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Brightwater Lodge
3.0 of 5 Bed and Breakfast   |   9 Brighton Street, Hout Bay 7806, South Africa   |  
Hotel amenities
Ranked #21 of 58 Hout Bay B&B and Inns
Franschhoek, South Africa
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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 hotel reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“Comfortable”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2014

Erica is a lovely and helpful host. Everyday she gave us advice which was much appreciated. Not sure if Gerard has the same flair for the role of host!it's a pity the property didn't have sufficient garden to enable guests to soak up the sun.

  • Stayed January 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service

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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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English first
Auckland Region, New Zealand
2 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2014

We had a fantastic stay at Brightwater lodge, the hosts were very helpful, the location excellent, and the apartment was very clean and tidy. An excellent location for exploring all the fantastic locations from Cape Town to Cape Point.

  • Stayed January 2014, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service

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Tholen, The Netherlands
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19 reviews 19 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2013

This guesthouse was the perfect place to visit Capetown, Table Mountain, Chapman's Peak, Cape Good Hope, World of Birds and other places. The hosts were amazing, friendly, always giving good advice and they were very helpful. The room was nice, clean, comfortable! Breakfast was mmmmm yammy. For short: we could recommend this place to ANYONE!!! It sure was a home away from home!

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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25 reviews 25 reviews
7 hotel reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2013

This is a real b&b where you get to see, talk and share experiences with the owners of the house.
The owners are great travellers and the conversation about travelling could have lasted for ever. Very much enjoyed sitting and chating with them by the fire plce. Wonderful experience.

Room Tip: All rooms that I saw were quite similar and they arecall good.
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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Northampton, United Kingdom
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27 reviews 27 reviews
16 hotel reviews
Reviews in 21 cities Reviews in 21 cities
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2013

This was the first place we stayed in South Africa - and what a great start to our holiday ! We booked the Apartment, because we love to have a balcony, and wow what a view. Our hosts Gerard and Erica could not have been kinder - and Gerard's Gin and Tonics were fabulous. Brightwater Lodge is a few minutes walk from the beach, and there are good restaurants just around the corner in Hout Bay. We stayed for five nights and left relaxed and refreshed. Great place. Great hosts. Great value.

Room Tip: The Apartment has great views of the mountains and an extremely comfortable sitting room.
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  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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London, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2013

The location of Brightwater Lodge is perfect for accessing the beach without having to use a car. The hosts were so friendly and welcoming and everything was just right. Good value for money in Hout Bay.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service

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Pietermaritzburg, South Africa
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4 reviews 4 reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2013

Centrally located within easy access to Cape Town, Table Mountain, Beaches, Airport, etc.
Stayed in self catering apartment that had all the necessary facilities.
Apartment was imaculately clean.
We were comfortable and had the added bonus of privacy, balcony with excellent views, a large lounge, glass panels in the roof that provided fantastic views of the night sky.
Hosts, Erika and Gerard were friendly and engaged in conversation. They were very knowledgable about Cape Town and were keen to provide information about places of interest or places to visit.
Freshly prepared breakfast was served in a sunny corner of the lounge.
Would definitely revisit and recommend to travellers.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Brightwater Lodge

Address: 9 Brighton Street, Hout Bay 7806, South Africa
Location: South Africa > Western Cape > Cape Town > Hout Bay
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Kitchenette Spa Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #21 of 58 B&Bs / Inns in Hout Bay
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Brightwater Lodge 3*
Number of rooms: 6
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