Simon's Town Quayside Hotel

Simon's Town Quayside Hotel

St George's Street Jubilee Square, Simon's Town 7975 South Africa
The Quayside Hotel seen from the harbour.
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Die Zimmer liegen im 2. Stock über Bertha's Restaurant
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4.5
#1 of 3 hotels in Simon's Town
4.8 of 5 bubbles
Location
4.7 of 5 bubbles
Cleanliness
4.6 of 5 bubbles
Service
4.5 of 5 bubbles
Value
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aha Simon’s Town Quayside Hotel is perfectly positioned on the water’s edge of the Simon’s Town yacht basin, with breath-taking views over False Bay and the majestic Simon’s Kloof Mountains. This nautically styled, 4-star Simon’s Town hotel has a unique location, offering superb views over yachts and naval vessels in the harbour, with which no other hotel in the area can compete. Enjoy a pleasurable experience when you book your accommodation with us at aha Simon’s Town Quayside Hotel.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free breakfast
Boating
Canoeing
Kids stay free
Babysitting
Airport transportation
Car park
Wifi
Coffee shop
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Complimentary Instant Coffee
Complimentary welcome drink
Kids' meals
Outdoor dining area
Diving
Hiking
Mini golf
Snorkelling
Canoeing offsite
Fishing
Walking tours
Board games / puzzles
Children's television networks
Shuttle bus service
Business Centre with Internet Access
24-hour security
Baggage storage
Newspaper
Non-smoking hotel
Shops
First aid kit
24-hour front desk
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Room features
Allergy-free room
Blackout curtains
Air conditioning
Desk
Coffee / tea maker
Cable / satellite TV
Extra long beds
Bath / shower
Housekeeping
Private balcony
Room service
Safe
Telephone
Wardrobe / wardrobe
Bottled water
Clothes rack
Laptop safe
Private bathrooms
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Refrigerator
Electric kettle
Flatscreen TV
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
Room types
Mountain view
Ocean view
Non-smoking rooms
Suites
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HOTEL CLASS
Star ratings are intended to indicate the general level of features, amenities, and services to expect. This property is classified according to TGCSA - Tourism Grading Council of South Africa.
3.0 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Mid-range
Romantic
Languages Spoken
English, Afrikaans, Xhosa

