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The Boat House

25 Dolphin Way | Simonskloof, Simon's Town 7975, South Africa
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  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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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115 helpful votes 115 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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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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Dallas, Texas
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39 hotel reviews
86 helpful votes 86 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2014

In the future, we will have to judge all B&Bs against this one. The décor is stunning, with a consistent beach/sailing/nautical theme carried to infinite detail everywhere and in everything. It’s like a show house! The view encompassing the bay, hills, beach and Simons Town harbor is spectacular both from the common areas and the rooms. And this view greets... More

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Stockton on Tees
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71 reviews 71 reviews
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44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2014

The hosts are charming and we were greeted with a tray of coffee. The place is beautifully decorated with a nautical theme, really well thought out. The place was very clean too. The rooms was very tasteful and had high quality bedding and towels, we had a fridge and coffee making area too. Nice views of the harbour area. Breakfast... More

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Zanzibar, Tanzania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2014

One night stay with my girlfriend to celebrate her birthday. What a fantastic Guest House! The hosts are so friendly and helpful, helped with the roses, chocolates and Champagne in the room on arrival. Breakfast in Bed in the next day. The views are incredible. Big comfy bed, bath with views of the ocean, big walk-in shower and a lovely... More

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2014

From the architecture of the house to the breakfast i certainly loved it all.The hosts are so lovely,the rooms we so tidy, the place is so charming its was just perfect for my stay. its a pity that they are fully booked but i would have stayed longer

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2013

We spent two nights at this beautiful guest house. Everything was perfect - the room, the view, the breakfast, the staff, and the hosts. By far the best place we stayed. In during our trip around the cape. We'd recommend A Boat House to anyone visiting the area.

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2013

I've traveled South Africa extensively (staying in many BnB's along the way), but The Boat House has been my favourite place I've ever stayed at, by far! It's situated high up on a hill in Simon's Town, which gives the most breathtaking view of the ocean, the naval harbour as well as False Bay in the evening, which the house... More

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Lucerne, Switzerland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2013

The house is really nice and one of the best places we stayes during our travel in South Africa. The owners and the staff are also really nice and I had the best pancakes ever for breakfast. I am now addicted to pancakes but cannot find a good one! The view from the rooms is also stunning. We were very... More

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Also Known As:
The Boat House Cape Town, South Africa
Address: 25 Dolphin Way | Simonskloof, Simon's Town 7975, South Africa
Location: South Africa > Western Cape > Cape Town > Simon's Town
Amenities:
Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 30 B&Bs / Inns in Simon's Town
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
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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Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Suites Swimming Pool
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
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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