British Hotel Building

Simon's Town Historical Society

British Hotel Building

Cape Town, Simon's Town, Western Cape 7995, South Africa

Created By: Simon's Town Historical Society


Original Erf was owned by Jeremias Auret (1798). Later sold to Widow Rossouw and in 1814 to Gerhardus Hurter & soon after to John Osmond. In 1830 John Clarence established the Clarence Hotel. In 1842 Hugh Green purchased and established the British Hotel. It did not prosper and in 1895 was "raised to the ground". In 1898 John Parker built the new British Hotel. Cecil Rhodes attended the celebration opening the Railway line in 1890. Mary Kingsley stayed there in 1899 during the Boer War. The building was in disrepair and fire damaged in 1971 restored 1991 in now consists of private suites. Original grand bar mirror is in the Simon's Town Museum.


This point of interest is part of the tour: Simon's Town Historical Society


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