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Residence William French Guest House

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44 Dorries Drive, Simon's Town 7975 South Africa
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Perched on the hill, just above the famous Boulders Beach and its famous penguins colony, Residence William French offers 5 ensuite bedrooms, 4 of them with magnificent views of the ocean and false bay. The host, William, lives on the premises and looks after his guests as if they were friends or family visiting him.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Free breakfast
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Adults only
BBQ facilities
24-hour front desk
Wifi
Pool / beach towels
Infinity pool
Pool with view
Outdoor pool
Breakfast in the room
Special diet menus
Wine / champagne
Baggage storage
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor furniture
Shared kitchen
Shared lounge / TV area
Private check-in / check-out
Ironing service
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Room features
Air conditioning
Housekeeping
Safe
Seating area
Coffee / tea maker
Flatscreen TV
iPod docking station
Bath / shower
Bottled water
Iron
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Ocean view
Bridal suite
Non-smoking rooms
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Languages Spoken
English, French
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Stefan D wrote a review Mar 2022
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I stayed one week with friends at William French Guest House to celebrate my birthday. Memorable experience ! William is an exceptional guest and chef ! So kind, and te food was so delicious :-) Accomodation is classy and chic. The pool and the see view is just amazing! Close to everything but very calm. Just a paradise...
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Date of stay: March 2022
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Soline Lippe de Thoisy wrote a review Mar 2022
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Residence William French is a gem. The house is beautiful, quiet, elegant yet homey. The bedrooms have all the comfort needed, from the bathrooms to the big comfortable beds. From the terrace where William serves a cappuccino or a gin-tonic, the view on False Bay is incredible, changing every hour of the day. Breakfasts are out of this word. Bread, jam, everything is home made by William. And when William cooks for diner - a grilled fish for instance, with a mango sauce.... - a new level is reached. William makes you feel at home immediately. He attends to all needs while he stays very discreet. The house is 5 min walk to the pinguin beach and perfectly situated to explore the Cape of Good Hope peninsula, on car on hike. By far our best guesthouse experience in South Africa!
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Date of stay: March 2022
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sbeemt696716 wrote a review Feb 2022
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What a special place this is. If you sit on the comfortable chair by your room and you look out over the bay, you don't see a house. It seems you are alone in the world. You can see all the movements in the water from your lazy chair. You can't find a better place in False bay. You drive to the Cape of Good Hope in a few minutes and you can walk around there. In the other direction are nice small villages where you can taste the African atmosphere. The room is super luxurious, the house itself even more beautiful. A unique style that feels fantastic. The breakfast couldn't be better, but the best part is the well-stocked fridge where the best wines and nice cold drinks are waiting for you. You just grab it yourself and with it you can relax by the pool. I hesitated to write a review because I actually wanted to keep this magical place to myself. The owner is very nice and helpful, William makes you feel right at home.
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Date of stay: January 2022
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Bev D wrote a review May 2021
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From our arrival until our departure,William hosted us with great personal attention. His exquisitely decorated home on the slopes of the Simon's Town mountain has an uninterrupted view of the False Bay coast. We had a large comfortable room next to the pool and in the morning we could sit out on the balcony and watch the sunrise with William's freshly brewed coffee. Best ever continental breakfast in taste and presentation. We were thrilled to be able to experience William's renowned culinery skills when he prepared a very tasty evening meal for us. We loved our first experience at William French Residence and cannot recommend it highly enough. Thanks for a great weekend William. We will definitely be back.
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Date of stay: April 2021
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SachaJack wrote a review May 2021
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William is an incredible chef and my friend and I loved staying there. We will be back to stay every few months, especially for his delicious food. The view from the main suite is incredible too. I can highly recommend this place.
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Date of stay: April 2021
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Response from William Fabre, Owner at Residence William French Guest House
Responded 14 May 2021
Sacha!! How fabulous to read your review!! Thank you, you were a pleasure to look after and I hope to see you soon!!
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PRICE RANGE
US$110 - US$153 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
South AfricaWestern CapeCape TownSimon's Town
NUMBER OF ROOMS
5
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Frequently Asked Questions about Residence William French Guest House
Which popular attractions are close to Residence William French Guest House?
Nearby attractions include Boulders Beach Penguin Colony (0.9 km), Scarborough Beach (7.4 km), and Fish Hoek Beach (8.0 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Residence William French Guest House?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and a pool.
Which room amenities are available at Residence William French Guest House?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a seating area.
What food & drink options are available at Residence William French Guest House?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast and barbeque facilities during their stay.
Is parking available at Residence William French Guest House?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Residence William French Guest House?
Conveniently located restaurants include Whole Earth Cafe, The Lighthouse Cafe, and Saveur.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Residence William French Guest House?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Are pets allowed at Residence William French Guest House?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Residence William French Guest House?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and French.
Are there any historical sites close to Residence William French Guest House?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Scala Battery (4.6 km) and Noorul Islam Heritage Museum (2.3 km).
Does Residence William French Guest House have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the ocean view available here.