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“Nice but chilly!”
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Bradach Manor
Ranked #55 of 127 Knysna B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Corvallis
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85 reviews
39 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
“Nice but chilly!”
Reviewed August 29, 2010

This property is quite nice, and the views are wonderful. Heat is not something they have at this B&B though. It was always very cold (had to wear my fleece jacket inside in the evenings) and the rooms were chilly at night. They will bring in a space heater, but those I feel are really not that safe. The beds are also quite hard and the noise from the road can keep you up at night if you're sensitive to noise. They do have another B&B on the property that has been totally renovated (others in our party got moved there when their room was unacceptable in the main house) and is beautiful with heating! The owners want to hear the complaints so they can be rectified and are very nice people. We would return, but only to the newly renovated house, not the manor.

  • Stayed July 2010, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed April 5, 2010

We had planned to stay for 2 nights but due to an enforced change of plans ended up staying for 3 and it is one of the best places imaginable to stay longer in! We were given the front facing 3 rooms in the King Alfreds Manor annex to Bradach Manor and the quality of the accomodation and the views from the private balconies were out of this world. The management here pride themselves on trying hard to deliver exceptional service and they totally succeed. The staff are professional but also friendly and relaxed and the quality of the whole experience is first rate. The rooms we stayed in were large, very comfortable and very well appointed with all of the normal services (fridge bar, safe etc) easily outclassing most hotels we have ever stayed in (bearing in mind this is just a Guest House!). The town of Knysna is a short drive or cab ride and the guest house organise the transport for you as well as helping you with reservations and information about the local area. They do all they can to make your stay comfortable and enjoyable and we will always remember fondly the time we spent there.

  • Stayed March 2010, traveled with friends
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Hampshire
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Reviewed March 10, 2010

We stayed in a really lovely room over looking Knysna and the hotel staff we were very helpful and friendly. We could not recommend this place more highly and you won't be disappointed.
The hotel has started doing evening meals and if we had a complaint they don't seem to have got this completely up and running yet and this was a little disappointing.

  • Stayed February 2010, traveled with friends
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Sydney, Australia
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Reviewed January 25, 2010

Stayed here over Christmas for 2 nights. The room was clean with fantastic views over the lagoon. The staff were also very friendly and helpful. The hotel had a very relaxing atmosphere which is just what we wanted. It is like staying in a large house rather than a hotel. The lounge area is great - it has massive windows overlooking the lagoon which is good to just chill out. It is also a small hotel so you don't feel crowded. It was quite empty when we were there so it felt like we had the house to ourselves. Would recommend it if you are going to Knysna which is a great little town

  • Stayed December 2009, traveled with family
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Oslo
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Reviewed July 28, 2009

We stayed for 3 nights during the New Years celebration and were given the bridal suit. We had a very spacious room with a fantastic view. However, the manor is a bit worn, but the service is just great.

Several of the guests had not made a dinner reservation for the New Years Eve. At the arrival it was impossible to get a table in the town. The management at the manor decided to make a New Year dinner for their guests. We all had a very, very nice meal and a very enjoyable evening mixing with the staff.

At leaving the manor we had a pleasant surprise finding that all the cars had been washed.

Even though the manor is a bit worn, this is a place were we would like to come back to, because of the atmosphere and the service.

  • Stayed January 2009, traveled as a couple
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London
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Reviewed May 18, 2009

We had a great night at Bradach Manor. The owners have recently purchased a villa north of the original building and I would recommend these rooms wholheartedly. They are brand new with fantastic views and a mind blowing bathroom. Friendly service and excellent breakfast. Highly recommended.

  • Stayed May 2009, traveled as a couple
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Kent, UK
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Reviewed March 29, 2009

Located only a short distance from the Knysna Waterfront Bradach Manor offers some stunning views of Knysna Lagoon as well as Knysna Heads from 6 of their 8 rooms. Both on arrival and throughout your stay the staff are professional and courtious, always on hand to offer advice on local attractions and restaurants.

There is a spacious lounge available for guests to relax in whilst looking out over Knysna Lagoon, and for those cold nights there is a fireplace. Perfect for enjoying a glass of wine. Bradach Manor also has an honesty bar that is equipped with a pool table, upstairs is a library, and the dining room offers more stunning views over the lagoon whilst eating breakfast.

The rooms are all individually decorated and spacious, each one features en-suite bathroom. Unfortunately though for all the positives of Bradach Manor we were extremely disappointed that there was no air conditioning in our room, making it a very uncomfortable night.

  • Stayed March 2009, traveled as a couple
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Property: Bradach Manor
Address: 3 Orbit Way | Paradise, Knysna 6570, South Africa
Location: South Africa > Western Cape > Knysna
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Restaurant Shuttle Bus service Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
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Ranked #55 of 127 B&Bs / Inns in Knysna
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Hotel Class:4 star — Bradach Manor 4*
Number of rooms: 4
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