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Hide Away Guest House
Ranked #11 of 127 Knysna B&B and Inns
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34 reviews
11 hotel reviews
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“Lovely host!”
Reviewed November 11, 2013 via mobile

Comfortable rooms, great views and a wonderful welcome. We had three rooms side by side which were perfect for our group to share the balcony together. Breakfast was fantastic too! Everything in Kynsna was in easy access with great recommendations from our host.

Stayed November 2013, traveled with friends
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HideawayKnysna, Owner at Hide Away Guest House, responded to this review, November 15, 2013
Hello Janine

Thank you for great review!

We hope that you enjoyed the rest of your time in South Africa and that the family have returned home safely to their respective home countries of New Zealand and Australia and mom to KZN.

It was great meeting you and have you stay with us.

Kind regards
Cecil & Colleen
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Port Elizabeth, South Africa
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Reviewed November 3, 2013

Wonderful, warm hospitality in a setting that has been excellent planned. Rooms were elegantly simple yet without compromising on little luxuries and conveniences. Breakfasts were delicious. Some noise from the road the only con but far outweighed by all the pros. Great position and views with easy access to all of Knysna.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
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HideawayKnysna, Owner at Hide Away Guest House, responded to this review, November 6, 2013
Hello Duncan and Natalie

We know that finding the time in your busy schedules is difficult so we sincerely appreciate the great review you did on your stay with us. We hope that you returned to Port Elizabeth with recharged batteries and ready to take on the world.

We wish you all the best for the birth of your baby in December and hope all goes well. It would be great if you could let us know what the sex is as you didn't want to know!

Take care and we look forward to seeing you again if you need another quick break.

Kind regards
Cecil & Colleen
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Whitchurch, United Kingdom
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Reviewed November 1, 2013

The Hideaway is situated at the entrance to Knysna and is a great place to stay. Colleen and Cecil are gregarious hosts and make you most welcome. Their advice and knowledge of the area contributed significantly to our enjoyable visit.

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HideawayKnysna, Owner at Hide Away Guest House, responded to this review, November 6, 2013
Hello there

Thank you for the review you posted on your stay with us at Hide-Away Guest House.

It was indeed a pleasure meeting you and we hope that you decide to return to our part of the world in the not too distant future.

Kind regards
Cecil & Colleen
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Winddhoek
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Reviewed October 25, 2013

My husband and I have recently enjoyed our honeymoon in Knysna and were so pleasantly surprized by Hide Away Guest House. Here are two wonderful people who take your trip and interests at heart and really make it as comfortable as possible for you! We absolutely will stay there again and will recommend it to everybody that's going to visit Knysna!

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
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HideawayKnysna, Owner at Hide Away Guest House, responded to this review, October 28, 2013
Hello Cor and Celeste

We are pleased to see that you have returned home safely to Windhoek.

There are many establishments here in Knysna and visitors to the town are spoilt for choice - so thank you for making the decision to stay with us. We love giving our guests advice on how best to spend their time in the area and to leave with great impressions.

We look forward to having you back at Hide-Away and wish you all the best with your lives together.

Kind regards.
Cecil & Colleen
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Kenton on Sea, Eastern Cape, South Africa
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Reviewed October 3, 2013

Our experience at the Hyde Away Guest house was excellent. We enjoyed the friendly and helpful company of Colleen and the wonderful comfort and style of the historic furnishings and building. The rooms are excellent, comfortable and spacious. The living room and other common areas are a great feature of this guest house. They are available for reading, talking and relaxing and give a home like feeling. We chose to have breakfast in the dining room which was excellent. Secure parking on the premises is available. We highly recommend it, good price value.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
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HideawayKnysna, Owner at Hide Away Guest House, responded to this review, October 29, 2013
Good morning Hendrik

Thank you so much for taking the time to do the review on your stay at Hide-Away Guest House.

We love the characteristics of our home and take great pleasure when our guests have the same feelings. We are currently in the process of tracing the history of owners of the house and will put this on our website once available together with the few pictures we have of the house in its original format.

We are looking forward to seeing you and Susan again when next you pass through Knysna.

Kind regards
Cecil & Colleen
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Knysna, South Africa
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Reviewed October 2, 2013

Beautiful Guest House, Wonderful location, great views of the lagoon, excellent hospitality and breakfasts - loved our 2 nights in Knysna. Cecil and Colleen were wonderful hosts. Thank you very much!!


  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
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KnysnaHideaway, Owner at Hide Away Guest House, responded to this review, October 3, 2013
Hello Dan & Penny

Thank you so much for the review of your stay with us at Hide-Away Guest House. It was great chatting to you about your plans for the future and we hope to see you back on the Garden Route in the not too distant future.

Keep healthy and well.

Kind regards
Cecil & Colleen
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Reviewed September 28, 2013

We were there for 3 nights and had chosen the superior room with lagoon view. The room was very nice, clean with an awesome view. Breakfast was brought to the veranda outside our room and was delicious. The owner welcomed us and was very friendly + helpful. She recommended activities, places to visit and had all the brochures/info. We would highly recommend everyone to stay at Hide Away!
Mohamedsuhel & Tahera

  • Stayed September 2013
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KnysnaHideaway, Owner at Hide Away Guest House, responded to this review, October 3, 2013
Hello Mohamedsuhel & Tahera

It was indeed a pleasure meeting you both. Thank you for taking the time to do the review on your stay with us.

It was super that you were able to enjoy breakfast on the verandah and the weather played its part. We enjoy providing our guests with all the local knowledge and giving recommendations on what to do in and around the area as this saves them a visit to our local tourist office.

We wish you all the best with the birth of your first baby in December and will be thinking of you.

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 #11 of 127 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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