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Residence William French

4-star4 stars
44 Dorries Drive Simon S Town, Cape Town, Western Cape, 7975, South Africa

Upscale beach guesthouse with outdoor pool, near Boulders Beach
  • Free continental breakfast and free WiFi

Restrictions related to your trip

South Africa may have travel restrictions in place, including self-quarantine, due to COVID-19. Find out more

  • This place is heaven. William has made this a slice of paradise in every way, from the…Feb 21, 2020
  • Absolutely delightful stay with William in his beautiful home. His attention to detail…Feb 14, 2020

Residence William French

More Info: 6823 2342

from S$185
  • Deluxe Queen Room with Sea View
  • King Room with Sea View
  • King room

What’s around Residence William French


  • In Froggy Farm
  • Boulders Beach - 18 min walk
  • Fisherman's Beach - 7 min walk
  • Simon's Town Country Club - 12 min walk
  • Warrior Toy Museum - 36 min walk
  • Noorul Islam Heritage Museum - 36 min walk
  • Cape Floral Region Protected Areas - 1.7 mi / 2.8 km
  • Simon's Town Museum - 2.7 mi / 4.3 km

Getting around

  • Cape Town Intl. Airport (CPT) - 59 min drive
  • Airport shuttle (surcharge)

At a glance

Key facts


  • 5 rooms


  • Check-in time 2 PM-6 PM
  • Check-out time is 10 AM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • South Africa may have travel restrictions in place, including self-quarantine, due to COVID-19.
The front desk is open daily from 8 AM - 5 PM. If you are planning to arrive after 6 PM please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation. Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

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

Travelling with others


  • Children (15 years old and younger) not allowed


  • Pets stay free (dogs only)

  • Specific rooms only*

  • 1 per room (up to 29 lbs)


  • Free WiFi in public areas

  • Free WiFi in rooms



  • Airport shuttle (available 24 hours)*


  • Wheelchair-accessible parking on site

  • Free offsite parking nearby

Payment types at the property

Other information

  • Smoke-free property
* See small print for additional details or extra charges

At the property

Food and drink
  • Free continental breakfast daily
  • Room service
  • Coffee/tea in a common area
  • Barbecue grills
Things to do
  • Outdoor pool
  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Concierge services
  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage
  • Garden
  • Terrace
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking
Languages Spoken
  • English
  • French
  • Xhosa

In the room

Home comforts
  • Espresso maker
Freshen up
  • Private bathroom
  • Bathtub or shower
Be entertained
  • Flat-screen TV
  • Satellite TV channels
Stay connected
  • Free WiFi
  • In-room safe

Residence William French’s small print

Also known as

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Pet-friendly rooms can be requested by contacting the property at the number on the booking confirmation.

Pool access available from 7 AM to 10 PM.

This property advises that enhanced cleaning 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.

This property accepts credit cards.

Optional extras

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

We have included all charges provided to us by this property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the unit you book.

FAQs for Residence William French

  • What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at Residence William French?
    This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
  • Is there a pool at Residence William French?
    Yes, there's an outdoor pool. Guests have pool access from 7 AM to 10 PM.
  • Are pets allowed at Residence William French?
    Yes, dogs stay free, with a limit of 1 per room and maximum weight of 29 lbs per pet.
  • What are the check-in and check-out times at Residence William French?
    You can check in from 2 PM - 6 PM. Check-out time is 10 AM.
  • Are there restaurants at or near Residence William French?
    Yes. Nearby restaurants include Salty Sea Dog (2.1 mi), The Lighthouse Cafe (2.1 mi), and Bertha's (2.1 mi).
  • Is airport shuttle service offered by Residence William French?
    Yes, an airport shuttle is available. The charge is ZAR 600 per person one-way.
  • What is there to do at Residence William French and nearby?
    Residence William French has an outdoor pool and a garden.

Recent reviews

Exceptional 10.0 From 33 reviews

Exceptional 10.0
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, us6 night romance trip
Very good 8.0
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, ca1 night family trip
Exceptional 10.0
Amazing stay, incredible views, highly recommend.
Incredible, photo's don't do it justice, amazing hospitality, breakfast was amazing! Would 100% recommend.
Cat, gb1 night trip with friends
Exceptional 10.0
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!
us1 night romance trip
Exceptional 10.0
Wonderful boutique hotel, with excellent food. Book for dinner if you can!
gb2 night romance trip
Exceptional 10.0
Simply put, a little corner of paradise, we had such a great stay.
Mark, gb3 night romance trip
Exceptional 10.0
Best place in Simonstown!
Beautiful decor, facilities and view
Philip, za1 night romance trip
Exceptional 10.0
Fantastic find
Wow what an amazing find. Beautiful location with fantastic views over Boulder Beach. William and his team provided a 5 star stay.
Neil, gb2 night romance trip
Exceptional 10.0
Lovely. Much better than the pictures! They know how to make people feel special! Had dinner there and was blown away. Highly recommended and hopefully will stay longer when next in SA.
FG, gb1 night trip
Exceptional 10.0
Not sure where to begin with this one, it is such a great experience in so many ways, but will start with the owner William as he is so central to everything. He is passionate about every detail and you see and feel that in every aspect, the decor, the food, the staff, the way the place runs. You can look at the photos and they show just how stunning the location, the rooms, the pool etc are. We stayed in the Queen room, and although it did not have the views of the other rooms, it was a delight to stay in, the little private courtyard you have at the back gets the afternoon sun and is sheltered so is lovely to sit outside with tea. The breakfasts are fantastic and an experience in themselves, home made granola and jams being just two of the highlights. William (or rather the stunningly pretty Primrose under Williams guidance) cooked for us on my wife's birthday, and it was just divine. Their G&T's are to die for too, beautifully made with a sprig of thyme and a long twist of orange peel. Janine the manager was just brilliant in helping me with mislaid keys and a driving license, managing to re-unite me with both before the end of our stay. So many reasons to stay here, the penguins a short walk down the hill (no need to pay to go along the boardwalks), the stunning drive out to Cape Point, the amazing food and great hospitality, and the enigmatic, charming and wonderful character that is William.
Tony, gb3 night trip

Residence William French