We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
The latest reviews. The lowest prices. The perfect place to shop for hotels.

Hide Away Guest House

Show Prices
Certificate of Excellence
Enter dates for lowest prices
powered by PriceFinder
Check In Check Out
1 room 2 adults 0 children
We check 200+ sites to find the latest and lowest prices.
Professional photos
Hide Away Guest House
View Map
{"widget":{"name":"ibex_photo_carousel","template":"ibex_photo_carousel__widget","dust":{"nav_controls":"ibex_photo_carousel__nav_controls"},"moduleList":["handlers"],"divClasses":"prw_rup prw_ibex_photo_carousel","js":{"handlers":"(ta.prwidgets.getjs(this,'handlers'))"}},"containerClass":null,"scriptFlags":null}
Add Photo Write a Review

386 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Language
  • More
There are newer reviews for Hide Away Guest House
See the most recent reviews
Showing 342: English reviews
Cape Town Central, South Africa
Reviewed May 17, 2016

I dont write reviews , however , i felt people out there need to know , if they are looking for a two or three night stay over in Knysna , they dont need to look any further than this B&B . The room was spacious , clean , neat and tidy . The owners stopped at no length to...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank Stuart D
KnysnaHideaway, Owner at Hide Away Guest House, responded to this review

Hello Stuart You did mention at the time of your stay with us that you did not normally do reviews, so thank you so much for taking the time to do this one on your stay with us. It was indeed a great pleasure meeting you and we hope to see you back again when attending another hockey/rugby/whatever tournament in...

Helsingborg, Sweden
Reviewed May 8, 2016 via mobile

A lovely place in wonderful little town. Colleen and her husband knows how to take care of their guests. Very professional and welcoming. Colleen is a living guide book, she knows everything about Knysna. I highly recommend this place!

 Report
Helpful?
Thank Truls C
KnysnaHideaway, Owner at Hide Away Guest House, responded to this review

Hello there Thank you so much for taking the time to review your stay with us at Hide Away Guest House. We find that the majority of people do a lot of research prior to making the final decision as to where they stay when travelling along the Garden Route and more specifically Knysna, and Tripadvisor is generally their main...

Reviewed May 4, 2016

We stayed for 6 nights in April 2016 for a relaxing holiday. The guest house is beautiful and room was fantastic with a great view over the estuary...we even had a Nespresso machine in the room! Cecil and Colleen were fantastic hosts and made us feel so welcome, they were very helpful and made reservations for us at various restaurants...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank Allyson A
KnysnaHideaway, Owner at Hide Away Guest House, responded to this review

Hello Allyson & Paing Thank you so much for taking the time to review your stay with us at Hide Away! We have found that a large percentage of our guests read the reviews before making that final decision to stay - so thank you! We hope you enjoyed your breakfast at The East Head Cafe on the morning of...

Reviewed May 3, 2016

We stayed here two nights in April in a main floor executive room. The accommodation, food, and location were all excellent. Room, bathroom, and deck were very spacious. But the hosts, Colleen and Cecil were who really made our stay memorable. Helpful and welcoming from the time we arrived - Colleen inquired about what WE would like to see and...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank Want2play
KnysnaHideaway, Owner at Hide Away Guest House, responded to this review

Hello Laura & Malcolm We are pleased to see that you are home safe and sound - after your very long flight via China! Hope all went well. You will be pleased to know that we eventually managed to get the tree that fell down during the "crazy wind storm" chopped up and taken away. Fortunately your car was not...

Kalo Chorio, Cyprus
Reviewed May 1, 2016

We keep returning to this excellent guest house. Coleen and Cecil remain as enthusiastic and charming as ever. The rooms are comfortable and well equipped, the breakfast is filling and well cooked and the view remains enchanting. We highly recommend the Hide Away.

 Report
Helpful?
Thank Diane H
KnysnaHideaway, Owner at Hide Away Guest House, responded to this review

Hello Diane Thank you so much for the great review. Its always great to see you guys here in Knysna and we hope to see you again in the not too distant future - with some more family members! Take care and kind regards to all. Cecil & Colleen.

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed March 25, 2016

We spent 5 nights here and I have to say it was amazing. From the minute we arrived we were made to feel so welcome. Our room faced the lagoon and was immaculate. We even had fluffy dressing gowns provided. We had a rough itinerary but Colleen helped us every morning by suggesting the best way to plan our day...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank goadreamer
KnysnaHideaway, Owner at Hide Away Guest House, responded to this review

Greetings from a lovely sunny day in Knysna! We say sunny, but regrettably winter is on its way. It gets light later in the morning and the air is certainly somewhat cooler, but what the heck, we still live in an amazing part of the country. Thank you so much for taking the time to do the review on your...

Reviewed February 25, 2016 via mobile

Such a lovely little place to stay! Hospitality was just fantastic. Everything about this guest house was wonderful! The room was clean, tidy and well presented. We will be visiting knysna again and surely staying with hide away guest house again. Definitely recommend!

