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Leisure Isle Lodge
4.0 of 5 Guest house   |   87 Bayswater Drive | Leisure Isle, Knysna, South Africa   |  
Hotel amenities
Ranked #25 of 109 Knysna B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Munich
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3 reviews 3 reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
“Superb!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2012

In a nutshell: we would stay at Leisure Isle Lodge any time again! The friendly welcome and assistance started the stay off on a very good note and this same professional and warm service was felt throughout our stay.

The spacious and beautifully decorated rooms are luxurious, yet at the same time still cosy and there is really nothing that hasn’t been thought of. Breakfast is not only a culinary delight, but the attention to detail a feast for the eye. I can only imagine what the dinner must be like.

What a start to the day to look over the lagoon and onto the Knysna heads or to go for a walk on the beach close by. Last but not least: Leisure Isle Lodge is ideally located on this quiet little island: close enough to the Waterfront for a night out on the town and central for all the sights and activities in the area.

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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LeisureIsleLodge, Manager at Leisure Isle Lodge, responded to this review, June 21, 2012
Thank you for your review, we appreciate all feedback from our guests.
We do hope to welcome you back in the near future.
Don't forget to check out our special pages for our Winter Specials.
Warm Regards
Cher ,Carl + Team
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    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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Antwerp, Belgium
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2012

Beautiful place & super room, good restaurant & breakfast, Bike & kano for free. Cher gave us interesting trip idéas as; The Knysna townships with super private guide " http://www.knysnalivinglocal.co.za/tholetours " and much more. Don' t think,,, Go to Leisure island lodge

  • Stayed January 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 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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LeisureIsleLodge, Manager at Leisure Isle Lodge, responded to this review, June 21, 2012
Thank you for your feedback which we truly appreciate!
We hope to welcome you back in the near future.I am glad we could be of assistance to make your stay in our special town so much more memorable.Gerald from Thole Tours is an asset to our community and we will continue to support him and the wonderful experience he offers our guests.
Warm Regards

Cher & Team
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Ashford
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2012

We spent three nights at Leisure Isle lodge as part of our South African Honeymoon. We were upgraded on arrival to a lagoon facing suite which had a private patio overlooking the lagoon. The room was extremely spacious and beautifully decorated in nutural tones. The lounge, bar and dining areas are equally lovely with lovely views of the lagoon. We ate two nights in the restaurant and the food was delicious, as were the breakfasts. Carl was extremley firendly and helpful and recommened a sunset cruise to the heads, whilst we enjoyed oysters and wine - a lovely experience. Innocent, was extrmely friendly and very entertaining, and made the stay even more special. We were extremly impressed to see that he had washed our car, the morning of our departure. Knysna is a beautiful area, and we cannot recommend Leisure Isle Lodge enough, the location on leisure Isle, within a stones throw of a small sandy beach, was perfect. Many thanks for making our honeymoon special.

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  • Stayed May 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2012

Absolutely incredible! Fantastic service, friendly staff, amazing accommodation and the best restaurant in Knysna.

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled on business
    • 5 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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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2012

My husband and I spent three nights at the lodge at the end of April. The service was discreet and faultless - Cher and her team went out of their way to make our stay memorable. Our room was very comfortable with a beautiful view over the lagoon and Heads. The bathroom was well appointed with a free-standing bath and large shower. The restaurant at the lodge, Daniela's, served exceptional food and we chose to eat dinner there every night. There are several relaxation areas with homely couches, books to read and DVDs to view in the room. As the weather was not warm enough we did not make use of their sparkling pool and well - landscaped outdoor area. The island is charming and there are some wonderful walks through the nature reserve.

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  • Stayed April 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 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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LeisureIsleLodge, Manager at Leisure Isle Lodge, responded to this review, May 29, 2012
Thank you for choosing to stay with Leisure Isle Lodge.
It was wonderful to have met you both and I do hope that your stay with us was one to be relived for many moons to come :-)
I trust you are well settled into the swing of things back home now, only to still be mesmerised by your vacation along the Garden Route.
We look forward to welcoming you back in the near future.
Warm Regards
Cher
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Yenzi
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23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2012

I and my wife have stayed there for 3 nights in a suite with a nice view to the lagoon. It is goodlocation and you can plan all sort of daily activities: swimming, fishing, or just a relaxing day on the beach. Service is very good

Do not miss the views of The Heads.

  • Stayed April 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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LeisureIsleLodge, Manager at Leisure Isle Lodge, responded to this review, May 29, 2012
Thank you for choosing to stay with Leisure Isle Lodge.
It was wonderful to have met you both and I do hope that your stay with us was one to be relived for many years to come :-)
We are very honoured to live in such a beautiful town with the best views and beaches.
We look forward to welcoming you back in the near future.
Warm Regards
Cher
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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2012

We absolutely loved our stay at Leisure Isle. The location is breathtaking and the lodge is absolutely beautiful. It felt like I was at home...The service was excellent and the staff are friendly and really helpful. The room was lovely and the view, wow! Waking up to Featherbed every morning is definitely a plus. Cher was amazing and gave us lots of suggestions on where to go. She mentioned the breathtaking view at the heads and we were absolutely amazed by the wonderful sight.

  • Stayed April 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 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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LeisureIsleLodge, Manager at Leisure Isle Lodge, responded to this review, May 29, 2012
Thank you for choosing to stay with Leisure Isle Lodge.
It was wonderful to have met you both and I do hope that your stay with us was one to be relived for many years to come :-)
We are very fortunate to live in the most amazing part of South Africa with breath taking views and beaches.
We look forward to welcoming you back in the near future.
Warm Regards
Cher
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Address: 87 Bayswater Drive | Leisure Isle, Knysna, South Africa
Location: South Africa > Western Cape > Knysna
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #25 of 109 B&Bs / Inns in Knysna
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Leisure Isle Lodge 4*
Number of rooms: 11
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Positioned on the picturesque tranquil Bollard Bay on Leisure Isle,this luxury retreat offers sophisticated style and exceptional comfort. Spacious,individually decorated,suites,luxurious touches,soft,fine,linen quietly whispering romance.Delicious breakfasts served on the deck overlooking the lagoon. Enjoy exciting,contemporary cuisine,complemented with quality wines in the Top 100 awarded Restaurant Daniela's. Be pampered in The Skin Renewal Spa which specializes in Dermatological treatments. Guests' enjoy member privileges and Pezula & Simola golf courses. 2008 Winner AA Superior accommodation awards. ... more   less 
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