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Amanzi Island Lodge

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31 Cearn Drive, | Leisure Isle, Knysna 6571, South Africa
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

This place took my breath away from the very beginning, it was absolutely stunning! We stayed 4 nights and wish we had stayed longer. The service is great, the room itself cannot be faulted in anyway, the bathroom is great ( huge walk in shower ) They have little nibbles left out during the day if you're feeling peckish like... More 

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Corvallis, OR
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15 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband and I spent our last nights in South Africa at this lovely inn. My husband had been working the week before in Cape Town, so it was a nice, relaxing get away before the long trip home. Our room was beautiful with a lovely view of the lagoon and the Heads. Breakfasts were delicious and the staff outstanding.

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Hamburg, Germany
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139 reviews 139 reviews
76 hotel reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We’ve stayed at Amanzi for many weeks over the past years and just feel it is a very special place managed by wonderful staff. Having traveled extensively in the Western and Eastern Cape this is probably our all time favorite - the tranquility of Leisure Isle, the location at the lagoon and the views toward the Heads are simply breathtaking.... More 

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rochester, ny
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103 reviews 103 reviews
82 hotel reviews
84 helpful votes 84 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We loved this lodge. Our room was bright, cheerful and oh so comfy. And the view was soothing. Breakfasts were good and ample. The hotel provides a shuttle service to local restaurants. If you don't have a car, you'll rely on this service. My only complaint is that the bar does not offer wine by the glass.

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Brighton, United Kingdom
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Our third visit to Amanzi this time to celebrate our wedding anniversary. We got married on Coney Glen beach on the Leisure Isle two years ago and were staying at Amanzi at the time, so the lodge has a very special in our hearts. This really is a very special place, the unbelievable beauty, peace and tranquillity of Leisure Isle... More 

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Isle of Wight, United Kingdom
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107 reviews 107 reviews
38 hotel reviews
101 helpful votes 101 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

This was our second visit to Amanzi and I was so looking forward to returning. Unfortunately, it didn't live up to my memories from last year. We had a superior lagoon facing room on the top floor as requested. Last year we stayed in the Deluxe rom with a side view of the lagoon. We wanted to have a front... More 

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James3337337, Owner at Amanzi Island Lodge, responded to this review

Hello 'Travelhappy' Thank you very much for the time you took to write the review on Amanzi Lodge and on balance I am pleased that you enjoyed your stay. As owners we are very particular about whom of the comments you have made and you can be 100% assured that every detail will be addressed immediately. To be honest I... More 

Hitchin, United Kingdom
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86 hotel reviews
376 helpful votes 376 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

This is the first time we have tried Leisure Isle accommodation in Knysna, having chosen to stay in town on previous trips, and, having experienced it now, we "get it". Laid back and stunningly pretty, it is a great spot, worth the 4km trip into town. Amanzi is a charming B+B, with 6 rooms (5 lagoon facing). We liked our... More 

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James3337337, Owner at Amanzi Island Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your review of Amanzi Island Lodge. We really appreciate the time to reflect on some of the special moments. We are so pleased that you tried a stay at the Island and e agree - its so much nicer than town. All reviews are shared with our team and we are always delighted to receive... More 

UK
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95 reviews 95 reviews
51 hotel reviews
137 helpful votes 137 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

We loved it here! it was so relaxing, so comfortable, massive room, great wet room bathroom, lovely view of the lagoon, great staff...... we stayed 3 nights and wished we had stayed a week. The honesty bar is a great system, it meant we could enjoy sundowners at the property and no need to go out for a drink. The... More 

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James3337337, Owner at Amanzi Island Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Sue Thank you so much for your review of Amanzi Island Lodge. We really appreciate the time to reflect on some of the special moments and facilities descriptions. All reviews are shared with our team and we are always delighted to receive them. You made a kind observation that we would be very interested to follow up on but... More 

London, United Kingdom
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

This was our first time in Knysna and it will most certainly will not be our last. We loved the location of this hotel. Peaceful lovely view of lake. Cycles and kayaks available for use which we did and thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. The town of Knynsa is lovely with lots of good restaurants and health shops. Good place for vegetarians.... More 

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James3337337, Owner at Amanzi Island Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your review of Amanzi Island Lodge. We really appreciate the time to reflect on some of the special moments. All reviews are shared with our team and we are always pleased to receive them. Our team look forward to welcoming you again and if there is anything we can do to make your next stay... More 

Somerset UK
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67 reviews 67 reviews
23 hotel reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2015

We've stayed here many times and it never disappoints. The accommodation is faultless and the staff go that extra mile to help you. Deserves its top rating in Knysna. We shall be back no doubt for our 8th visit to this great country. N

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James3337337, Owner at Amanzi Island Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your wonderful review. It is REALLY much appreciated and highly motivational for the team who put in so much effort to make everyones stay special. Repeat guest are very special to us and if there is anything we can do to make your next stay more personal please let us know in advance and please... More 

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