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Brown Jug Guest House
Ranked #24 of 86 Hermanus B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Buckingham, United Kingdom
1 review
“Home from home”
Reviewed April 19, 2014

We were very lucky to find The Brown Jug over ten years ago and we have spent wonderful holidays there every year since. This speaks more than words about the happy times we have had in the comfortable apartment as well as afternoons sitting under a parasol round the superb pool and swimming at 26c. The attention to detail by Louise is evident throughout, while Abel ensures that the gardens are always in pristine condition. Shops and fine restaurants are only five minutes away and it is completely safe to take a gentle walk back after an enjoyable meal with friends. "The most perfect guest house in Hermanus" !
David & Beryl Smith, Buckingham UK

  • Stayed February 2014, traveled as a couple
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Weston super Mare, United Kingdom
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Reviewed April 9, 2014

We loved Hermanus, and we loved the Brown Jug Guest House. Our 'Apartment was delightfully furnished, full of character and comfortable. We had our own Patio and a Braai.
Our Hosts Abel and Louise were charming, welcoming and very hospitable.
We took Breakfast in the main house, which was delicious. Served by Louise, background music supplied by Abel !!.
Other Guests staying there, were regulars over many years, and spoke very highly of their stays.
If, or, when we return to Hermanus, The Brown Jug will be at the top of our list. Thankyou.
P.S. Do visit the local Saturday Market near The Brown Jug - Fab.

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  • Stayed March 2014, traveled as a couple
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Truro, United Kingdom
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Reviewed February 11, 2014

Superb room in lovely house very close to center of Hermanus, housed in lovely gardens with a clean well maintained pool. The room was beautifully furnished with large bathroom and very well equipped kitchen. We also had a lovely patio area for sitting out. Louise and Abel were very friendly, welcoming and helpful.

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  • Stayed January 2014, traveled as a couple
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Nykvarn, Sweden
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Reviewed December 23, 2013

We stayed 6 nights in the same place in 2012, this time we chosed to stay 10! We really think it´s a good B&B/Guesthouse. Louise and Abel are very welcoming, so are their dogs and other pets. The little flat we rented has o big room, a small but well aquipped kitchen and a rather big bath-room with both a tube and a shower. The living room has nice furniture, the double bed is comfortable and theTV has a lot of channels including Euronews. The adjoining veranda just outside has nice furniture for breakfast and other meals and the pool, on the other sid of the house, is clean and nice for an afternoon swim. Also the car is well looked after, locked in over night and shadowed at daytime.

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled as a couple
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Johannesburg, South Africa
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Reviewed December 11, 2013

This apartment like set-up was very clean, warmly furnished and comfortable in every way. The two bedrooms with en suite bathrooms are off the living/dining room. This lovely house with pool and garden areas is within short walking distance to the center of town. Louise and her husband are friendly, gracious, interesting people who are very helpful in answering questions, making recommendations and just being available to enjoy informal conversation. We were so surprised to be upgraded to a second room for our adult son without even thinking about such a possibility! The Brown Jug is a real stand out in terms of a homey, personal and individualized accommodation.

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled with family
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Parow, South Africa
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Reviewed December 10, 2013

This B&B is the best place to be,great hospitality always a pleasure to book at THE BROWN JUG,been there 4times and going back in march...CANT WAIT,we were 4 ppl and the rooms are private and spacious,all shops and resturants are on your doorstep so its very convenient,i will definitly recommend anybody to stay there and enjoy the peace and quiet and surroundings

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled with friends
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Jeffreys Bay, South Africa
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Reviewed December 5, 2013

This BB is run by such a friendly helpful couple. We loved our beautiful clean rooms. We arrived late in the afternoon but nothing was a problrm for Louise. She advised on places to eat . We could walk to town and the beach

  • Stayed December 2013
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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 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):
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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