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“Wonderful Visit” 5 of 5 stars
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Villa Paradisa Guest House
5.0 of 5 Hotel   |   9 Watsonia Drive | Paradise, Knysna 6571, South Africa   |  
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Ranked #2 of 28 Hotels in Knysna
ajijic, Jalisco
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40 reviews 40 reviews
15 hotel reviews
Reviews in 22 cities Reviews in 22 cities
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
“Wonderful Visit”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2014

We stayed at Villa Paradisa 20th and 21 Nov 2013
It was the highlight of our 3 week visit to South Africa. The hotel is beautiful, the bedrooms and bathrooms phenominal. The decor is delightful. The food tremendous

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  • Stayed November 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 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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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
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  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
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  • Value
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  • Cleanliness
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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16 reviews 16 reviews
10 hotel reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2014

This guest house is a beauty very calm &peaceful. Rooms are tastefully decorated. All the rooms face the lagoon and the upper floors are recommended for the best views with big balconies. There are no shops within walking distance so remember to get any supplies needed before hand. Martin the owner will cook you up a sumptuous breakfast in the morning!

Stayed January 2014, traveled as a couple
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Umea, Sweden
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2013

From Swellendam on beautiful Route 62 we reached Knysna but turned left too early ( i.e. on to the wrong hill ) due to some problems in counting ( 2 or 3 ? ) traffic lights ( see Marilyn´s perfect travel manual which we got early on). When we, quite tired, eventually climbed the steep rise through the gate to the guest house it was nice to be welcomed by Marilyn who gave us a detailed tour of the astounding premises: a nice area around a clean pool, a perfect room in nice colours and - above all - stunning views over the lagoon. We stayed five nights and got excellent service from a very helpful staff, good advice on what to do from Marilyn and then Martin´s somewhat sad face when we unknowingly the first morning for breakfast asked for our usual two pieces of toast when he wanted to serve his savoury piece of art, new style each morning! It was beautifully arranged with a small flower on the plate (male/female ! ), the taste was exquisite and in all a perfect start of the day. Martin also helped us to send a big package to Sweden. In the evening take away food ( do not miss Ile de Pain ! ) and a glass of wine on the balcony looking out to the Knysna Heads: what more could one ask for?

  • Stayed December 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Stockholm, Sweden
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2013 via mobile

Martin and Marilyn offered a marvellous stay. Everything was great. Martin's breakfast cooking. The views. The service and advice. Well maybe one thing would benefit from serious improvement. The internet speed could be better. Highly recommended!

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2013 via mobile

We had such an amazing time here. It's such a beautiful place to stay, in a great location , with amazing views and you are given first class treatment. Plus Martins omelettes are to die for! Thanks again. We will definitely be back. Dan and Candice

  • Stayed December 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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villaparadisa, Manager at Villa Paradisa Guest House, responded to this review, December 18, 2013
Thank you so much Candice and Dan for your great review! It was lovely having you here - we enjoyed our chats and look forward to you coming back again.
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Singapore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2013 via mobile

A very big thank you to Marilyn & Martin for making our stay with u a awesome and memorable one! They were very warm and friendly. Martin prepares a gd n delicious breakfast for us. We really enjoyed our stay with them. Wish we could stay longer...
We just love the space in our Coral room and also the beautiful scenery/view from our room. Glad we choose Villa Paradisa! Once again thank you very much.
From Singapore girls...Rafida & Amy

  • Stayed November 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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villaparadisa, Manager at Villa Paradisa Guest House, responded to this review, November 28, 2013
Thank you Rafida and Amy for your lovely review. We enjoyed having you fun-loving girls at Villa Paradisa and the chats we had. We wish you many more happy travels and hope you will visit us again.
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London, United Kingdom
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15 hotel reviews
Reviews in 19 cities Reviews in 19 cities
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2013 via mobile

Marilyn and Martin were very welcoming and made our stay very special. The view from their place is amazing and we spent a couple evenings on the balcony watching the sunset with a bottle of bubbles. Martin is a fabulous cook - we loved the breakfasts there. We also appreciated all the helpful recommendations - the walk to Gericke's point near Sedgefield was stunning.

Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
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villaparadisa, Manager at Villa Paradisa Guest House, responded to this review, November 28, 2013
Thank you for taking the time to write your descriptive review - so glad you enjoyed your stay and the awesome natural beauty of the area. Please come back soon for more amazing sunsets!
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Additional Information about Villa Paradisa Guest House

Address: 9 Watsonia Drive | Paradise, Knysna 6571, South Africa
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Location: South Africa > Western Cape > Knysna
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Room Service Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 28 Hotels in Knysna
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:5 star — Villa Paradisa Guest House 5*
Number of rooms: 4
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Spectacular 5-star guest house commands amazing views of Knysna lagoon and Heads from its elevated position on Paradise Ridge. Villa Paradisa radiates an exclusive atmosphere and offers guests an indulgent stay. Guests can enjoy a refreshing swim in the infinity-edge pool overlooking the water, relax in the Jacuzzi with a glass of champagne, star-gaze at the African night sky from their own veranda or the poolside pavilion, or take pleasure in their luxurious bedroom with its stylish bathroom. ... more   less 
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