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The Portswood Hotel

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Deluxe Queen with Shower and Bath | Bathroom | Designer toiletries, hair dryer, towels, soap
Cocktail bar, poolside views, open daily

Overview of The Portswood Hotel

The Portswood Hotel

4.0 star property
4-star Cape Town hotel in Victoria and Alfred Waterfront, near Cape Town Stadium
8.4 out of 10 Very good
8.4/10 Very good

Popular amenities

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

Explore the area

  • Popular LocationTwo Oceans Aquarium8 min walk
  • Popular LocationCape Town Stadium12 min walk
  • Popular LocationCape Town Cruise Terminal4 min drive
  • AirportCape Town (CPT-Cape Town Intl.)22 min drive

Room options

About this area

Cape Town

The Portswood Hotel is located in Victoria and Alfred Waterfront, a neighbourhood in Cape Town. Zeitz Museum of Contemporary Art Africa and Cape Town Diamond Museum are cultural highlights, and travellers looking to shop may want to visit The Watershed and Greenpoint Market. Two Oceans Aquarium and Cape Town Gateway Visitor Centre are also worth visiting. Scuba diving and waterskiing 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

  • Two Oceans Aquarium - 8 min walk
  • Cape Town Stadium - 12 min walk
  • Cape Town International Convention Centre - 2 min drive
  • Greenmarket Square - 3 min drive
  • Cape Town Cruise Terminal - 4 min drive

Getting around

  • Esplanade Station - 5 min drive
  • Cape Town Station - 7 min drive
  • Cape Town (CPT-Cape Town Intl.) - 23 min drive


  • Mitchell's Brewery - 3 min walk
  • Starbucks - 4 min walk
  • Cooked - 7 min walk
  • Enmasse - 6 min walk
  • Ferrymans Tavern - 4 min walk

About this property

The Portswood Hotel

4-star hotel located in Victoria and Alfred Waterfront
Consider a stay at The Portswood Hotel and take advantage of a poolside bar, a terrace and a garden. The on-site restaurant, Quarter Kitchen, features pool views and a poolside location. In addition to dry cleaning/laundry services and a bar, guests can connect to free in-room WiFi.
You'll also enjoy perks such as:
  • An outdoor pool with sunloungers and pool umbrellas
  • Free self-parking and valet parking
  • Limo/town car service, access to a nearby health club and smoke-free property
  • A front desk safe, tour/ticket information and luggage storage
  • Guest reviews say great things about the helpful staff
Room features
All 101 rooms boast comforts such as 24-hour room service and premium bedding, as well as thoughtful touches such as free WiFi and air conditioning. Guest reviews highly rate the size rooms at the property.
Extra conveniences in all rooms include:
  • Childcare services and free infant beds
  • Bathrooms with designer toiletries and hairdryers
  • 37-inch TVs with premium channels
  • Electric kettles, heating and daily housekeeping


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 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


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

Parking and public transport

  • Free self-parking on site
  • Free valet parking on site
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking available
  • Return 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 centre
  • Outdoor pool

Family friendly

  • Free cots/infant beds
  • In-room childcare (surcharge)
  • Laundry facilities
  • Outdoor pool
  • Soundproofed rooms


  • Lift
  • 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 centre
  • Conference centre
  • A meeting room


  • Garden
  • Pool sunloungers
  • Pool umbrellas
  • Terrace


  • If you have any requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.
  • Accessible bathroom (selected rooms)
  • Lift
  • Hand-held shower head
  • Handrails in stairwells
  • Height-adjustable showerhead
  • In-room accessibility (selected rooms)
  • Roll-in shower (selected rooms)
  • Step-free path to entrance
  • Visual alarms in hallways
  • Well-lit path to entrance
  • Wheelchair-accessible business centre
  • 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


  • Smoke-free property
  • TV in lobby

Room amenities


  • Air conditioning
  • Bed sheets
  • Blackout drapes/curtains
  • Free cots/infant beds
  • Heating
  • Premium bedding


  • Designer toiletries
  • Hairdryer
  • Private bathroom
  • Shampoo
  • Soap
  • Toilet paper
  • Towels


  • 37-inch TV
  • TV/satellite channels
  • Premium channels

Food and drink

  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Electric kettle
  • Free bottled water
  • Minibar


  • Desk
  • Guidebooks/recommendations
  • Iron/ironing board (on request)
  • Phone
  • Restaurant dining guide
  • Safe
  • Soundproofing
  • Turndown service

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Check-in from 2:00 PM - midnight
Minimum check-in age - 18


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


No pets or service animals allowed

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome
Rollaway/extra beds are not available.
Free cots are available on request at the property

Payment types at the property

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 transport to and from this property

National rating

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

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

Does The Portswood Hotel have a pool?

