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Villa Afrikana Guest Suites
5.0 of 5 Hotel   |   13 Watsonia Street | Paradise, Knysna 6570, South Africa   |  
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Macleay Island, Australia
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33 hotel reviews
Reviews in 29 cities Reviews in 29 cities
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
“Pity we only stayed one night”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2013 via mobile

Ross and Bianca made us feel welcome from the moment we arrived. Nothing was too much trouble and they gave us the run down on where to go and what to see. Their place is immaculate, well set out and with a view to die for. Breakfast was too order and fresh and tasty.
Shame we were only there for a night as we found there is plenty to do in Knysna.
Next time we will definitely stay a few days and definitely stay at the Villa Afrikana!!!!!

  • Stayed April 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Sleep Quality
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  • Location
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  • Service
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  • Value
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Stellenbosch, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2013 via mobile

....and we realized it during our "royal" reception. The house and rooms are as expected pristine and you can't beat the view over Knysna Lagoon. The attention of the staff is what made it for us. Bianca and Ross have obviously trained the staff well but the friendliness and sincerity of the staff made the service authentic. We stayed in 5 places during our 2 week Honeymoon and this was the highlight stay. We had a wonderful dinner at Firefly (which we recommend - awarded best Asian restaurant in SA in 2012) and even staying in one night with room service was a delight. We can't wait to come back and visit again!

Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
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KnysnaNetwork, Owner at Villa Afrikana Guest Suites, responded to this review, April 18, 2013
Dear PhilipBcapetown

We are happy to hear we have exceeded all your expectations for such an important occasion.

It was a pleasure serving you and looking forward to make your anniversary a memorable one next year.

“Until we meet again”, Greetings from “Paradise”
Ross, Bianca, Steven, Beauty, Tracy, Thoko, Constance, Lovemore, Sindy and Zandi

We at Villa Afrikana Guest Suites pride ourselves in providing attentive and charismatic service in an ambiance of conviviality and unpretentious elegance. Guest’s accommodations are specifically designed to maximize space, comfort and views over the Knysna Heads and Lagoon.
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7 hotel reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2013 via mobile

Other reviews say it all - service, views, style all perfect with very helpful and knowledgeable owners. Three niggles: big niggle was that WiFi was inoperative through most of our 3 night stay; ordering breakfast the night before was pedantic, and less effective than all the tick boxes would indicate; and the attention to detail bordered on the claustrophobic. We really enjoyed Knysna!

Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
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KnysnaNetwork, Owner at Villa Afrikana Guest Suites, responded to this review, April 18, 2013
Dear David G

We are delighted to hear that you have enjoyed our overall services, style and views of the Knysna Lagoon.

We sincerely apologize for the patchy WiFi connection, as mentioned during your stay, our provider has been upgrading the area existing cable and households connections with fiber optics for some time now and as a result the service is being disrupted regularly. On a positive note, it bodes well for the future as Villa Afrikana and guests will be served a better and faster connection at the end of the upgrading.

We pride and thrive in our meticulous attention to details, eagerness to please and unpretentious ambiance; we regret we failed, although unintentionally, to convey the same during your stay.

Our breakfast card, which is usually but not necessarily completed the night before retiring, is conceived to allow our guests the flexibility to have their breakfast whenever and most important wherever they desire as they can choose to have it with the other guests in the dining area or public veranda or, as ever popular, in the privacy of their own balcony. It lists breakfast favorite items for everyone from full English to continental Europe and Vegetarian. It guarantees the freshness of the items and their safe consumption as every item is prepared to order and not prepared nor precooked the night before to be displayed early the next morning, your “cold food is cold” and your “hot food is hot”.

Again we apologize for not having exceeded your expectations and hope to be welcoming you back in this wonderful town of Knysna and at Villa Afrikana Guest Suites in the near future.

“Until we meet again”, Greetings from “Paradise”
Ross, Bianca, Steven, Beauty, Tracy, Thoko, Constance, Lovemore, Sindy and Zandi

We at Villa Afrikana Guest Suites pride ourselves in providing attentive and charismatic service in an ambiance of conviviality and unpretentious elegance. Guest’s accommodations are specifically designed to maximize space, comfort and views over the Knysna Heads and Lagoon.
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2013 via mobile

It's hard to believe that a place can have such a good rating, until you spend 3 nights there. Besides having someone bring an umbrella to you're car when it's raining, besides the dvd and book collection in the lounge, besides the made to order breakfast served in your room on your balcony, besides all the other amazing things they do. It's the little touches that make this place special, like sherry and chocolates when you return from a day of ziplining, the flowers on pillow, the bath salts. This is why this place deserves to be where it is. We had an amazing stay here and this small and cozy villa deserves every single bit of praise it gets! Well done guys!

