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Armadillo Studios
Ranked #44 of 126 Knysna B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
“Comfortable, relaxing environment with great hosts..”
Reviewed March 29, 2011

We loved staying at this guest house, the rooms were great, the owners were brilliant fun and very welcoming. The place has been done to a very high standard and there are some really great features that put it above other guest houses I have stayed at. The pool, the BBQ (Brai), the fire pit, the garden, to name a few. We loved it !

  • Stayed March 2011, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed March 10, 2011

This establishment is run by a husband and wife team who cater for all that you need. The studios are large enough to give each of you space and have all the necessary tools for basic self catering. Breakfast is available if you want it and the gardens are beautiful and so well maintained.

A pool is available as are comfortable chairs around it should you just want to relax and enjoy a poolside drink. Would recommend it to couples of any age group. And, should Knysna be on our next itinerary I hope I book in time to reserve a room. Early booking is essential.

  • Stayed March 2011, traveled as a couple
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed March 10, 2011

If you want to chill out in an attractive, totally relaxed and really friendly environment at Knysna, book into Marion and David' smart, clean and welcoming studios. The air of casual adult informality brings people back regularly - we have enjoyed three visits so far, and have no hesitation in recommending Armadillo to discerning friends.

  • Stayed February 2011, traveled with friends
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Reviewed February 5, 2011

Pauline and I stayed at Armadillo studios for 7 nights in January 2011 as part of our three and a half weeks trip to South Africa and had a wonderful time. Knysyna is a beautiful town with so much to see and do and this is the perfect base from which to explore the area and play some golf at Simola and Pezula. From our arrival we were warmly welcomed by our hosts Marion and David with a lovely sign on the main door welcoming us and then welcome drinks with them on their terrace. As hosts, they were fantastic. Always willing to chat and help with the what to do's and what not to do's but also very unobtrusive. The accommodation in apartment 3 is lovely, designed for comfort and convenience and extremely clean. The rooms had everything we needed including TV, mini kitchen, lounge and power showers. Our private terrace overlooked the pool and the lovely garden with abundant birdlife. I would wholeheartedly recommend anyone to stay here. On our last morning we had breakfast with Marion and David and they even waved us off with a fond farewell. Highly recommended !!

  • Stayed January 2011, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed January 27, 2011

We were given a wonderful welcome. Our room was well equipped and very comfortable. Excellent advice was given on restaurants, places of interest and golf courses. Nothing was too much trouble. Knysna is one of the safest and most beautiful places on the Garden Route and Armadillo Studios ,with Marion and David as hosts, is the very best place at which to stay. A most memorable holiday. We look forward to returning.

  • Stayed January 2011, traveled with friends
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Birmingham, England
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Reviewed December 19, 2010

My husband and I stayed at Armadillo studios for 5 nights as part of our honeymoon and had an incredible time. Knysyna is a beautiful town with so much to see and do and this is the perfect base from which to explore the area. From our arrival we were warmly welcomed by our hosts Marion and David with a lovely sign on the main door welcoming us and then welcome sundowners with them. As hosts, they were fantastic. Always willing to chat and help with the what to do's and what not to do's but also very unobtrusive. The accommodation is lovely, designed for comfort and convenience and extremely clean. The rooms had everything we needed including sky TV, mini kitchen, lounge and power shower. Our private terrace then overlooked the pool and the lovely garden with abundant birdlife. I would wholeheartedly recommend anyone to stay here.

  • Stayed December 2010, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed December 6, 2010

We spend 4 great days here... David and Marion are fantasic hosts and are so friendly and welcoming. The studios are delightful and the perfect place to spend a relaxing break. Could not fault it at all. Would completely recommend to anyone
We will be back! Thank you so much for such a lovely stay Anna and Will

  • Stayed November 2010, traveled as a couple
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Additional Information about Armadillo Studios

Property: Armadillo Studios
Address: 15 Lindsay Street | Hunters Home, Knysna 6571, South Africa
Location: South Africa > Western Cape > Knysna
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #44 of 126 B&Bs / Inns in Knysna
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 5
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Set in tranquil, landscaped surroundings, close to Knysna & Pezula Golf Clubs, The Heads, town centre and Waterfront, Armadillo Studios offers the last word in affordable luxury. Our 4-star accommodation (B&B or self-catering) comprises spacious guest suites with stylish bathrooms, mini kitchens, lounge areas with flatscreen DSTV, DVD & hi-fi, private entrances, off street parking and patios overlooking our beautiful gardens with pool, sun deck, lapa and guest braai. ... more   less 
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