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Residence William French

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Outdoor pool
Outdoor pool
Outdoor pool

Overview of Residence William French

Residence William French

4.0 star property
Upscale beach guesthouse in Cape Town with outdoor pool

10,0/10 Exceptional

36 verified guest reviews

Popular amenities

  • Free breakfast
  • Parking available
  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Pet-friendly
  • Airport transfer
44 Dorries Drive Simon S Town, Cape Town, Western Cape, 7975

Room options

About this area

What's nearby

  • In Simon's Town

Getting around

  • Cape Town Intl. Airport (CPT) - 67 min drive
  • Airport shuttle (surcharge)


  • Seaforth Restaurant - 3 min drive
  • Monocle & Mermaid - 4 min drive
  • Cafe Pescado - 4 min drive
  • Lekker - 4 min drive
  • Two and Sixpence - 4 min drive

About this property

Residence William French

Residence William French offers an airport shuttle (available 24 hours) for ZAR 600 per person one-way. 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.


English, French, Xhosa

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
  • Guests must contact the property in advance for check-in instructions; front desk staff will greet guests on arrival
  • To make arrangements for check-in please contact the property ahead of time using the information on the booking confirmation
  • 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, 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 on request (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


  • 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)

  • 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
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Residence William French Guest House Cape Town
Resince William French Cape T
William French Cape Town
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Frequently asked questions

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 and staff are given personal protective equipment. 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 maximum weight of 29 lbs per pet.
Is parking offered on site at Residence William French?
No, unfortunately, but there's free parking nearby.
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 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.
What is there to do at Residence William French and nearby?
Residence William French has an outdoor pool and a garden.
Are there restaurants at or near Residence William French?
Yes. Nearby restaurants include Harbour View (2 mi), Lekker (2.1 mi), and Salty Sea Dog (2.1 mi).
What's the area around Residence William French like?
Residence William French is a short 6-minute walk from Table Mountain National Park and 18 minutes' walk from Boulders Beach. Travelers recommend the guesthouse for its walkable location.

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