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Knysna Tonquani Lodge & Spa
5.0 of 5 Small Hotel   |   Welbedacht Lane | 1 Cherry Lane, Knysna 6570, South Africa   |  
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Ranked #18 of 109 Knysna B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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6 reviews 6 reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“Five star getaway”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2012

We had a great time at Tonquani. All the staff were so friendly and helpful. The rooms are beautiful and they attend to the smallest detail. Will definitely be back again :-) , and then we will stay in room that overlooks the swimming pool.

Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
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  • Sleep Quality
    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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New York City, New York
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14 reviews 14 reviews
4 hotel reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2012

My stay at Tonquani Lodge and Spa was amazing! There is no better word. It is jaw droppingly beautiful, so peaceful, so quite and so wonderful. I was lucky enough to be there for about 10 days and each of them was perfect!
When we arrived we were put straight at ease, bought some tea & coffee and instantly we were relaxed after our 5 hour drive! We were given pamphlets on the surrounding areas, information of Knysna and then they booked a table for us for dinner.
Honestly, I cannot praise the staff enough! Nothing was too much trouble and you hear that phrase thrown around a lot but honestly, I left feeling like I’d made a group of friends. They were so wonderful, so helpful & so understanding. Even the members of staff that I didn’t see all that often were friendly, they remembered you and every day you were greeted with a smile!
We didn’t have a single problem during our stay!
The rooms are just divine! So large, airy and fantastically decorated! For those who want a cosy night in, there is a selection of dvd’s, the TV is good and our lodge had both an ac and a heater – just in case!
Knysna as a location is just fantastic because it is so close to places! You can go and be a tourist or even be a local (or act it in my case) because there is so much to do in the surrounding areas! There is an endless list of possibilities of what you can do. I personally went for a walk with a cheetah, did some surfing, went whale/dolphin/seal watching, went to a wolf sanctuary (and fell in love with a pigmy goat!), went to museums, shopped, ate at a lot of restaurants with a lot of gorgeous food, bungee jumped and genuinely had the time of my life!
The spa is obviously a must, Geraldine is just magical! If I could have had it my way I would’ve been in there every day!
In all honesty, Tonquani Lodge and Spa made our trip! Thank you guys so much! I miss you all already!
Ps - The breakfasts are amazing! I recommend the French toast and don’t forget the bacon!

  • Stayed November 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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Lahnstein, Germany
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8 hotel reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2012

We have had a wonderful time at Tonquani Lodge. Everybody was so kindly and helpful.
The Tonquani Lodge is a location like paradise, situated in a wonderful garden, quiet rooms with all you need. We wanted to stay for three nights, but we left after six nights. A great amizing time. We hope, we'll come back to South Africa with our friends or our children. Then we'll come back to Tonquani Lodge. Sure :-)

  • Stayed November 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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Island of Anglesey, United Kingdom
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2012

We arrived late and we were greeted by a smiling Tawanda. The lodge which was upgraded was absolutely amazing. It was accomodation to the highest of standards. All the staff were friendly and extremely helpful, nothing was too much trouble for them. We will definately stay longer than 4 nights on our return which will hopefully be in the near future. Vince, Stell and Brendon should be proud of their little gem. MANY THANKS TO ALL FOR A WONDERFUL STAY.

Room Tip: Lodge No. 12 was excellent
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  • Stayed November 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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Berlin, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2012

extremely courteous and friendly. Beautiful accommodations, which I would recommend for a stay in Knysna always. The rooms are very comfortable und the price is very low.
The next stop in Knysna will already be in Tonquani Lodge & Spa!

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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled solo
    • 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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Leiderdorp, The Netherlands
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16 reviews 16 reviews
8 hotel reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2012

Our family stayed for 3 days. They were wonderful. The whole entourage is so peaceful and quit that if the trip hasn't gone further we stayed. We chalet was perfect the staff was very nice and friendly end the spa was good. If we come again to South Africa we go again. Thanks

  • Stayed November 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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Oegstgeest, The Netherlands
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53 reviews 53 reviews
26 hotel reviews
Reviews in 36 cities Reviews in 36 cities
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2012

When we made our SA trip, we (family of 3 adults) picked Tonquani Lodge for our stay in Knysna. Perfectly located, peaceful and quiet and within 5 min of the Knysna center. From start to finish everything was as good as it can be. The staff was very friendly and helped us where ever we needed. Almost felt like they were family. Our cabin was quite large and had an own patio with swimmingpool and braai, which we used on the last night. Would definitely recommend this lodge and hope to get back here soon.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with family
    • 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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Additional Information about Knysna Tonquani Lodge & Spa

Address: Welbedacht Lane | 1 Cherry Lane, Knysna 6570, South Africa
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Location: South Africa > Western Cape > Knysna
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Room Service Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #18 of 109 B&Bs / Inns in Knysna
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:5 star — Knysna Tonquani Lodge & Spa 5*
Number of rooms: 11
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Knysna's multi award-winning lodge offers luxurious individually decorated log chalets and family suites with every conceivable comfort including minibar, complimentary port and chocolates, tea, coffee and biscuits, TV, hair dryer, heater and air conditioner. Four units have a Jacuzzi bath, fireplace and the executive chalet has a private spa area for the ultimate in pampering. All units have private patios, air conditioner and barbecues and are serviced daily. For our guests' convenience we offer an affordable on-site laundry service. Sun loungers invite you to enjoy the welcoming coolness of the main swimming pool which is set in tranquil gardens where you can also enjoy a light lunch on the decked lapa. Three units have private splash pools and there is secure on–site undercover parking. The Spa has been designed to ensure total relaxation and privacy and clients enjoy the exclusive use of the Spa facilities during their treatment. There are all kinds of treatments and therapies to relax, replenish and invigorate. Guests can look forward to enjoying a full and varied breakfast with freshly baked scones, muffins and pancakes. On request all meals can be served in your unit. A light lunch menu is offered and complimentary tea and cake is served every afternoon. ... more   less 
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