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Cheriton Guest House B&B
Ranked #2 of 32 Simon's Town B&B and Inns
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Reviewed February 9, 2013

The Cheriton web site gives only a hint of its fascinating decor, ambiance, and comfort. The thoughtfulness and attention to detail amazed us and the rich bird life in the garden was an unexpected bonus. Denise and Dirk are superb hosts who made us feel completely at home. There was a spirit of generosity that we liked.

Our stay at the Cheriton was a wonderful experience and we highly recommend it to other visitors.

  • Stayed: February 2013, traveled as a couple
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cheriton-simonstown, Owner at Cheriton Guest House B&B, responded to this reviewResponded February 11, 2013

Sometimes our guests exceed our expectations too. We regret that you were here for such a short time as we could have spent so much more time with you. Maybe we will have another opportunity?

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Reviewed February 7, 2013

I've now stayed at the Cheriton twice, and I can honestly say that I'll be going back as often as I can. First of all, the location is incomparable. Located a stones-throw from the ocean in picturesque Simon's Town, it suits every need. Only a short walk from the main street running through town, it offers seclusion from the hustle and bustle of the crowd for those who seek it and the world class ocean front restaurants for those who seek such. If you want to go to the beach, it's there. If you'd like some local color, there are multiple markets in town, all within walking distance.
The establishment itself is superb. The rooms are all beautiful, clean, and well equipped. The bar down stairs is extraordinary and totally unique. The staff is friendly and helpful and will do their utmost to accommodate any needs one might have, whether it be dietary needs or advice on a pleasant tourist attraction. The owners, Dirk and Denise, are constantly doing their best to improve their establishment so I have no doubt that next time, it'll be even better. For a trip to Simon's Town, there is no better.

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  • Stayed: August 2012, traveled solo
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Denise And Dirk B, Owner at Cheriton Guest House B&B, responded to this reviewResponded March 11, 2015

Thank you for your lovely and sincere review.

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Reviewed February 6, 2013

What a breath of fresh air, Being used to hotelrooms and their "hospital type" decorations, this bed & breakfast is cozy,clean and you feel right at home. There is a fantastic honesty bar with choice of almost everything you want to drink, decorated with navy memorabilia from all over the world. a lovely pool in the back garden , a jacuzzi, very quit surroundings . a great mix of an english/continental breakfast . I stayed for 3 days and I watched 6 movies from Dirk & Denise's DVD collection ! For Free ! . Boulders Beach is a must see (for the pinguins)

  • Stayed: October 2012, traveled solo
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Denise and Dirk B, Owner at Cheriton Guest House B&B, responded to this reviewResponded February 7, 2013

It is always gratifying when our guests notice our attempts to make them feel at home. Thank you for taking the trouble to let us know.

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Reviewed February 6, 2013

The guest house is done with a nautical motif with beautiful views of the town and the bay. The house is full of unique collections of memorabilia which is esthetically pleasing. The food was exceptionally well done with a lot of flexibility for time. The hosts are gracious and knowledgable, assisting in finding tours and other things to do in the area and other parts of South Africa. We thoroughly enjoyed our time there.

  • Stayed: June 2012, traveled with friends
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Thank Jan B
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Denise And Dirk B, Owner at Cheriton Guest House B&B, responded to this reviewResponded March 11, 2015

Thank you for your lovely review.

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Reviewed February 6, 2013

What a lovely visit I had recently to the Cape, not least of all my stay at The Cheriton in Simon's Town ! Denise and Derek are the perfect hosts. Full of ideas and advice on where to go and how to get there. They just seemed to have the necessary brochures and contacts to make my stay such a pleasure. Highly recommended.

Room Tip: A case of personal preference. Garden rooms are close to the pool but I prefer upstairs as my parti...
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  • Stayed: January 2013, traveled solo
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Denise and Dirk B, Owner at Cheriton Guest House B&B, responded to this reviewResponded February 7, 2013

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Reviewed December 27, 2012

During our visit to Simon's Town in the first days of Dec 2012, we stayed at this very beautiful and cozy B&B. Denise and Dirk and all of the staff do their best to make you feel welcome. The bedrooms are spacious, very clean and quiet and the house is nicely decorated in a navy style. There is a nice pool and a spa, and a beautiful garden plenty of birds (super cool if you love bird watching, as I do!). The breakfast is very good, with bacon, eggs, toast, confiture, juice, fresh fruit and nice coffee, which you can enjoy from their balcony and have a lovely view of the sea. The B&B is very well located, at walking distance to the beach and downtown area. You can rent a car and visit the surrounding towns of the Cape Point Route, and go up to Cape Point, a marvelous national park, with outstanding landscape. A bonus that my husband and I really appreciated: Denise and Dick's huge DVD collection! They have all of their DVDs catalogued and numbered, so you choose the ones you want to watch in your room for free!
Thanks Denise and Dick for your hospitality! MC Dominguez and A Guimont

  • Stayed: December 2012, traveled as a couple
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Denise And Dirk B, Owner at Cheriton Guest House B&B, responded to this reviewResponded March 11, 2015

Thank you for your lovely review.

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Reviewed December 10, 2012

You have to meet Dirk & Denise, the owners and also world travellers themselfs, when they' re not travelling between Australia and Cuba they are beautiful hosts and make your stay a great pleasure. Perfectly located only 10 min. walk to penguin beach, great decors in rooms and bar, almost a museum, fantastic hot jacuzzi and swimming pool in the backyard garden. Lovely breakfast with amazing views over the bay. I could only stay for 2 nights but if there is one place i would love to be back in south africa then its the Cheriton Guest House, best choice! You can reach this B&B also walking from the train station but make shure you have a hut and enough energy especially for the last bit up hill.......

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  • Stayed: December 2012, traveled solo
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Denise and Dirk B, Owner at Cheriton Guest House B&B, responded to this reviewResponded December 20, 2012

I do wish that you had stayed longer so that we could have gotten to know you better. You have traveled so much that we are sure we could have learned a lot from you. We hope to see you again sometime.Thank you for taking the time to give us such a good review.

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Additional Information about Cheriton Guest House B&B

Address: 19 Belmont Road | 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 #2 of 32 B&Bs / Inns in Simon's Town
Price Range: $109 - $140 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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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