Former Cape Town prison, now converted to good value accommodation as part of the Business School.
Breakwater Lodge, a prison dating from 1901, has been refurbished to offer affordable hotel accommodation as part of the University of Cape Town business school. Originally housing 352 prisoners and based on the design of Pentonville and Millbank prison in England, it now provides guests with a historic home in the heart of Cape Town within easy reach of the main routes to beaches, mountain walks and city “hot spots”.
Operated by Protea Hotels, Breakwater Lodge is perfectly positioned in the heart of Cape Town’s Waterfront Development. There is easy access to a wide variety of restaurants, pubs, shops and entertainment facilities.
Central location and budget rooms
Accommodation ranges from rooms with shared shower facilities to rooms with air conditioning and private en-suites. Smoking and non-smoking rooms are available on request.
The room configuration is as follows
All rooms are equipped with TV/Radio, direct-dial telephone and a welcome tray with biscuits and tea and coffee making facilities. A Halaal kichen is also available to serve Muslim delegates.
Secure Parking is available.
Stonebreakers is a buffet restaurant catering for all hotel guests, delegates and students. It is located on the ground floor of Block C and serves buffet meals or snacks, sandwiches, drinks and beverages throughout the day. The ambience is relaxed and streamlined, with an emphasis on convenience and comfort. This restaurant offers an exciting buffet cycle menu and monthly themed lunches.
Enjoy magnificent views of the V&A Waterfront while dining on the large patio.
Time-Out Caféis a contemporary café style restaurant, which offers an a la carte menu in a relaxed atmosphere with magnificent views of both the V&A Waterfront and Table Mountain. A selection of alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages is available from our full service bar.
Time-Out Café has been designed to accommodate local business people, or tourists and shoppers, wishing to have a either a light lunch or hearty meal as main courses range from sandwiches and pizza to line fish and Thai Green curry!
The hotel is situated in the heart of the V&A Waterfront which offers a multitude of celebrated eateries and entertainment centres, including The Two Oceans Aquarium, arts & crafts in the Red Shed and open-air shows at the Amphitheatre.
It serves as the perfect base for a beach holiday as it is within easy reach of the main beaches of Clifton, Camps Bay and Blouberg, mountain walks and city hotspots, museums and various sporting activities. Cultural attractions include museums, art galleries and township tours.
Tours can be arranged through our Guest Relations and reception desks:
Wine Route, Whale watching, Cape Point, safari, helicopter rides, Robben Island, Castle of Good Hope, Cape Town City Tour etc.