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.
- 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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