aha Simon’s Town Quayside Hotel, sitting right on the water’s edge next to Simon’s Town Yacht Basin and offering panoramic views of False Bay on one side and the majestic Simon’s Kloof mountains on the other – and watched over by the statue of the legendary Just Nuisance – has reopened in time for the Cape’s peak tourist season after a comprehensive R8.6m refurbishment.

The project involved a complete overhaul to all 26 bedrooms, bathrooms and public facilities; with 3 completely new bedrooms added, bringing the total number of rooms to 29. There are 8 Sea View rooms (with balcony), 14 Sea View (without balcony) and 7 Mountain View rooms. The revamp saw the rooms brightened with furniture and accessories in cheerful, comforting tones and fitted with trendy, luxurious fittings – adding a modern touch to the historic property. State-of-the-art showers replace bath tubs in all rooms, in line with environmental trends – particularly important in the drought-stricken Western Cape – and aha’s water conservation and sustainability strategy across all its properties.
“The entire aesthetic and feel of the property has completely changed, while retaining subtle nautical nuances that reflect Simon’s Town’s rich maritime history,” says aha Hotels & Lodges CEO, Neil Bald.Simon’s Town Quayside Hotel is a special property in the aha portfolio and we’re pleased to be able to make the experience of staying there even more luxurious and comfortable”.

Breakfast – included for hotel guests – is served daily at Saveur restaurant, adjacent to the hotel and other meals there and at several other nearby restaurants can be billed back to guest accounts. With choices at Saveur including a French toast stack with grilled bacon for breakfast, Bacon & Avocado Beef Burger for lunch or Slow Cooked Pork Belly with wilted spinach, chorizo crushed potatoes, homemade apple purée, red wine jus and crackling for dinner, guests are spoiled for choice.

Nearby attractions include the beauty of Cape Point Nature Reserve, a boat trip to Seal Island or Cape Point or a visit to Boulders Beach to view the African penguin colony – also ideal swimming spot for kids and a great spot to set up camp for the day and enjoy a beach picnic. The more adventurous can try shark cage diving with Great White sharks, or for a more sedate experience, visit Cape Point Vineyards for a languid afternoon of wine tasting.

For more information, or to make a booking at aha Simon’s Town Quayside Hotel, visit www.aha.co.za/quayside

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