The Portswood Hotel
The Portswood Hotel has a interesting history, as the original building formed part a convict’s station. The restaurant and foyer are built around the original well and holding cells for prisoners en route to Robben Island as long ago as 300 years. Today’s building is very much a comfortable, welcoming hotel.
The PortsWood is famous for its unique, personal approach to service - catering to the international traveller’s every need and anticipating their every desire. Rich in South Africa’s unique culture, The PortsWood is a must for any traveller looking for a historical experience within luxury accommodation.
There are only 103 rooms (93 standard, 9 mini suites, 1 accessible room), all of which are decorated in nautical style and have individual air-conditioners, television, tea/coffee making facilities, bathroom with bath and shower, direct dial telephones, electric razor plugs (100/200V), and hair dryer.
You can enjoy breakfast in the Quarterdeck restaurant, and sundowners in the Cocktail Bar, in addition there is 24 hour room service. There is also unlimited free internet access.
Guests at the Portswood have access to the Health and Wellness centre at the adjacent Commodore Hotel. You can also enjoy the use of the Commodore’s Sauna and Gymnasium. However, you might prefer just to cool-off in the Portswood swimming pool.
With the V & A Waterfront complex just 300 metres away, and the Two Oceans Aquarium 200 metres away, the Portswood is well positioned for visits. The city centre, and its attraction are only 3 kilometres away.