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Bamboo the Guesthouse

3.0 of 5 Guest house   |   No 9 Bolton Street | Hunter's Home, Knysna 6571, South Africa
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Ranked #23 of 99 Knysna B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 3 days ago
bernie308272 Shanghai, China
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    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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Shanghai, China
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24 reviews 24 reviews
16 hotel reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Really enjoyed our stay at this quirky little place. The staff were friendly and helpful and the food was lovely. It was like being in a mini jungle with all the plants and the general layout, which made it different to any of the other places we stayed during our trip, and the kids enjoyed exploring the area. We loved... More

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Jeffreys Bay, South Africa
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The bathroom needs a make-over, especially the shower. Some of the towels had holes in it. But the service was very good and the food excellent. The beds should have electric blankets on them. Overall it was very nice.

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Pretoria
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The stay at Bamboo Guesthouse was awesome. Staff very friendly en helpfull. I loved Granny Bamboo - she is very special. We enjoyed the Chef's food and also his personality. Was disappointed not to receive a chalet with a fireplace as booked from the start.

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Cape Town
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54 reviews 54 reviews
33 hotel reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The accommodation is built into the natural vegetation and cleverly linked with boardwalks. The result is a pretty unique and intriguing venue. The rooms or cottages are simply furnished but comfortable enough. The staff were great - friendly and welcoming. So were there any negatives? Well, as with many coastal resorts in the Western Cape, winters can sometimes be cold... More

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A small piece of heaven tucked away in Knysna ! We stayed there for 4 nights ( in the Boma unit) during the July 2014 Knysna Oyster Festival. The units are individually decorated allowing one to stay in different units when visiting again. Wooden pathways begs to be explored. The garden feels like a mini forest - my wife loved... More

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

Good day, Thinus Many thanks for that absolutely wonderful review, the owner did all the decorations with love and care and am so pleased that you took that with you. We hope that we will get to welcome you and your wife back to Bamboo very soon. Warmest regards and best wishes The Bamboo family More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

staff very friendly & helpful - excellent chef - the dining-room can be change to a more relax atmosphere by using plain table-cloths rather than the african print - a bit to busy - a sign to show the way to the receptionist - rooms can be improved to a more modern type - change coffee & sugar in the... More

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

Good day, Jeanette Many thanks for that helpful review, we appreciate all advice and honest comments. The matters you have mentioned will be passed on to management and addressed. Once again thank you for your honesty. We do hope to see you again one day soon. Warmest regards The Bamboo family More

Langebaan, South Africa
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Felt at home from the first minute, the setting is warm and accommodating. We'll go back to this guest house and recommend that visitors consider staying with the Bamboo Guest House when in Knysna. It allows privacy and brings the Knysna experience into the setting with the walkways and dense vegetation.

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

Good day, Francois Thank you so much for that wonderful review, we are so pleased you enjoyed your stay with us. We aim to keep all our guests happy and feel welcomed. We at The Bamboo hope to see you again soon. Warmest regards The Bamboo family More

Bellville
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

What a nice surprise to find such a beautiful place all tucked away in a lovely garden. It felt like staying in our own private Knysna forrest with interesting plants and decor all over. The room was great and the decor lovely. And the bed: big and new and warm!!! A real treat. We will most certainly stay there again... More

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

Good day, Claudette Many thanks for your wonderful review, we are so pleased you enjoyed your stay with us and that you found it so amazing. We like to call the Bamboo our little jungle too. We do hope to welcome you back soon. Warmest regards The Bamboo family More

Colombo, Sri Lanka
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75 reviews 75 reviews
53 hotel reviews
298 helpful votes 298 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2014

We stayed here with family and the staff were very friendly and the hosts were great. The garden is very beautiful. The very few negatives were - the shower was quite small, it was not really sound proof (I felt sorry for other guests as our kids were crying one night), not very baby friendly (as there were many items... More

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

Thank you for the warm and friendly review, we relish our guests feedback! Our weekly pool service is very efficient and assures us our pool water is very clean! We can only surmise your experience to be down to the fact that as one pool is painted grey to appear like a rock pool it could give the appearance of... More

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3 reviews 3 reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2014

Loved our stay here. Surroundings around rooms and inside rooms decorated with many interesting artifacts...reminded us of Bali with all the greenery surrounding us. Dining room also tastefully decorated. Wonderful food for breakfasts and dinners. Will recommend this place to our friends.

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

Good day Diane Thank you kindly for the wonderful review, all thanks to the owner Jaynie that our Bamboo looks the way it does. We are very glad you enjoyed your stay with us and we look forward to welcoming you again one day soon. Greetings from all of us at Bamboo 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*
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Unique accommodation on the Garden Route, minutes from Knysna town centre, Bamboo Guest House offers a magical B&B experience in garden cottage rooms and courtyard suites, all in the tranquility of a tropical garden. ... more   less 
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