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Bamboo the Guesthouse
Ranked #31 of 127 Knysna B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Orléans, Centre, France
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30 reviews
11 hotel reviews
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“jungle's paradise”
Reviewed August 14, 2012

in this place, we met jane and tarzan.they were friendly and openminded. it was a suspended time moment and our children really loved this garden. we really hope to return here, except the distance(9000km.:-)))))......pascal &sophie r., france.

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  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with family
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Jaynie C, Owner at Bamboo the Guesthouse, responded to this review, August 16, 2012
Tarzan and Jane are merrily swinging through the trees with the knowledge that, even if for a moment or two, they succeeded in locking you into Bamboo time - uncluttered, unhurried, unpretentious, hospitable and welcoming. 9000km is an obstacle indeed, but we trust that you will clear this hurdle soon!
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed August 11, 2012

You'd have to go a long way to find a place as welcoming, fun and generally relaxed as this. Superb rooms, and a unique setting - you feel like you are in a secluded jungle cabin. Janie and Gordon are the perfect hosts. I hope we get the chance to come here again and again.

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  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with friends
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Jaynie C, Owner at Bamboo the Guesthouse, responded to this review, August 16, 2012
Both you guys, together with your entire group, added that extra sparkle to all of us at Bamboo.......we too hope that we see you many times in the years to come!
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Sutton Coldfield, United Kingdom
2 reviews
Reviewed August 5, 2012

We had the best time at Bamboo Guesthouse, the place was breathtaking, the rooms and decor very comfortable and beautiful to say the least. Breakfast was amazing and hosts were just great, we had a really great time here and wish we could have stayed longer. Thank you!

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled as a couple
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Jaynie C, Owner at Bamboo the Guesthouse, responded to this review, August 16, 2012
"Breathtaking, comfortable, beautiful, amazing, great...." - adjectives that both inspire all at Bamboo and mesh well with the vibe and aura we endeavour to shroud our guests in! Many thanks to you for being a part of the whole Bamboo experience!
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Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa
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Reviewed July 14, 2012

This was our first time to Bamboo and we loved it. Our forest cabin and the pathways and lush vegetation surrounding it were fantastic. We enjoyed the special touches, especially the fire lit for us in our room, so that we could come back to a wonderful warm room after an evening out. The hosts were so welcoming and went out of their way to make our stay special. The eggs benedict and special breakfasts were delicious....I'd highly recommend Bamboo for an all-round wonderful time.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with family
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Jaynie C, Owner at Bamboo the Guesthouse, responded to this review, July 18, 2012
Bamboo's Forest Cabin is indeed a special and cozy experience. As with anything it is the small personal touches that are most appreciated.......we are thrilled to hear that you too enjoyed Bamboo's efforts in this regard. Hopefully your first visit shall not be your last!
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Port Elizabeth, South Africa
2 reviews
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Reviewed July 3, 2012

I've stayed at Bamboo many times over the past 3 years and every time I have trouble leaving. The food is always good – whether it’s breakfast or the always scrumptious dinner shared with the other guests/new friends over a glass of red wine. My last stay was in the ‘Forest Cabin’ and I’m totally in love with the quaint, romantic cabin with its own fireplace and beautiful little deck. I really like that it’s not your usual guest house experience – it’s an opportunity to reconnect with nature (with all the luxuries a city girl needs). Thanks for always welcoming me as a friend and treating me like royalty - looking forward to my next visit !

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled on business
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Jaynie C, Owner at Bamboo the Guesthouse, responded to this review, July 18, 2012
It is always a pleasure to have you staying at Bamboo.......'natural high' once again encapsulates that which we strive for! Your company during your stays with us only inspires all at Bamboo to dish out the very best of hospitality possible!
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Cape Town
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Reviewed June 24, 2012

The Bamboo belongs in the top class of weekend get-aways for couples. Having found it so easily via the Internet we were completely bowled over when we saw how luxurious our chaleis was. The staff seem to stop at nothing to make the stay the most enjoyable out of all possible venues. Well done for the venue but even more for the staff who make you feel you were the centre of their universe. Well done and the very best wishes to you and we'll definitely come back!

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled as a couple
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, Owner at Bamboo the Guesthouse, responded to this review, June 27, 2012
We sure do go that extra mile to make our guests feel ultra special.....success in this endeavour, as it seems was achieved in your case, adds that extra sparkle to the entire Bamboo team! Pleasing to note too that we are web friendly! Many thanks for the high praise and we would indeed be honoured to host you guys again on a future visit. The very best of wishes to you too!
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed June 18, 2012

Ideal for anyone who is not into the "typical hotel" - the owners are so welcoming and invite you to treat the guesthouse like a home. we got engaged in our little cabin by the fireplace. i cant recommend it highly enough....so beautiful for couples, families and friends.

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled as a couple
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Jaynie C, Owner at Bamboo the Guesthouse, responded to this review, June 20, 2012
Your wonderful review succinctly encapsulates the essence of Bamboo........different, homely, friendly, romantic. It is indeed an honour for all of us at Bamboo that you guys got engaged here.....no better place setting than against the backdrop of a log fire! Congratulations once again and many thanks for the high praise.
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Property: Bamboo the Guesthouse
Address: No 9 Bolton Street | Hunter's Home, Knysna 6571, South Africa
Location: South Africa > Western Cape > Knysna
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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Ranked #31 of 127 B&Bs / Inns in Knysna
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Bamboo the Guesthouse 3*
Number of rooms: 15
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Unique accommodation on the Garden Route, minutes from Knysna town centre, Bamboo Guest House offers a magical B&B experience in garden cottage rooms and courtyard suites, all in the tranquility of a tropical garden. ... more   less 
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