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“A Special Place -- Beautiful and Welcoming” 5 of 5 bubbles
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Knysna Stays
Ranked #12 of 129 Knysna B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Kumasi, Ghana
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5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“A Special Place -- Beautiful and Welcoming”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 14, 2011

This guest house is beautifully designed and comfortable. Clean lines and attractive decor in the bedroom and bath. The swimming pool and breakfast room were also inviting. Breakfasts were generous, varied, and delicious. But what really makes the place special are the people. Rose, the manager who welcomed us on our arrival, immediately made us feel comfortable. We enjoyed getting to know her a bit during the course of our stay. The next morning, we met Lloyd, the owner of the guest house. He is very knowledgeable about the Garden Coast. More than that, he made the effort to figure out exactly what places and activities would appeal to us. He was able to give us exact directions for just the right hiking, boating, and sight-seeing places for us. We greatly appreciated the warm attention we received from Lloyd, Rose, and the rest of the staff.

  • Stayed October 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Charles F
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KnysnaStays, Owner at Knysna Stays, responded to this review, November 21, 2011
Dear Charles, We are so pleased you and your wife enjoyed your stay with us. Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review. It means so much to us especially when a reviewer with vast travel experience like yourselves write such a positive review of Knysna Stays Guest House. Kind regards from , Lloyd , Trish , Rose and all the staff at Knysna Stays. We all wish you a wonderful Christmas and prosperous New Year.
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  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 11, 2011

we enjoyed our 3night stay very much, perfect service (duty manager rose is always smiling), perfect room (We had an apartement with fully equipped kitchen, fridge with ice cube maker, laundromat, big bathroom with shower and bath, coffee and tea making facilities, 2tv with dvd), and very nice owner lloyd, who gives you many informations what to do the best in the region. If we could come again, then of course to knysna stays! Thank you so much. Gabi and michael,austria

  • Stayed November 2011
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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KnysnaStays, Owner at Knysna Stays, responded to this review, November 14, 2011
Dear Gabi & Michael, Thank you so much for taking the time to write this positive review for us. Rose our duty manager was so thrilled to hear you appreciated her hospitality. We hope to have the pleasure of seeing you in Knysna again one day. Warmest regards from everyone at Knysna Stays.
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Nottingham, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 4, 2011

This is a first class guest house with exceptional standards of comfort, cleanliness and service.
Llpoyd, the owner, and the other staff made our stay special. Breakfasts (which we ate outside around the pool) were delicious and Lloyd went to the trouble of personally showing us around the area, which really enhanced our stay. I could recommend this nguest house to anyone and we would certainly return on our next visit.
Rose & Pete , UK

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  • Stayed October 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Rose G
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KnysnaStays, Owner at Knysna Stays, responded to this review, November 11, 2011
Dear Rose & Peter, Thank you so much for your positive feedback and taking the time to write this review. We are so glad you enjoyed your stay with us. We hope we may have the pleasure of seeing you again one day in this beautiful part of the garden route Knysna . from Lloyd , Trish and the Knysna Stays Team.
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Kingston Upon Hull
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 5, 2011

I stayed at Knysna Stays in August 2011 and enjoyed the whole experience, I had a free upgrade as the hotel and area was quiet as it was off season. On arrival the owner, Lloyd, asked me what I liked doing and wanted out of my trip to Knysna, he promptly drew me a map and I could not have asked for more, all the great places you can fit into a day stay here.
The room was modern and contemporary. The dining area for breakfast was lovely as was the breakfast, I took to Lloyd he seamed a genuine chap and wish his guest house all the best. The price this place sits in makes it a nice option. A free taxi to and from a cracking restaurant was arranged for me too.
But best of all was I stupidly left my camera battery behind and since Lloyd has arranged for a lovely UK couple C&J from Kent to post me it when they got home, it arrived today so sending lots of love and luck to those guys and Lloyd. Thanks.

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  • Stayed August 2011, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank Robbie669
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KnysnaStays, Owner at Knysna Stays, responded to this review, October 28, 2011
Thank you so much for your kind words.. We are so pleased you enjoyed your stay here in Knysna .Kind regards , Lloyd & Trish and the Knysna Stays team.
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Dusseldorf, Germany
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 15, 2011

We had two nights at Knysna Stays Guesthouse (Twin Suite) and i have to admit it was awesome. Breakfast was fresh and delicious (Thx Rose :-) and rooms were lovely, nice bathroom and comfy beds, exactly what you need after driving the whole day. The owner Lloyd was so friendly, he even took us to good spots in the morning to watch some whales. His recommendations wrt restaurants for dinner were useful as well. In ecery aspect a wonderful stay at Knysna Stays, Sebastian

  • Stayed August 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Sebastian G
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KnysnaStays, Owner at Knysna Stays, responded to this review, October 28, 2011
Thank you for your positive feed back . We are pleased that you enjoyed your stay with us. Rose was so happy to see your review. Thank you for taking the time to write this review . Kind reagrds, from Lloyd,Trish , Rose , Nellariene and Danny.
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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 12, 2011

We really enjoyed our stay here, we had unfortunately only booked to stay 2 nights but wish we had the time to stay for a couple more! Lloyd had excellent tips for places to go and visit, having that sort of knowledge was really helpful to us. The breakfast set us up for the day and all the staff were friendly and helpful. We would love to go back!

  • Stayed July 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Ann C
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KnysnaStays, Owner at Knysna Stays, responded to this review, October 28, 2011
Dear Ann ,We are so pleased you enjoyed this beautiful part of South Africa KNYSNA. We look forward to seeing you here again. Kind regards , Lloyd , Trish , Rose, and the team.
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Chicago, IL
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31 reviews
31 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 20, 2011

Pros:
Rooms were gorgeous with lovely balconies. The best part of the rooms however were the very luxurious bathrooms.

Breakfast - delicious and lots of choices

The pool was gorgeous and a welcome place to relax

Cons:
The guesthouse was not within walking distance of any restaurants

The common area was locked up during all times besides breakfast

  • Stayed January 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank bluefrog626
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Property: Knysna Stays
Address: 25 Old Toll Road | Upper Old Place, Knysna 6571, South Africa
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Location: South Africa > Western Cape > Knysna
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #12 of 129 B&Bs / Inns in Knysna
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — Knysna Stays 4*
Number of rooms: 7
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Knysna Stays has been newly built and furbished to create the perfect place to stay whilst you explore Knysna and it's beautiful surroundings. If you are looking for a holiday destination that provides endless opportunity for the whole family this is the destination to travel to. Knysna Stays can offer you stylish accommodation with excellent facilities, but can also ensure the right direction to suit your preferred requirements. ... more   less 
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