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Blue Oyster B&B
Ranked #19 of 129 Knysna B&B and Inns
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Reviewed April 30, 2008

Out stay here was excellent. Everyone was very helpful and pleasant, the room was very nice, with many small touches that made it extra special. The views from our room and the bar were fantastic - worth the trek up the hill.

Stayed: April 2008
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Reviewed April 3, 2008

The Blue Oyster is a beautiful B&B located up some windy roads on a hill overlooking Knysna, and a direct view of the Knysna Heads (the inlet to the lagoon). The views are stunning, the rooms are spacious and immaculate (we booked the larger room on the second floor, which was well worth the splurge). There were large floor-to-ceiling windows overlooking the town and the lagoon, and a long balcony from which to enjoy the sea air. There is a small pool in the back (too chilly for us to try out, unfortunately), and several sitting areas for reading or relaxing. It's primarily reachable by car, and a bit too far from downtown by foot, but the view are worth it!
We had a light lunch at Ile de Pain Bread and Cafe, on Thesen Island, a bustling, quaint cafe with fantastic food (unforgettable but simple sandwich with ham and rocket, and a curried fish dish). Also later had dinner at Zachary's, the restaurant at the chichi Pezula Resort. The food there was absolutely fantastic and the service was impeccable. They have a beautiful dining room, which is perfect for a romatic dinner.

  • Stayed: March 2008
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Reviewed March 31, 2008

Having planned a dream vacation in South Africa, i was amazed by the quality of this lodge. Vanessa's kind assistance to get us clothes as our luggage got delayed was the first of many positive aspects.
The Santorini Room lives up to its name, having one view only comparable to Greek island itself. The decoartion was simple but with an incredible sense of harmony and tranquility and the bathroom was very spacious with a great bathtub to relax...
Then breakfast in the terrasse enjoying the sun was another great experience with that splendid view from everywhere you where on this B&B... and we had such a great balcony to appreciate the views that we really felt sorry for only staying one night there!!
As said by others this property is located on top of one of the hills around Knysna and is an easy 5 minutes drive from the waterfront and downtown that are really the highlights around the lagoon. You might also go for a cruise around the lagoon and to the Heads as it can be really nice. Nearby i would like to advise to go to gracious Plettenberg Bay, wild Storms River, Cape Knysna, Wilderness Beach and National Park and finally Buffel's Bay, a wonderful more secluded beach side with warm waters and a calmer sea... As a last information if you want to make Garden Route, don't hesitate and believe me that its a quite nice drive from Cape Town (about 5-6 hours) and its well worthy!! Go also to Mossel Bay as it is a lovely location with a great museum about the Portuguese discoveries... So enjoy Blue Oyster as great base for all these places!! I will come back surely and thank you so much for everything dear Vanessa!!

  • Stayed: March 2008, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed October 13, 2007

Perched high on a hill overlooking Knysna, the Blue Oyster was a wonderful place to call home for three nights. We had one of the larger second floor rooms and I would highly recommend paying the extra amount for this as it was beautiful and very large indeed.

Breakfasts were excellent and filling, the hotel was immaculate and Vanessa was quite helpful.

All in all, a great value given what you get for your lodging dollars.

  • Stayed: September 2007, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed April 5, 2007

We found the Blue Oyster B&B through a webiste recommended to us by a friend and it did not disappoint.

The B&B is extremely spacious including our room. The rooms are immaculate and have fantastic views of the Knysna Heads.

There is also a two lounge areas, bar and plunge pool.

The staff are very friendly and are willing to provide advice and make bookings for you to the local attractions and good restaurants to eat at.

We feel extermely safe at the B&B and would recommend to others holidaying on the Garden Route.

  • Stayed: March 2007, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed March 4, 2007

excellent all round. beautiful room with stunning views of bay. nice secluded rere with swimming pool. scrumptious breakfast

Stayed: February 2007
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Reviewed January 23, 2007

The views are terrific and the Blue Oyster is clean and centrally located. There is a small pool in the back for hot summer days as well as a grill to make your own South African braai. Our room overlooked the lagoon and the pool and was very spacious with a fair sized terrace, separate walk-in closet (also with a view) and private bathroom with a shower and jacuzzi tub. We were very happy here.

  • Stayed: January 2007
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Additional Information about Blue Oyster B&B

Address: 11 Rio Street | Heuwelkruin, Knysna 6571, South Africa
Location: South Africa > Western Cape > Knysna
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Suites Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #19 of 129 B&Bs / Inns in Knysna
Price Range: $70 - $103 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Blue Oyster B&B 4*
Number of rooms: 4
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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