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Isola Bella

21 Hart Road | Leisure Isle, Knysna 6570, South Africa
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Ranked #37 of 109 Knysna B&B and Inns
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 2 days ago
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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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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Boston, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Spent a great week in this delightful guest house,views over looking The Heads and Lagoon. Run by a vivacious Italian lady, Melissa, a real gem,nothing was too much trouble. Lovely bedroom,breakfast on the balcony and a novel way to boil eggs. Many very good eating places near by. Treated like one of the family.

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Parker, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

We really enjoyed our stay at Isola Bella. Our room was beautiful and very clean. The breakfast was very nice and the homeowner was very helpful with dinner and activity recommendations. She was so friendly and made us feel very welcome. Would definitely recommend this guesthouse to others!

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Johannesburg, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

I have stayed on Leisure Isle a number of times and wish I had found this haven of tranquility sooner. Such a beautifully decorated and luxury room and just across the road from the waters edge. The views of the Heads couldn't be better. Of course a special mention for the Hostess with the mostest. Looking forward to returning. Sonja

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

Gorgeous bed and breakfast overlooking the Heads on Leisure Island. Very comfortable and well equipped rooms and a nice balcony area to enjoy breakfast with fabulous views. Marisa is a great hostess - so friendly and welcoming and quick to offer tips on the local area. You won't regret your choice if you stay here.

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Chepstow, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

Had a lovely stay with Marisa and her wonderful staff. The room was beautiful and the location of the guest house overlooking The Heads is excellent. Although the actual bedrooms don't look out over the lagoon, there is an excellent deck area for guests which does, and we had a lovely breakfast out there on one day. Ther are very... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

This is the place to be on Leisure Isle if you want a stunning view from the guesthouse's first floor balcony straight across the ebb and flow of the Knysna lagoon towards the Heads. Unbeatable. Charming, welcoming, cheerful owner Marisa. Breakfasts are light, rooms are stylish but not particularly spacey and none have views out over the water. Communal balcony... More 

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Durban, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014

Isola Bellla is right on the water's edge which provided a wonderful setting with peace and tranquilty for my early morning breakfasts - just what I needed before three hectic days of work. Being able to sit at the open door in the lounge area in the evening listening to the lap of the lagoon's water while catching up with... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014

We Have stayed at Isola Bella many times. It is a home from home and we love it!! There is no place like it for us. In addition the location is great , so peaceful and Leisure Island is a beautiful place to walk around - about 4.5 Klm . Isola Bella is close to very good restaurants - The... More 

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Stellenbosch, Western Cape, South Africa
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2014 via mobile

Lovely house on Leisure Isle. Beautiful views of The Heads and Lagoon from terrace. Unfortunately, now views from our room. Breakfast is definitely not worth it - in context of the rates we paid. We knew a light breakfast would be sold, but did not expect such a very basic and unsatisfying breakfast.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014

Isola Bella is literally "home away from home." Luxurious bedding, beautiful bathrooms, attention to detail, all needs met! Couldn't ask for more! And... Marisa is the most loving, kind hearted, warm owner. I travel often for work to Knysna and always stay at Isola Bella. You will not be disappointed!

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