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“# 19 Very comfortable and well provided- each unit have different owners”

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Apartments at Knysna Quays
Ranked #67 of 103 Speciality Lodging in Knysna
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“# 19 Very comfortable and well provided- each unit have different owners”
Reviewed 2 November 2010

We drove straight to Knysna were we stayed 4 days. The local tourist office had pamphlets on different kinds of accommodations. We went to see the Protea Hotel on the waterfront and it had small rooms for 1000 with no view. The bed and breakfast recommended looked very old from the outside and uninviting. The nice places seemed to be up on the hills or in the outskirts of town and in Leisure Island. We like to be in town, so we decided to look at a self catering. We choose a one bedroom for 700 rand. It was unit 19 with a view of the restaurants and a bit of mountains across the canal. It had a comfortable queen bed, a large bathroom with separate shower (you have to have your own amenities) TV, disk player, iron, hair dryer, enough kitchen pots and pans to actually cook a meal, nice plates and stuff, paper towels, napkins, microwave, there was coffee, sugar and cream. We had a small living room, a counter for 2 and a large balcony with a small table for 4, a couple of chairs and an umbrella. There is also a BBQ. It has a washing machine and a dryer that needs the door hook repaired. We had good meals at the Italian restaurants, Mario and Limoncelo in the waterfront quays. We did the cruise of the bay with a nice glass of white wine and a plate of oysters. The Birds of Eden was a great place to visit, you see the birds really close and you can see them flying around, no cages! We spent almost 6 hours there, if the weather had been good we would have stayed longer. We were in town on a Saturday so visited the Sedgerfiel Saturday market. Almost all the vendors and buyers were white. Lovely produce and all kinds of good stuff to eat. Outside they have all kinds of crafts. Ate at the Quay 4 restaurant that had a special on Oysters and a great view. It was worth driving to the point and all around the Town and the islands. Everything closed Saturday afternoon. Sunday nothing but the supermarket and some restaurants open, they also don’t sell alcohol in a lot of places. We took a drive to lovely Belvedere, Brenton on the sea and Buffalo Bay, then we went all the way to Oudtshoorn through George, to the Congo Caves. They are the largest in Africa and very impressive. We had late Lunch at one of the Baron houses now converted in to a restaurant and B&B almost in front of the museum that was closed on Sunday. We follow our wonderful map that showed a main road back the other way. It was only a mayor road for a short time and then we went through the forest in the mountains for about 2 hours! Anything that in not marked as a highway is actually a dirt road in different conditions!

  • Stayed October 2010, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 25 August 2010

We stayed in a lovely 2 bed apartment for 3 nights and were extremely pleased with the accommodation. The apartment is actually more like a townhouse with a living area and kitchen downstairs and 2 bedrooms and a bathroom upstairs.
The apartment was furnished to a very high standard and we had all the facilities we needed including both a dishwasher and DSTV.

The apartment is located on a secure, upmarket "village estate" with great views out onto the canals - our apartment had its own private jetty out onto the canals!!! The area was quiet when we were there as it was winter but I imagine it is very busy and popular during the summer months.

The apartment was a 5 minute walk to the waterfront complex and a 10 minute walk to Knysna town centre.

Overall a great stay and we would recommend this aprtment to other travellers!

  • Stayed August 2010, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 17 April 2009

We had a 3 bed town house with garage facing on to the water which was in a gated community 100m from waterfront shops & restaurants. Unfortunately we didn't get any sun on to our patio, but this may be welcome at hotter times of the year. Knysna is a lovely town and despite the waterfront being a little touristy, it was a convenient location from which to tour the surrounding area and then return to some reasonable restaurants in the evening. 34 Degrees South is a fun and very popular restaurant although we preferred the simplicity and service of Marios next door. To our surprise the owners had a kayak and paddle boards which we were allowed to use and which made our stay all the more enjoyable venturing off around the harbour and lagoon. The accommodation was very good if beset by a few minor problems including cockroaches, although all problems raised with the letting agent were attended to swiftly. Knysna was one our favourite spots on the Garden Route and we'd look forward to staying here again, although now we know the area, we would choose very carefully at which of the apartments we would rent.

  • Stayed April 2009, travelled with family
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Property: Apartments at Knysna Quays
Address: 57 Spinnaker Drive | Knysna Quays, Waterfront, Knysna, South Africa
Region: South Africa > Western Cape > Knysna
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Ranked #67 of 103 Speciality Lodging in Knysna
Number of rooms: 1

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