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“2 - 4 July in Heaven”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Armadillo Studios

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Armadillo Studios
Ranked #39 of 126 Knysna B&B and Inns
Caledon, Western Cape, South Africa
1 review
“2 - 4 July in Heaven”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 5, 2012

Wow, what an unforgettable 3 days in Knysna. From the start to finish. David and Marion were extremely friendly in receiving us. The rooms were very neat and tidy, and the breakfast every morning was very delicious. Even the trip-advice we received from Marion was very helpful, and helped us to experience the best that Knysna had to offer. Thank you very much for making us feel at home.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled as a couple
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, Owner at Armadillo Studios, responded to this review, July 9, 2012
Many thanks for a great review. So pleased to know that guests enjoy all the attractions Knysna has to offer, even in the winter. Hope to see you back here when the weather gets warmer!
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 25, 2012

As a business traveler, I found my stay at Armadillo Studios very enjoyable. The room was very spacious and extremely tidy. Breakfast the next morning was more than enough to last one till the evening! Just want to thank David and Marion for their hospitality and personalized service. Makes working away from home much easier!

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled on business
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, Owner at Armadillo Studios, responded to this review, July 9, 2012
So glad to receive a review from a business traveller & good to know that you enjoyed staying at the Armadillo!
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 5, 2012

Marion and David are lovely hosts and made us feel hugely welcome from the moment we arrived. The studios/ apartments are clean and comfortable with nice touches. The garden setting is beautiful and peaceful and Knysna itself is a nice chilled place to spend a few days. Definitely recommended.

  • Stayed April 2012, traveled as a couple
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armadillostudios, Owner at Armadillo Studios, responded to this review, June 6, 2012
We're so glad you chose Armadillo Studios as your base in Knysna - and very pleased you found it a 'home from home'. We do try to provide as many little comforts as possible and it's good to know that they're appreciated. Hope to welcome you back 'home' again soon!
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 25, 2012

We were there 18-20th May and were made very welcomed by Marion and David.The apartment was up to expectations for the 4 of us and we were able to watch Chelsea win the Champions league cup on tv.WiFi was available at a charge and we were able to retrieve and send emails.We were out most of the time and did not try their cooked breakfast.The highlight of our trip in Knysna was walking with the elephants in the sanctuary east of town.A video of your trip there costs 2000rand and we were happy to pay that as it was reasonable.At 3250 rand each adult, it was not cheap but it was a once in a lifetime experience and it helps the upkeep of the elephants in the sanctuary.Do go and have a look at the 216m highest bungy jump in the world east of plettenberg.Storms river is only for nature lovers,the studios are on the way to view Knysna heads of the lagoon.You will need a car to cover the distance.we did 2300 km in 11days vising Inverdoorn,Oudtshoorn,Knysna ,Plettenberg and back to Capetown.

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled with friends
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armadillostudios, Owner at Armadillo Studios, responded to this review, May 31, 2012
Many thanks indeed for your kind words. It was a pleasure meeting you all & celebrating Chelsea's famous victory! We hope to welcome you again one of these days.
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 13, 2012

We stayed here for 3 nights during a short tour of the Garden Route. From the very first moment we were made to feel extremely welcome by Marion and David, the owners. They have done a wonderful job developing their home and gardens and have created a really lovely place to stay. Our 2 bedroom apartment was absolutely delightful, very well furnished, appointed and maintained. We loved it and we're sorry that we were unable to stay longer.

  • Stayed April 2012, traveled with family
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armadillostudios, Owner at Armadillo Studios, responded to this review, April 15, 2012
What a lovely review! Thank you so much. We're so glad you enjoyed your stay here & that you liked David's paintings & photos - he was very pleased! We really enjoyed getting to know you & hope we can welcome you back in the near future.
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 14, 2012

We really enjoyed our stay of 12 nights in the self-catering apartment at Armadillo. The facilities were of high quality and the gardens, pools and setting were lovely. Marion and David looked after us very well and our rooms were serviced daily (with linen changed every two days) thanks to Dot. Everything certainly lived up to the excellent reviews we’d read on Tripadvisor. Without hesitation we’d stay at Armadillo if we visit Knysna again,

We had thought 12 days might be too long in Knysna, especially as we’d been before. But we found plenty to occupy ourselves, either visiting local places, frequenting the many excellent eating hostelries, or just relaxing by the pool.

Thank you both

  • Stayed February 2012, traveled as a couple
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armadillostudios, Owner at Armadillo Studios, responded to this review, March 18, 2012
We're so glad that you both enjoyed your extended stay with us. 12 days just flies by (for us, at least) when we have such super guests! You'll be welcomed back anytime.
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 14, 2012

What can you say about Armadillo and Marion & David? They definitely go the extra mile. So welcoming, glad we had booked 5 nights but it should have been more. Rooms are spacious and very comfortable even providing a hi-fi & cd’s, fridge with everything you could need. Laundry was left in the morning and ready in our room on return. Breakfasts were first class different every day. It rained for some of our time here and on the first day on sunshine as we sat by the pool Marion every appeared with Ice Creams!! Plenty to do in this area lots of choice for restaurants in the evening. Go and visit Armadillo you won’t regret it

  • Stayed February 2012, traveled as a couple
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armadillostudios, Owner at Armadillo Studios, responded to this review, March 18, 2012
Thanks you so much for your kind words. We're always sorry for our guests when it rains, but I remember how cheerful you were about the weather! As we always say: "there's no such thing as bad weather, just unsuitable clothing!" I'm glad you appreciated our same-day laundry service & the little poolside ice cream treat when the sun eventually came out - these are just some of the small things that we hope make us a bit different from other establishments. Hope to see you both again soon!
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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 #39 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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