Book your room at The Portswood V&A Waterfront
Historic restoration by vibrant V&A in Cape Town
Opened in 1996 on the site of the former Breakwater convict station, this charming hotel is located opposite the V&A Waterfront and 22 kilometres from Cape Town International Airport.
Housed in the historic stone walls, the hotel's restaurant offers a range of fine traditional Cape Malay cooking; a terrace with swimming pool and sun loungers also provides relaxation.
Minibars in rooms
The Portswood V&A Waterfront's 103 guestrooms feature maritime paintings, navy finishes and cherry wood furniture; all include hair dryers, minibars and televisions with pay movies.Information missing or incorrect? Tell us!
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The Portswood V&A Waterfront
At your hotel
The Portswood V&A Waterfront's lobby opens out onto a terrace and bar area with marble-topped tables and large wicker chairs. Surrounding a sparkling blue swimming pool with running water feature is a terracotta tiled courtyard where guests can bask in the sunshine or enjoy a light lunch.
Adjacent to the swimming pool area is a small air-conditioned boardroom seating up to 12 delegates. In addition to this is a business centre with free printing facilities and complimentary high-speed Internet access, located next to the reception. Coffee is served in the lobby.
- Free Wi-Fi
- 24-hour front desk
- Airport transportation (surcharge)
- Total number of rooms - 103
- Number of floors - 4
- Coffee/tea in lobby
- Free breakfast
- Dry cleaning/laundry service
- Limo or Town Car service available
- One meeting room
- Multilingual staff
- Room service (24 hours)
- Safe-deposit box at front desk
- Year Built 1996
- Free self parking
- Number of buildings/towers - 1
- Outdoor pool
Available in some public areas: Free Wi-Fi
Park your car
Free self parking
In your room
- Pay movies
- DVD player
- Hypo-allergenic bedding available
- Air conditioning
- Blackout drapes/curtains
- Climate control
- Daily housekeeping
- Turndown service
- Designer toiletries
- Private bathroom
- Hair dryer
- Shower/tub combination
- In-room childcare (surcharge)
- Iron/ironing board (on request)
- In-room safe
- Sofa bed
- Rollaway/extra beds available
- Cribs/infant beds available
Eat and drink
Guests of the The Portswood V&A Waterfront enjoy a complimentary breakfast each morning.
Quarterdeck Restaurant - Occupying what used to be the Cape Colony's convict station, the Quarterdeck restaurant is an intimate dining area with original stone-work, wooden-beamed ceilings and low lighting. Guests can sample a wide selection of local dishes prepared in the traditional Cape Malay cooking style which mixes sweet and savoury flavours using spices and other seasonings. A separate lounge and terrace menu serves lighter meals including salads, burgers and sandwiches. Open for lunch and dinner.
Guests of The Portswood Hotel have full access to all leisure facilities at the next door Commodore Hotel including free use of the health club, sauna, and swimming pool, as well as access to the on-site wellness spa which offers a range of beauty therapies and treatments.
The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or near the hotel; fees may apply.
- Golfing nearby
- Surfing/boogie boarding nearby
- Sailing nearby
- Water skiing nearby
- Windsurfing nearby
- Bicycle rentals nearby
- Hiking/biking trails nearby
- Mountain biking nearby
- Skydiving nearby
- Parasailing nearby
- Ecotours nearby
To make requests for specific accessibility needs, complete the “Special or Accessibility Requests" section of “Trip Preferences" when you book your hotel.
- Accessible parking
- In-room accessibility
- Accessible bathroom
- Roll-in shower
The fine print for The Portswood V&A Waterfront
When you arrive
Check-in time starts at 2 PM
When you leave
Check-out time is 10 AM
How you can pay
Accepted at this hotel: American Express, Diners Club, MasterCard, Visa
You need to know
Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on hotel policy.
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card or cash deposit are 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.
No rollaway/extra beds available
No cribs (infant beds) available
- A city/local tax will be charged
Quality Graded by the Tourism Grading Council of South Africa (TGCSA) – South Africa’s official quality assurance organization.