Location

St George's Street Jubilee Square, Simon's Town 7975 South Africa
Getting there
Good for walkers
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Grade: 82 out of 100
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Cape Town Intl Airport
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Stella V wrote a review Feb 2020
Ottawa, Canada11 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We were happy that we paid the premium for the deluxe room as the balcony is big with a table and the view magnificent. The hotel supplies breakfast which you eat at a neighbouring restaurant which in which you choose a cooked item from an extensive menu and also help yourself to fruit, cereal, yoghurt and pastry from the buffet. You can also borrow towels from the front desk and they supply unlimited filtered water in the frig. Also you get a turn-down service at night with a chocolate on your pillow and small cookies on the coffee bar.
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Date of stay: February 2020
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AkinaG11 wrote a review Jan 2020
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We had a very comfortable stay with a beautiful view of the yatch club with the mountains in the distance. Everyone member of staff was extremely pleasant and friendly to us from the wondeful ladies at the reception to the waiters and waitresses at the bottom as well as the cleaning staff. The breakfast was lovely with a good variety of lovely choices which can be made friendly for vegetarians. When ordering room service the chef called up to ask if we were vegan or vegetarian which was a very good consideration to us. All in all a wonderful stay and we look forward to coming through again.
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Date of stay: January 2020
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: Rooms with a balcony are well worth it. They also provide beach towels to guests which you can...
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Response from ShavonneCoetzer123, General Manager at Simon's Town Quayside Hotel
Responded 28 Jan 2020
Dear AkinaG11, Thank you for your five star review following your stay at aha Simon's Town Quayside Hotel. I am delighted to read that we helped make your stay pleasant, but most important, relaxing! Simon's Town is indeed the place to be to just unwind and what a better place to do that than aha Simon's Town Quayside Hotel. Our views across the marina are indeed beautiful, with the morning sunrise adding that little extra something special. I have thanked the Team, as well as the chef, for going the extra mile and we welcome another opportunity to welcome you back to make some more special memories. With kind regards, Shavonne Coetzer General Manager aha Simon's Town Quayside Hotel
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OdellUK wrote a review Dec 2020
UK66 contributions69 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We spent one night but will be back. Excellent value. The bedroom was large, king size extremely comfortable mattress, superb linen, great air con and fridge that were both very quiet, large shower with an option to have the shower head fixed or hand held.
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Date of stay: December 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Bernadette A wrote a review Mar 2020
Cape Town, South Africa590 contributions71 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We had two rooms at this well-located hotel. Each room was spacious with astounding views of the ocean and surrounds, which is what we were looking for.
Restaurants are within walking distance so it was fab to leave the car behind.
The breakfast provided in the restaurant downstairs was so very good and we enjoyed the friendly staff there too.
We stayed during the largest timed cycle race but the hotel provided good information so we felt prepared but not intruded on. Thank you for the kind late check-out given because of the race.
Everything was enjoyable and we would like to stay again.
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Date of stay: March 2020
4.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
4.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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Ksenia G wrote a review Feb 2020
4 contributions6 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
I've stayed at this place only for 2 nights but all the time spent at this location was amazing. The hotel staff was very really great and truly helpful with organizing the late pick-up at the airport (I've actually only arrived at the hotel after midnight), finding the guide for the car tour and many valuable advice on how to organize my short stay in the most efficient way. The hotel itself is located in the center with the breakfast served in the restaurant nearby (just downstairs) with the marine view which truly made my morning special. I didn't have the sea view in my room as I've booked at the last moment however the street was not noisy and didn't nothing disturbed me sleeping. The hotel is located on the walking distance from the Boulders beach and this is really great as I was able to spend as much time as I wanted with penguins and also to swim with them comparing to the tourists who came from Cape Town and had only the limited amount of time. It's also pretty close to the Cape point and Cape of good hope. Will definitely stay in this hotel the next time.
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Date of stay: February 2020
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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Response from ShavonneCoetzer123, General Manager at Simon's Town Quayside Hotel
Responded 18 Feb 2020
Dear Ksenia G, Thank you for your amazing review following your recent stay at aha Simon's Town Quayside Hotel. I am delighted to receive your commendations about the impressive service offered. Please be assured that I will congratulate our TEAM for doing a great job! Most travelers to Cape Town tend to stay in Cape Town city, which as you have mentioned, only allows them limited time to enjoy the attractions in our area. By spending a couple nights in Simon's Town, our guests get to enjoy their experiences without any rush. Thank you again for your top score review and we welcome another opportunity to welcome you back. With kind regards, Shavonne Coetzer General Manager aha Simon's Town Quayside Hotel
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Sheila F wrote a review Feb 2020
Whitstable, United Kingdom52 contributions45 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Good hotel, lots of rooms! This is a modern hotel, right on the quayside (hence the name!). We elected to stay in mountain view rooms as we were there only one night.
Good sized bathrooms with nice showers.
The inclusive breakfast is taken in the Saveur Restaurant overlooking the little harbour (below the rooms), in which we also had dinner the night before (very good it was too). The Continental breakfast was amazing, so many choices and the cooked options were very good.
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Date of stay: February 2020
4.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
4.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Room Tip: parking is next door in a public car park, which has spaces reserved for hotel guests
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Amy-Leigh wrote a review Sept 2022
2 contributions1 helpful vote
5.0 of 5 bubbles
If you are looking for a tranquil getaway with a picturesque view,
your search is over, BOOK IT NOW :D!!!!!

From the moment we walked we had such a warm welcome, it had a sense of "Home" and has a very peaceful atmosphere away from all the hustle and bustle.

