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Jeffreys Bay
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

When we arrived we were greeted by a man shouting at us from the balcony that we had parked in the wrong spot. From the car one cannot see any parking demarcation. When we got out of the car, he started his tirade. I told my wife we can check in so long and then I will move the car... More 

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Cape Town, South Africa
1 review
Reviewed 9 October 2016

We had a fantastic time celebrating our third anniversary. Walter and Mandy were kind, warm hosts, and we found the house and its grounds beautiful. The highlight, though, were the hens. Gorgeous creatures, and what fun to see them run. You have not lived!

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Thank alez0
Cape Town Central, South Africa
1 review
Reviewed 9 May 2016

The house is beautiful with superb decor. The garden is beautiful with ducks and chickens. Our hosts were superb, the breakfast was excellent (freshly made brad, fruits, eggs and etc). The only point I would change was to have TV in the rooms.

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Arbroath, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 21 April 2016

Our stay at the Braeside Guest House was one of the highlights of our holiday. The hospitality and friendliness was impressive and the breakfast was very special. A thoroughly enjoyable part of a great holiday.

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Cape Town, South Africa
1 review
Reviewed 18 April 2016

Braeside was wonderful. Delicious breakfasts. Staff exceptionally friendly and helpful. The owner Alain is very dedicated to seeing to the comfort of guests. The Marloth Nature Reserve is 5 minutes away and we enjoyed 2 days of walking. Swellendam is definitely worth more than a drive through visit and Braeside is central and convenient.

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Thank 335gilliane
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Reviewed 2 April 2016 via mobile

I can only echo the positive comments made. This is a unique place with exquisite antique furniture and decor. This is an old colonial house with its peticular charm. The mattresses are firm, the rooms are clean and tastefully decorated in style, the bathrooms are spacious the breakfast is of an high quality. Alain is an attentive but unobtrusive host.... More 

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apeldoor
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Reviewed 28 March 2016

Braeside is a beautiful place, with a lovely garden. very nice interiors, with amazing african masks. Our room was big and the beds sleep well. Alain was a very friendly host. we certainly recommend this place.

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New York City, New York
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Reviewed 28 March 2016

A wonderful place to stay in Swellendam. Alain was a perfect host and the inn was comfortable and cozy. He provides a marvelous breakfast and recommended the nearby De Vagebond restaurant for dinner, which was excellent. A short stay, but memorable.

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Stellenbosch
1 review
Reviewed 6 March 2016

After having been recommended by friends who stayed last year,we were a little disappointed with our 2 separate night stays at Braeside.Our room was small and dark without a TV(which was advertised) and away from the main house which was locked up at 8pm when we returned from our meal.,Wifi was only in the main house.

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Riddes, Switzerland
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Reviewed 28 February 2016

Beautiful colonial house with a lovely garden, situated in a small village. Next to the wineyards. Excellent breakfast, well prepared every morning by the owner, a really kind man who knows perfectly how to take care about his guests. Pretty and comfortable rooms. A wonderful expérience, everything was perfect !

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Beautiful Cape Edwardian house set in large garden with views over the Langeberg Mountains and the Marloth Nature Reserve. Built in 1901, Braeside has a lot of charm and character and is a haven of tranquillity with 5 very nice individually styled en-suite bedrooms. We are situated in a very peaceful and safe area of the picturesque town of Swellendam, in the Western Cape province of South Africa. We are a 4-Star graded property (Tourism Grading Council). We offer gracious, personal service in a beautiful setting. Our breakfast consists of a continental buffet composed of cereals, yogurt, fresh fruits, various local cheeses, cold meats, fruit juices. We also pride ourselves in serving several homemade products such as: freshly baked organic breads, orgnanic cake, organic sweet and savory muffins, jams and marmalade. The cooked part of our breakfast will be made on request. It will consist of our fresh free range eggs from the garden either fried, scrambled, poached, or boiled; we can also provide very nice omelettes with several seasonings, bacon, mushrooms, sausage and grilled tomatoes . ... more   less 

Additional Information about Braeside Guest House

Address: 13 Van Oudtshoorn Road, Swellendam 6740, South Africa
Region: South Africa > Western Cape > Overberg District > Swellendam
Price Range: ₹ 5,403 - ₹ 8,618 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Braeside Guest House 4*
Number of rooms: 5
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“Bedrooms are all small because the house is very old with eclectic mix of antiques”
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“We had the smallest safari room and to be quite frank, it was really nice and more than adequate. Nothing lacking in it at all. It had a double bed and of course, if you want a bigger bed, you wouldn't book this room, but for us it was great.”
 of 5 bubbles CapeTownCharles, 16 Nov 2013 | Read review
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