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Knysna Stays
Ranked #25 of 130 Knysna B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 27 January 2013

We were 3 nights at the knysna stays in Jan 2013 and every thing was perfect. The owner of the guesthouse and its staff made our stay very nice and enjoyable.
We would not hesitate to stay there again if we would come back to knysna.

Thx once more for the good say you provide us.
Olivier
Syren - Luxembourg

  • Stayed: January 2013, travelled as a couple
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KnysnaStays, Owner at Knysna Stays, responded to this reviewResponded 12 March 2013

Dear Olivier,
Thank you for taking the time to write this reveiw. We are so pleased you enjoyed your stay with us. We hope to have the pleasure of welcoming you back to Knysna again one day.
Kind regards,
Lloyd , Trish & all the team at Knysna Stays Guest Hosue.

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Reviewed 20 January 2013

I am well travelled but rarely intervene on Trip Advisor because it takes time but once in a while I find a little gem of a place that really merits support. This is one of those time. Basically, the Manager of this B&B (Lloyd) was very helpful and knowledgeable. Staff was adorable and helpful. The quality price /ratio was super. Amazing rooms and accomodations with great views. Great breakfast.

  • Stayed: January 2013, travelled as a couple
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3  Thank PierreHParis
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KnysnaStays, Owner at Knysna Stays, responded to this reviewResponded 28 January 2013

Dear Pierre,
We are honoured that experienced travellers like yourselves who have explored most of the world especially Africa have taken the time to write this excellent review. This gives our staff and ourselves great confidence in moving forward for 2013 knowing we can offer our guests excellent service at affordable rates and being able to welcome our guests in one of the most beautiful parts of Africa , Knysna , the Garden Route.
Kind Regards,
Lloyd , Trish & all the team at Knysna Stays Guest House.

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Reviewed 13 January 2013

Stayed here for three nights with my family. We loved it very much. It was one of our favorite hotels during our SA trip. Very kind staff. The owner, Lloyd, was very helpful and gave us excellent suggestions for day activities, for example going to the Jubilee Creek which was magical. If we come back Knysna, this will be the place to stay.

  • Stayed: December 2012, travelled with family
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1  Thank Fredrik S
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KnysnaStays, Owner at Knysna Stays, responded to this reviewResponded 28 January 2013

Dear Fredrik ,
Thank you for your awesome review.
We are so pleased you and your family enjoyed your stay with us and were able to experience the beautiful forest area ( Jubilee Creek ) . By the way we have been informed that Knysna forest is the largest forest area here in South Africa we are thrilled that you enjoyed this magical place. We hope to have the pleasure of welcoming you all back to Knysna one day.
Kind Regards,
Lloyd , Trish & all the team at Knysna Stays Guest House.

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Reviewed 6 January 2013

Our two night stop over was very relaxing, as we had all the convenience required. Staff were friendly and helpful. The service was great and we felt very much at home. Being centrally located made it easy to access main areas of interest. Even though it was peak season the rates were very affordable and reasonable. Highly recommended. Thanks Lloyd and staff!

  • Stayed: January 2013, travelled as a couple
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1  Thank Kleo G
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KnysnaStays, Owner at Knysna Stays, responded to this reviewResponded 28 January 2013

Dear Peter, Thank you for remembering your stay with us and for taking the time to write this great review. We also hope that you will be able spend longer with us next time .
Kind Regards,
Lloyd , Trish & all the team at Knysna Stays Guest House.

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Reviewed 30 December 2012

We were offered a room upgrade on arrival and from there it just got better! Fine hospitality,impeccable service and the best breakfast in South Africa. Unfortunately our stay was just one night; we shall stay longer next time.

  • Stayed: February 2012, travelled as a couple
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1  Thank Peter M
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KnysnaStays, Owner at Knysna Stays, responded to this reviewResponded 29 January 2013

Thank you for writng this wonderful review.
We really appreciate the time and effort our guests put in to post their experience with us on trip advisor. This makes us and our staff very proud.
We hope to have the pleasure of being able to welcome you back one day , next time for longer than one night.
Kind Regards,
Lloyd ,Trish and all the team at Knysna Stays Guest House. .

