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The Boat House

25 Dolphin Way | Simonskloof, Simon's Town 7975, South Africa
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Ranked #1 of 31 Simon's Town B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 2 weeks ago
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    5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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New York City, New York
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a late review, but we had a wonderful time at the Boat House, so much so that we wanted to cancel our next hotel in Cape Town to stay here (alas they were fully booked). Our room was cute and comfortable and had the most beautiful view from the large, shared balcony (I believe most, if not all... More

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Centurion, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Boat house offers superb accommodation with modern yet cozy rooms. Wonderful view over False Bay. What a wonderful experience drinking a sun downer and looking out over the Bay? Just 30 min away from Cape Town and situated close to the airport.

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Moses Lake, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

Wonderful hosts from the minute you arrive. View was breathtaking, bed was comfy, shower was devine. Breakfast was a wonderful mix of cook to order eggs, breads and jams/relishes, fresh juice and fruit. The pool was a bit nippy for me - but a wonderful option - as is the game room. The boat theme is tasteful and not "over... More

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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2014

On arrival we got a wonderful surprise, a stunning place to stay set on the hill above the town. The family have designed a wonderful b&b to give a full, but sophisticated, 'boat' experience. The view out of the balcony, over the ocean is amazing, a perfect place to have breakfast. Every detail has been covered; a lovely touch having... More

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Zurich, Switzerland
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7 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2014

What a warm welcome by Therese! This is a place you feel home from the first moment. If you need a perfect stay during a round trip this is the place. Everything is so perfect you can see that everything is done with passion. We will be back for sure and with more time. Thank you so much for making... More

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Northallerton, United Kingdom
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30 reviews 30 reviews
7 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2014

The Boat House has been beautifully decorated with a nautical theme throughout. Our room was spacious and comfortable and contained everything you could possibly need for your stay. The shower was the best ever and was, in fact, so good that we didn't even get around to using the lovely bath with a view. The owners and staff were all... More

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Austin, Texas
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6 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014

This is an incredible value. It is beautifully decorated, the views are fantastic, the rooms are large, it is quiet, and the service is the best you'll find. Theresa and Geraldine are anxious to help at any time. They pay a lot of attention to the details and it shows. And the breakfast, with another great view, was the best... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2014

We stayed for two nights over a weekend to celebrate our anniversary and it was perfect. The staff are all so friendly and helpful and the owners are full of great advice and went out of their way to make sure we had all we needed for a lovely weekend! The whole house is decorated in a stunning nautical theme... More

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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53 hotel reviews
122 helpful votes 122 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2014

What a lovely experience - a warm and very genuine welcome from the team; perfectly put together rooms which really suited this unusual property. Breakfast was wonderful - beautifully presented and soooo tasty. We will absolutely return and stay longer on our next visit. (Oh and did I mention the AMAZING views??)

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San Francisco, California
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17 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2014 via mobile

Place is immaculate. So serene and cozy that I fell asleep ten minutes right after we checked in. The decor of this place is unbelievable. Theresa was such a great host. The breakfast was also very delicious. Geraldine, one of their employees, is very courteous and very helpful. Our room came with a fridge so we were able to chill... More

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Address: 25 Dolphin Way | Simonskloof, Simon's Town 7975, South Africa
Location: South Africa > Western Cape > Cape Town > Simon's Town
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
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Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Suites Swimming Pool
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Set in the beautiful Red Hill Mountains, overlooking False Bay, this guest house offers elegantly decorated rooms with balconies and free Wi-Fi. It features an indoor, solar-heated pool and BBQ facilities. ... more   less 
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