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Bamboo the Guesthouse

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No 9 Bolton Street | Hunter's Home, Knysna 6571, South Africa
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Bamboo the Guesthouse
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Ranked #30 of 109 Knysna B&B and Inns
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    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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Edenvale, South Africa
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

What an amazing Guest House! The facility has been a great experience with amazing hospitality, the tropical gardens and the friendly staff!! Most definately a recommended stop and a multiple 5 star rating from myself!

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Durban, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We loved the place. It was full of fun things. The hosts were great. Ticks all the boxes. great location near the Heads and easy to get to town. Rooms were very clean. Duvets not too bulky! Breakfast very good.

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

Thanks, Biff, for having fun at the Bamboo! We enjoyed you staying with us. Yes, the Heads are a beautiful place to go. A must see in Knysna! More 

Madison, Wisconsin
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9 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I loved this place, while the rooms are small they are certainly sufficient. The place is spread out on different levels making is interesting and enchanting. There is local are every where and the dining area is very fun!

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

Glad you had a blast at Bamboo! We love it when guests wonder around and notice all the quirks! thank you for the compliment on our dining area We hope to see you again at the Bamboo! More 

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

Such a joy to find an establishment like this. Really superb. I was reminded of hotels in Asia. Fab gardens, super accommodation, wonderful owners and staff. Left feeling refreshed and smiling. What more can I say. Oh breakfast to die for.

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

Hi Bella, Thank you so much. We're glad that you left happy and loved our breakfast! Maybe we'll see you soon. More 

Kingston Upon Thames
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68 hotel reviews
142 helpful votes 142 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

We spent two nights here and it was an unusual place done up in a kind of rainforest style. Anyway we liked it and our kids even more. We had a 2 bedroomed unit which was simple and comfortable if rather dark and a bit damp. All the staff including the lady who owns it were charming and the included... More 

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Honolulu, Hawaii
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25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

This guesthouse is absolutely beautiful! Wonderful staff, gorgeous grounds, art everywhere and a great honesty bar and breakfast make this one of our favorites in S. Africa. Wish we could have stayed longer!

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

Thanks for your nice review. Was lovely having you and maybe having you back sometime in the future! More 

Western Cape, South Africa
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

Searched nearly all establishments in Knysna and yours stood out by far! Thanks for exciting us with your color, authenticity and bringing something else to the tourism trade of our area! Appreciate your attention to detail and even air filters in rooms!

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

Thank you so much for the positive review. Its always nice to have guests comment on what catches their eye! You must come again soon! More 

Basel, Switzerland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

This guesthouse is a hidden Treasure. If you like to feel comfortable and at home, than this is the place to go/be If you know about Hundertwasser than you will love the fireplace (a Juwel) And the garden is a place to explore

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

Hello Roland, thanks for exploring our garden! The German interns showed us the Hundertwasser House and you're right: the fireplace is similar! :-) More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

We were made very welcomed on our arrival. Taken to our room which which was very spacious and comfortable. Recommended some local eateries around Knysna for dinner. Our breakfast the next morning was of good quality and abundance. Great stay.

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

Thank you so much for your feedback! We're glad you enjoyed your stay at our Guesthouse and felt welcome. hope to see you for breakfast again! More 

Halmstad, Sweden
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

We've had quite a bad conscience for about two years now for not having rated this absolute gem of a guest house. We stayed here in November -12 on our honeymoon road trip through S A and still haven't forgot about this place with wonderful generous hospitality and a relaxed atmosphere. We stayed in a bungalow with a private yard... More 

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

Dear Peter and Louise, Thank you so much for your response, We have made some changes however yes the owners are still the same! We hope to one day see you again here at Bamboo! More 

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