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Whale View Manor

4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   402 Main Rd | Murdoch Valley, Simon's Town 7995, South Africa
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Ranked #1 of 6 hotels in Simon's Town
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 1 week ago
163Loris Brighton, United Kingdom
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Brighton, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We recently hired the whole guest house to host our intimate wedding. Dominique and her staff were super friendly and helpful throughout our two day stay and all our guests keep saying what an amazing time they had there. Dominique was especially helpful as she did all the organising for us with suppliers etc. as we are from overseas. Food... More

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Susan S, Manager at Whale View Manor, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to post your review. And thank you for sharing your special day with us. Best wishes from all of us and look forward to welcoming you back next year. More

15 reviews 15 reviews
13 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2014

...loved the stay. in detail: the excellent spa treatment, the lovely furnished and comfy room, the delicious breakfast, the helpful owner and the most beautiful beach i've ever seen - just in front of the hotel

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Thank you for your review, and we look forward to welcoming you back soon. Best wishes to you both More

Johannesburg, South Africa
19 reviews 19 reviews
9 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2014

A recent trip to Cape Town was somewhat botched by Kulula and we ended up at the Whale View Manor as a substitute. The accommodation is acceptable and clean. The facilities provided in the rooms are poor. There is a shared coffee/tea station in the passage with a fridge to be shared by 4 rooms. We had 2 rooms mountain... More

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Kendal, United Kingdom
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27 reviews 27 reviews
20 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2013

This is an excellent hotel. We booked a meal for the first night and the restaurant was quiet but the food was excellent. All home made. Breakfast was also an informal but very tasty and filling. The views out to sea and a sandy beach are excellent. Nearby is the penguin beach at Boulders (10 mins walking). It is also... More

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2013

We so enjoyed a very relaxing stay at this beautiful guest house in Simonstown. Welcomed by friendly and efficient staff with Dominique so extremely helpful and accommodating right from the time we made our booking till we departed. A stone's throw away from a beautiful beach to enjoy early morning swims, return to the guest house for a delicious breakfast... More

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Newcastle, Australia
12 reviews 12 reviews
8 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2013

We recently returned from an African holiday. We stayed at some fantastic places, and Whale View Manor was definitely one of them. Right from making the booking online, I knew we would feel comfortable there. It is beautifully positioned, with great views from your room of the sunrise over the Bay. The staff were great and the food was amazing.... More

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Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2013

We had a great time at whale manor, the hotel has stunning views of boulder bay and a lovely atmosphere with friendly and helpful staff. We enjoyed dinner at the hotel which I would recommend and breakfast was excellent. This will be a perfect getaway for couples who want to enjoy a romantic weekend.

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2013

My hubby and I spent the night at Whale View Manor, and it did us so much good! Very quiet and peaceful, without beautiful views surrounding us. I loved their library. Started reading a book and purchased it when I left the B&B!The breakfast was fabulous and the staff were great!

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Meadowridge, Western Cape, South Africa
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2013

My wife and I spent a night at Whaleview Manor and absolutely loved the tranquil setting. We went for spa treatment and were treated like royalty. The facilities are great, and the breakfast was amazing. I would highly recommend this guesthouse to anybody who is looking for a clean and well priced night away.

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New York City, New York
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2013

I travel the world over! I am privileged to meet in and stay at some of the best hotels in the world because my job requires me to do so - I invite clients and potential clients to meet with me at my hotel... I was a little nervous arranging a meeting at a boutique hotel, but Whale View Manor... More

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Susan S, Manager at Whale View Manor, responded to this review

We so greatly appreciate you taking the time to post your review, and delighted that you enjoyed you time with us. We look forward to seeing you again soon, and perhaps spend more time relaxing instead of working. best wishes from Sunny Simonstown More

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Additional Information about Whale View Manor

Also Known As:
Whale View Manor Simons Town
Whale View Manor Cape Town, South Africa
Address: 402 Main Rd | Murdoch Valley, Simon's Town 7995, South Africa
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Location: South Africa > Western Cape > Cape Town > Simon's Town
Bar / Lounge Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 6 hotels in Simon's Town
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Whale View Manor 4*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Whale View Manor… distinctive and sumptuous…. a jewel of a guest house located in historic Simon’s Town and close to Boulders Beach that is world famous for the African Penguins. Whale View Manor is situated directly opposite a picturesque and secluded beach. The uninterrupted, breath-taking views, at the southern-most tip of Africa enhance the unique experience of this accommodation. This gem also has a backdrop of majestic mountain vistas. As you step into the eclectic reception area, you are treated to an extravaganza of the senses. Extraordinary artifacts and collectibles greet and welcome you. Susan Smyth, the owner, travels extensively and her keen eye selects remarkable objet d'art that she lovingly brings home to Whale View Manor. Visual delights are further accentuated by subtle fragrances wafting through the reception, by bougainvillea petals floating inside from the charming courtyard and by the gleaming smiles of the dedicated staff. Exemplary service defines Whale View Manor. The team will go to any lengths to create a memorable, magical experience for their valued guests – from set ting up a breakfast table on the beach to arranging a tantalizing high-tea in the garden. Flexibility and creativity allow for the team to cater to your dreams. Accommodation:Six of the rooms have spectacular views of the Atlantic Ocean, while four have beautiful garden and mountain views. All the rooms have newly appointed en suite bathrooms and satellite television. Breakfast & Dining: Breakfast is served in the restaurant overlooking the ocean. Scrumptious freshly prepared meals are served with the aroma of freshly ground coffee filling the air. Our restaurant is open for lunch and dinner - booking essential. The meals are quite delectable. ... more   less 
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