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Turning Tides B&B

19 Woodbourne Drive | Leisure Isle, Knysna 6501, South Africa
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Durban
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29 reviews 29 reviews
7 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We recently made a second visit to Turning Tides B & B on Leisure Isle in Knysna, we had a wonderful stay there, being only for 1 night it was too short. John and Joan Huskissons are the perfect hosts, from the tea and homemade fruitcake on our arrival to the wonderful breakfasts and the friendliness of our hosts, it... More 

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Shoeburyness, United Kingdom
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24 reviews 24 reviews
16 hotel reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I can only echo the reviews already listed. Joan and Ian are wonderful hosts that complement an exceptional property in and outstanding area. Thank you for a comfortable and interesting stay. We enjoyed your company and are grateful to you for taking the time to explain the local area to us. Also the breakfasts are wonderful and really set us... More 

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Huskisson312664, Owner at Turning Tides B&B, responded to this review

Thank you for your generous review. It was great to meet you both and fingers crossed that we will continue our conversation on your next visit to Knysna! Ian and Joan More 

Chipping Campden
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28 reviews 28 reviews
17 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

You cannot fault the hospitality of the wonderful Huskissons. We loved our comfortable rooms and shared balcony, super breakfasts, having a small kitchen and fridge to use and the relaxed atmosphere. It was a delightful experience. I love Leisure Isle and Knysna and am busy saving for my next trip.

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Huskisson312664, Owner at Turning Tides B&B, responded to this review

Like you we also feel that Leisure Isle is a very special place. Thank you for your review, we enjoyed having you stay with us and do hope you will be back. Ian More 

Port Elizabeth, South Africa
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95 reviews 95 reviews
41 hotel reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

We stayed for one night only and regretted it as we wished we could have stayed longer. Wonderful hosts made us feel very welcome. Stunning location. Comfortable, spacious accommodation. Great breakfast. I will definitely be back again.

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Huskisson312664, Owner at Turning Tides B&B, responded to this review

Dear Maxi, Thank you for your valued review. It was a pleasure having you stay and we do hope you will keep your promise of coming again. We would love that. Ian More 

North Yorkshire, United Kingdom
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18 reviews 18 reviews
14 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2014

We have just spent three weeks travelling in South Africa and wish we had booked a much longer stay at Turning Tides. Everything about it is perfect, large beautifully furnished rooms with lovely balconies, excellent breakfasts and very attentive hosts. There is so much to do in the area that we barely scratched the surface, so our next trip will... More 

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Deal, United Kingdom
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87 reviews 87 reviews
28 hotel reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2013

I've actually lost count of the number of times we've stayed here., but it's probably in double numbers now. Knysna, and particularly Leisure Isle is a place we always bring visiting overseas friends - and Turning Tides is where we always stay. Ian and Joan are caring,delightful people who look after their guests exceptionally well, but are never intrusive. Their... More 

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Huskisson312664, Owner at Turning Tides B&B, responded to this review

Thank you for this lovely review. It is always a pleasure to have you stay. So pleased you enjoy the muffins and cake and appreciate the room configuration More 

Cape Town Central, South Africa
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6 reviews 6 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2013

We were made to feel most welcome and at home by the friendly reception from Ian our host. He gave first class advise about Leisure Isle and the local restaurants. The room was most comfortable, the Wi Fi easily accessible and facilities and beverages to our needs. Joan made sure the breakfast was well presented, tasty and more than we... More 

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Huskisson312664, Owner at Turning Tides B&B, responded to this review

Thank you very much Peter B. We are glad you were so much at home and liked the preserves. We enjoyed having your cheerful selves stay at Turning Tides and certainly hope we will be seeing you again Ian More 

Cape Town
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2013

As soon as we arrived, and I saw the big balcony, I knew there was going to be trouble. I wasn't going to want to leave after just three nights, that balcony deserved at least six weeks! Our hosts served home-made fruit cake and tea to welcome us, and chatted about what we wanted to do during our stay. They... More 

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Huskisson312664, Owner at Turning Tides B&B, responded to this review

Thank you! It was a pleasure having you stay with us. We hope that we will be seeing you again in the not too distant future. More 

Grabouw, South Africa
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13 reviews 13 reviews
3 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2013

We have loved our stays at Turning Tides, making it the go to spot when we visit Knysna! We are so thankful to Joan and Ian for a wonderful experience, beautiful food, wonderful suggestions on places to go, and for even organizing for us to visit some of the local schools!! They are wonderful people and deserve all the business... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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4 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2012 via mobile

Great stay, with tremendous hosts. What tremendous times! Location is very good, on Leisure Isle. 3 minutes to the beach, lots of space for the kids, good restaurants nearby. Bliss! Would gladly return - and have done many, many times...

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