BOULDERS BEACH HOTEL

 Simonstown
Cape Town

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    3 Secluse Ave, Boulders,
    Simonstown,
    Cape Town, 7995

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    Nico van Coller
    Nico van Coller
    10:49 07 Apr 24
    Please read this review.We have fond memories of visiting the hotel for lunch many times while living in Cape Town... and wanted to relive some of those special, magical moments.Below is a brief list of our experiences, though I could elaborate further if needed.1. We rented two rooms.The condition of the rooms upon our arrival was startling. For example, in the bathroom of the first room, cleanliness had been markedly neglected, evident by a blood-stained plaster in the bathtub.The situation in the second room was no less problematic, with a toilet that refused to flush. Our daughters had to resort to unconventional and imaginative methods to manage a basic necessity.2. ServiceOur experience with the hotel's service was deeply troubling, especially considering my wife's stage 4 cancer condition, which sometimes leads to emergencies.We needed to visit a pharmacy at 7:15 PM but found our car blocked in. No staff could be found despite it still being within the hotel's operating hours. All our attempts to reach someone via emergency contact numbers went unanswered.The lack of response and follow-up highlighted an unacceptable laissez-faire attitude towards fellow human beings.We believe that the establishment should change its focus.We left Simonstown early the next day with a sour taste in our mouths.read more
    Renaldo Singh
    Renaldo Singh
    13:08 01 Apr 24
    Very rude lady handling the till.When we arrived we walked straight upstairs looking for a table and she rudely said,... order downstairs and find a table. No people skills whatsoever.After I ordered coke can, I couldn't get a straw and was told that straws are only for slushies.While waiting for the order a foreigner was asked if he'd like to tip the kitchen staff to which he responded yes and she automatically added an unknown amount to he's bill without actually asking how much he'd like to tip.The only place ke4ping this place going is the location because if there was another restaurant in this vicinity they'd probably be out of business with this kind of service and dishonesty.What's amazing is how her tone changed from talking to me (south african) and then to foreigners.She made me feel very unwelcomed with her arrogance.read more
    Darryl David
    Darryl David
    17:48 30 Mar 24
    A superb hotel. If you are on foot, this would be my hotel of choice. Golf course, Boulders Beach and the Penguins all... right on your doorstep. Now with the Tuk Tuk service in Simon's Town, this is where I would stay.read more
    Marco Lawrence
    Marco Lawrence
    19:58 03 Mar 24
    What a wonderful cosy spot. The first thing I have to mention is the amazing , attentive and friendly staff. Every... single staff member is ready and able to help with any queries you may have. We got a family room which was spacious but also close to the outside dining areas so can get quite busy in the mornings. Unfortunately there's not much dedicated parking but if you do get a spot the car will be safe with the thoroughfare and attentive car guards. No breakfast included option currently but the cafe will deliver your order to your room once you go downstairs to order and pay. Beds were really comfy and we even had a fully equipped kitchen. We were not disturbed during our entire stay and we sustainably reused our towels. Proximity to boulders beach was a plus. Not many food options nearby after hours but they do provide a pizza menu from a restaurant that will deliver for a fee. No loadshedding protection but they do provide rechargeable lamps. We cannot wait to go back , more prepared now that we know the lay of the land.read more
    Ruben Du Toit
    Ruben Du Toit
    07:57 22 Feb 24
    Food for sale in the Cafe had the incorrect price tags on it and I was charged for more money than what was portrayed,... My duvet cover did not close properly and there were rust stains on my bed and pillow covers, No burglar bars on windows on the ground floor, And the staff were noisy and operated loudly within close proximity to bedrooms. Overall very unimpressed.read more
    Helen Karlsen
    Helen Karlsen
    14:58 07 Feb 24
    My tasteless chicken bagel was hot on the outside and cold inside. It consisted of shredded chicken with what was... supposed to be sriracha sauce but could just as well have been dog food. There was no table service but we were asked to give a tip.read more
    Neels Jordaan
    Neels Jordaan
    10:50 16 Jan 24
    Restaurant:1. Self service, only food delivered to table. BUT expected to pay a suggested 10% or 15% service fee!2.... Burger patty is Halaal, not indicated on menu or infirmed prior to order.3. No sauce on burger.4. "Waiter" or whatever he is suppose to do. Standing in front of the blackboard chalk written menu.5. Same staff member standing and eating in front of guests.6. Fries was ok though.7. No wonder the foreigner vacationers not supporting.read more
    Lynn Scott
    Lynn Scott
    21:52 01 Jan 24
    It was not too mad. We didn't get to do and see much, because we were in a hurry. But beautiful views.
    Colleen Davison
    Colleen Davison
    13:12 01 Jan 24
    I've not stayed here,but today I felt dizzy after walking back from a beach much further than Seaforth, stupidly I... forgot my water,I walked into this hotel and the manageress was extremely helpful ,offered me water and also called me an Uber to take me to my hotel.This was such a kind experience, honestlyread more
    Andrej
    Andrej
    10:43 16 Dec 23
    We had a snack and a coffee at the cafe.The coffee was quite good, the flat breads were tasteless and had barely any... ingredients.Disappointing.read more
    Ulene De Kock
    Ulene De Kock
    20:20 29 Nov 23
