Ratings based on 214 Verified Reviews

They paid and stayed. We double-checked.
4.1 out of 5
95% of guests recommend
4.4 Room cleanliness
4.2 Service & staff
3.9 Room comfort
4.2 Hotel condition
They paid and stayed.
We double-checked.
3 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified travelerfrom Oman

Good hotel if you are small and have no luggage

Posted Mar 7, 2015
Pros: Location and being an old prison, interesting.
Hotel is in a great location for the V&A Waterfront, clean and well run but rooms were very small with no room to put your suitcase, also do not expect any help getting your luggage to and from the taxi. Excellent buffet breakfast but expense, walk down to the Aquarium cafe for a third of the price with great views across the harbour.
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified travelerfrom Lindfield. UK

Excellent location and value for money

Posted Mar 1, 2015
Pros: Location, value for money, excellent staff
Location: The lively Waterfront is right there. Table mountain, the sights of Cape Town and the wine route are within easy driving distance.
We had a family room for 2 couples comprising 2 separate bedrooms and shared bathroom toilet. The facilities are spartan but clean and tidy. The location is excellent - right in the heart of the bustling Cape Town Waterfront. Staff are efficient and interact well. Excellent value for money. We prefer this hotel to an expensive 5 star establishment. We would definitely stay there again.
3 out of 5
Recommended
for Personal Event
by A verified traveler

Nice Hotel

Posted Feb 28, 2015 
Stayed only one night, but enjoyed my stay. If you want a nice hotel, clean and simple room, and close proximity to the Capetown Waterfront area, this is the place for you. Staff was friendly. No frills, but Capetown is so nice you should hardly be in your room/hotel anyway.
2 out of 5
Recommended
for Couples
by Lorrinfrom Cape St Francis, Eastern Cape, South Africa

Average Hotel, Great Location

Posted Feb 19, 2015 
The location of this hotel is excellent and within walking distance to the V&A Waterfront. However, it's mixed in with a business university which we found very odd. We were not impressed with the room size or the fact it was a room only rate versus the amount we paid. We also were very annoyed that we were unable to get any room service if the bill was under R100.00 total. Our bill came to R97.00 and they would not deliver to our room. Luckily we stayed in the block where the restaurant was located and we went down to the restaurant / bar to get our own drinks and brought them up to the room. Our room faced the Aquarium direction and when the southeaster blew during the night, the windows whistled. We also heard the traffic outside. The only good thing about our arrival was the porter. The front desk staff are very rushed and didn't make you feel too welcome. Overall, I would say it was an average hotel and we will be looking elsewhere to stay in the area in the future I am afraid.
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Couples
by Patriciafrom Knysna

Great location.

Posted Feb 12, 2015 
Everything we wanted in a hotel, with easy access to the V and A Waterfront.
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Business Travelers
by Jonasfrom Strangnas

Perfect located

Posted Feb 9, 2015 
Close to the Waterfront
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified travelerfrom Herefordshire UK

Modern hotel extremely well located

Posted Feb 4, 2015
Pros: contemporary style location cleanliness free wifi
Cons: loungers somewhere outside for relaxation/reading
Location: Waterfront V&A area a short stroll Table mountain Stellenbosch wine region Citi sightseeing bus tour
Breakwater Lodge was only a short stroll to the amazing Waterfront area and accessible via the road (no steps) or through the adjacent college (steps). There was plenty of parking and a security guard looking after the area. Reception staff friendly and the room was fantastic. We picked a multi-access room as thought it might be spacious - and it was. Great wet room area and sofa/chaise in lounge area to watch the large flat screen TV. The beds (we had a twin room) were extremely comfortable. Tea and coffee were replenished daily and there was a useful mini fridge for beers/water. The restaurant was in the college complex and buffet style. We didn't eat there as it was a bit pricey compared to what you could get at the waterfront and it was functional and inside. Why would you when there were hundreds of restaurants and cafes a stone's throw away? Didn't use the gym or use the spa services. Would have been nice to have an outside lounging area where you could relax and read, but it was a great, functional hotel, contemporary in style but quirky being a converted prison. Couldn't fault it really.
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified travelerfrom Johannesburg, South Africa

Great location...Good value

Posted Jan 27, 2015
Across the street from the hop on/off tour bus and V & A Waterfront. Clean modern room and friendly helpful staff. Takes a bit to figure out the hotel floor plan as it shares space with a business school. I would stay here again.
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Families
by THIERRYfrom Réunion

Bon rapport qualité/prix dans ce quartier

Posted Jan 25, 2015 
Nous avons passé 4 nuits dans une chambre triple à l'hôtel Breakwater Lodge. L'hôtel est très bien situé avec un rapport qualité/prix intéressant. La chambre n'est pas immense ; elle comporte en fait deux petites chambres séparées, ce qui permet plus d'intimité, une salle d'eau et un WC. Le prix est beaucoup plus avantageux que pour 2 chambres. Nous n'avons pas testé le restaurant(ceux du Waterfront sont à 5 minutes à pied) sauf pour le petit-déjeuner, un peu surévalué. L’hôtel propose un parking à un tarif très abordable.
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Personal Event
by Michaelfrom Atlanta, GA USA

Perfect location!! Modern furnishings, loved it

Posted Jan 22, 2015 
1st time in CPT - Perfect location!! Room had a very nice modern design, big bathroom. Suggest upgrading to the room with the small seating area - it was just great! I'll be back next weekend!