Brenton Haven Beachfront Resort

Brenton Haven Beachfront Resort

198 CR Swart Drive, Brenton-on-Sea, Knysna 6570 South Africa
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4.5
#1 of 1 small hotel in Brenton-on-Sea
4.9 of 5 bubbles
Location
4.7 of 5 bubbles
Cleanliness
4.5 of 5 bubbles
Service
4.4 of 5 bubbles
Value
Escape to South Africa's haven of nature, Brenton on Sea in Knysna, where you will experience the best of the world-renowned Garden Route. Brenton on Sea is situated on 7km of pristine coastline and nestles between the Indian Ocean and Western Head of Knysna's Estuary. It is a breathtaking holiday location best known for its tranquillity and long sandy beaches. Many have fallen in love with this little sleepy hollow suburb of Knysna and some even describe it as having "Champagne air." Brenton Haven is perched on a dune above the main beach, with spectacular 180 degree ocean view, which provides guests with the perfect opportunity to see hundreds of dolphins passing, or whales playing in the waves. We invite you to come and relax, discover and celebrate life at this special place. Brenton Haven: 26 Free Standing Beach Homes (self-catering) (1, 2 & 3 Bedroom), 9 Luxury Suites (semi self-catering) (1 & 2 Bedroom) inside the main Brenton Haven Building. All units have a full or partial sea view. All bedrooms en-suite open plan living area with built-in braai. Free Wifi is available to resident guests of Brenton Haven ( 1 to 7 day vouchers available form reception). Butterfly Blu Restaurant and deck with sea views. free Wifi for 1 hour to visitors of Butterfly Blu Restaurant (ask your waiter). Brenton Active Gymnasium and Pool. Open: 6am to 8pm. Indigo Deli - Free Wifi for 1 hour to visitors of Indigo Deli (ask your waiter).
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Bar / lounge
Beach
Banquet room
BBQ facilities
Car park
Wifi
Pool / beach towels
Pool with view
Outdoor pool
Coffee shop
Restaurant
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor furniture
Shops
Sun terrace
ATM on site
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Self-serve laundry
Room features
Air conditioning
Dining area
Housekeeping
Private balcony
Kitchenette
Microwave
Flatscreen TV
Bath / shower
Safe
Seating area
Sofa
Wardrobe / wardrobe
Refrigerator
Stovetop
Electric kettle
Kitchenware
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
Room types
Ocean view
Non-smoking rooms
Suites
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HOTEL CLASS
Star ratings are intended to indicate the general level of features, amenities, and services to expect. This property is classified according to TGCSA - Tourism Grading Council of South Africa.
4.0 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Modern
Family
Languages Spoken
English, Afrikaans

Location

198 CR Swart Drive, Brenton-on-Sea, Knysna 6570 South Africa
Getting there
Car recommended
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Stadler Travel wrote a review May 2021
11 contributions2 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
My Fiancé and I booked into the Brenton Haven Beach resort in May. I had last been to Brenton over twenty years ago and the Beachfront Resort has been completely rebuilt. While there are more homes there now, Brenton has not lost its beauty, magic and romance. The Hotel is right on the beach that is the main draw and one can walk all the way along the beach to Buffalo Bay. If you are looking to stay, then book into the Hotel. The self contained suites are spacious, warm and have great bathrooms. Also ask for a room that has a view of the beach. There is a restaurant that is attached to the Hotel and there is a coffee shop. However, there is no restaurant that serves a cooked breakfast.
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Date of stay: May 2021
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John O wrote a review Jun 2021
George, South Africa1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Excellent. One major complaint is that the Bathroom Towels are way too small. We all complained about it. Otherwise everything was superb, Regards John We felt the room excellent for older people and particularly for wheelchair people. We went everywhere and we were really very pleased.
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Date of stay: June 2021
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Enrico V wrote a review Mar 2023
Bikaner, India35 contributions
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
We only stayed here 1 night, but enjoyed it very much. Spacey appartement and restaurant with view, good kitchen and friendly staff just downstairs. The food was good. The only downside is that the large pizza is just too big. Pricing is fair.
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Date of stay: March 2023
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Vacation01087485664 wrote a review Jan 2024
3 contributions1 helpful vote
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Have been coming for many years now. U20 offers a two bedroom self-catering unit with one of the best views the hotel can offer. The right corner wall is open, thus giving you view to the inviting blue pool and a magnificent sunset behind the bay. Lovely beach strolls.Close to hotel amenities.During summer, all doors can slide open for a cool breeze. There are inverter batteries for load shedding. The whole area is well known for its beauty and popularity. Best to book directly at hotel to ensure you get this gem.
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Date of stay: November 2023
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Marrilize Smal wrote a review Feb 2022
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We had a wonderful stay. Staff extremely helpful and friendly (Nkosi and the maintenance guy). Units are beautiful and well maintained.
Accomodation highly recommended.

