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“Correct rooms, but no view” 4 of 5 stars
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Yellowwood Lodge
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   18 Handel street Knysna 6570 | PO Box 2020, Knysna 6570, South Africa   |  
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Ranked #22 of 28 Hotels in Knysna
Antwerp, Belgium
Senior Contributor
49 reviews 49 reviews
19 hotel reviews
Reviews in 33 cities Reviews in 33 cities
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
“Correct rooms, but no view”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2013 via mobile

Very good rooms, maybe a bit dated, but overall nice. Pity that construction of a garage was allowed in front of the lodge, otherwise the views would have been great. Excellent breakfast. A small hick up with a power breakdown, was generously compensated by the owner, without us asking for anything. Good value for money!

Stayed February 2013, traveled with friends
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Tres Cantos, Spain
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2012

Excellent accommodation and breakfast. Beautifully kept house from early 20th century with a very well kept garden and well located within Knysna, five minutes from shopping mall and 15 minutes to the waterfront. We stayed in the cottage and all was clean and comfortable. The owner was attentive on any small detail and gave us excellenst suggestions about what to do in the area.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Northamptonshire, United Kingdom
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14 hotel reviews
Reviews in 32 cities Reviews in 32 cities
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2012

We stayed in a double room in the garden annexe - clean, light & airy, comfortable etc. Staff welcoming and helpful, breakfasts very good. Our only disappointment was the view - we selected Yellowwood because of the advertised views over the lagoon. Within the last two months a neighbour has constructed a large steel shed (car sales showroom?)just across the road that completely blocks the view. Clearly nothing Yellowwood can do, what a shame for them, they deserve better.

  • Stayed February 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 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 June 27, 2011

Our family found the Yellowwood Lodge a very hospitable place. We were given a warm welcome on arrival and found the staff very attentive. We stayed in the family unit ( a charming cottage) outside of the main house. The unit had 2 rooms with 2 single beds and a reasonably sized double bed. The pool in the back was small but we made full use of it. The garden was beautiful and our breakfasts overlooking the Knysna Lagoon were more than pleasant.

  • Stayed June 2011, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Cape Town Central, South Africa
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2011

We found our stay at the yellowwood lodge to be peaceful, comfortable and within a close proximity to the town's main features. The room was comfortable and the breakfast was generous. What we most enjoyed was having our breakfast on the verandah with its beautiful view as well as our time at the nearby beach. The staff were also very friendly and we felt safe on the premises. Overall a good weekend spent in knysna and will pop in again.

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  • Stayed April 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Cape Town Central, South Africa
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2011

I had a brief stay in Knysna whilst on business and I found the B&B to be clean and comfortable. The location was perfect as it is very close to town and the price reasonable. I would visit this place again both on business and leisure.

  • Stayed March 2011, traveled on business
    • 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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Johannesburg, South Africa
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2011

The room's bed was of a pleasant size and we had a lovely balcony overlooking knysna's lagoon. The bathroom was simple; and although the shower/bath was one unit it was adequate and clean enough for my wife and I. The thing we most enjoyed about our stay was the filling breakfast we received the next morning and the location of the B&B. For all those wondering, the photos I am placing on the web are for the room we stayed in, no. 9 which is situated outside of the main house.

  • Stayed February 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 18 Handel street Knysna 6570 | PO Box 2020, Knysna 6570, South Africa
Location: South Africa > Western Cape > Knysna
Amenities:
Free Parking Shuttle Bus service Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #22 of 28 Hotels in Knysna
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Yellowwood Lodge 3*
Number of rooms: 12
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Yellowwood Lodge is an exclusive accommodation establishment in Knysna in the heart of South Africa’s world famous Garden Route. ... more   less 
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