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Brown Jug Guest House
Ranked #23 of 87 Hermanus B&B and Inns
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Reviewed February 24, 2013

Have just stayed with Louise and Abel for probably the sixth or seventh time and our reception and stay was as wonderful as always. One of the great advantages of the location of Brown Jug is the ability to walk into the centre of Hermanus without having to worry about taking the car. Already looking forward to our next stay.

Stayed: February 2013, traveled as a couple
Thank Ken M
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brownjug, Owner at Brown Jug Guest House, responded to this reviewResponded February 25, 2013

Thanks so much Ken and Jean and sorry we could not accommodate you for the full duration of your Hermanus trip. We also look forward so much to seeing our regular guests/friends at different times through-out the year and Keesha, and cats look forward to your return trip as well.
Jean is very involved in Hedgehog rescue and we were delighted and touched to have two rescue hedgehogs named after us.......hope Abel and Louise have been happily returned to the wild

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Reviewed February 2, 2013

It was our second stay at Brown Jug. The stay in Unit 3 was excellently we feel us like at home with the warm and friendly welcome from Louise and Abel. We respected highly the outdoor patio and the barbecue as well as as the piece of advicefor shopping from Louise. The great nice garden and pool invited for relaxing just as much we enjoyed the walk with "Keesha". The kitchen is small but there is all what we need, the bathroom is huge and at the shower there is a lot of space and the bedroom with the bed is very comfortable, the secure cover up parking is also well. Brown Jug is located in a very quiet area and it is a lovely resting place not far from the City Center ideal for walking. We will come back in 2014.

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  • Stayed: January 2013, traveled as a couple
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Thank beemwe59
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brownjug, Owner at Brown Jug Guest House, responded to this reviewResponded February 9, 2013

To two of the most genuine people who have stayed with us. Your second visit was an absolute pleasure and we really look forward to meeting your daughters when you return next year. Keesha, the Labrador, has made many friends over the years and is thoroughly spoilt by most of our guests. She appreciated the walks you took her on and I am sure will be equally pleased to meet the extended family. She has quite a following with special friends from Japan, UK, Austria and Germany all of whom return annually.

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Reviewed January 29, 2013

We spent a delightful weekend in the Brown Jug Studio unit. What a wonderful break away, with a warm and friendly welcome from Abel and Louise, helpful advice on how to make the most of our rather short stay, while enjoying complete peace and privacy. We loved the patio for relaxing meals, the most comfortable bed for well earned rest after hectic walking and swimming adventures, and the glorious big bathroom with double sized shower.
We will definitely return to the Brown Jug, but next time will make it a longer stay. We really loved every moment of our stay there!!

  • Stayed: January 2013, traveled as a couple
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Thank Anne D
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brownjug, Owner at Brown Jug Guest House, responded to this reviewResponded January 30, 2013

What nice genuine people you both are. I agree, one night is really to short to experience what Hermanus has to offer. Whether you return in winter or summer, the village and absolute natural beauty of the town has something for everyone. We look forward to your return.

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Reviewed January 28, 2013

I work with lots of people and in a noisy environment, so my wife and i decided on a quiet breakaway. We stayed in the Studio Unit which is private and away from outside noises. We had a lovely time and a nice rest. Abel and Louise are two of the nicest people you'll ever meet and are perfect hosts. The Studio Unit has ample space with a firm king size bed which was perfect for a good night's rest. The place is clean and contains everything you might need in a room. Thank You for a great stay and we'll be back! Leon and Rentia Laubscher, Brackenfell ( L & R Sound and Lighting )

Room Tip: For fun in the sun and a swim, choose unit 1 or 2. For more privacy and less sun, choose unit 3
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  • Stayed: January 2013, traveled as a couple
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brownjug, Owner at Brown Jug Guest House, responded to this reviewResponded January 30, 2013

Thank you and meeting you both was just as great a pleasure. Thank you so much for the meal voucher you spoilt us with, it was so unexpected and greatly appreciated. We would love to have you both again

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Reviewed January 22, 2013

We spent a wonderful two weeks in the Brown Jug this last December 2012. Our accommodation in the 2 bedroom cottage was excellent. We so enjoyed having the pool close by and an almost private garden shared, very seldom with max 3 others. We were arriving late afternoon on Christmas Eve so prior to our arrival we asked if Louise could stock our fridge with essentials which she so kindly did, and even went out of her way to find the right wine and beer we requested. What amazing service. Abel and Louise are fabulous, friendly hosts and we would happily stay with them again and would no hesitation in recommending the Brown Jug.
Hans and Vicki Malcomess Durban

