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Eindhoven, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2012

This is a very good lodge on a great location. We had a huge room with a large bathroom and big terrace. Breakfast is very good and the owners are really friendy and give good sightseeing and dinner recommendations. The island is safe at night.

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HelenBennett, Owner at Amanzi Island Lodge, responded to this review

So glad that you enjoyed your stay at Amanzi and the quirky luxury of the room with two bathrooms! Yep - Leisure Isle is special and walking around at night without a care in the world is a treat. We hope to see you again on your next trip to SA:) More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2012

Stayed here for 3 nights, had a lovely room with balcony overlooking lagoon with 2 bathrooms.Huge bed and great view, loads of towels and space. Margaret sorted us out everyday , huge breakfast, loads of chats. Loved it !!!

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Ra'anana, HaMerkaz, Israel
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2012

we stayed only 1 night & wish we could stay more great location- quiet & still very close to town best hospitality- the stuff is so nice & friendly & have very good recommendations in the area & more Lovely rooms, beautifully decorated - we had a room with balcony view to the lake we couldn't ask for a better... More 

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Solihull, UK
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2012

We stayed 4 nights at Amanzi during our trip down the Garden Route. We had a superior room with our balcony overlooking the lagoon and very much enjoyed sitting and watching the tide go in and out at different times of the day. Simon and Cathy as hosts are very friendly and welcoming. They made dinner reservations for us and... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2012

We stayed for three nights at the end of October. It was my second visit to Amanzi. Everything about this place is great - it is in a great location on Leisure Isle, overlooking the lagoon; Simon and Cathy who run the place are very helpful in recommending places to visits and restaurants to go to; the breakfast is excellent... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2012

What a fabulous place in a perfect location with fabulous views towards the Heads. We stayed in the top right room looking at the picture - it was beautiful. The furnishings and bedding were first class. Cathy is charming and so helpful and the breakfast was excellent - well done ladies you deserve to be no. 1. Take a walk... More 

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Guernsey, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2012

We've just enjoyed a most enjoyable and relaxing three night stay at Amanzi, which sits on the Knysna lagoon looking out towards the Heads - a wonderfully quiet spot but close to town and a great base for exploring the area. We couldn't recommend it more highly. Accommodation is spacious, comfortable and the whole place has a homely feel. Our... More 

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Simon and Cathy W, Owner at Amanzi Island Lodge, responded to this review

Thanks so much for reviewing your stay at Amanzi. What a pity the conditions were not a bit kinder to you - hope you managed to see your whales in Hermanus! We look forward to seeing you back! More 

Worcestershire, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 229 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2012

We stayed for 3 nights, Amanzi is in an excellent location and the views over the lagoon are stunning. Both Simon and Cathy were very helpful and have canoes and bikes that you can use which is a definite bonus. Our room was an upstairs superior room it was large and comfortable with a balcony overlooking the lagoon. Our reservations... More 

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Simon and Cathy W, Owner at Amanzi Island Lodge, responded to this review

We agree with you completely - that is most certainly not what you would expect from Amanzi, and we apologise unreservedly for the poor service you experienced. Thank you for bringing it to our attention, and for taking the time to review your stay at Amanzi. We truly hope that we will have the opportunity to make it up to... More 

Cape Town
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2012 via mobile

This review is loooong overdue... We returned to Amanzi for our one year anniversary in Sept 2010 (after having been there for our honeymoon) and it was jus as we remembered... FANTASTIC. Yes, Leisure Isle is away from the hustle, but that is part of why we love it so much. You HAVE to go for room 3 (OUR room... More 

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Wakefield, UK
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2012

Had 3 nts here during 16 day trip and this was our favourite guest house. Cathy and Simon are excellent hosts. We were in room 5 which was light and airy, well furnished and had good views over the lagoon even though it was at the side of the house. Breafast was excellent. Cathy made dinner reservations for us each... More 

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Amenities

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  • Pool
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free Breakfast
  • Beachfront
  • Free Parking
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Beachfront
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  • Kitchenette
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
On the shores of the Knysna Lagoon you'll find Amanzi Island Lodge, a tranquil beach house on Leisure Isle, with spectacular views of the Knysna Heads and Featherbed Nature Reserve. Spacious bedrooms open out onto a balcony either overlooking the lagoon or our private garden. Amanzi has a breakfast room opening onto the main terrace. Guests can enjoy an english breakfast while admiring the breathtaking view. Later, relax by the secluded swimming pool or sit on our terrace overlooking the lagoon and indulge in a sundowner. The complimentary bicycles and kayaks available at the guest house can be used for scenic trips around Leisure Isle.Our sunny and spacious rooms are air-conditioned and equipped with satellite TV. The bathrooms have under floor heating and complimentary Charlotte Rhys luxury products. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Amanzi Island Lodge

Address: 31 Cearn Drive | Leisure Isle, Knysna 6571, South Africa
Location: South Africa > Western Cape > Knysna
Price Range: $96 - $220 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Amanzi Island Lodge 4*
Number of rooms: 7
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