 Report
Helpful?
Thank Elisa I
KnysnaHideaway, Owner at Hide Away Guest House, responded to this review

Hello Elisa Great to hear from you again and thanks for the review - it is most appreciated! It was a great pity that you were able to stay only the one night but we hope to see you in the not too distant future. Take care and kind regards. Cecil & Colleen

Reviewed February 18, 2016 via mobile

We statyed in Knysna for just 2 nights, but our stay was better then our previous trip. The accommodation was much better then 3 stars. Our hostess was very accommodating and welcoming. She offered us some advice on the tours, activities and discounts. The food was prepared well. Very central and we had a good sleep! I would highly recommend...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank Deshika S
KnysnaHideaway, Owner at Hide Away Guest House, responded to this review

Hello there, Thank you for taking the time to do the review on your stay with us at Hide-Away Guest House. We love receiving ratings of 5/5 - it certainly provides the incentive to continually deliver top class service. We hope to see you again in Knysna and at Hide-Away Guest House. Kind regards. Cecil & Colleen

London
Reviewed February 18, 2016

We only had a short stay in Knysna, and so only had one night here. We had a first floor room with lake view - and the view was amazing. The pool was lovely, but unfortunately in the shade in the afternoon, so we didn't make much use of it. Breakfast on the balcony was a highlight.

 Report
Helpful?
Thank Dulwich98
KnysnaHideaway, Owner at Hide Away Guest House, responded to this review

Good morning "Dulwich 98" Thank you for the short review on your stay with us! With the house facing south, we do tend to lose the afternoon sun somewhat earlier than elsewhere but then again we have found that most of our guests are looking for the shade in the afternoon and enjoy sitting around the pool. We do have...

Glasgow, United Kingdom
Reviewed February 13, 2016

lovely big property with fantastic views of the Knysna lagoon. This guest house was well run, with attentive hosts and great facilities. Would recommend for anyone looking for a well run and welcoming accommodation in Kysna. We received breakfast on our veranda overlooking the lagoon... stunning.

 Report
Helpful?
Thank Nels0n83
KnysnaHideaway, Owner at Hide Away Guest House, responded to this review

Hello there Thank you for your very positive comments on your stay with us. We are not quite sure what we need to do to receive 5/5! If you have any hints or tips, please drop us a note. We would love to be able to get to within the top 10 B&B establishments in Knysna but it really is...

Questions? Get answers from hotel staff and past guests. Ask a question

139 photos of this hotel

Traveler photos: See what travelers like you saw

Viewed
All Traveler Photos (108)
Viewed
Room/Suite (14)
Viewed
Hotel & Grounds (19)
Viewed
View from Room (13)
Viewed
Dining (4)
Viewed
Pool/Beach Area (10)
Viewed
Bathroom (4)
Viewed
3:53
Videos (1)
Viewed
Other (43)

Management photos: Courtesy of the property manager

Viewed
All Management Photos (31)
Viewed
Hotel & Grounds (5)
Viewed
View from Room (3)
Viewed
Room/Suite (10)
Viewed
Pool/Beach Area (3)
Viewed
Dining (1)
Viewed
Other (9)
Check In Check Out
Hotels you might also like...
Travelers also viewed these Knysna hotels
0.1 mi away
Villa Afrikana Guest Suites
5.4 mi away
Blackwaters River Lodge
1.3 mi away
Turbine Hotel & Spa
Turbine Hotel & Spa
#6 of 30 in Knysna
541 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
0.8 mi away
Protea Hotel by Marriott Knysna Quays
0.9 mi away
The St. James of Knysna
0.2 mi away
Double Dutch B & B
Double Dutch B & B
#1 of 129 in Knysna
619 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
Questions? Get answers from hotel staff and past guests. Ask a question

Amenities

Highlights
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
Things to do
  • Pool
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Minibar
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Public Wifi
Services
  • Business Center with Internet Access
  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
  • Airport Transportation
  • Laundry Service
  • Breakfast Available
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Hide-Away Guest House, a 4 Star TGCSA graded B&B, located on the Main Road into Knysna with excellent lagoon views and within walking distance of town. 7 well appointed en-suite rooms ranging from Executive with lagoon view to Standard with no lagoon view cater for most budgets. Free wireless internet, air conditioning in all rooms and gym facility. Seasonal rates apply.Make Hide-Away Guest House your home-away-from-home on the Garden Route as you explore the area. Easy driving distances to Tsitsikamma National Park, Plettenberg Bay, Wilderness, George, Oudtshoorn and Mossel Bay. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Hide Away Guest House

Address: 2 Keerom Street | PO Box 2600, Knysna 6570, South Africa
Location: South Africa > Western Cape > Knysna
Price Range: $66 - $121 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Hide Away Guest House 4*
Number of rooms: 7
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Expedia, Hotels.com, Agoda, Priceline and Booking.com so you can book your Hide Away Guest House reservations with confidence. We help millions of travelers each month to find the perfect hotel for both vacation and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
Also Known As:
Hide Away Guest House Hotel Knysna
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.
Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Hide Away Guest House staff and past guests.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Can tickets for local attractions be purchased at the front desk?
  • Do you have to pay extra for a mini-fridge?
  • At what time does the pool open each day?

See which rooms travelers prefer

“Upstairs if you want a view”
 of 5 bubbles MikaelR810, Dec 5, 2016 | Read review
“Choose a room with views overlooking the Lagoon you will not be disapponted.”
 of 5 bubbles alisonc70, Nov 25, 2016 | Read review
“We had room 1 which was a good size and great views of the lagoon.”
 of 5 bubbles Ali24566, Oct 11, 2016 | Read review
“Main floor Executive room was spacious, easily accessible and with a lagoon view.”
 of 5 bubbles Want2play, May 3, 2016 | Read review
“First floor over looking the lagoon.”
 of 5 bubbles 71dianeh, May 1, 2016 | Read review
5 of 5
Questions? Get answers from hotel staff and past guests. Ask a question