A Boat House
A Boat House
A Boat House
A Boat House
A Boat House
A Boat House
A Boat House
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9.5

Exceptional
/10
(54 reviews)See what guests said
Highly rated by guests – 100% would recommend
View10
Breakfast7
Housekeeping1
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9.5

Exceptional

Location rating score

Exceptional location - 900 meters to the beach
Parking
FREE
Popular landmarks
Boulders Beach Penguin Colony 1.9 km
Cape Point Nature Reserve 18.0 km
Cape of Good Hope 18.4 km
Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden 23.0 km
Table Mountain 26.7 km
Signal Hill 31.0 km
Lion's Head 31.0 km
Two Oceans Aquarium 32.0 km
Victoria & Alfred Waterfront 32.4 km
Robben Island Museum 44.3 km
Nearby landmarks
Alpha Pharm 260 m
Warrior Toy Museum 330 m
Jubilee Square 360 m
Simon’s Town Boat Company 380 m
South African Naval Museum 400 m
The Artist's Gallery 430 m
Toy Museum & Collectors Shop 480 m
Heritage Museum 490 m
Light 520 m
Simon’s Town 530 m
Boat/cruise
Free Wi-Fi

A Boat House

South Peninsula, Cape Town, South Africa - See map
Hygiene Plus
This property has self-selected and self-certified the following hygiene measures.Learn more
Safety Features
Staff trained in safety protocol
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Preventative Equipment
Hand sanitizer
Free face masks
Health and Medical
First aid kit
  • Airport transfer

  • 900 meters to the beach

  • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

  • Daily housekeeping

  • Balcony/terrace

Your dates are popular among travelersUsers are booking a place in Cape Town every 5 minutes on Agoda.com
Value for money9.7
Distance to city center40.4 Km
Location rating9.5
Nearest airportCape Town International Airport (CPT)
Distance to airport29.5 km

Rooms available at A Boat House

Exceptional
Room comfort & quality
9.8
The Upper Deck - Luxury room with View
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  • Room size: 35 m²/377 ft²
  • Ocean view
  • 1 king bed & 1 king bed
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King Room
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  • Room size: 70 m²/753 ft²
  • Ocean view
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The Cabin - Standard room with View
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  • Room size: 20 m²/215 ft²
  • Ocean view
  • 1 queen bed & 1 queen bed
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Queen Room
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  • Room size: 35 m²/377 ft²
  • Ocean view
  • 1 queen bed & 1 queen bed
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Double Room with Harbor View
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  • Room size: 25 m²/269 ft²
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Luxury Double Room with Sea View
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  • Room size: 23 m²/248 ft²
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Queen Room with Ocean View
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  • Room size: 21 m²/226 ft²
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Chart Deck Room
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  • Room size: 25 m²/269 ft²
  • 1 queen bed
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The Cabin Room
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  • Room size: 17 m²/183 ft²
  • 1 queen bed
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Upper Deck Room
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  • Room size: 23 m²/248 ft²
  • 2 single beds or 1 king bed
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Frequently asked questions

What time is check-in and check-out at A Boat House?

Check-in is from 02:00 PM, and check-out is until 10:30 AM. You may request early check-in or late check-out during booking, subject to availability. Guests checking in or out before or after the designated periods may be charged an additional fee. The cruise offers luggage storage to guests for before check-in and after check-out.

How do I get to A Boat House?

A Boat House is easy to access from the airport. In fact, you can even book your airport transfer in advance for greater peace of mind. Just use the "Let us know what you need" section of the booking page to let the cruise know you want to book a ride, and they will contact you via the Agoda messaging service. A stay at A Boat House also comes with easy access to the neighborhoods around the hotel through the convenient shuttle service offered at the cruise. For those who wish to drive their own cars, A Boat House has a car park that's close to the cruise. Parking is free for guests.

Is breakfast offered at A Boat House?

