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Whale View Manor

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402 Main Rd | Murdoch Valley, Simon's Town 7995, South Africa
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Bodrum City, Turkey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2016

We recently held our wedding at Whale View Manor. Everything about the experience from beginning to end was wonderful. I would like to thank Dominique and her team for making our wedding such a memorable experience. All our guests, 40 in total, have contacted us to say it was the best wedding they have ever been to. 20 of us... More 

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

Thank you to both of you for choosing to celebrate your special day at Whale View Manor. We were delighted to have you stay with us, and look forward to you joining us for the next celebration. Best wishes from all at Whale View More 

Fourways, South Africa
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2016 via mobile

Wonderful place to stay for a few nights. Great location, great staff, and then that view! Definitely a place to add to your journey! Penguins a short walk from the hotel, small sandy beach across the road.

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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 we are so pleased that you enjoyed your stay with us. We are extremely lucky to be able to experience this amazing view everyday, and look forward to welcoming you back to enjoy for longer. Dominique Tyack (Manager) More 

Geneva, Switzerland
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38 reviews
29 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2016

This was our 7th and last accommodation of our SA Trip. Stunning location in front of False Bay! Beautiful decor inside the manor in common areas. Minutes away from the penguins and restaurants by car. Half an hour to the Cape of Good Hope by car. Staff were courteous and professional. They helped with the baggages, so no worries with... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2016 via mobile

What a lovely hotel with great attentive staff. Beautifully decorated and a great breakfast. The only thing I might want to address are the pillows on the bed. They need a bit of an upgrade, but apart from that I will definitely recommend it and go back given the choice.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2016 via mobile

My wife and I spent three nights here and had a wonderful time. Our room overlooked False Bay and a beautiful white sand cove where we sunbathed and swam. It's position is perfect for day trips to the Cape of Good Hope, the Penguins at Boulder's Bay, trendy Kalk Bay. The breakfast was great, there is a brilliant honesty bar... More 

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Godmanchester, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 157 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2016

First off the staff are excellent, they're all very helpful and attentive and Dominique was very pleasant to talk to and always made a big effort to chat whenever she saw me (I'm surprised about some of the comments about her). The location is great, the decor is great and the breakfast was absolutely superb! My only negative comments; No... More 

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

We thank you for taking the time to post your review and do appreciate your feedback, and hope to be able to welcome you back to Whale View Manor in the future. Best wishes Dominique Tyack (Manager) More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2016 via mobile

I was lucky enough to visit South Africa after being away from home for yet another two years. I flew in from London and was greated with beautiful sunshine and a warm Whaleview welcome in Simon's Town. After a long flight and good night's rest I thoroughly enjoyed a delicious breakfast with the freshest of fruits. One of the tastiest... More 

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

We thank you so much for posting your review, and delighted to have you join us. We pride ourselves on our guest satisfaction and so pleased you could enjoy our hospitality. Look forward to seeing you again soon Dominique Tyack (Manager) More 

Sidmouth, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2016

We stayed three nights at Whale View Manor and cannot find any small fault with it at all, we had stayed in several small hotels during our time in SA and this one was by far the best on many levels. Our room was at the back of the hotel although small it was well appointed and had a door... More 

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

Wonderful to have to stay with us, and thank you for posting your review. Hope you keeping warm, and i look forward to welcoming you back to some sunshine. Many thanks Dominique More 

Vienna, Austria
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13 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2016 via mobile

It's a beautiful place!!right at the beach with balconies facing the sea and a breathtaking view,very clean and well taken care of,amazing breakfast that is included in the price. Everything is just great about this place,totally worth the money! It offers everything you need,parking(it's in the hotel area that is closed by a gate so totally safe), free and well... More 

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

We are always so pleased that our guests truely enjoy our beautiful property as well as our hospitality and always look forward to welcoming you back. Thank you for posting your review Kind Regards Dominique Tyack Manager More 

The Hague, The Netherlands
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36 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2016

Although absolutely not my style (it is very "country" with loads of flowers and fluffy pillows), Whale View Resort is a lovely place to stay with exceptional views of the coast, a few meters walk from the beach, close to nice beach towns, and great service. Style is something very personal, so I won't comment on that. There is absolutely... 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 we are delighted that you enjoyed your stay with us and look forward to welcoming you back to our beautiful country. With Thanks Dominique Tyack Manager More 

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  • Beachfront
  • Free Internet
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free Breakfast
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
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  • Beachfront
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  • Family Rooms
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  • Free Internet
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  • Free Breakfast
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
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 

Additional Information about Whale View Manor

Address: 402 Main Rd | Murdoch Valley, Simon's Town 7995, South Africa
Location: South Africa > Western Cape > Cape Town > Simon's Town
Price Range: $89 - $132 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Whale View Manor 4*
Number of rooms: 10
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Whale View Manor Simons Town
Whale View Manor Cape Town, South Africa
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