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Whale View Manor
Ranked #2 of 6 Hotels in Simon's Town
Certificate of Excellence
Cape Town Central, South Africa
1 review
“Perfect in every way!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 1, 2013

Thank you dear Dominique, and all at beautiful Whale View Manor, for taking SUCH good care of my In Laws on their visit. My Mother in Law says it's the best birthday she has ever had! Thank you for making it so so special. We look forward to seeing you soon again. Warmest regards, Shan & Marius Olivier

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
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Susan S, Manager at Whale View Manor, responded to this review, August 12, 2013
Thank you for taking the time to post this review. It was our pleasure to spoil them, and they were an absolute delight. We look forward to seeing you all soon.
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 15, 2013

My husband and I were long overdue a night away from the kids after a long hard year and a half of family trauma. A friend recommended Whale View manor to us and being in Noordhoek ourselves Simons Town is only a short 20 min drive away. You may think you need to go further to feel like you're getting away from it, but after our experience we know it's not the case.

The location in Simon's Town is perfect to get the feel of being on holiday without a long trek. We ate out at a restaurant on the harbour, strolled around the charming shops and then pampered ourselves to a couples facial in the spa at the Whale View manor. My husband has never had a facial before and I wasn't sure of his reaction. After an hour of chilled music and gentle treatment we both looked and felt about 10 years younger. We couldn't have asked for more.

I must say that the night away felt more like a long weekend and we will definitely go back when we need to recharge our batteries again. The service was excellent, discreet and warm. The breakfast in the morning was delicious and ample. And the views of the sea gave a holiday feel to the whole visit.

Thank you!

Room Tip: Room with a view of the sea! North facing. Even though there is a road outside the hotel we did not...
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  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
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Susan S, Manager at Whale View Manor, responded to this review, August 12, 2013
Your review is most appreciated. Thank you ladies for your continued support, and look forward to welcoming you all back again next year.
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 14, 2013

from the moment we checked in until the wonderful staff waved us goodbye, my 5 friends and I were treated like royalty! everything from the decor, the comfortable beds in the beautiful bedrooms with stunning views of the Bay to the meals, the service by the attentive and friendly, efficient staff ,cosy fire and last but not least the beauty treatments in the spa , we were thoroughly spoilt !It was a most enjoyable weekend ... Highly recommended !!

enjoyable weekend !!

Stayed July 2013, traveled with friends
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 9, 2013

Absolutely fantastic!!! The most beautiful views of False Bay, friendly staff, wonderful food and gorgeous rooms, each with it's own theme. We stayed in the Massai Mara room. Wish we could stay longer. You have to book a treatment as well while you are there. Definitely a must

Room Tip: Rooms on the beach side definitely the best
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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
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Susan S, Manager at Whale View Manor, responded to this review, July 15, 2013
Thank you for taking the time to review our property.
We were delighted to have you stay with us, and look forward to welcoming you back.
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 5, 2013

On 14 April, 2012, my husband and 40 of our friends and family shared our 50th birthday celebration which we combined with a vow renewal.Some of our friends stayed over at the guest house as well. Not only was the venue absolutely magical, but our 3 course meal was flawless! One of our guests commented that she and her husband had been so well looked after, waited on hand and foot. I would certainly have to agree! I did not have to ask for a thing as Dominique seemed to anticipate every single need. I am so glad I chose this venue for an occasion that was unforgettable not only for my husband and myself, but for our beloved guests as well.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with friends
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Susan S, Manager at Whale View Manor, responded to this review, July 15, 2013
Thank you for allowing us to share in your special day.
We thoroughly enjoyed spoiling you, and we look forward to seeing you again.
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 18, 2013

Wake up to the sunrise out your bedroom window, with beautiful uniquely decorated rooms and a view to die for, facing a gorgeous beach and 15 minutes walk from a penguin beach. Lovely gentleman who will help you make your stay as amazing and beautiful as possible. Situated in one of the most beautiful towns, Simons Town. Whale view manor doesnt fail to deliver an unforgettable stay. Would strongly recommend visiting Whale View Manor to everyone for every occasion.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with friends
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 26, 2013

Small and very quiet but grand in its own way, this beautiful guest house is outside Simonstown and within 15-20 minutes' walk from the penguins at Boulders Beach. It is just across the road from the sea front, but high up with uninterrupted views of the beach and the surf. Rooms very clean and well equipped. The Sea View rooms are magical because of their balcony and view - but Garden View rooms perfectly pleasant too. Friendly and obliging staff James and Jim produce a wonderful breakfast, most beautifully presented with bougainvillea flowers from the garden decorating your muesli! The dinner menu looks delicious but book in advance to eat in. As it's out of town, dining options within walking distance are limited, but it's a short drive into Simonstown for more choice and lower-budget options.

Room Tip: Sea View rooms are definitely worth the supplement.
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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
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Additional Information about Whale View Manor

Property: Whale View Manor
Address: 402 Main Road | Murdoch Valley, 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 Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 6 Hotels in Simon's Town
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — Whale View Manor 4*
Number of rooms: 10
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Whale View Manor… distinctive and sumptuous…. a jewel of a guest house located in historic Simon’s Town and close to Boulders Beach that is world famous for the African Penguins. Whale View Manor is situated directly opposite a picturesque and secluded beach. The uninterrupted, breath-taking views, at the southern-most tip of Africa enhance the unique experience of this accommodation. This gem also has a backdrop of majestic mountain vistas. As you step into the eclectic reception area, you are treated to an extravaganza of the senses. Extraordinary artifacts and collectibles greet and welcome you. Susan Smyth, the owner, travels extensively and her keen eye selects remarkable objet d'art that she lovingly brings home to Whale View Manor. Visual delights are further accentuated by subtle fragrances wafting through the reception, by bougainvillea petals floating inside from the charming courtyard and by the gleaming smiles of the dedicated staff. Exemplary service defines Whale View Manor. The team will go to any lengths to create a memorable, magical experience for their valued guests – from set ting up a breakfast table on the beach to arranging a tantalizing high-tea in the garden. Flexibility and creativity allow for the team to cater to your dreams. Accommodation:Six of the rooms have spectacular views of the Atlantic Ocean, while four have beautiful garden and mountain views. All the rooms have newly appointed en suite bathrooms and satellite television. Breakfast & Dining: Breakfast is served in the restaurant overlooking the ocean. Scrumptious freshly prepared meals are served with the aroma of freshly ground coffee filling the air. Our restaurant is open for lunch and dinner - booking essential. The meals are quite delectable. ... more   less 
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