Start your mornings right, with the continental and buffet breakfast options offered at A Boat House. Adults can enjoy breakfast offered with an additional charge of 75 ZAR if not included in the room rate. You may save on breakfast costs with Agoda by booking a room with breakfast, which is often included for less than buying it at the cruise.

What is the smoking policy at A Boat House?

A Boat House does permit smoking in some areas and is not 100% smoke-free.

What is the closest train, metro, or bus station to A Boat House?

Simon's Town Railway Station is the closest train, metro, or bus station, about 1.0 km away from A Boat House.

What restaurants are nearby A Boat House?

A Boat House is located in South Peninsula, famous for good restaurants such as Bon Appetit, Sweetest Thing and Meeting Place.

What popular shopping places are close to A Boat House?

A Boat House is located in South Peninsula area which features shopping places such as Francoise V Fine Art Photography Gallery, ArtMark Gallery and Noordhoek Farm Village.

What are popular attractions near A Boat House?

A Boat House is located in South Peninsula area, which is famous for attractions such as Silvermine Nature Reserve, South African Naval Museum and The Artist's Gallery.

What popular beaches are close to A Boat House?

A Boat House is located in the South Peninsula area, which includes Boulders Beach Penguin Colony, Fish Hoek Beach and Long Beach.

What popular natural sightseeing spots are close to A Boat House?

A Boat House is located in the South Peninsula area, which is famous for natural sightseeing destinations such as Cape Point Nature Reserve, Cape of Good Hope and North Peak.

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Value for money score
9.7/10
Location score
9.5/10
Service score
9.8/10
Cleanliness score
9.8/10
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Overall rating:

9.5

Exceptional
54 reviews
Cleanliness
9.8
Facilities
9.2
Location
9.5
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What travelers say they love:
The owner was helpful and friendly too.
Suzy from United Kingdom
Couple
More about A Boat House

More about A Boat House

Designed for both business and leisure travel, A Boat House is ideally situated in Simon's Town, one of the city's most popular locales. The excitement of the city center is only 40 kilometers away. With its convenient location, the hotel offers easy access to the city's must-see destinations. At A Boat House, the excellent service and superior facilities make for an unforgettable stay. Guests of the hotel can enjoy on-site features like a family room and car park. The three rooms spread over two floors provide a warm and pleasant home-away-from-home feel and modern comforts such as complimentary Wi-Fi, a refrigerator, work desk, DVD/CD player, and separate dining area. The hotel offers wonderful recreational facilities such as an indoor pool to make your stay truly unforgettable. When you are looking for comfortable and convenient accommodations in Simon's Town, make A Boat House your first choice.

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Amenities and facilities
Exceptional
Facilities

9.2

Most talked about facilities

Breakfast

7 mentions

Swimming Pool

3 mentions

View

3 mentions

Languages spoken

  • English

Internet access

  • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!
  • Wi-Fi in public areas

Things to do, ways to relax

  • Canoeing
  • Dart board
  • Diving
  • Fishing
  • Garden
  • Golf course [on-site]
  • Hiking
  • Horseback riding
  • Snorkeling
  • Swimming pool [indoor]
  • Ticket services
  • Tours

Cleanliness and safety

  • Body thermometer
  • Daily disinfection in all rooms
  • First aid kit
  • Free face masks
  • Hand sanitizer
  • Physical distancing of at least 1 meter
  • Safe dining setup
  • Staff trained in safety protocol
  • Temperature check for guests and staff

Dining, drinking, and snacking

  • Bar
  • Coffee shop
  • Kitchen
  • Room service

Services and conveniences

  • Daily housekeeping
  • Facilities for disabled guests
  • Fireplace
  • Food delivery
  • Laundry service
  • Library
  • Luggage storage
  • Safety deposit boxes
  • Smoking area

For the kids

  • Babysitting service
  • Family room

Land sports

  • Golf course (within 3 km)

Access

  • Check-in/out [express]
  • Check-in/out [private]
  • Pets allowed

Getting around

  • Airport transfer
  • Car park [free of charge]
  • Car park [nearby]
  • Shuttle service

