With it's Nautical theme the lobby is a bright area with large glass doors leading through to a pleasant reception with polished wooden floors and a seating area for guests. High ceilings give the lobby a nice sense of space, the reception has an elevated walkway similar to a ship's deck overlooking the central water and floral feature.
With its National Monument status the Portswood is an impressive historical building.
These relatively small rooms are of a very high standard. All are carpeted, have traditional dark wood furniture, a table and chairs for guests and low lighting giving the rooms a calm and cosy feel.
Situated in the Old Convict Station building (Part of the old prison) this long narrow modern restaurant has a beautiful wooden ceiling and support beams. The tabel settings are attractive and the walls are covered in historical black and white photos. the restaurant offers superb Cape Town specialities as well as international cuisine.