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Brown Jug Guest House

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Free Wifi
Free Parking
Breakfast Available
Air Conditioning
Pool
Non-Smoking Rooms
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3 Star Hotel
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Reviewed April 11, 2018 via mobile

Very clean, well appointed self-catering units perfectly situated within an easy walking distance from the downtown hub and esplanade of Hermanus. Also an ideal base from which to explore Stanford and Hemel and Aarde wineries, Gansbaai shark cage-diving and the penguin colony at Betty's Bay....More

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Reviewed March 16, 2018

Just had a fantastic week at the Brown Jug Guesthouse, with our lovely friendly hosts and their wonderful woofs ant kitties. We had their smallest suite but it was far bigger than many units we’ve had in the poshest hotels. Abel and Louise were full...More

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Reviewed December 21, 2017

Due to me being afraid of the 2 dogs- the man there told us we must leave, we can't stay. No alternative was offered, so altogether I lost my money. Hostile, rude and just horrible service. Never book!More

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Response from brownjug, Owner at Brown Jug Guest HouseResponded March 12, 2018

When booking at the Brown Jug you made your reservation through Booking.com on our very favourably priced non refundable one night stay deal. On the Booking.com website, our own website and also the Tripadvisor listing we have, I have very prominently displayed a lovely photo...More

Reviewed December 16, 2017

We only stayed one night at the Brown Jug Guest House. It is ideally located within walking distance to the town centre and Ocean cliff walk. Plenty of good restaurants in the neighbourhood . We enjoyed a healthy, warm breakfast. Louisa and her husband are...More

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Reviewed November 24, 2017

We had a great stay at the Brown Jug Guest House. The room was spacious and cosy and had a fireplace. The host, Louise, was very helpful guiding ud to local attractions. Would definately recommend staying here.

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It’s true - accommodation in Hermanus that offers a beach view is plentiful, but there are few that provide the welcoming hospitality and comfort that The Brown Jug Guest House has. Not only are you welcomed ...More by the owners, Abel and Louise, when you first arrive, but their friendly staff as well as Labradors - Keesha and Tula, and kitties - Squeek and Mikey, are always excited to meet new guests. The Brown Jug is centrally situated in sought-after Eastcliff - a quiet leafy suburb, and is a mere two minute stroll away from the shops, restaurants and seafront where you can enjoy the town’s famous land-based whale watching from the cliff tops. With a pristine garden, comfortable private units, and a sparkling salt water swimming pool, The Brown Jug allows you and your family or group to relax on your private patio or on one of the pool loungers while enjoying the tranquillity of your beautiful surroundings. The Brown Jug’s guest units each sleep between two to four adults and sleeper couches can accommodate a child or two in Units One or Two, with Unit Three being a Studio Room. All the units are individually equipped and each one has a full bathroom, with shower and bath, lounge, dining area, kitchen and comfy plush furniture. Each unit also has a flat screen TV, DSTV and DVD player with free Wi-Fi access – but I doubt you will want to browse on your phone given the variety of activities and places to see that Hermanus has on offer. A short stroll from The Brown Jug will take you to the seafront, the quaint shops and the antique shops that Hermanus is renowned for, and to its fine restaurants for a long lazy lunch overlooking the sea, with the distinct possibility of a whale show. Then there’s the cliff paths, the Marine Tidal pool for a fully energized swim and the Fernkloof Nature Trail with the first of the available walks – The Elephant Walk – a mere 600 meters away. There’s also the Saturday Craft Market where friends (and their pets) meet, and the blue flag beaches that are just five minutes away by car. Mountain bike trails are in abundance and truly magnificent scenery awaits with routes up the valley with clearly marked routes catering to various degrees of expertise. Hike into Fernkloof Nature Reserve or explore the Hemel en Aarde Valley just 6 kilometres away and taste the wines of the region. If you are looking to experience Hermanus from a place catered for families or groups, then The Brown Jug Guest House should be high on your list. Less
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Kitchenette, Non-Smoking Rooms, Suites, Family Rooms
Hotel Amenities
HOTEL FEATURES
Pool
Free Parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Air Conditioning
Airport Transportation
Breakfast Available
Microwave
Refrigerator in room
Self-Serve Laundry
Wheelchair Access
Beachfront
Room Service
Restaurant
Bar/Lounge
Breakfast included
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Awards & Recognition
Certificate of Excellence
Certificate of Excellence
Room types
Kitchenette, Non-Smoking Rooms, Suites, Family Rooms
Hotel class
Awards & Recognition
Certificate of Excellence
Certificate of Excellence
Room types
Kitchenette, Non-Smoking Rooms, Suites, Family Rooms
Hotel class
Hotel class
Awards & Recognition
Certificate of Excellence
Certificate of Excellence
Room types
Kitchenette, Non-Smoking Rooms, Suites, Family Rooms
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peggygedling
April 14, 2015|
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As far as I am aware the open top red bus operates in the Cape Town area doing tours of the City and surrounds. Hermanus is well worth a visit on its own merits and very easy to navigate. Day tours are readily available
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"All the suites are really lovely."
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"All flatlets have their own characters and plusses"
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"Easily accessible for super walks on the cliff paths."
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"Any room is good as per your needs"
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