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Sydney, Australia
1 review
Reviewed 3 October 2016

Lovely apartment in a house within walking distance to Hermanus. Friendly owners - great place to stay. No whales to be seen although we were told they were there - luck of the day. Good restaurants nearby.

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brownjug, Owner at Brown Jug Guest House, responded to this review

Thank you Christine, for your review. Sorry about the whales, they have been uncharacteristically scarce, lets hope the next season is a bumper one. Hermanus is one of the best land based whale destinations and has great natural beauty to compliment it. More 

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3 reviews
Reviewed 13 September 2016

Second stay at Brown Jug. As before - enjoyed the stay. Comfortable and homely. Near to shops and sea front. Easy walking distance from sea front. Near wonderful Grotto Beach that stretches for ever. Also near to sea front walk way between the rocks and bushes. Abel and Louise gracious hosts that made us feel welcome. Intend to stay again... More 

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brownjug, Owner at Brown Jug Guest House, responded to this review

Thank you Giorgio, you were most welcome on the first and second visit, the third will be an absolute bonus. We look forward to seeing you and your kind words are really appreciated. More 

Voreppe, France
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Reviewed 12 September 2016

Our hosts are very kind and gave us lot of advices during our stay in Hermanus which is a wonderfull city closed to the sea. We appreciated that our hosts lighted the wood-burner each afternoon to ensure a confortable stay in their house.

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brownjug, Owner at Brown Jug Guest House, responded to this review

Thank you for your time to put in a review. Our newly installed fireplaces in unit one and unit two have proved to be a great success and I am pleased you enjoyed the atmosphere. We hope to be able to welcome you again soon. More 

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Reviewed 26 August 2016

Calm, relaxing, blissful, tranquil, beautiful and just wonderful! :) The room is very spacious, the bed was comfortable - my little one slept through the night for the first time in weeks! ;) The kitchen is fully equipped and in working order! The property is centrally located, 5 minutes walk to Checkers and Woolworths, very convenient! The room does get... More 

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brownjug, Owner at Brown Jug Guest House, responded to this review

Thank you kindly for your review. I am so pleased you had a relaxing stay and it was a pleasure to have you with us. Our other two units have been equipped with lovley log fireplaces, so when you next visit in the winter be sure to book one of these. They are lovely and warm. We look forward to... More 

cape town
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Reviewed 13 July 2016

Close to everything. Spotless facility.More than a guesthouse....home from home. LOVELY owners that makes you feel so welcome. Lovely area and a beautiful garden.Very private which is high on my "must have" list. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED. We will be back.

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brownjug, Owner at Brown Jug Guest House, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your very kind words. There is nothing like positive energy from guests to make our efforts seem worthwhile. It makes our job so easy when we have such nice people to host More 

Stellenbosch, South Africa
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Reviewed 7 July 2016 via mobile

An amazing stay, as always. We had a fireplace to combat the cold, and what fun it was to make a fire every day! I really love this place - have been coming here for years - and Louise, Abel and all the pets. In our unit (one bedroom) the shower is really good. It gives one a lovely massage.... More 

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brownjug, Owner at Brown Jug Guest House, responded to this review

Dear Estelle and Hugo It is always a pleasure to have you both with us and look forward to the summer stay in December. I agree our newly installed fireplaces have been an absolute winner during the cold winter period. Our guests have been able to enjoy the winter evenings at the fireside within the comfort of the unit. Thank... More 

Milan, Italy
1 review
Reviewed 5 July 2016

the guest house is wonderful and the owners also! everything was perfect at all!! The position is 5 minutes away from supermarket restaurants and Cliff path my third time in hermnaus but this is the best place i was at !

