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Penguin Palace

Colonial apartment with balcony, near Boulders Beach

  • Free English breakfast, free WiFi, and free parking
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S$144

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9.4.Exceptional.
  • We stayed at the Penguin Palace for three nights. The view from our room over False Bay…

    Mar 20, 2020

  • Ocean view, linens smell like lavander. Quiet and safe.

    Feb 27, 2020

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Official standards

This property advises that it adheres to COVID-19 Guidelines (WHO) cleaning and disinfection practices.

Enhanced health and safety measures

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.
  • Property is cleaned with disinfectant
  • Property confirms they are implementing enhanced cleaning measures
  • Property uses a professional cleaning service
  • Contactless check-in is available
  • Free WiFi
  • Free parking
  • Airport transfer
  • Non-smoking

Property highlights

Main amenities

  • 5 smoke-free apartments
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Rooftop terrace
  • Beach towels
  • Airport shuttle
  • Terrace

Feel at home

  • Refrigerator
  • Premium TV channels
  • Television
  • Free toiletries
  • Garden
  • Terrace

What’s around

  • Boulders Beach - 29 min walk
  • Fish Hoek Beach - 4.5 mi / 7.3 km
  • Kalk Bay Harbour - 6.6 mi / 10.7 km
  • St. James Beach - 7.3 mi / 11.8 km
  • Muizenberg Beach - 9.1 mi / 14.7 km
  • Long Beach - 11.1 mi / 17.8 km
The following facilities or services will be unavailable from September 9 2020 to June 1 2021 (dates subject to change):
  • Dining venue(s)
  • Shuttle services

Enter dates for 2 guests

  • Classic Double Room
  • Classic Double Room
  • Honeymoon Studio Suite
  • Luxury Double Room
  • Luxury Studio

Location

  • Boulders Beach - 29 min walk
  • Fish Hoek Beach - 4.5 mi / 7.3 km
  • Kalk Bay Harbour - 6.6 mi / 10.7 km

What’s around

Landmarks

  • Boulders Beach - 29 min walk
  • Fish Hoek Beach - 4.5 mi / 7.3 km
  • Kalk Bay Harbour - 6.6 mi / 10.7 km
  • St. James Beach - 7.3 mi / 11.8 km
  • Muizenberg Beach - 9.1 mi / 14.7 km
  • Long Beach - 11.1 mi / 17.8 km
  • Steenberg Wine Estate - 14.4 mi / 23.2 km
  • Cape Point - 20.4 mi / 32.8 km
  • Cape of Good Hope - 20.7 mi / 33.3 km
  • Kirstenbosch National Botanical Gardens - 22.6 mi / 36.4 km

Getting around

  • Cape Town Intl. Airport (CPT) - 55 min drive
  • Simonstown Station - 20 min walk
  • Airport shuttle (surcharge)

At a glance

Size

  • 5 apartments
  • Arranged over

Arriving/leaving

  • Check-in time 2:00 PM-6:00 PM
  • Check-out time is 10:30 AM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • COVID-19 alert: Travel requirements are changing rapidly, including need for pre-travel COVID-19 testing and quarantine on arrival.

Special check-in instructions

The front desk is open daily from 7:30 AM - 5:00 PM. To make arrangements for check-in please contact the property at least 72 hours before arrival using the information on the booking confirmation. If you are planning to arrive after 6:00 PM please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation. Guests planning to arrive outside of normal check-in hours must contact the property in advance for check-in instructions and lockbox information. Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

Required at check-in

  • Cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 21

Children

  • One child (2 years old and younger) stays free when occupying the parent or guardian's room, using existing bedding

Pets

  • Pets allowed (dogs and cats only)*
  • Specific rooms only*
  • 2 per room (up to 44 lbs)

Internet

  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms

Transfers

  • Airport shuttle from 6:00 AM to 10:00 PM*

Parking

  • Free onsite self parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking on site

Other information

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

The manager

Speaks: English

At the property

Food and drink

  • Free English breakfast daily

Things to do

  • Beach towels

Services

  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Luggage storage
  • Porter/bellhop

Facilities

  • Number of buildings/towers - 1
  • Year Built - 2000
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Rooftop terrace
  • Garden
  • Terrace

Accessibility

  • Wheelchair-accessible parking

Languages Spoken

  • English

In the apartment

Home comforts

  • Coffee/tea maker

Sleep well

  • Hypo-allergenic bedding available
  • Down comforter
  • Soundproofed rooms
  • Premium bedding

Things to enjoy

  • Individually decorated
  • Individually furnished
  • Balcony

Freshen up

  • Rainfall showerhead
  • Designer toiletries
  • Hair dryer

Be entertained

  • 35-inch flat-screen TV
  • Premium TV channels

Stay connected

  • Desk
  • Free WiFi

Food and drink

  • Refrigerator

More

  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe

Small print

Also known as

  • Penguin Palace Apartment Cape Town
  • Penguin Palace Apartment
  • Penguin Palace Cape Town
  • Penguin Palace Apartment Cape Town
  • Penguin Palace Apartment
  • Penguin Palace Cape Town

Optional extras

Rollaway beds are available for ZAR 600.00 per night

Cribs/Infant beds are available for ZAR 200.00 per night

Pets are allowed for an extra charge of ZAR 500.00 per accommodation, per day

Airport shuttle service is offered for an extra charge of ZAR 700.00 per vehicle (one-way)

Policies

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

Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms.

