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Browns at 137 High Street Grahamstown

04/06/2017 05/06/2017
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Johannesburg
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My wife and I recently visited Grahamstown for a wedding and had the pleasure of staying at 137 High Street. The entire premises have been beautifully and tastefully renovated under the guidance of Nicky and Oscar of Oscars on Africa Street. The rooms were exceptionally clean and the bed so comfortable and big that at one point I could not...

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Cannon Rocks, South Africa
Reviewed 6 April 2017 via mobile

I am so pleased to see that 137 has opened again and now under the experienced and expert guidance of the Browns from Oscar's. Still getting their staff trained and a menu together, this is going to add a quality venue to our coffee shops in town. Good luck!!! I am looking forward to coming back again when you are...

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Grahamstown, South Africa
Reviewed 1 April 2017

Any reviews before this date (1 Apr 2017) are irrelevant. The new owners opened officially this weekend. I had a preview coffee and cake on Thursday and can immediately tell that there is an experienced hand on the rudder,. The owner also has Oscars on African Street and we can expect the same excellence. I was also taken around the...

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
Reviewed 18 July 2016 via mobile

Very eccentric new owners who are trying their best to impress but seems long on initiative yet short on capital. Despite best of charm Room was damp and noisy and although Breakfast made up for it one still can't recommend or risk visiting in near future.

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Grahamstown, South Africa
Reviewed 23 September 2015

The new chef has revamped the menu and that means that now 137 has the best burgers in town (hands down), the chicken is also good :) The best time to go is brunch / lunchtime, the service is friendly and there are rumours that the decor will become a lot more alternative soon.

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Jhb
Reviewed 7 September 2015 via mobile

I had three nights with my son in grahamstown and we were looking for somewhere to have a good meal (it was a cold night! We wanted something warming and did not want another pub meal). The food was good, interesting and creative and the fireplace was a real win. I did not stay over as I was unaware of...

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Nairobi, Kenya
Reviewed 2 September 2015

The inn is very old and charming, and management clearly makes an effort to keep it clean and comfortable. The food is good as well, as is the reliable wifi. However, customer service is patchy - sometimes there are no staff to provide assistance - such as during check out early in the morning. That said, I would still go...

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Reviewed 8 July 2015

One star would certainly flatter this pigsty. Everything you touch is tatty. The only reason we stayed was that payment was demanded upfront, 6 months in advance. This is exploitation on another level, only because the opportunity is there with the Grahamstown festival. To charge R 1500 for the room per day is daylight robbery. This place is not worth...

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
Reviewed 5 July 2015 via mobile

Amazing festival! Freezing day. Stopped at the 137 High Street restaurant and thoroughly enjoyed the warm fireplace and hearty food. Very busy but all seemed under control. I love the old building and the floors were really beautiful. The place is also really well positioned. Would have no hesitation to recommend.

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1Thank Paul O
Cape Town Central, South Africa
Reviewed 14 October 2014

This inn is very conveniently located right across the main entrance to Rhodes Univ, so it's a great option if you have business at Rhodes. But, there are no staff on site, so if you arrive late or want to check out early, this is very problematic. The rooms are small, and kind of sub-par (acceptable, but nothing noteworthy). You...

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Joan137, Owner at Browns at 137 High Street Grahamstown, responded to this review

The hours are standard for a guest house, it is only hotels that provide 24 hour service and if you arrive after hours (before 7:30am or after 9:30pm) all you need to do is contact our manager on the cell number on the sign outside a few minutes before arriving so you don’t even have to wait outside. If you...

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  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
137 High Street Guest House and Restaurant is perfectly situated adjacent to Rhodes University and within easy walking distance of the High Court, private schools, museums, shops and restaurants. This historic guest house, with its solid yellow wood floors and ceilings provides the discerning traveller with a home away from home in an ambience of old-world charm. Piet Retief, a well known Voortrekker was instrumental in the building of 137 High Street. 137 High Street is graded as a 3 star guest house by the Tourism Grading Council of South Africa. Our seven tastefully furnished bedrooms are all en-suite and 100% white cotton adorns all beds. Other facilities include : TV (M-Net) ~ Free Wi-Fi connection ~ Electric Blankets ~ Heaters ~ Tea / Coffee making facilities ~ Comfortable, Private Guest Lounge ~ Secure Off Street Parking. There is also an eighth room which is a small flat behind the guest house and its facilities include: TV ~ 2 Single Beds with Electric Blankets ~ Heater ~ Tea / Coffee making facility ~ Comfortable, Small Lounge / Kitchen area ~ Secure Off Street Parking Hairdryers available on request ... more   less 

Additional Information about Browns at 137 High Street Grahamstown

Address: 137 High Street, Grahamstown 6139, South Africa
Region: South Africa > Eastern Cape > Grahamstown
Price Range: $99 - $122 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Browns at 137 High Street Grahamstown 3*
Number of rooms: 7
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