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“Probably the best Stay at Knysna” 5 of 5 stars
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Guinea Fowl Lodge
13 Faure Street, Knysna, South Africa   |  
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Ranked #36 of 102 Knysna B&B and Inns
Viernheim, Germany
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“Probably the best Stay at Knysna”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2012

Also during our 4th stay we were very satisfied with Mart and Pete and their staff at this very comfortable and well located lodge.
Also some of our German friends and my brother with family have been here.
Some of the quiet, comfortable rooms with nice "old style" furniture have a private balcony overlooking the lagoone.
When having the full course breakfast at the main terasse you will just like to sit the hole day there and look to the city and lagoone.
You may leave your car at the private parking and just take down the few steps to the city center.
Indeed the best value for your money at Knysna. For sure, we will come back again in near future

  • Stayed November 2011, 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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Rating summary
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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nyc
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16 reviews 16 reviews
14 hotel reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2011

Can not say enough about Mart & Pete the owners of this place. Mart went out of her way to make my friend's birthday memorable with all of her helpful arrangements. Pete cooked fantastic breakfasts. Both were so friendly and easy to talk to that it was sad to say goodbye to them. Felt like we were leaving good friends. The place itself is so cosy & comfortable. Beautiful garden, great views from the porch of the waterfront, easy to walk into town. A must stay place.

  • Stayed December 2011, traveled with friends
    • 5 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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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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43 reviews 43 reviews
16 hotel reviews
Reviews in 27 cities Reviews in 27 cities
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2011 via mobile

We had a lovely, relaxing stay at this venue. They very kindly checked us in early which was really convenient. Great view from our room, friendly service, very chilled.

  • Stayed December 2011
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Alberton
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 hotel reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2011

My husband and I only stayed for 1 night and it was very nice, friendly hosts, good breakfast and close to all amenities. The room had a lot of beautiful antiques furniture in it, extremely cosy and comfortable, they will see us again.

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  • Stayed April 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 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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78 hotel reviews
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120 helpful votes 120 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2011

very nice place with much character and really lovely breakfast patio with fantastic view. this guesthouse is a little more casual then some but is filled with interesting antiques and is nicely decorated. the owners are welcoming and helpful. i thought the price was very reasonable for the level of service. we would return.

  • Stayed January 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 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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Port Elizabeth, South Africa
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5 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2011

I stayed in the Lodge for five nights and had a well appointed room which was very comfortable, spacious, and decorated with taste. The hosts, Piet and Mart, were very hospitable and extended a very warm welcome to me which was sustained throughout my 5 day stay. I felt right at home, but a home with all the comforts of a hotel. The breakfasts, on the deck overlooking the Knysna Quay and the famous Knysna Heads, were delicious with a variety of fruits, cereals and a wholesome cooked meal on offer. i could eat breakfast at any time - either very early or later and it was served wiht equla grace everyday. If you go to Knysna you have to stay there not only for all the above reasons, but Piet also makes a great omelette!

  • Stayed March 2011, 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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Vancouver, Canada
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13 hotel reviews
Reviews in 23 cities Reviews in 23 cities
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2010

Mart and Pete, the owners of Guinea Fowl Lodge are exceptional hosts. We had a great time there and stayed for 3 nights. We were looking for more permanent accommodation in Knysna and Mart was extremely helpful and did everything she could to help us out, even making phone calls on our behalf. Pete regaled us with great stories of his days as a farmer in the Free State and chatted for ages with us after breakfast. The breakfast was great, and we would sit on their deck and admire the view of the heads from that wonderful vantage point. I would highly recommend Guinea Fowl Lodge if you are planning a trip to Knysna.

  • Stayed October 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 4 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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Address: 13 Faure Street, Knysna, South Africa
Location: South Africa > Western Cape > Knysna
Amenities:
Free Parking Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #36 of 102 B&Bs / Inns in Knysna
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 5
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