South African Hotels

The Portswood Hotel

Portswood Road
Portswood Square
V&A Waterfront
Cape Town
Western Cape
South Africa
Hotel Type

The four-star Portswood Hotel can be found at Cape Town's premier location, the famous Victoria and Alfred Waterfront near the Cape Town city centre. The hotel is seen as an important part of Cape Town's history, as the lobby is built around the well and cells for prisoners en route to Robben Island 310 years ago. Today it offers comfortable accommodation, exclusive amenities and convenient facilities, including a swimming pool, restaurant, bar and business centre.

Cape Town's main attractions are all within easy reach of Portswood such as Table Mountain including its cable car, the Two Oceans Aquarium at the V&A Waterfront, the Camps Bay and Clifton beaches, Robben Island, the Castle of Cape Town and the many museums, exhibitions and markets in the city centre.

The hotel provides the ideal accommodation choice for business and leisure travellers alike. It is the sister hotel of the next door Commodore Hotel, both of which belong to the 'Legacy Hotels & Resorts' hotel group of South Africa. What makes this hotel unique is the excellent service, its ideal location for travellers and the rates are very well priced for a hotel situated in the Victoria & Alfred Waterfront.

For the hotels 103 rooms, consisting of 59 twin rooms, 35 double rooms, and nine suites, comfort has been kept in mind for each of them, so whichever room you choose, you are assured of a relaxing, unforgettable stay.

Hotel room features:

  • Air-conditioning
  • Television with satellite channels
  • WiFi
  • Tea/coffee making facilities
  • En-suite bathrooms
  • Telephones
  • Minibars
  • Hairdryers
  • The wheelchair-friendly room is available.

Facilities and services

Guests can dine at the hotel's in-house restaurant or explore one of the many restaurants which lie within walking distance. The business centre is suitable for conference delegates and corporate travellers. The outdoor swimming pool offers a welcoming place for relaxation.

Facilities and services:

  • Restaurant
  • Business Center
  • Terrace
  • WiFi
  • 24-Hour room service
  • Cocktail bar
  • Valet parking
  • Swimming pool at Portswood Hotel
  • Travel desk
  • Laundry
  • 24-Hour security.


The Hotel boasts the Quarterdeck Restaurant, which specialises in Cape Malay, infused cuisine. The restaurant is also well known for its themed dinners and Sunday lunch carvery.  They also have a Spitbraai on the first Sunday of every month, and a Potjiekos on the last Saturday of every month giving guests and local patrons a good taste of South African food flavours to enjoy on the Terrace by the pool. The Terrace offers light meals as well as the "Links Bar".

Conferencing Facilities

The Portswood Hotel offers the Boardroom and Quarterdeck Restaurant as conferencing venues. They can cater up to 74 delegates. With its sister hotel next door, any larger conferencing requirement can be handled by The Commodore Hotel depending on availability. Full- and Half-day conference packages are available, and refreshments are catered for at both hotels. Individual catering can also be provided.


  • Cape Town International Airport 25km
  • Cape Town City Center 2.2km
  • Green Point Stadium 1.1km
  • Victoria and Alfred Waterfront Shopping Center 301 meters
  • CTICC Cape Town International Convention Center 2.5 km
  • Camps Bay Beach 3.3 km.

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  • Air Conditioning
  • Ensuite / Private bathroom
  • Housekeeping
  • Mini bar
  • Modem Access
  • Safe


Quarterdeck Restaurant

The Quarterdeck Restaurant at The Portswood Hotel in Cape Town, V&A Waterfront, offers fine dining in the Cape Malay tradition. Cape Malay dishes are delicious and spicy with an Indian influence. 

The restaurant seats 70 people and is open daily for breakfast, lunch and dinner. The Restaurant is in the original section of the Convict Station, which was built in 1861. Rich in heritage and history, the famous Quarterdeck Restaurant specializes in traditional Cape Malay cuisine.

Spa Facilities

Guests may pamper themselves in the fully equipped Health and Wellness centre at the adjacent sister hotel, The Commodore.


