My boyfriend, Peter & I stayed there for 2 nights in August 2012, drawn by the excellent reviews, and yes, Blue Oyster did not disappoint!
Host – Vanessa is a professional and generous host who gave us great advice on things to do, places to visit, and where to dine at, in and around Knysna. We got an upgrade from a room with a separate but private toilet to one with an adjoining toilet which we were really appreciated.
B&B/room – Blue Oyster is situated on higher grounds where we were treated to a panoramic view of Knysna’s beautiful lagoon, Thesens Island, and The Heads. Interior of the house is a Santorini-inspired white and blue theme, very relaxing, calming, and clean. We were upgraded to the Hydra room with the same magnificent view of the lagoon. The room is spacious, as is the toilet and the ceilings are high which made the room a tad chillier in winter, but we slept well with the comforter and the heater on, so no complaints. Free wifi access is also available around the house.
Food – We had Full English breakfast prepared by Charmaine, an excellent cook. Having over easy eggs cooked to perfection while admiring the gorgeous view of Knysna from the common dining area has to be the best way to start one’s day.
Parking – Private parking lots are available so safety is ensured.
Note – There are quite a bit of stairs in the house so it would not be advisable if you are unfit for stairs. Excessive luggage is also not ideal so we actually packed a separate lighter weight luggage and left the rest in the car.
With a comfortable stay, great hosts, and a superb view, Blue Oyster definitely lived up to the reviews!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- A beautiful 4 star Mediterranean style villa superbly positioned high on the ridge overlooking the picturesque Garden Route town of Knysna and offering breathtaking 180 degree views of the lagoon and the famous Heads, the majestic Outeniqua Mountains forming a shimmering backdrop. ... more less
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