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“Wonderful position from Main house” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Bosky Dell

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Bosky Dell
Wolseley, Western Cape, South Africa
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50 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“Wonderful position from Main house”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 April 2012

This is an amazing house in Simonstown. Closer to Boulders you will not get! A wonderful old house with an amazing front stoep and views to lap up! We were 11 and took the main house and the coach house, as the upstairs of the main house was booked.
The Coach House has it's own little front stoep and the views from the bedroom are great - but the stairs are steep! Be warned!
We moved the dining table to the front stoep and everything happened from there! We were blessed with amazing weather and walked down and set up on Boulders Beach everyday! You will have to pay for Boulders Beach, unless you have a wild card, and get there early as it gets packed and the tide comes right up and they close the beach. So set up early and right at the back!
The house has basic amenities - a dishwasher would have been a much needed extra with 11 of us!
It is an old family holiday home - nothing ritzy and glitzy but perfect for families and beach holidays.
We will definately come back here!

Room Tip: Be downstairs in the main house. The Coach house is also quaint and perfect for 2.
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  • Stayed December 2011, travelled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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1 Thank Natasha D
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  • Location
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 bubbles
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Loughborough, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 February 2012

We recently stayed at Bosky Dell which has the most unbelievable views over boulders beach and beyond. and relaxed atmosphere. It would make an ideal wedding venue with just a few tweaks. The staff and managers Elsa and Rosa do their utmost to help and are very informative as regards places to visit etc. The accomodation is quite basic and perhaps a few extra items would be helpfull but the view from our stable cottage was amazing and we never ever closed the front curtains!!! They made our stay in South Africa for our daughters wedding a really home from home affair and we will certainly revisit when possible. For a relaxed no hastle holiday cottage with penquins in the garden and a fab restaurent just down the road you just cannot do better. Thankyou all so much.

Room Tip: If you are stopping short or stopping long this is the place where you belong. Ask for the stable co...
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  • Stayed February 2012, travelled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank yvonne k
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 December 2011

The location of this self catering cluster of cottages is excellent. We were a family of 4 and hired Cottage A which was behind the main house the rooms were OK and the bathroom was OK, they shouldn't bother with the shower on the wall, almost impossible to use! The fridge and kitchen is hopelessly too small and under equipped for a family of 4. The living area is also very small. They seem to rely too much on the location to justify the prices. I would rather hire the main house which looks far more spacious and has unbelievable views

  • Stayed December 2011
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank Mabros
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Dundee, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 April 2010

Not a hotel, but a collection of self-catering houses, almost right on Boulders Beach, Simonstown. Absolutely amazing location, we stayed in the Main House which sleeps six. It's quite basic but charming. Big enclosed garden with some resident penguins! Direct access to beach. Amazing views from verandah, excellent spot to sit with a glass of wine! Just around corner from Boulders Beach Lodge which is ideal for breakfast/dinner.

  • Stayed March 2010, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank SW75
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Additional Information about Bosky Dell

Property: Bosky Dell
Address: 5 Grant Avenue, Simon's Town 7975, South Africa
Region: South Africa > Western Cape > Cape Town > Simon's Town
Hotel Style:
Ranked #8 of 12 Speciality Lodging in Simon's Town
Number of rooms: 20
Also Known As:
Bosky Dell Cape Town, South Africa

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