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“No surprise Simola chosen for the world cup by the Denmark national team”

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Simola Hotel Country Club & Spa
Ranked #19 of 30 Hotels in Knysna
Certificate of Excellence
Hertfordshire
Level 5 Contributor
56 reviews
26 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
“No surprise Simola chosen for the world cup by the Denmark national team”
Reviewed 9 April 2010

This was our second stay at Simola. Last year there were a few short-comings and I did mention them to Toitjie Muller the General Manager. This year everything has been put right. We had a brilliant stay and we will be coming back again next year. This year they were truly 5 star in every respect and it is no wonder they have been selected by the Danish national football team as their base for the world cup.
Thank you Toitjie!

  • Stayed March 2010, travelled as a couple
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Port Elizabeth, South Africa
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Reviewed 2 March 2010

Have just returned from a wonderful weekend with my hubby and two sons (9 and 12). Stunning! From moment you arrive you are made to feel like royalty! Apartments/rooms are very mod, clean, spacious with gas fireplace indoors and bbq outdoors undercover with the most unreal views of the golf course and the Knysna Heads. Staff are dedicated and professional. THIS is what 5* treatment, accommodation and courses are all about! I had very relaxing spa treatment and husband enjoyed two rounds of golf. I dont play but asked the golf shop to loan us a cart (which they did not hesitate to do) to take me around the course... wow, really, i can see what all the fuss is about! Had dinner with the kids the one evening and had lovely prawns for starters (not on the menu but chef made exception as it was part of a platter) which were deadly and then had fish for mains and hubby had steak, kids had calamari - really very good (and we eat out a LOT!) weather played along perfectly to make the most of the stunning pool area and when you needed to slip away from it all, the Still room with its views of the Knysna Heads from double volumed glass windows, unsurpassed! My kids became instant friends with the staff and had great fun dialing "9" to ask the lads to fetch them with the golf carts!!! I was really blown away and I would HIGHLY recommend this establishment to any golfing enthusiast or couple who want to peace, serenity, great service and great value for a truly unforgettable holiday! We were so taken by the place we are considering their fractional ownership option so we can enjoy Simola every year!Dont hesitate - book it now!!!!

  • Stayed February 2010, travelled on business
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E.lothian
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56 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 February 2010

Stayed for 8nights in the suites- excellant self contained apartment. Gas Brai (BBQ) on the balcony overlooking the golf course & down to Knysna Heads wonderful for the sundowner !!! DO NOT BOOK room only as some Golfing friends had done via GOLF BREAKS .com (small dark ) they refused to stay if not offered better room...they did negogiate a suite with the Manager. Hotel facilities are all excellant but dont bother with the Spa some Therapists average and you will pay more than in UK.
Golf course fabulous a true tesy of golf -but very tough even for us as 15& 16 handicaps. BE PREPARED to loose balls. Although I did have nearly 5 rounds with the same ball...even the PRO was impressed ! Excellant service from the Golf side of the Hotel.
Food & service all ok for a 5star Hotel, but nothing fantastic.
The Stay & Play Package very good value.

  • Stayed February 2010, travelled as a couple
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Dublin
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17 reviews
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Reviewed 23 November 2009

Beautiful place to stay, great golf, great food, luxury, great service, spectaculr views and superb service. Well worth a visit and not just for a golfer.

  • Stayed November 2008, travelled with friends
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guildford
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1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 30 August 2009

We were treated like royalty, ALL the staff were so helpful and we enjoyed our chats with the staff at the door or in the restuarant........our room was great with fantastic views and the golf course is FANTASTIC!!! would stay here again and again!!!!!!!!!!

Stayed August 2009, travelled as a couple
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Berkshire, United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
117 reviews
55 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 February 2009

Stayed here unfortunately for just 1 night as part of our Garden Route tour, and would definitely say one of the better hotels in the world !

I used to travel extensively for work, and have stayed in some nice places, and this is right up there with the best

Staff were exceptional, very friendly, made you feel special and would do everything possible to ensure things were the best possible for you. This is right from Checkin, to concierge, restaurant and the bar !

Upon being shown to our room (Which was a standard one - we paid 1100ZAR incl. breakfast, so not too expensive) it is not the largest by any means, but comfortable, and very modern and well equipped.

As mentioned on another review, the walls did not appear to be the thickest, we heard a couple of things from our neighbours, but this didn't cause any issues

Would thoroughly recommend eating in the restaurant - the orchid room. Was one of the best meals of the holiday, presentation is excellent and it tastes great too ! They kept advising us to book, which we didn't - and later when returning it became obvious why as it does get busy not just from hotel guests but other locals wanting a nice meal. If you book you can get a nice view of the Knysna lagoon and sea, otherwise you may end up in the middle

Breakfast was included for us, and this again was excellent, buffet service and had just about everything possible

We didnt play golf, had we had more time we would have, but the course looked lovely in very good condition and speaking to some fellow brits who had just come off the course it appeared to be a challenging and enjoyable course.

Would definitely love to return again, really nothing to complain about !

  • Stayed February 2009, travelled with friends
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Lanarkshire
Level 2 Contributor
8 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 February 2009

Stayed for two nights, and found the resort most enjoyable and relaxing.
Apartment was great, all amenities we ever required, and a few more, including our personal BBQ. Only criticism was that even with sound system on 'medium' our neighbours were disturbed - perhaps soundproofing needs improved.
Staff, facilites, and food were all excellent. Service levels impressive, and allbeit we had to pay Rack rate, (no apparent flexibility) would definately consider going back.

  • Liked — The quality of the appartment, the service and the value for money
  • Disliked — Room not available at 4.00 pm! No apparent discounts.
  • Stayed January 2009, travelled with friends
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Property: Simola Hotel Country Club & Spa
Address: 1 Old Cape Road | Simola, Knysna 6571, South Africa
Region: South Africa > Western Cape > Knysna
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#5 Spa Hotel in Knysna
#12 Family Hotel in Knysna
#16 Luxury Hotel in Knysna
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £££
Hotel Class:5 star — Simola Hotel Country Club & Spa 5*
Number of rooms: 40
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