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The Boat House

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Sydney
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We booked A Boat House on the recommendation of a friend who had walked past it on her visit to Simon's Town. We were so glad she found it. Lud and Therese have created a wonderful BnB with all the atmosphere of a loving home. Our room was spacious with a deck and great views of the harbour. Lovely touches... More 

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Cape Town, South Africa
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Even though it was such a short stay and there is so little to do in Simons town, the boat house is absolutely breathtaking with amazing views regardless of the room chosen and prestige service. A little pricey on the extras in the room but purchase your own at the local store.

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Morgan Bay
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Excellent accommodation. Neat, clean. Friendly and accommodating staff. Microwave in the room for semi-self catering - was great for us. Walking distance to town centre. Overall a wonderful place to stay.

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Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2016

We stayed at the Boat House for only one night due to we scheduled an early shark cage tour in Simon's Town. We wished we could have stayed longer! The place is nicely decorated and unique. Lots of little things make this place one of the best B&Bs we've stayed. Gorgeous view everywhere and very nice, professional hosts and staff.... More 

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Bruhl, Germany
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23 reviews
7 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2016

Dear Therese and Ludwig, well, now we are back in germany and still thinking of you, your great hospitality, your wonderful tour tips and your help in finding the best places for dinner. We enjoyed every minute of our stay at The Boat House and your friendly staff made every morning a excellent breakfast and helped to start into another... More 

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Maidenhead
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2016

What a perfect place to stay right at the start of our Cape touring holiday. Fabulous place, even better on actuality than the on-line video.. Wonderful staff and brilliant breakfasts and we were even lucky with the weather such that we could make the most of drinks on the veranda overlooking the harbour.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2016 via mobile

Stayed for 2 nights whilst on business. This must be one of the best guest houses I have stayed in. The decor is beautiful. Everything has a touch of quality, down to the hand soap. Awesome view. Scrumptious breakfast served by such friendly staff. I will highly recommend this establishment for some time.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2016 via mobile

We stayed there for six days and each day was so great. The house is so well decorated and the views in the morning and sunset were superb. We were always looking forward for our breakfast because of the great treatment that the entire staff gave us...keep it up.

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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7 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2016

We so enjoyed our stay and didn't want to leave. All the staff were so friendly, helpful and attentive and we felt relaxed and at home in their company. Therese was very helpful with advice and ideas on things to do in the Cape - she's so lovely and a perfect hostess. The decor everywhere is just lovely and we... More 

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Banbury, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2016

We stayed at the boat house for 6 nights. It was amazing!! A fantastic place, a stunning room, wonderful hospitality and lovely food. I cannot say enough good things about this place and if we ever returned to the area we would definatley stay here again. We stayed in the quarter deck room, which has a lovely large balcony and... More 

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  • Pool
  • Free Breakfast
  • Beachfront
  • Free Parking
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Set in the beautiful Red Hill Mountains, overlooking False Bay, this guest house offers elegantly decorated rooms with balconies and free Wi-Fi. It features an indoor, solar-heated pool and BBQ facilities. ... more   less 

Additional Information about The Boat House

Address: 25 Dolphin Way | Simonskloof, Simon's Town 7975, South Africa
Location: South Africa > Western Cape > Cape Town > Simon's Town
Price Range: $67 - $123 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — The Boat House 2.5*
Number of rooms: 5
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