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Hannelie C
Paarl, South Africa

An exceptional stay at Brenton Haven Beachfront Resort

5.0 of 5 bubblesReviewed 12 Mar 2022
The service at Brenton Haven was, as always, friendly and professional. We received a warm welcome, and our suite was well-appointed, spacious and comfortable. The kitchen and bathroom were both well equipped and the bedroom had more than enough cupboard space with a kingsize double bed of excellent quality. What we enjoyed most, were the lovely sea views in two directions. We could enjoy the sunset from the comfort of our lounge or balcony. Truly exceptional service and accommodation!
Date of stay: March 2022
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Reviewed 28 February 2022

We visited Brenton Haven from 22-24 Feb 2022 & stayed in room/suite 3 . The booking & check in process was easy & efficient. Front desk staff were always friendly. The best part about this resort is definately the views & hearing the waves all night long. From the Resort Reception it is around 200m down a walkway & you on a lovely beach , clean & nice soft sand. There are public restrooms which were always clean. The beach was safe & very seldom free of a few people. One is able to swim , to the right of Castle Rock but I suggest being wary of the cross currents if you not an able swimmer.

The room was really modern , clean & had everything we needed. There was an outside covered braai which we used a few times with seating to eat outdoors. Only gripe & reason for 4 rating was the smell from the bath/basin drains which was attended to promptly but not completely sorted out.

There are 2 restaurants on site , 1 where you can have breakfast that opens at 8am & the other opens later & stays open a bit later as well . We did not dine at either but they were popular with external guests as well.

The Resort also has a pool & gym on site , gym is quite big & has all the basic necessities for a good workout.

Had a very good experience & loved the setting & proximity to the beach . About 6km outside of Knysna town

Date of stay: February 2022
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Owen O'Reilly, General Manager at Brenton Haven Beachfront Resort, responded to this reviewResponded 4 March 2022

Hi Andre,

Thank you for the review, we appreciate it.

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Reviewed 26 February 2022

Brenton Haven has spectacular views, the rooms extremely comfortable, and the staff most professional and helpful. It is an absolute pleasure to stay here. The staff go out of their way to be of assistance.

Date of stay: January 2022
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Owen O'Reilly, General Manager at Brenton Haven Beachfront Resort, responded to this reviewResponded 4 March 2022

Hi Elzabe,

Thank you for the lovely review, I have shared with our team. Our staff are one of our biggest assets.

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Reviewed 14 February 2022

This is the most wonderful place, the food, the rooms, the staff all gets a ten. We felt like queens and kings. Super friendly staff with sea views to die for. Our rooms was so neat and clean. The food in the restaurant was amazing.

Date of stay: February 2022
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Owen O'Reilly, General Manager at Brenton Haven Beachfront Resort, responded to this reviewResponded 15 February 2022

Thank you for the wonderful review, the team appreciates it.

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Reviewed 7 February 2022 via mobile

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.

Date of stay: February 2022
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Owen O'Reilly, General Manager at Brenton Haven Beachfront Resort, responded to this reviewResponded 15 February 2022

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Reviewed 31 January 2022 via mobile

WOW! Absolutely amazing! Reservation staff (Pricila & Nkosi) you guys made our stay so memorable, THANK YOU! We had such an amazing 3 days, we ended up extending our stay to 4 nights! Waves for days!! From now on, we’ll only stay at Brenton on Sea when we come to the Garden Route for our annual holiday.

Date of stay: January 2022
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Owen O'Reilly, General Manager at Brenton Haven Beachfront Resort, responded to this reviewResponded 15 February 2022

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