Residence William French

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Outdoor pool
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Overview of Residence William French

Residence William French

4.0 star property
4-star beach guesthouse with outdoor pool, near Boulders Beach

10.0/10 Exceptional

36 verified guest reviews

Property highlights

  • Free breakfast
  • Parking available
  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Pet friendly
  • Airport transfer
44 Dorries Drive Simon S Town, Cape Town, Western Cape, 7975
Main amenities
  • Outdoor pool
  • Room service
  • Airport shuttle
  • Terrace
  • Coffee/tea in a common area
  • Garden
  • Self-serve laundry
  • Concierge services
  • Barbecue grills
  • Luggage storage
  • Limited hour front desk
  • Tour/ticket assistance
For families
  • Private bathroom
  • Garden
  • Terrace
  • Laundry facilities
  • Espresso maker
  • Bathtub or shower
Cleaning & Safety
  • Cleaned with disinfectant
  • Personal protective equipment
  • Social distancing
  • Temperature checks

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About this area

What's nearby

  • In Simon's Town
  • Boulders Beach - 18 min walk
  • Kalk Bay Harbour - 29 min drive
  • Scarborough Beach - 52 min drive
  • Muizenberg Beach - 42 min drive
  • Chapmans Peak - 43 min drive
  • Cape of Good Hope - 56 min drive
  • US Consulate General - 40 min drive
  • Hout Bay Beach - 60 min drive
  • Bay Harbour Market - 67 min drive
  • Cape Point - 41 min drive

Getting around

  • Cape Town Intl. Airport (CPT) - 70 min drive
  • Airport shuttle (surcharge)

About this property

Residence William French

Residence William French puts you within a 10-minute drive of Boulders Beach and offers an airport shuttle (available 24 hours) for ZAR 600 per person. Guests can take a dip in the outdoor pool, and free perks include WiFi and continental breakfast daily between 8 AM and 11 AM. Other highlights at this upscale guest house include a terrace and a garden. Fellow travelers like the pool and breakfast.

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C/140°F or hotter

Social distancing

Protective shields in place at main contact areas

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Temperature checks given to staff
Temperature checks available for guests
This information is provided by our partners.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 5 rooms


  • Check-in time from 2 PM - 6 PM
  • Minimum check-in age - 18
  • Check-out time is 10 AM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions.

Special check-in instructions

  • The front desk is open daily from 8 AM - 5 PM
  • Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival
  • If you are planning to arrive after 6 PM please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card, or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 18


  • Children (15 years old and younger) not allowed


  • Pets stay free (dogs only, 1 per room, up to 29 lbs)
  • Specific rooms only*


  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms


  • Wheelchair-accessible parking on site
  • Free offsite parking nearby


  • Airport shuttle (available 24 hours)*

Other information

  • Smoke-free property

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Free continental breakfast each morning 8 AM–11 AM
  • Coffee/tea in a common area
  • Barbecue grills
  • Room service


  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Concierge services
  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage


  • Garden
  • Terrace
  • An outdoor pool


  • Wheelchair-accessible parking

Languages spoken

  • English
  • French
  • Xhosa

Room amenities

Be entertained

  • Flat-screen television
  • Satellite TV channels

Home comfort

  • Espresso maker
  • Electric kettle

Freshen up

  • Private bathroom
  • Bathtub or shower

Stay connected

  • Free WiFi


  • In-room safe

Fees & policies

Optional extras

  • Airport shuttle service is offered for an extra charge of ZAR 600 per person (one-way)

Pool, spa, & gym (if applicable)

You'll be asked to pay the following charges by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out:
  • Pool access available from 7 AM to 10 PM

Hygiene & cleanliness

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F.

Staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; a shield is in place between staff and guests in main contact areas; periodic temperature checks are conducted on staff; temperature checks are available to guests.


This property accepts credit cards.

Also known as

Residence William French Guesthouse Cape Town
Residence William French Guesthouse
Residence William French Cape Town
Residence William French Guest House Cape Town
Resince William French Cape T
William French Cape Town
Residence William French Cape Town
Residence William French Guesthouse
Residence William French Guesthouse Cape Town

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Overall score and ratings






Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities

10/10 Exceptional

This place is heaven. William has made this a slice of paradise in every way, from the details of the amenities with luxurious finishes, to his amazing cooking, and overall being an excellent host. We left our last night in Cape Town open and while traveling were told about this property by another couple. They were oozing about how wonderful this place was. We were able to book and were not disappointed. We only stayed for one night, but we will be back for an extended trip. This place cannot be described with only words. It's just magnificent.
1-night romance trip
Verified Orbitz guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Absolutely delightful stay with William in his beautiful home. His attention to detail and enthusiasm is second to none
Breakfast platter - also delicious fruit salad, granola and yogurt then croissant, bread and selection of home made jams. Scrummy!
Mary, 1-night trip
Verified guest review

10/10 Exceptional

2-night trip
Verified Expedia guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Everything about this property was beautiful and romantic. The views are stunning. The property is beautifully maintained. The staff think of every detail and THE FOOD! The included breakfast is delicious. If you have a chance to have William cook, take it! It will be fantastic. We haven’t stopped talking about this place since we left.
Wonderlust0628, 6-night romance trip
Verified Expedia guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Sue, 1-night trip
Verified guest review

8/10 Very Good

Stunning property overlooking the ocean. Janice was amazing organizing our dinner before our arrival and Grete was an fantastic host taking really good care of us. Thank you so much!
AuroreV, 1-night family trip
Verified Expedia guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Amazing stay, incredible views, highly recommend.
Incredible, photo's don't do it justice, amazing hospitality, breakfast was amazing! Would 100% recommend.
Cat, 1-night trip with friends
Verified guest review

10/10 Exceptional

This is an excellent boutique hotel one can find in Simon's Town. Especially, if you're visiting Cape Point, this is the place to stay. The property is gorgeous, the rooms are spacious and their breakfast is unforgettable. Moreover, the pool on the terrace and the view are priceless. I should also add that William and Janine are great hosts, attentive to every detail and very helpful. Thank you both!
1-night romance trip
Verified Expedia guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Wonderful boutique hotel, with excellent food. Book for dinner if you can!
2-night romance trip
Verified Expedia guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Simply put, a little corner of paradise, we had such a great stay.
Mark, 3-night romance trip
Verified Expedia guest review