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“Could not ask for better accommodation!”
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The Boat House
Ranked #1 of 31 Simon's Town B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 6 August 2017 via mobile

We stayed at The Boat House for five nights in the Captain's Cabin room. The rooms were absolutely stunning with views of the harbour that are truly amazing, especially in the mornings. The staff were always willing to go above and beyond and gave us maps and wonderful ideas for what to do and what are the best sites to see. Breakfast was delicious everyday and they were even kind enough to make us a packed breakfast on one of the mornings we left early.

I can't believe the service and the luxury you receive for the price. It was truly special.

Highly recommended!

Stayed: May 2017, travelled as a couple
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summermagic2015, Manager at The Boat House, responded to this reviewResponded 8 August 2017

Wow. What a fantastic review. Thank you so much! We really loved having you both here and look forward to seeing you again in the future!

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Robyn

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Reviewed 4 August 2017

This is a great bed and breakfast with some amazing views of Simons Town and the surrounding area. Great service, the rooms are just what you need and easy access to all things in the area. Great staff and extremely helpful. Enjoy your stay.

Room Tip: The rooms all have sea views.
  • Stayed: July 2017, travelled with friends
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summermagic2015, Manager at The Boat House, responded to this reviewResponded 6 August 2017

Thank you for your fantastic review and feedback on A Boathouse. It is always lovely hearing how guests experience their stay with us.

Looking forward to seeing you again in the near future!

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Robyn

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Reviewed 1 July 2017

This is a b&b with a difference, not only because of the fabulous setting, high on the hillside overlooking False Bay and Simon's Town. The owners have taken hospitality to a whole new level with touches you would only expect at a boutique hotel. Their staff are wonderful and clearly have been very well trained - they make you feel very special. We would not hesitate to recommend The Boat House as a base for exploring the region or simply for switching off with a good book on the private balcony watching the activity on the bay.

  • Stayed: June 2017, travelled with family
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summermagic2015, Manager at The Boat House, responded to this reviewResponded 3 July 2017

Hi Duncan

Thank you so much for the amazing review. We really appreciate the feedback and knowing that you enjoyed your stay makes us feel like we must be doing something right.

We look forward to seeing you again!

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Robyn

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Reviewed 11 June 2017

Very good service. Breakfast was great. Well taken care of by staff. The location is excellent. It was a weekend well spent and we will return again. I will definitely recommend it to family and good friends

  • Stayed: June 2017, travelled with family
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summermagic2015, Manager at The Boat House, responded to this reviewResponded 12 June 2017

Thank you for your fantastic review! It is great to get feedback from guests and to hear that they have enjoyed the Boathouse as much as we do.

Looking forward to seeing you again!

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Robyn

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Reviewed 9 June 2017

The Boat House NYE 2016/2017

One of the few places which allowed us to book one evening only during the peak season. :)

We booked the "Chart Deck" room which was neat and cosy. Unfortunately there is no airconditioning in the room.

At A Boat House you will get value for money, be in a great location & receive warm friendly service. Lovely breakfast too! (loved the Caribbean muesli)

Only 1km away from Boulders Beach! There is also a small indoor heated pool.

We will visit again.

  • Stayed: December 2016, travelled as a couple
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summermagic2015, Manager at The Boat House, responded to this reviewResponded 11 June 2017

Thank you so much for your lovely review. We love hearing feedback from our guests.

We look forward to seeing you again in the near future.

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Robyn

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Additional Information about The Boat House

Address: 25 Dolphin Way | Simonskloof, Simon's Town 7975, South Africa
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Region: South Africa > Western Cape > Cape Town > Simon's Town
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 31 B&Bs / Inns in Simon's Town
Price Range: R1 444 - R2 146 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — The Boat House 4*
Number of rooms: 5
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Set in the beautiful Red Hill Mountains, overlooking False Bay, this guest house offers elegantly decorated rooms with balconies and free Wi-Fi. It features an indoor, solar-heated pool and BBQ facilities. ... more   less 
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