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Azure House
3.0 of 5 Bed and Breakfast   |   65 Circular Drive | Paradise, Knysna 6570, South Africa   |  
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Ranked #48 of 102 Knysna B&B and Inns
sheffield, UK
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“good location”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2009

Great location with lovely views over the Knysna lagoon.
Tastefully decorated rooms.
Noise travels easily through the wooden walls and our baclony was shared with the owner, leading to a lack of privacy.
Minimal kitchen equipment, our room didnt have an oven but did have barbeque and microwave.

  • Stayed April 2009, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2009

Views were good but house is high up and to walk to town and back, despite being fit, was not an option.

Owner/manager young and personable but took absoluely no voluntary interest in us after check in.

The place is in dire need of several coats of paint. It is tired. Poor lighting in main bathroom and loo made it diffcult to see to shave.

Complimentary coffee is as bad as it gets. Cooked breakfasts are basically a huge amount of badly scrambled eggs and bacon. No choice of breakfast..

Rooms are clean, however and beds comfortable. Showers are good and hot water plentiful. Wi fi connection, whilst welcome, was iffy at best. Especially from cottage 5.

  • Stayed March 2009, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2009

The rooms were large with a comfortable bed and plenty of cupboard space with a wonderful view over the lagoon. There was also an excellent kitchen and the car was secure behind locked gates overnight. Breakfasts were served on the verandah outside each room but, although these were of a good quality, there was no choice of cereal or cooked breakfast - you had what came or went without (no good if you don't like sweet cereal or cheese/cooked meats at breakfast time). We saw little of the owner after the initial meeting on arrival, but there was a book giving advice about restaurants and things to do. The garden/pool area was quiet and attractive, but it was the view which left the lasting impression.

  • Liked — The view
  • Disliked — The no choice breakfasts
  • Stayed November 2008, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2008

Azure House is situated in the hilly Paradise area of Knysna. The roads are on steep hills and somewhat tricky to negotiate.

Each 'cottage' apartment has an allocated parking space just inside the driveway.

We were greeted by Sydnee and shown around the place. She was very bubbly and friendly.

We were in Cottage 2 which had a large decked patio area complete with barbeque, table and chairs. French doors lead inside to the kitchen/dining area with a sofa. Beyond that was the bedroom with the shower room leading off it.

Everything was clean and well kept and decorated in neutral colours. The light only came through the french doors but it was enough for the rooms.

New carpet had just been laid in the bedroom.

The breakfast was large but didn't do much for me. I'm not a fan of scrambled eggs and there was a lot of it. You can pay extra for filter coffee, worth it if you don't like the taste of chicory.

The view from Azure House is good, a wide vista across the lagoon. The pool area is small but catches lots of sun. The water seemed cloudy to me but the kreepy krawly was going all the time.

The town high street is within easy walking distance and the area felt very safe. We wanted to eat at the Oyster Company but when we got there at 8.30 on Friday the kitchen had closed. Yes, Knysna is that kind of place.

When you use the shower room in Cottage 2 you should be aware that you can hear people upstairs talking. The sound travels through the metal air vent. We just closed the interleading door to stop it.

Azure House is well run and clean, in a good position and has a nice pool area. at R720 a night it came out more expensive than most of the other places we stayed but the cheaper B&Bs are further out of town near the N2.

  • Liked — View
  • Disliked — Price
  • Stayed November 2008
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 1 of 5 stars Business service (e.g., internet access)
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Billericay
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2008

KNYSNA: AZURE HOUSE
Date: MAY 2008

Just back fro SA and spent three great nights in Knysna at the Azure House.
Accommodation includes Bedroom, Lounge/Kitchen and private balcony with fantastic views over Knysna Heads. Very clean and well decorated. You can choose to have breakfast included and this will be delivered to your room.
Location: 2 mins drive from Waterfront shops and restaurants.

In summary: Good location, very nice accomodation, and friendly host. Breakfasts OK.
If you stay in Knysna try the Oyster Co for great oysters, and the Firefly just for great food.

  • Liked — Views
  • Disliked — Breakfast
  • Stayed April 2008, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 65 Circular Drive | Paradise, Knysna 6570, South Africa
Location: South Africa > Western Cape > Knysna
Amenities:
Free Parking
Hotel Style:
Ranked #48 of 102 B&Bs / Inns in Knysna
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Azure House 3*
Number of rooms: 6
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