Villa Simona Bed & Breakfast3.0 out of 5.0
Recent guest reviews
We made a great mistake and booked Villa Simona without reading previous reviews. On arrival we tried to cancel our stay as the smell of rising damp hit us when we opened our room door . After a lot of arguing with Simona she would not refund us and left we did not see her or anyone in management again for our 4 day stay ,she even ignored our phone calls . We experienced mice ,ants and Cockroaches in our room the pool was filthy we removed the pool cleaning equipment from in the pool and Simona sent us a threatening text which began, if you damage my property she Wes watching us through her security cameras but still would not come and see us or meet us .We tried to get a refund through booking.com but they wouldn't listen . The is nothing nice about this run down hotel and perhaps this aggressive land lady Simona needs tying up to the dog kennel in the frount garden to guard this derelict property.
We have just spent 4 days in this horrible damp smelly hotel with mice ants and cockroaches all of which I have photographed in the bedroom.After asking for a refund on arrival Simona refused and we never saw her again for the whole stay . We spent the 4 days with only a pool man who took no responsibility for our stay and Simona not answering her phone . The are a lot more horrible things I could say about this hotel and owner but please read the other reviews and stay away . I will try and add photos of the mice in our bedroom in my picture . Richard Miles
this is biggest dump ever, anywhere, anytime. everything is broken, dirty, dank, dingy, outdated. worst of the worst... on it's best day. only someone who is desperate would want to stay here. now thats it's for sale...it's a tear down...too shot to renovate and worst designed place i ever say. indoor pool, dirty and no heat, dresser is in bathroom...yes in the bathroom. walls dirty, tiles missing...just a total tear down. avoid like the plague.
Very unusual decor inside main building, rather dark. Room light and airey. A bit expensive for what we got. Not enough loungers around the pool, had to lie on grass. Popular for Germans, owner is German.
A good place to stay... nice clean rooms... helpful staff.. you just need to have a rental car. The views are fantastic... bed was comfortable and the pool rather refreshing.. will definitely stay here again...
This was possibly the worst experience I have ever had with a hotel. When we arrived, the pool was dirty and looked like it had not been cleaned for weeks. In our bedroom, there were live wires hanging from the ceiling and we were told by Hendrick that the room had not been used for a few months and that they were waiting for the electrician to come! From a health and safety point of view, we could not stay there. Simona who is the owner, has failed to refund us the money. We paid Rand 5,700; a lot of money. Sadly, she has refused to refund this even though the room was not habitable and she has lied about the condition of the hotel. By that, the photographs on the website look nothing like it in real life. I hope that Simona reads this. This is a message to her. I will pursue this issue every day until I, my brother and his girlfriend are refunded the entire funds. You have committed theft and you have also illegally portrayed your hotel which amounts to misrepresentation. I have read several reviews of this hotel now, and I can only sympathize with my fellow travelers who have had such incidents with Simona.
Good view ,Nice Location Inclusion of wifi would have Made it more conducive TV not available made it a bit boring Perfect spot for meditation Restriction of visitors should be more flexible Services should be round the clock
7 of us stayed at Villa Simona, we did not enjoy it at all! We were greeted by a grumpy owner, the supposedly 'luxury' villa was rundown and smelly. I do not recommend this to anyone! Terrible experience
Our stay was not that nice, sour milk at breakfast, midnight guest by the wrong door, not sufficient hot water for shower. Breakfast was boring, no creativity. Towels was only replaced when we complained. Adjacent rooms not sound proof, when guest arrive back from there nights outings you can hear every word they discuss. Look under the bed in the antelope room, ,,,,,,the DUST!!!!!
Pros: clean and nice views Cons: terrible customer service, they refused to refund me one night when I couldn't stay because I showed up earlier than the time they thought to expect me. Despite me calling them many times and getting no answer and being a solo traveller with a taxi driver where I couldn't wait in the dark on my own. I assumed they had forgotten me so made alternative arrangements. Despite it only being a guest house I found the attitude very poor for people running a customer orientated business. Upon complaining that I wanted a refund for the night I didn't stay I was told it wasn't a hotel and how were they to know i would arrive so fast from the airport. I didn't think it my fault when they weren't contactable. As a tourist how is one supposed to pinpoint their arrival time? I've travelled to over 50+ countries and in my 10+ years never had this type of selfish experience. I found their treatment quite unfair Also the pictures aren't a true reflection this guesthouse needs some work to look as nice as the pics. The windy nights make sleeping very hard as well. Stay elsewhere if you can. Even the backpacker hostels in this area are very good in comparison
- Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
- Free parking
- Outdoor pool
- Airport shuttle (fees apply)
Located in Camps Bay within 2 miles (3 km) of Theatre on the Bay, Villa Simona Bed & Breakfast is within a few miles (5 km) of Camps Bay Beach. This 3-star bed & breakfast welcomes guests with 12 rooms and conveniences like an outdoor pool, free in-room WiFi, and free self parking. Table Mountain and South African National Gallery are also near this Bakoven B&B.
The 12 individually decorated rooms feature kitchens and balconies or patios. Guests can expect free WiFi and TVs. Bathrooms offer hair dryers, free toiletries, and bathrobes. Minibars, coffee makers, and free newspapers are also standard.
Guests staying at Villa Simona Bed & Breakfast enjoy an outdoor pool, a spa tub, and free WiFi in public areas. There's free parking and an airport shuttle for a fee. Front-desk staff can assist with tours/tickets and securing valuables. Additional amenities include a terrace, a garden, and barbecue grills.
Reviews from Trip Advisor
33% of guests recommend this hotelTotal of 80 reviews