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Stannards Guest Lodge
Ranked #25 of 127 Knysna B&B and Inns
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Reviewed March 26, 2014

We stayed in the self catering cottage at the pool and we had an amazing time. Patrick made a braai for us and we watched Champions League football in the honesty bar. And we got excellent tips for day trips around Knysna. We felt like staying at a friends place. Would go there again and again.

  • Stayed: March 2014, traveled with family
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Reviewed March 16, 2014

We enjoyed for the second time 4 beautifull day at the stannerd lodge. The Cottage meets our requirements perfectly and the Host Familliy is allways very helpfull and assists in any ways possilbe. we will be back again.
Many thanks for the pleasant days.
Willy & Rosmarie Koller
From Switzerland

  • Stayed: March 2014, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed February 26, 2014

We just completed a 4 night stay stay at Stannards, having visited them 3 years ago. It was just as good as we remember, Patrick and Helene are great hosts, they know Knysna well and are willing to help and advise where asked. Our cottage (the smaller of the two) was spotlessly clean, very nicely decorated and exceedingly comfortable, as were the public rooms. The decor overall is original and chic, and contributes to the relaxed ambiance. We will most definitely return when we pass that way again.

Stayed: February 2014, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed February 4, 2014

Only a short stop for one night, but one we kept in mind. A very nice room in a beautiful Lofge, surrounded by a wonderful garden. Very quiet - a good place to stay.
What we liked very much was the nice contact to the hosts who make a fantastic job. We felt like home and enjoyed also the information we got about activities and restaurants in and around Knysna.

  • Stayed: January 2014, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed January 28, 2014

We selected Stannards after the beautiful pictures of the guest house in the website. When we arrived we found the place even more beautiful and poetic than we expected. We had a cottage for four people, two rooms with private bathroom. The decor was colorful, vibrant and accurate. The friendly owner has prepared a braai at the pool just for us. A dream holiday, would go back tomorrow!

  • Stayed: January 2014, traveled with friends
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Reviewed January 15, 2014

Stannards is a well placed guest lodge in the pleasant suburb of Hunters Home. The hosts are charming and the accommodation comfortable and pleasant with a French feel. Each room has a small terrace with chairs and a table and, if you are lucky, you will overlook the beautiful garden and pool. There is a feeling of tranquility, and much good attention has been paid to detail.

We arrived on Christmas Eve to discover that the cistern of the loo was not working. On reporting this, it was apparent that Patrick knew about it, but had decided neither to mention it to us nor to repair it. This surprised me - although I do understand the difficulty of these things at this time of the year. I asked for a bucket so we could refill it by hand when necessary. On our return from an evening out, the loo had been attended to. Sometimes it worked and sometimes it didn't. A bucket was also in place.


I do have to say, "BEWARE OF THE DOG.". He/she seems old and although at times is quite welcoming and friendly, can turn. I was bitten while speaking to a staff member in the garden near the office while waiting to pay the bill. I spent the rest of the day in hospital. My bill was paid without hesitation.

So, do I recommend Stannards?

The dog, I feel, is a danger and should not be in the vicinity of the guests. If this were attended to I would certainly recommend this establishment with so much going for it.

Room Tip: A room in, or overlooking the garden
  • Stayed: December 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed January 15, 2014

The Stannards Guest Lodge is an outstanding place to relax and experience the area around Knysna. The rooms are furnished with love and were always clean. The owners were very welcoming and gave us some tips how to make the most of our time in Knysna. Buffallo bay and the Knysna heads are a must-go. We spent two amazing days and strongly recommend this guest house!

  • Stayed: December 2013, traveled as a couple
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Address: 22 Fraser Street | Hunter Home, Knysna 6571, South Africa
Location: South Africa > Western Cape > Knysna
Hotel Style:
Ranked #25 of 127 B&Bs / Inns in Knysna
Price Range: $81 - $141 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Stannards Guest Lodge 4*
Number of rooms: 8
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Holidays must be fun, and we'll do everything to make your stay a real pleasure, with lots of happy memories to see through the year. From waking in the morning to the calls of Knysna's famous bird life, you start your day right with a delicious full and healthy Continental buffet-breakfast. We make sure you are well fortified for a hard day's pleasure, and will help you plan your activities and excursions as you please. ... more   less 
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