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15 Penguin Drive Glen Marine, Simonstown, Simon's Town 7975 South Africa
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  • All linens sanitised in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for guests in public areas
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Hand sanitiser available to guests & staff
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
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Updated 22/03/25 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Updated 22/03/25 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

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#28 of 37 B&Bs / Inns in Simon's Town
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15 on Penguin Guest House is set at the foot of the Glen Marine Mountain in Simon's Town. It features picturesque views of Simon's Town Bay and False Bay. Each uniquely decorated room comes equipped with a TV and tea-and-coffee-making facilities. The en suite bathrooms includes a shower (the honeymoon suite and family room have jacuzzi baths as well) and free toiletries are available for guests to use. Breakfast is included. Guests can make use of the barbecue facilities at 15 on Penguin. A number of restaurants serving a range of cuisines can be found within 5 km from the Guest House. Free Wi-Fi and private parking is available on site. The Cape Town International Airport is a 50-minute drive from the property and Cape Point is a 20-minute drive away. There are various swimming beaches (Glencairn, Boulder's Beach, Fish Hoek, St. James., etc) within walking or a short driving distance from the guest house. The new Harbour Bay mall is within walking distance from the guest house. Food/liquor stores, Clicks, a restaurant, coffee shops, a beauty boutique, etc. are accessible. Activities and sightseeing attractions are within 5 minutes to 1 hours drive from the guest house. Assistance with information/bookings is available during office hours at the guest house.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Hot bath
Free breakfast
Beach
Diving
Babysitting
Children's television networks
Parking
Wifi
Complimentary Instant Coffee
Complimentary tea
Special diet menus
Snorkelling
Fishing
Airport transportation
Shuttle bus service
Conference facilities
BBQ facilities
Baggage storage
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor furniture
Shared lounge / TV area
Shops
First aid kit
24-hour front desk
Private check-in / check-out
Laundry service
Washing machine
Ironing service
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Room features
Housekeeping
Seating area
Separate dining area
Separate living room
Microwave
Refrigerator
Flatscreen TV
Walk-in shower
Wardrobe / wardrobe
Bottled water
Clothes rack
Private bathrooms
Tile / marble floor
Electric kettle
Bath / shower
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Mountain view
Ocean view
Landmark view
Bridal suite
Non-smoking rooms
Suites
Family rooms
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Charming
Languages Spoken
English, Afrikaans
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Sean wrote a review Dec 2021
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Unfortunately the place has gone down since the new owners have taken over. They are still riding high on what others have worked hard for and now the place is going to ruin. The place is like a morgue. No one staying there. All rooms are empty. The woman that's in charge is sour and unfriendly. Dirty and they have bed bugs. We lasted a day and we ran away. I'll never go back there.
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Date of stay: November 2021Trip type: Travelled on business
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Response from OnPenguin Guesthouse, Owner at 15 on Penguin Guest House
Responded 04 Feb 2022
We sincerely apologise for your experience, and we have taken your feedback very seriously. We officially re-opened on 1 Feb, and the whole guest house (after being semi closed for most of lock down) has been deep cleaned, fumigated and currently undergoing a revamp to get it back to it's original standard. We do hope to see you back!
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Elaine M wrote a review Dec 2021
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Dishonest. Unscrupulous. Avoid. Avoid. Avoid. Bedbug infestation!! Stole my money!! Very friendly until you have paid. Then they don't take your calls or hang up on you and don't respond to messages. Very unpleasant experience. Incredibly unprofessional.
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Date of stay: November 2021Trip type: Travelled solo
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Go62730920593 wrote a review Jan 2019
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Very nice location of the property with Sea view. The hosts we're super cool. Very clean. Breakfast was good. Near to all the sight seeing places. The property has a nice bar. Hosts are very helpful with whatever you need. The rooms are amazing and neat and clean
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Date of stay: December 2018
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Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Venture628514, Public Relations Manager at 15 on Penguin Guest House
Responded 05 Apr 2019
thanking you for your review as our motto is to strive to perfection
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Daniel T wrote a review Jan 2018
Twickenham, United Kingdom404 contributions118 helpful votes
This place was reasonably priced for what you get. It's a short drive outside Simon's town. The room we had had a weird shower and loo built into the cupboards. So they were a bit cramped. Service was very friendly.
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Date of stay: January 2018Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from OnPenguin G, Manager at 15 on Penguin Guest House
Responded 11 Jan 2018
Hi there thank you for your valuable review as it was due for a revamp so when your next visit due everything will be change
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F2563DGandreac wrote a review Sep 2017
Cape Town, South Africa1 contribution
Everything was nice and the room was great. Comfortable nice bed to sleep on. The breakfast was also nice. We were received with a smile. Only thing i can say is maybe check if the tv channels are working because we couldnt watch tv and it was to late to ask the staff or owners.