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

The property is professionally cleaned; 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.

Contactless check-in and contactless check-out are available.

This property affirms that it adheres to the cleaning and disinfection practices of COVID-19 Guidelines (WHO).

For transfers, guests must contact the property before arrival at the number on the booking confirmation.

Reservations are required for golf tee times and can be made by contacting the property before arrival at the number on the booking confirmation.

Mandatory fees

Pet deposit: ZAR 1000.00 per stay

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

  • Yes, Penguin Palace does have fully refundable rooms available to book on our site, which can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in. Just make sure to check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
  • This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
  • Yes, there's free self parking.
  • Yes, cats and dogs are welcome, with a limit of 2 per room and maximum weight of 44 lbs per pet. There's a charge of ZAR 500.00 per accommodation, per day, and there's also a deposit of ZAR 1000.00 per stay.
  • You can check in from 2:00 PM - 6:00 PM. Check-out time is 10:30 AM. Contactless check-in and check-out are available.
  • Yes. Nearby restaurants include Cafe Pescado (11-min walk), The Sweetest Thing (11-min walk), and Salty Sea Dog (11-min walk).
  • Yes, an airport shuttle is available from 6:00 AM to 10:00 PM on request. The charge is ZAR 700.00 per vehicle one-way.
  • Penguin Palace has a garden.
9.4.Exceptional.
  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Beautiful views, wonderful breakfast and friendly assistance. I’m a non-SA traveler and my room did not have plugs that could accommodate my converter. Also, drawers in bathroom had hair in them. All else was perfect. Would highly recommend!

    3 night trip with friends, Feb 27, 2020

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Great hosts, million dollar view, and one of the nicest rooms we have stayed in made the experience first class. I would recommend this place to any one staying in the area.

    GreggMeropoulis, 3 night trip, Dec 2, 2019

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    We liked the helpfulness of the staff, the quality and comfort of the accommodation, the delicious breakfast and the magnificent views from our room balcony.

    2 night romance trip, Nov 29, 2019

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  • 6.0.Good

    The venue is absolutely stunning with breathtaking views. I was a bit disappointed that we were put into a room with not much space a tiny narrow balcony no umbrella as it was blazing hot. The other rooms were absolutely spacious and beautiful. I wish I knew beforehand what our room would be like than to be surprised.

    Priscilla, 1 night romance trip, Oct 11, 2019

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Everything about the Penguin Palace was amazing. The views were breathtaking. The location was away from the busy street, yet close enough to everything. The people were very hospitable and friendly. The room was exactlyas pictured, and breakfast was delicious. We would definitely recommend!

    1 night romance trip, Sep 29, 2019

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Stunning homely friendly staff View to die for Beautifull location Clise to all amenities

    1 night romance trip, May 3, 2019

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    From the moment we pulled up to the driveway in the quiet hillside property, to the comfort of our room and delicious breakfast right to checking out and receiving a little gift as we left, Innocent, Gift and team provided a relaxing and incredible experience for us.

    2 night romance trip, Apr 25, 2019

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    We loved our room with the stunning view. The breakfasts were amazing and the staff were excellent, friendly and helpful. It is a very stylish hotel. The walk up the hill from Simonstown kept us fit which w liked. All said we can't think of any negatives which is a first for us!

    20 night family trip, Jan 24, 2019

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Stunning Views, Amazing Breakfast

    Phenomenal place to sleep with such amazing views of Simon's Bay. Penguins Palace is located 5 minutes from the penguins and Boulders Beach up some steep roads. The room is very spacious and clean throughout with the added bonus of a balcony and bbq facilities as well as having satellite TV. The Bathroom is beautiful and very wide. I would suggest bringing a flannel as the shower has a fixed head and can be difficult to wash with. The staff are very helpful with carrying suitcases and taking breakfast orders which is very fresh and of top quality with the chance to sit on the veranda with stunning sun rising views. I would thoroughly recommend staying here to anyone and would certainly come back again

    Lee, 1 night romance trip, May 13, 2018

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Sehr herzliche Gastgeber, super zuvorkommender Service in traumhafter Lage.

    Sylvia, 4 night romance trip, Jan 23, 2020

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