Latest Reviews

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Guest Reviews

Avoca Beach Australi, December 2011

Dave & Kathy - Location, Location, Location AND sensational staff

10 Overall Rating

Thankyou Brian and Joseph, your happy disposition and enormous smiles made coming and going from The Portswood such a delight.for us.
We stayed at The Portswood for 5 nights at the start of a month long African holiday and would return without hesitation. It's location right next to the V&A waterfront is ideal, a quiet location but only a short safe stroll to all the waterfront's restaurants and attractions. It is also a pleasant walk to the city centre.
Our room #302 was a good size and comfortable although the air conditioning unit was noisy. A big tick for an opening window. Breakfast was of a high standard - Simon, Morris and the chef excelled with their service. Evening drinks around the pool relaxed us after a busy day. Being so close to the waterfront we didn't eat dinner in the hotel restaurant. The free internet access was a bonus.
What makes The Portswood really shine is all its staff. From our arrival to our departure nothing was a problem and every request was handled with enthusiasm.

Nova Scotia, December 2011

Bruno - Excelent value for service and location

10 Overall Rating

On my travels I was unexpectedly required to stay in Cape Town, The Ports Wood hotel became my home for several days. The service was a great example and display of hospitality, Johanni at the reception ensured I got all the information I could possibly need during my stay in Cape Town in regards of what to do and where to go, Desmond always at the door with a great smile and a welcome home greeting, Imke, Kelly Shireen and Khaltoema always very helpful as well. A glass of Monas Sherry at the reception was a very nice arrival touch. The room where very well appointed and quiet.
My breakfast and dinner where taken on location. Chef Craig Paulse and William Ionkers have definitively hooked me on Bobotie and Malaya Curry all the food was well executed and very tactfully displayed and served. Iloid provided great attention in service. The beauty of it all was the 4 minute walk to the bustling water front
Great stay and congratulations to all the staff for wonderful place to call home for a few days. Thank you all for the great help and service.

Bradford, December 2011

Tracey - Wonderful, will definately stay again

9 Overall Rating

We stayed for a week at The Portswood and it exceeded our expectations, the staff were fantastic, couldnt be more helpful, arranged transport for us and in all areas of the hotel were friendly and couldnt do more.
I emailed prior to going to ask for a pick up from the airport, i received a reply that day and the car was waiting on our arrival.
The hotel was lovely, nicely appointed and the bed was heavenly. It was very clean and the rooms done twice a day.
The location was great, just above the V & A Waterfront a five minute walk, we felt very safe and walked to and from during the day and the night without any problems.
Overall I couldnt rate this hotel high enough, every aspect was wonderful, all enhanced by the amazing staff.

Sydney, December 2011

Jools - Lovely Hotel in Great Position in Capetown

9 Overall Rating

We had 4 nights at the PortsWood @ V&A Waterfront in Capetown. A beautiful very well run hotel in a great position in town. Excellent value for money. The staff were professional and friendly. Breakfast was lovely. Highly recommended.

New York, December 2011

Steven - Best breakfast I ever had!

9 Overall Rating

My husband and I stayed here for 4 nights on honeymoon. The location was ideal - just on the waterfront. The staff were very helpful especially Richard on the Travel Desk. He recommended some great places to eat and gave us some great advice on getting around Cape Town by foot and taxi. The hotel were very kind to upgrade our room to a suite and even provided a bottle of champagne on ice in our room which was a pleasent surprise. Breakfast was amazing- so much choice and variety. Very clean and enjoyable. Highly recommend.

United Kingdom, December 2011

Gail - Loved the hotel and fantastic location

10 Overall Rating

This is a beautiful hotel. Service staff was friendly, location is great and the rooms and bed are comfortable. I wish I would have had a view of the mountain but that was probably more my fault than theirs. I had just been travelling for 44 hours and took whatever they gave me

Room Tip: Ask for a view of Table Mountain

Eastern Cape, December 2011

Andrew - Great Location

10 Overall Rating

The is a great hotel, the location is first class only 5 minutes walk from the V&A Waterfront with the restaurants etc so you don't need a taxi. We had a room that looked out onto Table Mountain and the room itself was comfortable. The service in this hotel was first class and the breakfast was excellent. They had a swimming pool to relax by for a few hours and if ever in Cape Town would certainly stay there.

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