The PortsWood

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The PortsWood Hotel

The PortsWood Hotel - A Piece of Cape Town’s History The PortsWood is part of Cape Town’s colonial history. The restaurant and lobby are built around the original well and holding cells for prisoners en route to Robben Island 300 years ago. Located on the V&A Waterfront, this chic hotel offers free Wi-Fi and an outdoor swimming pool with terrace. Guests can benefit from 24-hour room service. The Portswood Hotel is situated 3 km from the city centre and 25 km from Cape Town International Airport.


The PortsWood offers a choice of 59 twin rooms, 35 double rooms and 9 suites. Guest rooms of The Portswood are decorated in a maritime style and offer air conditioning and satellite TV. Each room has an en-suite bathroom with a bathtub and shower. The poolside terrace offers a charming setting for a light snack or drink. Guests can also visit the Quarterdeck Restaurant with its Indian cuisine and Cape Malaydecorations. The cocktail bar is available for drinks.


  • Quarterdeck restaurant & cocktail bar.
  • Complimentary internet access.
  • 24 hour room service.
  • Boardroom for 10 delegates.
  • Business centre.
  • DStv.
  • Swimming pool.
  • Health centre at the adjacent Commodore Hotel.
  • Charged undercover parking.


Cape Town is surrounded by ancient mountains, some of which appear to rise out of the deep Atlantic Ocean, others fringe the edge of the city. Take a ride up or down Table Mountainin a revolving cable car, visit a few of the many historical wine estates, some of which are nestled in the valleys within easy reach in the metropolitan area. There are also many museums, galleries, parks, a planetarium and shopping malls.

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