Yes, this property has an outdoor pool.

How much does it cost to stay at The Portswood Hotel?

As of 8 Jun 2023, prices found for a 1-night stay for 2 adults at The Portswood Hotel on 17 Jun 2023 start from ₹10,632.16, 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.

Is The Portswood Hotel pet-friendly?

No, pets are not allowed at this property.

How much is parking at The Portswood Hotel?

Self-parking and valet parking are free at this property.

What time is check-in at The Portswood Hotel?

Check-in is from 2:00 PM - midnight. After-hours check-in is not available.

What time is check-out at The Portswood Hotel?

Checkout is at 10 AM.

Does The Portswood Hotel provide a shuttle to the airport?

Yes, there's an airport shuttle.

Where is The Portswood Hotel located?

Located in Victoria and Alfred Waterfront, this hotel is 0.4 mi (0.6 km) from The Watershed and 0.6 mi (1 km) from Cape Town Stadium. Two Oceans Aquarium and Cape Town Diamond Museum are also within 10 minutes.



Very good

Rating 10 - Excellent. 214 out of 510 reviews" "
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Rating 8 - Good. 203 out of 510 reviews" "
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Rating 6 - Okay. 64 out of 510 reviews" "
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Rating 4 - Poor. 20 out of 510 reviews" "
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Rating 2 - Terrible. 9 out of 510 reviews" "
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Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities




8/10 Good


Travelled with group
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities
Great location. Very nice staff. Good restaurant. Surrounded by other hotels and therefore a fair amount of noise from the outside (at least our room) early in the morning.
Stayed 3 nights in May 2023

8/10 Good


Travelled with partner
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities
Our usual stop when visiting Cape Town V&A Waterfront. Walking distance to great shops and restaurants, very convenient parking, safe area. Always very friendly and good value. Things that didnt work for us and could be improved- - we had a room next to the aircon unit (or it seemed like) which made it for a noisy stay - the hallway carpets looked like they could do with a good wash/scrub - the food in the breakfast bar was a bit uninspiring and of a basic range, the pre-prepared fruit a bit dry but even if you came down for some coffee, nothing else, you would still leave the dining area smelling of food, mostly fried due to the poor kitchen ventilation (?)
Stayed 2 nights in Jun 2023

10/10 Excellent


Travelled with partner
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities
Great hotel, loved the nautical theme. Comfy beds and very nice breakfast. I was hoping to get a spa treatment but there are no online nooking options, so if you want to book I suggest you visit the spa.
Stayed 1 night in May 2023

10/10 Excellent


Travelled with partner
Liked: Staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Convenient location, safe & secure, friendly & helpful staff
Stayed 4 nights in Apr 2023

8/10 Good


Travelled with partner
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Well located just a short and safe walk to the V&A Waterfront. Spacious room with excellent views.
Stayed 5 nights in Apr 2023

10/10 Excellent

Heather Elizabeth

Travelled with group
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
2single lady’s loved this hotel ,very safe, absolutely helpful did not find any problems will certainly be back the food was plentiful and varied. And a fabulous location.
Stayed 13 nights in Mar 2023

10/10 Excellent


Stayed 3 nights in Apr 2023

10/10 Excellent

Neal, Orange

Business traveller, Travelled with partner
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Perfect location. Very helpful and friendly staff. Beautiful view from our 4th floor room facing the water. Room very was very maintained and clean.
Stayed 5 nights in Mar 2023

10/10 Excellent

Lana, Hackettstown

Travelled with group
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Great location to Waterfront. Nice hotel and rooms, good breakfast. Would recommend it to others.
Stayed 2 nights in Feb 2023

10/10 Excellent


Stayed 1 night in Feb 2023