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Paradise House
3.0 of 5 Bed and Breakfast   |   6 Protea street | West Hill (Paradise), Knysna 6571, South Africa   |  
Hotel amenities
Ranked #18 of 102 Knysna B&B and Inns
Makwassie
1 review
“Beautiful view”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2011

Our room was spacious, neat, luxurious, private. I appreciated the refrigerator in the room and the microwave oven in the passage.

  • Stayed March 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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Rating summary
  • Sleep Quality
    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
    5 of 5 stars
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Merthyr Tydfil, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2011

Paradise House was a two night stopover for us on our self drive tour of the garden route
which, in itself, was so enjoyable we could have easily stayed another two nights.
I know we`ve heard it all before but Johan and Zita really were the most friendly and helpfull hosts you could wish to meet, making us feel most welcome in their home with,
when asked for,advice on where to go- what to do-and where to eat- particularly regarding the Knysna waterfront itself. Johan even checked my car tyre pressure on hearing my concren about a previous days puncture repair.
The accommodation at Paradise House was superb,being very comfortable- clean- and well appointed and not requiring to pass through our hosts private living quarters to gain access to our rooms - where the private balcony afforded stunning views of the Knysna
Lagoon and adjacent headlands. Waking up to such views followed by a substantial
breakfast really set you up for the day.
The Waterfront - with its variety of shopping,fine restaurants,and frequent boat trips is literally minutes away ,there being a petrol garage similarly as close also.
We particularly enjoyed the comfort of our room,and the private balcony with its
"magnificent"view.My wife ,however,refused to drive our hire car up the steep driveway,
although I didn`t find it a problem.

  • Stayed March 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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Cape Town
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2011

I cannot describe our stay at Paradise House any other way but totally awesome! Since day one when we arrived Johan & Zita's hospitality and service was outstanding and more than we expected. Our room was always kept clean as well as the on-suit. I loved the fact that Carlo and I had our own entrance to the room as well as the patio that overlooked the whole of Knysna. We loved that so much to sit on the patio and enjoy the scenery. . . Paradise House is definitely on our list of places to visit again!

Thank you Johan and Zita, we are so happy that Paradise House was part of our honeymoon!

Regards,

Megan & Carlo Adams

  • Stayed March 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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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2011

Paradise house is value for money. Zohan and Petzer are good host and make you feel at home. They helped us in exploring Knysna and gave a good suggestions for what to see and skip. The place is close to the waterfront approx a 2 min drive.

  • Stayed February 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Halifax
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2011

We travelled the Garden Route for a week at the end of February - Paradise House was an excellent choice and great value for money. The rooms and bathrooms are immaculate, the views are excellent and there was a great choice at breakfast (even some delicious banana bread!).

Johan & Zita were extremely accommodating, we turned up having only booked one night and on seeing the lovely accommodation asked to extend for a second night and they were really helpful.

We had a car but during the day you can quite easily walk down to the bars & restaurants at the Waterfront, we ate at 36 South and Marios Italian next door and both were excellent.

  • Stayed February 2011, 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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Buenos Aires, Argentina
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 hotel reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2011

We spent one night at Paradise House in Knysna last January, 31st. and had a great time. Though our stay only lasted from one evening to the following morning, we really enjoyed the room's comfort and great views of the sea: it was clean, quiet and cozy. The guest house is strategically located very near from the main streets and spots in the city and as we were travelling by car we managed to get everywhere easily and rapidly. What we liked the most, although, was Paradise House's hosts' kindness and warmth. Johan and Zita were great hosts, gave us a wonderful breakfast, shared with us their house and a bit of their history. We loved meeting them and getting to know a little bit about their lives as that was one of our main purposes within our trip around ZA.

  • 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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Brussels
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16 reviews 16 reviews
4 hotel reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2010

Really friendly people, breakfast is ok. One disadvantage is the stairs.

  • Stayed November 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 5 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Paradise House

Address: 6 Protea street | West Hill (Paradise), Knysna 6571, South Africa
Location: South Africa > Western Cape > Knysna
Amenities:
Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #18 of 102 B&Bs / Inns in Knysna
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Paradise House 3*
Number of rooms: 5
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
This 3-star Knysna Bed and Breakfast offers its guests luxurious accommodation with spectacular views of the Knysna Lagoon and Knysna Heads with B&B or self-catering options. Enjoy sundowners on your private balcony or patio and watch the moon rise over our beautiful Knysna Lagoon. Perfect for a romantic honeymoon! ... more   less 
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