Restaurant staff however not as welcoming and when we wanted to eat dinner we had to find out that you had to book in advance.
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Date of stay: February 2022
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Response from Owen O'Reilly, General Manager at Brenton Haven Beachfront Resort
Responded 15 Feb 2022
Thank you for the review, we appreciate it.
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Helene J wrote a review Mar 2021
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We had an absolute magical time at Brenton Haven, from the view of our room and balcony, to the friendly and professional staff, we could just relax and have an amazing holiday. Rooms are big with en-suite bathrooms (toilet and shower), serviced every third day. Lounge area and open plan kitchen beautifully interior decorated.
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Date of stay: March 2021
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Riaz P wrote a review Mar 2022
Dubai, United Arab Emirates342 contributions192 helpful votes
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Let me state that Brenton on sea is beautiful - picturesque views, amazing beachfront and lovely community. Brenton Haven is also quite nice but certainly not worth the price of over R3k a night.

Negatives
Website sells the rooms as beach views. Units 38 and 39 have only partial views from the patio.
Rooms have no Aircons or fans. They did bring some when we requested
Bathrooms are extremely small
TV never worked despite them trying to fix it
No Netflix
Lighting in the unit is poor
Bedding is very old - pillows are completely flat
Garage could not open

Positives
Nice pool
Towels provided.

I think for the price this place is not worth it. Stay away.
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Date of stay: March 2022
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Ansophie wrote a review Jul 2021
Worldwide1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Staying at Brenton Haven was absolutely wonderful! The staff were incredibly accommodating. Nolo and Nkosi assisted me with anything I requested, always with a smile and making sure that I was happy. The resort itself is clean and very well maintained. Besides the wonderful location and the beauty of Brenton Haven, it really came down to all the attention to detail. It was such a pleasure visiting. I will certainly be back again. I highly recommend Brenton Haven.
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Date of stay: July 2021
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BinEinKoenigFan wrote a review Mar 2020
Oberursel (Taunus), Germany79 contributions86 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Unfortunately we could only stay for one night but what we experienced was very good. Our "rooms" were perfect. The resort is located absolute fantastic with a nice view over the sea (not really from our room). The pool was very small and very warm. In this area improvement would be good for such a large resort. Diner in the Butterfly Blu restaurant was very good. Also improvement on the cocktail side. All over we can recommend the resort.
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Date of stay: February 2020
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Elsabe_B wrote a review Feb 2021
Stellenbosch, South Africa44 contributions10 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
As this was our first visit to Brenton Haven Resort, we did not know what to expect, and we were pleasantly surprised! From the warm welcome we received from Priscilla at Reception, to the beautiful and clean apartment that awaited us on the 2nd floor, we couldn't find any fault. And then there was the view, of course, and the rumbling sound of the waves crashing onto the beautiful, unspoiled beach. Oh, and the pool! A wonderful, warmish pool with a view. What more could one ask for? We will definitely return to this small piece of heaven!
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Date of stay: January 2021
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PRICE RANGE
R 2,071 - R 2,330 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
FORMERLY KNOWN AS
Brenton Haven
LOCATION
South AfricaWestern CapeKnysnaBrenton-on-Sea
NUMBER OF ROOMS
35
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