The PortsWood Hotel is one of the most affordable Victoria & Alfred Waterfront hotels, offering superb 4-star accommodation in one of Cape Town's most popular areas. This hotel is conveniently situated for easy access to all of the city's well-known attractions.

  • On the V&A Waterfront
  • Reasonably priced 4-star hotel
  • All rooms are en-suite and airconditioned
  • 1 wheelchair accessible room
  • Walking distance from the Waterfront's top restaurants
  • 24-hour room service
  • Unlimited free internet access
  • Swimming pool
  • Health and Wellness centre at the adjacent Commodore Hotel

This elegant hotel offers superior accommodation and a relaxed atmosphere, a mere two minutes walk away from the world famous Victoria & Alfred Waterfront with its excellent shopping and restaurants. Cape Town's best beaches are a 15-minute drive away, and the city centre can be reached within 5 minutes via the Hop-on-Hop-off bus service or taxi.


The PortsWood has a choice of 59 twin rooms, 35 double rooms and 9 suites, including 1 wheelchair-accessible room, all equipped with individual air-conditioning, satellite television with pay-to-view options, tea/coffee making facilities, full bathrooms, direct dial phones, internet access, personal safes, international adaptors, fully stocked mini bars, electric razor points, hair dryers and 24-hour room service. Other services include a swimming pool and wellness centre at its sister hotel, the Commodore, adjacent to the PortsWood.

The hotel with its award-winning Quarterdeck restaurant is housed in the Old Convict Station building. This beautifully restored National Monument rich in history is the perfect setting to savour renowned breakfasts and Cape Malay cuisine. The PortsWood appropriately features a nautical theme throughout.

Our take on The PortsWood Hotel

We found that the PortsWood is a good option for those who want an affordable 4-star hotel on the Waterfront. Location is the main selling point for this hotel. It does not boast the most beautiful gardens or the most spacious lounge areas, but if you intend on spending your time out and about, this hotel is perfectly suitable as a base from which to explore the many attractions in and around Cape Town. We can arrange transfers for you from Cape Town International Airport (25 kilometres away), or a rental car if you prefer to drive yourself around.

  • Full English Breakfast
  • Free internet access
  • All meals not mentioned
  • Transport to the hotel (we can arrange this for you)
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