The Portswood Hotel

4.0 star property
4-star hotel with outdoor pool, near Cape Town Cruise Terminal

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The Portswood Hotel

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Deluxe Queen with Shower and Bath | Bathroom
Cocktail bar, poolside views, open daily

Overview of The Portswood Hotel

8.4 out of 10 Very good
8.4/10 Very good

Property highlights

  • Pool
  • Airport transfer
  • Free parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Air conditioning
Portswood Road, Cape Town, Western Cape, 8002
Main amenities
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Restaurants and bar/lounge
  • Outdoor pool
  • Fitness centre
  • Pool bar
  • 24-hour room service
  • In-room childcare
  • Conference centre
  • Business centre
  • Airport shuttle
  • Limo/town car service
  • Terrace
For families
  • Free cots/infant beds
  • In-room childcare (surcharge)
  • Private bathroom
  • Premium TV channels
  • Garden
  • Terrace

Room options

Standard Twin with Shower over Bath

  • Sleeps 3
  • 2 Single Beds

Studio King with Shower and Bath

  • Sleeps 3
  • 1 King Bed

Standard Twin with Shower Only

  • Sleeps 3
  • 2 Single Beds

Deluxe Queen with Shower and Bath

  • Sleeps 3
  • 1 Queen Bed


  • Sleeps 3
  • 2 Single Beds

Standard Room

  • Sleeps 3
  • 1 Queen Bed

Standard Queen with Shower over Bath

  • Sleeps 3
  • 1 Queen Bed

Standard Queen with Shower Only

  • Sleeps 3
  • 1 Queen Bed

Captains Suite King with Shower and Bath

  • Sleeps 3
  • 1 King Bed

About this area

What's nearby

  • In Victoria and Alfred Waterfront
  • Cape Town Cruise Terminal - 24 min walk
  • Cape Town Stadium - 1 min drive
  • Two Oceans Aquarium - 1 min drive
  • Long Street - 2 min drive
  • Cape Town International Convention Centre - 2 min drive
  • Clifton Bay Beach - 16 min drive
  • Table Mountain - 10 min drive
  • Camps Bay Beach - 16 min drive
  • University of Cape Town - 9 min drive
  • Canal Walk Shopping Centre - 12 min drive

Getting around

  • Cape Town (CPT-Cape Town Intl.) - 22 min drive
  • Cape Town Station - 6 min drive
  • Cape Town Bellville Station - 28 min drive
  • Airport shuttle (surcharge)


  • Starbucks - 4 min walk
  • Cooked - 7 min walk
  • Mitchell's Brewery - 3 min walk
  • Ocean Basket - 4 min walk
  • Ferrymans Tavern - 4 min walk

About this property

The Portswood Hotel

The Portswood Hotel offers an airport shuttle (available during limited hours) and puts you 1.2 mi (2 km) from Cape Town Cruise Terminal and 4.9 mi (7.8 km) from Camps Bay Beach. Guests can take a dip in the outdoor pool or grab a bite to eat at Quarter Kitchen, which serves breakfast, lunch and dinner. This upmarket hotel also features a poolside bar, a fitness centre and a terrace.


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.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 101 rooms
  • Arranged over 4 floors


  • Check-in time from 2:00 PM until midnight
  • Minimum check-in age – 18
  • Check-out time is 10 AM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions

Special check-in instructions

  • Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival
  • This property doesn't offer after-hours check-in

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 18


  • No pets or service animals allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms


  • Free on-site self-parking
  • Free on-site valet parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking on site


  • Airport shuttle (available during limited hours)*

Other information

  • Smoke-free property

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Restaurant
  • Bar/lounge
  • Poolside bar
  • 24-hour room service

Travelling with children

  • Childcare in room (surcharge)

What to do

  • Access to nearby health club
  • Bike rentals nearby
  • Ecotours nearby
  • Golfing nearby
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Parasailing nearby
  • Scuba-diving nearby
  • Skydiving nearby

Working away

  • Business centre
  • Meeting room
  • Conference centre


  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • Limo or town car service
  • Dry cleaning/laundry services
  • Luggage storage
  • Porter/bellhop
  • Pool loungers
  • Pool umbrellas


  • 1 building/tower
  • Built in 1994
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Garden
  • Terrace
  • Television in common areas
  • Fitness centre
  • An outdoor pool


