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Brenton Beach House
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London, United Kingdom
Level 2 Contributor
5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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“Excellent, breezy B&B”
Reviewed December 31, 2012

Loved this place. Huge breezy rooms, located next to a stunning sandy beach. Plus a delightful owner, who shares his killer recipe for bread. What's not to like? Would love to go back one day for a more leisurely stay.

Room Tip: Loved Ernie Els room.
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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
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manosque04, Owner at Brenton Beach House, responded to this review, January 2, 2013
It was a real pleasure having you stay with us and merci for all the kind words
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Reviewed December 27, 2012

We spent 2 nights with our 4 kids... And no doubt this has been the best place we stayed in South Africa so far... In fact, we wish we had stayed longer, as there is so much to do there...
First of all, the location is great... Yes, a little bit far away from the city and restaurants, but so close to this amazing wild 5kms long beach... Just a pleasure to walk, run or swim there, and being so close to it is just priceless...
Then, service is simply outstanding... Derrick, the most French of South Africans, is an amazing host, making this place so special, being so nice and helpful, with the best tips for restaurants and places to go, and will do everything to make your stay wonderful...
Rooms are beautiful, facilities great (outstanding family room with open bar -including nespresso- and superb oceanview), breakfast is excellent... Also a nice swimming pool... Everything is at its best...
There is so much to do and to see in Knysna...
Net net, we will definitely come back, and next time much more than a couple of days... No surprise Brenton beach house ranks #1 in Knysna... Thank you so much Derrick for these great 2 days...

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with family
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Reviewed December 21, 2012 via mobile

Wow Derrick what a great experience for Elmarie and I. Your hospitality coupled with a great room and facilities made our week in Knysna something to remember. Many thanks and wishing you all of the best for Xmas and the new year.

Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
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manosque04, Owner at Brenton Beach House, responded to this review, December 22, 2012
What an awesome couple you make. Thanks so much for staying with us.
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Reviewed December 18, 2012

We really enjoyed our stay in Knysna at Brenton Beach with Derrick!
We had a honeymoon suite, which has beautiful views towards the sea.
During the morning we really enjoyed the breakfast, with Derrick's homemade bread and the enoyable conversations with Derrick and the other guests.
Derrick's reccomendations what to do during the day and where to go for dinner had been helpful.

Whenever we might have the chance to return back to Knysna we will definedly stay with Derrick!

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
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manosque04, Owner at Brenton Beach House, responded to this review, December 20, 2012
wow and I thought I would stop doing the host function after 5 years, but with comments like this, I think I may just go another mile
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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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Reviewed December 16, 2012

What a lovely, peaceful place! Stunning views on the drive to Brenton-on-Sea and peace and quiet in true style once you get there. Great atmosphere at the Beach House - we really enjoyed the delicious breakfast while savouring the warm ambience and taking in the stunning sea view. Our room was beautifully decorated and well equipped. Derrick is a great, attentive host - very friendly and doesn't miss out on any detail. This guest house is a definite must for a holiday in Knysna!

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with family
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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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Reviewed December 16, 2012

We really enjoyed our 2 night break at Brenton beach house. The room was very big with a great view. Derrick was very friendly, very amusing and entertaining and very knowledgable. We wished we had stayed longer and then Derrick could have had a round of golf with us. We hope to be back.

Room Tip: We stayed in the honeymoon suite / Gary Player room - well worth that bit extra.
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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
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manosque04, Owner at Brenton Beach House, responded to this review, December 18, 2012
A real pleasure I have to say. You guys were so cool
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Reviewed December 8, 2012

Brenton on Sea is a great little beach community just out of Knysna. If you are looking for accommodation near to all the attractions of the region, that provides peace and tranquility, beach views and comfort, that has a very helpful and accommodating host; you won't do better than the Brenton Beach House.
Derrick is very friendly and is a wealth of knowledge. His breakfasts are a feature - second only to his infectious smile.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
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manosque04, Owner at Brenton Beach House, responded to this review, December 10, 2012
I have to say it was a delight having you both.
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Property: Brenton Beach House
Address: 116 Watsonia Avenue, Brenton-on-Sea, Knysna 6571, South Africa (Formerly J&C's Beach House)
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Location: South Africa > Western Cape > Knysna > Brenton-on-Sea
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 8 B&Bs / Inns in Brenton-on-Sea
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — Brenton Beach House 4*
Number of rooms: 6
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We are situated just 5min walk away from the 6km long Brenton beach which has had Blue Flag status for the past 3 years. ... more   less 
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