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Waterfront Lodge
4.0 of 5 Guest house   |   The Point, Knysna 6570, South Africa   |  
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Ranked #10 of 109 Knysna B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Stuttgart, Germany
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
9 hotel reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“wonderful place to stay”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2012

What a pity that this was only a one night stay!
Felt like home away from home: a very friendly welcome, delicious breakfast, a wonderful location right on the lagoon with a very nice garden and pool. Large living room, tastefully furnished.
We got al lot of good advice from our perfect hosts concerning activities and restaurants.
Only downpoint: we should have stayed longer!

  • Stayed August 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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Rating summary
  • Sleep Quality
    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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West Palm Beach, Florida, United States
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2012

Ditto, on all the other reviews!!! The best B&B by far! Thanks Marion, Gavin, Catherine, and staff for a lovely stay! I just wished we could have stayed longer! There is so much to do in the Knysna area so it was a great central location for day trips. Marion was so kind to book our activities and Gavin is the perfect tour guide! Every detail, down to the fresh jasmine in our room, was obviously done with love and care!

  • Stayed September 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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Leamington Spa, United Kingdom
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139 hotel reviews
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155 helpful votes 155 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2012

We stayed here for three nights, and felt very comfortable and welcome. We had a double room and a twin room, both with good beds, well-appointed en suite bathrooms, large balconies with views over the water, a TV, a fridge, and kettle for tea-making. Everything was just so. The lounge had squishy sofas and a big TV, and led out onto a covered terrace and the beautiful garden - sadly it was too cold and wet to use the lovely-looking pool. We wandered down to the water a few times to drink in the views, and spent time interrogating Gavin's and Marion's bird books to try and identify the new birds we spotted every day.

Breakfasts were a real highlight, lots of choice of cereal, fruit, juice, breads, plus a huge plate of freshly cooked sausage, eggs, bacon etc. Marion and Gavin could not have been more helpful, answering questions about the locality and booking restaurants for us on a couple of evenings. The lodge is a short but beautiful drive from Knysna's centre, along the water's edge, and there's plenty to see nearby and in the town.

We really enjoyed our stay here, especially as Marion and Gavin seemed quite relaxed about our children, which not everyone is. An excellent place to settle for a few days.

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled with family
    • 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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7 hotel reviews
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2012 via mobile

We had a lovely stay at the Waterfront Lodge. It is tastefully decorated and extremely clean with beautiful views. It is situated in a lovely quiet area. The breakfast couldnt have been done better and the WiFi was accessable without having to ask first. Thank you, we will visit again soon. Mareze

Stayed July 2012, traveled with family
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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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32 reviews 32 reviews
15 hotel reviews
Reviews in 19 cities Reviews in 19 cities
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2012

Splendid privately owned and run guest house a little way out of the town centre with a very secluded garden running down to the water's edge. Generous home cooked breakfast. Their hospitality went as far as to taking me to get a replacement key for my suit case at the local locksmith. Marion and Gavin can tell you just where to go and soon it becomes obvious that it is worth staying several days though sadly we only had 3 nights there. For golfers Gavin has corporate membership of more than one first class course in the locality which makes very economical golfing (sadly not sampled by me!)

  • Stayed October 2011, 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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Singapore, Singapore
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23 hotel reviews
Reviews in 26 cities Reviews in 26 cities
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2012

We were recommended to visit the Waterfront lodge as we were in South Africa for a Wedding party. We weren't disappointed to say the least; Marion & Gavin are brilliant hosts and their local information and advice is second to none. The rooms are very tasteful and comfortable guarateed to give you a good nights sleep. If you're looking for an accommodation thats peaceful but yet accessible this is your place.

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  • Stayed March 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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East Grinstead, United Kingdom
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23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2012

Marion and Gavin were perfect hosts and very helpful with helping with directions, places to eat etc. They have two beautiful cats and there are lots of birds in the garden - sun birds etc in the trees and guinea fowl in the garden. The views are beautiful and our room had a lovely balcony overlooking the garden and the lagoon. We couldn't fault the place - it was lovely.

  • Stayed March 2012, traveled with friends
    • 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 Waterfront Lodge

Address: The Point, Knysna 6570, South Africa
Location: South Africa > Western Cape > Knysna
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free Parking Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #10 of 109 B&Bs / Inns in Knysna
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — Waterfront Lodge 4*
Number of rooms: 8
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