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Magellan's Passage

4.0 of 5 Meryl Road, Simon's Town, South Africa
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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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    5 of 5 stars
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We were staying in the honeymoon suite which had a separate balcony with an amazing view. Our stay was made very comfortable by our hospitable host; Darwin. The property is located right at the foothill of the mountain and you can take a hike by going on a trail that leads from the property. It is centrally located within Simon's... More 

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Berlin, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Nice location, nice Management and very nicy people. We visit the Magellan´s Passage on our next South Africa trip. We made a mistake by the booking and the management was very helpful and polite. Near by boulders beach a very good location to visit the penguins, Cape Point or Kalk Bay.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

From start to finish our stay was 5 start. Darwin and James came out to welcome us as we arrived in the car and that level of attention and care continued right though our stay. We had a lovely evening meal prepared by Darwin on one of the nights which I would highly recommend. The food was delicious and very... More 

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Hong Kong, China
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36 hotel reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

we are lucky enough to be ditched by "a boat house" and got our room booked at Magellan's Passage Guest House a month or two prior to our stay. the location of Magellan's Passage Guest House is quite good which it gives you a great sea view and also a safe and quiet surroundings. it is also very closed to... More 

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Zurich, Switzerland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I think my parting comment in the guest book says it all..."I want to live here!" From the moment we arrived until the moment we left our stay was amazing. We were made to feel very special and enjoyed every moment of it! The views over False Bay were fantastic and the airy feel to the property was invigorating...I know... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It is a very nice place to stay. The rooms are of good size, very comfortable, nice beds, large bathrooms, newer towels. The breakfast was excellent with variety of food to choose from. Evening meals are highly recommended and well priced. The views over the False Bay - breathtaking The best part: staff is unbelievable. I travel a lot to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014

Our friends had recommended Magellan's Passage and we were super excited. We weren't able to stay due to some last minute issues. The owners were flexible with us and when you are already dealing with stuff, it's a relief when hotel owners and managers are understanding.

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Frankfurt, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014

We stayed in Simon's Town for the last two nights of our honeymoon. The things worth seeing in Simons Town are very limited. But it's close th the cape and some nice beaches. In the middle of october the city center was pretty deserted so we bought take away for dinner on our first night. We had a very nice... More 

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

Excellent value, great view and the friendliest staff. The manager, Darwin is great and cooks well too. Ask him to make fish soup. Samuel and James are also super friendly. Located up a hill in Simons town. Bit far to walk to town (although possible) but great views over the bay. You are best off staying here when you have... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

5 star accommodation, 10 star service and 15 star views. We attended a family gathering in Simon's Town and chose Magellan's Passage with some hesitation because photos on the internet can be deceiving. But we can honestly say that this hotel is worth visiting! Darwin, James and Samuel made our stay very enjoyable and catered to all our needs. The... More 

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Address: Meryl Road, Simon's Town, South Africa
Location: South Africa > Western Cape > Cape Town > Simon's Town
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Magellan's Passage 4*
Number of rooms: 6
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