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Lake Pleasant Living

5.0 of 5 Villa   |   N2 between Knysna & Sedgefield, Knysna 6570, South Africa
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Ranked #24 of 79 Specialty lodging in Knysna
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014
666Satan Hout Bay, South Africa
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    4.5 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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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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Hout Bay, South Africa
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81 reviews 81 reviews
26 hotel reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

The lake pleasant hotel is in Sedgefield NOT in Knysna as some people seem to think . The hotel overlooks the Groenvlei lagoon and has beautiful gardens and lots of bird life . It is a nice peaceful setting and you cannot hear much of the traffic that passes by . The rooms are HUGE by international standards and are... More

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Lake_PleasantLiving1, Manager at Lake Pleasant Living, responded to this review

Dear Sir / Madam, Thank-you for your review of our property. We value all reviews received, as it not only best rates our service, but also advises us of our shortcomings. We are currently busy with an refurbishment plan of our property - includes the restaurant. We have completed construction of our conference room, and will be starting with our... More

Mumbai (Bombay), India
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28 reviews 28 reviews
21 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

Lake Pleasent offers big villas with all modern amenities with large balcony with a beautiful lake view. Hotel has small heated pool and nice outdoor pool with nice massage room and gym. They have around 25 rooms, however service is an average. Morever if u use bathtub then dont expect to get hot water from shower, as their system is... More

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Lake_PleasantLiving1, Manager at Lake Pleasant Living, responded to this review

Dear Sir / Madam Thank-you for completing a review of our beautiful property. We value our GUEST's feedback. We glad you enjoyed your stay at our property. We will definitely look at your experience at our property. Kind regards More

Mumbai (Bombay), India
5 reviews 5 reviews
5 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

Lake Pleasant Living... The stay was surely pleasant.. Nice comfortable big rooms.. Nice Sitout that overlooks the garden and if managed to see a small portion of the lake.. The room itself is nice and big. the washrooms have a nice bathtub and the toiletries are also good. The only small let down was a staunch smell that comes when... More

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22 reviews 22 reviews
10 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2014

Beautiful and spacious 2 bedroom, living room and kitchen suites. Had a wonderful time at this place on the lake facing suite. The huge terrace overlooks the lake and gives a pleasant view - living upto the name of this place. The view of the sunrise from this place is memorable. It has nice pool and volleyball areas. A good... More

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2014

Amazing 2 Bed Apartments with personal baby pool! Fully equipped kitchen. Spacious hall and nice garden at the back with barbecue facilities and a sit out as well..We really enjoyed our stay at Lake Pleasant Living.

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Port Elizabeth, South Africa
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45 reviews 45 reviews
7 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2014

We won a prize at our travel agent to stay in a suite for the night. It was made to look and feel very old and cosey. The view of the Lake was breathtaking. it is incredibly quiet, with water rushing sounds int eh background. Gardens are very well maintained. the gym needs some updating of equipment, but all in... More

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London, United Kingdom
18 reviews 18 reviews
8 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2014

I have never been so disappointed with a hotel as I was with Lake Pleasant Living. Firstly, this hotel is NOT in Knysna, so don't be fooled. Prior to arriving, I had booked various restaurants for lunch and dinner in the main town, only to discover that it would take 20- 25 minutes driving on the freeway to even reach... More

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London, United Kingdom
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2014

After very unfriendly and unwelcoming reception we were fortunate to be given the penthouse suite for our 2 week stay which exceeded our expectations. We were a little disappointed with lack of activities on site as we had been given the impression that walks, cycling, fishing, boating etc were available. The staff when we had any dealings with them were... More

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Plettenberg Bay, South Africa
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2014

What a lovely surprise on our doorstep. Very well equipped suite. The staff really friendly and helpful. We had some awesome treatments at the Spa. As we were exhausted after very busy Holiday Season, it suited us perfectly to relax and recharge. Will explore the Lake and beach next time.

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lpl-n2, General Manager at Lake Pleasant Living, responded to this review

Thank you for your lovely review. We are glad you enjoyed your stay and were able to "recharge" the batteries. We look forward to having you back so that you may enjoy the other facilities in and around our property. Until next time. More

St Austell, United Kingdom
5 reviews 5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2014

We were given the penthouse which was enormous and beautifully equipped (there were 3 of us) and felt almost overwhelmed by our suite. Facilities everywhere were good but there were no or not many other guests. Lake Pleasant is way out of Knysna and we opted to eat at the hotel but there was no atmosphere and no people -... More

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lpl-n2, General Manager at Lake Pleasant Living, responded to this review

Dear DesH, Thank you for posting a review. We appreciate the time guests take to do this, as we would like potential guests to have an all rounded view to base their pending decision upon. As a previous reviewed stated, we are very centrally situated to explore all there is to see along the Garden Route, which is what we... More

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Address: N2 between Knysna & Sedgefield, Knysna 6570, South Africa
Location: South Africa > Western Cape > Knysna
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:5 star — Lake Pleasant Living 5*
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"The Garden Route, a panoramic region idyllically placed between the Indian Ocean & the Outeniqua & Tsitsikamma mountains, is home to Lake Pleasant Living Exclusive Holiday Suites in the Knysna district. This charming property, built on the edge of one of the few natural freshwater lakes in the southern hemisphere, is a serene retreat set in the picturesque Goukamma Nature & Marine Reserve. Welcome to Lake Pleasant Living where the discerning traveller will find superb facilities in tranquil surrounds. Enjoy Lake Pleasant as a holiday destination to stay or a lifestyle investment to buy. More than a hotel room, our spacious suites & villas are equipped with all the modern conveniences. Experience ‘lifestyle living’ & not merely just a room to overnight." ... more   less 
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