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“Fantastic holiday” 5 of 5 stars
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Cheriton Guest House B&B
3.0 of 5 Bed and Breakfast   |   19 Belmont Rd | Seaforth, Simon's Town 7975, South Africa   |  
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Ranked #3 of 34 Simon's Town B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa
2 reviews
“Fantastic holiday”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2013

Another wonderful holiday at such a special guest house. The atmosphere is just the best and I felt so comfortable and the welcome from Denise and Dirk is exceptional. I will definately recommend it to anyone visiting Cape Town.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Denise and Dirk B, Owner at Cheriton Guest House B&B, responded to this review, August 27, 2013
Your review is so important to us but also to our potential guests.Thank you.
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  • Rooms
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2013

We stayed at Cheriton for one night and wish we could have stayed for many more. The hosts, Denise and Dirk, are friendly and gracious and made our stay a wonderful experience. This is one of the best guest houses in South Africa!

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service

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Denise and Dirk B, Owner at Cheriton Guest House B&B, responded to this review, November 14, 2013
Wow! Thank you for being so enthusiastic! To be called one of the best in South Africa is praise indeed. Hope we see you again.
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2013 via mobile

Second time to Simonstown and second time at the Cheriton. Dirk and Denise just KNOW how to make a stay work right. They live to serve you and you feel exceptionally well looked after. No matter how early you can always be sure of a chat, a smile, and the best best best breakfast in town! Whether in a room, or the apartment (if available) you feel like the most important guest they've had! They look after you. I was on a film shoot which was very busy and I could not have functioned without knowing my needs, privacy, and comfort were being looked after by Dirk and Denise.

So....I'll ask again....why are you reading this?! Book already!

  • Stayed June 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Denise and Dirk B, Owner at Cheriton Guest House B&B, responded to this review, July 8, 2013
We were the lucky ones to have guests so enthusiastic about our breakfast, photography, sharks, penguins and everything about Simon's Town. We love it and like people who do too!
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2013

Dirk and Denise have created a little magic in Simon's Town, as soon as we walked through the door we found their place very warm,cozy and welcoming, it exceeded our high expectations. We had an amazing view of the sea while eating a delicious breakfast. Boulders Beach and The Cape of Good Hope were very close. Our room was very comfortable and clean. Look forward to many return visits. Many Thanks and Kind Regards Gregory and Karen Sweeney - Bona Ntaba Tree House Lodge, Hoedspruit, South Africa

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Denise and Dirk B, Owner at Cheriton Guest House B&B, responded to this review, January 17, 2014
There are a few places for us in South Africa that have this little "Magic" you are mentioning, we found this for instance in New Bethesda, Prins Albert and Cape Agulhas, we love the fact that you found this kind of magic at our Guest-House. Thank you. I believe we see you soon again, looking forward to your visit.
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2013

It's hard to decide what's the best of a place which greatness is really the sum of many many details, big and small. I choose it based on the comments here and they all were so right. The owners, the service, the house, the rooms, the location, the view, the atmosphere, the breakfast... everything just works perfectly and is beyond your expectations, you couldn't ask for more value for money.

Unlike other places that you can book online, here what you see in the website is what you get (actually, what you get is even better). The whole place invited us to spend a great time relaxing indoors, which is a problem when you have so much to do in a pretty little town. Our room was beautifully decorated and had anything we could need, and it was so cozy that one night we just stayed there relaxing and uploading pictures (the free wifi works great, something that you don't get easily in South Africa). The owners were extremely kind, friendly and helpful. And the best of all was breakfast: more than you can eat, everything delicious, in a lovely atmosphere and with an amazing view. Priceless.

Honestly, I absolutely loved the place and would highly recommend it.

Room Tip: The Transvaal room has great navy decoration, twin beds, and a well stocked kitchenette. It feels in...
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  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Denise and Dirk B, Owner at Cheriton Guest House B&B, responded to this review, June 6, 2013
Wow! What a glowing review - thank you so much for your enthusiasm. It is remarks like yours that make us determined to never be complacent but continually try to be better.
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2013

We stayed only one night on the Cheriton guest house but we enjoyed the warm atmosphere of that very nice house. Hosts are great and available, breakfast on the deck was just perfect and the room very confortable. Thanks again. Patrick, Estelle and Camille from Réunion Island.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service

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Denise and Dirk B, Owner at Cheriton Guest House B&B, responded to this review, January 17, 2014
Thank you for your lovely review. We seem to have some special bond with the people from your island. We hope to see you again.
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2013

Dirk and Denise have created a great little place to stay in Simon's Town. Very cozy clean and welcoming. It was great that it was just steps away from the beloved penguins on Boulders Beach. We enjoyed a great view of the Bay as we ate a well made breakfast. An the decor and feeling of the place was just wonderful. There's nothing bad I could say about the place. We hope to return again in the future.

Room Tip: Try to book the room with the attached bar. It has great collection of maritime knick-knacks and the...
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  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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cheriton-simonstown, Owner at Cheriton Guest House B&B, responded to this review, April 22, 2013
Thank you for taking the time to tell us what you thought of us. We also enjoyed your enthusiasm.
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Additional Information about Cheriton Guest House B&B

Address: 19 Belmont Rd | Seaforth, Simon's Town 7975, South Africa
Location: South Africa > Western Cape > Cape Town > Simon's Town
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Kitchenette Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 34 B&Bs / Inns in Simon's Town
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Cheriton Guest House B&B 3*
Number of rooms: 6
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Charming and very cosy, century old Victorian home overlooking False Bay. Maritime theme throughout. Quiet, safe suburb. 5 minutes walk to the famous Boulders penguin colony and the beach. 10 minutes drive to Cape Point national park. 30 different bird species are frequent visitors to our lovely garden. ... more   less 
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