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“Our home away from home” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Lavender Hill Guest House

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Lavender Hill Guest House
Ranked #45 of 129 Knysna B&B and Inns
Johannesburg, South Africa
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3 reviews
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“Our home away from home”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 18, 2013

For 5 years my partner and I have been coming here to rest and recuperate after a hard year and always find that we leave refreshed and recuperated with energy for the next year, quiet and peaceful central to all that we need with very friendly hosts who make you feel very welcome. Highly recommended.

  • Stayed December 2012, 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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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 bubbles
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Johannesburg, South Africa
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 1, 2013

Rented the self catering unit, and was clean, well maintained, had everything we needed, and was very central to most of the sites we visited in and around knysna. Our hosts were charming and pleasant. It was overall an awesome experience! Highly recomendable!

Room Tip: If self catering is one of your choices, then this is the place!
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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Martinaude
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 27, 2012

Lavender hill guest house is perfectly situated. Close to the beach and all view points. The owners are very friendly and helpful. We stayed in the self-catering apartment. It was small but comfortable. The apartment is adequate with the basic amenities and kitchen equipment present. However our fridge was not working. The owners arranged very quickly to have it fixed however it should have been checked prior to our arrival. The other problem was the lack of couches in the tv room. There were chairs in the tv room but u could not really relax or chill out on them. Lavender hill is worthwhile if u just want a place to sleep. There is no pool so u'd have to go to the beach to swim. For the price it was worth it.

  • Stayed December 2012
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank urvi08
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Martinez, Georgia, United States
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6 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 15, 2012

Great place to stay! Each morning the breakfast was excellent and the host and hostess, Cecil and Edith, were always cheerful and helpful. We stayed with our 12 year old son in the family suite and had all the comforts of home. The view of the lagoon from the private balcony was great. The location is close to all the beautiful sights and any shopping you want to do. We stayed 10 days and so the in house laundry service was greatly appreciated. It was prompt, reasonable and well done. We look forward to a return visit.

Room Tip: Family Suite is quiet, and well appointed. The kitchen has everything you could need. The two bedr...
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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with family
    • 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 Barbara D
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wilson002, Owner at Lavender Hill Guest House, responded to this review, November 29, 2012
Thank you Barbs for staying at Lavender Hill, Cecil and I enjoyed having your group and the wonderful energy you brought into our guest house. We look forward to having you again in the near future. A little bird told me it may be next year.
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Augusta, Georgia, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 9, 2012

We had a wonderful stay @ Lavender Hill. Cecil and Edith were warm, kind and gracious hosts! Excellent Breakfast, beautiful and clean rooms, incredible views. An additional welcomed perk was their laundry service which was prompt and very reasonable. I look forward to a return stay!

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 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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Thank Lane L
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wilson002, Owner at Lavender Hill Guest House, responded to this review, November 29, 2012
Dear Pastor Lane
Thank you for the lovely review. Cecil and I enjoyed your stay in our guest house. Its not often that we have a group of 7 young men staying at Lavender Hill + doing the wonderful work you did in the township. May your group go from strength to strength.
God bless you all. Edith
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Augusta, Georgia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 8, 2012

Great stay! Edith and Cecil are wonderful! Perfect place in a perfect city. Recommend highly. The room was comfortable - always clean. The breakfast was excellent. Was with a group of 10 and they took good care of us!

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Christopher A
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Cape Town Central, South Africa
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 30, 2012

Great B&B with warm, friendly and hospitable hosts, Cecil and Edith. The rooms are clean, comfortable and beautifully decorated. Excellent location, lovely views and easily accessible. Breakfast is delicious and very accommodating. Don't hesitate you book, you'll miss out if you don't. It comes highly recommended

Room Tip: The front room is lovely and sunny.
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  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with family
    • 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 Fiona H
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Additional Information about Lavender Hill Guest House

Property: Lavender Hill Guest House
Address: 22 Wilson Street | Hunters Home, Knysna 6571, South Africa
Location: South Africa > Western Cape > Knysna
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #45 of 129 B&Bs / Inns in Knysna
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Lavender Hill Guest House 3*
Number of rooms: 5
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Occupying an excellent location in Knysna, close to the Knysna Heads & Leisure Isle for safe swimming and lovely walks , our 3 star guest house provides a wonderful destination guaranteed to deliver a memorable stay at competitive prices, and not forgetting 2 golf courses. Lavender Hill offers 2 Double rooms and 1 twin room upstairs each with a private balcony plus 1 Double room & 1 Twin room downstairs which lead onto a large deck overlooking our garden, abounding with a myriad of bird life for our guests to enjoy. All our rooms are equipped with tea/coffee making facilities, a bar fridge, heaters and fans. All rooms have flat screen tv's with dstv. A full English breakfast is served in our dining room or on the deck weather permitting. A two bedroom self catering apartment is available for a family of four or 2 couples travelling together. This large unit has a fully equipped kitchen with open plan lounge, with tv + dstv. In the comfort of Lavender Hill you are assured of warm personal service where you can enjoy your stay in our beautiful town.Braai's (barbeques) offered to guests staying longer than 2 days, please give tell us 24 hours in advance. Price on application.The property has secure off street parking. ... more   less 
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