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Brisan On The Canals

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7 Spray Avenue St Francis Bay, Saint Francis Bay 6312 South Africa See on map
Free Wifi
Breakfast included
Non-Smoking Hotel
Room Service
Business Centre
4 Star accommodation
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Reviewed 3 May 2018

Although the location and service were good, lack of security and comfort. Breakfast no variety. Bathroom setup outdated and crack in the sink. With some improvement ... refurbishment and renovation, the guesthouse could be a top destination.

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Reviewed 13 April 2018

I wish I could have stayed longer. Great for two nights, would be perfect for longer. Rooms are clean and simple, the view is great (of the canals) and the service is impeccable. Can't recommend Brisan enough.

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Thank Jay V
Response from brisanbedandbreakfas, Manager at Brisan On The CanalsResponded 15 April 2018

Hi Jay, Thank you for an awesome review, it was an absolute pleasure to have you stay with at Brisan.

Reviewed 21 February 2018 via mobile

The St Francis Bay canals are probably my favourite place on earth and a stay here was a must on our SA visit. We stayed in the Whale Room (the best suite in the B&B) and thoroughly enjoyed it. Janet and Ant were amazing and...More

Thank MarkM9792
Response from brisanbedandbreakfas, General Manager at Brisan On The CanalsResponded 5 March 2018

Hi Mark. Thank you for your awesome review. We are very happy to hear you had such a wonderful time. We will take your constructive criticism to heart and try to improve the room over the winter so you can enjoy your stay even more...More

Reviewed 14 February 2018

This is a difficult review to write as the welcome and location, set on the canals, was great. However, the room we were allocated (Turtle) fell well short of the basic standard required for letting. The bathroom was not fit for purpose with a cracked...More

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Response from brisanbedandbreakfas, Manager at Brisan On The CanalsResponded 20 February 2018

Dear Peter, Thank you for taking your time to do a really honest review. We particularly appreciate that you highlight both the good and bad. What a pity that all our more popular rooms were not available at the time of your booking and hope...More

Reviewed 8 February 2018 via mobile

A beautiful setting on the canals of this unique place. Brian & Sandy are extremely welcoming hosts and the rooms are very clean and nicely furnished with good toiletries and attention to detail. Breakfast is superb and the cruise around the canals with Anthony is...More

Thank Jill D
Response from brisanbedandbreakfas, Manager at Brisan On The CanalsResponded 9 February 2018

Hi Jill, thank you for a lovely review, it was defiantly our pleasure to have you here, kind regards and all the best, Janet

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Delightful Bed & Breakfast on the Canals in St Francis Bay with a small private beach and jetty. The Swan of Brisan, a pontoon barge boat waiting to carry you along the canal system while the skipper tells the ...More story of how the canals came about, the huge canal fires and many more. Sip a cool glass of wine with some snacks while drifting along at sunset. St Francis is a great sporting community with 2 impressive golf courses, squash and tennis courts, bowls, cycle and walking trails. Brisan staff is waiting to organize the "get-a-way" you desire. The 6 comfortable en-suite bedrooms with access to braai/barbecue facilities, Lapa-bar on the canals, and guest lounge areas definitely make this a home away from home. Come and relax with us. Suitable for romantic getaways or quality family time​ holidays. Less
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Room Service
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Breakfast included
Business Centre with Internet Access
Non-Smoking Hotel
Free Parking
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
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Non-Smoking Rooms, Suites, Family Rooms
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Non-Smoking Rooms, Suites, Family Rooms
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US$70 - US$89 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
South Africa > Eastern Cape > Saint Francis Bay
Traveller (24)
Room & Suite (9)
Pool & Beach (6)
Dining (1)
Family and Play Areas (1)
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"Ensure you have a room with a view of the canals"
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"Whale room v spacious but all are good"
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"All Canal rooms are great, whether on ground level or upstairs with private balcony."
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"Ground floor rooms As well as upstairs rooms have a view of the canal."
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