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“Great Family self catering holiday” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Brenton Hill Self Catering

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Brenton Hill Self Catering
Johannesburg, South Africa
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57 reviews
22 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“Great Family self catering holiday”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 May 2014

This venue was the perfect family self catering spot in Knysna. The owners were extremely helpful and friendly. The location is perfect as it is outside the Knysna but close enough to visit all the attractions. We even had a great Easter egg hunt with all the community on Easter Sunday. The view was amazing. The room was large with ample space for a toddler. The kitchen had all that was needed.

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 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 KJLRSA
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  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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English first
Stow-on-the-Wold, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 March 2014

The accomodation was all we could hope for with most comfortable beds and excellent kitchen facilities. The laundry service was good and dependable. It is wonderfully quiet with some lovely birds.
We were treated at all times with courtesy, care and constant assurance of our hosts' help with any queries.
The position is peerless, looking down on the most beautiful vista over the lagoon to the town of Knysna and the villages in the hills, with the Outeniqua mountains in the background.
We felt it was excellent value and would recommend it highly.

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  • Stayed March 2014, travelled as a couple
    • 5 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
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank Alan H
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Catriona K, Owner at Brenton Hill Self Catering, responded to this review, 24 April 2014
Thank you so much for taking the time to review Brenton Hill.

We are so pleased to hear that you enjoyed your time here and want to thank you for your very kind words about the accommodation, service and the staff. It is always a delight to know that our guests are happy and well taken care of.

We do hope we see you again in the not too distant future!

Kind regards,

Catriona
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London, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 March 2014 via mobile

We spent two nights here in March. Accommodation is spacious and well-equipped. The views from the bedrooms and from the gardens & verandah are simply stunning. The unit is in a secluded location two thirds way up a hill that overlooks the Knysna lagoon, with the mountains behind that. It is a ten minute drive from Knysna, easy to find, just off the N2. Definitely one I would go back to.

Stayed March 2014
Helpful?
Thank 717RobertT
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Catriona K, Owner at Brenton Hill Self Catering, responded to this review, 24 April 2014
Thank you for you review of Brenton Hill.

So delighted to hear that you enjoyed your stay and we welcome you back any time to come and enjoy the stunning views again.

Kind regards,

Catriona
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Franschhoek, South Africa
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 March 2014

I spoke with Catriona for the first time when calling for directions to Brenton Hill from the National Road after a tiring four hour drive.

She was excited to have me and my young son Jamie at their establishment and made us feel instantly at home.

Andy had been working hard to ensure everything was perfect for a music afternoon they were hosting the following day. We had a beer(s) together on the veranda as the sun slipped down. It felt more like old friends catching up rather than a first meeting.

We were shown to our spacious and well appointed room overlooking a well kept garden and onto the magnificent vista of the Knysna lagoon and the town itself.

Quiet. Peaceful. A wonderful place to rest.

Nothing was too much trouble. Next time we'll stay for longer than two days with our new friends. I've recommended Brenton Hill to friends and family traveling up the Garden Route looking for value and old school hospitality.

Thank you Andy, Cat, Ella and Ozzie (and your Mom who is absolutely amazing and makes a helluva pasta)

  • Stayed December 2013, travelled solo
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
Thank JamesStewart2014
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Catriona K, Owner at Brenton Hill Self Catering, responded to this review, 24 April 2014
Thank you!

I do hope you keep your promise of staying longer at Brenton Hill 'next time'! - It was such a pleasure to have you staying with us.

We are always glad to hear that our guests are happy and I will make sure my mother gets the message about her pasta!

Once again, thank you for taking the time to review Brenton Hill.

Warmest regards,

Catriona
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London, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 March 2014

If we could visit one place again it would be Brenton Hill self catering. The most beautiful spot with views that left us breathless. Fantastic, spotless accommodation. Great atmosphere created by Cat and Andy who run this amazing place. And children welcome and loads to do!

Cannot recommend highly enough.

Thank you so much for a wonder week!!

Mr and Mrs Neill

  • Stayed March 2014
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank merebecca
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Catriona K, Owner at Brenton Hill Self Catering, responded to this review, 13 March 2014
Many thanks for such a lovely review.

It was such a pleasure to meet you both and your beautiful family!

I am glad to hear that Brenton Hill would be your first choice if you come back to Knysna and we really hope you do one day - our kids are still talking about you all and putting pressure on us to visit you one day!!

Once again - thank you for taking the time to review Brenton Hill.

Kindest regards,

Catriona
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Manchester, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 March 2014

First impressions weren't bad, the location seemed nice and the views were pretty enough, but we soon realised that Brenton Hill was far from idyllic. The accommodation was fairly basic and in desperate need of updating. There was a small communal pool on the owners property, but as the owners and their children were always in it, we didn't feel particularly welcome to use it. Brenton Hill is miles away from anything and there was a constant shortage of hot water. Adequate if you just need somewhere to get your head down for a night, but certainly not somewhere I'll be visiting again! Dull and dreary, give it a wide berth..

  • Stayed December 2013, travelled with family
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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3 Thank 127Angelaw
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Zeist, The Netherlands
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4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 March 2014

Excellent accommodation. Spacious rooms and great service. Appartments offer lots of privacy. Hosts were very friendly. The view on the bay is excellent! we enjoyed our stay very much. Excellent accommodation. Spacious rooms and great service. Appartments offer lots of privacy. Hosts were very friendly. The view on the bay is excellent! we enjoyed our stay very much.

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  • Stayed February 2014, 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
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
Thank Johan S
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Catriona K, Owner at Brenton Hill Self Catering, responded to this review, 3 March 2014
Many thanks for your kind review of Brenton Hill Self Catering.
We are glad you enjoyed your time here and very much hope you visit again to enjoy the beautiful views of Knysna!

Kind regards,

Catriona
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Additional Information about Brenton Hill Self Catering

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
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 5 Speciality Lodging in Brenton-on-Sea
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Number of rooms: 3
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