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Phantom View Lodges
Ranked #20 of 102 Speciality Lodging in Knysna
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Hermanus, South Africa
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151 reviews
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“Phantastic!”
Reviewed 9 August 2012

Our family, visiting from the UK, simply loved it here. They were made welcome and comfortable and really enjoyed the spectacular view from their lodge. We were worried that they would not be warm enough as it was winter time, but they were very cozy. They would certainly love to stay here again.

  • Stayed August 2012, travelled with family
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Thank you very much for your wonderful review! It is always appreciated. We hope to see you again in the near future! Kind regards - Marli
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Cape Town
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 January 2012

We had a wonderful stay here over Christmas 2011. It is a very peaceful place to stay (especially over a busy season) with stunning views of the river. I would recommend this place to couples, families and friends alike.

  • Stayed December 2011, travelled with family
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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 January 2012

We booked here for 2 nights, beginning Christmas Eve. But on Christmas Eve itself they decided they were full, even though I had booked and given my credit card details in October, and bumped us off.

  • Stayed December 2011, travelled with family
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Kolkata (Calcutta), India
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 November 2011

The Phantom View River Resort was amongst the best hotel we stayed in on our trip of South Africa. The rooms were very spacious-and although it was not very luxurious,it was of a high standard.We however had issues with the hot water supply which took substantial time to be resolved although the problem was immediately attended to.Reception is in a separate area and with steep winding roads-driving a large family car is not exactly comfortable.It is advisable to stay in one of the refurbished lodges.Location is very good being just off the highway and opposite lightleys houseboats.

  • Stayed October 2011, travelled with family
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Johannesburg, South Africa
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Reviewed 21 October 2011

The rooms and bathrooms were so clean. very good place to have a relax time because the lodge have been located out of Knysna city (Just 7 km drive) and very calm and silent .it has a significant view on lagoon.
before arrival it is better to inform them of your arrival time.

Room Tip: Lodge no.1,2,3 have direct view on lagoon without any objection.
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  • Stayed October 2011, travelled with family
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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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Reviewed 23 June 2011

This is not a plush or luxurious place to stay but it is clean, neat with a great position and a very comfortable bed. It has all the necessities required for self catering and we loved the fact that our bed was made for us each day.

I would certainly recommend it. We stayed for a week end special which was truly outstanding value for money.

Monique Robinson
Cape Town
South Africa

  • Stayed June 2011, travelled as a couple
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Benoni, South Africa
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 20 June 2011

Very spacious family room and kitchen. Clean carpeted troughout and neatly tiled bathrooms. Linen and pillows very clean and new. Quiet and peacefull environment close to Knysna centre and other towns. Not much to do for small children.

Room Tip: All chalets have good views over the lagoon.
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  • Stayed June 2011, travelled with family
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Property: Phantom View Lodges
Address: 27 Phantom River Street | N2 Turnoff, Knysna 6571, South Africa (Formerly Phantom View River Resort)
Region: South Africa > Western Cape > Knysna
Amenities:
Free Parking Kitchenette Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #20 of 102 Speciality Lodging in Knysna
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3 star — Phantom View Lodges 3*
Number of rooms: 10
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
LODGES INVENTORY Our 3 and 2 bedroom Lodges have exquisite views of the lagoon and mountains which can be enjoyed from just about anywhere in the Lodge! All Lodges are equipped with; KITCHEN Complimentary Tea/coffee Kettle Fridge/Freezer Oven/Stove Toaster Coffee plunger Microwave Water Filter tap All provided cutlery including braai dish & tongs Ashtrays - (Strictly no smoking indoors, only on balconies) LIVING ROOM Flat Screen TV including a DSTV bouquet Cooling Fan Activities book - Proving our guests with contact details for restaurants and activities in the area as well as all emergency numbers. BEDROOMS ( QUEEN , DOUBLE, 2 SINGLES ) All linen provided + extra blankets Radio & hairdryer Complimentary Tea/coffee Kettle Portable Weber braai (Strictly only charcoal burning) Safety deposit box with unique code which is chosen by the guest (Only available 1 bedroom) Ceiling fans Heater Cupboards BATHROOMS (3 BATHROOMS PER LODGE) Most bedrooms have en-suite bathrooms! Shower OR bath Toilet 2 x basins Soaps Towels provided Toilet paper GUEST FACILITIES Shade-cloth parking bay for each lodge (Please advise if you are traveling with a boat trailer as we have a specific unit with a larger parking space which we would then allocate you to.) Communal swimming pool (Our swimming pool is fenced to ensure safety our young guests.) Laundry room with washing machines and ironing boards (Self use) DAILY CLEANING SERVICE AVAILABLE This service is only provided to our guests; Complimentary service Guests that book 6+ nights will receive a complimentary change of Linen & Towels every 4 - 5 days Daily cleaning service (optional) Please book your service well in advance to give us enough time to arrange cleaning staff required for the day Only week days - Monday to Friday No Weekends or public holidays ( Only by special arrangement ) R75 - Making beds, washing dishes, tidying bathrooms (1 1/2 hours) R250 - Making beds, washing dishes, vacuum, bathrooms & Weber clean (3 Hours) ... more   less 
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