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South Villa Guest House
Ranked #7 of 127 Knysna B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Ipswich, United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
136 reviews
46 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
“Such a beautiful place!”
Reviewed March 24, 2014

The pictures shown don't do it justice. It is so beautifully decorated, and the owners are very warm and friendly. Every facility is provided, and having three options of where to take breakfast just adds to the feeling of being special. The views are wonderful and it feels secluded yet it isn't too far from the waterfront. There are quite a few steps so it wouldn't suit anyone who has trouble with these. Our stay here was very enjoyable and I would highly recommend it.

  • Stayed March 2014, traveled as a couple
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 353 helpful votes
Reviewed March 16, 2014

It's hard to add anything useful to these rave reviews. We enjoyed our time at the South Villa Guest House. Super clean and comfortable rooms. There are a number of stairs up from the street parking, but the owners carried the luggage so it wasn't a problem. The best features are the private terraces with stunning views of the bay. We spent a cozy morning sitting on our terrace waiting out the rain, reading and catching up on email. At the owner's suggestion we went to the Heads Cafe for lunch to enjoy great food and even more stunning views in the rain. Couldn't have been better.

  • Stayed February 2014, traveled as a couple
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Ipswich, United Kingdom
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381 reviews
93 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 114 helpful votes
Reviewed March 15, 2014

Perfect - Friendly & Very helpful owners & in a perfect, quiet, elevated position. The view across the lagoon from our balcony was ideal. Ever possible facility provided, with the exception of a pool..
Breakfast - large choice & option to take it inside, on a large covered area outside or on your own balcony. As well as fridge, TV, tea & coffee in room there is a DVD with a huge selection of films. The reception rooms are very tastefully decorated & spotlessly clean everywhere.
Highly Recommended ! - Many Thanks.

  • Stayed March 2014, traveled as a couple
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed March 3, 2014 via mobile

Fantastic BB, room is really nice, with balcony overlooking the lagoon.
Breakfast option to have on own balcony was great
Staff really friendly and helpful
Location great just 10min walk to waterfront area and town
Also liked the fact they had DVD player in room and DVDs to choose, was nice change to eating out
Only thing missing was sunshine

Stayed March 2014, traveled as a couple
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Munich, Germany
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33 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed February 22, 2014

I can hardly imagine a guest house to get any better than this. With just three tastefully designed rooms, and a magnificent view of the bay from each of them, you are guaranteed a privileged experience. In particular, we enjoyed the option of getting your breakfast served directly on your own balcony. We loved both the relaxed privacy and the feeling of being looked after perfectly well (beach towels, pre-selected breakfast menu, cleanliness, refills, ... ). Knysna waterfront and its restaurants are just a 5-10 mins drive away.

  • Stayed February 2014, traveled as a couple
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London, United Kingdom
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25 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed February 10, 2014

We stayed here for one night and had a lovely experience. The lady there is so helpful and friendly and the room was pretty and very very clean and well looked after. The balcony had a beautiful view and the breakfast was delicious, made better by being given a choice of where we could eat it! We would highly recommend this place.

  • Stayed February 2014, traveled as a couple
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Berlin, Germany
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed February 1, 2014

We stayed two nights at this beautiful and extremely clean guesthouse.
We were welcomed by the owner who helped us kindly with the luggage, explained us the room details etc.
His wife gave us wonderful restaurant recommendations.
There is a large beautiful living room with balcony to use any time of the day.
We had a very spacious room with a large balcony and stunning views.
Breakfast is served upon wish in the room for example on the private balcony....delicious!..we enjoyed it so much!thank you!
The room is decorated in white, simple but charming.
The bathroom was very spacious , modern and again very very clean.
We definitely recommend this place!

Room Tip: Corner room with balcony on upper level
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  • Stayed January 2014, traveled as a couple
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Property: South Villa Guest House
Address: 22 Circular Drive | Paradise, Knysna 6571, South Africa
Location: South Africa > Western Cape > Knysna
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Room Service
Hotel Style:
Ranked #7 of 127 B&Bs / Inns in Knysna
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — South Villa Guest House 4*
Number of rooms: 4
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
South Villa Guest House situated in the tranquil suburb of Paradise, in the town of Knysna. All our rooms feature a private balcony overlooking the Knysna lagoon and Knysna Heads. South Villa is ideally positioned to take advantage of all major attractions in and around Knysna. All rooms are fitted with: TV with DVD, Fully stocked Minibar, Tea and coffee makers, Electronic Safes. Bathroom Amenities: Hair Dryers, Bathrobes & Beach Towels, Queen extra length size beds, all fitted with quality bedclothes and feather comforters and pillows. ... more   less 
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