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 shone through. Sublime! x The decor and cleanliness were faultless. Beautiful lounge area with interior flair, large bed, large shower, sun loungers by the pool and stunning view topped it off.


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 fishing trip during our stay and William made it possible to bring some of our catch back and cooked it for us - one of the best meals we’ve had! The only negative thing we can say is, that we only had two nights to enjoy the guesthouse. We would definitely stay here again!! Thank you!


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!


Perfection, sit back and enjoy.

Williams home is a place of beauty, tranquility, relaxation and being spoiled rotten. The food is absolutely first class, breakfast is a veritable delight and the interior of the property is stunning. Outside the pool is a haven of peace whilst overlooking beautiful scenery. The staff members Primrose and Angie are simply the best, friendly, professional, attentive but never intrusive, they are a real asset to William. My wife and I adored this place, we can’t wait to return.


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


A very very nice experience! There were a very nice ambience and both of us very much enjoyed the interiors and the spectacular view. The host was excellent and the breakfast fantastic …and so was the lunch salad and the wine choosen!



I had the most amazing stay at Residence William French.

Beautiful view, amazing breakfast, absolutely delicious dinner. The room is beautifully decorated, spacious and clean with a stunning én suite bathroom and view. I loved swimming in the beautiful pool overlooking the ocean. William is an amazing host and make all his guests feel welcome. It was food for my soul. Thank you William for an unforgettable stay. I will definitely be back.


South Africa

Immaculate & Unique

This immaculate & unique property took our breath away on entering. Every room was full of character & dripping good taste, with consideration for every detail. William was an exceptional & knowledgable host & nothing was too much trouble. The food was sublime .The only downside was leaving, we would have liked to have had a much longer stay than the 2 nights we had. We won’t forget you William - thank you for our stay, you’re a classy guy!


Great place from comfort, amazing views and service, loved every minute of our stay. Staff was very helpful and was willing to help with all our needs. Breakfast was continental, fresh baked bread which was a great bonus. We will def be back again.


South Africa

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