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Moonglow Guest House
Ranked #9 of 31 Simon's Town B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Frankfurt, Germany
1 review
“Feels like being at home, just much, much better ;-)”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 July 2012

This place is a dream! I've been to South Africa a couple of times over the last 10 years and I travelled around the country a lot. I always stay in B&B's and I've seen many, many, very nice places but Moonglow is exceptional. The location and the view is incredible, the rooms are very nice but what really makes a difference is the friendliness and comfort of Gill and Glynn! I never felt so welcome and "at home" as here! The atmosphere is very relaxed and everybody seems to have a great time. And that's so easy because this place has so much to offer, including a library and a bar, breakfast is great and we even had a BBQ one night with a fantastic view over False Bay and of course a glowing full moon!

Room Tip: All rooms feature similar interior but you definitely want to have a room with a sea view!
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  • Stayed March 2012, travelled solo
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Melbourne, Florida, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 June 2012

The B&B was absolutely perfect, from the accommodations to the breathtaking view. We called ahead to reserve the rooms only 10 minutes before our arrival, and everything was waiting for us.
The rooms had a spectacular view across the bay and we ate breakfast watching the sun rise over the distant mountains. We were able to drive to the Cape of Good Hope in 20 minutes, visit penguin beach, and reach Cape Town to catch our flight in less than 30 minutes. I just wish we could have stayed longer.

  • Stayed June 2012, travelled with family
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Cape Town
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 May 2012

To be out of the City with such great views of the ocean and the mountains makes for a relaxing, highly recommended stay. We found it convenient to visit Cape Point and just loved walking around Kalk Bay and experiencing some of the real Cape culture. The breakfast was superbly presented and, as usual, we ate far more than we needed - just the best.

Room Tip: All the rooms have a sea view but the front room upstairs is the best
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  • Stayed April 2012, travelled as a couple
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Atlanta, Georgia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 May 2012

I started my 6-day trip to the Cape Town area by stopping in at Moonglow based on a reference provided by Heath Keyser, owner of Great Escape Tours. Gillian was fantastic and met me on the first of my 3-night stay with a welcoming smile, a beverage and good food. Since I had been traveling on safari for 8 days I was pretty tired, but she knew I had a hectic schedule the next day and packed me lunch and a few snacks to keep my energy level high. And this was all in the first 2 hours!

Moonglow has a great location overlooking the ocean, quaint rooms with all the amenities and fantastic owners in Gillian and Glinn who take the time to make you feel at home. The last night i was there I was able to have cocktails, appetizers and a great meal with them both, and it was very easy to relax and enjoy all the comforts that Moonglow had to offer. Reasonable price given the spectacular view and the hospitality you are bound to receive.

  • Stayed April 2012, travelled solo
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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 May 2012

The rooms were very clean with furniture. The view of the sea and mountains is breathtaking especially that you have a door to the deck from your room. The hosts are very friendly and relaxed.
Breakfasts were also quite good with good coffee.

I will definitely come back!

  • Stayed April 2012, travelled solo
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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 May 2012

I stayed at the Moonglow on the evening of April 20. It was completely magical. The views and facilities are magnificent, and Gillian is a wonderful host.

  • Stayed April 2012, travelled on business
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Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 April 2012

We found Moon Glow last minute. They were very welcoming and accommodating. The house is quaint and cozy, with fabulous views of false bay. The service was wonderful and Gillian and her team were very friendly and pleasant. Breakfast was amazing. They say its 4 stars but personally we would call it a definite 5 star experience. Loved it and will go back for more. This review doesn't do the guesthouse justice, it was truly a wonderful place and Gillian is the best.

  • Stayed April 2012, travelled as a couple
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Property: Moonglow Guest House
Address: 7 Bennetts Close | Cairnside, Simon's Town 7975, South Africa
Region: South Africa > Western Cape > Cape Town > Simon's Town
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking
Hotel Style:
Ranked #9 of 31 B&Bs / Inns in Simon's Town
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:4 star — Moonglow Guest House 4*
Number of rooms: 6
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Moonglow is situated on the slopes of the mountain overlooking False Bay and the historical town of Simon's Town. With easy access to all of Cape Town and Western Cape Main attractions enjoy this relaxed environment with original artworks everywhere. A full English breakfast is served in the dining room which also has an uninterrupted views over the bay where you might see a whale or a submarine. ... more   less 
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