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Boulders Beach Lodge
Ranked #17 of 31 Simon's Town B&B and Inns
Reviewed October 5, 2013

I thoroughly enjoyed the stay at the Boulders Beach Lodge. The room was very basic and simple but the room was only a small part of the memorable experience. The place has the feel of a family -- The staff was extremely friendly (from the desk to the restaurant). The food at the restaurant was some of the best that I had during my entire visit to Cape Town and Hermanus and I ate at some very nice restaurants. Getting up early to go out and watch the penguins while it was quiet was an experience of a lifetime.

  • Stayed: September 2013, traveled with friends
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Reviewed October 5, 2013

Very close to boulders beach. Penguins out of the door .
Little bit noisy. Good services and excellent position.
Restaurant suggested.
You can go to the beach at sunset when crowd has gone: it is fantastic















  • Stayed: August 2013, traveled with family
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Reviewed September 5, 2013

We came for the penguins but were pleasantly surprised by this charming place with great food and excellent service. Our room was great, bright, high ceilings and funky retro bathroom. Eating breakfast on the deck with the glittering view, penguins and yummy food was magical! Oh and the mommy and baby penguin nesting in the bushes was too cute!

Room Tip: Upstairs in front-great rooms and more privacy.
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  • Stayed: August 2013, traveled with family
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Reviewed September 4, 2013

We opted to visit South Africa instead of east Africa primarily because of the penguins. Our visit to Boulders Beach was very rewarding and our stay at the Lodge was the icing on the cake. The location is excellent, the staff warm, friendly & welcoming. While the bathrooms could use some refurbishing, the accommodation was spacious and clean, the bed very comfortable with fresh, crisp linens. It was one of the highlights of our trip to waken early in the morning well before we had to get up, and just lay there and listen to the sound of penguins braying.
AND...the best food we had on our trip was here at the Lodge. This was an unexpected bonus. I had the chef's special for dinner which consisted of tiger prawns & egg noodles in an Asian sauce. My husband had fresh fish and mussels. Both were excellent. Breakfast was also very good...with great cappuccino.

  • Stayed: August 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed August 21, 2013

Wonderful location, you can walk onto the beach amongst the penguins (they do go quiet during the night!). Food at Boulders Beach Lodge was fantastic. Accomodation very roomy, had a bit of a problem with the toilet flush but nothing major.


  • Stayed: August 2013, traveled with family
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Reviewed July 31, 2013

We chose to stay at Boulders because we wanted to maximise our time near the Penguins ... and we got to do just that as they were 'staying' at the hotel too: there were some nesting in the garden. We worried that we wouldn't be able to sleep as they started making a loud braying noise in the evening .... but it turned out this was just their feeding time (!) and in the night itself they were quiet. It was wonderful to be up close to such lovely creatures. The hotel itself is nice and the restaurant is superb; the staff in the restaurant are super-friendly and create a great atmosphere.

  • Stayed: July 2013, traveled with family
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Reviewed July 22, 2013

What a great location if you want to see the amazing penguins. Be warned, they are pretty noisy at night (not the hotel's fault!) so don't complain if you want to visit wildlife! Excellent, helpful, friendly staff and great breakfasts. Thoroughly recommend.

Stayed: July 2013, traveled with family
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Additional Information about Boulders Beach Lodge

Address: 4 Boulders Place | Boulders Beach, Simon's Town 7975, South Africa
Location: South Africa > Western Cape > Cape Town > Simon's Town
Amenities:
Beach Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Airport Transportation
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Ranked #17 of 31 B&Bs / Inns in Simon's Town
Price Range: $57 - $120 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Boulders Beach Lodge 3*
Number of rooms: 12
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