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Welcome to Residence William French

Discover an understated and bespoke world at our guesthouse overlooking Simon’s Town bay. Our elegant and warm atmosphere expands from our welcoming communal areas to our spacious rooms with magnificent views. At Residence William French, the private sanctuary of your room, unexpected alchemy of fabulous food and open-hearted friendship transforms our residence into your home away from home.

Guest Reviews

  • Beautiful Guest House

    We have traveled for many years all over the world and this guest house was the best we have ever stayed at. The ambience, hospitality, food, host, and attention to detail are unparalleled. I wish we didn't live so far away so we can enjoy this beautiful place more often. It has our highest recommendation.


  • Truly Exceptional experience!

    What an incredible location, atmosphere and host! William and his team's hospitality, attention to detail and effortless charm is fantastic. We had an exceptional dinner and breakfast. William's background in hospitality and cooking is evident, his passion shines. Creativity, quirkiness, fun and laughter throughout my stay. I can definitely recommend Residence William French to both local and international guests.Do yourself the favor of visiting!


  • Lovely place. Room was big and spacious. Beautiful views and decor all over the house. William is a wonderful host who made us feel at home and added personal touch to our stay. Highly recommend a visit and we hope to be back soon.

    Micah Hollander


  • The attention to detail and comfort is extraordinary and the views are an absolute tonic for the soul. We were lucky enough to be invited to a chefs dinner par excellence and so enjoyed meeting the other guests We’ll be back very soon!

    Sylvie Hurford