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A Boat House

25 Dolphin Way Simonskloof, Simon's Town 7975 South Africa
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#2 of 23 guest houses in Simon's Town
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Set in the beautiful Red Hill Mountains, overlooking False Bay, this guest house offers elegantly decorated rooms and open spaces. All rooms have lovely balconies with sea views. Free Wi-Fi available in all rooms. We are situated up on the mountainside away from the bustle of town, but still only a short 5 minute walk away. A delicious breakfast with a lovely view of the bay is included in the nightly rate. We have an indoor, heated swimming pool and BBQ facilities.
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Free parking
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English, Afrikaans
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IBlair wrote a review 14 Feb
Montreal, Quebec47 contributions21 helpful votes
We stayed in Simons Town for three nights, and were lucky enough to stay at A Boathouse. What to say – fabulous views, bright and well furnished rooms, a delightful hostess and easy access to all that Simons Town has to offer. The breakfast is very nice, as are the persons serving. Simons Town is clean, safe, pretty and a great place to stay on the Peninsula. Five stars. Excellent work, Carmen!!
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Date of stay: February 2024
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Hanne S wrote a review 06 Feb
Copenhagen, Denmark10 contributions1 helpful vote
This guest house exceeded our expectations, the view of teh bay is simply fabulous, the rooms are so clean and so beautifully decorated with a personal touch like fresh lavender placed everywhere. Carmen, the owner, gave us an upgrade which we appreciated so much. The breakfast was freshly prepared to order and was delicious. Carmen and her team really made our stay so memorable, that we do hope to come back one day. Wish the stay had been longer.
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Date of stay: January 2024
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stolk627321 wrote a review 03 Feb
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We loved our stay at the Boat House. Carmen is a great host and the staff is wonderful. We had the very spacious penguin room with everything you need and a beautiful sea view from the balcony. Breakfast was amazing!
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Date of stay: January 2024
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bcaris433595 wrote a review Jan 2024
Dubai, United Arab Emirates1 contribution
We had the best time! The house was perfect and the little town is so pretty that you fall in love. The highlight is the attention to details and the unbelievable breakfast! The best we had in the whole vacation across South Africa!
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nali798794 wrote a review Jan 2024
Riyadh, Saudi Arabia1 contribution
A Boat House, is an absolute gem! We had the most wonderful time there, Amanda & Walter were the perfect hosts, they along with Carlos & Trust really looked after us well - thank you! From beautiful decor to amazing views to delicious breakfast, the list can go on and on! Simon's Town is an excellent location to explore the beaches and all the touristy spots and Boat House is simply the best!
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Nadeen wrote a review Dec 2023
Durban, South Africa12 contributions1 helpful vote
Rooms were spotlessly clean. Amanda and Walter were warm and friendly hosts. The view is absolutely beautiful. The house is beautifully furnished and love the concept and design of a boat house which makes you feel like you’re onboard a boat. They have indoor pool and pool table. Breakfast was delicious and there were variety of options.
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Date of stay: December 2023Trip type: Travelled with family
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mscheu643305 wrote a review Dec 2023
Innsbruck, Austria1 contribution
We loved the Boat House! It truly was the highlight of our trip and we will definitely come back. From the warmth welcome from the hosts, to the rooms, the amazing view and the delicious breakfast — everything was just perfect! ⚓️
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Ambassador108509 wrote a review Nov 2023
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We loved our stay at A Boat House. We wish we could have stayed longer. Walter and his wife made us feel special, like we were the only ones there. The view of the ocean was great and breakfast was fantastic. We would recommend anyone to stay there. The only recommendation we would have is that having just a curtain separating the toilet from the rest of the room was not private enough, even though we were married., so somehow enclosing this a little better would be helpful.
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Date of stay: October 2023
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Companion136901 wrote a review Oct 2023
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The Boat House accommodation is absolutely stunning with the most unbelievable views over Simonstown harbour. Our room was spotlessly clean which is very important to me. We will definitely return.
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Date of stay: September 2023
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Peter N wrote a review Sept 2023
Milwaukee, Wisconsin3 contributions
My wife and I stayed at the Boat House in September. Carmen and her staff made us feel so welcomed right from the start. All the attention to detail from lavender sprigs here and there to sooth the weary traveler and the amazing made to order breakfast each day. We will recommend to anyone heading to the area. Loved it. Pete and Linda
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Date of stay: September 2023
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Room Tip: A close walk to Boulders Beach (See the African Penquins up close) and many really nice restaurants
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R 2,124 - R 2,664 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Frequently Asked Questions about A Boat House
Which popular attractions are close to A Boat House?
Nearby attractions include South African Naval Museum (0.4 km), Just Nuisance (0.2 km), and Warrior Toy Museum (0.5 km).
What are some of the property amenities at A Boat House?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include an indoor pool, free wifi, and free breakfast.
What food & drink options are available at A Boat House?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, a lounge, and barbeque facilities during their stay.
Is parking available at A Boat House?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to A Boat House?
Conveniently located restaurants include The Lighthouse Cafe, Saveur, and The Sweetest Thing.
Are there opportunities to exercise at A Boat House?
Yes, guests have access to an indoor pool during their stay.
Is A Boat House located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.4 km away from the centre of Simon's Town.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at A Boat House?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Afrikaans.
Are there any historical sites close to A Boat House?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Noorul Islam Heritage Museum (0.5 km) and Scala Battery (2.3 km).
Does A Boat House have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the harbour view available here.