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Braeside Guest House
Ranked #14 of 39 Swellendam B&B and Inns
Reviewed 14 May 2017

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 place and will continue to rejuvenate it over time.

  • Stayed: May 2017, travelled as a couple
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Braeside_7, Manager at Braeside Guest House, responded to this reviewResponded 18 May 2017

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 Braeside Guest House.

May you have a lovely trip further and we hope to see you soon !

Nico & Marianna

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Reviewed 30 April 2017

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 making the rooms as comfortable as possible and we particularly appreciated the delicious breakfast after a great night's sleep! We also discovered that our car had been washed which came as an unexpected surprise - another indication of the attention to detail which makes Braeside stand out in terms of customer service.

We wish the new owners every success going forward. We think that they have a winning formula and we look forward to making a return visit one day!

  • Stayed: April 2017, travelled as a couple
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Braeside_7, Manager at Braeside Guest House, responded to this reviewResponded 2 May 2017

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 visit.

Nico Nelissen
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Reviewed 27 April 2017

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 think of a better place to be!

  • Stayed: April 2017, travelled as a couple
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Braeside_7, Manager at Braeside Guest House, responded to this reviewResponded 28 April 2017

Hi Jeanine,

Thank you so much for the kind review. You were fantastic guests to entertain. We hope to see you again.

Nico,
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Reviewed 23 April 2017

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 breakfast as we were vegetarian. We enjoyed the delicious food with great views

  • Stayed: April 2017, travelled as a couple
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Braeside_7, Manager at Braeside Guest House, responded to this reviewResponded 2 May 2017

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
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Reviewed 4 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 stay. A pity only that we just had one night there...

  • Stayed: January 2017, travelled with family
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Additional Information about Braeside Guest House

Address: 13 Van Oudtshoorn Road, Swellendam 6740, South Africa
Region: South Africa > Western Cape > Overberg District > Swellendam
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free Parking Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #14 of 39 B&Bs / Inns in Swellendam
Price Range: HK$617 - HK$914 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Braeside Guest House 4*
Number of rooms: 5
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 
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