The Portswood V&A Waterfront

4* out of 5 stars

Steeped in Capetown cultural history, the restaurant and lobby at The Portswood V&A Waterfront are famously built around the old jail cells that held prisoners in transit to Robben Island some 300 years ago. Today however, it’s safe to say, visitor’s experience couldn’t be more different.

Laid back living, located minutes away from Alfred waterfront and Two Oceans Aquarium, awaits guests at The Portswood V&A Waterfront. Plush furnishings and clean, modern fittings in the lobby area act as a prelude to the level of comfort to be found in the property’s 103 well-appointed rooms. Each is air-conditioned and features DVD players and mini-bars. You’ll also enjoy the reassurance of a personal safe and the convenience of a hairdryer, private bathroom and designer toiletries.

After a day as thrilling or relaxed as you wish, perhaps exploring nearby Table Mountain or taking in a museum or gallery in the city, repairing back to the The Portswood V&A Waterfront hotel brings the opportunity to relax in style. Cool off in the refreshing outdoor pool that sits in its own charming courtyard; work up an appetite with a few laps beneath a Capetonian sunset. Before dinner why not grab a cocktail at the hotel’s intimate bar/lounge before sitting down to some fine cuisine at the Quarterdeck Restaurant overlooking the blossoming gardens. Alternatively you could stay in and order room service, which is a 24-hour service. The hotel also serves a complimentary hot/cold breakfast buffet each day.




  • Queen size bed
  • More than just a Standard Room
  • Offering all amenities expected from a luxury hotel
  • Modernised bathrooms equipped with showers-over bath
  • Plenty of light
  • High-quality towelling

Studio Suite

  • Larger open-plan room
  • Well-designed separate lounge area
  • Luxurious bathroom with separate shower and bath
  • Best fittings and fixtures to exceed all expectations.

Deluxe Suite

  • A more spacious luxury room
  • Larger seating area
  • Stylish modern bathroom
  • Separate shower and bath
  • With all the luxuries

Captains Suite


  • The Portswood's most exclusive suite
  • Open plan dining room
  • Lounge area
  • Private main bedroom
  • Magnificent views of the Waterfront and the Atlantic Ocean
  • Interleading room is charged separately and is subject to availability



Food & Drink

Quarterdeck Restaurant

Specialising in Cape Malay / Malaysian / Indonesian infused cuisine. For those with a sense of adventure and history, this restaurant is a must. The Terrace offers light meals as well as cool drinks at the Links bar. There is also a Spitbraai on the first Sunday of every month and a Potjiekos on the last Saturday of every month.