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Simola Hotel Country Club & Spa
Ranked #19 of 30 Hotels in Knysna
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed March 24, 2013

Take your Camara there's so much to see, it's breath taking views and spectacular holes, the half way house is the best we've ever seen, think its the best golf course we've ever played, hope to return soon, make sure after your round you sit at the half way house and take it all in. A very special place.

  • Stayed: March 2013, traveled with friends
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1  Thank Zinny57
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Simola_Hotel, Rooms Division Manager at Simola Hotel Country Club & Spa, responded to this reviewResponded March 26, 2013

We are so glad to hear that you enjoyed your visit with us and appreciate your feedback on TripAdvisor.
We are fortunate to have one of the best views in the Garden Route and it is our pleasure to share it with our guests.
We look forward to welcoming you back to Simola Hotel & Spa in the near future.

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Reviewed March 17, 2013

We spent two nights and would have loved to spend two weeks. We had 2 couples, from Texas, booked in for two nights and they were so happy and could not stop talking about the wonderful accommodation and the excellent breakfasts we enjoyed whilst overlooking the Knysna lagoon from the breakfast room.

Room Tip: Suites overlooking the Golf course.
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  • Stayed: February 2013, traveled on business
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1  Thank Ewald K
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Simola_Hotel, Roms Division Manager at Simola Hotel Country Club & Spa, responded to this reviewResponded March 19, 2013

Thank you for taking your time to post your review on TripAdvisor. We appreciate your feedback and are so glad that you and your guests enjoyed your stay with us; we shall definitely pass your comments on to our Chef.
We look forward to welcoming you back again in the future.

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Reviewed March 16, 2013

I stayed in simola for a week with my family and friends, end December to early Jan, very huge fantastic rooms, with modern working facilities,lovely staff, excellent views, our major disappointment was BREAKFAST, There was no variety at all, mince, sausage, bacon eggs, mushroom,..I could even dish it with my eyes closed the whole week. I hope they will change soon.

Stayed: December 2012, traveled with family
1  Thank Donald T
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Simola_Hotel, Rooms Division Manager at Simola Hotel Country Club & Spa, responded to this reviewResponded April 3, 2013

Many thanks for posting your comments on TripAdvisor. We appreciate your feedback as it assists us in knowing how to improve on our services.
Our breakfast buffet offers over 100 different items to choose from such as:
a cereal station, a pastry station, a Continental station with fresh fruit platter, cheese platter, sushi platter, Norwegian hot smoked salmon, a selection of yoghurts and poached fruits, a mezze station and our hot buffet selection. With such a variety of foods to choose from now, we hope to be able to welcome you back for breakfast in the future.

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Reviewed March 14, 2013 via mobile

The most amazing views from the restaurant and the very spacious rooms. The bathrooms looked amazing unfortunately the showers had no power and were leaking and we had ants in the sink and bath tub. But other than that all was fine. Service in the breakfast was a bit slow but the huge choice on the buffet and excellent quality made up for it.

  • Stayed: March 2013
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Simola_Hotel, Rooms Division Manager at Simola Hotel Country Club & Spa, responded to this reviewResponded March 17, 2013

Many thanks for taking the time to post your review on TripAdvisor.
We appreciate your feedback and shall certainly address the areas you have mentioned in your comments with the relevant departments.
We hope that your experience does not deter you from returning in the future and we look forward to welcoming you back to Simola Hotel & Spa.

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Reviewed March 9, 2013

In january we stayed 1 week in this hotel together with friends; accommodation is fine, breakfast is poor (cheese and meat are presented uncooled in restaurant and are not fresh), majority of restaurant-staff is trainee.
During our stay housekeeping did search our suitcases (locks were broken) and took away a Rado watch; management didn't feel responsible anyway.

