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The Knysna Belle
4.0 of 5 Guest house   |   75 Bayswater Drive | Leisure Isle, Knysna 6570, South Africa   |  
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Ranked #12 of 102 Knysna B&B and Inns
Cape Town Central, South Africa
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“our new favourite place in Knysna”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2011

We spent a fabulous weekend during the Knysna Oyster Festival and we will be back - soon! We had a late check-in and Bianca had ensured the room was warm and inviting when we arrived. The breakfast was excellent and served at the poolside with an abundance of bird life to watch. Everyone was incredibly accomodating and made our stay a great experience (the mini bar in the room would be the envy of most pubs). The atmosphere was both warm and professional and we would encourage everyone to visit!

  • Stayed July 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2011

Stayed here with wife and two friends. Lovely position overlooking water, spotlessly clean, first class breakfast helpful and friendly staff.

Stayed February 2011, traveled with friends
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Leonding, Austria
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2011

A wonderfull holiday in arelaxing atmosphere.
Great seaview, good for Golfers

  • Stayed January 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2011

We spent a week at the Belle staying in The Captains Quarters.
Unbeatable location with the finest views from the decks.
Gillianne, Bianca and the rest of the staff could not have been more welcoming.
Superb breakfasts by the pool, what more could you ask for ?
We can't wait to return.
Des & Jacquie. Surrey, England

  • Stayed February 2011, traveled with friends
    • 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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Wolverhampton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2011

When my wife and I arrived at Kynsa Belle we were met by Gillian, a very personable and helpful lady, where nothing was too much trouble.She showed us around a very pretty, well maintained property.Our spacious room overlooked the front garden and lagoon.The lounge was extremely invitingand the gardens with swimming pool really well presented.
Breakfast was fantastic,wide choice, well cooked and extremely tasty. A great way to start the day.In fact it was so filling that we did not need to eat again until our evening meal.
Gillian was always happy to offer advice on places to eat or visit. She maintained a system whereby guests gave theirown opinions on local restaurants, whether good or bad. Very informative.If we wished to book anything Gillian was always there to make the arrangements.
We would happily stay at Kynsna Belle again and would highly recommend it.Gillian and the rest of the staff were very professional and anyone stopping ther would not be disappointed.

  • Stayed February 2011, 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 February 10, 2011

We have stayed there twice before and both times were great! We have stayed in two different rooms and they were equally comfortable, clean, inviting and beautiful. We will definitely visit the Knysna Belle again and it is the only Accommodation we would suggest to friends.

  • Stayed February 2011
    • 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2011

Having spent a wonderful 10 days first at Tranquility GH in Fish Hoek then at Gondwana Game Reserve nr Mossel Bay we were expecting our luck to run out - how wrong we were! Knysna Belle was simply delightful.

Knysna Belle is perfectly positioned on the beautiful Leisure Island with amazing views of the lagoon including Knysna Heads it was truly a haven where you could relax and regenerate.
From the moment we arrived we were greated warmly by the lovely Gillian she showed us around and we were delighted with the whole ambience of the place. There is a lovely large comfortable lounge with a huge terrace and wicker chairs for all guests to use.
Breakfast are taken on the terrace viewing the swimming pool and beautifully kept rear garden. Breakfasts were wonderful lots of choice and plenty of it all cooked to order - we certainly needed a walk or bike ride afterwards!
There is an honesty bar and also a 'where we ate last night' file which we found very useful. There are 2 restaurants on the island but only one opens at night however both are very good and there are plenty of other restaurants within a 10 minute drive.
Gillian and Bianca are lovely, very helpful and will advise and arrange anything for you
thank you both the other staff are helpful quiet and unassuming.
We had booked Emu a lagoon facing suite which was excellant large airy with a big ensuite and huge sun terrace of our own overlooking the pretty front garden and the lagoon-simply wonderful.
Our stay was for 7 nights and it was a treat to have found a place where we were able to kick back and relax. They supply bicycles,canoes,beach chairs,picnics and numerous other things to help you make the most of your time.

Leisure Island is safe meaning you can walk and cycle without a worry. The island is largely a nature reserve (mainly birds and the endagered Knysna seahorse) with safe beaches, wonderful walks and real peace. The walk around the island is a level 4k. with views of the lagoon and surrounding areas.There are lovely gardens and trees we even spotted an eagle owl roosting!
The homes on Leisure Island are mainly low rise and although there are obvious signs of developement so far it seems to be in keeping with Leisure Island style ie relaxed there are lovely cottages, 'Cape Cod' type homes and the occasional new stylish home.It is a place where time stands still and hopefully will remain a treasure for years to come.
There is a wonderful antique gift shop, a tennis/bowls club and yacht club There are plenty of places to visit locally so there is no chance of being bored and Knysna Waterfont is great if you want a bit of retail therepy and a livelier setting for dinner.

We found the Knysna Belle the perfect place to end our holiday there are so many little touches that make it special (like having our car cleaned without asking or charge!) we noticed several returning visitors and hopefully we will join them-we cant wait to return-it truly is a very special place one to be treasured a simply delightful hidden gem we have never felt so relaxed!

  • Stayed January 2011, 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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Address: 75 Bayswater Drive | Leisure Isle, Knysna 6570, South Africa
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Location: South Africa > Western Cape > Knysna
Amenities:
Beach Beverage Selection Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Suites Swimming Pool
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Ranked #12 of 102 B&Bs / Inns in Knysna
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — The Knysna Belle 4*
Number of rooms: 7
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Knysna Belle Guest House offers a relaxing atmosphere with Bollard beach just a few paces from our front door where guests can relax and enjoy the tranquility of island life ... more   less 
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