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“A piece of paradise”
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Taliesin from the lagoon
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Excellent
10 reviews
Taliesin from the lagoon
The pool deck
First floor deck
Entrance to Taliesin
Upstairs lounge with spectacular views
One of the TV lounges
Light and spacious bedroom
Luxurious free-standing bath
Bathroom & bedroom
Play room
The pool deck
View to the west
West elevation
The second TV lounge
The hall
Sunset
View towards the famous Knysna Heads from the deck
Island Beach 200 metres from door
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6 Bedrooms, 7 Bathrooms, Sleeps 12
Knysna, Western Cape

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jjj0hanb0...
East London, South Africa
Level 2 Contributor
6 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“A piece of paradise”
Reviewed September 27, 2015 for a stay in July 2014

What a great location and view. Amazing. Private. Tranquil. Appointed very well. Luxurious. Spacious. So much more than we expected. Well priced

Traveling group: Large Group
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Estelle_C...
Somerset West, South Africa
Level 4 Contributor
40 reviews
24 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
“Delightful home on Thesen Island”
Reviewed August 29, 2015 for a stay in July 2015

Our extended family of 10 people, ranging in age from 87 years to a year, had a wonderful week at Taliesin. The room downstairs was great for the grandparents, and the flatlet with 2 bedrooms & 1 bathroom upstairs worked well for the family with the 1-year-old, including a little kitchen with a microwave to warm his milk early morning. In addition to these 3 bedrooms there are a further 3 en-suite bedrooms. Initially we were a bit nervous about the staircase without a rail, but were able to prevent the 1-yr-old from getting there quite easily by moving the furniture around. An added bonus was the television in a room on its own where it could not disturb the rest of the family. We enjoyed the walks on the island and there are so many attractions in the area that the holiday was over before we knew it.

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Liked best: Setting & space
Traveling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Blarney8
East London SA
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10 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“An amazing house in a spectacular setting”
Reviewed July 23, 2015 for a stay in April 2015

Taliesin is an amazing house in an spectacular setting. This house has it all and more!! We were a family group of 9 (age range from 11 to 83 )and this spacious house offered us all the amenities and comfort you could wish for. It is a wonderful destination for a holiday and we wished we could have stayed longer than our 5 days. In addition to offering uninterrupted views to the Heads, it is centrally situated within walking distance to all that Knysna has to offer, that is if you can tear yourself away from beautiful Thesen Island!

Traveling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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729Jules0...
Canterbury, United Kingdom
1 review
“Best holiday ever”
Reviewed August 24, 2013 for a stay in January 2013

Taliesin was the perfect venue for our large group. Space and views abound! Attentive manager made sure our arrival was easy and Joanna, the house keeper took care of us. It is quiet and private but still an easy walk to the restaurants and shops. The island is a great place to stay. This was the most amazing holiday.

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Your age range 50-64
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Somerset West
Reviewed July 12, 2013 for a stay in July 2013

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Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Friends getaway
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Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
Reviewed August 12, 2012 for a stay in June 2012

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Liked best: Picture perfect setting of the property
Traveling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway People with disabilities
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Lubeck, Germany
Reviewed October 14, 2011 for a stay in October 2011

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Liked best: The house and the views
Traveling group: With Friends
Your age range 50-64
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway People with disabilities
Older travelers Families with young children
Large groups
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