The PortsWood Hotel

, Cape Town, South Africa
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The PortsWood Hotel

, Cape Town
4 star

Rooms: 103

Portswood Square - Cape Town - 8002 - South Africa | 021 418 3281
144 Traveller

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9/10
Terrific Location
Submitted by: Sandy England in 27/10/05
  • Age Group: 41 - 50
  • From: Australia
  • Traveller type: Business Traveller
Situated in wonderful position just two minutes walk down to the waterfront. The hotel is connected to the Commodore Hotel and is sister to the Portswood. Both are in outstanding positions. The foyer is small and appealing with fast, friendly check in service. Staff seems to be plentiful and welcoming. Down two steps is the bar and restaurant area. Breakfast is served overlooking the pool, with a lovely European flavor and ambiance. The only complaint we have of this hotel is the size of the rooms.

After a long haul flight from Australia we were given room 337 which was a petite double standard room with little space to put two large suitcases, not to mention a 6' 4ins man!! . Seeing we were in South Africa for business and had this room booked for a week, we decided the room certainly had to go…..or alternatively moving to another hotel.

In the morning we told staff our problem and they were extremely helpful in allocating us to a suite on the ground floor. Our room 101 was charming, spacious with king size bed, large bathroom, working desk with two lounge chairs and coffee table. Internet connection, safe, mini bar, air-conditioning, tea and coffee facilities.

PROS: Marvelous position better than Holiday Inn or Sheraton which are located in the business centre with shuttle bus distance to waterfront. Cape Grace is expensive and only two minutes away from Portswood looks over dock area of harbor. If looking for value then Portswood or Commodore offers a better alternative. Staffs very accommodating and affable, although at breakfast it was a little slow. Breakfast is great with a first-rate selection of fresh fruit, juices, and continental delights. Also one can have a cooked breakfast if required. Bar area small but relaxing although it closes at 11.00pm…the Commodore bar stays open 24hours. (Portswood Hotel users can use facilities at Commodore as they have one owner.) Room service superb, with a lovely touch of turning beds down at night and filling ice-bucket. Use of Commodore facilities such as the Admiralty lounge and health spa and gymnasium.


CONS: If staying in standard rooms, well they are small, dark and gloomy. For an enjoyable stay I highly recommend booking a suite .I noticed there are about three on every floor. Rooms are also shaded in heavy nautical colors, an update in fresh modern colors would do this hotel wonders.

OVERALL: Brilliant position offering good value with capable friendly staff. I would only stay here….if a suite was available. An interesting city with an abundance of tours offering a wide variety of sight seeing and activities...
7/10
Nice hotel
Submitted by: Juan Jim in 11/05/05
  • Age Group: 31 - 40
  • From: Spain
  • Traveller type: Young Couple
A very friendly service and a great restaurant. Very quiet and with great location!

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City Bus Tour If your time is limited, a great way to see the City in a nutshell is by taking a trip on the red bus (open top) bus.

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  • Address: Portswood Square - Cape Town - 8002 - South Africa
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