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“My Garden Route Visit”
4 of 5 bubbles Review of Knysna Manor House

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Knysna Manor House
Ranked #45 of 126 Knysna B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Cape Town
1 review
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“My Garden Route Visit”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 2, 2011

2011-02-02

The Manor House was an absolutely fantastic venue for our stay and base

I found the rooms pleasant, clean and comfortable

Our highlight was the breakfasts and scenic views from the wooden deck

What a lovely place to chill and relax !

Brenda and her hubby were so nice and friendly and this added to the touch of class in the Manor House and the dogs completed the picture

Many thanks for a wonderful stay

I will definitely use your guesthouse in the future when in Knysna

Highly recommended accomodation !!

Kind regards

Rowena and Arthur Joffe - Sea Point Cape Town

  • Stayed January 2011, traveled as a couple
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KnysnaManorHouse, Owner at Knysna Manor House, responded to this review, February 6, 2011
Good Day Happy Tripper from Cape Town,

Firstly I am very happy that you so enjoyed your stay at our charming guesthouse. It is always great to receive reviews such as your. I must admit the views from the deck are wonderful. I am also glad to hear that Brenda and Anthony made you feel at home.

We do look forward to hosting you again in the near future/
Regards
Gail
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 24, 2010

I stayed 3 nights at The Manor House and realised quickly why this place has had such positive reviews: it is down to the helpful, positive and friendly hosts Brenda and Anthony.
A lovely breakfast served outdoors with a view of the harbour after a comfortable night's sleep, helpful suggestions on the day's activities and all delivered with such friendliness...that's why.
Recommended!

  • Stayed December 2010, traveled solo
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KnysnaManorHouse, Owner at Knysna Manor House, responded to this review, December 28, 2010
I am so glad that you had such an enjoyable stay with us at Knysna Manor House. I must agree, and have told Anthony and Brenda that they are the reason people keep on coming back to stay with us. Their personal interaction with guests is amazing. I am so greatful that we haveuch amazing Managers. We look forward to hosting you again at Knysna Manor House.
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 21, 2010

Our stay at Knysna Manor House was very good. It was clean and comfortable with lots of character. The owners were friendly and helpful with any questions that we had. Two of our group enjoyed the pool in the early AM. The dogs were enchanting to have at the manor. They accommodated an extra person on the spur of our arrival by bringing in an extra bed. We were very pleased with our stay.

  • Stayed November 2010, traveled with family
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KnysnaManorHouse, Owner at Knysna Manor House, responded to this review, December 23, 2010
Thank you so much for your positive review. I know that Anthony and Brenda go out of their way to help the guests out and that it is appreciated by them. I am also thrilled to know that guests are usung the swimming pool. I know how refreshing the pol can be. We look forward to welcoming you and your friends back to Knysna Manor House in the near future..
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 30, 2010

Great location and friendly staff who made us fell very welcome.

  • Stayed November 2010, traveled as a couple
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KnysnaManorHouse, Owner at Knysna Manor House, responded to this review, December 1, 2010
Thank you so much for your kind words. One thing that people can be assured of is Brenda and Anthony's friendliness. I am glad that you enjoyed your stay and we look forward to welcoming you back to Knysna Manor House in the near future.
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 9, 2010

My wife and myself really enjoyed our stay at Knysna Manor House. The room was ideal, the breakfasts marvelous, the view from the deck magnificent. The hosts very friendly. In fact we are going back for a long weekend sometime in March.



Regards, Johnny Jarman

  • Stayed October 2010, traveled as a couple
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KnysnaManorHouse, Owner at Knysna Manor House, responded to this review, November 10, 2010
Good evening Johnny,

Thank you so much for your positive comments regarding Knysna Manor House. We are glad that you enjoyed yourselves so much that you are returning next year. I am sure that Brenda and Anthony look forward to welcoming you again.