The Hotel features an outdoor swimming pool to which guests have access to.

Spa treatments

Guests may pamper themselves in the fully equipped Health and Wellness centre at the adjacent sister hotel, The Commodore Hotel.

Nearby activities & attractions
  • Victoria & Alfred Waterfront
  • Two Oceans Aquarium
  • Robben Island
  • Table Mountain cable car
  • hiking on Table Mountain
  • Lions Head & Signal Hill
  • Camps Bay Beach
  • Clifton Beach
  • Artscape Theatre
  • CTICC (Cape Town International Convention Centre)


The business centre caters for all business needs, the executive boardroom seats 10 delegates.

  • Boardroom Facilities
  • Business Centre
  • Gym
  • Hotel Bar
  • Lounge
  • Nearby Casino
  • Nearby golf course
  • Nearby Spa
  • Outdoor patio
  • Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Sun deck
  • Swimming Pool
  • Terrace
  • Travel desk
  • Undercover and surface parking
  • Wellness centre

Check in and Check Out Times
  • Check in: 14:00
  • Check out: 10:00
General Services
  • 24 - hour reception service
  • Airport transfers
  • Babysitting
  • Concierge services
  • Doctor on call
  • Health & Fitness Centre
  • Housekeeping service
  • Luggage storage
  • Porters
  • Room service
  • Voicemail
  • Walking safaris
  • Wellness & Beauty treatments

Available Rooms

Standard Room

# Rooms:

Standard Room amenities and services:

  • Air-conditioners
  • TV with DStv
  • Tea & coffee making facilities
  • En-suite bathrooms
  • Direct dial telephones
  • Electric razor plugs
  • Hair dryers
  • 24-hour room service
Single Room R3110
Double Room R3500

Deluxe Suite

# Rooms:

Suite amenities and services:

  • Air-conditioner
  • TV with DStv
  • Tea/coffee making facilities
  • En-suite bathroom
  • Direct dial telephone
  • Electric razor plug
  • Hair dryer
  • 24-hour room service
  • Lounge
  • King bedded
Single Room R3550
Double Room R3940

Captains Suite

# Rooms:

Captains Suite amenities and services:

  • Air-conditioner
  • TV with DStv
  • Tea/coffee making facilities
  • En-suite bathroom
  • Direct dial telephone
  • Electric razor plug
  • Hair dryer
  • 24-hour room service
  • Lounge
  • King bedded
  • Open plan dining room
  • Lounge area
  • Private main bedroom and bathroom
  • Inter leading with a second bedroom
  • Beautiful views of the V&A Waterfront and the Atlantic Ocean.
Single Room R10350
Double Room R10350

Studio Suite

Single Room R4000
Double Room R4380

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Standard Hotel in a very good location. One can walk from here to the shops and restaurants at the Waterfront - very close. Has all one needs for a stay if no luxury is needed.

Antonia Garcia (Spain)



Stayed here for business and it was very good. The staff helped me with all my business requirements which I was glad about...the city with all businesses and headoffices is not far away at all, one could even walk. But its better to drive.

And all the restaurants and bars at the waterfront are only a 3 minute walk away from this hotel which I liked.

I hope to be able to bring my family here for would be very nice.

Greetings from Thoko Mogale (South Africa)



This was our first stay at any Cape Town Hotel but we were pleased with it. OK stanard hotel but with super location as it is not far to walk to all the shops and restaurants at the Waterfront.

Best to request a quieter room and possibly on higher floor for better views.

Note: the Portswood is not located exactly at the harbour of the waterfront and also no ocean views can be seen.

But you get here what you pay --- affordable price, good hotel with nice service...would come back here again for business and leisure.

Eddie Kennedy (USA)










Ideally located at the V&A Waterfront, comfortable hotel. Although large, we were treated very special and the staff was so amazing. We walked to the Waterfront - also the restaurant experience was very pleasant.

Andrea Presly (Sydney, Australia)

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GPS Co-Ordinates

Latitude: -33.905948

Longitude: 18.417738

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Star Rating

4 Star

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