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Knysna Riverside Lodge

5 Phantom Pass Road, Knysna 6570, South Africa
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Knysna Riverside Lodge
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Ranked #33 of 83 Specialty Lodging in Knysna
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2014
SteveHewitt999 Port Elizabeth, South Africa
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Port Elizabeth, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2014

Reading the reviews before we left from Port Elizabeth I wasn't expecting much, but my wife had already booked as a surprise weekend getaway. I am from California so this was my first trip to Knysna. The only problem with the whole weekend was google maps which my phone GPS uses had the hotel on the wrong side of town... More 

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Orkney, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014

We were impressed with the beautiful scenery right on the lakeside. The room was cleaned properly everyday and fragrant flower petals strewn everywhere. We were welcomed with warm muffins on arrival. And everyday we got more biscotti for the coffee they supplied in the room. The restaurant served more than ample breakfasts and delicious dinners with a surprising wide range... More 

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Cape town
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

We booked a family suite for a 3 night stay and the rates were so reasonable that we were not expecting much. Well the room was huge (5 sleeper) and my husband, 2 small children and I were very comfortable. The staff are amazing! The owner waited up till midnight to let us in after we were delayed by traffic... More 

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Munich, Germany
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014

Unfortunately, I trusted the website of Knysna Riverside Lodge before I booked a 2-day stay. Strange enough that this website only shows very good reviews but there's no chance to write one. The pictures on the website seem to be outdated as the main building is not yellow anymore but dark-grey. The location itself would be great and it might... More 

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2014

After we made a prepaid booking through hotels.com for two nights upon arrival we were ‘forced’ to pay for two nights as according to the person that checked us in he had prove we didn’t pay. As he, by his words, couldn’t retrieve the amount from our credit card. Our suggestion to wait until the morning to sort this out... More 

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Caminha
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2014

The location of Riverside Lodge is quite superb with constantly changing views across the water, bird life, guinea fowl strutting across the grass morning and evening, etc. Photos are miseading and the accommodation is definitely in need of upgrading. Dinner was OK, as was cooked breakfast, but continental breakfast barely adequate. This place has 5 star potential

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Mossel Bay, South Africa
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2014

We just came back from a weekend, staying at the lodge. Although we had a lovely time, there are few things that need some attention. Our room was clean and had a lovely big shower (shower floor need some attention though). The room was furnished nicely and had everything you need. The television can GO... you can just experience the... More 

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MI
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2014

I am surprised to read the negative reviews on this place. I have stayed there a few days ago in a room in the main house and it was gorgeous. The location is amazing and the owners were really nice and sweet to me. I am sorry to read that others did not have the experience I had. Perhaps, the... More 

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Purmerend
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2014

Great location a little out of town in tranquille suroundings and beautiful views. Very friendly staff and a big, nice country style room. More than you could expect for your money. With the great 'Die Gieter' restaurant on the grounds. Highly recommended. We totally don't recognize the badmouthing in previous comments. Sounds like a vendetta to me!?!

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brecon
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3 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2014

I have to agree with most of the other reviews here. This is the first time in fifty years I have refused to stay in a Hotel. The room was damp and there was mildew in the fridge. We moved to another room but it wasn't,t much better. I felt sorry for the elderly couple who were obviously trying to... More 

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