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“Very good mid sized B+B, with great service”
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Double Dutch B & B
Ranked #1 of 129 Knysna B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed March 23, 2014

We visited Double Dutch on our SA trip this year largely because of the excellent Trip Advisor reviews. I have to say, the reviews were spot on regarding comfort and service in this attractive B+B. And, I would add, that the views over the lagoon are just as spectacular as claimed!

Guesthouse has 7 rooms (inc 4 suites). We booked late, so had no choice of room. In fact what we got in “The Eagle” suited us just fine. Room is right on the pool, with a wall of big sliding windows – unlike the remainder of the rooms it has no balcony (main photo on website and TA). All rooms are luxurious and comfortable with all the amenities you might want…….. except aircon (room has large ceiling fan). This was a hot summer in SA, with a brief, slightly cooler, period whilst we were in Knysna. I might have been a little concerned over the issue of sleep comfort if we had the high night time temperatures we had elsewhere, in two months in the Cape.

Kate and Nathalie work very hard on the comfort and well-being of their guests, responding promptly to any requests. We commented (in passing) on our lack of room choice and Kate offered to move us to a suite which happened to be free, for the remainder of our visit. (We had “nested” by that time and politely declined, but the thought was there.)

We enjoyed Double Dutch very much and would happily return almost any time. Our sole concern might be the possibility of hot February weather.

Room Tip: Suites are in a higher block and have the best views - but cost more.
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  • Stayed: February 2014, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed March 11, 2014

We thoroughly enjoyed our 2 night stay. The room was excellent with lovely views of the lagoon and Knysna heads. Kate and Natalie are most welcoming hosts and have created a really great B&B. Highly recommended.

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1  Thank DerbyshireGirl_5
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Reviewed February 27, 2014

The accommodation has been purpose built and is first class with fine views of the lagoon. The attention to detail and quality of service,the food and the rooms are fantastic . We would certainly return.

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1  Thank Ann E
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Reviewed February 26, 2014

We had a lovely stay here. Kate and Natalie can't do enough for you. The property looks and feels like a five star hotel and thenviewsnare to die for. We stayed two nights but wished we had made time for more. Ask for Natalie's boiled eggs for breakfast. You won't find any ores like them and for us that attention to personalised detail summed up a high quality stay which even at the comparatively high price was good value for money.

  • Stayed: February 2014, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed February 25, 2014

We spent two nights there and have nothing to complain about. Kate and Nathalie are great and very accommodating. Beautiful views and friendly atmosphere made our stay memorable. Cleanliness and attention to details was superb. You won't be disappointed with your choice if you stay at Double Dutch.

Room Tip: If AC is a must for you you might want to check with Kate and Nathalie....our room did not have it...
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  • Stayed: January 2014, traveled with friends
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1  Thank Ziemowit S
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Reviewed February 24, 2014

I spent a fabulous weekend at Double Dutch, it could not have been better. Fantastic hosts, beautiful setting and spotless rooms. Kate and Nathalie went out of their way to accommodate me. Can't wait to go back!

  • Stayed: February 2014, traveled solo
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1  Thank Jean d
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Reviewed February 21, 2014

Got a very warm welcome after a long drive, Kate and Nathalie are charming and attentive hosts
with an excellent knowledge of the region and restaurants.
Rooms are very clean and excellent equipped. Wonderful view on the lagune from our room
and the breakfast and swimmingpool area. So when going to Knysna, Double Dutch is the
place to stay.

  • Stayed: January 2014, traveled as a couple
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Thank Birgit H
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Additional Information about Double Dutch B & B

Address: 58 Circular Drive | Paradise, Knysna 6571, South Africa
Location: South Africa > Western Cape > Knysna
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Room Service Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 129 B&Bs / Inns in Knysna
Price Range: $102 - $148 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Double Dutch B & B 4*
Number of rooms: 7
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Double Dutch has a beautiful luxurious colonial bed and breakfast, guesthouse accommodation in Knysna with magnificent panoramic views over the Knysna lagoon and the Knysna Heads into the Indian Ocean. Our exclusive accommodation in colonial style provides you with: Bathroom En-suite, TV/DSTV, radio, intercom, safe, fridge, extra long double king sized beds, hairdryer, make up mirror, coffee/tea facilities, underfloor heating in the bathroom, personalized bathroom amenities and a comfortable furnished relaxing area in which you experience the colonial atmosphere of Double Dutch. Most of the exclusive guest suites and stylish rooms have a spacious private veranda with spectacular views over the Knysna lagoon and the Knysna Heads into the Indian Ocean. Guests also have the use of our comfortable guest lounge decorated in colonial style, with a fireplace. Our guests can also relax at our swimming pool with sundeck and lounge chairs and a special terrace in our extended, cultivated garden. All our suites and rooms have their own secure free parking space on the property. Turn down service is offered in the evening once the guests have departed for dinner. Double Dutch welcomes children of 12 years and older. Double Dutch is close to the waterfront and a mere 5 minutes walk from the center of Knysna's central business district, where you will find various local restaurants, shopping malls, African arts and crafts. Double Dutch is German, Dutch and English speaking. ... more   less 
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