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Villa Paradisa Guest House

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9 Watsonia Drive | Paradise, Knysna 6571, South Africa
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    5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We had only one night stay with Villa Paradisa but the experience was just amazing. The house is beautiful with a stunning view overseeing the lagoon. The owners of this place is a lovely couple - Marilyn and Martin. They are super nice and a lot of fun to talk to. We spent the start of our evening over a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Marilyn was the kindest, sweetest host. The house is beautiful and rooms immaculate. While it is a private residence, the rooms we rented had private entrances from the outside that were connected to the house via other doors. The brunch her husband cooked in the morning was amazing. Fresh coffee, juices, the best ommelette I seriously have ever had, pastries,... More 

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Creston,NC
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My husband and I were so happy we stayed at villa paradisa. A special place overlooking the tranquil lagoon with a window into the Indian Ocean . Hosts Marilyn (so helpful with reservations and hospitality) and Martin (who cooks some of the finest breakfasts I've ever had at a B&B) offer the most plush and scenic setting for a stay... More 

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Georgetown, Guyana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My husband and I spent 3 days of absolute bliss at Villa Paradisa. Even though the proprietors were away, the couple who was left in charge was warm, welcoming, witty (we laughed from the time we arrived to the moment we left) and loads of fun. The housekeeping staff were also warm and very efficient. The views were stunning and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

and a beautiful guest house with everything you could wish for in the bedroom and bathroom, except a mini bar - there was an honesty bar in the kitchen but I like a glass of wine whilst getting ready to go to dinner and didn't fancy wandering about in a state of undress to get a glass of wine! Breakfast... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We spent 3 nights at Villa Paradisa and enjoyed it thoroughly. Martin and Marilyn were excellent hosts and went out of their way to help. Martin cooks a mean breakfast and has a deep and fascinating knowledge of the wrecks up the east coast, many of which he has visited. Marilyn was very helpful and patient when we kept changing... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had a fabulous time here at Villa Paradisa. The breakfasts were amazing, very, very tasty, worth getting up for! Very accessible to town, steep hill so taxis are required but very reasonably priced. Would definitely recommend this guesthouse.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We stayed 3 nights in the Sea Urchin Suite and were delighted with our stay. The property itself is stunning, with beautiful views across the lagoon. The rooms are well appointed and with underfloor heating which was great given the weather was cool when we visited. Marilyn and Martin are two exceptionally nice and genuine people who go to great... More 

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Hertfordshire, UK
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

A fabulous property commanding spectacular views of the lagoon. Marilyn’s attention to detail (including restaurant reservations in anticipation of our arrival) and the support of a large team made for a very special experience. Martin’s breakfast’s are pure theatre in their preparation and were absolutely delicious.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

My wife and I visited for two days, as a stop-over between racing Ironman South Africa in Port Elizabeth and traveling to Cape Town for the Two Oceans Ultra Marathon. Great hosts, amazing views of the bay and the surrounding mountains and what an amazing breakfast! I'm no foodie, but seriously, wow. We also enjoyed spending time with Schmucky, the... More 

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