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1 room, 2 adults

Penguin Palace

3.5-star3.5 stars
8 Victory Way, Cape Town, Western Cape, 7995, South Africa

Colonial apartment with balcony, near Boulders Beach
  • Free English breakfast, free WiFi, and free parking

Restrictions related to your trip

This destination may have COVID-19 travel restrictions in place, including specific restrictions for lodging. Check any national, local and health advisories for this destination before you book. 

  • 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

Penguin Palace

More Info: 6823 2342

from S$160
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  • Honeymoon Studio Suite
  • Luxury Double Room
  • Luxury Studio

What’s around Penguin Palace

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 - 9.2 mi / 14.8 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

Getting around

  • Cape Town Intl. Airport (CPT) - 53 min drive
  • Simonstown Station - 20 min walk
  • Airport shuttle (surcharge)

At a glance

Key facts

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

  • This destination may have COVID-19 travel restrictions in place, including specific restrictions for lodging. Check any national, local and health advisories for this destination before you book.
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

Travelling with others

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

Transport

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

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

Penguin Palace’s small print

Also known as

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

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.

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

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)

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 Penguin Palace

  • Is parking offered on site at Penguin Palace?
    Yes, there's free self parking.
  • Are pets allowed at Penguin Palace?
    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.
  • What are the check-in and check-out times at Penguin Palace?
    You can check in from 2:00 PM - 6:00 PM. Check-out time is 10:30 AM.
  • Are there restaurants at or near Penguin Palace?
    Yes. Nearby restaurants include Cafe Pescado (11-min walk), The Sweetest Thing (11-min walk), and Salty Sea Dog (11-min walk).
  • Is airport shuttle service offered by Penguin Palace?
    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.
  • What is there to do near Penguin Palace?
    Recommended spots to visit include Boulders Beach (1.5 mi) and Fish Hoek Beach (4.5 mi), along with Kalk Bay Harbour (6.6 mi) and St. James Beach (7.3 mi).

Recent reviews

Exceptional 9.6 From 33 reviews

Exceptional 10.0
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!
us3 night trip with friends
Exceptional 10.0
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, us3 night trip
Exceptional 10.0
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.
gb2 night romance trip
Good 6.0
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, za1 night romance trip
Exceptional 10.0
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!
us1 night romance trip
Exceptional 10.0
Stunning homely friendly staff View to die for Beautifull location Clise to all amenities
us1 night romance trip
Exceptional 10.0
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.
ca2 night romance trip
Exceptional 10.0
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!
gb20 night family trip
Exceptional 10.0
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, gb1 night romance trip
Very good 8.0
Lovely guest house with an amazing view over Simons Town. Our suite was very spacious and comfortable, and the balcony was the perfect place to relax, very peaceful surroundings. Owner & staff are very friendly, and they left us a bottle of bubbly to celebrate our anniversary. Kitchen facilities are minimal, and there is no coffee machine as suggested in the photos.
gb1 night trip

Penguin Palace