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Reviewed 1 week ago

Spectacular view of the ocean from the bedroom balcony. First class hospitality! The home-made apricot jam at breakfast must be packaged and sent to invade grocery stores. I loved every minute spent at Moonglow. Thabiso

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London
Reviewed 1 week ago

Our room was at the end of the house so had double aspect windows with superb views of the mountains you can see on the hotel's photo.The bedroom decor is stunning with beautiful detail on the ceramic sinks in the en suite bathrooms. The communal living area was very welcoming and homely and there was a bar area for our...

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Basel, Switzerland
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

stunning view, lovely host, delicious breakfast... a wonderful place for a breakout of the busyness of the mother city. relaxing on the balcony day & night, struck by the wonder of a golden moon over false bay or a breathtaking sunrise - if you are in search of an accomodation that makes you feel very much at home, this is...

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Moonglow2905, Manager at Moonglow Guest House, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind review. We enjoy our guests as much as they enjoy staying here. We wish we could order the moon and the whales for everyone who stays here. They are such special experiences.

Christchurch, New Zealand
Reviewed October 27, 2016

This stay overlooks the sea from on high. The climb by car is OK and parking can be found. Great room and breakfast and congenial hosts. Our room was on suite bathroom, but check as not sure all rooms are ?.

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Moonglow2905, Manager at Moonglow Guest House, responded to this review

Thank you for your positive and kind reviews. We enjoy having our guests to stay and making them feel at home as much as possible. All our bedrooms do have on suite bathrooms. 4 out of the 6 rooms have direct access onto the balcony and 2 rooms have a sea view. There are multiple exits throughout the house for...

malveira da serra, portugal
Reviewed September 8, 2016

We stayed for four nights and enjoyed every minute. Always warmth welcome by the host's sister and her two helpful staff, this is a stunning house up on the hill overlooking the sea and all of False Bay. Extremely tasteful decoration, superb room conditions, rich and fresh breakfast, you could not find a better home. This was really superb and...

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed August 23, 2016 via mobile

An excellent stay at the Moonglow. Great views of the sea, friendly welcome and excellent breakfast. I would definitely recommend it if you are looking for somewhere to stay in or near Simonstown. Just make sure you don't burn your clutch out going up the hill

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Hamburg, Germany
Reviewed August 19, 2016

We spent 3 nights and we could not have found a better home for us. Gillian and her sister and Glynn are relaxed but ever caring and welcoming hosts. We loved the sunny balcony with its amazing views, wonderful breakfasts and a warm atmosphere. Oh yes, and not to forget the crispy, white percale linen...loved it! Thanks for a wonderful...

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Moonglow2905, Owner at Moonglow Guest House, responded to this review

It is always a pleasure to have you to stay. thank you for the lovely review

Greater London, United Kingdom
Reviewed July 12, 2016

We had a wonderful stay at this guesthouse in an amazing location overlooking the bay just outside Simonstown. Huge balconies, comfortable rooms, excellent breakfasts. Had all the friendliness and inclusiveness of a family home without any lack of privacy for the guests.. This place felt like a really positive 21st century South Africa, hugely optimistic. Gillian, family and staff were...

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Boksburg, South Africa
Reviewed May 27, 2016

Lovely well sized room with gorgeous sea views and private door leading onto a communal balcony. Breakfast was great every morning and nothing was too much trouble for Gillian. Very homely atmosphere. The only negative was the wind on the balcony which made it difficult to enjoy. Perhaps a wind break on the one side should be installed or even...

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Moonglow2905, Owner at Moonglow Guest House, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your review. Living on the coast we do have wind from time to time. The balcony is most enjoyable on those good days. We do have 3 lounges with large windows from which the view can be enjoyed. We hope to see you again.

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed May 23, 2016

Thank you Gillian for your hospitality. We had a lovely room with bay/sea views and comfortable bed, good linen, deck with chairs, good amenities, tasty breakfast and good restaurant nearby. It was also very easy to find on the map.

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Moonglow2905, Owner at Moonglow Guest House, responded to this review

Dear Janine Thank you so much for your review. We hope to welcome your clients in the near future With kind regards Gillian

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Moonglow is situated on the slopes of the mountain overlooking False Bay and the historical town of Simon's Town. With easy access to all of Cape Town and Western Cape Main attractions enjoy this relaxed environment with original artworks everywhere. A full English breakfast is served in the dining room which also has an uninterrupted views over the bay where you might see a whale or a submarine. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Moonglow Guest House

Address: 7 Bennetts Close | Cairnside, Simon's Town 7975, South Africa
Location: South Africa > Western Cape > Cape Town > Simon's Town
Price Range: $89 - $108 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Moonglow Guest House 4*
Number of rooms: 6
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“Ground floor corner room offers the best views.”
 of 5 bubbles , 1 week ago | Read review
“Ask for the rooms at the end of the house facing Simonstown”
 of 5 bubbles KathyChellew, 1 week ago | Read review
“Pay for a view, it will be worth it.”
 of 5 bubbles davejen111, Oct 27, 2016 | Read review
“rooms are equally superb, although those located in upper floor have a deck outside each room and with better views”
 of 5 bubbles miguelf410, Sep 8, 2016 | Read review
“The quality of the early morning light was spectacularly atmospheric from the balconies overlooking the bay.”
 of 5 bubbles peterpowis, Jul 12, 2016 | Read review
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