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Bamboo the Guesthouse

3.0 of 5 No 9 Bolton Street | Hunter's Home, Knysna 6571, South Africa
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Ficksburg, South Africa
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95 reviews 95 reviews
27 hotel reviews
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Bamboo Inn guest House is a delightfully eclectic hideaway, with the feeling of a tropical paradise. The gardens are lush and every nook and cranny is filled with interesting finds. The staff is friendly and the breakfast was delicious. The cottage we stayed in was beautifully decorated with an exotic bird painted on the walls and lots of space in... More 

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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This is by far one of the most friendly and welcoming places i have ever stayed at. After staying 7 days i can safely say that I experienced every little thing they had to offer. On arrival we were kindly informed that we were upgraded to a self catering room for free due to our long stay at the guest... More 

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Basel, Switzerland
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3 hotel reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We spent lovely 3 nights at Bamboo Guesthouse and would have liked to stay longer. The staff was very friendly and kind. The bed we had was superb. It is great value for the money. The breakfast is also delicious. As for the location, yes it is a bit outside of the center. But in SA you can't walk at... More 

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Jaynie C, Front Office Manager at Bamboo the Guesthouse, responded to this review

Good morning Jenn & Chris Thank you so much for your wonderful review, we are so pleased that you enjoyed your stay here with us and even though we are a little out of town. We at Bamboo do hope to welcome you back some day soon. Warmest regards The Bamboo Family More 

Pretoria, South Africa
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23 reviews 23 reviews
8 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The guest house is located in a pleasant green area. The guest house has a good infrastructure, with pool and bar service. The staff are friendly and helpful. The room is fabulous, spacious, comfortable and well decorated but simple. The guest house has a great value for money.

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Jaynie C, Front Office Manager at Bamboo the Guesthouse, responded to this review

Good morning Lucas Many thanks for your wonderful review, we are pleased you enjoyed your stay with us. We do hope that we get to see you again soon. Warmest regards The Bamboo Family More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

we had such a wonderful stay at the Bamboo Guesthouse and would highly recommend it if you are looking for something a little out of the ordinary and unique. The staff were so very helpful and had lots of recommendations for trips, sights and eateries. We loved the cute bar/restaurant area and the cooked breakfast was great. I would highly... More 

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Jaynie C, Front Office Manager at Bamboo the Guesthouse, responded to this review

Good morning Laura Thank you ever so much for your wonderful review, we are very pleased you enjoyed your stay with us and we hope to welcome you back sometime soo. Warmest regards The Bamboo Family More 

West Byfleet
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61 reviews 61 reviews
33 hotel reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We came last year in April but only stayed a couple of nights. This place is so magical that we returned with the entire family for a week over Christmas! We booked 3 rooms and they were all lovely. The best thing about Bamboo are the people who run it! The whole family had a wonderful time interacting with the... More 

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Jaynie C, Front Office Manager at Bamboo the Guesthouse, responded to this review

Hi Parul We were so happy to have you back and I will most defiantly be keeping your room for you for whenever you decide to come back. Hope it will be soon. Warmest regards Cally More 

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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Nice ambiance with good helpful owners. I really enjoyed the way its cottages are setup. It a cozy place to stay for a weekend getaway with your partner... they also have a small shop inside which allows you to buy good souvenirs,

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Jaynie C, Front Office Manager at Bamboo the Guesthouse, responded to this review

Good morning Many thanks for your wonderful review, we are pleased you enjoyed everything Bamboo has to offer and assure you next time you visit you will find wonderful new things to experience. We are looking forward to welcoming you soon. Warmest regards The Bamboo Family More 

Boston, Massachusetts
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We planned our holiday to South Africa months in advance and could not wait for December to come. We started our vacation in Durban where we stayed at an amazing Guest house for 4 days. We then moved on to the Garden Route where we stayed at the Bamboo Guest house - it was a beautiful house with wonderful staff... More 

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Jaynie C, Front Office Manager at Bamboo the Guesthouse, responded to this review

Good morning Thank you ever so much for your wonderful review, we are so pleased that we were one of the places that made your stay in South Africa such an enjoyable one. We do hope to see you again sometime soon. Warmest regards The Bamboo Family More 

Oxford, United Kingdom
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73 reviews 73 reviews
17 hotel reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Be aware of what you are going into. It is a themed guesthouse. The central feature is the exotic, tropical jungle garden criss-crossed with wooden walkways between the various types of accommodation buildings and reception/dining room. It is ideal for parents with children. There is a small pool. Breakfast includes pancakes. Evening meals are available. My room was very different... More 

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Jaynie C, Front Office Manager at Bamboo the Guesthouse, responded to this review

Good morning Chris Many thanks for your review, we have addressed all problems of which you told us thank you very much for your honest remarks, we do hope that you next visit you will enjoy even more, without the rain of course. Warmest regards The Bamboo Family More 

Stuttgart, Germany
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had a pleasant stay in a (almost) crazy, but cozy, amazing, stunning environment. Wandering around the property with all the African Curio, collected items, this is a nice place to find something different in the sometimes lean mainstreamed "guest house business".

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Jaynie C, Front Office Manager at Bamboo the Guesthouse, responded to this review

Good morning Many thanks for that wonderful review, we are so glad you found the place amazing as well as the decor, Jaynie the owner put a lot of love into every detail that you enjoyed. We hope to welcome you back again sometime soon. Warmest regards The Bamboo Family More 

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Address: No 9 Bolton Street | Hunter's Home, Knysna 6571, South Africa
Location: South Africa > Western Cape > Knysna
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Bamboo the Guesthouse 3*
Number of rooms: 14
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