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Hide Away Guest House
Ranked #12 of 126 Knysna B&B and Inns
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Bangalore
1 review
“Had a wonderful stay !”
Reviewed May 21, 2013

We stayed here for a night and Colleen was a great host who helped us with the list of places to eat, nearby attractions and the right time to be at a particular place. Had a wonderful stay here. We were welcomed by Colleen who explained us about the stay and facilities at the guesthouse, the places and restaurants to visit. We were then checked into our room which was very well designed and maintained. The rooms were clean, spacious with a great view of the lagoon. Colleen also got us a voucher which helped us in getting a discount at the Featherbed cruise company for the sunset cruise.
The guesthouse is very close to the lagoon and also on the main road which makes it a convenient location to visit the local attractions.
The home cooked breakfast was excellent !!
Would definitely like to stay for a longed time when we visit next time.

Room Tip: Lagoon facing rooms have a great view of the lagoon. The balcony with the coffee table is a nice pla...
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  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
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HideawayKnysna, Owner at Hide Away Guest House, responded to this review, May 23, 2013
Good morning to you

We are pleased that you have returned home to India safe and sound. It was indeed a pleasure meeting you and thank you so much for taking the time to do the review - it is most appreciated!

We are passionate about our country and more especially about the town we live in and so make every effort to ensure that our guests leave us with the same passion and thought to return again in the future. In your case, hopefully for longer than just 1 night!

As we mentioned, Knysna makes the ideal hub from which to explore the Garden Route and we have some great restaurants in the area for visitors to sample, so an ideal stay would be 3 nights.

Thanks once again for staying with us. Keep healthy and well!

Kind regards
Cecil & Colleen
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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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Reviewed May 16, 2013

We were greeted on arrival by Colleen who gave us information on the local area which was very useful. The hotel is very well kept, the rooms nice and spacious and you can have your breakfast on the balcony in the morning which was a nice touch. We were very impressed with the hotel and service and would certainly recommend and return ourselves!

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
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HideawayKnysna, Owner at Hide Away Guest House, responded to this review, May 23, 2013
Hello Kirsty

Firstly, it was indeed a pleasure meeting you and secondly thank you so much for the super review.

Its great to see that you would return to stay with us when next you are in the area - that has got to be the best accolade! We love having guests return to stay with us and more especially those guests who decide to stay with us based on your personal recommendation.

Thank you once again and all the best - keep healthy and well!

Kind regards.
Cecil & Colleen
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Pune, India
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Reviewed May 6, 2013

A pleasant little guesthouse, off the main highway to Knysna, we had a lovely 2 nights stay there. Colleen is a perfect host, she sat down with us telling us the things we could see in Knysna, pointing our places of interest and restaurants on the neat little map:)
We had an amazing home cooked breakfast after a long time...delicious...
We also got an upgrade on our room, the room with the lagoon view is amazing. The view had us mesmerized.
A trip to Knysna would definitely mean a stay at Hide Away Guesthouse!

Room Tip: Even if you have to pay more, get the room with the lagoon view. It is worth it!
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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
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KnysnaHideaway, Owner at Hide Away Guest House, responded to this review, May 8, 2013
Hello Neha

We are pleased that you have returned home safely. We think of you when we see the Pune Warriers playing in the IPL - what a pity they are not doing so well!

Thank you so much for taking the time to review your stay with us and thank you for the great comments.

We hope that you will spread the word amongst your family, friends and colleagues of your stay in Knysna and encourage them to spend some time with us. We promise to take good care of them!

Keep well and kind regards.
Cecil & Colleen
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Sydney, Australia
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Reviewed May 2, 2013

Colleen met us on arrival and made us feel very welcome, the room was great, very spacious and clean with views from the balcony out through the Knysna heads. Very close to all amenities and the advice on what to see and where to eat was comprehensive and informative, we loved Thesen Island for both shopping and dining. The breakfasts were wonderful, Colin cooks great eggs dishes, both hosts were very helpful and we certainly would recommend this B&B to anyone heading to Kysna.

June & John
Sydney Australia

Room Tip: I would go for a room on the far right facing the pool, perhaps upstairs to see more of the lagoon a...
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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
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KnysnaHideaway, Owner at Hide Away Guest House, responded to this review, May 8, 2013
Hello June

We hope that you enjoyed the rest of your time in South Africa and had a safe trip back to OZ.

Thank you taking the time to do a review on your stay with us. We have found that a large number of our guests make the decision to stay with us based on these reviews.

