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Boulders Beach Lodge

4 Boulders Place Boulders Beach Simons Town 7975, Simon's Town, South Africa
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Ranked #3 of 5 Hotels in Simon's Town
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 1 week ago
Henk K Assen, The Netherlands
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Assen, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a very nice hotel at an interesting location: close to the penguins. At the same time this presents a challenge for getting a good night's rest, as there are penguins that live close to the rooms and make a lot of noise. Nice restaurant, with some unusual and excellent breakfast options. Friendly staff. Some nice hikes along the... More 

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Hermanus
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Visited on previous occasions but this visit noticed a marked deterioration in service, friendliness and food, especially the breakfast. We ordered orange juice, to be told they had run out so changed to mango. The mumbling waiter then returned to say they had also run out of mango. Third choice lucky! No cereals and breakfast consisted of 2 eggs and... More 

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Upton, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Overall, we would say that the hotel itself seems to be in relative disrepair and provides minimum security and amenities. However, the staff is very helpful, the Eggs Benedict at breakfast was amazing, and sleeping with nesting penguins right outside your window is phenomenal. Without the penguins and the good food, I would have only been comfortable with giving this... More 

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The hotel itself could use an update, but if you are in Simonstown for the penguins, this really is the place to stay. It's directly on Boulders Beach, and there were nesting penguins under our hotel room window. Although South Africa has much fancier hotels, we had an excellent time. Food was ok, and staff were very friendly and helpful.

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Burton upon Trent, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The staff were helpful and the food was excellent but the accommodation was in need of substantial upgrading. The rooms were basic and served their purpose but were not of a standard we are used to! The location was superb and views were great.

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Muscat, Oman
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Penguins were lovely, room was clean and tidy, food was good, service was without a problem. And a good buy! We stayed two nights while many recommended only one (not much to do!) but the full day was a perfect relaxing day in our one week holiday.

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Witbank
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a very old establishment in an excellent location which has been given a lick of paint over the old paint. The rooms are basic with doors that are warped and do not close properly. There is built up grime everywhere including the bathroom, which looks like it is out of the 60's. On our 1st morning at the... More 

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Turin, Italy
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

Location quite, position excellent, peaceful with good service in the lodge Restaurant very nice. Good experience to repeat asap because the pinguins view it is absolutely fantastic so we really enjoyed

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Cape Town, South Africa
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

We were expecting 4* & were very disappointed. Firstly met by unfriendly lady on reception who could not find our booking. First room had no hot water. Second room dirty and tired. First time we had been asked to pay up front.... now we know why! Having travelled around S.A. over the last 2 weeks and stayed in 7 different... More 

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Lancaster, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

The penguins and the location were great, the hotel not! The rooms are small and the bathroom needs a good clean,, there is no excuse for mouldy grout. It's the only hotel we have ever stayed in where, at breakfast, we could have a cup of tea OR fruit juice, but not both, without incurring an extra charge.

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