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“What a dsiappointment !”
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Bridgewater
Ranked #28 of 126 Knysna B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Glasgow
Level 4 Contributor
40 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“What a dsiappointment !”
Reviewed August 5, 2008

On arrival we were greeted with ' that's the woman and her boy arrived'...not once were we spoken to using our names and that's the way it continued. We were allocated a room with a lagoon view....this is in fact a room virtually on the N2 - very noisy - no need for an alarm clock as you won't get much sleep and the heavy traffic will wake you before sunrise.
The room was comfortable but in need of updating- fabrics were worn and faded, tiles cracked and in general just looked run down.
I found the owners to be unwelcoming and disinterested - maybe Knysna has such a steady flow of tourism that they don't have to bother any more or maybe the B&B's that we had stayed at in other locations on our trip were just extraordinarily good. Either way the Bridgewater was a disappointment

  • Liked — Closeness to the Waterdfront area
  • Stayed July 2008, traveled with family
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1 Thank themanstar
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed January 11, 2008

We had booked this place through the portfolio collection so expected it to be at least ok. The rooms were cramped, the deco was very dated and even the windows were dirty. We were given a room with a lagoon view, more like an N2 view the motorway was very loud even with the windows closed and the fan on! The pool was about 5 metres away from this main road so I couldn't dream that anyone would use it! The breakfast room was dated and the breakfast was ....... ok! The only saving grace for this place was the location which was 10mins walk from the waterfront. We booked in for 3 days and paid for 1 1/2 it was so bad that we didn't care if we had to pay for the 3 days we still needed to move on! Top tip if you want to book in here DO NOT get the lagoon/road view.

  • Liked — Location
  • Disliked — The noise
  • Stayed December 2007, traveled with family
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1 Thank JaseK
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Horsham, United Kingdom
Level 5 Contributor
49 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
Reviewed August 23, 2007

We returned to this B&B because we liked it so much last time! Ask for a room overlooking the garden rather than road, its very quiet. Service is friendly and professional, and extremely helpful. Use of fridge in the main house to keep your own stuff cool, if you want. Ask the owner(s) to book your evening meal for you as the good places get booked up early in season(I suggest Cruise and JJ's). 1 km walk from waterfront or from main shopping area, both of which seem very safe.

  • Stayed November 2006, traveled with friends
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5 Thank skukusa
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Victoria, Canada
Level 2 Contributor
5 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed March 5, 2007

Bridgewater B&B offers lovely accomodation with a secondary property by the same name in Knysna. We found it by chance and we feel it was a lovely stay.

We paid $560 per couple(room) and they offered a super deal for the 5th member of our group. Situated on the N2, they're easily found. Garden rooms are behind the main house, which is actually a bonus as this ensures a quieter sleep. There was a real relaxed feel about the place. The lounge where breakfast is taken is also available for relaxing and has a view of the lagoon.

The breakfast was substantial and delicious. Service was professional and friendly. It's within a 15-20 minute walk of the popular harbour/waterfront. Take note, the local eateries likely require a reservation in the summer season- ask your hosts to aid you with this.

Safe travels!

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Property: Bridgewater
Address: 96 Main Street | Paradise, Knysna 6571, South Africa
Location: South Africa > Western Cape > Knysna
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Ranked #28 of 126 B&Bs / Inns in Knysna
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Hotel Class:3 star — Bridgewater 3*
Number of rooms: 8
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