Cecil was also delighted to see that you enjoyed his breakfast every morning.

By the way - you left your white rain jacket behind. Pity it is too small for me!

Take care and kind regards.
Cecil & Colleen
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Stamford, Connecticut
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Reviewed May 2, 2013

We stayed at Hide Away last December as part of our Western Cape tour. Welcome experience was superb and very attentive. Coleen took her time to explain the best spots in Knysna and offered some warm towels while we were choosing the menu for breakfast. Breakfast selection is rich and is served on the veranda of your room. Great for exploring Knysna but also for poolside lounging and relax.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
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KnysnaHideaway, Owner at Hide Away Guest House, responded to this review, May 8, 2013
Hello there Stefan

Thank you so much for the review!

Since you left Hide-Away we have had some pretty good weather but unfortunately winter is on its way. I suppose we cannot expect to have summer all the time - you also need your share!

We hope that you have plans to return to South Africa at some time in future - please remember to include Knysna - and of course Hide-Away - on your itinerary.

Take care and kind regards.
Cecil & Colleen
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed April 16, 2013

We stayed for one night as we were passing through Knysna on our Garden Route tour. Our reception was very professional and Colleen gave brilliant advice on good restaurants and local attractions. The Knysna Waterfront was great fun and the property is ideally situated to get into town or to head back out on the N2. Thank you!

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
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Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa
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Reviewed April 6, 2013

My wife and I stayed at Hide Away for four nights as part of our honeymoon. We had some car troubles and arrived much later than check-in time. When we got there, the guesthouse owners, Colleen and Cecil, immediately came out to greet us in an incredibly warm and friendly manner. They provided us with warm towels to wipe our faces after the long trip - a touch which we thought was fantastic.

When we got into our room, we were given a complimentary bottle of sparkling wine to celebrate the start of our honeymoon! We stayed in Room 1, which is an executive suite with incredible views of the Knysna lagoon and the Heads. The room was very large and well-equipped with an incredibly comfortable king-sized bed, a large en-suite, a flat-screen TV with DStv, wireless internet access, a very reasonably priced and extensive minibar and a safe. There is also a patio in front of the room. Our room was cleaned and re-stocked with toiletries every day while we were out.

We were provided with a breakfast menu on arrival, where one selects the items (and quantities thereof) that one would like. They had a huge range available - from bacon and eggs to yogurts, sausages, cereals, different kinds of breads and jams. The cost of breakfast is included in the total cost of accommodation, so no extra costs are incurred, regardless of what you select from the menu.

Every morning at breakfast, Colleen would have a chat with us, offer advice and information brochures on various activities and restaurants, and for some activities, like the Knysna Elephant Park, we were even presented with a 10% discount voucher - it seems that the guest house has negotiated special rates for its customers at certain activities - fantastic!

If you go in summer, there is a wonderful swimming pool that you can make use of.

This is the best guesthouse we have ever had the privilege of visiting, and we are not surprised that it was fully booked! What a find this place was! We will most certainly be returning again and again.

Room Tip: The executive suites are amazing!
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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
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Thank Kyle H
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KnysnaHideaway, Owner at Hide Away Guest House, responded to this review, April 14, 2013
Hello Kyle and Alice

Thank you so much for the very comprehensive review on your stay with us at Hide-Away Guest House. We are sure that visitors to Tripadvisor will indeed have a good indication as to what they can expect when staying with us.

It was indeed a pleasure meeting you and we wish you all the best in your married life together!

We are looking forward to seeing you back in Knysna - hopefully in the not too distant future.

Take care and kind regards
Cecil & Colleen
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Property: Hide Away Guest House
Address: 2 Keerom Street | PO Box 2600, Knysna 6570, South Africa
Location: South Africa > Western Cape > Knysna
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Shuttle Bus service Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #12 of 126 B&Bs / Inns in Knysna
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — Hide Away Guest House 4*
Number of rooms: 7
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Hide-Away Guest House, a 4 Star TGCSA graded B&B, located on the Main Road into Knysna with excellent lagoon views and within walking distance of town. 7 well appointed en-suite rooms ranging from Executive with lagoon view to Standard with no lagoon view cater for most budgets. Free wireless internet, air conditioning in all rooms and gym facility. Seasonal rates apply.Make Hide-Away Guest House your home-away-from-home on the Garden Route as you explore the area. Easy driving distances to Tsitsikamma National Park, Plettenberg Bay, Wilderness, George, Oudtshoorn and Mossel Bay. ... more   less 
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