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Brisan On The Canals
Cape Town
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8 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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“Best choice we made”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 2, 2014

Brisan has the perfect mix of everything you need for a relaxing holiday - not easy when your children are of very different ages! Sandy and Brian are the best possible hosts you could wish to have, they made us feel at home the moment we arrived, and every effort was made to ensure that the families in their B&B were completely looked after. The breakfasts were delicious, rooms so comfortable (the best beds, thankyou!), and our location was perfect - close enough for our teenagers to walk to nightlife, for a walk to the beach and the canals were ideal for our 10 year old to use the B&B's canoes - we could paddle down to the river mouth to swim in the shallow estuary. We were really sad leaving Brisan, it felt like home and our youngest had virtually adopted Brian and Sandy as his grandparents, as had some of the other young children staying there!

  • Stayed December 2013, traveled with family
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brisanbedandbreakfas, Owner at Brisan On The Canals, responded to this review, February 3, 2014
Hi Gary, Linda and Family
Thanks so much for taking some of your valuable time to write the review. It is very much appreciated by both of us.
You were a great family to have in our home and we are delighted that you enjoyed your stay at Brisan on the Canals. The superb weather - third year in a row it has been great - was an added
bonus to making the holiday even better.
We wish you all a wonderful 2014 and rich blessings to a fabulous family.
Kindest regards
Brian and Sandy Cunningham
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johannesburg
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 25, 2013

if you are looking to stay in a peaceful place with the sounds of the ocean nearby then go to Brisan. You will feel at home and be treated like a son/daughter.

The canals are wonderfully peaceful and for an even more incredible experience take a ride in the canals and view some of the incredible houses on display.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 18, 2013

Brian and Sandy or extremely great hosts; being B &B owners for a few decades. We had just checked in and Sandy asked if we wanted a tour of the canal system (small charge). We said, yes, and within 5 minutes we were on the canals with Brian. They were the first house built on their section of the canal; Brian knows everyone; our tour was fabulous. They also rent their entire house out if people need a large area. HIghly recommend staying in this area of St.Francis Bay.

Room Tip: Canal facing room on lower level; then you can walk right to the breakfast room and canal system.
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  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 23, 2012

We had a very smart double room on the ground floor with full en-suite bathroom. The room has all the required amenities and freshly prepared breakfast on the deck was great. The hosts are superb and very helpful in advising on local attractions and places to shop and eat. The boat ride up the canals is great, if not just slightly expensive for a group.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with family
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London
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 25, 2011

Lovely setting amongst the canals of St Francis Bay. Brian and Sandy very accommodating. Rooms overlooking the canals - very clean and comfortable. Breakfast on the terrace excellent. Would stay again given the opportunity.

  • Stayed September 2011, traveled with family
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Sinsheim, Germany
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 14, 2011

An extraordinary location on the lovely st. francis bay with obliging hosts wich just read our wishes on our lips and gave us some good information for our trip. my second time in st. francis and i would always decide to come back once more.

unfortunately we had some mosquitos/insects a consecution of the climate on the seaside.

its possible to make boat trips on the canals wich is also very nice.

  • Stayed October 2011, traveled as a couple
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Property: Brisan On The Canals
Address: 7 Spray Avenue, Saint Francis Bay 6312, South Africa
Location: South Africa > Eastern Cape > Saint Francis Bay
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Suites
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Ranked #9 of 19 B&Bs / Inns in Saint Francis Bay
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — Brisan On The Canals 4*
Number of rooms: 6
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