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Cape Town, South Africa
Reviewed 24 December 2015 via mobile

My husband surprised me with a little getaway to this lovely hotel for our 1st anniversary. Lovely view from the bedroom and such friendly staff. Great spot! With a beautiful little beach right across the road front the hotel. Great falling asleep to the sound of the waves crashing!

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

Thank you for the review, and look forward to seeing you on your 2nd Anniversary Best wishes from all at Whale View Manor Dominique

Derry, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 December 2015

We stayed here for 2 nights in November and were very impressed with whale view manor.just a couple of miles outside simonstown it was a very impressive place- very good views over false bay,a nice little beach just across the street,close to boulders beach and a good jumping off point for a trip to cape point.the design of the rooms,the...

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

its wonderful for us to receive all these great reviews from happy guests, and so pleased that you enjoyed your time with us. We look forward to welcoming you back to Whale View Manor. Dominique

Park City, Utah
Reviewed 12 November 2015

We stayed for four nights during our honeymoon and had a fantastic stay. The staff went out of their way to accommodate us with every request. Dominique was also helpful in helping us plan our sailing, kayaking and hiking plans. The breakfast was delicious and it was nice to have the honor system bar. We did see whales from our...

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

Thank you for taking the time to review Whale View Manor. We look forward to welcoming you back on your next visit to our beautiful part of the world. Best wishes to you Dominique

Arnold, Maryland
Reviewed 6 November 2015

We stayed three nights here on a birding tour and this was probably the classiest of the places we stayed in the 3 weeks. the views from the rooms are breathtaking, the presentation and the taste of food very impressive, and the staff extremely helpful and friendly. They also stock great quality wines.

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

We are so pleased you stayed with us during your trip to Cape Town, and thank you for posting your review. Look forward to welcoming you back to Whale View Manor. Dominique

Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa
Reviewed 2 November 2015

We spent two nights at the Whale View Manor Guesthouse in December 2014. The setting is truly spectacular – The Guesthouse lies directly on the False Bay – a calving ground of the Southern Right Whale – and our sea-facing rooms offered a beautiful view. Our rooms were always very clean, perfectly arranged with an astonishing attention to detail and...

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

Thank you for taking the time to post a review. We are very proud of our guest house and of the exceptional team of staff that work so hard to keep you happy. We hope you will visit again soon.

Cape Town, South Africa
Reviewed 29 October 2015

My family and friends stayed one night in this hotel for my sister's wedding day. First of all I start with positive. the place is gorgeous with terrific view. The property is looked after and has beautiful garden. the dining room and bar area are beautifully decorated. The rooms are also nice (some with the balconies). The staff was good...

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Aspley Guise, United Kingdom
Reviewed 24 October 2015 via mobile

Excellent - had an amazing stay with otters, Dolphins and whales swimming by - would love to have had dinner with drinks in the lounge but that was not available - the wifi was also a nightmare but overall the service was exceptional and we will return

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North Carolina
Reviewed 3 September 2015

This a fabulous place with a large living room complete with a fully stocked bar on an honor system. The room was very comfortable. We had cold weather during our stay and our host provided electric blankets. Staff was extremely helpful with luggage and very courteous. A selection of hot breakfast items were available and very generous portions were served....

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St Andrews, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 August 2015

From the very start we were made to feel special and welcome by the excellent team at this small hotel. We had a beautiful ocean view and we saw whales from the balcony! The room was very comfortable and the house staff were in frequently to ensure the bed was made and we had fresh towels and sweets etc. The...

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Aylesbury, United Kingdom
Reviewed 28 July 2015

Great location with views of the sea (and whales) from our balcony and at breakfast - which was delicious and creative. All public areas were attractively decorated and welcoming. Our room including the bathroom was spacious and clean and the bed was very comfortable. But we were staying in winter and it was cold at night. The blinds were not...

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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 - $183 (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 Cape Town, South Africa
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