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Berlin, Germany
Reviewed yesterday NEW

The boat house breathes personality, welcome culture and dedication to details in every single corner. The interior is decorated with style and thoughtfulness and the team is more than friendly. We felt very welcome and at home.

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Boston, Massachusetts
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

A beautiful and clean home away from home. The staff couldn't be nicer or more helpful. Geraldine's warmth and cooking are memorable. Loved lounging on our own veranda and enjoying the views. Perfect place to stay when visiting the penguins.

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Redditch, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago

Initially we found The Boat House was difficult to find, being high up above Simonstown. The road names were visually very poor and we could have done with some initial direction from the owners - otherwise it was a fabulous place

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Humlebaek, Denmark
Reviewed 1 week ago

It was our 4th stay in The Boat House and the reason why we return is the location, the supportive hosts and the gentle staff. The ambience in the parlor and the dining room is cosy and maritim. The view of the ocean is great.

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Cape Town
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The Boat House is a really lovely, intimate guesthouse on the slopes of the mountain above the main road in Simonstown. The location ensures a stunning view over the bay and harbour. It's easy enough to take the steps and paths straight down to the hub of the village, but the route back up will test your fitness! The staff...

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stayed in the Quarter Deck room, which had a magnificent view from the balcony - great for enjoying the complimentary sherry in the evening. Beautiful little details all around - nautical decor, crystal glasses, mirrors, flowers. Breakfast was delicious with a nice variety of continental and hot breakfast. We'd stay there longer in a heartbeat. I'd also recommend a...

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Liberec, Czech Republic
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Very nice and friendly hotel with nice view and excellent service breakfast like in 5* hotel, some drinks snacks as welcome are free swimming pool also very nice even it's inside the Hause fully recommended

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glasgow
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We recently spent 3 nights here - absolutely perfect. Beautiful bedroom with a huge bathroom and our own private balcony with fabulous views. There is a small indoor swimming pool. Breakfast was excellent and all the staff were fantastic, helping to make our stay memorable. There is a path which leads down to the Main Street where all the restaurants...

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Hermanus
Reviewed 20 January 2017

Stayed over for one night only and wished we were staying for at least a week. Beautiful rooms. Awesome view. Everything we could possibly wish for was there. Owners and staff very friendly and welcoming and certainly know how to run a guest house. Geraldine makes an awesome breakfast!! Lovely pool and pool table. Will certainly stay there again when...

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Marlborough, United Kingdom
Reviewed 20 January 2017

A beautiful guest hose in a beautiful location. Great views from the huge windows, and only a short distance from the centre of quirky Simons Town and the fascinating Boulders Beach. Lovely place, great breakfast, very friendly staff. Top class.

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Pool
  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
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 

Additional Information about The Boat House

Address: 25 Dolphin Way | Simonskloof, Simon's Town 7975, South Africa
Region: South Africa > Western Cape > Cape Town > Simon's Town
Price Range: $113 - $194 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — The Boat House 4*
Number of rooms: 5
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“Upstairs rooms are more private”
 of 5 bubbles Alexis_AJB, 29 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Upper floor rooms are better (more sun for longer on the balconies) Don't miss Geraldine's home baking which is available all day 😀”
 of 5 bubbles ayecee, 23 Jan 2017 | Read review
“All roms seem nice”
 of 5 bubbles bj_rnjanm, 21 Nov 2016 | Read review
“best views!!”
 of 5 bubbles , 26 Sep 2016 | Read review
“We were in The Upper Deck, which was great. Didn't see other rooms, so can't comment.”
 of 5 bubbles YGYW, 21 Aug 2016 | Read review
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