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“A warm memory”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Waterfront Lodge

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Waterfront Lodge
Ranked #9 of 126 Knysna B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Bussum, The Netherlands
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3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
“A warm memory”
Reviewed December 6, 2013

Marion & Gavin fully succeeded to make us happy and relaxed during our 3-days stay in their wonderful lodge. A spaceful room with view on the lagoon. A fine breakfast with Gavins bacon and eggs, completed with all the service and kindness of the lady of the house Marion. We will always remember this warm couple!

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled as a couple
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Guildford, United Kingdom
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Reviewed December 1, 2013

Wow! What a wonderful place to spend time in a lovely location! Waterfront Lodge is situated right on "The Point" in the Knysna Lagoon. The water practically comes up to the end of the garden. It is a beautiful house and the owners, Marian & Gavin are wonderful hosts. They gave us such a warm welcome. Nothing was too much trouble. Marian was eager to please and make sure we had everything we needed and told us that we had only to ask and she would do her best to help. Gavin did the cooking for breakfast and everything was cooked fresh, to order and was delicious..
Our room was lovely, with a wonderfully comfortable double bed. We had a large balcony overlooking the lagoon - perfect for enjoying a complimentary port after a busy day's activities. The bathroom was spotless with large bath & separate shower.
There was a lovely swimming pool in the garden so we could sit round and soak up a bit of sun when we'd had enough travelling around.
Staying at the Waterfront Lodge really was a highlight of our trip and we would recommend anyone visiting this town to consider staying there.

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled as a couple
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Winchester, United Kingdom
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Reviewed November 19, 2013

Waterfront Lodge has an ideal location on the lagoon with beautiful views just from the end of the garden. Although it's a little way out of the town this is a small price to pay. Room was spacious and comfortable, although this was achieved in part by the strange arrangement of having the bath and shower in the bedroom area (fortunately the toilet is in a separate room!). Our hosts were welcoming and very helpful, Marion is a bit bonkers and her desire to help verges on the obsessive but Gavin is a model of calm and sensible advice (and his cooked breakfast is very good).

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
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Haslemere, United Kingdom
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Reviewed November 8, 2013

Marion and Gavin made us so welcome and went out of their way to book us a massage, arrange dinner and transport to and from the restaurant. We wish we could have stayed longer. The house and location were delightful.

Stayed November 2013, traveled as a couple
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Sandton, South Africa
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
Reviewed November 8, 2013

I stayed here with my private group. What a pleasure, away from the hustle and bustle in town and with a car you are in two minutes at all the restaurants and shops in Knysna. The host are very obliging and attentive. The rooms are comfortable and equipped with everything one needs. The garden faces directly onto the Knysna lagoon and has a sparkling pool. The honesty bar is well stocked. I will return, as will my guests.

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  • Stayed November 2013, traveled on business
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Paris
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed October 25, 2013

I stayed here with my daughter , Marion and Gavin made us very welcome recommending restaurants , walks and views . The house is lovely we had a large room with a large en suite (room 5 ) with a wrap around balcony . The garden at dusk was full of bird life , the view over the estuary was fantastic . We loved the atmosphere, welcome and felt like we part of a large extended family . I would love to return

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled with family
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Doha, Qatar
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
Reviewed September 4, 2013

Nice hosts.. they gave us a warm welcome and helped us to feel at home. The room was nice and well maintained. On the last day of our stay they also advised us of the route that our tom-tom couldnt... And we managed to go to Cape Agulhas' the southernmost tip of Africa. A beautiful place and unique in the sense that many people fail to visit it. It was a beautiful place, Indian Ocean on one side and Atlantic on the other.. Thanks a ton Marion!!

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
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Property: Waterfront Lodge
Address: The Point Street, Knysna 6571, South Africa
Location: South Africa > Western Cape > Knysna
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free Parking Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #9 of 126 B&Bs / Inns in Knysna
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — Waterfront Lodge 4*
Number of rooms: 8
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