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“Brenwin Kaapstad” 3 of 5 bubbles
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Brenwin Guest House
Ranked #71 of 162 Cape Town Central B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
London, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
21 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Brenwin Kaapstad”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 March 2012

We 1st stayed 3 nights in an apartment belonging to Brenwin on the right of the main house.
It's conveniently situated, close to the Waterfront, the harbour & breakfast is copious & good.
The 1st night I noticed that the bed didnt smell clean, the following day I discovered that a sheet had been put over a urine stained mattress cover, I threw both in the bathroom.
the following day there was a new sheet.
The night before a very early flight we stayed the night as we knew the way to the airport; we had a different room & again none of the bedsheets smelled clean.
I checked the pillow under the pillow cover, it does need to go in the washing machine.
Within a fortnight, we stayed in several 3 * guest houses, the bedsheets were clean.

Room Tip: Check the bed as soon as you arrive the management dont stay on the premises there is a guard
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  • Stayed March 2012, travelled with family
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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1 Thank dhassie
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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Sydney, NSW
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42 reviews
40 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 February 2012

Stayed 3 nights at Brenwin Guest House and was impressed by everything. We had an amazing room over looking the pool, so big, bright and impressive. The breakfast was a perfect way to start the day and the Brenwin is in great location, easy walk to V&A, restaurants, pubs etc. The walking path to the city is also not too hard. The staff at reception were excellent, beginning with what I can only assume was a room upgrade, arranging for us to do tours, taxis to and from the airport and just general advise (they recommended a great weekend market we would have never known to try for example). The pool was a little too cold for swimming (it was winter) but lovely terrace and real home feel about this place. If you want a fancy bling place then maybe not for you but if you want to be in a small place with friendly fell this cant be beat. We were surprised by what a great stay we had here and when we return will be back at Brenwin-a real gem in Cape Town!

  • Stayed July 2011, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank housekeeping30
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Luanda, Angola
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71 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 February 2012

Great guest house, simple rooms, but the place is quiet and its family owned which makes you feel a bit at home! Recommed for a budget holliday.

  • Stayed March 2011
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank TchiLuanda
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London, England, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 February 2012

I stayed here for a week, three nights with a friend and four nights on my own.
From the moment I arrived they made me feel very welcome, going above and beyond what I would expect from a guest house.
The house itself was ideally situated, great pool, amazing breakfasts and had period charm.
I was a bit nervous about staying on my own, but the girls and staff always had time for a chat and made me feel like I was home from home.
I hope to be back over on business this year will be sure to stay here again.

ps thanks for the hug Pam :O)

Richard

Room Tip: Room five was my favourite !!
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  • Stayed February 2012, travelled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank Richard B
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Charlotte, North Carolina
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26 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 February 2012

So I am on a tight budget and decided to stay at Brenwin based on the value relative to Trip Advisor reviews. SO GLAD I DID! I am arriving in a few days yet and they have already gone above and beyond the call of duty. First they offered to arrange my transport to and from the airport. Check. As an American from Boston, watching hte Superbowl this Sunday is obviously a priority as the Patriots are playing in it! So I emailed them asking if they had ideas where I might be able to watch it. For a nominal fee they are installing a unique cable box in my room so I can watch the game from my own room! I mean, really! This is the kind of thing that happens at the Ritz Carlton. I will only stay at this guest house whenever I return to Cape Town, regardless of my budget! Wow Customer Service is alive and well in CT. I am floored.

  • Stayed February 2012, travelled solo
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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1 Thank denheels
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Buenos Aires, Argentina
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38 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 January 2012

We stayed at Brenwin for 4 nights before anda after a trip along the garden route.

Everything was great, the rooms, the beds, the breakfast. The location is perfect, 10 minutes walk to the waterfront (really ten). Small pool, but enough to relax and make the pause in very hot day.
I trully recomend the place. Rooms inside the house are prettier, but the rooms at the back are more private and quiet.
Parking is in the street but the watch it all night.!!!

  • Stayed January 2012, travelled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank shunets
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Johannesburg, South Africa
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32 reviews
19 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 January 2012

I stayed here in October 2010 and went back again sometime after that.
Great B&B, excellent location.
Very reasonable rates.
Room was very spacious, good quality bedding.
Breakfast was superb.
The service and helpfulness of the staff is something that makes me use this B&B for work purposes.
The only thing I can fault is the parking, which is a little lacking, but other than that a great B&B.

  • Stayed February 2011, travelled on business
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank Chantelle J
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Additional Information about Brenwin Guest House

Property: Brenwin Guest House
Address: P.O.Box 654 | Green Point, Cape Town Central 8051, South Africa
Region: South Africa > Western Cape > Cape Town > Cape Town Central
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Kitchenette Restaurant Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #71 of 162 B&Bs / Inns in Cape Town Central
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3 star — Brenwin Guest House 3*
Number of rooms: 16
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