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Bamboo the Guesthouse
Ranked #31 of 126 Knysna B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Perth
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
“down to earth”
Reviewed October 4, 2013

staff were extremely friendly. place was neat and tidy. food was delicious! really easy to think the staff were friends that I'd known for a long time!
I loved the "honesty" bar. reallyjustgoes to show how theydon't operate with a commercial mindset! if you like a friendly atmosphere and want to meet some great people and get to know them. highly recommended!

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
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Jaynie C, Front Office Manager at Bamboo the Guesthouse, responded to this review, October 18, 2013
Thank you for your kind words! Great to hear you enjoyed yourselves and felt at home!
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Brisbane, Australia
Level 5 Contributor
68 reviews
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Reviewed October 4, 2013

A quirky little B&B in Knysna. A random assortment of rooms divided by gardens containing Bric a Brack of all kinds. If you are expecting your standard B & B you are in for a surprise. Having said that, the staff were terrific and the food hearty and generous. A family establishment which made you feel part of it.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with friends
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Jaynie C, Front Office Manager at Bamboo the Guesthouse, responded to this review, October 18, 2013
We loved having you here and are so glad you felt apart of the family by the end of your stay! Please do come come back to visit your new friends!
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Perth, Australia
2 reviews
Reviewed October 3, 2013

we only had one night in this little hidden paradise, but thoroughly enjoyed it! Upon arrival we were met by the ever-friendly Preston who gave us a quick tour. The whole place looks amazing and the rooms are magnificent. The place is its own little jungle with a very laid-back feeling. Upon arrival we did inquire about the possibility of watching Australian footy and Preston was very helpful and accommodating and we were able to watch the grand finals! The weather was pretty bad this day so we did not head out but instead spent the afternoon in the beautiful bar at the guesthouse. This is where we met the owners. Once we mentioned that we didn't fancy going out in the rain for dinner, two plates of fish curry appeared before us! despite that they didnt actually opened the restaurant that night! After a few weeks in South Africa living off instant coffee, it was great to enjoy a good french press coffee in our room! All in all, great service, beautiful accommodation and the jungle style gardens just add to a great atmosphere!

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
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Jaynie C, Front Office Manager at Bamboo the Guesthouse, responded to this review, October 18, 2013
Thank you for the great review! We loved having you here. Next time you should definitely come back and stay for longer!
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PE
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Reviewed September 18, 2013

My husband and myself enjoyed a wonderful two days at Bamboo Guesthouse. All staff & owners where so helpful especially Amber, Preston & Jaynie. They assisted us with all querys & with activities to do in Knysna.
The fireplace was a big plus - as on the Sunday night I got to curl up next to it with a book due to the weather being a bit bad.
For breakfast the savoury pancake was a lovely suprise and I throughly enjoyed it - I had to get my husband to finish it as it was so filling.
I would definately recommend this establishment to anyone passing through Knysna as it is a lovely gem nestled between a wonderful garden setting.
Will definately be back as the overall experience was a great one.

Chantelle & Raymond

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
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Jaynie C, Owner at Bamboo the Guesthouse, responded to this review, September 19, 2013
Thanks for the lovely review we loved meeting you and your husband and hope to see you both back here in the very near future!
warmest regards from all at Bamboo
Jaynie
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Munich, Germany
1 review
Reviewed September 7, 2013

excellent room (honeymoonsuite with fireplace, heater)
friendly and helpfull staff (planning of aktivities even for a bad-weather-day)
very good breakfast (yoghurt, fruit, eggs, omelette)
lovely garden

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
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Jaynie C, Owner at Bamboo the Guesthouse, responded to this review, September 11, 2013
Thanks for the wonderful review! We loved having you both here with us at Bamboo and hope to welcome you back in the future!
Best regards and warm greetings from all at Bamboo
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Milan, Italy
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
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Reviewed August 23, 2013

Beautiful guest house, with tropical gardens, very different rooms all to visit for their particular furniture and decoration. The communal part of the guest house is wonderful with a mosaic fireplace, nice things to see. Breakfast vey good. It was a pity that the weather was bad so a bit cold in the room event if there's a nice fireplace in each room.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
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Jaynie C, Owner at Bamboo the Guesthouse, responded to this review, September 11, 2013
Thank you for the great review, we are constantly looking for and buying art and artifacts for our rooms and gardens, its wonderful to get feedback from our guests!
We hope to see you and your family back in South Africa again
Warm greeting from us all at Bamboo
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Haarlem, The Netherlands
Level 4 Contributor
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Reviewed August 23, 2013

A marvelous garden which you do not expect when you enter the building.
Nice houses and a good bed.
My son wants to do horseride and it was all arranged for us by the staff. Overall a great experience.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
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Jaynie C, Owner at Bamboo the Guesthouse, responded to this review, September 11, 2013
Having fun with us is what we wish for all our guests!! Hope to welcome you and your family back in the near future.... perhaps for more horse riding, some surfing and a whole lot more fun!
Warm greetings from all at Bamboo
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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
Hotel Style:
Ranked #31 of 126 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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