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Braeside Guest House

4.0 of 5 Guest house   |   13 Van Oudtshoorn Rd, Swellendam 6740, South Africa
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Ranked #5 of 33 Swellendam B&B and Inns
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2014
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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Edmonton, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2014

Very comfortable stay at Braeside, Fiona was a lovely host (even despite an error in our booking that cost her some sleep!). The room was very comfortable with nice hot shower and beautiful african ornaments all over the room and hotel. The grounds are very well kept and the home is very quiet, even with several other couples staying there.... More

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Calw, Germany
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2014

We found an older manor-house with a very nice garden in a very quiet part of Swellendam. The room and the bathroom were average. The breakfast took place in a very gentle athmosphere and was one of the best on our whole trip. The house surely has already seen better days.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2014

Ian, our host was a very friendly and helpfull person. He helped us in finding restaurants and made reservations. The guesthouse was old (decorated) but fabulous. Drinks (wine) were free and breakfeast was very good! Beautiful garden and great views.

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Cape Town
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2014

Our second visit to Braeside was as enjoyable as the first a few years ago. The host is very friendly and upgraded our room so that we could have some peace and quiet (away from two kids who were also staying there). The house is magnificent and the gardens beautiful. And I can highly recommend the breakfast!

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Dinner Plain, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2014

Elegant, spacious, comfortable, airy, everything everyone says. Superlative accommodation even at high-season rates and conveniently close to Swellendam's main sites of historic interest. Feast your eyes on the photos.

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014

The home was lovely, my large room was cool, thanks to the beautiful wide verandas, my bathroom had a wonderful corner tub for soaking, the food couldn't be beat, and Fiona was the best. Loved it all!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014

The hostess/owner was so very attentive, she showed us around the beautiful house and garden. Accommodation was perfect and the breakfast was THE BEST. To eat this on the superb enlclosed verandah was heaven. If we do visit South Africa again, we will ceratinly stay at Braeside.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014

we had a lovely time, the reception staff and our guide were absolutely brilliant... I have been on proper safaris in botswana and I am afraid I thought this was rather like a big farm with some wild game on it, however my partner had never been on safari and he thought it was brilliant so there we go! Our... More

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014

We absolutely loved this beautiful Edwardian guest house! The picturesque gardens and tasteful period furnishings create a lovely ambience. The efficient and helpful staff provide a warm welcome. We will definitely go back!

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Port Elizabeth, South Africa
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2014

Braeside is a delightful Edwardian style home in a lush garden setting. We are not fans of bed and breakfast accommodation (our preference being self-catering), but decided to break the journey from Port Elizabeth to Cape Town for one night. At R585 per person per night in a small South African town I guess we were expecting more luxury than... More

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Address: 13 Van Oudtshoorn Rd, Swellendam 6740, South Africa
Location: South Africa > Western Cape > Overberg District > Swellendam
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Hotel Class:4 star — Braeside Guest House 4*
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Beautiful Edwardian villa set in large garden with views over the Langeberg Mountains and the Marloth Nature Reserve. Built in 1901, Braeside is a haven of tranquillity with 5 individually styled en-suite bedrooms. We are a 4-Star graded property (Tourism Grading Council) and have a 'Superior' grading from the AA. We pride ourselves in offering gracious, personal service in a beautiful setting. ... more   less 
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