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Braeside Guest House

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13 Van Oudtshoorn Road, Swellendam 6740 South Africa
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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitised in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for guests in public areas
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Hand sanitiser available to guests & staff
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
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Updated 20/06/17 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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Updated 20/06/17 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

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#2 of 50 B&Bs / Inns in Swellendam
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This Beautiful Cape Edwardian house set in a large garden with views over the Langeberg Mountains and the Marloth Nature Reserve was 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 and a cooked meal, served with several home baked products. We also cater for special dietary requirements. Braeside is the ideal place to spend a couple of days exploring the Overberg region from visits to the coast to the beautiful winelands, all within easy reach. Or you can just spend a day relaxing by the pool, in the lovely gardens or beautiful patio.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Free breakfast
Hiking
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BBQ facilities
Non-smoking hotel
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_mike_pendlington wrote a review Mar 2020
Bordon, United Kingdom4 contributions7 helpful votes
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at the Braeside Guest House and were highly impressed with everything. Most notable was the outstanding hospitality provided by Marianna; this friendly lady went out of her way to make us feel welcome and nothing was too much trouble which made us feel really at home. Braeside is a splendid old building, full of tasteful Dutch furnishings and antiques, and surrounded by beautiful grounds. What struck me most is the superb attention to detail and thought that has gone into absolutely everything from the beautiful bedrooms to the snug which had a fine wine cellar and complimentary beer brewed by the owner. Breakfast was lovely. I cannot rate the Braeside Guest House high enough and it really made our stay at Swellendam; one of the best guest houses we have ever stayed at.
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aclaus996860 wrote a review Mar 2020
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It loved my stay. It was only one night but I truly enjoyed my stay. I was spoilt, the owner very warm and the garden beautiful. I will definitely come back soon. The breakfast was fantastic and I also enjoyed the homemade beer!
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Response from BraesideGHS, Owner at Braeside Guest House
Responded 10 Mar 2020
Dear Andrea, Thank you for this beautiful review. It means a lot to us to hear that our guests will come back to stay at Braeside again. I hope all your plans and projects are in place and I wish you all the success that you deserve. It was a privilege meeting you.
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WMBD wrote a review Feb 2020
Herts110 contributions57 helpful votes
We stayed here for 1 night in early February but wished it had been longer. Marianna and her husband were outstandingly helpful hosts and booked an excellent restaurant for dinner for us which was only 10 minutes walk away. We had a large, comfortable room (Langenhoven) and bought a bottle of wine from their extensive selection. Breakfast was beautifully prepared and served. We felt that we were valued guests and would not hesitate to stay here again or to recommend it to others.
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Date of stay: February 2020
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Response from BraesideGHS, Owner at Braeside Guest House
Responded 29 Feb 2020
Thank you for the wonderful review! It is great to get such a review from such seasoned travelers. We really hope that you will visit us again very soon and this time stay for longer. It was great to have had you as our guests. Regards Patric & Marianna. Safe Travels...
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Crystal H wrote a review Feb 2020
Muizenberg, South Africa5 contributions1 helpful vote
An attitude from all the people on the staff endeared themselves to all who visited. Marianna put herself out to assist with any query, and made us feel so at home and welcomed. A beautifully kept and maintained home that was so comfortable. Highly recommended. Thank you!!!!
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Response from BraesideGHS, Owner at Braeside Guest House
Responded 29 Feb 2020
Thank you.!....for the great review. We really hope to see you soon again and maybe stay a little longer this time. Regards Patrick & Marianna
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alanbehagg2020 wrote a review Feb 2020
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This is a brilliant guest house and one my wife and I will return to in the future. A wonderful building set in a magnificent garden with Marianna and Patrick as quiet exceptional hosts. Genesis Room is outstanding and Queen Esther good too.
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Response from BraesideGHS, Owner at Braeside Guest House
Responded 20 Feb 2020
Dear Alan and Ross, Thank you for your very kind words. We appreciate you writing a review and sincerely hope that you will be our guests again very soon. Hope all is well and that your holiday were splendid. Warm regards, Marianna
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PRICE RANGE
US$68 - US$97 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
South AfricaWestern CapeOverberg DistrictSwellendam
NUMBER OF ROOMS
5
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Frequently Asked Questions about Braeside Guest House
Which popular attractions are close to Braeside Guest House?
Nearby attractions include Drostdy Museum (0.5 km), NG Kerk Swellendam (0.7 km), and Bukkenburg Pottery Studio, Galley & Guest Cottage (0.4 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Braeside Guest House?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and a pool.
Which room amenities are available at Braeside Guest House?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at Braeside Guest House?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast and barbeque facilities during their stay.
Is parking available at Braeside Guest House?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Braeside Guest House?
Conveniently located restaurants include Drostdy Restaurant, Field & Fork, and The Garden Shack.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Braeside Guest House?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.