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The Boat House

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“indoor pool”(8 reviews)
“pool table”(11 reviews)
“lower deck”(6 reviews)
Free Wifi
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4.0 Star Hotel
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Reviewed yesterday

Spent one night in this beautiful place nestled high up overlooking Simon’s Town. View was spectacular, rooms with private balcony, fantastic for a sundowner. Staff were very pleasant and the place is just gorgeous. Would definitely stay for a second night the next time.

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Reviewed 3 days ago

Perfection in really everything....location, view, decoration, facilities in the room, very big and comfy bed, balcony+ details on the balcony, staff, beautiful breakfast-room (view and a lot of family-pictures what makes it very much like being invited in a friends house: you also feel very...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

The friendliness of the staff added to the pleasantness of our stay ! Excellent breakfast was served. The only slightly negative comment is that the decor is a bit dated in that and very themed but tasteful on the other hand.

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Response from summermagic2015, Manager at The Boat HouseResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your feedback. We love hearing back from our guests! Wish you all the best in the next year

Reviewed 26 November 2017

Wonderful B & B. Owners and staff couldn't do enough for us, booked restaurants and gave advice about area. Excellent location, excellent breakfast and carrot cake at teatime! Like a 5 star hotel. Would stay there again. Highly recommended.

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Response from summermagic2015, Manager at The Boat HouseResponded 27 November 2017

What a fantastic review. Thank you so much! We love hearing feedback from our guests and loved having you guys. Come again soon!

Reviewed 23 November 2017

This was one of - if not THE nicest guest house on our 5 weeks-holiday in South Africa. Therese and her staff did everything to make us feel 'home from home'. Our friends had the Captains Cabin and we the Quarter Deck, next to each...More

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Response from summermagic2015, Manager at The Boat HouseResponded 25 November 2017

Thank you so much for your fantastic review. We really loved having you guys here. It is lovely to hear back from our guests and see how they experience the Boathouse. Come back soon!

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Certificate of Excellence
Amenities
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Pool
Free Parking
Bar/Lounge
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Breakfast included
Hotel Amenities
Free Parking
Breakfast included
Room amenities
Microwave
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Pool
Bar/Lounge
Indoor pool
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Price range
US$102 - US$173 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Room types
Non-Smoking Rooms, Family Rooms
Details
Price range
US$102 - US$173 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel class
Room types
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8 July 2017|
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There is parking for about 6 cars by their main entrance on Dolphin Way. It's off-street but not behind a gate (although Dolphin Way is a cul-de-sac so there isn't a lot of foot or road traffic). We walked down to Simonstown... More
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12 June 2016|
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"The upper rooms have e nicer view."
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"Choose the Upper Deck or Captain's Cabin"
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"the rooms on the top floor ( called "deck "like in a ship) have the best view on the ocean and the..."
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