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Date of stay: September 2017
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Response from OnPenguin G, Owner at 15 on Penguin Guest House
Responded 29 Nov 2017
Hi Gandreac So sorry that we could not help but the is really not that bad to operate. But we apologize Much thanks for the review Elizabeth
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Elizabeth M wrote a review Apr 2017
Toronto, Canada2 contributions7 helpful votes
Exactly how I would like to be treated @ home! family oriented, hosts Elizabeth& Arnold are " Family" to spend time with away from your own Home . Going back most defenitely!!!!!!Loved every moment, Good food ,Fresh air & nearby Bolders beach, Millers Point! Perfect Getaway!!! Thankyou Liz& Arnold.
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Date of stay: December 2016
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Room Tip: Seen all the rooms& loved them all!
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Response from OnPenguin G, Owner at 15 on Penguin Guest House
Responded 29 Nov 2017
Hi Elizabeth M thanks for your review Regards Elizabeth
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ramonak610 wrote a review Apr 2017
Johannesburg, South Africa4 contributions13 helpful votes
We found the owners to be very friendly and helpful. Room was beautiful and we had a great view of Simon's Town . The breakfast was good as well. The family droom we stayed in was so spacious. Perfect for a family with smaller kids.
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Date of stay: April 2017
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Trip type: Travelled with family
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Response from OnPenguin G, Owner at 15 on Penguin Guest House
Responded 29 Nov 2017
Hi Ramonak 610 really appreciate your review . Regards Elizabeth
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Hein M wrote a review Mar 2017
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15 On Penguin Guesthouse? A great home away from home! The wife, our 2 children [aged 23 and 17] and I had reserved a spacious family room for 2 days. Wonderful accommodations: spacious, comfortable, well-equipped with the necessary mod-cons. Apart from the TV with satellite channels, we plugged in our HDMI laptop and were able to watch our favourite series on the large flatscreen tv. Our hosts, the Smiths, were charming and chatty, and made us feel at home immediately. Breakfasts were expansive and delicious, ranging from fruit juice, coffee/tea, cereals, bacon, eggs and toast, pancakes, etc. Really delicious. We'd also booked during a quiet long-weekend when we seemed to be the only folks on our room's level, so this made for super-quiet surroundings. The beds were awesome - large, firm mattresses [the way we like them]; the shower was pleasantly strong and hot. The staff -- attentive but unobtrusive. All in all, totally our money's worth. Highly recommended; we'll be back!
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Date of stay: March 2017
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Response from OnPenguin G, Owner at 15 on Penguin Guest House
Responded 29 Nov 2017
Dear Hein. Thank you for giving us a perfect rating and for recommending our guest house to other travelers. Kind Regards Elizabeth
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711wayner wrote a review Jan 2017
Johannesburg, South Africa1 contribution
Had an incredible time at 15 on Penguin Guest House in Simon's Town. We stayed for three nights. Very hospitable, friendly hosts always having time to chat. Great breakfast. Congratulations Elizabeth and Arnold... keep up the good work. We are sure to be back!
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Date of stay: January 2017
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Response from OnPenguin G, Owner at 15 on Penguin Guest House
Responded 29 Nov 2017
Hi 711 Wayner Thank you thank you !!!! Regards Elizabeth
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amigolucy wrote a review Jan 2017
minnesota147 contributions37 helpful votes
We reserved two nights. Counted on advertised $58 a night. Arrived on day 2 due to flight change. Owner charged us just one night but it was still $100 or so. Not quite sure about this. Staff and owner super nice and gracious. Need a car or uber to get there.
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Date of stay: January 2017Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from OnPenguin G, Owner at 15 on Penguin Guest House
Responded 29 Nov 2017
Hi Amigolucy Thank you very much for your review of your recent stay at our guest house. Your feedback is extremely valuable to us. Kind Regards
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US$44 - US$50 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
South AfricaWestern CapeCape TownSimon's Town
NUMBER OF ROOMS
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Frequently Asked Questions about 15 on Penguin Guest House
Which popular attractions are close to 15 on Penguin Guest House?
Nearby attractions include Green Mountain Trail (5.3 km), Boulders Beach Penguin Colony (4.0 km), and Fish Hoek Beach (3.6 km).
What are some of the property amenities at 15 on Penguin Guest House?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and free parking.
Which room amenities are available at 15 on Penguin Guest House?
Top room amenities include a flat screen TV, a refrigerator, and a view of a nearby landmark.
What food & drink options are available at 15 on Penguin Guest House?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, barbeque facilities, and complimentary tea during their stay.
Is parking available at 15 on Penguin Guest House?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to 15 on Penguin Guest House?
Conveniently located restaurants include Whole Earth Cafe, The Lighthouse Cafe, and Lekker Kalk Bay.
Does 15 on Penguin Guest House have an airport shuttle?
Yes, 15 on Penguin Guest House offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Does 15 on Penguin Guest House have airport transportation?
Yes, 15 on Penguin Guest House offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are any cleaning services offered at 15 on Penguin Guest House?
Yes, laundry service and a washing machine are offered to guests.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at 15 on Penguin Guest House?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Afrikaans.
Are there any historical sites close to 15 on Penguin Guest House?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Rhodes Cottage Museum (6.9 km), Noorul Islam Heritage Museum (2.9 km), and Scala Battery (1.2 km).