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Knysna Castles
Ranked #1 of 1 Noetzie B&B and Inns
Winnipeg, Canada
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Terrible value for money!!”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 31, 2008

After seeing in a magazine the outside view of the Knysna Castle, pictured with the beautiful surroundings, we made a reservation for 3 nights. At the price, we were expecting what one is accustomed to in that range. At no stage were we told to expect no electricity, brown bath water, old and grubby bathrooms, a window that falls out when you try to open it and an extremely uncomfortable bed. Sure, the views are great, but we also like to be comfortable in our room (which by the way, can't lock). Once our disappointment was voiced to the disapproving hosts, we were eventually promised a refund. Unfortunately though, there were insufficient funds in their account and afer following up on a daily basis (once having the "gentleman" of the house rudely drop the line) we eventually got a refund a week later. If rustic, semi-dilapidated and old furniture is your thing - all viewed by candlelight and finished off with brown bathwater - hey, you'll love it!

  • Liked — The view (from outside the establishment)
  • Disliked — The room furnishings / bathroom felt old and grubby
  • Stayed March 2008, traveled with family
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Check in / front desk
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Business service (e.g., internet access)
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KnysnaJean, Manager at Knysna Castles, responded to this review, September 1, 2008
Sadly, the Castle is not everyone's idea of spending quite lazy, romantic, dreamy days. There are just some guests who unfortunately cannot break away from the usual hotel hospitality norm. We offer wonderful, warm simple cottage style accommodation,surrounded by unique castle stone walls, which most people seem to enjoy. Our beds are extremely comfortable, linen crisp and clean and the Castle is kept in a clean and tidy manner at all times. The antique furniture made of heavy Rhodesian teak and sleeperwood furniture has been lovingly crafted by Railwoods Furniture in Johannesburg - the owner of the Castles' business. Our bathrooms boast those lovely 4 legged enamel baths with plenty of candlelight and bubblebath for those lazy relaxing romantic baths. Our slightly brown water comes from the spring that flows past the Castle pure and natural.
We run the Castle on solar power with a back up generator for those overcast days.
Allan and I do all our own cooking and offer great home cooked meals. Fresh vegetables are only used here.. Our musselpot seems to be a winner!.
We invite everyone to enjoy our Castle hospitality and of course I say "Dare to Dream!"
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  • Location
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 bubbles
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 16, 2004

We returned to Lindsay castle having visited once before - what a disappointment. Although the castle itself cannot be faulted for its location and stunning views, the food left alot to be desired, with tinned vegetables being served with dinner!

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Property: Knysna Castles
Address: Noetzie 6570, South Africa
Location: South Africa > Western Cape > Noetzie
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Ranked #1 of 1 B&Bs / Inns in Noetzie
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Number of rooms: 4
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