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Stannards Guest Lodge
Ranked #26 of 129 Knysna B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 19 February 2012

Stannards Guest House has a warm atmosphere, wonderful rooms and a lovely host family!
We really enjoyed the stay and we recommend the establishment!

  • Stayed: January 2012, travelled with family
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Reviewed 22 January 2012

We stayed in Stannards for 3 nights and we loved it! Patrick and Helen are really nice people who are willing to help you with everything you need. We had a wonderfull "braai" by the swimmingpool and had lots of fun. Patrick called our daughter his little fishfriend because she was always in the water. Breakfast at Stannards is the best, we stayed at many different places but breakfast was never as good as at Stannards!! Our daughter loved the hot chocolate from Helen in de morning. The room, the garden, the pool, the people, Knynsa, it was all wonderfull and we hope to come back to Stannards sometime!!

  • Stayed: January 2012, travelled with family
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Thank Manon V
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Reviewed 15 January 2012

A b&b we would like to come back to. And Knysna is worth a longer stay! This friendly guesthouse offers excellent accommodation - we as a family got a whole house next to the pool with two nice bathrooms and a modern kitchen, as well as cableTV. The breakfast was very good, and I enjoyed a french style Cafe au Lait in the morning, and we managed to get some French spoken with the hosts!

  • Stayed: December 2011, travelled with family
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Thank AnnelieM
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Reviewed 4 January 2012

Everything is just perfect.

Wonderful time with Patrick and Helene-Marie.

The best guest lodge in Knysna and in the western Cape !

I'll be back !!!

  • Stayed: September 2011
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Thank xJEAN-LOUxTHE-KNIGHT
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Reviewed 13 December 2011

Our visit was outstanding due to the friendliness, cleanness and atmosphere of the accommodation, staff and owners. We enjoyed our time spending together with Helene-Marie, Patrick and Christophe. The view from the breakfast room into the big garden with swimming pool was great, the breakfast buffet had lots of various food and drinks which tasted and looked so well that the choice was not so easy :-) Every room is in a different style. The room which we had named "fleurs" (flowers) and was beautiful. Every day, our hosts gave us different and exiting tips for excursions which were really useful. All in all: we would definitely come back when we will go to Knysna in the future!

  • Stayed: November 2011, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 30 November 2011

It is always nice to find a clean, well appointed and well run B&B that feels like home. This is what we found at Stannards Guest Lodge. The french owners, Patrick and Helene-Marie Ceillier, are especially warm and friendly, and they take the extra time to actually talk with you and to get to know you. Helen-Marie offers a bonus with her careful and very tasteful selection of south african crafts and artistry.

If you go to Knysna, stay here. You will be very happy you did. We intended staying one night, and decided on two nights.

Robert Moman & Susan Boman-Moman
Helsingborg, Sweden

  • Stayed: November 2011, travelled with family
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Reviewed 11 April 2011

Even if the Stannards was outside Knysna it was really worth the 5-10 minutes by car to go in to town.
It was a really nice place to stay, nice rooms and great breakfast, good bar to.
The host Patrick and Helen were really nice and had a lot of things to tell us about Knysna, and they helped us to book a great boat tour Knysna Rib adventures with the guide Brit that took us out to the ocean.

Katrin & Jesper /Sweden

  • Stayed: March 2011, travelled with friends
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Additional Information about Stannards Guest Lodge

Address: 22 Fraser Street | Hunter Home, Knysna 6571, South Africa
Region: South Africa > Western Cape > Knysna
Hotel Style:
Ranked #26 of 129 B&Bs / Inns in Knysna
Price Range: £55 - £122 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Stannards Guest Lodge 4*
Number of rooms: 8
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Holidays must be fun, and we'll do everything to make your stay a real pleasure, with lots of happy memories to see through the year. From waking in the morning to the calls of Knysna's famous bird life, you start your day right with a delicious full and healthy Continental buffet-breakfast. We make sure you are well fortified for a hard day's pleasure, and will help you plan your activities and excursions as you please. ... more   less 
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