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Beacon House
36 George Rex Drive | The Heads, Knysna 6570, South Africa   |  
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Ranked #2 of 79 Specialty lodging in Knysna
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“Absolutely amazing”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2013 via mobile

Wonderful personal service, excellent and well maintained property and amazing view! This was the perfect holiday venue, better than the obvious choices! Thanks for the great service to Mike and his team!

Stayed January 2013, traveled with family
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2013

Thanks to Mike and crew,what a week! Luxury at its best and good service.The apartment was spotlessly clean,the host,Mike went out his way to make us feel welcome.The location is priceless,having the Heads at our doorstep and the East head cafe serves the most scrumptous meals!!Definitely coming back
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  • Stayed January 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2012

The Beacon house sets the bar in serviced apartments. We were initially apprehensive with the small number of reviews on TripAdvisor, but once we got to the apartment - we were IMPRESSED. Mike Elliot is a fantastic host, waiting for us to arrive with the house made ready for our 3 night stay. He had thought of every possible detail to make our stay comfortable. And the luxury apartment simply blows you away. Spacious, modern, clean, fantastic views of the heads, and secure. There are two restaurants facing the apartment complex. We loved our stay, we loved the details Mike had gone into, and we will return, although we live thousands of miles away, you can hold us to our word. Loved it Mike! (and sorry we stayed in June 2012, the review is a tad late).

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
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    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2012

This was our second visit to Beacon House. If you want to chillax, Beacon House offers you luxury and the best view of the Knysna Heads. Our Apartment was spotless and Mike is an excellent host. Thank you for a wonderful stay.

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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
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    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2012

We loved our two night stay, everything was perfect. Our only regret is that we didn't stay longer. This was our favorite stay on our 4 week tour of Africa. The condo is spacious, well decorated, extemely clean, the beds are excellent, the views are fabulous, the location is excellent right at the Heads, Mike was very helpful in every way. We can not say enough good things about our stay, everything was perfect. The restaurants for breakfast, lunch, and dinner are right out the door. We highly recommend Beacon House!

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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
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    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2012

An absolutely wonderful experience. From the greeting by Mike to the terrific facility Beacon House made our trip to Knysna special. The beds were a sleepers delight. Knysna as a location is terrific with great vies inside and outside the Heads. Beacon House has our highest recommendation.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2012 via mobile

We had the pleasure of staying at the Beacon House a few days over the Easter Weekend, and we found the apartment to be absolutely wonderful. Very large and comfortably furnished rooms with all the amenities you could wish for, very clean and superbly well kept. Our apartment at the Beacon House was situated with spectacular views over the lagoon and also with fantastic views out over the ocean. Mike Elliot did a super job to ensure that we felt welcome on arrival and that we had everything we wished for throughout our stay. A few steps from the apartment we also found our favorite restaurant for breakfast and lunch; East Head Cafe. We would love to come back as soon as possible again, and we can only give the Beacon House and Mike our highest recommendations for anyone coming to Knysna!

Stayed April 2012, traveled with family
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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 79 Specialty lodging in Knysna
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
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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