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“Paradise!! Seeing is believing!!” 5 of 5 stars
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5.0 of 5 Hotel   |   13 Watsonia Street | Paradise, Knysna 6570, South Africa   |  
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Southampton
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12 hotel reviews
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“Paradise!! Seeing is believing!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2009

What a fantastic place, nothing compared to this place throughout our 3 wk Honeymoon in SA. Bianca and Ross are genuinely great hosts and it is the attention to detail that matters. Impeccably high standards of cleanliness, decor and service. This is the place to stay............we will definately return, 2 days was not long enough!!

  • Stayed April 2009, traveled as a couple
    • 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2009

We stayed 2 nights in one of the suites. It was a short holiday escape from buzzing Cape Town and well worth the trip. The suite was very spacious with stunning lagoon views. Off street parking, spacious and well maintained grounds, large pool, good breakfast, a cappucino upon arrival. Bianca and Ross are excellent hosts and the soft spoken staff is professional, friendly and service oriented. Excellent value for money!

  • Stayed April 2009, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
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Bucks UK
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2009

What a fabulous guest house, the owners Bianca and Ross have produced a gem.
what more can I say the previous twenty (20) or so reviews have said it all, brilliant rooms, super decor, super staff, fantastic breakfasts.
We stayed at the villa for three nights but by the third we had dined and drank so well in Kynsna that we thought that we would have a light snack in the villa. As there were four of us in two rooms we asked if we could have our 'snack' on one of the balconies. This was agreed by Ross and anextra table and 2 chairs were provided (we offered to move the table & chairs but the young staff who were probably delayed in going home would not think of it). The light snack turned into a fully set table and a candle lit dinner.
To return is a must!

  • Stayed April 2009, traveled with friends
    • 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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South Wales
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43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2009

And the quality of the service was exceptional. It is so clear from the moment you arrive that Bianca and Ross have one aim - to make your stay at their hotel as comfortable and as easy as it possibly can be. Enormous attention to detail has gone into the design and decor, and the pride that Stephen and his colleagues take to ensure all needs are met are almost overwhelming. Great breakfasts complement high quality spacious rooms overlooking the lake makes this a very safe choice in a very pretty and safe resort.

  • Stayed February 2009, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Coventry
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2009

Paradise is the area in Knysna and without any question PARADISE is the Villa Afrikana where we have just spent a week indulging in the most amazing accommodation and pampered by such attention and service given by our hosts Ross & Bianca and the marvellous staff.
Views of the Knysna Lagoon & Heads whilst having the most perfect breakfasts on our balcony cemented our desire to return to this beautiful villa.
Our Paradise found is now our paradise lost until we return.

  • Stayed March 2009, traveled with friends
    • 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2009

This absolutely stunning accommodation sets a very high standard for others, providing high quality traveller accommodation.

But not only is the physical accommodation of superior quality, but the warmth of the hosts and their reception duration our stay was of the highest order for customer service.

When an accident in Kysna halted our normal holiday activities, Ross went out of his way to secure a couple of crutches and a bottle of Scotch and box of chocolates awaited our arrival back from hospital!!!

If you are considering a stay in Kysna for whatever duration, this must be your first choice of accommodation - we stayed in both the Noetzie and Phantom Suites, both to be recommended, but if I had to choose....well, the Noetzie, at the top of the House, wins my votes!

Although this establishment is a little way high up over the town, you are rewarded by the amazing views from the house and suites - breakfast will never be the same again once you've eaten on the Noetzie terrace!!

To Ross and Bianca, very many thanks for all your attention and care during our stay - it was indeed bellisimo!!

Maybe our 3rd visit to Kysna WILL be troublefree, next time!

  • Stayed January 2009, traveled with friends
    • 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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toronto, ontario
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24 hotel reviews
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33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2009

This is an amazing guest house! The location is stunning, the owners charming and the staff helpful. We were given everything we needed (and then some!) and even cut our evening in Knysna short to relax in our huge bathtub and look out at the amazing scenery. I hope to go back for a longer stay in the future!

  • Stayed February 2009, traveled as a couple
    • 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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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 ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#1 Romantic Hotel in Knysna
#1 Family Hotel in Knysna
#1 Luxury Hotel in Knysna
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:5 star — Villa Afrikana Guest Suites 5*
Number of rooms: 6
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
"Space-Exclusivity & Style" Situated in the heart of the Garden Route; home to Pezula Golf Estate, Simola Golf Estate and Knysna Golf Club. 5* graded Villa Afrikana is perched high above the town of Knysna, on a hill fittingly called "Paradise" overlooking the world acclaimed Knysna Heads and lagoon. THE VILLA With its summery, gleaming white, the geometric architecture of Villa Afrikana is already quite a sight. The stylish interior is just as defined in the same perfect white. A modern, unpretentious interior gives the compact Villa Afrikana a surprisingly open feel to its rooms. Look out for the eye-catching artworks and cleverly placed objects. The attractive style encompasses a total of 6 suites in this 5* Guest House / Bed & Breakfast on the Garden Route. Facilities & Services: • Indoor Guest Lounge with fire place and Library and Reading Room • Outdoor Guest Lounge with main deck overlooking the pool and lagoon. • Salt Water Swimming pool with sun deck (unattended) • On-site secure parking • Laundry Service • Porterage • Complimentary Wireless Connectivity • Complimentary Room Service • Complimentary, satellite TV channels to include international news, sport, movies and documentaries channels in addition to local terrestrial channels • In-suite Light Meals & Beverage selections • Complimentary Room Service Breakfast served in the privacy of your suite • Concierge Desk operated by your Hosts, to assist with private arrangements and provide local knowledge for: Dinner at several very good restaurants, Local Taxis, Transfers & Car Rentals, Attractions We regret to inform that: • Due to uneven terrain, Villa Afrikana is not suitable for physically challenged Guests • Complying with the law, smoking is only permitted in the balconies and outdoor public spaces. THE SUITES The suites are wonderfully roomy and all have a fantastic view over the lagoon of Knysna. Each also features a comfortably furnished and also very spacious luxury bathroom in cutting design with under-floor heating and double washbasin. You'll be sleeping in a comfortable extra length king size double beds, all fitted with quality bedclothes and feather comforters and pillows. All suites of this Guest House / Bed & Breakfast have a high definition LCD 32" TV Set complete with an array of Satellite Channels and DVD player as well as tea and coffee makers. To add, the suites hold further surprises, such as a private balcony/terrace and some even a hydro massage tub for instance. Personalized Bathroom Amenities, Hair Dryers, Bathrobes and Electronic Safes are also provided for each suite for your enjoyment and comfort. ... more   less 
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