The staff were helpful and very friendly.

The room was beautiful and clean, and the bed was soooooo comfy and the view from the room was spectacular.
They went out of their way to make it a special stay as it was my partners birthday and left a special gift in the room which he enjoyed :)

We enjoyed all our meals on our balcony taking full advantage of the Amazing room service (Had a Sirloin Steak for supper which was divine
and delicious full breakfast ( breakfast which is included in the price) with the best Blue Berry muffins i have ever had )

Also the Location is perfect as everything you would need is there (super convenient) with a lot of restaurants close-by and can go for lovely walk to enjoy the dock.

It was very hard to leave, Quayside will definitely be seeing me again, for a LONGER STAY :D
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Date of stay: September 2022
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Room Tip: Sea facing room with Balcony to enjoy the view
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Steph O wrote a review Feb 2023
1 contribution
2.0 of 5 bubbles
On arrival, check-in was timely and swift but I now believe that was due to the power cuts South Africa experiences several times a day.

Room was bigger than expected but on close inspection there was grime in-between the grooves on the desk/dressing table and the vanity unit in the bathroom. I would not normally notice stuff like this but as the internet went off art least 4-5 hours per day, i had to try and find something to do :).

I get there are power cuts across South Africa but there was no prior warning in this hotel, as there was in the previous hotel I'd stayed in and waking up to find I couldn't have a cup of tea one morning was not fun. The power went off on a Sunday morning at 8am. Equally, as in the previous hotel in Johannesburg, the generator kicked in and restored some services such as the WIFI but in the aha Simon's Town Quayside Hotel all services apart from emergency lights remained off.