  • Lift
  • Accessible bathroom (selected rooms)
  • In-room accessibility (selected rooms)
  • Roll-in shower (selected rooms)
  • Wheelchair-accessible path of travel
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible concierge desk
  • Wheelchair-accessible registration desk
  • Wheelchair-accessible pool
  • Wheelchair-accessible business centre
  • Wheelchair-accessible restaurant
  • Wheelchair-accessible lounge
  • Visual alarms in hallways
  • Handrails in stairwells
  • Wheelchairs available on site
  • Hand-held shower heads
  • Height-adjustable showerheads
  • Well-lit path to entrance
  • Step-free path to entrance

Room amenities

Be entertained

  • 37-inch TV
  • Premium satellite channels

Home comfort

  • Air conditioning and heating
  • Minibar
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Electric kettle
  • Iron/ironing board (on request)

Sleep well

  • Blackout curtains
  • Soundproofed rooms
  • Turndown service
  • Premium bedding
  • Free cot/infant bed

Freshen up

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

Stay connected

  • Desk
  • Free WiFi
  • Phone

Food and drink

  • Free bottled water


  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe
  • Guidebooks/recommendations
  • Restaurant dining guide

Special features


Quarter Kitchen – This poolside restaurant serves breakfast, lunch and dinner. Guests can enjoy drinks at the bar. Happy hour is offered.
Link Bar – This poolside cocktail bar serves lunch and light fare. Happy hour is offered. Open daily.

Fees & policies

Optional extras

  • Airport shuttle service is offered for an extra charge

Children & extra beds

  • In-room babysitting is available for an extra charge

Hygiene & cleanliness

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F.

Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; periodic temperature checks are conducted on staff; temperature checks are available to guests.

Individually wrapped food options are available for breakfast, lunch and dinner, and also through room service.


This property accepts credit cards. Cash is not accepted.

Also known as

Portswood V&A Waterfront Hotel Cape Town
Portswood V&A Waterfront Hotel
Portswood V&A Waterfront Cape Town
Portswood V&A Waterfront
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 offer free cancellation for a full refund?
Yes, The Portswood Hotel does have fully refundable room rates available to book on our site. If you’ve booked a fully refundable room rate, this can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in, depending on the property's cancellation policy. Just make sure that you check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at The Portswood Hotel?
This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, social distancing measures are in place and staff are given personal protective equipment. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
Is there a pool at The Portswood Hotel?
Yes, there's an outdoor pool.
Are pets allowed at The Portswood Hotel?
Sorry, neither pets nor service animals are allowed.
Is parking offered on site at The Portswood Hotel?
Yes, there's free self and valet parking.
Is an airport shuttle service offered by The Portswood Hotel?
Yes, an airport shuttle is available.
What are the check-in and check-out times at The Portswood Hotel?
You can check in from 2:00 PM - midnight. Check-out time is 10 AM.
Is there an on-site casino at The Portswood Hotel?
No, this hotel doesn't have a casino, but GrandWest Casino & Entertainment World (15-min drive) is nearby.
What is there to do at The Portswood Hotel and nearby?
Have fun with activities such as cycling, boat tours and fishing, and practise your swing at the nearby golf course. Additional recreation nearby includes ecotours. Enjoy a swim in the outdoor pool or use the hotel's other amenities, which include a fitness centre and a garden. The Portswood Hotel also has access to a nearby health club.
Are there restaurants at or near The Portswood Hotel?
Yes, Quarter Kitchen offers garden views and poolside dining.
What's the area around The Portswood Hotel like?
The Portswood Hotel is a short 8-minute walk from Two Oceans Aquarium and 12 minutes' walk from Cape Town Stadium.



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6/10 Good

Just ok
The beds were very hard, we were put in a room on the street side in front of the hospital, it was very noisy, from outside and inside. Was a great location.
3-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Excellent value for money hotel in a fantastic location. My friends stayed 2 minutes walk away for 4K Rand more a night! Staff was lovely and friendly. Very comfortable rooms and beds. Nice little touches like free bottled water in the rooms. Only hiccup was room service breakfast got missed, but it was easy to get myself from the dining room. All around a very comfortable stay and would be back!
3-night trip
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8/10 Very good

Tania, 6-night family trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Jurie, 1-night family trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Great place to stay
Great place with a great location. Excellent breakfast
Jesse, 6-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Staff very friendly and helpful. Carpets need cleaning.
Jonine, 1-night romance trip
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8/10 Very good

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.
Lynn, 3-night trip with friends
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8/10 Very good

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 (?)
Agnieszka, 2-night romance trip
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6/10 Good

Kathleen, 5-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

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.
Jessica, 1-night romance trip
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