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Bamboo the Guesthouse
3.0 of 5 Guest house   |   No 9 Bolton Street | Hunter's Home, Knysna 6571, South Africa   |  
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Ranked #26 of 103 Knysna B&B and Inns
London, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
“Excellent stay”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2013

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Bamboo.We were made very welcome.The staff were very helpful in arranging our visits to local restaurants and advising on places to visit.We ate in on our first night and we all sat round one big table.We had a lovely meal and a great evening.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 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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Jaynie C, Owner at Bamboo the Guesthouse, responded to this review, September 12, 2013
we welcome all the feedback we can get, thanks for your great review! Meeting guests and socializing over dinner is a treat for all Bamboo staff!
Warm regards and greeting from us all
Jaynie
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Port Elizabeth, Eastern Cape, South Africa
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2013

We stopped in Knysna on our way to Cape Town and had to come back for a second night on our way home! The accommodations were perfect, the hosts were incredibly hospitable and you certainly get your money's worth. The first night we stayed in the beautiful Pampas room and the second we were upgraded to the Loft Suite. The pictures do not do it justice - do not miss this special guest house in Knysna!

  • Stayed April 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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Jaynie C, Owner at Bamboo the Guesthouse, responded to this review, September 12, 2013
Thanks for the wonderful review, we hope as you are based in Port Elizabeth we will see you both back here in the near future - after all you have only tried two of our rooms so far!!! Lots of love from all at Bamboo -
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Vienna, Austria
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2013

We loved this hotel, you feel like in a family. The rooms are all little houses , placed into a mini jungle, Everybody was very kind and helpful. Very, very good breakfast.

Beautiful individualy decorated rooms.
Thank you!


  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with family
    • 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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Jaynie C, Manager at Bamboo the Guesthouse, responded to this review, April 25, 2013
Thank you for your kind words. We loved welcoming you into our family here at Bamboo and hope to see you in the future!
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Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2013

Our family loved this B&B in Knysna, South Africa. It was totally family friendly and interesting. It's especially wonderful for kids because of the animals, the intricate layout, and the pools. The cottage we stayed in was perfect for a family of four - two bedrooms and bathrooms, a perfectly set up kitchen, and a cozy fireplace (which we needed since it was quite chilly). The breakfast was delicious and the service was helpful and friendly - always!

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with family
    • 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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Jaynie C, Manager at Bamboo the Guesthouse, responded to this review, April 25, 2013
Loved having you and your family here! We are so happy to hear that your kids as well you guys had fun at our place, as well as being able to experience the South African culture! We wish you all the best with your move to Germany!
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Andover, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2013

This was our second stay in the Loft Suite at Bamboo. Unlike the first time, we had some iffy weather and were "confined to quarters" for much of Easter. But the Loft Suite is incredible: such space and comfort, plus a roaring log fire and even a huge bath. So rather than grumble about the rain, we enjoyed a true home from home. As ever, nothing was too much trouble for Jaynie, Gordon, Grannie Liz and their host of friendly, cheerful and efficient staff. Bamboo is a quite unique place, and outstandingly the best we have experienced in our many visits to Knysna.

Room Tip: Couples should lash out on the Loft Suite. It's worth every penny.
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  • Stayed March 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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Jaynie C, Manager at Bamboo the Guesthouse, responded to this review, April 25, 2013
Thank you for the great review! We always enjoy it when guests return to Bamboo and have an even better time than the first! We look forward to welcoming you back to Bamboo and a hopefully sunny Knysna the third time round!
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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2013 via mobile

If you're into the weird, the amazingly wonderful and the tad bit crazy then Bamboo is definitely the place to stay in Knysna! This is the real life "Secret Garden" that we all read about as kids - hidden behind the gates. Rooms and the decor - which has been collected all over the world are quirky and fun. Jaynie, Gordon , 'Granny' and the all staff are always willing to help, no matter what and will no doubt provide you with a laugh if that's you need. A great find, will definitely be back!

  • Stayed February 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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Jaynie C, Owner at Bamboo the Guesthouse, responded to this review, March 24, 2013
thanks for the great review - we love feed back and yours was perfect! Our secret garden behind walls is such a wonderful desciption!
We look forward to welcoming you back in the near future
Warm regards and greeting from the whole Bamboo Family
Jaynie
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London, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2013

We found the Bamboo guesthouse in the Greenwood Guide and the photo didn't prepare us for this jewel of a place! My only regret is that we didn't find this earlier, we had a lovely quiet room surrounded by palms and tropical plants, the hosts were most welcoming and there was loads of information on things to do locally, places to visit - you need at least 2-3 nights here or longer! Gordon and Jaynie were great and the breakfast was delicious. Highly recommended!


  • Stayed March 2013, 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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Jaynie C, Owner at Bamboo the Guesthouse, responded to this review, March 24, 2013
Hello Tracie and Nicholas
Great hearing back from you, thank you so much for taking time to post a review for us, we relish feedback! Hope you are bearing up with the cold snap that seems to have gripped your home for the past few weeks! We send sunny warm greeting from the whole Bamboo Family
Jaynie
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Additional Information about Bamboo the Guesthouse

Address: No 9 Bolton Street | Hunter's Home, Knysna 6571, South Africa
Location: South Africa > Western Cape > Knysna
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #26 of 103 B&Bs / Inns in Knysna
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Bamboo the Guesthouse 3*
Number of rooms: 14
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Unique accommodation on the Garden Route, minutes from Knysna town centre, Bamboo Guest House offers a magical B&B experience in garden cottage rooms and courtyard suites, all in the tranquility of a tropical garden. ... more   less 
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