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Simola Hotel & Spa

5.0 of 5 Hotel   |   1 Old Cape Road | Simola, Knysna 6570, South Africa
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Ranked #18 of 28 Hotels in Knysna
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3 of 5 stars reviewed 1 week ago
Tastystyles Midrand, South Africa
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Midrand, South Africa
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We often stay at this 5-star hotel in Knysna... This hotel has the most beautiful views and we really always enjoy our stay there... We will also always go back to that hotel as that hotel will always bring back special memories of times spent there...

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Richards Bay, South Africa
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This has to be the best view in sunny SA! Spacious 2 bedroom units(145m2) lead onto sunny veranda with amazing views over the golf course and the Knysna lagoon. Friendly and accommodating staff and the fully fitted kitchen and built-in-braai is an added bonus for a 5-star hotel.

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Johannesburg
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33 reviews 33 reviews
18 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

We stayed in the two bedroom suite. It had the most amazing views of the golf course as well as the knysna lagoon in the distance. The suite was luxurius and had all the amenities including a self catering kitchen which we used on the one day and had a good old South African braai. The golf course is wonderful... More

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Johannesburg
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51 reviews 51 reviews
26 hotel reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

Two nights at this ***** Hotel! We loved every moment. Swift check in, bags put into golf cart and we were shown to our room. Two beautiful rooms, with all the mod cons one would expect in a five star Hotel. The view from the lounge and balcony is stunning. Breakfast was wonderful, good selection and nothing was too much... More

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andrewb12311, General Manager at Simola Hotel & Spa, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review our Hotel and the positive comments that you made regarding your recent stay. Yes it is a very special property and we make every effort to exceed our guests expectations and I am delighted that we have done so. Best Regards, Andrew Bonham More

Port Elizabeth
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89 reviews 89 reviews
26 hotel reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

Stay over at hotel in 2 bedroom suite. Had views over golf course and Knysna heads. Very nice stop over with excellent facilities. Good place for playing golf, mountain biking or just sightseeing Knysna.

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andrewb12311, General Manager at Simola Hotel & Spa, responded to this review

Thank you for your positive comments regarding your recent stay. We are very proud of our Resort and always go the extra mile in order to make your experience memorable. And yes the views from our Orchid Room Restaurant and the Club House bar are really extra ordinary especially as the sun sets over our award winning Golf Course over... More

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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

Attracted by their "Special Rates" advertisement on their website, we booked this accommodation almost 6 months in advance. My wife and I flew down from Johannesburg specifically to receive 5 star treatment, ride a MTB race and spend romantic time together in what I expected to be a beautiful setting. We arrived to be welcomed into a room overlooking the... More

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andrewb12311, General Manager at Simola Hotel & Spa, responded to this review

On arrival you were not satisfied with the size of the room that you had booked on a special package. You were offered an upgrade to a larger suite but were not prepared to pay for the upgrade. You were abusive to our staff and threatened to make our life a misery during the course of your stay. As a... More

Port Elizabeth, South Africa
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19 reviews 19 reviews
7 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

Knysna, amazing scenic coastal town on the garden route with beaches, forests, and mountain ranges boasts one of the most beautiful 5 star golf resorts anywhere in the world. The views from high up from most tees are unbeatable on this Jack Nicklaus designed course even though an ability to get out of the hundred of bunkers is essential! The... More

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andrewb12311, General Manager at Simola Hotel & Spa, responded to this review

Thank you for your positive response regarding our Hotel and Golf course we are very proud of our Estate and make every effort to ensure that our guests are offered a truely memorable experience whilst staying with us. We are currently looking forward to the Oyster Festival in Knysna and welcoming the incoming participants and their families. It really will... More

Cape Town
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77 reviews 77 reviews
13 hotel reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

I spent two nights with a group of 16 tourists. Beautiful setting. Rooms are spacious. The 4 kids with the group found it boring. There was nothing much for them to do. Repairs in the bathrooms not attended to and management should look at this. Breakfast was great and excellent view of Knysna Heads from the restaurant. Overall the service... More

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andrewb12311, General Manager at Simola Hotel & Spa, responded to this review

Thank you for the review of our Hotel during your recent trip to Knysna. I believe that you spoke to our Front Office Manager prior to your departure and the maintenance issues in your bathroom were rectified immediately. With regards to the children activities apart from the onsite Golf course there are fantastic walks, biking trails in and around the... More

Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
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24 reviews 24 reviews
21 hotel reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2014

I stayed in this hotel with my friends,nice location with hilly golf course,beautiful views,quit so it is not a in town hotel,we stayed in luxury suits beautifully furnished,all to high standards. suitable for golfers and area tourist,good swimming pool and spa.

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andrewb12311, General Manager at Simola Hotel & Spa, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to pass on your positve comments regarding your recent stay at our Hotel. We are situated seven k's from the centre of Knysna and this means the you are able to enjoy the serene quiet of the local forests. The journey from town usual takes only 10 minites however during the recent Jaguar/Simola Hill... More

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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

We stayed here with a family of 4 (kids 6 and 2) for 5 nights. The place is really beautiful and has amazing scenery. The rooms are lovely and spacious although the service could improve and also not the best place for kids. The outside pool which has the most amazing view is freezing and the heated pool is part... More

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andrewb12311, General Manager at Simola Hotel & Spa, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review our Hotel. I have noted your comments regarding Children facilities and advise you that we are currently looking at constructing a new childrens centre adjacent to the Hotel which should be completed in time for the Christmas Season. We have in the past advised parents with children to avail themselves of the... More

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Address: 1 Old Cape Road | Simola, Knysna 6570, South Africa
Location: South Africa > Western Cape > Knysna
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:5 star — Simola Hotel & Spa 5*
Number of rooms: 40
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