Sports equipment rental

  • Bicycle rental

Available in all rooms

  • Balcony/terrace
  • Closet
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Complimentary tea
  • Desk
  • Fan
  • Free bottled water
  • Hair dryer
  • Heating
  • In-room safe box
  • Internet access – wireless
  • Ironing facilities
  • Kitchenette
  • Kitchenware
  • Microwave
  • Mini bar
  • Mirror
  • Satellite/cable channels
  • Seating area
  • Shower
  • Toiletries
  • Towels
Food and dining
Breakfast options
  • Continental
  • Full English/Irish
  • Buffet
Location
25 Dolphin Way, South Peninsula, Cape Town, South Africa, 7995
Exceptional
Location

9.5

Public transportation

  • Simon's Town Railway Station
    1.0 km
  • Glencairn
    3.5 km

Airports

  • Cape Town International Airport (CPT)
    29.5 km

Hospital or clinic

  • Alpha Pharm
    260 m

Cash withdrawal

  • ATM
    250 m
What's nearby

Popular landmarks

  • Boulders Beach Penguin Colony
    1.9 km
  • Cape Point Nature Reserve
    18.0 km
  • Cape of Good Hope
    18.4 km
  • Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden
    23.0 km
  • Table Mountain
    26.7 km
  • Signal Hill
    31.0 km
  • Lion's Head
    31.0 km
  • Two Oceans Aquarium
    32.0 km
  • Victoria & Alfred Waterfront
    32.4 km
  • Robben Island Museum
    44.3 km

Nearby landmarks

  • Alpha Pharm
    260 m
  • Warrior Toy Museum
    330 m
  • Jubilee Square
    360 m
  • Simon’s Town Boat Company
    380 m
  • South African Naval Museum
    400 m
  • The Artist's Gallery
    430 m
  • Toy Museum & Collectors Shop
    480 m
  • Heritage Museum
    490 m
  • Light
    520 m
  • Simon’s Town
    530 m
Distances shown are straight-line distances on the map. Actual travel distances may vary.
Property policies
Children and extra beds

Extra beds are dependent on the room you choose. Please check the individual room capacity for more details.

All children are welcome.

Infant 0-1 year(s)
Stay for free if using existing bedding.
Baby cot/crib may be requested directly from the property.
Children 2-8 year(s)
Stay for free if using existing bedding.
If you need an extra bed, it will incur an additional charge.
Guests 9 years and older are considered as adults
Must use an extra bed which will incur an additional charge.
Others
  • When booking more than 5 rooms, different policies and additional supplements may apply.
Some helpful facts

Check-in/Check-out

  • Check-in from14:00
  • Check-out until10:30

Getting around

  • Distance from city center40.4 Km
  • Travel time to airport (minutes)51

Extras

  • Breakfast charge (unless included in room price)75 ZAR
  • Daily Internet/Wi-Fi fee00 ZAR

The property

  • Non-smoking rooms/floorsYes
  • Number of floors2
  • Number of rooms 3
  • Room voltage220
  • Year property opened1995
  • Most recent renovation2012

Parking

  • Daily parking fee00 ZAR

Reviews of A Boat House from real guests

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9.5
/
10
Exceptional
Cleanliness9.8
Facilities9.2
Location9.5
Room comfort and quality9.8
Service9.8
Value for money9.7
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9+ Exceptional (38)
8-9 Excellent (2)
7-8 Very Good (0)
6-7 Good (0)
<6 Below Expectation (0)
Time of the year
Mar - May (10)
Jun - Aug (17)
Sep - Nov (8)
Dec - Feb (5)
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10.0
Exceptional
Andrew from South Africa
Couple
The Cabin - Standard room with View
Stayed 2 nights in February 2021

A Boat House - Simons Town”

An amazing little gem tucked away in the Simons Town area. Very quaint, clean and views that will male your heart skip a beat. The owners Therese and Ludwig - are incredible and so friendly. It is a home away from home, and the personal touch of Therese is wonderful. She went out of her way for us and will be eternally grateful. Did I mention the gardens - exquisite and delicate, with a lot of care and effort. Yes I highly recommend A Boat House - you will never want to leave. Thank you Therese and Ludwig for making our stay so warm. See you soon.

