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The Boat House
Ranked #1 of 31 Simon's Town B&B and Inns
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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
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“Perfect”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 16, 2013

We loved our stay at the Boat House and would strongly recommend it to anyone looking to stay in Simon's Town. The room was spacious, comfortable and well-designed. The owners, Therese and Lud, were incredibly friendly, helpful and interesting. The hotel is on the hill so has excellent views over the bay and it is just a 5-10 minute steep walk to the main street where there are some excellent restaurants (especially the Lighthouse Cafe). We will definitely stay here if we get to visit South Africa again. The hospitality was fantastic, Therese and Lud could not have been more helpful and even lent us their own waterproof coats.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 1, 2013

My wife and I along with our 4 adult children and our videographer all stayed here May 18 and 19 while we toured the Cape and did a shark dive. Spectacular! Everything was super. Therese and Ludwig are superb hosts. The amount of effort and time they have expended on just decorating the three rooms is incredible. The views are breath taking. The breakfast were incredible. The staff was super friendly and skilled. What we enjoyed the most was the fact that you could walk down the hill and be in downtown Simonstown in 7 minutes. The walk back is a bit longer as it is uphill but the convenience for the shark dive and dinner was great. We enjoyed watching guinea fowl in the front yard as they scratched around and enjoyed a drink of water in the beautiful garden area in front of the rooms. Therese and Ludwig's friendliness, helpfulness and hospitality make the stay worth it. The beautiful accommodations and convenient location just made everything extra special. Thanks to Therese and Ludwig for a wonderful stay. Just wish we had more time to stay and enjoy it!!!

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  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with family
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 25, 2013

Everything was just wonderful! Felt like home... Great views with great hospitality and attention to detail. I would recommend anyone to stay at this establishment. The owner really goes out of her way to make you comfortable.

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Torreblanca, Spain
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 30, 2013

Teresa and Ludwig have created a beautiful place so nice the whole atmosphere is friendly and exciting. The breakfast is just excellent ! All the good people working there will make your stay pleasent.The Boathouse is a must if you are visiting Simonstown.

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Cornwall, England
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 14, 2013

We stayed in the Upper Deck for 5 nights, and thought this place was brilliant. The amount of work and detail just put into decorating and furnishing the rooms is amazing, our hosts were great, and the breakfasts were so lovely. They're great on the little things here too, like wine and chocolates when we arrived and posies of herbs on the towels, and much more. And the view from our deck area, looking over Simon's Town harbour/docks right around False Bay was superb. Room was large and so well kitted out. All in all a fantastic place to stay - and Simon's Town was pretty good itself too - some nice places to eat and the penguins are brilliant.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
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Lancing, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 4, 2013

We think the best in Simons Town run by Teresa and Ludwig we stayed 7 nights in March as our daughter was getting married. Fabulous room we had the upper cabin, good size bathroom and wonderful deck with exceptional views of the bay. Breakfast was exceptional especially the eggs benedict with home made hollandaise sauce. Several of our daughers friends from the UK also stayed and one morning she invited my daughter, her new husband another couple plus the girls down stairs for breakfast as well. We were also allowed to have a large braai one evening which was very brave bearing in mind the amount of people, and we are sorry for the red wine stain.
Thank you again for your hospitality.

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Warrington, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 28, 2013

This place is so full of character and wonderful to stay in. Theresa, who owns and runs the guest house, has to be the friendliest, most accommodating host in South Africa. She is there to welcome you personally, and nothing is too much trouble. We stayed in a lovely room with its own veranda overlooking the garden and the harbour beyond, with complementary wine and sherry. There is a small indoor swimming pool for a dip, and the dining room has fantastic views over the harbour, with a telescope provided for viewing. Breakfasts were super, with a hot cooked breakfast option efficiently provided by Theresa’s black assistant. You will not be disappointed, thoroughly recommendable.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
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Property: The Boat House
Address: 25 Dolphin Way | Simonskloof, Simon's Town 7975, South Africa
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Location: South Africa > Western Cape > Cape Town > Simon's Town
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 31 B&Bs / Inns in Simon's Town
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — The Boat House 4*
Number of rooms: 5
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 
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