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Boulders Beach Lodge
Ranked #4 of 6 Hotels in Simon's Town
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“An amazing culinary experience!”
Reviewed 1 March 2010

Can't comment on the accom as I only ate there, but had to share how wonderful the food was. Oysters with chilli-coriander dressing, asian noodles with tiger prawns, coconut deepfried ice-cream, all to die for! My 3-year old happily tucked into his simple pasta with butter sauce with great gusto, which I was very happy about. The waiter said they had an Australian chef, wish he cooked in Joburg, I would eat there every day. Great location, with cool breeze blowing , lovely end to a great morning at Boulders beach with the penguins.

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 21 February 2010

Great location on the beach. Very friendly staff who arranged everything for us - restaurant bookings, babysitter etc. The restaurant in the hotel was delicious. Our small children have never had so much fun in a hotel - the penguins were amazing!

  • Stayed January 2010, travelled with family
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Newbury
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Reviewed 2 February 2010

What a location! The food is amazing, you can't beat eating their amazing Eggs Benedict or omlette while watching the penguins. Staff are more than helpful and the rooms decor is fab! Stayed in upper deck room this time and loved it!

We also got married here, the lodge hosted our reception, we can't thank the staff enough for how they looked after us! If you are in Cape Town, come here!!!

  • Stayed January 2010, travelled as a couple
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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Reviewed 22 January 2010

We stayed at the Boulders Beach Lodge for one night during a car ride down the Cape. When we read that the lodge was just next to a colony of penguins, we had no idea how close we would really be!! As we pulled into the parking lot of the lodge we saw a little penguin standing in the lot just in front of our car– our own little welcoming committee! The colony of penguins was literally a 30 second walk from our room (but not too close to the point where the birds would keep us awake) and the lodge had a shop with lots of penguin paraphrenalia for those who can’t get enough of them. The staff was incredibly friendly and helpful and our room was beautifully decorated and very comfortable. We ate dinner and breakfast in their restaurant and the food was wonderful, really top notch. It was a really enjoyable experience for the both of us and we would definitely visit again. NOTE: "Boulders Beach Lodge" is the same as "Boulders Beach Guesthouse," although there are for some reason two different entries. We had some difficulty figuring this out and finding their website, which is here: http://www.bouldersbeachlodge.com

  • Stayed September 2009, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 4 January 2010

the location is fantastic just a few meters from a beach where the penguins come ashore to bathe and nest. the town is also quite nice.
we wish we could say the same for the lodge: the rooms did not correspond to the pictures on the website. they were clean, but pretty ordinary with small and old bathrooms
some of the staff and even the proprietor were cold and rude. there was a situation where the staff did not admit and take responsibility for the discrepancy in the room distribution. just frustrating!
the lodge's restaurant was pleasant. the restaurant staff was actually more competent than the reception staff (even in carrying out reception services!)
having said all this: lodge is way overpriced for what it offers !!!
p.s. you have to pay 50 south african rands (approx. 7$ US) in order to access the wireless internet network (which does not even reach the rooms, must be at reception desk for access)

  • Stayed December 2009, travelled with friends
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holland
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Reviewed 20 November 2009

We stayed for 2 days in Boulders Lodge. It was special for us cause we got married on the beach between the pinquins....What an experience, i can tell you that.
The rooms are comfortable and clean, the staff was friendly and helpfull and the food was just amazing...What a beatifull place on earth....We sat on the beach in the afternoon and just watched the pinguins....

  • Stayed November 2009, travelled as a couple
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Southern California, USA
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Reviewed 4 November 2009

The rooms were clean, but simple. Some are rather small, but others are larger. However, the staff was very helpful. We were provided whatever we requested when available. The food was great, except fish, which was overcooked. Desert was terrific.

  • Stayed October 2009
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Property: Boulders Beach Lodge
Address: 4 Boulders Place Boulders Beach Simons Town 7975, Simon's Town, South Africa
Region: South Africa > Western Cape > Cape Town > Simon's Town
Amenities:
Beach Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Airport Transportation
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Ranked #4 of 6 Hotels in Simon's Town
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3 star — Boulders Beach Lodge 3*
Number of rooms: 12
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