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Hide Away Guest House

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2 Keerom Street | PO Box 2600, Knysna 6570, South Africa
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Pretoria
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Thank you for an exceptionally lovely stay. I enjoyed every moment, from the warm welcome coffee on the veranda to amazing view of the lagoon. Because of you I fell in love with Knysna. The rooms was clean and beautifully decorated. The owners have really good taste and not only does it show in the B & B, but also... More 

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Mombasa
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Beds only 2ft 6in and very soft mattress there is no lift nor a helping hand to take your luggage up the narrow stairs as for B/F it is fixed a day before no changes permitted next morning and no omelet there is no lounge for the guest to relax in the evening. Good parking facility

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HideawayKnysna, Owner at Hide Away Guest House, responded to this review

Hello Dilip We have been expecting your review! We are surprised that you did not raise the issue of all of your party of 8 wanting rooms with twin beds. As we have only one twin room this was not possible although we were able to make up a sleeper couch in one of the rooms thus providing an additional... More 

Muelheim an der Ruhr, Germany
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Colleen is such a wonderful host who will answer you every question you might have and gives very valuable suggestions about what to do and where to find everything. The guest house is situated at the main road, but the rooms are quiet (and well maintained). Within walking distance to Waterfront and restaurants (ask Colleen for suggestions).

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HideawayKnysna, Owner at Hide Away Guest House, responded to this review

Hello Marion & Helmut We hope you enjoyed the rest of your time in South Africa and have returned home safely to Germany. It would certainly appear that our winter has arrived here in Knysna and so the timing of our visit was perfect. Thank you so much for taking the time to do the review on your stay with... More 

Johannesburg, South Africa
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Thank you for a wonderful Easter weekend. Excellent hospitality and great to be with good friends. Even the flooded road was a great challenge with our Jimny. Within walking distance of shops and an amazing view of the lagoon and the Knysna heads. Delicious breakfasts made by Cecil every morning. Well done!

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HideawayKnysna, Owner at Hide Away Guest House, responded to this review

Hi Gary & Allison It is always great to welcome returning visitors to Hide-Away and be able to catch up on all that has happened since we last met. Glad that you were able to "navigate" the road out and that you had a safe return to Johannesburg. We are already looking forward to your next stay! Kind regards Cecil... More 

Cape Town, South Africa
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Colleen and Cycil from Hide Away Guest House went our of their way to make our stay for the long weekend a wonderful one. When I booked our stay with Colleen months ago, she was kind enough to assist me with suggestions on activities in the area. Upon our arrival we were met with warm towelettes to freshen up after... More 

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HideawayKnysna, Owner at Hide Away Guest House, responded to this review

Hello Ilze and Jeff Thank you so much for the comprehensive review of your stay with us at Hide-Away Guest House. It was a great pleasure to provide you with all the information to make Jeff's surprise birthday even more enjoyable. Reviews are a very important part of our business and great reviews such as yours provides us with the... More 

Pretoria, South Africa
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

This is a five star establishment and I will recommend it o anyone. Colleen is a friendly and very professional person and provided all the info we needed for our stay in Knysna. She provided a fantastic breakfast. Overall a very good experience. The room has quality furniture and fittings and the black towels for make up and suntan oil... More 

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HideawayKnysna, Owner at Hide Away Guest House, responded to this review

Hello Naas & Arlene Thank you for the great review! It was a great pity that you had planned only the one night with us but we hope that we have whet your appetite for a return visit! Just to set the record straight - Cecil is the person that produces the great breakfasts here at Hide-Away, and I merely... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

This property was well located, just above the lagoon. The waterfront where all the activity is, was a short drive. The service was good and the owner (wife) takes great interest in helping you with your program and planning your meals etc. Their areas of improvement are; One, if the husband (also the owner) could be a little more friendly... More 

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HideawayKnysna, Owner at Hide Away Guest House, responded to this review

Good day to you Rather a strange review to be honest and it is a great pity that we do not know who you are and when you stayed with us! As for staying in somebody's home - well yes you were staying in our home but we apologize if you think we were watching you. We do however hope... More 

Lindsay, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015

We enjoyed this B&B. The rooms were spacious and well equipped, the breakfast was made to order and Colleen would book any excursions or restaurants for you. Also many recommendations of things in the area to do.

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HideawayKnysna, Owner at Hide Away Guest House, responded to this review

Hello there Thank you so much for the great review on your stay with us at Hide-Away Guest House. We hope to welcome you back to South Africa/Knysna/Hide-Away Guest House at some stage in the not too distant future. Safe travels and kind regards. Cecil & Colleen More 

Beckenried, Switzerland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015

got a very warm welcome, excellent location to explore the region around Knysna, our room had a beautiful view over the lagoon, got good tips from our host what to see and what to do, we would go back anytime

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HideawayKnysna, Owner at Hide Away Guest House, responded to this review

Hello Ben & Diane Thank you for taking the time to do the review on your time with us at Hide-Away Guest House - it is most appreciated. It was a great pleasure having you stay with us during your recent visit to South Africa and we are pleased that you have returned home safe and sound (and ready for... More 

Port Carling, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

We recently stayed here for 3 nights. Colleen, our hostess, was very nice and offered great local information and rcommendations. We were concerned about the noise levels being so close to the main highway, the N2, especially since my husband is such a light sleeper. However, there really was little noise from the highway. We did find the noise level... More 

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HideawayKnysna, Owner at Hide Away Guest House, responded to this review

Hello Robert & Katherine Thank you for taking the time to complete the thorough review on your stay with us. We hope that you enjoy the rest of your long tour around South Africa. You will have seen more of the country than most South Africans! Take care and kind regards Cecil & Colleen More 

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