  • Stayed: December 2012, traveled with family
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brownjug, Owner at Brown Jug Guest House, responded to this reviewResponded January 30, 2013

Thank you for your time and trouble to write a review and for the kind words. We will always try to go the extra mile to ensure that ours guests have a relaxing and memorable stay. Having such happy, fun guests over the festive season made it so much more special

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Reviewed January 10, 2013

We spent only one night in the splendid bungalow. Lots of space in the two bedroom suite with a complete kitchen and two bathrooms. The beds were excellent.
We had a very nice evening with a German couple who comes there almost every year to watch the whales. They gave us the nice spot (Roman Rock) just outside Hermanus to see the whales.
When we ever return to Hermanus we will try to stay for some more days at the Brown Jug. It is situated in a very quiet street, just a few minutes away from the heart of Hermanus.

  • Stayed: November 2012, traveled as a couple
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brownjug, Owner at Brown Jug Guest House, responded to this reviewResponded January 21, 2013

I am pleased that you found the guest house location a plus point as well as the accommodation itself. During peak season, being within walking distance from amenities is a great bonus. With the new additions to the shopping precint just a two minute walk away, comfort and accessibility feature prominently making the Brown Jug an ideal choice for convenience.

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Reviewed December 30, 2012

We spent a week in the 2-bedroom cottage and it was everything one could wish for: Louise and Abel made us feel so welcome, the accomodation was excellent, the pool crystal clear, the guest house is within walking distance of the town centre and all the shops and restaurants. We would certainly recommend The Brown Jug.

  • Stayed: December 2012
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brownjug, Owner at Brown Jug Guest House, responded to this reviewResponded January 21, 2013

Thank you for taking the time to review your experience at the Brown Jug. We will always try our utmost to ensure a home from home, memorable experience for our visitors and hope that this will be the first of many future visits.

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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 Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #23 of 87 B&Bs / Inns in Hermanus
Price Range: $56 - $94 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Brown Jug Guest House 3*
Number of rooms: 3
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
It’s true - accommodation in Hermanus that offers a beach view is plentiful, but there are few that provide the welcoming hospitality and comfort that The Brown Jug Guest House has. Not only are you welcomed by the owners, Abel and Louise, when you first arrive, but their friendly staff as well as Labradors - Keesha and Tula, and kitties - Squeek and Mikey, are always excited to meet new guests. The Brown Jug is centrally situated in sought-after Eastcliff - a quiet leafy suburb, and is a mere two minute stroll away from the shops, restaurants and seafront where you can enjoy the town’s famous land-based whale watching from the cliff tops. With a pristine garden, comfortable private units, and a sparkling salt water swimming pool, The Brown Jug allows you and your family or group to relax on your private patio or on one of the pool loungers while enjoying the tranquillity of your beautiful surroundings. The Brown Jug’s guest units each sleep between two to four adults and sleeper couches can accommodate a child or two in Units One or Two, with Unit Three being a Studio Room. All the units are individually equipped and each one has a full bathroom, with shower and bath, lounge, dining area, kitchen and comfy plush furniture. Each unit also has a flat screen TV, DSTV and DVD player with free Wi-Fi access – but I doubt you will want to browse on your phone given the variety of activities and places to see that Hermanus has on offer. A short stroll from The Brown Jug will take you to the seafront, the quaint shops and the antique shops that Hermanus is renowned for, and to its fine restaurants for a long lazy lunch overlooking the sea, with the distinct possibility of a whale show. Then there’s the cliff paths, the Marine Tidal pool for a fully energized swim and the Fernkloof Nature Trail with the first of the available walks – The Elephant Walk – a mere 600 meters away. There’s also the Saturday Craft Market where friends (and their pets) meet, and the blue flag beaches that are just five minutes away by car. Mountain bike trails are in abundance and truly magnificent scenery awaits with routes up the valley with clearly marked routes catering to various degrees of expertise. Hike into Fernkloof Nature Reserve or explore the Hemel en Aarde Valley just 6 kilometres away and taste the wines of the region. If you are looking to experience Hermanus from a place catered for families or groups, then The Brown Jug Guest House should be high on your list. ... more   less 
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