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“Quiet, out of town but just perfect” 5 of 5 stars
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Knysna Country House
4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   30 Fraser Street, Knysna 6570, South Africa   |  
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Ranked #10 of 28 Hotels in Knysna
Paris, France
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3 reviews 3 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
“Quiet, out of town but just perfect”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2013

lovely place to stay for a few nights, nice garden with beautiful pool. We booked a cottage which was fully equipped and very spacious. Owners are very kind and try all they can to make your stay even more pleasant

  • Stayed November 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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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
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  • Cleanliness
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2013

A party of 6 traveling with daughter and her family, we stayed in the pool side bungalow, and they in the main building accommodation was good in both cases, and the proprietors extremely helpful. Pool was a good size for the size of the hotel, and breakfast all you could ask for. highly recommended place to stay

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  • Stayed January 2013, traveled with family
    • 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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2013 via mobile

Stayed 2 nights. It is off the beaten track so you need a car to get anywhere, although we did get a taxi down to the waterfront and back. Lovely views from the patio overlooking the swimming pool. Our room was fine although the bathroom was tiny . We could hear breakfast being prepared as we were very close to the dining room. Breakfast itself was very nice, especially the fruit salad ! The hosts were lovely and keen to make sure you were happy. 1 day we wanted to go to the beach so they gave us an umbrella, body board, and 2 chairs for the beach . That's service !

Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2013

We recently stayed at the Knysna Country House, unfortunately just for 1 night - not long enough! Our bedroom was really comfortable, and the outdoor pool/seating area is fab and really spacious. Knysna was one of the most beautiful places we visited on our trip to South Africa and this guesthouse was the icing on the cake. The owners were so friendly and helpful and made us feel incredibly welcome - in addition their breakfasts are fantastic. We would definitely book to stay here again in the future!

  • Stayed January 2013, 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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Johannesburg, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2013

Beautiful setting, convenience in location, comfort that made you yearn for bedtime (we stayed in a double room), delicious breakfasts, friendly and accommodating hosts - our thoughts after a 3 night stay. Simply put - great value for money!

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 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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Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2013

We had really great friendly hospitality at Knysna Country Cottage. The room had everything we needed and the place is close to restaurants and amenities. Although we were only in town for one night on our road trip the stay was perfect and our hosts were super friendly and we'll certainly be back when we next head to Knysna.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Antwerp, Belgium
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2013

This guesthouse was recommended to us by our travel agent, and we were quite happy with his choice! This is one of the better guesthouses we visited in South-Africa. We got a warm welcome by Ypie and Erik, and could immediately relax after our long car drive at the excellent swimming pool in a nice garden. Breakfast (outside when it's nice weather) is of very good quality, with friendly service from owners as well as personnel, that's all you need while on vacation! Our room was spacious, but we would have liked more light in it, and somewhat more space in the bathroom, otherwise no complaints. It takes 15 min to drive from the guesthouse to the Knysna center and harbor, were we booked a guided visit to the Featherbed Nature Reserve on one of the Heads, also to be recommended! Thanks to Ypie, we could attend a concert in the harbor in the evening, a nice coincidence while we were there. All in all, a nice resort to stay while you are in Knysna!

  • 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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Additional Information about Knysna Country House

Address: 30 Fraser Street, Knysna 6570, South Africa
Location: South Africa > Western Cape > Knysna
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free Parking Kitchenette Spa Suites Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #10 of 28 Hotels in Knysna
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — Knysna Country House 4*
Number of rooms: 9
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Knysna Country House, situated in the wooded suburb of Hunters Home, is only minutes away from the Knysna and Pezula Golf Courses in Knysna, on the scenic Garden Route alongthe Indian Ocean coastline of South Africa. The spacious and sunny balcony overlooking the large swimming pool is the ideal place to enjoy the rich bird life and views over the Knysna Lagoon, town and distant mountains. Only 9 rooms, knowleagable, multi-lingual hosts and friendly and relaxed atmosphere. ... more   less 
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