Gail Dalton
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 29, 2010

We were here for 3 nights, and having spent time in other B & Bs, we felt a bit duped here. the photos on the website are far from what it is. While it is centrally located in terms of the shops and waterfront, the views are hardly to talk about .

Also the rooms are a bit shabby. The owners had some strict rules , about children not playing outside the room. Breakfast was served in small portions , fit for a kiddy meal.

Not defintely what i expected.

  • Stayed October 2010, traveled with family
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KnysnaManorHouse, Owner at Knysna Manor House, responded to this review, November 4, 2010
I am so sorry that are guesthouse was not up to what you believed it would be. As you can see by our tripadvisor reviews, this is the first negative one that we have received, and therefore cannot understand your comments. Perhaps the rule about children playing outside of the bedrooms is because we have wooden floors, and they therefore make a lot of noise, and we have to respect the other guests. As for the breakfast, 99% of our guests find it quite adequate. I would like to know which website you booked through, so I can review the photographs and find out which ones are misleading.

Our guesthouse is over 100 years old, and we therefore follow the theme of an old building, but as to the rooms being shabby, I also find this unacceptable. I would like to know which room you stayed in so that I can investigate further.

If you would like to post further comments on tripadvisor, please feel welcome, or else you may email the guesthouse directly, and I will ask Brenda to pass it on to me.

Gail Dalton
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 15, 2010

This charming older house is just two minutes away from a shopping mall and some ten minutes walking from the waterfront. The hotel had a lovely wiev over the lagoon and was just away from traffic noise. The rooms had en suite baths and were clean with comfortable beds. The English breakfast gave us a good start of the day. We were really pleased with the warm welcome and friendly answers to all our questions.

Knysna is a nice spot with many restaurants and a good location for excursions as elefant and bird parks.

I do warmly recommend the Manor House and would stay again when I come back to this area.

  • Stayed February 2010, traveled with friends
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KnysnaManorHouse, Manager at Knysna Manor House, responded to this review, November 4, 2010
My apologies for not replying sooner. Knysna Manor House always welcomes all reviews from its guests, and thank you for your kind words. We look forward to welcoming you back to Knysna Manor House in the near future.
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Property: Knysna Manor House
Address: 19 Fichat Street | Garden Route, Knysna 6571, South Africa
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Location: South Africa > Western Cape > Knysna
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #45 of 126 B&Bs / Inns in Knysna
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Knysna Manor House 3*
Number of rooms: 14
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Knysna Manor House is a 3 star, AA Highly Recommended Knysna guesthouse offering B&B accommodation on the Garden Route. It is a unique Bed and Breakfast that combines the charm of times gone by with modern amenities. Built in 1896, the guest house was the original home of the mayor of Knysna and was converted into a B&B in the 1980's. Knysna Manor House guesthouse is housed in a charming Victorian mansion located in the centre of town, overlooking the stunning Knysna Lagoon and is within a 2-5 minute walk of local shops, banks, craft markets, restaurants and the Knysna Waterfront. This Knysna accommodation consists of 13 en-suite rooms that have all been lovingly furnished and equipped with modern amenities including tea trays, a hairdryer (availale at reception), heaters, fans, additional blankets, tea/coffee making facilities. The majority of these rooms have a mini fridge. We have now opened up a self catering flat, which can accommodate two adults and two children. Guests can enjoy "Free Wi-Fi" Internet access in public areas, and in some rooms. We are working with the service provider to hopefully have the entire guesthouse wi-fi enabled. Breakfast is served from 7 - 9 either in the breakfast room, or on the deck overlooking the Knysna Lagoon. The deck offers guests stunning views of the Knysna Lagoon and Knysna Heads, and is a quiet place to end the day after finishing one of the many day trips around Knysna. These include the hauntingly beautiful Tsitsikamma National Park, Wilderness, Oudtshoorn, George and Plettenberg Bay. We are a 3 Star, AA Highly Recommended accommodation provider. ... more   less 
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