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Braeside Guest House

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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.
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Property amenities
Pool
Free Parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Breakfast included
Room Service
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Non-Smoking Hotel
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Minibar
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Mid-range
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The guesthouse s directly on the oean. The view is amazing, the rooms are great, and sitting on the sofa in the dining room, just watching the waves - all windows open, could have last hours :-) Coffee, tea, water, cookies complemetary.
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To experience this guesthose from 1903 with its antique interior decoration and its beautiful gardens full with birds is a must when visiting Swellendam. Located close to a nature reserve and excellent restaurants. The service was personal and generous and the guesthouse has a
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Response from BraesideGHS, Owner at Braeside Guest House
Responded 5 days ago
Thank you very much for this remarkable review. I appreciate you taking the time to highlight the things that you appreciated during your visit.And it is very rewarding to hear that you did not want to leave. Thank you!
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What can be said that hasn't already, great location, great host, lovely period rooms, 5min away for any 4x4 enthusiast to get their Jeeps dirty. Something a bit different from all the modern contemporary style we always end up in. My daughter really enjoyed her stay in the
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Response from BraesideGHS, Owner at Braeside Guest House
Responded 5 days ago
Hi Toni, Thank you for this enigmatic review. Never did realize that we are so well situated for 4x4 enthusiasts. I see we have at least nearly convinced you that the room is not bright red! I hope that all your plans are now coming together one way or the other.Send my regards to your daughter and thank you for taking the time to review your stay. Until next time! Marianna
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This is the sort of place you want to keep to yourself, but that would be unfair to Marianna and her staff. The house is listed as a national heritage. Rooms are comfortable and spacious and remind you of the times when the house was built. The dip pool is good for a cool - down
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Response from BraesideGHS, Owner at Braeside Guest House
Responded 5 days ago
Hi, May I just say THANK YOU, SO VERY MUCH and then leave it at that? We will see you soon, same room, same time. Marianna
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Wel were again pampered by the lovely Marianna. She is aan true and very warm hostess who really makes you feel at home in her lovely and cosy guesthouse. The rooms spacious, the house full of character and the veranda a splendid place to relax. We hope to be back.
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Response from BraesideGHS, Owner at Braeside Guest House
Responded 5 days ago
Thank you, what a heart- warming review. Very easy work for me when I have guests like you.Time flies so quickly so we will see you again soon, hopefully. You will in any case always be welcome at Braeside. Marianna
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"One with an Ocean view."
"Queen Ester would be my choice again!"
"Authentic furnished house - beautiful garden - Spacious room (I can only speak for the one we had) - excellent breakfast and a warm welcome."
"I saw all the rooms and all of them had a different charm."
"Warm, cosy and clean and whole set up made you feel like you were in a 5 star luxury room only this was a 10 star luxury room! "
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PRICE RANGE
US$87 - US$115 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
South AfricaWestern CapeOverberg DistrictSwellendam
NUMBER OF ROOMS
5
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