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“Wow room in a quiet location”
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Aqua Terra
Ranked #13 of 29 Simon's Town B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Vancouver, BC Canada
Level 3 Contributor
7 reviews
7 hotel reviews
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“Wow room in a quiet location”
Reviewed January 13, 2013

We stayed one night at Aqua Terra on a trip to the Cape of Good Hope and to see the Simons Town penguins. Our hosts were very friendly taking the time to chat to us and provide a good dinner recommendation (including very nicely driving us to dinner, so we could have some wine). The room was spectacular! Beautiful ocean views, a bathroom to die for. Breakfast was nice, served with the other guests in the dining room. A really great choice.

Room Tip: Main level room a must - didn't see any others, but this one leads right onto the lounge and poo...
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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
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Hove, Antwerpen, Belgium
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Reviewed December 26, 2012

Me and my wife travelled through SA for 3 weeks and had an stay in Aqua Terra the last 2 nights before going back home. Save the best for last! It's an amazing house, rather more classy, the pictures are 100% correct, everything was very clean and the owners (Dirk and Jenny) are a warm and very nice couple. The hospitality was wonderful as well as the breakfast every morning.
The view on the ocean (from the pool as well as from our bed- and bathroom!) is one we will never forget and our stay there will remain one off the nicest we ever had. We actually consider going back there very soon!

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
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La Coruna, Spain
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Reviewed December 22, 2012 via mobile

Excellent guesthouse (we were at Sunrise room) with astonishing views, spotlessly clean, great bathroom and perfect enviroment. It is even better than it looks in the pictures...! Being based in Aqua Terra is a great option to discover Cape Peninsula and Cape Town. I absolutely recommend it!

  • Stayed December 2012
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Roma
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Reviewed November 22, 2012

Wonderful location and great staff. We will always miss the days we spent there. Superbe view and perfect staff. The breakfast was very good. The owners treated us like kings. Surely one of the better accomodations we had in all South Africa. We strongly reccomend Aqua Terra.

Room Tip: the rooms are perfect, but the suite is super!!
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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
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Northampton, United Kingdom
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Reviewed November 19, 2012

Quite simply this was probably our best find of our two week trip. We were looking for somewhere outside of Cape Town near to Cape Point and found this. What an amazing place it is too. Staying here is like living a Film Star lifestyle.

The views from the house are breathtaking, truly stunning. On arriving we were welcomed with open arms to this friendly boutique guest house, the views across False Bay are amazing with floor to ceiling windows. Not to mention the infinity pool that overlooks the pool, a gym too, and very welcoming hosts.

I can't think of any negative, I would advise anyone looking for accommodation in the area to book this place. Not only do you have all that I've described but it's incredibly decently priced too to the point where we really wished we'd found the place earlier as we'd have stayed longer, as neither of us wanted to leave.

Imagine, waking up to the sound of the sea with the sun rising over the bay, walking out to a morning swim overlooking the Ocean before dressing for a beautiful continental breakfast - book into this place and you need imagine no longer!

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
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Garches, France
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Reviewed November 6, 2012

Excellent guest house, Jenny and Dirk are delightful hosts, very helpful and readily available to assist and advise. The rooms are exquisitely decorated with an unforgettable view overlooking the sea. Located just some miles away from Cape Point, it is ideally situated to visit the peninsula.
I would strongly recommend this address to anyone looking for a quiet rest in what I would qualify as 5-star comfort.

Thank you Jenny and Dirk for having made our stay in Cape Town so memorable.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
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Property: Aqua Terra
Address: 15 Rocklands Road | Rocklands CLOSE, Simon's Town 7975, South Africa
Location: South Africa > Western Cape > Cape Town > Simon's Town
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #13 of 29 B&Bs / Inns in Simon's Town
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Number of rooms: 4
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Aqua Terra is a boutique bed & breakfast, nestled on the mountain side overlooking False bay, with spectacular views towards the Kogelberg Mt. range. With only 3 bedrooms, we offer a private and quiet atmosphere and a optimal point to explore the southern Cape. ... more   less 
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