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“Nice stay, amazing view” 4 of 5 stars
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Overmeer Guest House
4.0 of 5 Guest house   |   34 Meyer Street | Knysna Heights, Knysna 6571, South Africa   |  
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Ranked #48 of 99 Knysna B&B and Inns
St. Gallen
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“Nice stay, amazing view”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2013 via mobile

A really nice stay!
Nice and spacefull rooms with balcony and a breathtaking view! Every room has a kitchenette and a mini bar. Breakfast its continental, with a lot of choice,meat, fruits, ceralies ecc, eggs can be ordered separetly.
Pool area is quite big, with different places to sit or lay down.
Service very friendly a sympatic! They use to practice night service, that means they will take down the pillow and make ready your bed in the evening. When you are coming home from the dinner, every thing its ready to sleep! Super!!

One negative point (my opinion): the brightness in the bathroom is more then poor!! They have one lamp in approx 2-3m high celing with an energy safe bulb. I could not shave my selve in the bathroom, because it was too dark! I hope they will install nice spots on the mirror soon!

Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2012

Unwelcoming staff - there was hardly a smile on the person that handed the keys over and processed the bills. Always had the feeling that the requests / questions we had were annoying and a lot of trouble for them. They were also not very knowledgeable about the attractions in the area... had to google to find a place that is recommended on the official knysna website.

Apart from the view, seen only from a few rooms, there's nothing worth there.
The 4* there compared to other 4* we've been before there, were just miles apart.
It was our first time there and our last time too!

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with family
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2012

We had a lovely stay at Overmeer. We arrived earlier than anticipated but this wasn't an issue. The breakfast area was large with great views over Knysna. The breakfast was nicely cooked with a good choice, and our room was clean & spacious.

It was 5 minutes drive from Knysna. Our room didn't have a great view but we only slept there for 2 nights and so it wasn't particularly important to us.

  • Stayed November 2012, 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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2012 via mobile

I won 2 nights for 2 at Overmeer Guest House in their Facebook page sometime last year so my wife & I decided to take it up on our birthdays the end of August...
The best guest house by far for us We had such a lovely and relaxing time at this paradise in the Western Cape Particular attention was give to us by the lovely staff... Consider offering lunch and supper/dinner though so as to avoid junk food!
We fell in love with Overmeer and Knysna all at once! Beautiful town with breathtaking views and places make you relax My wife and I are already planning another visit..!
Thank you very much for your hospitality Mr and Mrs Fechter

  • Stayed August 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2012

My son and I spent 4 wonderful days at the Overmeer Guest House, the views of the Knysna River were stunning!! The room was so very comfortable and the breakfast was delicious. The staff were very friendly and helpful. The Guest House and the service on the whole had a very European feel ... really looking forward to perhaps a longer stay next time. Thank you once again for our happy stay at your Guest House. Zdenka

  • Stayed July 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2012

We stayed in this beautiful guest house on Thursday evening. on a business trip and needed a comforatble night's rest. We got more than we have bargained for! The location is perfect with our luxury room overlooking the world renowned Knysna Lake. The bathroom is exaclty how we like it - spacious with a shower and jacuzzi bath. Clean,fresh and luxurious - these are the words tha come to mind. I read the few bad reviews prior to our visit - please get real! The dog is beautiful and no nuisance at all! And the drive way steep, yes, and your car should have good hand brakes in any case - that is law , I think, so what is the issue then? We also firn the staff and management helpful and friendly. We could not ask for more. Thank you for a great stay!

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  • Stayed June 2012, traveled on business
    • 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2012

This place has the most beautiful view I have ever seen !! We enjoyed the terrace in front of our room to share a bottle of wine during sunset!! The rooms are perfectly clean and spacious. We stayed 4 nights there and would have liked to stay more! The GH is a few minutes away from Knysna but the view you get is worth the drive!
The staff was very nice and breakfast was great. I would recommand this place a thousand times !!!

  • Stayed January 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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Additional Information about Overmeer Guest House

Address: 34 Meyer Street | Knysna Heights, Knysna 6571, South Africa
Location: South Africa > Western Cape > Knysna
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #48 of 99 B&Bs / Inns in Knysna
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — Overmeer Guest House 4*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Set high on the hills overlooking the breathtaking Knysna estuary (Knysna lagoon) you will discover the heartfelt hospitality of Overmeer Guest House. Here luxury, comfort and the surrounding beauty are all carefully harmonized to create the ultimate venue for an unforgettable stay in Knysna - one of the most scenic places in the world. Apart from our luxury rooms we also cater for travellers on a budget and has a family suite to accommodate larger bookings. Contact us to make a reservation and let us assist you in creating fantastic memories that will last a lifetime. ... more   less 
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