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Brown Jug Guest House
Ranked #23 of 87 Hermanus B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Gislaved, Sweden
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101 reviews
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“Excellent and priceworthy”
Reviewed October 22, 2012

Jug Brown is the most welcoming place. We liked the discrete service from the owners Louise and Abel, the nice apartment, the pool area and not least the location close to town centre and the whale watcing. We will be back soon/Anne and Jan from Sweden

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
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brownjug, Owner at Brown Jug Guest House, responded to this review, October 23, 2012
Thank you for your review. It was only a pleasure to have met you both and your three week visit went by far too quickly. The cat is already missing his "adoptive' parents. We look forward to your return.
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Gosport, United Kingdom
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Reviewed October 21, 2012

For our third visit we had our friend with us and stayed in the two bedroomed suite and took the breakfast option. We were very well fed and rested, Louise and Abel are wonderful hosts making us feel quite at home. Booking and paying was simple and secure on line, a big plus when travelling from UK. For value for money Brown Jug is the best in Hermanus.

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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with friends
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brownjug, Owner at Brown Jug Guest House, responded to this review, October 22, 2012
Thank you so much for your positive response and for returning to us once again. We are always pleased to see our "regulars" and look forward to catching up with regular clients from all over the world. Each and every one has a special place at our guest house and we are grateful for the support over many years.
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Woerden, The Netherlands
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Reviewed October 3, 2012

We had a short, but very nice stay in the Brown Jug. Accomodation is near the centre of Hermanus, and on walking distance. Perfect (living)room with comfortable bed,seperate bathroom, toilet and kitchen.Louise and her husband did everything to make us comfortable and we felt very welcome. Breakfast was more than enough and delicious! We would recommend it to everybody!

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
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brownjug, Owner at Brown Jug Guest House, responded to this review, October 7, 2012
Thank you for taking the time to post a review. Each persons experience at our guest house is evaluated and we consistantly make an effort to maintain and even improve on our service. We certainly hope you return for even longer next time as Hermanus has a great deal to offer and certainly justifies more than just a one night stay. There are over 100 whales in Walker Bay at present and wonderful sightings from the Cliff Tops are reported daily.
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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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Reviewed September 19, 2012

My family and I decided to go on a last minute fishing trip to Hermanus and we stayed at the Brown Jug. I must say, we weren't expecting much for the price and we were wrong. Just 5 minutes walk away from the town centre, friendly staff, comfy beds... what more could we have asked for! Will definitely go back.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with family
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brownjug, Owner at Brown Jug Guest House, responded to this review, September 23, 2012
Thank you very much for taking the time to review us. We have always prided ourself on the fact that we offer extremely good value and service whilst maintaining a very high standard. It is important that each guest leaves with the wish to return at some stage. Many of our visitors have been returning year after year some for as long as six weeks at a time. Our convenient location means that one can enjoy long leisurely lunch time meals or dinners or coastal strolls watching the whales without having to take your car out of the parking lot.
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Jeffreys Bay, South Africa
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Reviewed September 19, 2012

With its self catering and B&B option Brown Jug gives you the best of both.
Apartment like, extremely comfortable and well appointed accommodation, an easy walk to town and secure parking makes Brown Jug a wise choice.
Louise and Abel are super hosts and make you feel very welcome and at home.
Must try their breakfasts next we visit which we hope to make an annual sojourn.

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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
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brownjug, Owner at Brown Jug Guest House, responded to this review, September 20, 2012
Thank you and we look forward to seeing you next year. I hope you will try one of our breakfasts. The Brown Jug has become well known for the generous "English" breakfast served in the garden during the summer. Many of our guest reviews on various websites bare testimony to this.
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Frankfurt, Germany
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Reviewed September 16, 2012

We've been coming to Hermanus for 4 years now and have stayed at the Brown Jug every year. Louise and Abel were wonderful hosts every time and I must say it is almost like returning to family when we arrive at the Brown Jug.
The location is excellent and only a 5 minute walk from town centre, yet in a very quiet area.
We would certainly not consider staying anywhere else in Hermanus and have actually already booked our next stay there.

  • Stayed November 2011, traveled with family
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brownjug, Owner at Brown Jug Guest House, responded to this review, September 17, 2012
Thank you for your review. We have over many years built up a loyal guest base and genuinley look forward to each visit by various guests at different times of the year. Our aim is to ensure that everyone feels welcome and to provide a home from home atmosphere whilst respecting guest privacy.
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Stellenbosch, South Africa
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Reviewed September 8, 2012

Brown Jug is the best place to stay in Hermanus. We go back there twice a year and the peace and quiet that we experience there, really helps us to unwind from our busy lives. The swimming pool is wonderfully maintained and lovely in summer. I would advise anyone to go there and experience the ambience of this place.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with friends
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brownjug, Owner at Brown Jug Guest House, responded to this review, September 17, 2012
Our "regulars" are one of the great rewards we experience at the Brown Jug. Our various guests who visit have become like family and we look forward to each and every visit.
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Property: Brown Jug Guest House
Address: 18 Musson Street | Eastcliff, Hermanus 7200, South Africa
Location: South Africa > Western Cape > Overberg District > Hermanus
Amenities:
Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #23 of 87 B&Bs / Inns in Hermanus
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Brown Jug Guest House 3*
Number of rooms: 3
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 
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