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Protea Guest House

7 Protea St, Knysna 6571, South Africa
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Ranked #57 of 99 Knysna B&B and Inns
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2014
Mazdo Cape Town Central, South Africa
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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English first
Cape Town Central, South Africa
3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2014

The place was very easy to find with both signage and Google Maps. Off-road parking was provided and the staff were extremely pleasant and helpful, they almost could not do enough for my wife and I. The room was spotless (cleaned daily) and well stocked for self catering (tea, coffee, milk, sugar, salt, pepper and all cutlery provided). Breakfast provided... More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2014

The guest house was just ok. The pictures look very beautiful on the web but the building and furnishings were a disappointment. They have seen better days. The breakfast was the worst I've ever had. A dry omelette with nothing else to be shared with your partner and one piece of bacon. Muesli with not enough milk for the 2... More

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24 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2014

We spent 3 very enjoyable days at Protea. The setting is sublime, nestled amongst the trees with wonderful views across the lagoon. Breakfast was very pleasant, and delivered to our verendah whenever we wanted it. The bedrooms were very comfortable, with doors opening out on to the verandah. Wifi internet acccess was available, but only from the verandah. Knysna was... More

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Cambridge, Uk
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2013

Protea Guest House is in an ideal location being away from the busyness of the town. Our lodge felt as though it was up in the tree tops and we had amazing views over the lagoon and the scent of jasmine filled the air. Breakfast was brought to us on the balcony and it couldn't have been a better way... More

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Canterbury, United Kingdom
3 reviews 3 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2013

Enjoyed our 2-day stay at Protea Guest House. Very quiet area enveloped by trees and bird-life. Beautiful views between the trees to Knysna Lagoon. Ideal for a short stay. Landlady (and staff) very helpful with tips on attractions locally.

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Melbourne, Australia
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52 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2013

We had an enjoyable two day stay and this was great value. We stayed in the Lourie Cottage with two large bedrooms. The view from the kitchen and balcony is stunning overlooking the harbour. The breakfast was good and owner and staff were very friendly. The B & B is an older style but perfect location in a lovely part... More

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Stellenbosch, South Africa
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2013

Me and my girlfriend went to the Suiker Bekkie cottage for the Knysna Oyster Festival weekend. It is a cosy little cottage and just enough for the two of us. Do not expect your 70" Samsung Flat screen or your double door fridge. This is very good value for money, well situated and close to the Knysna waterfront. Actually walking... More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2013

this guest house looks nothing like the pictures ,we had booked two nights stayed one ,the whole place is best described as tired ,there is no off road parking ,breakfast served to your room is basic to say the least ,also no wi fi ,as for t v channels s a b c 1 2 3 only ,who even watches... More

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
5 reviews 5 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2013

We spent 4 days. Absolutely lovely cottage. perfectly serviced and the breakfast was the perfect start to our day. Great value! The owner was very friendly and it was perfectly located for trips to Knysna and the surrounding area.

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Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2013

Excellent accommodation with great view over the Knysna lagoon, very clean and comfortable. As my daughter said " a fantastic tree-house" Enjoy a lovely breakfast served on you balcony. Great value for money.

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Address: 7 Protea St, Knysna 6571, South Africa
Location: South Africa > Western Cape > Knysna
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Set in a tropical garden with abundant bird life in a quiet lane. We are a full bed and breakfast with a self catering option. The timber cottages have lovely views over the lagoon. Winding stairs lead to three separate cottages, each with a private sun deck and barbecue facilities. Well equipped kitchenettes offer a self-catering option. Breakfast is served on your own sun deck. Walking distance to town center and restaurants. Laundry and e-mail facilities available. Children are welcome. ... more   less 
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