Once again we were photographing a wedding and therefore we needed somewhere close by and convenient and Overmeer guesthouse is only a short drive away from the cruise cafe in town! This guesthouse superseded my expectations.
Upon arrival, I was a little bit hesitant as it is quite a windy, narrow drive up the hill to the guesthouse and then a steep driveway down into the parking area however once I walked through the doors, I was happily greeted by one of the ladies at reception who had knowledge of us arriving early. Our room was ready and I was shocked as I had originally booked a garden view room and what welcomed us was a wonderful panoramic view of the knysna lagoon with a lovely balcony to sit on and enjoy! Great stuff!
The room was very spacious, and gives you a stunning sense of luxury. Its also modernly decorated, and the king size bed was massive with divine linen! There was also a jet bath and a seperate shower. There is a lovely minibar which is stocked with reasonably priced goodies and their vanity kit was great - considering I forgot my razor at home and they provide one for you free of charge! What a bonus!
After a peaceful nights sleep, we arrived for breakfast. It was very busy and I could see the girls were rushed off their feet, and we chose to sit in a more popular spot closer to the view where people had just left. I was very suprised to see how quickly we were attended too and our table was set for us in a swift movement, which was very impressive. The breakfast was yummy, and there was a lovely atmosphere with upbeat instrumental music creating a positive ambience.
All round it was a lovely experience, from the booking all the way to the departure. We didnt get a chance to use the pool but it was crystal blue and wonderfully private - next time I will be sure to pack in my costume to take a dip!
Only one little glitch - Upon returning home after the wedding, our room wasnt turned down - I know that they were fully booked the evening so I understand if things were a bit hectic but we werent too fussed about it anyway.
Very well priced for acommodation, and I would describe staying at Overmeer similar to a 5 star establishment.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Set high on the hills overlooking the breathtaking Knysna estuary (Knysna lagoon) you will discover the heartfelt hospitality of Overmeer Guest House. Here luxury, comfort and the surrounding beauty are all carefully harmonized to create the ultimate venue for an unforgettable stay in Knysna - one of the most scenic places in the world. Apart from our luxury rooms we also cater for travellers on a budget and has a family suite to accommodate larger bookings. Contact us to make a reservation and let us assist you in creating fantastic memories that will last a lifetime. ... more less
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