Reviewed February 13, 2021

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10.0
Exceptional
vinodhini from Australia
Solo traveler
The Upper Deck - Luxury room with View
Stayed 2 nights in October 2014

A sad farwell”

View, room & facilities, staff

The room was truly beautiful with a lot of attention to detail. This was something I noticed throughout Africa. Staff were extremely helpful with the owner even coming down to meet me and have me follow her to the boat house. The only drawback is that it is hard to find as I did not have GPS, but other than that absolutely perfect. After 3 weeks of full breakfasts while I was travelling I simply wanted something fresh and light, cut papaya was happily provided to me both mornings. The view was absolutely stunning and a lovely way to end my trip in Africa

Reviewed November 03, 2014

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10.0
Exceptional
JEANETTE from Canada
Couple
The Cabin - Standard room with View
Stayed 1 night in April 2014

Great resort, not easy to find but host was great”

room, host and view from room

Our stay was short but sweet at A Boat House. The host was fantastic, we arrived late and he was prepared for us, showed us around and was very accommodating for our very early departure by getting us breakfast beforehand. I would recommend this place, the views from our room was beautiful., you have the view of the city and the stars are amazing!

Reviewed April 27, 2014

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10.0
Exceptional
yu from Taiwan
Couple
Stayed 1 night in January 2014

Best Stay! Warm Host and Friendly Staff ”

Warm hospitality, Great Breakfast, Nice Room

We arrive very late at night. The host welcome us warmly and the Boat House relaxed us a lot. The room is sweet with great view in morning. Beautifully decorated house in every detail! Great breakfast and swimming pool! Attentive and helpful staff. Best stay of our trip! Definitely will return!

Reviewed February 14, 2014

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10.0
Exceptional
Ian from Canada
Family with teens
The Upper Deck - Luxury room with View
Stayed 1 night in July 2013

very pleasant and attentive ”

views, pleasant room and access to spectacular nature

Our experience at A Boat House was nothing but positive and if we were to return to South AFrica, we'd plan to come back. Only regret was we did not have more time to enjoy the B&B

Reviewed July 26, 2013

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10.0
Exceptional
SIEW from Malaysia
Couple
The Cabin - Standard room with View
Stayed 1 night in August 2014

absolutely fantastic stay at the boat house. ”

great hosts. great location with sea view. very clean.

It was amazingly awesome. The boat house is incredibly designed with a great view from our rooms. It was ....perfection! !! Will definitely go back again if I land myself in simon's town again.

Reviewed September 03, 2014

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10.0
Exceptional
Robert from United Kingdom
Couple
The Upper Deck - Luxury room with View
Stayed 3 nights in November 2013

Just a great place to stay - Geraldine is a star!”

View, breakfast and stff

Difficult to fault. Comfortable room, terrific view and friendly owners/staff. Staying at A Boat House was best accommodation of whole trip

Reviewed December 09, 2013

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9.0
Exceptional
Rebecca from United Kingdom
Couple
The Cabin - Standard room with View
Stayed 2 nights in November 2014

Fantastic nautical stay! ”

The friendliness an helpfulness of the staff, the fantastic attention to detail throughout the hotel And the homely feel (lots of the owners family photos around)

We had a great stay and would recommend a boat house to others

Reviewed December 04, 2014

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10.0
Exceptional
Wesley from Singapore
Couple
The Cabin - Standard room with View
Stayed 1 night in June 2017

Much more beautiful that imagined”

It's a truly magical and beautiful stay. Trust me when I say that it's 10 tens better then the pictures do it justice. Do stay here if you're visiting Simon's town. Highly recommended.

