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“Perfect family hotel” 4 of 5 stars
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Fairy Knowe Hotel
Dumbleton Road | PO Box 28, Wilderness 6560, South Africa   |  
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Ranked #6 of 8 Hotels in Wilderness
Cape Town Central, South Africa
Contributor
13 reviews 13 reviews
10 hotel reviews
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“Perfect family hotel”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2012

This was our 15th stay at this long standing Wilderness landmark. It's a comfortable, unpretentious hotel in a perfect location on a bend of the Touw River. Nothing fancy, and can sometimes appear a bit tired in spots, but always clean, with friendly staff, lots to do and excellent value.

Room Tip: River facing rooms preferable to those in the main building
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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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3 reviews 3 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2012

I don't know where to start! My boyfriend and I are stayed at the Hotel on 7 - 9 December! The stuff was so warm and friendly which made our stay even more special. The breakfast and supper was super tasty - we throughly enjoyed! I couldnt get the chef to spill the beans about his soup recipe :-).

Its definely the perfect, romantic and family getaway!

thank you so much for making our trip special and creating beautiful memories xxx

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Port Elizabeth, South Africa
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6 hotel reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2012 via mobile

Stayed here for weekend with 2 teenagers and our grandson of 3. Perfect country setting and lots to do for kids. Staff very friendly and helpful. The older rooms need a bit of an upgrade but other than that it was a very nice experience in country hotel. If however u want 5 star Sandton quality then this is not for u. If not then I can highly recommend this one and your kids will forever talk about it. We have driven past on the N2 on number if occasions and always look down at Fairy Knowe with a smile.

  • Stayed September 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2012

We had to decide between staying at the Far hill hotel or the Fairy Knowe and because we had meals included in our package we decided on the Fairy Knowe, not only was it perfect for getting away but the facilities kept us occupied, we arrived very early at the hotel the Friday morning just after 11, the check in time was only at 14:00 but because we had such a long drive from Cape Town the receptionist offered to arrange that house keeping clean our room so we can check in earlier, after 12 we checked in and our clean room.

The only thing that i didnt really enjoy was their supper, breakfast was lovely and very filling, but what more could you expect if your meals are included in the package.

Overall it was a great getaway especially the hiking trails and bike ride my husband and i enjoyed.

We will def go back and take our son with us this time, but will not take the food as part of the package.

Room Tip: Best rooms are the rondavels especially number 14, it faces the lagoon
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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Wilderness, South Africa
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92 reviews 92 reviews
28 hotel reviews
Reviews in 34 cities Reviews in 34 cities
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2012

We moved here having had such a bad experience at the previous B&B we stayed at in Wilderness. The rooms were spacious and clean. Breakfast was a bit of a free for all with not sufficient staff on duty. Fantastic location next to the river, with lots of amenities for the family.
We were happy with our stay there, and have already booked to go back at Christmas. Fantastic value for money

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2012

Our stay in the Fairy Knowe was a bit disappointing. We are a family of five and had to sleep in one room. It was a bit cramped. Housekeeping forgot towels and we had no TV in the room. The breakfast however was nice.

Room Tip: For families I would recommend to book an outside bungalow.
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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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Strand, South Africa
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2012

My 7 friends and myself (4 being cyclists) had a lovely stay at the hotel. The service was excellent Crystal and Emma gets a 10 out of 10. Emma even served a take away breakfast at 4.30am to the cyclists. Few other hotels would do this. Uniondale is not to far away from Wilderness we hope to have more cyclists stay over in future. The gardens looked well kept and the Hotel needs a bit of up dating but then will loose its charm. The bedding and towels needs replacing. But we stilled enjoyed every moment of our stay.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: Dumbleton Road | PO Box 28, Wilderness 6560, South Africa
Location: South Africa > Western Cape > Wilderness
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #6 of 8 Hotels in Wilderness
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 42
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