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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 6 days ago
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Awesome location and very economic nightly rate that incuded a full cooked breakfast. Simons Town is a great launch pad for Cape Point and this hotel is situated on the south of town, with special visitors even meeting you in the car park at night (local Pengins). Some reviews were critical of the facilities...I've paid a lot more in other... More 

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Winchester
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

What a fantastic spot! A 2 minute walk to the beach where you can sunbathe next to a penguin! The kids loved it. The staff where very friendly and helpful and the food delicious. The rooms are simple and basic but clean and the bed was very comfortable. Boulders Beach is one of our favourite spots in the world and... More 

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Durban, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Great location, just a bit noisy in the early hours of the morning from the penguins. The Restaurant service was good and the staff were friendly and efficient. The food was tasty and well presented. Parking is a problem as the parking area is a public parking and the Lodge does not have its own reserved parking for living in... More 

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Oldenburg, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I stayed in room 14 one more time (which is one of the lovely rooms on the upper deck). The lodge is in good shape, everything was functional and clean. Food was fine, and the staff was helpful, polite, and competent. Just one suggestion: parking should be restricted to lodge residents. Nothing can beat this location for both, its charme... More 

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Assen, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks 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 March 11, 2015

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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

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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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

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 March 1, 2015

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 February 25, 2015

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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