Reviewed July 03, 2017

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10.0
Exceptional
SIEW from Malaysia
Couple
The Upper Deck - Luxury room with View
Stayed 1 night in August 2014

amazingly fabulous and memorable”

great hosts. good location. incredibly designed.

Fabulously...amazingly...incredibly memorable . Will definitely return if I have a chance . Highly recommended to all who are looking for accommodation in simon's town.

Reviewed September 03, 2014

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9.7
Exceptional
Zachary from Singapore
Group
Stayed 1 night in September 2013

perfectly-friendly and kind host. wonderful stay”

friendly host, extreme attention to detail, beautiful view

the host was extremely kind to us and always had our comfort in mind. there is a wonderful sunrise view on the porch. there is a swimming pool and pool table. breakfast was wondering and every aspect of the rooms and dining area is decorated with such careful thought. amazingly simple but nice place. heaters were in short supply but overall, still an amazing stay.

Reviewed October 05, 2013

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10.0
Exceptional
Zachary from Singapore
Group
The Cabin - Standard room with View
Stayed 1 night in September 2013

perfectly-friendly and kind host. wonderful stay”

friendly host, extreme attention to detail, beautiful view

the host was extremely kind to us and always had our comfort in mind. there is a wonderful sunrise view on the porch. there is a swimming pool and pool table. breakfast was wondering and every aspect of the rooms and dining area is decorated with such careful thought. amazingly simple but nice place. heaters were in short supply but overall, still an amazing stay.

Reviewed October 05, 2013

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10.0
Exceptional
Man from Hong Kong SAR, China
Couple
The Cabin - Standard room with View
Stayed 1 night in August 2015

Highly recommended”

Staff, location, decoration

The room is very pretty and comfy. The view is spectacular. The staff is very friendly and helpful. We had a shark diving the next day 6AM and they made a breakfast the night before for us.

Reviewed August 31, 2015

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10.0
Exceptional
YUJEONG from South Korea
Couple
The Upper Deck - Luxury room with View
Stayed 3 nights in January 2018

the best hotel ever! ”

it was 1st hotel in our honeymoon. everything was so good 😊 upper deck room was totally satisfied with mood and nice views. very clean and breakfast was good. strongly recommend!!

Reviewed January 06, 2018

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10.0
Exceptional
Hwee from Singapore
Couple
Stayed 1 night in May 2015

Wonderful!”

Room, Breakfast, View

Nice and cosy house, wonderful service and great view!

Reviewed June 01, 2015

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10.0
Exceptional
Suzy from United Kingdom
Couple
Stayed 1 night in November 2018

Stunning”

Can’t fault this place, the attention to detail was fantastic, the staff were warm and friendly, the views were amazing, fantastic service and breakfast and excellent facilities. The owner was helpful and friendly too. Would stay again in a heartbeat.

Reviewed November 18, 2018

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10.0
Exceptional
Naas from South Africa
Business traveler
The Upper Deck - Luxury room with View
Stayed 1 night in June 2014

One of my best stays ever, home away from home”

Beautiful decor, personalised service, spectacular views

Outstanding guest house. Highly recommended.

Reviewed June 08, 2014

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10.0
Exceptional
diana from Singapore
Couple
The Cabin - Standard room with View
Stayed 1 night in May 2017

Do not look anywhere else”

We messed up our reservation but the kind staff still got us through. Breakfast was absolutely fantastic, with a great view to match! Must visit!

Reviewed December 11, 2017

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10.0
Exceptional
Deidre from South Africa
Couple
The Upper Deck - Luxury room with View
Stayed 1 night in July 2020

Gem nestled in Simon's Town overlooking the harbour”

Perfect getaway in the middle of a pandemic with a lovely change of scenary

Reviewed July 20, 2020

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10.0
Exceptional
Ute from South Africa
Family with teens
The Upper Deck - Luxury room with View
Stayed 3 nights in January 2014

clean, beautiful and great location. ”

Breakfast, rooms and extra facilities

Absolutely wonderful. Shall definitely go back.Owners very friendly and helpful.

Reviewed January 08, 2014

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