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47 Howard Street, Knysna 6570, South Africa
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House Hammond
Ranked #64 of 80 Specialty lodging in Knysna
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Stellenbosch, South Africa
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

Missing toilet seat, broken TV, leaky shower head, toilet paper not included even though cleaning service is provided. There are also quite a few unfinished edges. The baths and showers have super low water pressure. We also ran out of cold water. We had to run a bath and wait for it to cool down. The biggest problem for me... More

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Shellskie, Owner at House Hammond, responded to this review

Dear Reviewer, Many thanks for your review. We take each review as constructive and respond as such. My sincere apologies for the missing toilet seat. We have been under renovation, and this was obviously a serious error on our part. Having listened to your birthday celebrations, until 1 a.m. on the Friday night, and the welcoming of your guest at... More

Cape Town Central, South Africa
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2012

We booked into the "self catering" unit of House Hammond for the Knysna Half Marathon weekend. The owner did not remember that we were coming and had not vacated this "unit" which we soon realised was where she infact lived. The next problem, was that there was no electricity nor running water throughout the property with no explanation as to... More

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London, United Kingdom
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28 reviews 28 reviews
6 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2012

Spacious rooms, exceptionally clean, great views and swimming pool too. The host Michelle and her team are very welcoming and ensure you have a tailored experience, nothing is too much trouble. Breakfasts are personalised and our children loved the pool, plenty of games and books made us feel at home. Great chill-out areas in the library, bar area, lounge and... More

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Wrexham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2012

The whole family had a wonderful holiday here. The pool area was a huge success, the boys loved to be in the water and my husband and I spent hours at the poolside relaxing in the sun and watching the birds over the valley. The en-suite rooms are spacious and luxurious - overlooking the pool area - all with a... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2012 via mobile

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at house Hammond. Michelle and her mom were very welcoming & made us feel right at home. Loved the spacious lounging areas around the kitchen. Enjoyed the lovely breakfasts cooked to our individual tastes. My daughter loved the pool & the Labradors. Would definitely recommend this place for a relaxing experience in luxury away from... More

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2012

House Hammond is spacious, friendly and welcoming. Michelle, the owner, is a charming and down to earth host who made my family feel at home. Although our flights were booked a year in advance, I left the accommodation to the last minute and found that most places were fully booked. House Hammond had spaces but we were put off by... More

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2012

How disappointing to find out a couple days before your vacation that despite a confirmation and deposit that your rooms where given to someone else who paid in full! Then there was also a dispute about if breakfast was included - my confirmation says YES! Michelle did find us alternative accommodation but should have gone out other way to make... More

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Canterbury
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2009

Situated in a nice part of Knysna convenient for everywhere, Shelly and her team were really helpfull and friendly. A very comfortable and luxurious guest house, served a wonderful freshly cooked breakfast. We would certainly go back.

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South Africa
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2008

I was very skeptical as House Hammond had no sea view, but when I realised that no one in Knysna actually has a on the sea view, I sat back and enjoyed my stay. Our host, Michele, was friendly and really involved in our stay. A house that was built to accommodate people means you don't have that feeling of... More

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Hertford - UK
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8 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2008

Stayed for one night in January Its not beach front by any means.. and the house is NOT some old guest house or bed and breakfast Its been purpose built, the rooms are magnificent as are the bar areas, pool and lounge Its closer to something "small luxury hotels of the world" would be peddling The whole place just oozes... More

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Address: 47 Howard Street, Knysna 6570, South Africa
Location: South Africa > Western Cape > Knysna

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