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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 #2 of 5 hotels in Simon's Town
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 2 weeks ago
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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Cape Town, South Africa
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I stay nearby Whale View Manor and today I thought I would try out their spa for a nice treat. I'm a huge sucker for a good view and the spa prices were so reasonable! I showed up about a half hour early to watch the sun dance upon the water and try my best to spot a whale spout... More

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

The best part about your review is that you live nearby. We love it when locals pay us a visit. Next time you looking for a dinner venue bring a few friends and join us. We look forward to hosting you again soon. Best regards. More

Stockholm, Sweden
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were very happy to discover this beautiful and friendly guest house. It is beautiful decorated with a wonderful view. The staff that we met was. Rey friendly and helpful. The room we stayed in had a very comfortable bed and a great bathroom. Extra points for a great breakfast in the dining room.

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

Thank you Andreas for your positive review. We are glad that you chose to stay with us. Best regards More

new hampshire
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42 reviews 42 reviews
18 hotel reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Spent two nights here- very quiet spot with a wonderful views of false bay, and a do-able walk to Simon's Town itself. Room was a decent size, queen bed, plenty of storage, tv, free wifi, little balcony with lovely views. Bed was very comfy, room had adequate heating. Bathroom was good size- my only issue would be with the height... More

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

Thank you for taking the time to review our manor. It's thrilling to know that our guests enjoy our hospitality. Simon's Town is a truly special place and we glad your experience was so wonderful. Best regards and hope to see you again soon. More

Singapore, Singapore
18 reviews 18 reviews
12 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

April 2014, spent few nights with my wife and parents. The rooms are not too large but pretty nice, the view is also very good. small restaurant and lounge, but very well decorated. Will be glad to stay again. do note this is a half "do it yourself" inn.

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

Thank you for your kind review. Guests always feel at home here and our honesty bar encourages a relaxed and informal environment while enjoying our wonderful location. We hope you will visit again soon. Best regards. More

Johannesburg, South Africa
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

Lovely views, very pretty décor. Breakfast was divine and fresh, the staff were friendly and helpful. Simons Town is a small quiet town great for some R&R just what we needed. Thank you for a lovely stay.

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

So pleased you enjoyed your stay with us. We appreciate you taking the time to post your review and look forward to seeing you again. Dominique Tyack Manager More

Durban, South Africa
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2014

We had our wedding here in April 2014 and wow, what a wonderful weekend. The location is just perfect, with the most amazing views. We had a typical windy Cape day but that didn't take away from the setting, just made it a little more romantic. Dominique and her team went out of their way to make our celebration really... More

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

Thank you once again for choosing Whale View Manor. We were so delighted to be able to share such a special day with all of you. And thank you for taking the time to post your review. We wish you much love and happiness on your journey ahead, and look forward to seeing you again. Special wishes to Matthew. Dominique... More

Brighton, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014

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
7 helpful votes 7 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
11 helpful votes 11 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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28 reviews 28 reviews
21 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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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
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Hotel Class:4 star — Whale View Manor 4*
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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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