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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

  • Phenomenal Stay

    Residence William French Guest House is truly a once in a life time experience. William's guest house is superb from the rooms, to the surreal views, mouth watering food and outstanding staff and service! William is a magnificent host who truly goes above and beyond for his guests. This was now my fifth time back and will continue returning in the near future! Would highly recommend staying here!


  • Wonderful view from a world-class nest.Wonderful ocean view from the room’s terrace, very comfortable bed and welcoming personnel including a delicious breakfast! William helped us book a table at a very good restaurant in Simon’s Town which made our one-night stay even more unique!



  • Outstanding service, food and decor. Don’t think about staying anywhere else.

    Outstanding service from start to finish. The whole team was welcoming, friendly and we were made to feel part of William’s extended family for the week. The food was exceptional. We’re still missing the breakfast croissants!! You MUST book dinner for at least one evening, one of the finest meals you will eat in the Cape. William’s attention to detail, years as a top chef, and his true passion... Read this review


  • Would give 6 stars if I could!

    Our stay with William was truly the best we had during our 2 week roadtrip along the western cape. We stayed two nights and couldn’t have had a better experience. Everything is beautifully and uniquely decorated with a lot of love for the little details. Both William and his team were very welcoming and made us feel right at home. Breakfast and dinner were exceptional. We went on a... Read this review