special features

Dining

Quarter Kitchen - This poolside restaurant serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Guests can enjoy drinks at the bar. Happy hour is offered.
Link Bar - This poolside cocktail bar serves lunch and light fare. Happy hour is offered. Open daily.

Fees & policies

Optional extras

  • Airport shuttle service is offered for an extra charge

Children & extra beds

  • In-room babysitting is available for an extra charge

Hygiene & cleanliness

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F.

Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; periodic temperature checks are conducted on staff; temperature checks are available to guests.

Individually-wrapped food options are available for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, and also through room service.

Policies

This property accepts credit cards. Cash is not accepted.

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

Frequently asked questions

Does The Portswood Hotel offer free cancellation for a full refund?
Yes, The Portswood Hotel does have fully refundable room rates available to book on our site. If you’ve booked a fully refundable room rate, this can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in depending on the property's cancellation policy. Just make sure to check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
How much does it cost to stay at The Portswood Hotel?
As of Nov 27, 2022, prices found for a 1-night stay for 2 adults at The Portswood Hotel on Nov 28, 2022 start from $126, excluding taxes and fees. This price is based on the lowest nightly price found in the last 24 hours for stays in the next 30 days. Prices are subject to change. Choose your dates for more accurate prices.
What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at The Portswood Hotel?
This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, social distancing measures are in place, and staff are given personal protective equipment. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
Is there a pool at The Portswood Hotel?
Yes, there's an outdoor pool.
Are pets allowed at The Portswood Hotel?
Sorry, pets and service animals aren't allowed.
Is parking offered on site at The Portswood Hotel?
Yes, there's free self and valet parking.
Is airport shuttle service offered by The Portswood Hotel?
Yes, an airport shuttle is available.
What are the check-in and check-out times at The Portswood Hotel?
You can check in from 2:00 PM - midnight. Check-out time is 10 AM.
Is there an onsite casino at The Portswood Hotel?
No, this hotel doesn't have a casino, but GrandWest Casino & Entertainment World (20-min drive) is nearby.
What is there to do at The Portswood Hotel and nearby?
Have fun with activities like cycling, boat tours, and fishing, and practice your swing at the nearby golf course. Additional recreation nearby includes ecotours. Enjoy a swim in the outdoor pool or use the hotel's other amenities, which include a fitness center and a garden. The Portswood Hotel also has access to a nearby health club.
Are there restaurants at or near The Portswood Hotel?
Yes, Quarter Kitchen offers garden views and poolside dining. Nearby restaurants include Mitchell's Scottish Ale House (3-min walk), Vovo Telo (3-min walk), and Cafe Alfredo (5-min walk).
What's the area around The Portswood Hotel like?
The Portswood Hotel is a short 8-minute walk from Two Oceans Aquarium and 12 minutes' walk from Cape Town Stadium. Travelers say this hotel is in a good location.

Overall score and ratings

8.4

Very Good

8.8/10

Cleanliness

8.7/10

Staff & service

7.9/10

Amenities

8.2/10

Property conditions & facilities

8.5/10

Eco-friendliness

10/10 Exceptional

Anne, 2-night trip
Verified Hotels.com guest review

8/10 Very Good

Richie, 1-night trip
Verified Hotels.com guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Great Cape Town experience - V&A
Great location next to the V&A, super friendly and efficient staff. Just a great hotel for exploring Cape Town.
Joanna, 4-night trip with friends
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10/10 Exceptional

Koketso, 1-night trip
Verified Hotels.com guest review

8/10 Very Good

SB, 1-night trip
Verified Hotels.com guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Douglas, 1-night trip
Verified Hotels.com guest review

10/10 Exceptional

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.
Maureen, 4-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

4-night trip
Verified Expedia guest review

10/10 Exceptional

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.
5-night romance trip
Verified Expedia guest review

6/10 Good

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
traveloe, 2-night romance trip
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