Room type

Standard Queen with Shower over Bath

Max Occupancy: 2 guests (up to 1 infant)

Standard Twin with Shower over Bath

Max Occupancy: 2 guests (up to 1 child, 1 infant)

Standard Twin with Shower Only

Max Occupancy: 2 guests (up to 1 child, 1 infant)

Standard Room

Max Occupancy: 2 guests (up to 1 child, 1 infant)

Studio King with Shower and Bath

Max Occupancy: 2 guests (up to 1 child, 1 infant)

Deluxe Queen with Shower and Bath

Max Occupancy: 2 guests (up to 1 child, 1 infant)

Captains Suite King with Shower and Bath

Max Occupancy: 2 guests (up to 1 child, 1 infant)


Max Occupancy: 2 guests (up to 1 child, 1 infant)

Get an overview of this hotelHistoric restoration by vibrant V&A in Cape Town

V&A Waterfront

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.

Swimming pool

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.

Hotel Amenities

Hotel Amenities

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.

  • 24-hour front desk 
  • Airport transportation (surcharge) 
  • Bar/lounge 
  • Business center 
  • Coffee/tea in lobby 
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service 
  • Elevator/lift 
  • Free breakfast 
  • Free WiFi 
  • Limo or Town Car service available 
  • Multilingual staff 
  • Number of buildings/towers - 1 
  • Number of floors - 4 
  • One meeting room 
  • Outdoor pool 
  • Porter/bellhop 
  • Restaurant 
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk 
  • Self parking (surcharge) 
  • Total number of rooms - 103 
  • Year Built 1996 

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Free Wi-Fi  
  • In-room childcare (surcharge)  
  • Outdoor pool  
  • Sofa bed  


Available in some public areas: Free WiFi


Self parking (surcharge)

Room Amenities

  • Air conditioning 
  • Blackout drapes/curtains 
  • Climate control 
  • Daily housekeeping 
  • Designer toiletries 
  • Desk 
  • Hair dryer 
  • In-room childcare (surcharge) 
  • In-room safe 
  • Iron/ironing board (on request) 
  • Minibar 
  • Phone 
  • Private bathroom 
  • Room service (24 hours) 
  • Shower/tub combination 
  • Sofa bed 
  • Television 
  • Turndown service 

Where to Eat

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.

Nearby Things to Do

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 
  • Mountain biking nearby 
  • Bicycle rentals nearby 
  • Hiking/biking trails 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 

Hotel Policies


Check-in time starts at 2 PM


Check-out time is 10 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.

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

Awards & 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.

National Rating

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

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