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

4.1/5 Very Good

Guests rated this property 4.4/5 for cleanliness.

Popular amenities

  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Parking included
  • Air conditioning
  • Restaurant
  • Gym
Map
Portswood Road, Cape Town, Western Cape, 8002

Explore the area

  • Popular LocationV&A Waterfront6 min walk
  • Popular LocationCape Town Stadium12 min walk
  • AirportCape Town (CPT-Cape Town Intl.)23 min drive
  • Popular LocationRobben Island32 min drive

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About this area

Cape Town

The Portswood Hotel is located in Victoria and Alfred Waterfront, a neighborhood 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 and Table Mountain National Park. Two Oceans Aquarium and Cape Town Museum are also worth visiting. Scuba diving and water skiing offer great chances to get out on the surrounding water, or you can seek out an adventure with mountain climbing and mountain biking 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
  • Robben Island - 32 min drive

Getting around

  • Esplanade Station - 5 min drive
  • Cape Town Station - 7 min drive
  • Cape Town Intl. Airport (CPT) - 23 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, walk to V&A Waterfront
An outdoor pool, a restaurant, and a fitness center 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 center are onsite. Change of towels is available on request.
The Portswood Hotel offers 101 air-conditioned accommodations with minibars and safes. Beds feature premium bedding. Televisions come with premium satellite channels. Bathrooms include designer toiletries and hair dryers.

Guests can surf the web using the complimentary wireless Internet access. Business-friendly amenities include desks and phones. Additionally, rooms include complimentary bottled water and coffee/tea makers. Irons/ironing boards, change of towels, and change of bedsheets can be requested. A nightly turndown service is provided and housekeeping is offered daily.

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

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

Languages spoken

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.

Property amenities

Internet

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

Parking and transportation

  • Free self parking on site
  • Free valet parking on site
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking available
  • Roundtrip 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 center
  • Outdoor pool

Family friendly

  • Free cribs/infant beds
  • In-room child care (surcharge)
  • Laundry facilities
  • Outdoor pool
  • Soundproofed rooms

Conveniences

  • Elevator
  • 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/bellhop
  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • Turndown service

Business services

  • Business center
  • Conference center
  • Meeting room

Outdoors

  • Garden
  • Pool sun loungers
  • Pool umbrellas
  • Terrace

Accessibility

  • If you have 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 stairways
  • Height-adjustable showerhead
  • In-room accessibility (select rooms)
  • Roll-in shower (select rooms)
  • Stair-free path to entrance
  • Visual alarms in hallways
  • Well-lit path to entrance
  • Wheelchair-accessible business center
  • 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 cribs/infant beds
  • Heating
  • Premium bedding

Bathroom

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

Entertainment

  • 37-inch TV
  • Cable/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 cribs (infant beds)

Property payment types

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

We should mention

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

National rating

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

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

Frequently asked questions

Overall score and ratings

4.1

Very Good

Rating 5 - Excellent. 207 out of 502 reviews
5 - Excellent 41%
Rating 4 - Good. 203 out of 502 reviews
4 - Good 40%
Rating 3 - Okay. 62 out of 502 reviews
3 - Okay 12%
Rating 2 - Poor. 19 out of 502 reviews
2 - Poor 4%
Rating 1 - Terrible. 11 out of 502 reviews
1 - Terrible 2%

4.4/5

Cleanliness

4.3/5

Staff & service

4.0/5

Amenities

4.1/5

Property conditions & facilities

5.0/5

Eco-friendliness

5/5 Excellent

Stayed 4 nights in Feb 2020

5/5 Excellent

Traveled 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

Traveled 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

Traveled 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

5/5 Excellent

Traveled with family
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Great location. Quick walk to the center of A&V Waterfront. Welcoming check-in lounge area. Nice restaurant area with view of the pool.
Stayed 5 nights in Nov 2019