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Knysna Country House
Ranked #21 of 30 Hotels in Knysna
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Reviewed 19 February 2012

We visited Knysna Country House for the second time. Despite the heavy rain we had experienced it was again a very pleasent stay. The location for a visit in Knysna is excellent: quiet but on short distance to all attractions. The rooms are not very big but nicely furnitured. The breakfast was really great. In addition to the health and fully cooked part there was a very nice cold platter with cheese and meat. The garden and terrasse provided nice views into garden and surrounding landscape, however, this time showing to often clouds. The service was always very friendly and very helpful. Golfers will get good advise and reduced rates for the several nearby golf clubs. When ever we may decide to stay in Knysna for a visit we would come back.

Room Tip: room nO 6 is the nicest and biggest
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  • Stayed: January 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 12 February 2012

We stayed for two nights at the Knysna Country House. The location was great, it was a short drive to both 'The Heads' and Knysna with its lovely harbour and restaurants. We stayed in the thatched cottage next to the swimming pool. It was quiet, roomy and had a balcony with lovely views, and there is a comfortable lounge and terrace area. Breakfast was really good, Erik and Ypie were very friendly and made us both feel very comfortable. Warmly recommended.

  • Stayed: February 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 11 February 2012

We spent two nights at Knysna Country House two weeks ago (jan 2012) and really enjoyed. Ypie and Erik are wonderful hosts and lots of fun. Our room was comfortable. Breakfast was great and plentiful on the terrace in the cool morning air. The pool was one of the largest and cleanest we've seen in South Africa.
On the down side we were upgraded (that's very nice) to a room with a terrace on the western side of the hotel. The room has no shutters nor sun protection and it got very hot in the afternoon.
But on the whole our stay was great and we warmly recommend KCH.

  • Stayed: January 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 9 February 2012

We spent 2 nights at Knysna Country House on our travels through the Garden Route. As we arrived Ypie & Erik were going out but we were left in the capable hands of Kate who showed us around the house and our room. We were given Room 6 which was large and very comfortable with a sofa, masses of storage, and an enormous comfortable bed. The bathroom was also very spacious with a bath, and huge double shower (two shower heads). We also had a balcony overlooking the gardens and the Knysna valley. We spent some time sat on the balcony with a glass of wine, just relaxing. The room contained a mini bar with various drinks including 1/2 bottles of red & white wine. We decided we wanted our own wine but couldn't find any cold, but Knysna Country House had an ice bucket readily available so we were able to chill our wine down nicely! Our hosts were very knowledgable about places to visit, and walks in the area. There was also a book containing menus for a lot of local restaurants, although we ate both nights at Cornuti, a bar/restaurant by the shore at the Eastern Head - two great meals. Breakfast varied on the two days. On the first day we weren't offered a cooked breakfast, although there was plenty to eat, but the second day we were. Not sure why. Although the property is out of the main town, as we had our own transport we didn't feel this was a disadvantage, in fact it had the bonus of being very quiet at night. And the added bonus of a wireless network - something we hadn't had up until that point.

  • Stayed: January 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 3 February 2012

We spend 4 days in Knysna Country House in Jan 2012. We had a bigger standard room (because booking by HRS). The size was very OK, only the location of the other rooms is better. So if you want spend the most time in Hotel, please take the superior room. Breakfast was excellent, especially fruit-choice. We enjoyed a very, very friendly style of Ypie, Erik and Kate, the house owner. You are not alone, they converse with you. Nice and practice pool with pool chairs, not windy. All the atmosphere there was exhilarating. Enough place for the car, you need. Knysna and surrounding is an excellent target on the south coast of South Africa. I would allways favor Knysna over Plettenberg Bay, however you can make a trip there. For all your question, please ask Erik. It was soulful to say goodbye. I wish I could go there again.

Room Tip: I would favour luxury rooms, if longer stay.
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  • Stayed: January 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 2 February 2012

In early Jan 2012 we stayed two nights at the Knysna Country House with our two young boy's. Upon arrival we were warmly greeted which made us feel immediately welcomed. The house had a nice relaxing feeling and a beautiful view of the valley.

The family suite had two bedrooms which was perfect for our family. The boys also enjoyed the great large pool.

Breakfast was beautifully served on the deck with great food, juices and assortment of choices.

Overall the place was great and highly recommend it to any future travelers.

As commented by other guests, the house is about 10 minutes from town so you'll need a car or taxi.

Room Tip: The family suite was perfect for a family of 4. It had two good sized bedrooms and a large bathroom.
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  • Stayed: January 2012, travelled with family
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Reviewed 15 January 2012

We stayed in Knysna Country House for 4 nights in December 2011.

We stayed in the cottage which was very spacious, comfortable with its own private balcony.
Ypie, Erik and the staff were all exceptionally friendly, approachable, talkative and provided a great family atmosphere.

Kynsna provided an excellent all round service and did not even let a power cut interrupt the quality of our morning breakfast.

Our hosts also did everyhting to make our stay as enjoyable as possible - Including offering adivce on things to do while we were in the area as well as booking us into restaurants and on trips.

Knysna country house It is about a 10 min drive from Knysna centre and waterfront so you either have to have/rent a car or use taxis to get around.

When you go there take some biltong and say hi to Boris

  • Stayed: December 2011, travelled with friends
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Additional Information about Knysna Country House

Address: 30 Fraser Street, Knysna 6571, South Africa
Region: South Africa > Western Cape > Knysna
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free Parking Kitchenette Spa Suites Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #21 of 30 Hotels in Knysna
Price Range: £51 - £107 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Knysna Country House 4*
Number of rooms: 9
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Knysna Country House, situated in the wooded suburb of Hunters Home, is only minutes away from the Knysna and Pezula Golf Courses in Knysna, on the scenic Garden Route alongthe Indian Ocean coastline of South Africa. The spacious and sunny balcony overlooking the large swimming pool is the ideal place to enjoy the rich bird life and views over the Knysna Lagoon, town and distant mountains. Only 9 rooms, knowleagable, multi-lingual hosts and friendly and relaxed atmosphere. ... more   less 
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