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“Really Lovely”
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Head Over Hills
Ranked #12 of 127 Knysna B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Johannesburg
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“Really Lovely”
Reviewed October 31, 2008

The views are stunning. We stayed in the Elephant room which is huge and has it's own private Sauna and the largest deck with the best all round views. The decor is very tastefully done in simplistic luxury, all creams and light colours with dark faux wooden furniture. The personal touches and level of service are superb. Breakfast was lovely with a good selection, but a word of warning should be issued regarding dinner which they now serve at the guest house. It was absolutely shocking to the extent that we couldn't eat it. An American & English couple were resident at the time we were and they raised the subject quietly with us too. We were later to discover that we were charged R300 each for a small piece of steak which had no colour and tasted as though boiled. I have never in all my life paid that much at the top South African restaurants for the content of what we were served.

  • Liked — The views and the relaxing atmosphere
  • Disliked — the dinner, rather eat in town at a wonderful seafood restaurant
  • Stayed October 2008
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Reviewed September 24, 2008

What a fantastic boutique hotel. Its got about 6-8 rooms and has the best views of the Heads you can possibly get as the hotel is effectively on a cliff overlooking the heads with the ocean rolling in. The furnishings are as good as it gets - clearly the owners spend a LOT of money decking the place out from the beautiful lounge, great patio / balcony ares (with plunge pool & loungers) all the way throughout the hotel. The room are a decent size (not huge by any means) but the views and balcony and again fantastic furnishings thorughout just made it for us. Never actually wanted to leave the hotel as it was luxurious! Breakfast was included, which was lovely, but there is no dinner cooked on site so you have to make do with take out or going don to the town which is about a 10 minute drive away. People are really nice, friendly and helpful with nothing too much for them to do for you. Beautiful place for a honeymoon or just somewhere to go to feel completely spoiled. Brilliant.

  • Liked — views and furnishing
  • Disliked — go out for dinner (or get take out)
  • Stayed August 2008, traveled as a couple
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Additional Information about Head Over Hills

Property: Head Over Hills
Address: 22 Glen View Road | Coney Glen, Knysna 6571, South Africa
Location: South Africa > Western Cape > Knysna
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free Parking Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #12 of 127 B&Bs / Inns in Knysna
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:5 star — Head Over Hills 5*
Number of rooms: 8
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Head over Hills is a unique luxury retreat situated on the beautiful edge of the iconic Knysna heads. Our luxury accommodation and world-class views are the perfect backdrop to a well-deserved getaway, honeymoon or to simply take in the splendor of our naturally beautiful location. ... more   less 
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