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Magellan's Passage

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Certificate of Excellence


Certificate of Excellence
Magellan’s Passage Guest House is just an 18 minute walk from the beach. With panoramic views of False Bay, Magellan’s Passage in Simon’s Town is an eco-friendly guesthouse featuring renewable energy supplies. It also offers a large sundeck with outdoor seating as well as a lift. The modern, air-conditioned suites feature views of False Bay or the Swartkop Nature Reserve. All suites have king size beds with luxury linen and include flat-screen TV’s with DSTV (guest house bouquet of channels), free Wi-Fi, room fan, tea and coffee station, minibar, telephone, room safe and a desk. The en suite bathrooms come with under floor heating, luxury vanity products and a bath as well as a shower. Guests at Magellan’s Passage can make use of the sundeck, library and the dining room, where breakfast is served daily and lunches and dinners are available on request. There is also free private parking. Extra services available at a surcharge include airport transfers as well as a mobile spa service. Magellan’s Passage offers a concierge service and a 24 hour duty manager. Boulder’s Beach is only 1.5 km from the guest house. Chapman’s Peak is situated 17 km away and Cape Point is 24 km away.
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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Breakfast included
Airport transportation
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Non-smoking rooms
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For us, our stay was a complete miss.... when we arrived around 2 PM for checking in, the front door was locked and a note on the door mentioned that the owner was out for max 30 minutes. Unfortunately he did not show up at all that day... a guy showed up and let us in and gave
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The place is beautiful, the location is really good (you're a stone throw away from Boulders Beach and Seaforth Beach and 2 minutes from Simon's Town), the breakfast was delicious and the service couldn't be more professional. Excellent room, with an incredible view of the bay.
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Well, I believe that we were the couple that WizardBristol refers to in his review. While I share some of WizardBristol's observations, I beg to differ, in the most polite way possible, on other points. Just to say that we, too, booked our accommodation months ago and all four
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My wife and I had really been looking forward to staying here overnight on our way back to Cape Town airport. What a huge disappointment. Darwin checked us in and gave us a tour of the guest house before showing us to our room. We had booked and prepaid for the loft suite with
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We stayed here one night because we wanted to see the pinguens. The guest house stands high up the hillside and the seaview from there is amazing. As well as from our sea facing guest room. The pinguen area is quite close to the guest house. Would defenitely recommend Magellans
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30 minute drive by car. There is a train that you can take to the city - not sure about bus.
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"Spend the extra money on a sea-view room and consider taking the sea-view suites over the sea-and-mountain view duplex suite."
"ask for front ocean view room"
"ask for one with a view of the bay"
"Book a suite with sea view."
"All rooms are superb and are sea facing."
South AfricaWestern CapeCape TownSimon's Town
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