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“Great views in a nice area”
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Protea Guest House
Ranked #101 of 126 Knysna B&B and Inns
Melbourne, Australia
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150 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
“Great views in a nice area”
Reviewed 21 September 2013

We had an enjoyable two day stay and this was great value. We stayed in the Lourie Cottage with two large bedrooms. The view from the kitchen and balcony is stunning overlooking the harbour. The breakfast was good and owner and staff were very friendly. The B & B is an older style but perfect location in a lovely part of town. It was not to far to drive to Knysna and surrounding areas. There is an off road carpark.

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled with family
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Stellenbosch, South Africa
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 July 2013

Me and my girlfriend went to the Suiker Bekkie cottage for the Knysna Oyster Festival weekend. It is a cosy little cottage and just enough for the two of us. Do not expect your 70" Samsung Flat screen or your double door fridge. This is very good value for money, well situated and close to the Knysna waterfront. Actually walking distance. It must be said that it is incredibly cold this time of year and enough warm clothes should be taken. The bed does have a electric blanket and the cottage does have a heater but not really enough to keep you warm. Overall the view is excellent and it is very relaxing. You also get breakfast which is a bonus. I would recommend this to any couple.

  • Stayed July 2013, travelled as a couple
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Durban
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40 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 June 2013

this guest house looks nothing like the pictures ,we had booked two nights stayed one ,the whole place is best described as tired ,there is no off road parking ,breakfast served to your room is basic to say the least ,also no wi fi ,as for t v channels s a b c 1 2 3 only ,who even watches that channels .We were there just a couple of weeks ago when very cold ,if you go in summer you might be able to accept it for what it is a basic B & B ,we did not book because was cheaper than anywhere else ,we booked as trip adviser gave it a good review ,dose anyone from trip adviser go round checking before they accept them on their site ,that I would like to know.

Room Tip: I would say if you go off season don't book ahead ,rather go to the tourist information who are...
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  • Stayed June 2013, travelled as a couple
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 April 2013

We spent 4 days. Absolutely lovely cottage. perfectly serviced and the breakfast was the perfect start to our day. Great value! The owner was very friendly and it was perfectly located for trips to Knysna and the surrounding area.

  • Stayed March 2013, travelled as a couple
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Dublin, Ireland
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Reviewed 4 April 2013

Excellent accommodation with great view over the Knysna lagoon, very clean and comfortable. As my daughter said " a fantastic tree-house" Enjoy a lovely breakfast served on you balcony. Great value for money.

  • Stayed March 2013, travelled with family
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Reading
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 March 2013

We stayed here for 5 nights. Wonderful atmosphere. Charming host with nice cooked breakfast each morning. Nothing is too troublesome. Bed is comfortable. Nice base to be if you want to explore Kynesna.
Bed is very comfortable.We had a nice time destressing ourselves in a tranquil environment.

Room Tip: The 1st cottage has a good view. All the rooms are very spacious. There are steps to climb so if yo...
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  • Stayed March 2013, travelled with friends
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Hermanus, South Africa
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 March 2013 via mobile

We stayed in the two bed cottage with the B & B option. Clean rooms, comfy beds, beautiful views over the lagoon and towards the Heads. Friendly service and a lovely breakfast to start the day. Highly recommended and great value.

Stayed March 2013, travelled with family
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Property: Protea Guest House
Address: 7 Protea St, Knysna 6571, South Africa
Region: South Africa > Western Cape > Knysna
Amenities:
Kitchenette Room Service
Hotel Style:
Ranked #101 of 126 B&Bs / Inns in Knysna
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3 star — Protea Guest House 3*
Number of rooms: 3
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Set in a tropical garden with abundant bird life in a quiet lane. We are a full bed and breakfast with a self catering option. The timber cottages have lovely views over the lagoon. Winding stairs lead to three separate cottages, each with a private sun deck and barbecue facilities. Well equipped kitchenettes offer a self-catering option. Breakfast is served on your own sun deck. Walking distance to town center and restaurants. Laundry and e-mail facilities available. Children are welcome. ... more   less 
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