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Brown Jug Guest House
Ranked #23 of 86 Hermanus B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Oxford
Level 5 Contributor
54 reviews
16 hotel reviews
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“What a find!”
Reviewed November 17, 2013

Hermanus our new favourite town in South Africa, Brown Jug was exactly what we were looking for.
Quite,safe location with quick and easy access to the seafront,restaurants and shops.
The apartment was tastefully furnished with plenty of space and a private patio.
A good location for exploring this very interesting and relaxing coastal area.
Thanks Louise.

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled as a couple
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brownjug, Owner at Brown Jug Guest House, responded to this review, December 5, 2013
Thank you so much for those very kind words. We are very fortunate that our location has improved even more since the opening of the two new shopping centers to the eastern part of the village. The route from the village to our guest house is a very easy and pleasant stroll past shops and restaurants in a very well lit up and upmarket part of town. Our guests are all at ease walking into town and even doing so after a leisurely evening meal.
We hope to see you both again really soon.
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Durban, South Africa
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Reviewed November 12, 2013

On a peaceful road, within a 3 minute walk from the whale view sites and all shops and restaurants, the accommodation is great. There is a swimming pool, your own private garden patio and barbecue area, huge bedroom with en suite large bathroom with bath and walk in shower, fully fitted kitchen, large lounge/dining room with flat screen TV and secure on sight parking. Very friendly and helpful hosts and exceptional value. I would definitely stay here again.

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled as a couple
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brownjug, Owner at Brown Jug Guest House, responded to this review, December 5, 2013
Thank you very much for your balanced and informative response. The time you have taken to highlight many of the appealing attributes of the Brown Jug is greatly appreciated. We would love you to become regulars to the guest house and we value your support in choosing us a your holiday destination
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Mareeba
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Reviewed November 8, 2013

A wonderful stay, could not have been better. The cat adopted us, it was always waiting at our door to get in. We stayed at many places on our extended holiday in Africa, the Brown Jug was one of the best places..... If we had to live in South Africa, we would live in Hermanus.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
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brownjug, Owner at Brown Jug Guest House, responded to this review, November 9, 2013
Thank you very much Sally for your review. We are glad that your Hermanus experience was a good one. Mojo the resident cat missed you after you left and still sits outside the door hoping to be let in. I really hope that you will be able to visit us again sometime soon
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Washington Dc, District Of Columbia, Usa
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Reviewed November 4, 2013

We loved this place. It was a great value and we loved spending time with the owner and their dog. A great experience all around. Easy walk to the waterfront, where we saw a number of whales breaching.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
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brownjug, Owner at Brown Jug Guest House, responded to this review, November 9, 2013
Thank you very much for your kind response. It is a pity we could only host you for one night as there are so many lovely spots in and around Hermanus that could keep you occupied for many days. We look forward to meeting up with you again.
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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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Reviewed October 29, 2013

Second time we have stayed here. Still great. Louise really takes care of you, and the rooms are also self catering if you need it. Breakfast is available if you want it and it really sets you up for the day. Well located for a short walk to the town centre and the cliffs.
All in all, don't pass this place by.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
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brownjug, Owner at Brown Jug Guest House, responded to this review, November 9, 2013
Thanks so much David. It was really great to see you both again after so many years and we hope to see you more often now that you have more time to travel. We are really lucky with our location and being just a stones throw from so many facilities really adds to the attractiveness of our guest house.
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Eastbourne, United Kingdom
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Reviewed October 17, 2013

Very comfortable rooms, convenient for everywhere in Hermanus but a quiet location. Made welcome by Louise and the resident dogs. We stayed in the 2 bedroom apartment with my mother and it was exactly what we were looking for!

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with friends
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Thank Janet S
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brownjug, Owner at Brown Jug Guest House, responded to this review, November 9, 2013
Dear Janet
Thank you for your kind response, and really pleased that you enjoyed your unit. The two bedroom unit is ideal for families traveling together as you are housed together but still can maintain your privacy. Eddie, the new rescue doggy we have adopted is progressing with his training. He still sometimes gets a bit ahead of himself as I don't think he yet believes his luck in landing such a cushy home. We believe though our pets add to the homely atmosphere we strive to create and many people comment on the home from home experience the Brown Jug offers.
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Nieuwegein-Zuid, Utrecht, Netherlands
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Reviewed October 14, 2013

The Brown Jug was a pleasant surprise. Great location, close to the centre of Hermanus, Very well equipped and really nice hosts. Only the frogs in de garden made a lot of noise, but that was probably because it was spring. We recommend this place to everybody.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
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brownjug, Owner at Brown Jug Guest House, responded to this review, November 9, 2013
Thank you very much for taking the time to review your experience in Hermanus and our guest house. I am pleased we could help in making your trip a memorable experience. The frogs in Hermanus are indeed a bit vocal at certain times of the year but luckily they are only here for about a week then they seem to disappear. Their presence adds to the great natural diversity our lovely village has to offer, from the great Southern Right whales to the little frogs in our fish pond.
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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 Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #23 of 86 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):
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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