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Isola Bella

21 Hart Road Leisure Isle, Knysna 6571 South Africa
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#29 of 62 guest houses in Knysna
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Finding an ideal luxury guest house in Knysna does not have to be difficult. Welcome to Isola Bella, a nice option for travellers like you.

Given the close proximity of popular landmarks, such as Margaret's Viewpoint (2.1 mi) and The Lost Plot (2.3 mi), guests of Isola Bella can easily experience some of Knysna's most well known attractions.

The rooms offer a desk, and getting online is possible, as free wifi is available, allowing you to rest and refresh with ease.

In addition, as a valued Isola Bella guest, you can enjoy free breakfast that is available on-site. Guests arriving by vehicle have access to free parking.

If you like French restaurants, Isola Bella is conveniently located near Le MAQUIS, Indigo Deli, and Brunch & Co.

Knysna is also known for some great art galleries, including Jandreart Studio, Old Gaol and Art Gallery, and Leisure Isle Gallery, which are not too far from Isola Bella.

Isola Bella looks forward to welcoming you on your visit to Knysna.

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Free parking
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Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free breakfast
Non-smoking hotel
Shared lounge / TV area
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3.5 of 5 stars
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Great View
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Languages Spoken
English, Italian
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katrin_dierks wrote a review Feb 2024
Windhoek, Namibia5 contributions
Our stay at Isola guesthouse was just outstanding. The property on Leisure Isle is so beautiful with it overseeing the spectacular Knysna lagoon. We were a group of friends travelling and the owner of the guesthouse, Marisa Rafffinetti upgraded us to the upstairs rooms free of additional charge. We very much enjoyed the fact that we could then share a lounge, coffee station and spacious terrace. The rooms are tastefully furnished and everything is impeccable - The owner was just the most helpful and charming host. We travelling to Knysna again, we can't wait to book into Isola guesthouse.
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mrober570861 wrote a review Mar 2023
Stanger, South Africa1 contribution
One of our most memorable stays of our three-week tour around the Cape - the accommodation is world class and simply incredible. The outlook across the Knysna lagoon to the Heads is breath-taking despite miserable weather prevailing.
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cvente685696 wrote a review Nov 2022
Benoni, South Africa1 contribution
Thank you for the lovely stay at Isobella Guest House. The view and positioning, facing the Knysna Heads, was excellent and the room was well appointed. The staff were most helpful. We will definitely like to repeat this trip.
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jleroux182000 wrote a review Jul 2022
Harare, Zimbabwe1 contribution
You couldn't ask for more, an absolutely beautiful place to stay. Located in the most beautiful setting, the rooms top quality, the house is an absolute gem, and Marisa is the most friendly, gracious host.
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GeoffRuthHudds wrote a review Jun 2022
Mirfield, United Kingdom105 contributions123 helpful votes
The three of us had a wonderful apartment with a wrap around balcony giving wonderful views of the lagoon. The day time weather was excellent but evenings were bitter cold and the apartment had no heating. The country is having daily power cuts and candles had been provided. However there were no matches or torches. We called the owner who seemed to have given the matter little thought. She did ask the maid to bring in matches and an oil filled radiator which helped for our 2nd night. It is such a pity that our memories of this wonderful place include being cold and the owner not really caring.
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Date of stay: May 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Marisa Raffinetti, Owner at Isola Bella
Responded 8 Jun 2022
Dear Geoff, My apologies as our weather was unusually cold. I have since added electric blankets on all the beds and have placed more torches in the rooms. Candles are a worry. Please do come back and you will experience a warm, cosy Isola Bella. Kind regards, Marisa.
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Passenger26479170320 wrote a review May 2022
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Felt very welcome. Friendly and helpful host Beautiful surroundings Had a great stay Room is very fancy, holiday feel, very suited for cold nights. Electric blankets for cozy sleeping, towel warming. Very spoiled.
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nmott852944 wrote a review Feb 2022
Columbus, Indiana1 contribution
Isola Bella is a wonderfull place to stay the house is fantastic and the views from the deck are amazing. Marisa is a wonderful host, who makes you feel at home. We have stayed there 3 times now and always go back there when we visit Knysna.
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Responded 19 Feb 2022
Thank you Sally and Neil, Always lovely to see you and host you. Looking forward to your return and your very exciting news!
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Mark M wrote a review Jan 2022
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Surely one of the most beautiful locations in Knysna, on Leisure Isle, facing the Knysna Heads; and one of the classiest places we've stayed in. Exquisite attention to detail, beautifully and luxuriously appointed. Marisa is a perfect host: kind, friendly and helpful.
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KasvelNaidoo wrote a review Dec 2021
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We booked through Kulula and it was not at all what the pictures showed. The furniture in the room was very outdated and the TV did not work at all. We booked out of the guest house 2 days earlier with no refund to better accommodation.
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Smith1417 wrote a review Nov 2021
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The location was beautiful and equipped with everything I needed with lots of lovely touches. The lagoon being literally on your doorstep made this location even more spectacular. I would highly recommend Isola Bella!!
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Frequently Asked Questions about Isola Bella
Which popular attractions are close to Isola Bella?
Nearby attractions include Knysna Heads (0.7 miles), Brenton on Sea (2.4 miles), and Knysna Lagoon (2.1 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Isola Bella?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and free parking.
What food & drink options are available at Isola Bella?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Isola Bella?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Isola Bella?
Conveniently located restaurants include Freshline Fisheries, The Drydock Food Co, and 34 South.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Isola Bella?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Italian.
Are there any historical sites close to Isola Bella?
Many travellers enjoy visiting St George's Anglican Church (2.6 miles).