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Knysna Hollow Country Estate
Ranked #10 of 30 Hotels in Knysna
Certificate of Excellence
Gothenburg, Sweden
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16 reviews
6 hotel reviews
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“Lovely Chalets”
Reviewed August 1, 2013 via mobile

We stayed for three nights. We had individual chalets with our own log fires, which were very cosy in the evenings. The chalet was cool to start off with, but once we put the heaters on and lit a fire it was great. We ate at the restaurant every evening. Whilst the menu didn't vary a great deal, the food and the service was very good. It has nice swimming pools, but the weather was too cold to use them. The estate is situated just a couple of kilometres outside if Knysna. I would definitely recommend staying here.

  • Stayed July 2013
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Clive B, General Manager at Knysna Hollow Country Estate, responded to this review, August 5, 2013
Thank you for the wonderful feedback on your recent stay with us at Knysna Hollow and we are all very happy to hear that you had an enjoyable stay with us. We hope we may be able to welcome you back at some stage in the near future to this beautiful part of South Africa. With warm wishes from Clive and the Knysna Hollow Team.
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Johannesburg
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Reviewed July 17, 2013

We are very pleased with the service offering from the reservations to the actual stay. We also had a late request to accommodate an extra child and the reservations team offered the accommodation at no additional cost - thank you!

Room Tip: We enjoyed the family unit with the fireplace - lovely warm!
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  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with family
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Clive B, General Manager at Knysna Hollow Country Estate, responded to this review, July 17, 2013
Thank you very much for the great feedback on your recent stay with us at Knysna Hollow. It's always a pleasure for us to hear when our guests have enjoyed their time with us and we hope to see you back in the not-too-distant future. With best regards from Clive and the Knysna Hollow Team.
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the hague
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Reviewed July 16, 2013

beautiful place, very nice cottage, great shower for two!!
Close to the harbour, but really quiet.
We had a great time, unfortunately we could only stay 1 night, because
we had to travel further.
We were the only ones because it was just after the Oyster festival, but nevertheless the breakfast was great and they didnt put out less because it was just us.
Very nice people.

Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
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Clive B, General Manager at Knysna Hollow Country Estate, responded to this review, July 17, 2013
Thanks very much for your fantastic review, we certainly appreciate hearing that you both had a great stay with us and hope to be able to welcome you back to our beautiful part of South Africa! With warm regards from Clive and the entire Team at Knysna Hollow
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Cape Town
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Reviewed July 12, 2013

My family and I found Knysna Hollow to be a really great place to stay. It offers a really great standard of accommodation as well as privacy in a beautiful setting. Breakfasts were wonderful and abundant and you can even hire bicycles (urban bikes) to get into the village which is conveniently close by.
All in all a lovely stay made comfortable by the friendly and helpful staff who also quickly and efficiently got all our laundry done.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with family
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Clive B, General Manager at Knysna Hollow Country Estate, responded to this review, July 14, 2013
Thanks for the great feedback on your recent stay with us at Knysna Hollow and we are all very happy to hear that you enjoyed your time with us over the Knysna Oyster Festival. Hopefully we will be able to welcome you back in the near future. With warm regards from Clive & the Knysna Hollow Team.
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Cramlington, United Kingdom
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Reviewed July 2, 2013

Sadly we could only stay at the Knysna Hollow for two nights as we were on a strict timetable but both my wife Sharon & I really enjoyed our stay, were very impressed by everything, especially the wonderful, friendly & most helpful staff. Our cottage was wonderful, comfortable, clean & had everything we could have possibly needed, all of which meant that we found it easy to simply relax. Our visit to the Knysna Hollow & the beautiful area was far too short & we fully plan to return, next time fully intending to make our visit much longer.

Room Tip: Opt for one of the cottages.
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  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
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Clive B, General Manager at Knysna Hollow Country Estate, responded to this review, July 10, 2013
Thank you for the fantastically positive feedback on your recent stay with us at Knysna Hollow. We are very happy to hear that you enjoyed your time in the beautiful part of South Africa and hope to be able to welcome you back at some time in the not-too-distant future! With warm regards from Clive and the Knysna Hollow Team.
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Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa
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Reviewed July 2, 2013

Our room was nicely furnished and the shower was spacious with quality shower heads and good water pressure. The carpet had stains on it but otherwise the room was clean. The buffett food was always cold though sufficient in variety. On our last day the croissants were cremated and the pork sausages were close to being cremated, I would not have allowed such quality on the buffett!! The evening dinner staff were superb but the morning staff were not exactly attentive. Otherwise it is a good location and close to town and nice and quiet. I will stay there again.

Room Tip: Best to ask for renovated rooms with carpets, away from parking area, in winter wall heaters are a m...
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  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
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Clive B, General Manager at Knysna Hollow Country Estate, responded to this review, July 8, 2013
Thanks very much for the detailed feedback on your recent stay with us at Knysna Hollow and we certainly appreciate your specific mention of the areas where we could improve our offering to our guests. Thanks again and hope to be able to welcome you back. With warm regards from Clive and the Knysna Hollow Team.
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Thornton Cleveleys, United Kingdom
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Reviewed June 19, 2013

Lovely hotel in delightful, quiet location yet convenient for downtown Knysna.
Very good food/service in the restaurant, which is good value. Excellent choice of wines also.
Great facilities, spa treatments available but we didn't have time so cannot speak for these, although likely in keeping with the rest of the hotel so should be very good.
Do yourself a favour - upgrade to the wonderful bungalows; complete with huge bathroom, plenty of space, sitting area in bedroom, and a real fireplace (with logs for burning). These also have a patio. They are thatched and have huge charm and great character. Spotless throughout.

Room Tip: Go for the upgrade to a bungalow - a special experience and you will not be disappointed.
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  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with friends
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Clive B, General Manager at Knysna Hollow Country Estate, responded to this review, June 23, 2013
Thank you very much for your amazing review of your recent stay with us at Knysna Hollow - we are all delighted to hear that you enjoyed your stay and hope to be able to welcome you back sometime soon! With the very best regards from Clive and the Knysna Hollow Team
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Property: Knysna Hollow Country Estate
Address: 5 Welbedaght Lane, Knysna 6571, South Africa
Location: South Africa > Western Cape > Knysna
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#16 Romantic Hotel in Knysna
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Knysna Hollow Country Estate 3*
Number of rooms: 87
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
"We regret to inform you that Knysna Hollow was completely destroyed in the fire and will not be in operation in the foreseeable future." Located just 2 km from the picturesque town of Knysna, Knysna Hollow Country Estate offers comfortable accommodation and friendly service in lush and tranquil surrounds. Three swimming pools, a first-class restaurant offering contemporary Cape cuisine with an extensive wine list and a relaxed environment all combine for a memorable holiday for the whole family. Various room types to choose from including Garden Rooms, Garden Chalets and our new Superior Eco Estate Rooms, each room type offering various levels of comfort and amenities at different rates. Enjoy the lush, country feel of our indigenous gardens, yet only 5 minutes from Knysna town. ... more   less 
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