Housed in a 19th century building that once served as a prison, this hotel was first opened in 1991. The property offers 3 floors with a total of 191 rooms spread over a main building and an annexe block. It features various facilities including a foyer with a 24-hour reception desk, air-conditioned, a safe, lifts, various shops, a TV room, conference rooms, a car park and a terrace. Dining options include a café, a bar and an air-conditioned Ã la carte restaurant with highchairs for infants that affords wonderful views out over the Table Mountain and the harbour. Guests may additionally make use of the public Internet terminal as well as take advantage of the laundry service on offer within the hotel.Each of the welcoming, comfortable rooms comes with an en suite bathroom with a shower and hairdryer, a direct dial telephone, satellite/ cable TV and a radio. Moreover, tea and coffee making facilities, mini fridge, safe and air-conditioning are to be found in each as standard.
To reach the Breakwater Lodge from the Cape Town International Airport take the N2 from the Airport to town. The N2 and N1 meet up at this point. Carry on straight over the traffic lights passed the Holiday Inn Hotel. At the next set of traffic lights, turn right into Helen Suzman Boulevard (formerly Western Boulevard). Take the right hand lane that leads to a small set of robots leading into Portswood Road. Turn right into Portswood Road. The hotel entrance is the 2nd entrance on one's right hand side.