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“Romantic Chalets” 5 of 5 bubbles
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Knysna River Club
Ranked #26 of 102 Specialty Lodging in Knysna
Mumbai (Bombay), India
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15 reviews
7 hotel reviews
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“Romantic Chalets”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 23, 2013

Knysna in itself is a small quaint town in SA. Knysna River Club has beautiful cottages for families and is a perfect getaway. Every chalet is equipped with a fully functional kitchen and there are BBQ pits outside every chalet. On the downside, you'll have to leave the river club for lunch and dinner if you decide not to quit. there is no in-room dining service available.

Because of its location, it gets awfully quiet in the night and can creep you out if you have not seen the guards stationed at the premises.

  • Stayed December 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 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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    • 3 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
  • Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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SA
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52 reviews
19 hotel reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 21, 2013

The chalets are located next to the lagoon and this is a plus. Nice walkway next to lagoon.
The location is great and you can visit a lot of places on day trips.
The chalets are nice and cosy and they clean it every day. They also replace your towels everyday.
The shower is just a shower head above the bath and then it is enclosed with a shower curtain. I hate shower curtains to start with and the space is very small so you touch it all the time! There is always a draft in the bathroom so the curtain moves a lot. The shower curtain is clean but I still hate it when it sticks to me. You also end up with water on the floor all the time.
The bed is very hard and uncomfortable. If you need darkness to sleep this is not the place for you. All the curtains are thin white material and it does not keep the light out.
I enjoyed the stay but won't go back due to the above mentioned.
If you don't have problems with shower curtains and light in the room, this is a great place to stay.

Room Tip: I would suggest a lagoon view.
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  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 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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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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33 reviews
11 hotel reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 12, 2013 via mobile

Nice location by the river with security guard on duty all night which is comforting.Chalets are ok, clean but quite dated.wifi isnt great and took all night before we vould get on.Next day we were given 1 new password( whereas the day before we had one each) when I asked if we needed one each I was told an extra one would be 10 rand.When we arrived reception just gave us our room key and said nothing about breakfast times for the morning.We drove to our chalet which was in total darkness.My partner nearly fell down the steps in the dark as no outside light had been left on. It basically felt very unwelcoming compared to all the other lovely accommodation we stayed in.I dont think we would stay again, even with the lovely lake views.

  • Stayed October 2013
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Hannah H
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Langebaan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 26, 2013

We were there during the past long weekend in September 2013 and what a surprise as we booked through a third party. The cabin and surroundings were to say the least perfect. We had an excellent stay and were very impressed with the KRC. The staff were so, so helpful and friendly and the cabins very neat and tidy with everything you need, only bring your food. Nice and centrally situated it was the perfect spot for us to explore Knysna and surroundings.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with family
    • 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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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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East London, South Africa
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7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 16, 2013 via mobile

We were there for the easter holiday and loved it. It is situated close enough to make day trips to places like cango caves, plett etc. Service from reception could have been better but the rest of the staff more than made up for it. Well worth it.

  • Stayed April 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Melbourne, Australia
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297 reviews
71 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 153 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 5, 2013

These lovely cabins are in a beautiful setting, right on the waterfront. Our room was quite small, but we were pleased that we had a large lounge/kitchen area...until we found out that this area was shared with another couple. The lounge/kitchen is central to a bedroom either side of it, and we hadn't been warned. Not ideal, but ok for one night.

Lovely porch at front of cabin, with bbq if you wanted to use it. Easy walk to water, and walking track along it. Security staff patrolling entire property, which was comforting.

Comfortable bed, and great shower - what more could you ask for?

The restaurant was good, although a few of our party weren't overly impressed with the springbok, which had a very gamey taste, and was eaten later in our trip with a much nicer flavour. Overall food quality was average, and the service was slow. We had done a cruise from the harbour earlier, and some would have preferred to eat at one of the restaurants there.

Nice place to stay - quiet and safe.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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London
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79 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 26, 2013

We were here in may and had a wonderful time. Clean and a great location. Secure and friendly staff, cleaned daily. Only negative was the wifi tokens had to be collect each time they run out as they give you limited access with each token, but unlimited omens which are free... Odd system and just inconvenient, but there's a Ames room and pool, as we went in winter we didn't swim. It's on the lagoon and there's a great walk along the water straight from the resort. Lovely chalet with BBQ area and fairly secluded. We had a great stay with our 2 kids and my folks in the 2 bedroom units, baby in cot supplied by them, but the sleeper couch was very uncomfortable and we couldn't use it so luckily our eldest was small and could also fit in the king size bed. The beds however were great!

Room Tip: We had a chalet second from the public water walkway which was nice as it had great views and was pr...
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  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Additional Information about Knysna River Club

Property: Knysna River Club
Address: Sun Valley Drive | Costa Sarda, Knysna 6570, South Africa
Location: South Africa > Western Cape > Knysna
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Restaurant Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #26 of 102 Specialty Lodging in Knysna
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — Knysna River Club 4*
Number of rooms: 20
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Situated on the water's edge of the Knysna Lagoon, Knysna River Club is a private enclave of charming, luxury self-catering log chalets in the heart of South Africa's Garden Route coast. Surrounded by shady trees and well-tended gardens, the resort offers security, privacy and comfort for guests looking to unwind, and is the ideal venue from which to explore the quaint lagoon-side town of Knysna. Whether you want an active holiday or the chance to relax in the tranquil surrounds, we offer you a value for money accommodation, in a convenient location close to all amenities, the warm hospitality of our friendly staff, the comfort of our upgraded chalets and the opportunity to experience an unforgettable holiday. ... more   less 
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