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brownjug, Owner at Brown Jug Guest House, responded to this review

Thank you so much for the kind words and positive response. I hope we are able to make you one of our regulars and that this will be the first of many visits. First impressions are the most important and I am glad we ticked the right boxes. The Brown Jug has the advantage of being in such a quiet... More 

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Reviewed 4 July 2016 via mobile

We spent a long weekend at the cottage with our kids. The warm welcome by Louise and her staff was equal to the warm and welcoming environment. The perfect distance from town and the cliffs, we were able to take long walks or relax in front of the fireplace, depending on our mood. We will definitely recommend the Brown Jug... More 

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brownjug, Owner at Brown Jug Guest House, responded to this review

Thank you so much Lianne for taking the time to review the guest house. It was a pleasure having the family with us and pleased you enjoyed your stay. The Fireplaces have proved to be a great addition to the guest house, I know there is no better way to spend a cold, rainy lazy day, than in front of... More 

Cape Town, South Africa
1 review
Reviewed 4 July 2016

We had a great time staying at Brown Jugs Guess House. It was a winter get away so the cold did not help. The owners were very friendly and have your best interest at heart. Everything you need is there. I will defiantly visit again. We just wanted to get away from everyday life and that is what we got.... More 

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brownjug, Owner at Brown Jug Guest House, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your review Enrico. We have put lovely log burning fireplaces in our other two units, but it may just be on the cards to equip the Studio with one as well. Judging by the response we have had I think it would enhance the unit immensely. Look forward to your next visit. More 

Cape Town Central, South Africa
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Reviewed 19 May 2016

We spent 2 nights at Brown Jug in their 1-bed Cottage which is perfect for a couple to stay for a few nights, or weeks. It had a very well equipped self-catering kitchen setup, and having a little lounge gave us plenty of space. Bed was very comfortable. The best part about the stay was Louise, Abel and their dogs... More 

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brownjug, Owner at Brown Jug Guest House, responded to this review

Thank you very much for taking the time to review your stay with us. Our approach to our business is an extension of our personal life, of which our animals form an integral part. Happy house....happy animals.....happy people. We look forward to welcoming you to our home again soon More 

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Experience home from home hospitality first hand at The Brown Jug Guest House. Choose from three well appointed units, all tastefully and lovingly decorated with fine attention to detail. The Brown Jug offers quality superior accommodation and is centrally located, within a three minute walk from the whale watching cliff tops, restaurants, village and shopping centre. Set on a double stand in a tranquil park like garden with sparkling salt water pool where one can relax, rejuvenate and enjoy the fine hospitality we have to offer. Secure on site parking provides peace of mind so leave your car at the guest house and enjoy the short stroll to the village.What defines The Brown Jug is the fact that most attractions and activities are within a 5km radius but most are closer.Within a 1km radius is the magnificent 27 hole Hermanus Golf Course, Fernkloof Nature Reserve with its magnitude of species of fynbos, the pristine Blue Flag Grotto Beach where one can tackle the 18km seaside walk to De Kelders and most important just a stones throw from the CBD and nearest shopping centre. Take a leisurely stroll around the corner to the village and take in the magnificent view of Walker Bay, with the whales frolicking in the background whilst enjoying an extended midday lunch at one of the many superb restaurants on the seafront. Just a short stroll back to the Brown Jug is all that is required where an inviting relaxing afternoon awaits on the pool loungers beside our sparkling salt water pool.In the summer months the barbecue patios provide the ideal setting for an evening drink and watching the sun set behind Hoy's Koppie. Whilst many enjoy to self cater we encourage our guests to treat themselves to A BROWN JUG breakfast we have become so well known for.• Three blocks from sea, village and whale watching paths and • One block from the CBD• Close to golf course • Swimming pool on premises • Under cover on site parking • Private entrances • TV in all units • Non-smoking rooms, but there are designated smoking areas • 4km from nearest swimming beach • Three blocks from sea water tidal pool • Barbecue facilities ... more   less 

Additional Information about Brown Jug Guest House

Address: 18 Musson Street | Eastcliff, Hermanus 7200, South Africa
Region: South Africa > Western Cape > Overberg District > Hermanus
Price Range: €49 - €83 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Brown Jug Guest House 3*
Number of rooms: 3
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