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“Absolutely amazing!!”
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The Boat House
Ranked #1 of 29 Simon's Town B&B and Inns
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2 reviews
“Absolutely amazing!!”
Reviewed April 8, 2014

We stayed for two nights over a weekend to celebrate our anniversary and it was perfect. The staff are all so friendly and helpful and the owners are full of great advice and went out of their way to make sure we had all we needed for a lovely weekend! The whole house is decorated in a stunning nautical theme with real attention to detail.
All the rooms, including bedrooms, the living room and breakfast area, have a sea view that is beautiful.
I would highly recommend this B&B - what a special weekend!

Room Tip: All the rooms are facing the sea and have a gorgeous view!
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  • Stayed April 2014, traveled as a couple
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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Reviewed March 29, 2014

What a lovely experience - a warm and very genuine welcome from the team; perfectly put together rooms which really suited this unusual property. Breakfast was wonderful - beautifully presented and soooo tasty.

We will absolutely return and stay longer on our next visit. (Oh and did I mention the AMAZING views??)

  • Stayed March 2014, traveled as a couple
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San Francisco, California
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Reviewed March 10, 2014 via mobile

Place is immaculate. So serene and cozy that I fell asleep ten minutes right after we checked in. The decor of this place is unbelievable. Theresa was such a great host. The breakfast was also very delicious. Geraldine, one of their employees, is very courteous and very helpful.

Our room came with a fridge so we were able to chill our wine. Then after grabbing a to go fish and chips dinner from kalk bay, my husband and I had the chilled wine from their lovely living room overlooking Simons town and the ocean. We only stayed one night but the experience was forever etched in our hearts.

What an awesome find for me.

Stayed March 2014, traveled as a couple
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Dallas, Texas
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Reviewed March 9, 2014

In the future, we will have to judge all B&Bs against this one. The décor is stunning, with a consistent beach/sailing/nautical theme carried to infinite detail everywhere and in everything. It’s like a show house! The view encompassing the bay, hills, beach and Simons Town harbor is spectacular both from the common areas and the rooms. And this view greets you as you open the front door and enter via a gangplank over an indoor swimming pool. The hosts are warm, friendly and more than willing to share their stories of an earlier life running luxury yachts in the Caribbean. Superbly presented breakfast. Overall, just a great experience.

  • Stayed March 2014, traveled as a couple
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Stockton on Tees
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Reviewed February 21, 2014

The hosts are charming and we were greeted with a tray of coffee. The place is beautifully decorated with a nautical theme, really well thought out. The place was very clean too.
The rooms was very tasteful and had high quality bedding and towels, we had a fridge and coffee making area too. Nice views of the harbour area.
Breakfast was awesome, Geraldine the housekeeper is an amazing cook. We had cereal, fruit and yoghurt, then I had pancakes with maple syrup, followed by freshly made croissants and chocolate mint chip muffins, heaven!

  • Stayed December 2013, traveled as a couple
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Zanzibar Island, Tanzania
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Reviewed February 10, 2014

One night stay with my girlfriend to celebrate her birthday. What a fantastic Guest House! The hosts are so friendly and helpful, helped with the roses, chocolates and Champagne in the room on arrival. Breakfast in Bed in the next day. The views are incredible. Big comfy bed, bath with views of the ocean, big walk-in shower and a lovely balcony overlooking Simon's Town, the mountains and the bay. Central to town and Restaurants, safe, secure and quiet. Perfect for romance or to chill. Will definitely be going back one day.

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  • Stayed February 2014, traveled as a couple
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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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Reviewed February 5, 2014

From the architecture of the house to the breakfast i certainly loved it all.The hosts are so lovely,the rooms we so tidy, the place is so charming its was just perfect for my stay. its a pity that they are fully booked but i would have stayed longer

  • Stayed February 2014, 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 29 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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