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Brenton Hill Self Catering
Cape Town Central, South Africa
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4 reviews
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“Prefect views and accommodation”
Reviewed 23 October 2012

We stayed as a group of 4 adults and 1 baby. The couple that runs the place was very nice and patient when we got lost in the middle of the night, the place is perfect, spacious and has fab views of the lagoon because it is on the quiet side of Knysna, where you get to see everything that is happening on the other side of Knysna. The facility is great with pool, and perfect for self-catering with all the equipment. Thank you Catriana, I was also grateful for your referral when we couldn’t secure a booking the 2nd time we visited Knysna .

  • Stayed April 2012, travelled with family
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Catriona K, Owner at Brenton Hill Self Catering, responded to this review, 11 February 2013
Apologies for taking so long to respond to your review. We were delighted you stayed with us and sorry we were not able to help you out the second time. Hopefully we will meet again in the future and I am so pleased Brenton Hill was your first choice!
Kind regards,

Catriona
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Johannesburg
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Reviewed 30 September 2012

We had a lovely stay at Brenton. It is most certainly child friendly. I could relax while my 2 year old ran around the garden as it was properly enclosed. There was also a very good play area with swings and trampolines and slides etc. The rooms are large and the facilities great. It felt more like 4 star than 3 star. Catriona was also fantastic and friendly and we felt very comfortable. Friends were staying nearby at a 4 star and our rooms and amenities were far superior. Can definitely recommend for a safe and comfortable holiday. Views of the Knysna lagoon and surrounding areas were incredible.

Room Tip: All rooms are the same through I would suggest a room on the end for a little more privacy
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  • Stayed September 2012, travelled with family
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Catriona K, Owner at Brenton Hill Self Catering, responded to this review, 1 October 2012
Thanks so much for taking the time to review Brenton Hill - self catering. We are so pleased you enjoyed yourselves and we look forward to seeing you again one day! Enjoy the summer. Kind regards,
Catriona
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Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa
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Reviewed 16 July 2012

Pure quality, we stayed in the Eagles Nest, magnificent views. And so affordable!! Quality of all round service top class. We were there for three nights, so wish we could have stayed longer. The "hussle and bussle" of Knysna contrasts so with the quietness & tranquility of this lovely place. One can just unwind on the patio in the evening with a glass of "whatever" and a lovely fire and just enjoy the lights of Knysna. Amongst other things for the kiddies, my grandson loved the foefie slide. We will definately be back.

Room Tip: We stayed in the Eagles Nest unit, very clean & spacious
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  • Stayed July 2012, travelled with family
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Catriona K, Owner at Brenton Hill Self Catering, responded to this review, 1 October 2012
You are very kind! We are really pleased you and your family had such a lovely time here at Brenton Hill - self catering. We hope to see you all again one day - you were wonderful guests. Thanks again,

Catriona
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Johannesburg, South Africa
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Reviewed 16 July 2012

Four of us stayed in the Weaver's Nest during the Knysna Oyster Festival and had a superb stay. The rooms were large and comfortable and the bathroom and kitchens were spotless! The views were amazing and it was great to have roaring fires in the common lounge every day.. especially when the cold weather hit! The hosts were so warm and welcoming and literally could not do enough for us! Fantastic stay and would highly recommend!

  • Stayed July 2012, travelled with friends
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Catriona K, Owner at Brenton Hill Self Catering, responded to this review, 1 October 2012
Apologies for the time it has taken me to say thank you for writing such a lovely review. Glad you all had a great time here despite the weather - next year I hope you get the opportunity to do the run that I know you all missed so terribly!!!! If not then the fire will roar and the bar will be open again!
Thanks again,

Catriona
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Knysna, Western Cape, South Africa
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Reviewed 28 May 2012

I stayed at the Brenton Hill SC last week and was very impressed. The rooms are large, and the bathrooms spotless with attention to detail everywhere you look. The owners have really made an effort and clearly understand the value of quality and service. The views are magnificent and well worth every penny ! Definitely two thumbs up !

Room Tip: "Far Left" rooms are quietest, if you're staying just with your spouse/partner
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  • Stayed May 2012, travelled with family
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Port Elizabeth, South Africa
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12 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 May 2012

We stayed for two nights in the Oystercatcher . What a wonderful accommodation ! Stunning view , so peaceful and quite , large , light and spotless room wich made us feel at home . Catriona - the hostess - is very frendly , helpful and sweet . We highly recommend this Little Paradise to anyone .

Stayed May 2012, travelled as a couple
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Catriona K, Owner at Brenton Hill Self Catering, responded to this review, 8 May 2012
I am so glad you enjoyed your stay here and thank you for such a lovely review and kind words.
It was a pleasure to meet you both and hope we meet again one day soon.
Thanks, Catriona
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The Entrance, Australia
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Reviewed 25 April 2012

We stayed here for 5 nights in the Eagles nest in mid April. Andy and Catriona obviously care about their buisness and property and have very high standards. The apartment was large and well equipped. Before arrival we were concerned about the lack of air conditioning. We should not have worried! It was 35' the day we arrived but by evening the cool breeze from the ocean had cooled the apartment nicely. The location has amazing views of the lagoon and plenty of local wildlife to watch. It is a short drive from Knynsa central - we preferred this as it is much less noisy, there are still several excellent restaurants within a 5 minute drive (notably Pembreys) and the town is under 10 minutes.
We had 2 internal flights and our luggage dissapeared. Catriona sorted this out for us and stayed in so it could be delivered - thanks again for that. The beds were very comfortable and as previously mentioned there is loads of space. There is a previous review mentioning lack of space in the bathroom - seriously what do you need ?! In the Eagles nest there is loads of storage.
Outside the play areas were well used by our 6+8 year old. Best of all are the owners delightful kids who kept ours well entertained for the whole of our stay - our girls already miss them.
Our privacy was respected at all times. There was a good maid service as well. There is just tons to do locally - you could easily fill a week or two. Radical Raptors was great for the kids, Tenikwa was good and we did a seal swim with outdoor adventures that was stunning. We found there wasnt much between Mossell bay and Cape town and the other side of storms river for the kids so this central location is perfect.
Although the property is self catering we were lucky in persuading Andy and Catriona to lay on a Braai and I can honestly say this was one of the best meals on out trip - and certainly the best value. They keep a good stock of beer and wine at excellent prices.
Thanks again for one of the higlights of our trip!!

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  • Stayed April 2012, travelled with family
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Catriona K, Owner at Brenton Hill Self Catering, responded to this review, 8 May 2012
Thank you!
We had such a great time with you and your lovely girls and I am so glad you enjoyed your stay with us. I know Ella misses the girls and she told me she wished you had stayed longer!
It was a pleasure to do a braai for you and I really hope we meet again one day.
You certainly kept yourselves busy and did some amazing things - I tip my hat to anyone that swims with the seals after a shark warning!!!
Much love to you all x
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Property: Brenton Hill Self Catering
Address: Brenton HIll | c/o Swart & Lake Brenton Road, Brenton-on-Sea, Knysna 6570, South Africa (Formerly Brenton Hill Guest House)
Region: South Africa > Western Cape > Knysna > Brenton-on-Sea
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Centre with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Restaurant Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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Ranked #2 of 5 Speciality Lodging in Brenton-on-Sea
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Number of rooms: 3
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