    The location is absolutely amazing. Went to watch the penguins every morning at 05:00, but did not have a good... experience staying here:The wifi did not work in our room and there was hardly any cell signal either.There is a hotel cat that roams around and helps itself into the hotel’s rooms and onto beds (I’m allergic to cats). I also found a cockroach in the cupboard…We also struggled to find the place, there is no number, sign or name anywhere that says Boulder Beach Hotel. All you can see is the cafe outside with the outdoor tables making it look like a restaurant and not a hotel. Which isn’t a problem at all, just have a sign with the hotel’s name in front as well.Lastly, because of load shedding the cafe’s alarm system beeps (loudly) whenever the power comes back on and this happened to be every night I stayed there. My last night, a fire alarm went off when there was no fire or any danger for over 30 min.*Note: this place is really noisy at nightread more
    shani engelbrecht
    shani engelbrecht
    19:16 16 Oct 23
    Great place. Was there only for the night, as we had to be at the day hospital early the next morning. Check in went... smoothly. Room was clean, and equipped with everything you need. Bathroom also nice and clean. And we had a pretty black kitty keeping us company. Would definitely go back for a longer stay.read more
    Lien
    Lien
    19:31 25 Sep 23
    Small but cosy rooms. Very nive bathroom and the staff is so friendly. The food on the menu looks tasty. I do recommend... staying here.read more
    Jan Ross
    Jan Ross
    01:32 26 Jun 23
    This was a quaint little place right in Boulders Beach with the penguins on the beach below. Power was out at dinner... but one of the best meals we've hadread more
    Sue Cochran
    Sue Cochran
    17:04 02 Jun 23
    Lovely, quiet place with beautiful views and great staff! Be sure to check out Jasper's bead work. So beautiful!!
    Susan Bond
    Susan Bond
    23:51 29 Apr 23
    This is THE place to stay at Boulder's Beach to see the penguins. The location is the best just steps away from the... entrance. My kids and I had a delightful stay. Our cottage was in the front facing the ocean. We went to sleep hearing the penguins! The cottage was clean, roomy, and had everything we needed. The beds were so comfortable. Check-in was a breeze. Staff was professional and friendly. The little café/gift shop on-site has delicious food. Free parking on the premises. If the parking lot is full, just ask the hotel staff for a parking pass so you can park in front of the building until a spot opens up. We loved our stay and wouldn't hesitate to stay here again. My only complaint is that our travel plans didn't allow for a longer stay. We'll definitely be back!read more
    Amanda Rinquest
    Amanda Rinquest
    09:03 30 Mar 23
    Very nice staff and amazing location, but the word 'hotel' is a stretch. Very basic room, no TV, poor wifi connection.... Its very simple, which is perfect if you are only there to be close to the beach.It rained a lot when I was there, which leaked though the front door and through the roof of the bathroom- I did report this to the staff the next morning at check out- so hopefully they've fixed this by now!read more
    Kgatli Hlahane
    Kgatli Hlahane
    11:16 29 Mar 23
    Great hotel that's conveniently located right on the penguin walk.Unfortunately, they do not have backup power, and... breakfast has to be ordered the night before.read more
    Lyle Abrahams
    Lyle Abrahams
    08:03 12 Mar 23
    Lovely rustic feel. On the beach, so excellent views. Waking up to penguins makes the experience so much better.
    Ettore Grancini
    Ettore Grancini
    05:07 27 Jan 23
    Very nice location, close to Ocean and penguins reserve. Service very good and people very friendly. In the morning a... little bit noisy, but excellent for all the restread more
    Tania Brown
    Tania Brown
    13:15 14 Nov 22
    Curio shop stocks a variety of goodies from shell based necklaces, earings, key rings, sun caps, T shirts,.....etc...... Has a cafe servo g light meals and a variety of beverages hot and cold. Beautiful ocean viewsread more
    Nandi Zwane
    Nandi Zwane
    12:57 07 Nov 22
    I gave rooms 3 stars for cleanliness. There is no TV and a fridge to keep our drinks since the restaurant is non... existence.Service 1 star because the only service you will get is from the house keeping if you go and ask them to do so.Location is beautiful especially if you are interested in penguins.But it's definitely not a hotel nor a guest house.read more
    Ryan Varga
    Ryan Varga
    09:10 15 Jul 21
    From the moment we stepped in we were helped out. We were in the hub of all the coolest spots. If you need a break stay... here you wont regret itread more
    Jesse Erasmus
    Jesse Erasmus
    18:17 07 Jun 21
    Wasn't that great, disappointing amenities. Kettle never had plug nearby and so had to use it on the floor. We booked... for 3 but yet only had 2 coffee cups. No easy access to charge phones next to the bed. Heater never worked. Other than that it was great😃read more
    Semina Sewell
    Semina Sewell
    07:20 25 May 21
    Lovely place, staff is helpful and friendly. Only thing is when its penguin breeding season it is noisy all day and... night..lolread more
    Jacqui Middlewick
    Jacqui Middlewick
    18:59 15 May 21
    Excellent location. Stunning decor. Great service on a cold rainy day.
    P elaan
    P elaan
    04:09 05 Jan 21
    Ordered a quiche today. What arrived was something resembling soup in raw dough. The chef and staff should be fired. I... cannot believe that the staff weren’t trained to spot it either. Never will I vist this place again. On top of it the prices are ridiculous.read more
    Iyan Kirschner
    Iyan Kirschner
    11:52 17 Dec 20
    Good food. Very pleasant staff. Beautiful views onto the Bay..
    Jessica Rampartab
    Jessica Rampartab
    12:46 03 Nov 20
    Penguins right at your fingertips. Resturant was great
    Craig Esterhuizen
    Craig Esterhuizen
    10:53 16 Oct 20
    Outside the sandwich place was quite disappointing. Coffee was mediocre and the bagels small, expensive with ice cold... filling. There are better places in the vicinity.read more
    Faine Bisset
    Faine Bisset
    07:29 05 Oct 20
    Boulders Beach Lodge is a beautiful venue with its wooden floors, fireplace and welcoming vibe. Its set in a stunning... location surrounded by some of South Africa's natural attractions - the penguins and Boulders Beach itself. Being able to watch the sunrise from the deck of Boulders Beach Lodge is magical.read more
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