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Knysna Country House
Ranked #20 of 30 Hotels in Knysna
Certificate of Excellence
Great Malvern, England, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
17 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Great place”
Reviewed 31 December 2013

We did not appreciate that this was not a hotel and arrived here a little late in the afternoon which did not go down too well. However Erik and Ypie were very helpful, telling us good places to eat and where to find walks. Our room was very comfortable my only regret was that it was too cold to try out the pool.

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled as a couple
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Harskamp, The Netherlands
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Reviewed 16 December 2013

We had a great time staying in Knysna Country Lodge! The girl who greeted us at the door was very nice and she have us some very good tips regarding food ( Mo's) and day activities in and around Knysna! We had great room (near the pool) the breakfast was delicious!

  • Stayed September 2013
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Hannover, Germany
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3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 December 2013

We stayed only one night, but it was a very nice experience. We had a beautiful room with a pool view, with special windows that were not transparent from outside. Ypie and Erik were very friendly, we felt very comfortable. In addition, we had a good breakfast.

Room Tip: I can only recommend room #6
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  • Stayed October 2013, travelled with family
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Milan, Italy
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29 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 December 2013

The location is out of the center of Knysna, on the hills, where the view is great on the hills all around. The room was pleasant and the house is very welcoming. The owners helped us in the organisation of the cruise. All was really perfect.

  • Stayed November 2013, travelled with family
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Voorburg, Netherlands
Level 3 Contributor
12 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 December 2013

Pleasant people, well equipped large room with balcony, good bed, good breakfast. Nice place with pool in a quiet surrounding. We got a large room with windows on two sides which made it very light. Having much space around was also vry nice.

  • Stayed November 2013, travelled as a couple
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Oslo, Norway
1 review
Reviewed 12 December 2013

I enjoyed my stay, the facilities were good and the service excellent with a very friendly atmosphere. It is outside the town centre, but has a nice view over Knysna. The room was comfortable with a private terasse.

  • Stayed November 2013, travelled with friends
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Mauritius
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9 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 December 2013

I just attempted to call the reservation desk and got in contact with a lady. She quite rudely informed me that it was night time and I'd better off contact them during the day. This is after I had given her 2 minutes worth of details (number of rooms required, sleeping arrangement etc). Don't bother to call the reception desk. You might be better off with the less personal e-mail channel.

  • Stayed December 2013, travelled with family
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knysnacountryhouse, Owner at Knysna Country House, responded to this review, 23 December 2013
Dear Imwangi,

This is Ypie here, the lady you spoke to. I do not recall speaking to a ‘male from Mauritius’, but I DO remember speaking to a lady phoning from a local Cape Town number. Not just ‘at night’, but at 22h52! Ten to eleven!

I do understand that some of our international guests may not realize there is a time difference from where they will be phoning, but to phone locally at that time of the day?! I think THAT is ‘quite rude’, to be honest…

From your review it shows you are looking for a personal approach. That is exactly what Erik and I and our team here at the Knysna Country House are striving for and proud of. You are indeed dealing with human beings – not somebody who works at a ‘reception desk’, but the actual owners - and we are available for our guests from before breakfast until everybody is organized for dinner. And for emergencies at the guesthouse, we are always available, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 52 weeks of the year!

I am sorry if I wasted 2 minutes of your time, but I think you will be happier at a more impersonal hotel, with 24-hour reception, concierge and butler service, with the price tag that comes with that.

In the mean time we’ll focus on those individuals who appreciate a personal story, a real person checking them in and smiling staff who is genuinely interested in the well-being of our guests.
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Additional Information about Knysna Country House

Property: 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 #20 of 30 Hotels in Knysna
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
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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