  • Stayed April 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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KnysnaNetwork, Owner at Villa Afrikana Guest Suites, responded to this review, April 18, 2013
Dear JuliusK

Thank you for praising all our little details, “try them to believe”

It will be a pleasure having you staying with us again and try the latest surprises we have to offer sooner than later.

“Until we meet again”, Greetings from “Paradise”
Ross, Bianca, Steven, Beauty, Tracy, Thoko, Constance, Lovemore, Sindy and Zandi

We at Villa Afrikana Guest Suites pride ourselves in providing attentive and charismatic service in an ambiance of conviviality and unpretentious elegance. Guest’s accommodations are specifically designed to maximize space, comfort and views over the Knysna Heads and Lagoon.
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22 hotel reviews
Reviews in 24 cities Reviews in 24 cities
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2013 via mobile

Everything was perfect : warm hosts, helpfull staff, huge and clean rooms, tasty breakfast. Very helpfull regarding golf bookings at Pezula and Simola and tips for what to do around Knysna. Looking forward to our next visit in September 2014.

  • Stayed April 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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KnysnaNetwork, Owner at Villa Afrikana Guest Suites, responded to this review, April 18, 2013
Dear NRueff

We are delighted you have enjoyed your stay as well as your rounds of golf.

We are looking forward to welcoming you again next year at Villa Afrikana; we promise we will be better golfers this time around.

“Until we meet again”, Greetings from “Paradise”
Ross, Bianca, Steven, Beauty, Tracy, Thoko, Constance, Lovemore, Sindy and Zandi

We at Villa Afrikana Guest Suites pride ourselves in providing attentive and charismatic service in an ambiance of conviviality and unpretentious elegance. Guest’s accommodations are specifically designed to maximize space, comfort and views over the Knysna Heads and Lagoon.
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2013

We spent two wonderful nights in the Villa Afrikana. The people there anticipated every wish from us - awesome! We also got some very useful hints from the owner of the Villa what we can do during our stay. We absolutely recommend this accomodation!

  • Stayed March 2013, 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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KnysnaNetwork, Owner at Villa Afrikana Guest Suites, responded to this review, April 18, 2013
Dear Stefan

Thank you for the “Awesome” comments and again for recommending us.

We are looking forward to welcoming you again as a “Friends & Family” member of Villa Afrikana.

“Until we meet again”, Greetings from “Paradise”
Ross, Bianca, Steven, Beauty, Tracy, Thoko, Constance, Lovemore, Sindy and Zandi

We at Villa Afrikana Guest Suites pride ourselves in providing attentive and charismatic service in an ambiance of conviviality and unpretentious elegance. Guest’s accommodations are specifically designed to maximize space, comfort and views over the Knysna Heads and Lagoon.
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2013 via mobile

Perfect place to stay with superior service , wonderful rooms ( we had he top two rooms ) with views over the heads and a superb breakfast experience. We were there for 2 nights and the whole thing was great for us . The decor and facilities plus the staff really stood out for us and it made our holiday in SA even better.

Stayed March 2013, traveled with friends
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KnysnaNetwork, Owner at Villa Afrikana Guest Suites, responded to this review, April 18, 2013
Dear Bryan

Thank you for your Wonderful review and delighted to hear we positively contributed to your overall South Africa experience. We are conveying your positive comments to all of the team. Bianca is elated to read about your excellent breakfast experience.

We all sincerely hope to meet you again in the near future.

“Until we meet again”, Greetings from “Paradise”
Ross, Bianca, Steven, Beauty, Tracy, Thoko, Constance, Lovemore, Sindy and Zandi

We at Villa Afrikana Guest Suites pride ourselves in providing attentive and charismatic service in an ambiance of conviviality and unpretentious elegance. Guest’s accommodations are specifically designed to maximize space, comfort and views over the Knysna Heads and Lagoon.
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Additional Information about Villa Afrikana Guest Suites

Address: 13 Watsonia Street | Paradise, Knysna 6570, South Africa
Location: South Africa > Western Cape > Knysna
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( Wi-Fi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#1 Family Hotel in Knysna
#1 Luxury Hotel in Knysna
#1 Romantic Hotel in Knysna
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:5 star — Villa Afrikana Guest Suites 5*
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