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“family friendly stay” 4 of 5 bubbles
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Brown Jug Guest House
Ranked #24 of 89 Hermanus B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Emmen, The Netherlands
1 review
“family friendly stay”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 11, 2013

We stayed at the Brown Jug for 3 nights during our round trip through South Africa. The Brown Jug was booked as an alternative for our previously booked hotel, which appeared to be closed for maintenance during the winter. Since we were travelling with our 2 kids (7yrs and 9 months), it turned out we got lucky the hotel was closed! The Brown Jug offers a family appartement with 2 separate bedrooms; perfect for the children! Situated within walking distance of the city centre and whale watching sites, it's location is just as good as the accommodations near the seaside, only much more affordable. The hosts are more than willing to give good advise about the activities all around and breakfast is great! Last but nog least; the love and affection given to you by the friendly family dog makes your stay complete! Have a nice time!

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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brownjug, Owner at Brown Jug Guest House, responded to this review, August 21, 2013
Thank you very much for your informative review and I am pleased that we could contribute to the success of your Hermanus experience. The family unit is ideal for friends or families travelling together. The Brown Jug strives to create a home from home atmosphere, whilst striving to perfect the art of luxury without pretence. Our pets form an integral part of our home life and add to the atmosphere of our establishment
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    5 of 5 bubbles
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    5 of 5 bubbles
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    5 of 5 bubbles
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Robertson, South Africa
Level Contributor
3 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 6, 2013

My partner and went to Hermanus to celebrate my birthday there. The guest house was perfect. The kitchen was fully equipped and the price for the weekend's stay weren't that expensive at all. We really loved the stay and will definitely be going there again in the near future.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Ashley J
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brownjug, Owner at Brown Jug Guest House, responded to this review, August 7, 2013
Thank for your review Ashley. I am pleased you enjoyed your stay and I he that your next visit will be longer that just two days. Hermanus has so much to offer and the village many novelty shops where one can spend hours browsing.
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Borne, Overijssel, Netherlands
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 5, 2013

We stayed at the Brown Jug for 3 nights and wish we could stay longer. A lovely place and verry friendly people. It feld like home for us. Thanks for the good tips and advise, in special how to make a Braai! The breakfast was also verry nice.

We hope we can come back sometime.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Hanneke L
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brownjug, Owner at Brown Jug Guest House, responded to this review, August 6, 2013
Dear Family Leijdekkers
It was a pleasure to meet you all and take the time to introduce you to our village and way of life. I am sure the "toeplakrooster" you invested in and took back to Holland will remind you of your stay in Hermanus and the braai's you enjoyed at the guesthouse. The whales have also been particularly good very early in the season and you had many good sightings. I am sure this will be the start of a good whale season. We hope to see you back in our country very soon.
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Cape Town
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37 reviews
12 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 20, 2013

We stayed here for a weekend and had the best time! It is quite central and you can walk to the sea or shops. The owner Louise was very friendly and the room/flatlet was just perfect! It has a little kitchenette, separate bathroom and toilet, lounge/dining area and a room with THE most comfortable bed!! A lovely breakfast was served in our room at a time suitable for us! Absolutely excellent!!!

Room Tip: If all the rooms are like the one we had, you will not be disappointed!
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  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank AnnekeBC
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brownjug, Owner at Brown Jug Guest House, responded to this review, July 23, 2013
Dear Anneke

Thank you so much for your positive review. I am really glad we succeeded in making a positive impression and that you enjoyed your weekend in our town. It has so much to offer and I am really proud to live here. Being within walking distance from amenities is a great advantage and with the whales which have arrived I am sure the town will be bursting at the seams very soon
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Cape Town Central, South Africa
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 18, 2013

We stayed at the Brown Jug for 2 nights and only wish it could have been longer. The spacious, comfortable room or should I rather say flatlet consisted of the warmest most comfortable furniture i've experienced. The bed in particular was impossible to lie in without automatically feeling rested and ready to sleep.
Louise and Abel who run the guest house are unbelievably accommodating, offering a helping hand wherever possible. The breakfast which cost an additional R60 p.p. would cost a minimum of R100 elsewhere. Incredbile value for money on the whole at the Brown Jug!

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Jarred A
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brownjug, Owner at Brown Jug Guest House, responded to this review, July 20, 2013
Thank you Jarred. Your review is much appreciated and I am glad that were able to provide you with a much deserved break. It was a pleasure having you stay with us and I hope that we will see you both again really soon.
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Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 10, 2013

Spent 2 weeks at the Brown Jug in June from New Zealand, and it was the perfect place to enjoy Hermanus. Positioned in a quite area, yet close enough to the village to be able to walk to the restaurants. Good layout for rooms and nice and private garden areas. Rooms are decorated well and are warm through winter, and wifi which is important. Owners, Abel and Louise are very caring and are always available when you need them, yet create a nice private environment, and run a very professional yet relaxed guest house. Having the self catering option is always a good option. I will use it again this hopefully, and the big highlights were running the cliff paths with Louise, and taking the gorgeous Labrador to the market. A big thumbs up for Abel and Louise, thy hae a great spot in the best part of the year, I do recommend a visit.

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  • Stayed June 2013, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Mickayla M
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brownjug, Owner at Brown Jug Guest House, responded to this review, July 18, 2013
Thank you Wayne for your detailed and response. It is really appreciated. You have also become part of a select few with whom I entrust my four legged child. She loved having you here and I could see the genuine affection she developed for you. She has finished the cow hooves you bought for her at the market. Took a while and enjoyed every moment. Would love to go running with you on your next trip, and hopefully Mickayla will be able to join us on the beautiful cliff paths.
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Cape Town Central, South Africa
2 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 18, 2013

The owners accommodated us at the last minute and it was great to get away for a night from the city, clean and everything you need, however, cold and a fireplace or another heater would've given it 5 stars.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Liezel M
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brownjug, Owner at Brown Jug Guest House, responded to this review, June 19, 2013
Dear Liezel

Thank you firstly for your visit to our guest house and secondly thank you for your tip. There is a heater in the lounge area, but you have convinced me to put one in the bedroom. I was contemplating this, but will now get around to implementing. Constructive advice is always welcome and taken to heart. I am pleased you enjoyed your trip to Hermanus and I hope we see you again.
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Additional Information about Brown Jug Guest House

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 #24 of 89 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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