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Yellowwood Lodge
Ranked #24 of 30 Hotels in Knysna
Reviewed January 21, 2008

The last December my husband and I stayed in the Yellowwood Lodge for three nights . We stayed in a double room with balcony . The bathroom had a bath and a shower , they service the room everyday and they also changed towels everyday . The room had a kettle , fridge, glasses , tea cups . The lagoon could be seen from the balcony . We had a delicious breakfast in the garden . Very friendly and helpful staff . And smething that was very convinient for us , we could wa;k to town and the waterfront
We had our laundry done on the same day

  • Stayed: December 2007, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed January 13, 2008

My husband and I stayed here late last year (06/07) for four nights and were given the top room in the property at the front of the house. The views of the heads and lagoon were spectacular, and although the property was in need of some updating, it's location to the town centre was what we were after.

This year we returned again, and we couldn't help but notice how much more tired the house/rooms were and the garden was a bit unkempt. We had my parents with us, and they found negotiating the foot paths a bit tricky, especially when wet or at night. Breakfast was average, the fresh fruit was not very good and some of the fruit provided was tinned!! We felt that no further investment was being made by the current owners and they were just keeping it 'ticking over'. Also it was our first experience of a B&B/Guest House that did not have resident 'owners/managers'. So each night they would pack up and go. If there was an emergency, there wasn't anyone on site and you had to phone a mobile number.

Again we were on the top floor at the front of the house. I couldn't help but think this time, how would we escape in case of fire. There was no clear route except jumping from the first floor windows. The bathroom suite has to be at least 20+ years old. This is an average to below average guest house and not what we have come to expect from Guest Houses in South Africa.

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

We stayed at the Yellowwood Lodge in the separate unit which was perfect for our family of 4. Although I have to admit that on very close inspection, there was some dampness in the floorboards of the bathroom and around the windows, we were happy with our room. The tiles in the actual shower/bathtub stall are a bit crooked but clean. We were provided with clean towels every day and our room was cleaned every day. I would describe the room as slightly rustic but beautiful. The main door did not fit flush to the house and there probably could be some insects that could fit through the 1/4 inch gap but we never saw anything bigger than a tiny spider. There was a separate room for our children, ages 8 and 11 which had a television , sink, fridge, and kettle but this room was only divided by a heavy curtain. The bay can be seen from here if you look really hard through the beautiful trees and foliage. The staff were friendly and very helpful, the breakfast was lovely, and we loved having the extra space this particular room provided as opposed to all of us being squashed in one room in the main building. We stayed there for 4 nights. There is a pool, and a lovely garden area. We had 2 large loads of laundry done here for us and it came back clean and ironed.

  • Stayed: January 2007, traveled with family
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Reviewed July 13, 2006

I stayed at this B&B in January 2006 and was so disappointed with the accomodations that were provided that I was compelled to write my very first review in this forum. The website for this place looked great but when we arrived our rooms weren't in the lovely old house shown on the internet but in a 1970's addition that was alongside the house. The floor was filthy ( my friend took her shoes off and the bottoms of her feet were black afterwards!), the noise from the nearby highway made sitting on the balcony less than enjoyable (and the view of the lagoon they show on the internet is not the view we got from our room), there was a dead bug on the windowsill that was there for our entire stay, no toilet paper our last day, black mold all over the bathtub, towels were old and musty, never provided us with faceclothes, our balcony was never cleaned while we were there, and I could go on and on. This was the only bad accomodation we had in our 3 week stay in South Africa so I know Knysna has more to offer than the Yellowwood.

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Reviewed August 20, 2017 via mobile
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Stayed: August 2017, traveled with friends
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Reviewed July 23, 2017 via mobile
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Stayed: July 2017, traveled with family
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Reviewed April 23, 2017 via mobile
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Stayed: April 2017, traveled with friends
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Additional Information about Yellowwood Lodge

Address: 18 Handel Street | PO Box 2020, Knysna 6571, South Africa
Location: South Africa > Western Cape > Knysna
Amenities:
Shuttle Bus service Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #24 of 30 Hotels in Knysna
Price Range: $65 - $94 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Yellowwood Lodge 3*
Number of rooms: 12
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Yellowwood Lodge is an exclusive accommodation establishment in Knysna in the heart of South Africa’s world famous Garden Route. ... more   less 
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