If aha Simon's Town Quayside Hotel want to continue to appeal to international travellers without access to mobile Data (or without having to fork out a fortune on roaming data, i believe they need to upgrade to a more efficient generator as from what I have read, the power outages are going to increase.
to add insult to injury, on our final day not only was electricity lacking, so was water as we had no water to attend to out personal care for our long journey back to the UK. I was informed someone would come and look at it but this never happened.
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Date of stay: January 2023
3.0 of 5 bubblesValue
2.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
4.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
2.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
3.0 of 5 bubblesService
3.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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Response from Tamaryn du Toit, General Manager at Simon's Town Quayside Hotel
Responded 09 Feb 2023
Good day Steph O, Thank you for taking the time to post a review online following your recent stay with us. I do apologize for the inconvenience you experienced during load shedding- I completely understand your frustrations. We are actively looking into a back up power solution to run some basic services (Wifi) and hope to have it installed as soon as possible. With regards to the water outage, unfortunately there was a burst pipe in the area which resulted in the water being turned off to the lower parts of Simon's Town while they carried out the repairs. We were not informed of this shut off so could not forewarn our guests. a situation beyond our control. We trust that you had a safe trip home and we do hope to have the opportunity to host you again at the hotel should you return to South Africa- I trust that we will have a back up power solution inplace. With Kind Regards
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GlobeTrotting812846 wrote a review Aug 2023
3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
100% in everything. From walking in to departing. View, location, staff, beds, everything 100%. We requested a room that was excisable with a wheelchair, and we got even more. A shower catering for paraplegics, wide open spaces with easy entrance and exit.
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Date of stay: August 2023
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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Mihaela wrote a review Mar 2022
Johannesburg, South Africa39 contributions9 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
The hotel is right by the harbor and a sea-view room gave us stunning views of the harbor and the False Bay. it is close to everything the town has to offer, pretty much everything is walking distance which is a bonus.
The Saveur restaurant shares the same beautiful view of the harbor and the breakfast is different and yummy. I even got spoiled with desert for breakfast - a yummy fruit foundue of wine poached apples and creme anglaise with a crumb. YUM
Thank you for a lovely stay.
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Date of stay: March 2022
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
4.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
4.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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Response from Shavonne Coetzer, General Manager at Simon's Town Quayside Hotel
Responded 08 Mar 2022
Dear Mihaela M, I am delighted to read your stay at aha Simon's Town Quayside Hotel not only met, but exceeded your expectations! I have thanked the team for making your stay with us one you will remember! The dessert you refer to is part of our Continental pastry selection and is indeed really delicious! Thank you for choosing aha Simon's Town Quayside Hotel for your stay and we hope to see you again soon! Best regards, Shavonne Coetzer General Manager aha Simon's Town Quayside Hotel
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Answer from Amanda L
Amanzimtoti, South Africa45 contributions9 helpful votes
Hi the main attractions in Simons town is very close, you can walk through the town , to the restaurants and museums. But to go to Boulders bay or other towns you do need transport We felt save... but remember you still in SA
Andy B asked a question Oct 2018
Mansfield, United Kingdom233 contributions64 helpful votes
Do the balconies have any shade?
Answer from kobiess
Pretoria, South Africa21 contributions6 helpful votes
Unfortunately the ones facing the see no.
Eunice asked a question Jul 2017
Singapore, Singapore65 contributions1 helpful vote
Read that there's limited parking. Where is the nearest carpark if there's no parking at the hotel?
Answer from 144janei
New Forest National Park Hampshire, United Kingdom228 contributions135 helpful votes
It is true there are very few spaces reserved for guests, but there is a large car park beside the hotel for which you have to pay. I don't know how much it costs, because we always tailored our arrival so that we managed to get a guest space.
Shazacar50 asked a question Sept 2016
Plymouth, United Kingdom3 contributions1 helpful vote
What sort of electrical outlets do the rooms have
Answer from colc515
Plymouth, United Kingdom7 contributions7 helpful votes
Yes you need a adapter
Madata69 wrote a tip Sept 2023
Parma, Italy146 contributions104 helpful votes
2.0 of 5 bubbles
"parkind available front hotel"
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Fatima I wrote a tip Jul 2023
Monte Vista, South Africa90 contributions27 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Limited parking, but there's hotel parking, dont park in the paid parking area. "
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Amy-Leigh wrote a tip Sept 2022
2 contributions1 helpful vote
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Sea facing room with Balcony to enjoy the view"
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Uitslaper2016 wrote a tip Sept 2022
Strand, South Africa30 contributions6 helpful votes
3.0 of 5 bubbles
"Earplugs if you want to sleep at night"
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Tara MacG wrote a tip Sept 2022
London, United Kingdom26 contributions2 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"The balcony upgrade is worth the price."
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PRICE RANGE
R 982 - R 1,346 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
simons town quayside hotel
LOCATION
South AfricaWestern CapeCape TownSimon's Town
NUMBER OF ROOMS
29
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Frequently Asked Questions about Simon's Town Quayside Hotel
Which popular attractions are close to Simon's Town Quayside Hotel?
Nearby attractions include South African Naval Museum (0.5 km), Just Nuisance (0.1 km), and Warrior Toy Museum (0.2 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Simon's Town Quayside Hotel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and an on-site restaurant.
Which room amenities are available at Simon's Town Quayside Hotel?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at Simon's Town Quayside Hotel?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and free instant coffee during their stay.
Is parking available at Simon's Town Quayside Hotel?
Yes, free parking, a parking garage, and street parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Simon's Town Quayside Hotel?
Conveniently located restaurants include The Lighthouse Cafe, Saveur, and Salty Sea Dog.
Does Simon's Town Quayside Hotel have airport transportation?
Yes, Simon's Town Quayside Hotel offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Is Simon's Town Quayside Hotel located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.2 km away from the centre of Simon's Town.
Are any cleaning services offered at Simon's Town Quayside Hotel?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Simon's Town Quayside Hotel?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Afrikaans, and Xhosa.
Are there any historical sites close to Simon's Town Quayside Hotel?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Noorul Islam Heritage Museum (0.2 km) and Scala Battery (2.2 km).
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