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Penguins View Guesthouse

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#8 of 23 guest houses in Simon's Town
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This large, sunny, 3 level home in Simon's Town, has stunning views of False bay, and is an easy 3min walk away from the famous Boulders Beach, Penguin colony and is directly opposite the golf course. It comprises of 4 separate spacious self-catering units, all with separate entrances and wonderful sea views. All guests have access to a garden with an outdoor pool, deck and barbeque facilities.
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Free parking
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Golf course
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imckin637895 wrote a review 21 Feb
South Lanarkshire, United Kingdom1 contribution
Ground floor apartment well appointed, and welcome from owner(s) very helpful. Great location if you are interested in visiting Boulders or Cape Point etc, Kitchen and other rooms have everything one would require ( except washing machine?) and swimming pool clean and handy.
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Date of stay: February 2024
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Thank you! So pleased that you enjoyed your stay with us in Boulders:) Kind regards Heather and John
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sbrown202361 wrote a review 07 Feb
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Well kept, good location. very clean, access slightly difficult due to steep steps. Air conditioning works well and room was prepared for the inevitable load shedding. Parking ok but slightly tight for large suv
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Date of stay: January 2024
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Thanks Stephen. So pleased that you enjoyed your stay with us in Boulders:) Kind regards Heather and John
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rfink305456 wrote a review Dec 2023
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Perfect accomodation close to cape point and the penguins. Very friendly owners.Very close to the penguins (walking distance) and the very nice beach. Accomodation offers everything you need for a stay in that region.
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Date of stay: November 2023
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Responded 03 Dec 2023
Thanks Rafael! So pleased that you enjoyed your stay with us in Boulders. Kind regards Heather and John
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blefak908242 wrote a review Nov 2023
Pretoria, South Africa1 contribution
Everything was above expectation.The host will even send you the loadshedding times, that's shows how she cares about her guests. We didn't worry about safety cos even the area it's self was secured...
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Date of stay: November 2023
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Response from Heather Hurter, Owner at Penguins View Guesthouse
Responded 28 Nov 2023
Thank you Beverly:) So pleased that you and your friends enjoyed your weekend break in our Sea Cottage in Boulders. Hope to see you back again! Kind regards Heather
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lthomp826993 wrote a review Nov 2023
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Perched on the hillside above Boulders Beach, this guesthouse is a gem. The rooms were spacious and included a kitchenette and dining table. The view across False Bay and closer looking down at the penguins on Boulders Beach, make this place a perfect location while visiting the Cape of Good Hope.
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Date of stay: November 2023
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Responded 28 Nov 2023
Thank you Laurie:) So pleased that you, your husband and friends enjoyed your stay with us in Boulders! Kind regards Heather and John
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MrMrsP14 wrote a review Nov 2023
West Sussex, United Kingdom8 contributions3 helpful votes
We stayed in the honeymoon suite for 5 nights at the start of our road trip. The accommodation was excellent, the bed extremely comfortable! It had everything we needed and the views were superb. It's a great location for seeing the penguins and a short walk/drive to Boulders Beach and Simon's Town where there are a variety of great restaurants. Heather was really helpful throughout the whole process and easy to communicate with, giving advice when we booked, meeting us when we arrived and tips on where to go and what to see. Having done a lot of research about SA before we went, we were a little anxious about security. But we didn't ever feel unsafe and found everyone to be very friendly and welcoming. We did follow Heather's advice, and used taxis (or drove ourselves) at night which was not a problem. If you are looking for somewhere to stay in or around Boulders Beach then we would definitely recommend Penguins View. You won't be disappointed.
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Date of stay: October 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Responded 12 Nov 2023
Thank you! So pleased that you enjoyed your stay with us in Boulders, and hope to see you back again. Kind regards Heather
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Toni G wrote a review May 2023
Cape Town Central, South Africa3 contributions
We booked the Honeymoon Studio for our anniversary and it was easily one of our more memorable stays! The unit has everything you could need and MORE! The attention to comfort and detail is undeniable and then the views, the views, the views! Our hosts were hands on from when the booking was made up until we checked out. As frequent travellers, this was an absolute highlight on our list of places visited and leaving was terribly sad for us both. We loved every minute of our stay and can't wait to be back again soon for another visit. We highly recommend booking with Heather, our host, who was an absolute pleasure and made sure our stay was a memorable one.
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Date of stay: April 2023
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Responded 10 May 2023
Thanks so much Toni! Absolute pleasure hosting yourself and your partner for your anniversary:) So pleased that you enjoyed your stay with us in Boulders and really appreciate all your kind words. Hope to see you back soon! Kind regards Heather
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kurt936 wrote a review May 2023
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The whole list of things that the place comes with deserves 5 stars. From the rooms, to the facilities available to the views and even smaller details. Just amazing. Fully equipped for things needed during load shedding as well which is a huge plus.
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Responded 10 May 2023
Thanks so much Kurt! Absolute pleasure hosting yourself and your partner for the weekend:) So pleased that you enjoyed your stay with us in Boulders. Hope to see you back soon! Kind regards Heather
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sam b wrote a review Apr 2023
County Cork, Ireland183 contributions107 helpful votes
We stayed two nights- just on the edge of Simonstown- good quiet location. Good space in our apartment with patio and some good sea views to the side. Car park is not secure. Nice walks and beach are closeby.
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Responded 10 May 2023
Thanks Sam. So pleased that you enjoyed your stay with us in Boulders. We do not have fencing around the carpark, but we do have CCTV, bright lights and patrols by security companies. Simon’s Town is also one of the safer areas in Cape Town. Kind regards Heather
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Tiffany wrote a review Apr 2023
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The apartment was perfectly clean, beautifully furnished and well-equipped. Peaceful and charming in the heart of Simon's Town. The views of the mountainside and ocean were breathtaking! Heather was the perfect host, checking in that we had all we needed and updating us with the necessary information.
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Responded 19 Apr 2023
Thanks Tiffany! So pleased that you enjoyed your stay with us in Boulders. Hope to see you back again. Kind regards Heather and John
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PRICE RANGE
R 1,633 - R 2,978 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
South AfricaWestern CapeCape TownSimon's Town
NUMBER OF ROOMS
4
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Frequently Asked Questions about Penguins View Guesthouse
Which popular attractions are close to Penguins View Guesthouse?
Nearby attractions include Boulders Beach Penguin Colony (0.3 km), Fish Hoek Beach (7.3 km), and Scarborough Beach (7.1 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Penguins View Guesthouse?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a pool, and a lounge.
Which room amenities are available at Penguins View Guesthouse?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, air conditioning, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at Penguins View Guesthouse?
Guests can enjoy a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Penguins View Guesthouse?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Penguins View Guesthouse?
Conveniently located restaurants include Whole Earth Cafe, The Lighthouse Cafe, and Saveur.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Penguins View Guesthouse?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Are there any historical sites close to Penguins View Guesthouse?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Noorul Islam Heritage Museum (1.7 km) and Scala Battery (4.0 km).
Is Penguins View Guesthouse accessible?
Yes, it offers reduced mobility rooms. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.