  • Stayed: January 2013, traveled with friends
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2  Thank rgorter
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Simola_Hotel, Rooms Division Manager at Simola Hotel Country Club & Spa, responded to this reviewResponded March 17, 2013

We thank you for your comments on TripAdvisor.
1. With regards to our buffet breakfast, it is prepared entirely fresh every day and our Chef most certainly does not re-use any food the following day. Our most recent TripAdvisor comment makes reference to the excellent quality of our breakfast, and yet another guest also posted that we have the “best breakfast in the Southern Cape”.
2. There has been numerous correspondence between yourself and management with regards to your wife’s missing watch which you only reported on your day of departure. We did a thorough investigation and questioned all staff who had access to your room during your stay but this did not yield any conclusive results. A safe is provided for your convenience and in our welcome letters we remind all our guests to make use of them for their own safety. The registration card which you signed on arrival has a Conditions of Residence which also states that the hotel cannot be held liable for any loss or damage to property. In light of this, we advised you to claim from your travel insurance and/or household insurance.
We regret that you felt compelled to give us bad publicity as threatened in one of your communications, however we honestly feel that we did everything we could to resolve the problem and wish you well in your insurance claim.

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Reviewed February 22, 2013

This is a lovely golf resort and the accommodation is really spacious and comfortable
It is a good thing to know that there is a kitchen and dining area room for 6 to eat
Taking your own tea and coffee is a good idea and we did eat in the room as a family one night
The restaurant is fine for one night but there are some lovely restaurants in Knysna worth going out for.
The golf course has deteriorated badly since our last visit - the greens were in shocking condition.
The only explanation given to us was the over use of visitiors!!!
The whole resort now looks like it needs a little TLC

Room Tip: Ask for a room overlooking the golf course and not a forest facing one
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  • Stayed: February 2013, traveled with family
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1  Thank CapeTownBeth
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Simola_Hotel, Roms Division Manager at Simola Hotel Country Club & Spa, responded to this reviewResponded March 5, 2013

Many thanks for taking the time to post your review of Simola Hotel & Spa on TripAdvisor. We appreciate your comments and are glad to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us in Knysna.

With regards to your comments on the golf course, we have addressed your concerns with the relevant people and are happy to report that every effort is being made to manage the situation with our golfers. As we have such high volumes of golfers on our course on a daily basis it is difficult to monitor the problem, but we have now put notices on the carts kindly asking players to assist us by ensuring that they repair their pitchmarks and rake their bunkers, thereby contributing to the enjoyment of others.

We look forward to welcoming you back in the future.

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Reviewed February 15, 2013 via mobile

Book this if you want romance & privacy.
The rooms are built like apartments with private parking in front. A short stroll away from main building. Reception & all other facilities. We stayed in room 6a block E right at the end with far reaching views over sea, mountains, golf course . Balcony was huge with 6 seater dining table & large gas barbeque.. The kitchen was equipped with cooker/ceramic hob/microwave 2 fridges freezer & 6 place settings china & enough glassware to open bar!!
We chose to self cater as eat out lots normally with our jobs.. Plus the quality of meat & fish is amazing.. We bought great wine..& coffee..Woolworths best selection

The town is near by & very well designed with lovely little shops on water front..
We're going to book for a few months next UK winter...

  • Stayed: February 2013
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1  Thank jarussell12
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Simola_Hotel, Rooms Division Manager at Simola Hotel Country Club & Spa, responded to this reviewResponded March 5, 2013

Many thanks for taking the time to post your valued comments on TripAdvisor. It is a pleasure to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us at Simola Hotel & Spa and we look forward to welcoming you back in the future.

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Additional Information about Simola Hotel Country Club & Spa

Address: 1 Old Cape Road | Simola, Knysna 6571, South Africa
Location: South Africa > Western Cape > Knysna
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#5 Spa Hotel in Knysna
#10 Family Hotel in Knysna
#16 Luxury Hotel in Knysna
Price Range: $238 - $386 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — Simola Hotel Country Club & Spa 5*
Number of rooms: 40
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