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4 of 5 bubbles Review of Knysna Stays

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Knysna Stays
Ranked #13 of 126 Knysna B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Cape Town Central, South Africa
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7 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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“Fantastic!!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 10, 2012

Great rooms, good facilities and very friendly and helpful staff. We were made to feel so welcome. The only downfall was not having an open lounge for guests to sit and chat, watch TV or read the newspaper. Otherwise it was great!!

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with family
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1 Thank Diane B
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KnysnaStays, Owner at Knysna Stays, responded to this review, July 25, 2012
Thank you so much for your review.
We hope to see you again for next year's Oyster Festival .
Hopefully I may be able to photograph all of you next time, I am glad you liked the photo of your son climbing the Simola Hill.
Kind regards,
Lloyd, Trish and all the team at Knysna Stays Guest House.
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Guildford UK
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 26, 2012

Our 2nd visit to South Africa meant we just had to re-visit this wonderful guest house.
As we passed along the Garden Route in March we stopped off in Knysna and spent 3 wonderful days here. Trish and Lloyd greeted us like long lost friends and made our short stay as memorable as the last time Hip Hip Hooray for Knysnastays. Nick Corinne Jack and Tom. Really hope to be able to visit again

  • Stayed March 2012, traveled with family
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KnysnaStays, Owner at Knysna Stays, responded to this review, July 25, 2012
Thank you so much for taking the time and effort to write your second review for us.
We were so excited to welcome you and your family back to Knysna stays, it is such a pleasure for us and our staff to see return guests and especially knowing you and your family enjoyed your stay with us again this time.
Let us hope we have the pleasure of welcoming you again to Knysna Stays for the 3rd time in the not too distant future!
We were so pleased to be able to offer you a more favorable rate for a direct booking.
Kind regards,
Lloyd , Trish and all the team at Knysna Stays Guest House.
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 22, 2012

Lovely host, modern and clean rooms with a great breakfast

  • Stayed May 2012
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Johannesburg, South Africa
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 12, 2012

This was a luxurious guest house, with excellent facilities and furnishings. Our room had a panoramic view of the Knysna lagoon. The owner, Llyod was such a pleasant and welcoming man who assisted us with planning tourist visits around the town. His story is an inspiration, and reminded me (city-girl) of just how much SA has to offer with its breath-taking scenery and world-class beaches.

Will definately stay at Knysna Stays again in future.

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  • Stayed June 2012, traveled with friends
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KnysnaStays, Owner at Knysna Stays, responded to this review, June 13, 2012
Thank you Tasneem for taking the time to write this review following your stay with us this week.
We are thrilled to read that you enjoyed your stay in Knysna and at Knysna Stays Guest House.
I am so pleased you enjoy the Knysna Heads and Buffels Beach and that my advice was helpful.
Hopefully we will have the pleasure of seeing you again , please email us direct for a favourable rate for a direct booking next time you are looking for accommodation in Knysna.
Kind regards,
Lloyd , Trish and all the team at Knysna Stays Guest House.
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 29, 2012

This was a very homey stay for us. The rooms and amenities all feel more home like instead of hotel or hostel like. The staff was friendly and helpful. One issue was we couldn’t get connected to the wifi. Maybe it wasn’t working the evening we were there. It’s a short drive out of down town Knysna so driving to restaurant was the way to go. For a one night stay in Knysna, this place should be considered.

Stayed May 2012, traveled as a couple
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KnysnaStays, Owner at Knysna Stays, responded to this review, June 13, 2012
Thank you so much for this lovely review.
We are delighted that you had a very good experience staying with us at Knysna Stays Guest House.
Hopefully we will have the pleasure of welcoming you back again for a longer stay in the future.
Kind regards,
Lloyd , Trish & all the team at Knysna Stays Guest House.
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Bath
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 21, 2012

had a really bad experience here. really unhelpful owner who made me feel uncomfortable and did his best to make it a bad experience when he shoudl have been trying to make it good one. would never stay here again!

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled with family
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KnysnaStays, Owner at Knysna Stays, responded to this review, May 22, 2012
Thank you for allowing us to respond to your second review following the same stay.
As previously mentioned in response to the review titled , Decent Accommodation Appalling Owner, also from your family , there was an issue regarding hot water during your stay.
We agreed we could not meet your excessive demands as confirmed by the owners and a proffessional plumber who you met during your stay at the guest house.
We offered you the option to leave without paying the balance of your account , you decided to stay for the 3 nights you booked rather than leaving early, as we mentioned previously we found this strange as you made it clear you were unhappy.
We can not cater for excessive demands within the practilities of a functional guest house, and we will not take the risk of negatively effecting the stay of other guests and a financial burden to Knysna Stays Guest House.
Lloyd is sorry you do not like him, and found him nasty , that is your opinion, Lloyd can not accept unreasonable demands and has to intervene if behaviour from one family has a negative effect on the stay of other paying guests.
We accepted your plan to stay the full 3 night stay, as we would never wish to upset someones stay with us as we are kind people who care about our guests as you can clearly read in over 100 reviews from happy guests .
As it apppears this stay spoiled your holiday it looks as if it would have been more appropriate if you had left when you were offered the opportunity to .
I hope you can understand from these 2 responses that at no time did we wish to spoil your holiday and we hope that you don't feel the need to use social media sites to discredit our guest house and the character of the owners any further. maybe it would be more appropriate to email us if you require any further clarification to these responses.
Kind regards,
The owners and team at Knysna Stays Guest House.
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Trollhattan, Sweden
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 16, 2012

The room was spotless with a large balcony overlooking the bay. I would rate that the room was of good hotel standard. Some of the services on offer we didn't see being delivered though (turndown service, boiling water that should be put in a flask at night etc). Maybe the aim was to high?

The breakfast area was immaculate. Breakfast was of good but not topnotch. The staff were all helpfull and provided usefull information.

Located on the outskirts of Knysna, transportation might be an issue at night. The staff helped us make arrangements with restaurants that had a pickup-service.

  • Stayed December 2011, traveled as a couple
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Thank Karinj1978
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KnysnaStays, Owner at Knysna Stays, responded to this review, June 13, 2012
Thank you so much for your kind review we appreciate the time and effort taken and your support for Knysna Stays Guest House.
Kind regards,
Lloyd ,Trish and the team at Knysna Stays Guest House.
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Property: Knysna Stays
Address: 25 Old Toll Road | Upper Old Place, Knysna 6571, South Africa
Location: South Africa > Western Cape > Knysna
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #13 of 126 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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