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“What a Special Place to Be”
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Armadillo Studios
Ranked #40 of 127 Knysna B&B and Inns
Nottingham, United Kingdom
2 reviews
“What a Special Place to Be”
Reviewed January 6, 2013

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and wish it could have been longer than the 3 days we booked. To have received us so warmly on Christmas Day when everyone else was shut down was kindness itself -fantastic! You even provided us with some Christmas presents to enjoy, so thank you so much for your kindness.

We found Armadillo 'top notch'. The accommodation and surrounds were superb and represented brilliant value. We loved returning to Armadillo from the great activities and restaurants Knysna offers to rest or swim in the loveliest of swimming pools. The gardens are an absolute picture with carefully thought out areas to sit in sun or shade and enjoy. What a treat. Highly recommended.

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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with family
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armadillostudios, Owner at Armadillo Studios, responded to this review, January 10, 2013
We are so grateful for this wonderful review and are genuinely delighted that you enjoyed your Christmas visit to the Armadillo so much. When we have such lovely guests as yourselves the 'season of goodwill' lasts all year round! Thanks again.
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Zürich, Schweiz
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Reviewed December 29, 2012

Thanks a lot to Marion and David for being our hosts for three nights on our honeymoon. The Armadillo Studios have simply been great. The rooms was really very big, a nice kitchenette, lots of storage spots, very clean and nice big bathroom and the bed was great as well, since it was not so soft.

The garden and the pool area is just a dream! So many nice flowers, everything is clean and very high quality. The two hosts were always helping out, giving reco for several activities, restaurants and so on. So if you stay in Knysna, you should definitely stay here.

It would just be great, if there was WIFI for free around. But since we were on our honeymoon, it was not too bad :) So thanks again and see u soon :)

Daniela and Alex

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
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Johannesburg, South Africa
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Reviewed December 24, 2012

Staying at Armidillo Studios was both a relaxing and refreshing experience. We appreciated the thoughtful creativity in the rooms and the flow and harmony in the garden. Throughout our travel in the Eastern Cape we have not found such good hosts. Marion and David are able to balance a sincere interest without being “too much”. I can wholeheartedly recommend Armidillo Studios for any international or national guests that have a taste for exceptional service, an artistic intent and an appreciation for that “personal touch”.

Sincerely,

Xander van Lill

Room Tip: The room on the far right side affords you greater privacy and a lovely view over the garden.
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Reviewed November 30, 2012

My boyfriend Glen and I enjoyed 2 glorious nights at Armadillo Studios. Marion and David are the perfect hosts (and just a lovely couple) and their home, studio apartments and garden are all beautiful (so much so that you think you could happily just relax in the garden and miss the Knysna sights)! The setup of the studios lends itself to the perfect balance between your own private large room with your own terrace, but Marion and David are also always close at hand. The breakfast on the terrace with out of this world – Marion’s breakfast was definitely the my best of the holiday! Knysna has got so much to offer we wish we could have spent more time there – and thank you for the catamaran recommendation which we did on our way out of town and loved!

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
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Münster, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany
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Reviewed November 22, 2012

If you are in or near Knysna, this is the place to be. During our long travel through southern Africa, it was among the top accomodations. Lovely owners, very personal treatment. Very big rooms. Etc. etc. ....

Do it!

One potentially negative aspect: if you are very tall (like me (200 cm)), be prepared to hang your feet out of the bed, as they are a little bit short.

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Frankfurt, Germany
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Reviewed November 12, 2012

We spent 3 days in the Armadillo Studios in Knysna with the lovely couple Marion and David.
The location is great in a very green and quiet area in Knysna. The appartment we got had all the comfort you can expect. But the absolutely highlights are the breakfast (made and served with love) and the garden which is awesome.
We enjoyed our stay at Armadillo very much. Thanks again to Marion and David for the warm hospitality.

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Leuven, Belgium
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Reviewed October 27, 2012

The rooms are furnished with style , with a smooth large bed, offering a comfortable nightrest. The bathroom is splendid with a relaxing shower. The kitchinette with the fridge is of good help. Marion and David have a beautiful garden and swimming pool, with lot of flowers and birds. The Breakfast was super. They know how to pamper their guests and when you are on travel it is fine to feel you at home for a moment. Thanks for the nice hospitality

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with friends
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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 #40 of 127 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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