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Blue Oyster B&B
4.0 of 5 Bed and Breakfast   |   11 Rio Street | Heuwelkruin, Knysna 6570, South Africa   |  
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Ranked #15 of 102 Knysna B&B and Inns
Beautiful Colorado
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25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
“Nice place to stay”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2010

Blue Oyster was a very nice place to stay and we were fortunate that they had a room for us as a walk-in. We opted for the larger room on the top floor with a wonderful view of the bay. The room was clean and we really enjoyed having the balcony. It appeared to us that perhaps there may be some deferred maintenance that should be done -- perhaps a bit of painting and sprucing up. Breakfast was nicely done and appreciated the dining room with a view.

Since we were there only 1 night and a day, I don't think we were there long enough to make a full assessment of our stay at the Blue Oyster. While it was very nice, it wasn't our favorite B&B in South Africa--perhaps because we didn't have much of a chance to interact with the host.

  • Stayed November 2009, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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    5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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london
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13 hotel reviews
Reviews in 17 cities Reviews in 17 cities
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2009

Best B&B I have stayed in. Tastefully decorated. Good size bathroom (although not ensuite - we were in the twin). Extremely clean. Lovely touches such as flowers on the beds and in the bathroom, bathrobes. Unfortunately the weather was dire when we went so we were not able to fully appreciate the views but on a sunny day they would be fantastic. Sadly we only stayed a night but if I was to return to Knysna I would not hesitate to book in here, really could not be bettered. Just wish there were more places like this back in the UK!

  • Stayed December 2009, traveled with friends
    • 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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Israel
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2009

We stayed 2 nights with our 12-year old sun and had a wonderful time.
Amazing location and views.
Very good service.
I wised we could have stayed a full week!
Highly recommended.

  • Stayed August 2009, traveled with family
    • 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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Alton, United Kingdom
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2009

The previous reviews have said it all...a really beautiful house in a great location. The views are fantastic, although you really do need a car to get up and down the hill to the town. (A 5 minute drive).
The Santorini room was spacious, beautifully decorated and with a fantastic bathroom and large balcony area.
Good breakfasts prepared by the lovely Charmaine.
Can recommend the restaurants on the waterfront..."Dry Dock" and "JJ's". Would also recommend a visit to the Monkey Jungle and Birds of Eden at nearby Plettenberg Bay. (Not half as corny as they sound!).
Only downside was the lack of aircon.
Can't wait to return...in fact if I had the cash I would buy the place..!

  • Stayed March 2009, traveled as a couple
    • 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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North Yorkshire
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2009

Blue Oyster is fantastic and must have some of the best views in Knysna perched up on the hill you can see pretty much the entire lagoon and the heads. We stayed in one of the rooms upstairs wth a private balcony this was perfect to watch the sun go down. The bed was massive and v comfy and the bathroom v big. Great pool out in the garden too. Vanessa made you feel v welcome and was v helpful with tons of leaflets for things to do around the area. Knysna itself isa great place with loads to do in and around. The breakfast was cooked by charmaine who looked after you every morning. Great value for money. We would definitely return as we loved it. Hayley & Ryk UK.

  • Liked — the views over Knysna
  • Disliked — nothing
  • Stayed January 2009, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Business service (e.g., internet access)
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Cape Town
2 reviews
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2008

We stayed at the Blue Oyster for one short weekend as we had a wedding to go to on the Saturday. Arriving late on the friday night after plane delays proved no problem for the owners who met us after hours. The views are really incredible and the place is quiet and peaceful. We found the rooms spacious and tastefully decorated, the cooked breakfast was good but i had the continental breakfast on the second day and felt that could have been better. Nevertheless we wouldn't hesitate to stay here again if we are back in Knysna, and I have already recommended it to friends and family.

  • Liked — Peace and quiet ( no children under 12, not close to traffic), views
  • Disliked — Am not crazy about spa baths. GIve me a nice straight long bath any day!
  • Stayed November 2008, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Las Vegas, Nevada
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23 hotel reviews
Reviews in 25 cities Reviews in 25 cities
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2008

Out stay here was excellent. Everyone was very helpful and pleasant, the room was very nice, with many small touches that made it extra special. The views from our room and the bar were fantastic - worth the trek up the hill.

Stayed April 2008
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Address: 11 Rio Street | Heuwelkruin, Knysna 6570, South Africa
Location: South Africa > Western Cape > Knysna
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Suites Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #15 of 102 B&Bs / Inns in Knysna
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — Blue Oyster B&B 4*
Number of rooms: 4
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
A beautiful 4 star Mediterranean style villa superbly positioned high on the ridge overlooking the picturesque Garden Route town of Knysna and offering breathtaking 180 degree views of the lagoon and the famous Heads, the majestic Outeniqua Mountains forming a shimmering backdrop. ... more   less 
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