Oh yes, better to misspell it. The reality is that.
A place where you regret if the reservation is only for one night, as in our case.
From the warm welcome and the customized service, the feeling is to be a part of the "family", without unwanted intrusions.
The Lodge is located in the peaceful Leisure island, 5 min. drive from the centre of Knysna.
At the entrance the large bright windows already open up a world.
Rooms are warm, flawlessly appointed, full of intriguing details and a selection of books and magazines. Our bathroom wasn't huge, but with all the trimmings and the usual large shower you find commonly in South Africa (what a great thing!). The wooden balcony faces the lagoon, and the usual stunning african sunset is never far away. It is equipped with 2 long chair for sunbath and a table. Beds were comfortable and linen neat.
Great choice of amenities and books in the common area, closeby where breakfast is served. A real lounge room with a mighty atmosphere and a "serve yourself" bar supplied with drinks and spirits.
Alongside with the place, breakfast is excellent, with a full choice and yummy offering of the best english syle (and the more yellow scrambled eggs I've ever get!).
Check in and check out procedures are smart and easy, value for money downright positive.
To be improved the signage from the city to get to the lodge (we had to ask), the in room wifi signal, mostly weak, and dissociate the light from the ventilation in the bathroom, in the long run slightly noisy.
Definitely the best place we've stayed in along the Garden route and one of the remarkable top end places in the South African hospitality industry.
We'll be back for sure.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- On the shores of the Knysna Lagoon you'll find Amanzi Island Lodge, a tranquil beach house on Leisure Isle, with spectacular views of the Knysna Heads and Featherbed Nature Reserve. Spacious bedrooms open out onto a balcony either overlooking the lagoon or our private garden. Amanzi has a breakfast room opening onto the main terrace. Guests can enjoy an english breakfast while admiring the breathtaking view. Later, relax by the secluded swimming pool or sit on our terrace overlooking the lagoon and indulge in a sundowner. The complimentary bicycles and kayaks available at the guest house can be used for scenic trips around Leisure Isle.Our sunny and spacious rooms are air-conditioned and equipped with satellite TV. The bathrooms have under floor heating and complimentary Charlotte Rhys luxury products. ... more less
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