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Grosvenor Guest House

37 Forest Hill Road, Simon's Town 7975 South Africa
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What you can expect during your stay
  • 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
  • Stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
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Updated 20/08/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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Updated 20/08/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.


#10 of 37 B&Bs / Inns in Simon's Town
Travellers' Choice
Nestled in the picturesque village of Simon’s Town up against the mountain slopes lies the highly reviewed 4-star Grosvenor Guest House. As an owner run establishment, we offer personalized and attentive service in individually decorated and comfortable bed & breakfast or self-catering accommodation. Our guest house is conveniently positioned with a winding pathway to the centre of town, where one can experience this historic and captivating destination. Located on the shores of False Bay and en-route to the well-known Cape Point, Simon’s Town is the oldest town in South Africa and a delight to explore for the local or international tourist. Guests can relax and relish in stunning sea views from your window or private balcony. Each of our rooms and self-catering units can be set as a twin or double and have been individually decorated and furnished with attention to the small details that really make your stay a unique experience. The Grosvenor facilities and services include an outdoor swimming pool for guests to enjoy a leisurely swim after a day of activities, a braai area, airport transfers on request, laundry service on request, and a lounge/entertainment area leading onto the patio overlooking False Bay. Guests can enjoy a sundowner from the honesty bar in the dining room or on the patio overlooking the beautiful view. Complimentary Wi-Fi is provided throughout and delicious homestyle breakfasts are served on our deck overlooking False Bay. We can also host intimate events and luncheons on request. We look forward to hosting you at The Grosvenor and strive to ensure your stay is a memorable one.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Breakfast available
BBQ facilities
Non-smoking hotel
Pool / beach towels
Pool with view
Outdoor pool
Private pool
Saltwater pool
Shallow end in pool
Fence around pool
Complimentary instant cofffee
Complimentary tea
Complimentary welcome drink
Outdoor dining area
Special diet menus
Wine / champagne
Canoeing offsite
Walking tours
Outdoor furniture
Shared lounge / TV area
Sun deck
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun terrace
Sun umbrellas
First aid kit
Private check-in / check-out
Laundry service
Ironing service
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Room features
Blackout curtains
Private balcony
Coffee / tea maker
Cable / satellite TV
Bath / shower
Seating area
Wardrobe / wardrobe
Bottled water
Clothes rack
Private bathrooms
Electric kettle
Flatscreen TV
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Room types
Mountain view
Ocean view
City view
Landmark view
Pool view
Non-smoking rooms
Good to know
Harbour View
Languages Spoken
English, Afrikaans, Xhosa
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RebeccaHarvie wrote a review Oct 2021
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Such a wonderful weekend at Grosvenor Guesthouse in Simon's Town. Comfortable rooms with everything you need. Breakfast was generous and delicious. Amazing hospitality. The guesthouse is a short walk to the beach, a fun local pub and restaurants. We did a drive to Cape Point and up Redhill, wonderful views and experience. There are so many activities in the area, we will definitely be back soon.
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Date of stay: October 2021
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jeanettemountney60 wrote a review Sep 2021
Durbanville, South Africa1 contribution
Beautiful view of Simons Town and False Bay our bedroom. Beautifully decorated and incredible service. Staff very friendly and accommodating. Breakfast was excellent. A huge variety served each morning. Lovely vibe we will definitely be back.
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Date of stay: August 2021
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TrevorGraham wrote a review Aug 2021
Ballito, South Africa32 contributions6 helpful votes
Great venue with attentive hosts. Lovely views of Simonstown harbor, great walk down to the Boulders Beach to see the penguins and where the "My Octopus Teacher" was filmed. Sue and Jonathan were amazing hosts and the gourmet breakfast was really top notch.
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Date of stay: August 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Jack K wrote a review Aug 2021
Swanley, United Kingdom22 contributions3 helpful votes
what can i say the room was dirty and the smell of damp and smoke was prevallent no view in room back on to car park allso room very hot only saw owner once the housekeeper was lovey the room wood not have been cleaned if we had not bump into her
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Date of stay: August 2021
Room Tip: find a different hotel
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Kathy wrote a review Aug 2021
Cape Town Central, South Africa4 contributions3 helpful votes
We stayed at The Grosvenor Guest House with family for the weekend. Had a magical time. Went paddling during the day, had a glorious lunch at the Lighthouse Cafe then back to The Grosvenor for a relaxing evening in front of a roaring fire. Rooms are luxurious & welcoming & after a good nights sleep we enjoyed breakfast on the patio overlooking the harbour. Everything you need for a good rest away from home. Close enough to get to after work in Cape Town yet far enough away to feel like you've had a worthwhile break. Highly recommend.
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Date of stay: August 2021Trip type: Travelled with family
Response from Debbie Smuts, Owner at Grosvenor Guest House
Responded 10 Aug 2021
Thank you for your review. The team at the Grosvenor are so pleased you have a great birthday stay. How amazing is the kayaking - its one of our favourite activities in Simon's town. Now you'll have to come back and experience the Water Bike activity! Thank you for your support and we hope to welcome you back soon.
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US$46 - US$113 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
South AfricaWestern CapeCape TownSimon's Town
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Frequently Asked Questions about Grosvenor Guest House
Which popular attractions are close to Grosvenor Guest House?
Nearby attractions include Boulders Beach Penguin Colony (1.1 km), South African Naval Museum (1.1 km), and Foxy Beach (0.8 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Grosvenor Guest House?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a pool, and free parking.
Which room amenities are available at Grosvenor Guest House?
Top room amenities include a flat screen TV, a refrigerator, and blackout curtains.
What food & drink options are available at Grosvenor Guest House?
Guests can enjoy breakfast, barbeque facilities, and complimentary tea during their stay.
Is parking available at Grosvenor Guest House?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Grosvenor Guest House?
Conveniently located restaurants include The Lighthouse Cafe, Saveur, and The Sweetest Thing.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Grosvenor Guest House?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Is Grosvenor Guest 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 Grosvenor Guest House?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Afrikaans, and Xhosa.
Are there any historical sites close to Grosvenor Guest House?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Scala Battery (2.8 km) and Noorul Islam Heritage Museum (0.4 km).
Does Grosvenor Guest House have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the harbour view available here.