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South Villa Guest House

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22 Lower Circular Drive | Paradise, Knysna 6570, South Africa
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    5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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Knysna, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We stayed for two nights and enjoyed every minute of it! Friendly reception and beautifull rooms with a fantastic lagoon view. Delightfull breakfast served on the room balcony. A place to remember! ......................................................................................................................

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Southampton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2015

Loved this place, SO clean. We book places based on Tripadvisor reviews but, even so, we are sometimes disappointed. Not so here, we couldn't find a single fault from the white tiled staircase leading from reception to the sparklingly clean bedroom and bathroom with crisp white linen and towels. If you are fussy about cleanliness this is the place for... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

We stayed at South Villa for four nights and did not want to leave. Our room was beautiful and the views from the balcony were lovely. Breakfast on the balcony each morning just made our day. Nothing was too much trouble. We highly recommend any looking for a first class stay.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015

My wife and I stayed at South villa Hotel between 25-27/03/2014. We wished we had stayed longer (at least 2 days) as Knysna is absolutely fabulous. The south villa guest house is much much better than the photos and the reviews suggest! Absolutely clean and comfortable rooms (even better than my own house!!!!). Marina, is just great!!! Very hospitable, helpful... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

We travelled the Garden Route and stayed here for 2 nights over Christmas. Fabulous place, great service, nice and clean. What more do you need. Would highly recommend to anyone looking for accommodation in Knysna.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014

What a place! The South Villa was well over our expectations with such warm people serving you, great "built your own breakfast" menu that you put on the door the night before, amazing house and decor and above all- SO CLEAN and Fresh! The cleanest B&B wev'e been to on the garden route! A great catch at a reasonable price!... More 

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Fintry, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014

We stayed in room 1 from 4/11/2014 to 7/11/2014.We were most impressed by the all round standard especially attention to detail by the owners. Our room had a beautiful balcony which over looked the lagoon .Kynsna waterfront is a 20minute walk but taxis are available. Would definitely return and reccomend

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014

We had two nights here and really enjoyed our stay, the room was lovely, very clean and bright with a fantastic view. We had a great choice of breakfast and could eat it either on our balcony or in the guest lounge. Marina and her husband could not have been more helpful, booking us a table for dinner and suggesting... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

Our two nights in the South Villa were a dream. We had room 4 with a big balcony. The room is moulder and brightly furnished. The bathroom is in a top state. Unfortunately, comfortable armchairs are missing in the room with longer stay and bad weather. However, for it one can relax in the big sitting room and use an... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

We called when we were 1.5 hours away, and luckily there was a room for us. Since we needed 2 nights, Marina explained they would have to move us from the ground floor to the top floor after the first night, and that they will take care of everything, which they did, in a way that left us completely uninvolved... More 

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