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Surrey
Reviewed 1 week ago

Lovely views from our balcony, fantastic service, breakfast and lovely staff. Beautiful drawing room and breakfast room. Perfect for visiting Cape point and Boulders beach. Plenty of local places to eat.

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Susan S, Manager at Whale View Manor, responded to this review

Thank you for your review, and we look forward to your next visit. We are situated in such a wonderful part of the Cape and always worth a longer stay. From all of us at Whale View Manor, we wish you a wonderful festive season ahead Dominique

Pretoria, South Africa
Reviewed 22 October 2016 via mobile

Stayed here for one one night. The service was great, they was someone to meet me down at the parking and help with my luggage which was great considering all the stairs to my upstairs room. The beach view was really out of this world. The guest house has uninterrupted beach views, and very close to boulders beach and the...

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Susan S, Manager at Whale View Manor, responded to this review

Thank you for visiting our beautiful guesthouse, perhaps next time for a little longer. Wishing you a wonderful festive season and greetings from all at Whale View Manor. Kind Regards Dominique

Sheffield, United Kingdom
Reviewed 20 October 2016

This is a really lovely hotel, beautifully presented and decorated. Or room was very confortable with views overlooking the sea. Loved the lounge area with the 'honesty bar' - a self service section where you select and pour your own drinks from their fridge whilst listing what you had and your room number in a little book. The service was...

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Susan S, Manager at Whale View Manor, responded to this review

We always love reading our guest reviews, and strive to ensure that your stay is most enjoyable. Thank you for taking the time to post your review. Kind Regards Dominique

South Wales
Reviewed 14 October 2016

My husband and I stayed here for 4 nights and we loved it. Pretty good location and a lovely little beach just across the road. When we booked we had the last available room which was very clean, nice big, comfortable bed but given the choice we would have preferred a bigger room at the front as they have the...

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Susan S, Manager at Whale View Manor, responded to this review

Great to have had you stay with us, and look forward to seeing you for your next Birthday. Thank you for posting your review. Kind Regards Dominique

Reviewed 27 September 2016

Stunning huge room and a great spot to base yourself for Cape point, Boulders Bay, Fish Hoek and the rest of the Cape Peninsular. Really comfy bed and lovely breakfast. Maybe we were there slightly out of season, but Simonstown itself is a little quiet on Sunday evenings, making evening meal options limited.

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Susan S, Manager at Whale View Manor, responded to this review

Thank you for your review, and so pleased you enjoyed your stay with us. Simons Town is a hidden gem and perfectly situated as a base to begin your exploration. Hope to welcome you back again. Kind Regards Dominique Tyack Manager

Reviewed 25 September 2016

I booked this on the strength of the TripAdvisor reviews and was not disappointed. The hotel is in a lovely beach facing location and the rooms are comfortable and well appointed. I have always wondered who sits in hotel lounge areas in the past but we did on both nights there. There is an honestly bar, a tv, books and...

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Susan S, Manager at Whale View Manor, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to post your review. We are delighted that you enjoyed your time with us, and look forward to welcoming you back again. I will ensure Michael Buble is no longer on our playlist. Best wishes for a wonderful festive season ahead Kind Regards Dominique

Atlanta, Georgia
Reviewed 16 September 2016 via mobile

The property is located just out of Simon's Town and sits facing False Bay. It's quite cool in August, with a stiff breeze at times, though you'd not notice it in the comfortable rooms. We spent three nights here during our Western Cape tour with Lawson's. It was a great start to the trip. Whale View was a high bar...

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Susan S, Manager at Whale View Manor, responded to this review

Delighted to have had you stay with us, and thank you for posting your review. Still lots of whales in the bay, but its coming to the end of season so they will be on their way shortly. Its wonderful to be able to view them from your room. Hope to have you join us again in the future Kind...

Colombo, Sri Lanka
Reviewed 1 September 2016 via mobile

Wonderful small boutique manor.. Monique the manageress runs a smart outfit .. Well trained stewards .. Pol and efficient.. The beds have heated mattress !!! Nice breakfast .. Close proximity to nice restaurants kindly recommended by Monique.. By the way wildlife at your doorstep .. Watch whales at breakfast .. After breakfast stroll down across the road and be greeted...

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Susan S, Manager at Whale View Manor, responded to this review

Thank you for posting your review, and we are always pleased to hear from our guests. We look forward to welcoming you back for another visit and this time to watch whales at breakfast. Have several just off shore this morning. Best wishes Dominique Tyack (Manager)

Louisville, Kentucky
Reviewed 30 August 2016

A friend and I took advantage of the WVM Winter Weekend Special. It was wonderful. Included were various meals, a spa treatment and the overnight accommodation. First of all, Dominique and Sandy were very easy to work with. They helped arrange many parts of our weekend before we got to the Cape Town area and even arranged pick up from...

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Susan S, Manager at Whale View Manor, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking the time to review Whale View Manor, and delighted to have had you spend the weekend with us. We are situated opposite Fishermans Beach with uninterrupted views of False Bay, so anywhere closer to town would certainly not get you this amazing view we are privileged to experience. Its always great to be able...

Vancouver, Canada
Reviewed 25 July 2016 via mobile

We thoroughly enjoyed a night here as a stop closer to the cape. The view is unbelievable, with no obstruction across all of False Bay. The staff were fantastic, the breakfast was fantastic, and the place was very nicely decorated. There is a lovely lounge on the ground floor with an honour bar and a patio (if you visit outside...

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Susan S, Manager at Whale View Manor, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to post your review, we appreciate all our guests comments. We are delighted that you enjoyed your brief stay with us, and look forward to welcoming you back for a little longer. We have amazing whales in the bay at the moment, so another visit is a must! Kind Regards Dominique Tyack Manager

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  • Beachfront
  • Free Parking
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  • Free Breakfast
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Whale View Manor… distinctive and sumptuous…. a jewel of a guest house located in historic Simon’s Town and close to Boulders Beach that is world famous for the African Penguins. Whale View Manor is situated directly opposite a picturesque and secluded beach. The uninterrupted, breath-taking views, at the southern-most tip of Africa enhance the unique experience of this accommodation. This gem also has a backdrop of majestic mountain vistas. As you step into the eclectic reception area, you are treated to an extravaganza of the senses. Extraordinary artifacts and collectibles greet and welcome you. Susan Smyth, the owner, travels extensively and her keen eye selects remarkable objet d'art that she lovingly brings home to Whale View Manor. Visual delights are further accentuated by subtle fragrances wafting through the reception, by bougainvillea petals floating inside from the charming courtyard and by the gleaming smiles of the dedicated staff. Exemplary service defines Whale View Manor. The team will go to any lengths to create a memorable, magical experience for their valued guests – from set ting up a breakfast table on the beach to arranging a tantalizing high-tea in the garden. Flexibility and creativity allow for the team to cater to your dreams. Accommodation:Six of the rooms have spectacular views of the Atlantic Ocean, while four have beautiful garden and mountain views. All the rooms have newly appointed en suite bathrooms and satellite television. Breakfast & Dining: Breakfast is served in the restaurant overlooking the ocean. Scrumptious freshly prepared meals are served with the aroma of freshly ground coffee filling the air. Our restaurant is open for lunch and dinner - booking essential. The meals are quite delectable. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Whale View Manor

Address: 402 Main Road | Murdoch Valley, Simon's Town 7975, South Africa
Region: South Africa > Western Cape > Cape Town > Simon's Town
Price Range: $160 - $182 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Whale View Manor 4*
Number of rooms: 10
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Whale View Manor Simons Town
Whale View Manor Cape Town, South Africa
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