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Hide Away Guest House
Ranked #14 of 130 Knysna B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed April 6, 2014

Its located a little bit away from the Knysna Waterfront, but still a walkable distance. Evrything else is just great. The room and bathroom was big and fresh. The owners and personell are really nice and helpful. And they served the best breakfeast iv'e ever had at an B&B. Outstanding.

  • Stayed: March 2014, traveled as a couple
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1  Thank Fredrik S
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HideawayKnysna, Owner at Hide Away Guest House, responded to this reviewResponded May 8, 2014

Hello Fredrik

Thank you so much for the great review - Cecil was absolutely delighted to read your comment on the breakfast!

It was a pleasure having you stay with us for four days! Those of our guests that stay longer than 2 nights certainly have the opportunity to explore our beautiful part of South Africa and we are privileged to live in Knysna!

We hope to see you again when next you plan a trip down our part of the world.

Take care and kind regards.

Cecil & Colleen

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Reviewed April 6, 2014

Great location and lovely view, get room with balcony and in good weather you get breakfast on the balcony.
Close to the heads for walking and eating out,.
Very helpful with booking excursions and restaurants for us.

  • Stayed: March 2014, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed April 3, 2014

Colleen and Cecil are the best hosts. The breakfast was really good, the view very nice and the room super comfy. We hope to come back soon. Without a doubt one beautiful place to spend a few days at Knysna

  • Stayed: March 2014, traveled as a couple
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1  Thank Maria B
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HideawayKnysna, Owner at Hide Away Guest House, responded to this reviewResponded April 3, 2014

Hello Maria and Gonzolos

Thank you for taking the time to do the short review on your stay with us. It is always great to have guests just arriving (walk-ins) and then have them stay for 3 nights! Sorry the weather wasn't the greatest whilst you were here.

We are delighted to see that you may well return to South Africa and Knysna in the future and we look forward to having you back with us at Hide-Away Guest House.

Kind regards
Cecil & Colleen

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Reviewed April 2, 2014

Stayed 2 nights 12th & 13th March 2014 whilst on a tour of the Garden Route from UK. Colleen and Cecil welcomed us and explained the various places to visit, beaches, Headland, Keys and booked us into good restaurants for each night. Had a fabulous breakfast on the bedroom terrace overlooking the beautiful lagoon, sadly not the sunny side of the property.Bedroom was spacious with a very comfy bed, though the furniture needs a bit of an update, it did not detract from this comfortable and friendly B & B.

Room Tip: Upper floor has good view of the lagoon
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  • Stayed: March 2014, traveled as a couple
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1  Thank Derek H
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HideawayKnysna, Owner at Hide Away Guest House, responded to this reviewResponded April 3, 2014

Hello Derek & Gill

It was indeed a pleasure having you stay with us last month and we hope that you enjoyed the rest of your stay in South Africa.

Thank you for taking the time to do the review on your stay with us. We found your comment with regard to the furniture "interesting". Hide-Away Guest House is a fairly old (75 years old) Cape Colonial property and the furnishings have been chosen to enhance this aspect. The wardrobes in the bedrooms are antique pieces and we would hate to part with these items. We do realise however that furnishings are a personal thing.

The weather here in Knysna is slowly turning, i.e. autumn is surely here and winter on its way!

Take care and we hope to see you back in South Africa/Knysna in the not too distant future.

Kind regards
Cecil & Colleen

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Reviewed March 26, 2014

My stay at the guest house was amazing from the 21st December 2013 until 23rd December 2013. The guest house is comfortable, clean, the breakfast prepared by Colleen (hostess) is divine. Colleen is a great hostess, friendly and approachable. She recommended activities, restaurants to try out etc and we were never disappointed with her recommendations. The guest house is lagoon facing, within close proximity of all the tourist attractions. Overall I enjoyed my stay.

  • Stayed: December 2013, traveled as a couple
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Thank Lesedi N
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HideawayKnysna, Owner at Hide Away Guest House, responded to this reviewResponded April 4, 2014

Hello Lesedi

Great to hear from you again!

Thank you for the super review on your stay with us at Hide-Away Guest House. We are certainly looking forward to having you return at some time in the not too distant future.

Take care and kind regards.

Cecil & Colleen

PS: Cecil is the one who prepares the great breakfasts here - I merely do the serving and talking!

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Reviewed March 24, 2014

We received an excellent welcome from the very informative & friendly owner (Coleen) who gave us lots of tourist suggestions. The aspect of the lake-facing rooms is stunning. Great local restaurant options & tourist opportunities available where we easily filled 2 days whilst touring the Garden Route.

For the value for money we could find no fault during our stay.

  • Stayed: February 2014, traveled with friends
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Reviewed March 17, 2014

We stayed for two nights in Knysna in the Hide Away Guest House. We liked the view, the rooms and the warm hospitality very much. The house is beautiful and has a classic atmosphere with antique furniture. Sitting on the balcony we could see the monkeys playing in the trees. Walking to the town centre is possible but we took the car and found easy parking.

  • Stayed: March 2014, traveled with family
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Additional Information about 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 #14 of 130 B&Bs / Inns in Knysna
Price Range: $82 - $143 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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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