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Beacon House
36 George Rex Drive | The Heads, Knysna 6570, South Africa   |  
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Ranked #2 of 83 Specialty Lodging in Knysna
Cape Town Central, South Africa
2 reviews
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“Absolutely Fabulous!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2012

One of the best places I have stayed. The apartments are beautifully decorated, a great size and very well equipped. It has possibly the best position in Knysna - a great position with the most breathtaking view of the heads. So close to the water that you can hear the waves lapping. 2 good restaurants right next door and close to all attractions.

Excellent service with no request being too much trouble. If I could rate it EXCELLENTLY SUPERB I would!

  • Stayed March 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 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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JHB
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2012

We stayed at Beacon House for part of our honeymoon. What an amazing apartment and the manager, Mike, was most helpful and welcoming. Very well-equipped and luxurious units and fantastic location. We would highly recommend Beacon House and would love to stay there again. Craig and Sue.

Stayed April 2012, traveled as a couple
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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2012

First class host Mike, 5 star accommodation,good quiet position at East heads Knysna.

two good places to eat on door step.spectacular views from apartment.Quality furnishings and fittings.

cant recommend any more highly Felt very safe in and around apartment well lit.

would stop again if in area (English Tourist) cheers mike Bob/Mary///John Astra

  • Stayed March 2012, 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 March 14, 2012

We had the privilege of staying at Beacon House for over five weeks. Our appartment had stunning views of the breathtakingly beautiful Knysna Heads and Knysna Lagoon from the lounge, bedrooms and balcony. It was a joy being able to brai (bbq) on the balcony as the sun went down over the Heads and then be able to go to bed listening to the lapping waves. Waking up to the magnificent views from your bed was an equal joy. The appartments are very well furnished and equipped. Their location is excellent with two good restaurants a few steps away, a lovely walk across the Lagoon at low tide to the beautiful Leisure isle and a few steps to a tiny secluded beach. From Beacon House you can walk right to the top of the Western Head to get extraordinary views of the rocks and roaring seas below. Beacon House feels like a "home from home" with the Manager, the enigmatic Mike Elliott, looking after the House and its guests as a labour of love.

A bonus for British visitors is that the appartments have DSTV
which show every Premiership match live.

After nearly forty years travelling the world on business and pleasure I can say that Beacon House is certainly oe of, if not my most, favourite places to stay.

  • Stayed February 2012
    • 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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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2012

Just returned from Beacon House and had a wonderful time. The views from the living area, bedrooms and balcony are out of this world. From waking up in the morning to having dinner on the balcony in the evening you will never tire of the exceptional views of the lagoon and heads. The apartment inside is modern and furnished to an extremely high standard with beautiful bedrooms and bathrooms. Mike was on hand at all times and very helpful and the close by East Head Cafe is a must visit. No one will be disappionted with Beacon House and I would not consider anywhwere elso if I return to Knysna.

  • Stayed February 2012, 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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Bath, England
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2012

Beacon House is an exceptional apartment. Incredibly well fitted out in contempoary style and in the best of locations overlooking The Heads. Mike was there to greet us and always seemed to be about when needed even though he lives off site. It is self catering if you want but over the road is an excellent cafe for breakfast or lunch and a bar and restaurant for drinks or a straight forward meal. A great base, highly recommended.

  • Stayed January 2012, 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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Johannesburg, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2012

Fabulous accommodation - you won't be sorry if you choose Beacon House!

  • Stayed October 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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Additional Information about Beacon House

Address: 36 George Rex Drive | The Heads, Knysna 6570, South Africa
Location: South Africa > Western Cape > Knysna
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 83 Specialty Lodging in Knysna
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Number of rooms: 4
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
It is against the Eastern head at the mouth to the Indian Ocean, that Beacon House has been created, featuring 4 ultra spacious and luxurious apartments. Beacon House is the ideal base from which to explore the wonders that characterise this spectacular Garden Route town. Each of the serviced apartments provides guests with the flexibility of a self catering environment allowing optimal freedom to design your own itinerary. The design reflects an easy living holiday atmosphere, whilst incorporating sleek modern finishes. A walkway within the development provides residents with access to the various stunning view points at the Heads. Beacon House is situated in close proximity to Fountain Point, a white beacon used as a guiding point for sailors attempting to negotiate the passage through the Heads. Built into the side of a steep slope, Beacon House boasts views both across the lagoon and out to sea. Beacon House is situated within walking distance of the lagoon, a restaurant and a coffee shop and offers ample parking for visitors. ... more   less 
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