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Hide Away Guest House
4.0 of 5 Bed and Breakfast   |   2 Keerom Street | PO Box 2600, Knysna 6570, South Africa   |  
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Ranked #21 of 109 Knysna B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence 2014
2 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
“Nice Stay”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

Wonderfull guesthouse and very nice host. The guesthouse is in a nice garden with partial view to the sea.
The host is very helpfull. They gave us several good hints about Knsyna and the area around.
The breakfast was got and served in the Dining hall by the host.


  • Stayed May 2014, 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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HideawayKnysna, Owner at Hide Away Guest House, responded to this review, June 29, 2014
Hello there

An excellent and short review on your stay with us. Thank you.

We hope to see you back at Hide-Away Guest House at some time in the not too distant future.

Take care and kind regards.
Cecil & Colleen
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Rating summary
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Israel
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24 reviews 24 reviews
10 hotel reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

Knysna is a hub on the Garden Route down the cost of South Africa. It's a convenient place for a relaxing night stop-over.
The Hide-Away Hotel is run by husband and wife, Cecil and Colleen. You get the feel of a large family house rather than a hotel. It has a homely feel, very welcoming, and comfortable.
Despite it's name it is on the slip road just off the main Garden Route so easy to find.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 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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HideawayKnysna, Owner at Hide Away Guest House, responded to this review, June 30, 2014
Good morning to you

Thank you so much for taking the time to do the review on your stay here at Hide-Away Guest House - it is most appreciated.

We hope to see you back in South Africa/Knysna and Hide-Away at some time in the not too distant future.

In the meantime, take care.

Kind regards
Cecil & Colleen
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Washington Dc, District Of Columbia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

This B&B was very nice. The hostess was very helpful in finding a place for us to eat dinner. She also recommended us to visit the Kynsa Elephant Park, this is a must see in my opinion. It was a grat chance to see and walk with the elephants

  • Stayed May 2014, 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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HideawayKnysna, Owner at Hide Away Guest House, responded to this review, June 30, 2014
Hello there

Thank you so much for the great review!

We are so pleased that you enjoyed the trip to the Knysna Elephant Park - we great feedback from our guests visiting the "ellies".

Looking forward to meeting you again!

Kind regards.
Cecil & Colleen
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2014

We stayed for 2 days in early April on the recommendation of a relative. We had a lovely time - a quiet location just off the main road with a great view of the lagoon from our room and breakfast on the balcony overlooking the lagoon. It's only a 5 minute drive to restaurants on the waterfront. Colleen and Cecil made us very welcome.

We'd happily stay there again and would certainly recommend it.

  • Stayed April 2014, 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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HideawayKnysna, Owner at Hide Away Guest House, responded to this review, May 28, 2014
Hello Richard

Thank you for taking the time to do the review on your stay with us at Hide-Away Guest House and we hope to see you back in Knysna and at Hide-Away at some time in the not too distant future.

Take care and kind regards.
Cecil & Colleen
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Cape Town
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2014

The Hide Away Guest House was an excellent choice for an overnight stay in Knysna - friendly, helpful and knowledgeable hosts, a very comfortable room and an excellent breakfast. The views looking across the lagoon to the Heads change constantly with the shifting of the sun, and bring a tranquil ambiance to the whole experience. Will definitely visit again!

  • Stayed May 2014, traveled with friends
    • 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Service

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HideawayKnysna, Owner at Hide Away Guest House, responded to this review, May 28, 2014
Good morning to you

We were delighted to receive the review and look forward to having you return to stay with us. We love having returning guests!

Take care and kind regards.
Cecil & Colleen
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Johannesburg, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2014

This was our third visit to Hide Away! Home from home. Once again Colleen and Cecil were the perfect hosts. Cecil certainly knows his way around the kitchen and the breakfasts are amazing. Colleen, always able to suggest wonderful places to visit and exotic restaurants to whet the appetite. Thank you for booking our tables for us..it certainly gave us peace of mind knowing we could go out and enjoy the day without stressing about dinner arrangements. The view from Hide Away is amazing and perfectly situated to walk to the local shopping mall and Waterfront....this, God willing, will certainly not be our last visit.

  • Stayed April 2014, 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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HideawayKnysna, Owner at Hide Away Guest House, responded to this review, May 28, 2014
Hello Alison & Gary

It is always a pleasure having you guys stay with us. The fact that you used to live in Knysna years ago - and know your way around - and that you continue to return to stay with us means that we are meeting your expectations!

Hope you had a safe trip back to Johannesburg - don't envy you on the bike but then again we know you guys love the open road!

Take care and look forward to your next visit.

Cheerio
Cecil & Colleen
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The Hague, The Netherlands
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 hotel reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2014

We had a very pleasant stay during Eastern weekend. Got good tips where to go and what to do. Perfect breakfast outside on the terrace of our room. Ver nice view over the lake. Felt very welcome by the excellent host Colleen.

  • Stayed April 2014, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service

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Address: 2 Keerom Street | PO Box 2600, Knysna 6570, South Africa
Location: South Africa > Western Cape > Knysna
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Shuttle Bus service Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #21 of 109 B&Bs / Inns in Knysna
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — Hide Away Guest House 4*
Number of rooms: 7
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Hide-Away Guest House, a 4 Star TGCSA graded B&B, located on the Main Road into Knysna with excellent lagoon views and within walking distance of town. 7 well appointed en-suite rooms ranging from Executive with lagoon view to Standard with no lagoon view cater for most budgets. Free wireless internet, air conditioning in all rooms and gym facility. Seasonal rates apply.Make Hide-Away Guest House your hub on the Garden Route as you explore the sites. Easy driving distances to Tsitsikama National Park, Plettenberg Bay, Wilderness, George, Oudtshoorn and Mossel Bay. ... more   less 
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