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Reviewed 27 December 2012

As expats spending their first Christmas in South Africa, we wanted to get away to somewhere special for a few days and Knysna Stays was highly recommended on Trip Advisor. When I called Lloyd he was amazing from our first conversation. He not only sold his Guest House but also sold the area to us - we booked straight away.

We then had a couple of conversations (including Skype) where Lloyd recommend places including Simola for Christmas day lunch but also suggested booking early - we are glad we took his advice.

Rose was fantastic and welcomed us like we were old friends on our arrival. Rose and the team were delighted to help out in anyway they could.

Lloyd is not on site all the time but made a point of being present everyday during breakfast. He took a personal interest in your plans offering any help you might require in making plans or fine tuning your arrangements. Lloyd obviously loves looking after his guest and works hard at it but he also seems to love golf and can offer great advice on local courses.

Knysna is quite a small town and Knysna Stays is towards the edge of town but within easy reach of the main street or Thiesen Island/Waterfront.

The room we had was great. Plenty of space for the 2 of us. The balcony looked out towards the lagoon with the sun setting straight ahead of us. It was lovely sitting on the balcony late at night, just relaxing and cooling down.

Breakfast was great, with Rose making sure you had everything you need. Christmas morning was special.

We would happily recommend Knysna Stays to others - but not if they wanted to go at the same time as us in case we couldn't get in.

I only marked the sleep quality down slightly as the mattress is firm which is more down to my preference rather than any issues.

Thank you Lloyd, Rose & Team

Simon & Angela

  • Stayed: December 2012, travelled as a couple
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KnysnaStays, Owner at Knysna Stays, responded to this reviewResponded 28 January 2013

Thank you for selecting Knysna Stays Guest House for your Christmas holiday, and thank you so much for taking the time to write this wonderful review.
It was delightful to be able to serve a special breakfast on Christmas Day and we were really pleased you enjoyed your personal photo souvenir gift .
We hope to have the pleasure of seeing you in Knysna again one day.
Kind Regards,
Lloyd , Trish and all the team at Knysna Stays Guest House.

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Reviewed 25 December 2012

We stayed here in November 2012 for 4 nights. We had a nice suite with big balcony and sunset view on the Knysna lagoon. Every morning during breakfast, Lloyd spends a lot of time to give his guest advice on what to do in and around Knysna.
The city center is a little to far to walk there, but only 5 min drive by car

Our evaluation in detail:

B&B and location:
(+) modern B&B, almost rather a small hotel than a B&B
(+) in a quiet street
(+) parking on property (with electric gates)
(+) nice pool with sunbeds
(o) city center is a 5-min drive

Room:
(+) we had the Plettenberg Suite, modern and stylish furnished
(+) bathroom with shower and bathtub
(+) comfortablee bed, not too soft

Breakfast:
(+) fresh fruits
(+) French press coffee
(+) English breakfast made to order
(+) If weather is good, breakfast is outside in the garden

Service:
(+) The host Lloyd is there every morning to give advice and recommendations about what todo, he gave us e.g. good advice on where to do a nice hike in the Knysna forrest
(+) Help with booking restaurants and activities, mostly even negotiates a 10% discount :-)
(+) free WiFi

Room Tip: take a suite with lagoon view
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  • Stayed: November 2012, travelled as a couple
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1  Thank DerChr1st0ph
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KnysnaStays, Owner at Knysna Stays, responded to this reviewResponded 28 January 2013

Thank you for this very detailed and professional review. It was so kind of you to spend so much time reviewing your stay with us. We really appreciate such positive comments from somebody as discerning as yourself.
Kind Regards,
Lloyd , Trish & all the team at Knysna Stays Guest Hosue.

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Additional Information about Knysna Stays

Address: 25 Old Toll Road | Upper Old Place, Knysna 6571, South Africa
Region: South Africa > Western Cape > Knysna
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #25 of 130 B&Bs / Inns in Knysna
Price Range: £70 - £96 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Knysna Stays 4*
Number of rooms: 7
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Knysna Stays has been newly built and furbished to create the perfect place to stay whilst you explore Knysna and it's beautiful surroundings. If you are looking for a holiday destination that provides endless opportunity for the whole family this is the destination to travel to. Knysna Stays can offer you stylish accommodation with excellent facilities, but can also ensure the right direction to suit your preferred requirements. ... more   less 
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