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The Orchid Room

$$ - $$$British,
1 Old Cape Road | At the Simola Hotel, Knysna 6571, South Africa
+27 44 302 9600
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  • Excellent57%
  • Very good28%
  • Average10%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
Feb 20, 2017
Nov 28, 2016
“Cosy, romantic dinner”
Restaurant Hours
British, Contemporary
$$ - $$$
1 Old Cape Road | At the Simola Hotel, Knysna 6571, South Africa
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Reviewed February 20, 2017

We have generally always had a good experience here but sadly last night's experience was extremely disappointing. Our waitress seemed inexperienced and had some difficulty with our drinks order. We then asked if we could place our food order. Four of us had decided to...More

Thank Barbara H
Reviewed November 28, 2016 via mobile

You feel special from the moment you enter.... soft backlighting, gorgeous views.... feels like you are the only important patrons... The menu is not overwhelmingly big, but more than enough choices for everyone's taste. Friendly effecient service and stunning food!

Thank snaair
Reviewed November 14, 2016

very special setting. Friendly staff and very good value for money. booking for a window table is essential.

Thank ik1957
Reviewed March 28, 2016

Breakfast improved a lot and the buffets were fantastic. We enjoyed the fruits and all the choices for eggs during the breakfast! And the different buffts in the evening were delicious

Thank birdie811
Reviewed February 23, 2016 via mobile

We were on a Stay and Play. We had 2 rounds of golf, a credit for 2 breakfast and 2 dinners and we stayed in one of the villas overlooking the course. The villas was beautiful with a huge bedroom, living room, kitchen, and balcony;...More

1  Thank Brenda R
Reviewed February 12, 2016

We stayed in a 1 bedroom apartment with stunning views over Knysna and the heads . Apartment was well appointed but could have been cleaner , the bathrooms wax tired and needed a real deep clean . The apartment lacked facilities like sharp knives for...More

3  Thank Keith C
Reviewed February 9, 2016

As you drive up to the entrance you are greeted by James who gives you the biggest warmest smile you have ever encountered. He immediately makes you feel welcome. The service from the chef Jacques was phenomenal, it was my husbands 60th and they went...More

1  Thank RochelleSouthAfrica
Reviewed February 1, 2016

Stayed in a delightful 1 bed unit which was large & very spacious & well appointed. Stunning views over the lovely golf course which was a delight to play. The breakfast was super but the dinner menu was a little restrictive. Stayed 5 nights but...More

1  Thank CruisingCarole
Reviewed January 28, 2016

We as a family spent two weeks at this stunning facility, we were made to feel very welcome with a fantastic feeling of being part of the family and not a guest from the General Manager, Golf Director and their staff, where nothing was to...More

1  Thank S3388FOgregc
Reviewed January 22, 2016

Always book a round here when in Knysna, were lucky enough to see the troupe of baboons again this year that wander the course. Amazing views and a testing golf course.

1  Thank Helen L
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
British, Contemporary
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Large groups, Romantic, Business meetings
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1 Old Cape Road | At the Simola Hotel, Knysna 6571, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Knysna
  • Phone Number: +27 44 302 9600
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