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Braeside Guest House

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19/06/2017 20/06/2017
1 room 2 adults 0 children
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Santa Monica, California
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Although we were only able to stay for one night, we thoroughly enjoyed Braeside. Marianna and Nico were the consummate hosts, helping us get settled, calling a friend to give us recommendations, and preparing an amazing breakfast the included the biggest omelettes ever. They recently took over the place and it is clear that they take great pride in the...

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Braeside_7, Manager at Braeside Guest House, responded to this review

Good day, We would like to thank you for the kind review and we are so happy that you have enjoyed your stay at our home. We would also like to thank you for being such kind guests and that we can now be fulfilled for making you feel welcome - as it is one of our biggest missions at...

Brinkworth, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stayed one night at Braeside and were sorry that we were not able to stay longer in this lovely house to enjoy more of Marianna and Nico's wonderful hospitality. The standard of service was exceptional and the best we received during our two week stay in South Africa. It was clear that a lot of thought had gone into...

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Braeside_7, Manager at Braeside Guest House, responded to this review

Good day, Thank you for the kind review. We are so happy that you were satisfied with the service and rooms. We would like to thank you for being such kind guests. It is because of guests like you that we at Braeside Guest House enjoy what we do even more. We will warmly welcome again you on your next...

Franschhoek, South Africa
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The beautiful Braeside Guest House is a romantic place to be. A real English country garden, a house like and old castlel. But most of all: the service of Marianna and her staff make you feel like you're the most important person in the world. They take care of everything. Perfect breakfast, great room and nice swiming pool. I cannot...

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Braeside_7, Manager at Braeside Guest House, responded to this review

Hi Jeanine, Thank you so much for the kind review. You were fantastic guests to entertain. We hope to see you again. Nico, Braeside Guest House

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We stayed one night at Braeside, we were warmly welcomed on arrival, the rooms were lovely and comfortable, it was a cold night and the electric blankets had been turned on for us which was lovely. The bathrooms need updating however it's been newly acquired and I believe work is in progress. Extra effort had been made for us at...

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Braeside_7, Manager at Braeside Guest House, responded to this review

Good day, Thank you so much for the kind and honest review. We are so happy that you were comfortable, as it is one of our missions at Braeside Guest House. We will definitely be updating the bathrooms as soon as possible before your next visit. We hope to see you soon ! Nico Nelissen Management

Bonn
Reviewed 3 April 2017

Having had wonderful experiences in various accomodations (most of them B&B's) during an extended family holiday with three adult children, this was one of the best. Comfortable rooms, a beautifully decorated house with numerous items to admire, a nice pool, a large garden with Guinea Fowls, very friendly and helpful hosts, and an excellent breakfast added to an extremely enjoyable...

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Hampshire
Reviewed 28 March 2017

This charming guest house is situated a short walk from the town centre amenities and restaurants. The hosts Amanda and Walter were very welcoming and helpful, managing to get us a last minute booking at a popular local restaurant. The room was very comfortable and spacious, although the bathroom was quite small and the shower needed updating. The pool area...

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Cologne, Germany
Reviewed 25 March 2017

Lovely old house with beautiful rooms , the welcome was very friendly, breakfast was great, service was excellent. The dinner recommendation was perfect. The whole family enjoyed the stay in this old style.

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Silsoe, Bedfodshire
Reviewed 25 March 2017

The room was fairly large and bathing facilities very good. There was a lovely outdoor pool with adequate loungers etc. Gardens were beautiful. It was in a very quiet location but within easy SAFE walking distance of the restaurants. The staff were very helpful, made us a restaurant booking and generally made our stay there very welcoming. Breakfast was lovely....

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
Reviewed 27 February 2017

We were welcomed very warmly by the couple running the guest house, the house was very clean and excellently run, the couple who ran the guest house were very knowledgeable aboutbthe local restaurants. Great trip.

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Finland
Reviewed 22 February 2017

The main house was renovated after our last visit. Now it looked good and also interior was beautiful. Rooms were almost the same than last time, every room individual. Breakfast was served outside and staff was very friendly and helpfull. Location is great, so close to restaurants and city center. Amanda and Walter kindly made the reservation for the dinner...

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  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Now under new ownership this Beautiful Cape Edwardian house set in a large garden with views over the Langeberg Mountains and the Marloth Nature Reserve was built in 1901, Braeside has a lot of charm and character and is a haven of tranquillity with 5 very nice individually styled en-suite bedrooms. We are situated in a very peaceful and safe area of the picturesque town of Swellendam, in the Western Cape province of South Africa. We are a 4-Star graded property (Tourism Grading Council). We offer gracious, personal service in a beautiful setting. Our breakfast consists of a continental buffet composed of cereals, yogurt, fresh fruits, various local cheeses, cold meats, fruit juices. We also pride ourselves in serving several homemade products such as: freshly baked organic breads, orgnanic cake, organic sweet and savory muffins, jams and marmalade. The cooked part of our breakfast will be made on request. It will consist of our fresh free range eggs either fried, scrambled, poached, or boiled; we can also provide very nice omelettes with several seasonings, bacon, mushrooms, sausage and grilled tomatoes Braeside is the ideal place to spend a couple of days exploring the Overberg region from visits to the coast to the beautiful winelands, all within easy reach. Or you can just spend a day relaxing by the pool, in the lovely gardens or beautiful patio. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Braeside Guest House

Address: 13 Van Oudtshoorn Road, Swellendam 6740, South Africa
Region: South Africa > Western Cape > Overberg District > Swellendam
Price Range: $97 - $121 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Braeside Guest House 4*
Number of rooms: 5
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“We had the smallest safari room and to be quite frank, it was really nice and more than adequate. Nothing lacking in it at all. It had a double bed and of course, if you want a bigger bed, you wouldn't book this room, but for us it was great.”
CapeTownCharles, 16 Nov 2013 | Read review
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