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Beacon House
Ranked #14 of 107 Speciality Lodging in Knysna
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 1 March 2012

Just returned from Beacon House and had a wonderful time. The views from the living area, bedrooms and balcony are out of this world. From waking up in the morning to having dinner on the balcony in the evening you will never tire of the exceptional views of the lagoon and heads. The apartment inside is modern and furnished to an extremely high standard with beautiful bedrooms and bathrooms. Mike was on hand at all times and very helpful and the close by East Head Cafe is a must visit. No one will be disappionted with Beacon House and I would not consider anywhwere elso if I return to Knysna.

  • Stayed: February 2012, travelled with family
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Reviewed 12 February 2012

Beacon House is an exceptional apartment. Incredibly well fitted out in contempoary style and in the best of locations overlooking The Heads. Mike was there to greet us and always seemed to be about when needed even though he lives off site. It is self catering if you want but over the road is an excellent cafe for breakfast or lunch and a bar and restaurant for drinks or a straight forward meal. A great base, highly recommended.

  • Stayed: January 2012, travelled with friends
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4  Thank Peter_Bath_England
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Reviewed 28 January 2012

Fabulous accommodation - you won't be sorry if you choose Beacon House!

  • Stayed: October 2011
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3  Thank Ilzedewet
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Reviewed 25 January 2012

This was our second stay at Beacon House and we were one again blown away by the service, apartment, views, etc. Mike is a fantastic host and makes us feel most welcome. The rooms are spacious and the beds luxurious. Even more comfortable than home!

We'll definitely be back again and again!

  • Stayed: January 2012, travelled as a couple
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3  Thank LaurenBCapeTown
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Reviewed 24 January 2012

We spent a week in January 2012 , and were delighted to see that the apartment was exactly as was seen on the website. Mike Elliot was extremely hospitable and did everything to ensure that it was a fantastic holiday - we will definitley be returning in the near future. Having the two restaurants within 50 metres was an added bonus, and of course the situation of the apartments at the heads, and the views from the balconies and the two front bedrooms was stunning. Well done Mike!!!

  • Stayed: January 2012, travelled as a couple
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3  Thank CherryWJ
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Reviewed 5 January 2012

Having had an excellent stay at Beacon House in Easter 2011, we decided to return for the Christmas holidays. Mike was able to accommodate us, and looked after us just as well as before. Not only a fully-equipped, luxury apartment (with more mod-cons than we have at home!), but the location is the best. To be able to sit on the balcony and have clear views through the Heads and across to Knysna is priceless. I could have spent my entire holiday watching everyone else go past! Here's to our next visit!

  • Stayed: December 2011, travelled with family
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4  Thank DaveB2271
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Reviewed 14 December 2011

We stayed 3 nights at Beacon House. Beacon House was better than the photos on their website and surpassed my expectations. The view was priceless. We have stayed in many self catering apartments before and there is always something missing. This was the best equipped self catering apartment we have ever stayed in. There was nothing short every item was off the finest and highest quality. Mike Elliot is an excellent host and the biggest surprise was the vase of roses that was in the apartment, Mike noticed on my booking registration that we check out on the morning of my birthday and it was his welcome gift to me for my birthday. Basic items like coffee, tea and fresh milk and ice was in the apartment upon arrival. The apartment is very spacious and luxurious from under floor heating to air conditioning in every room, heated towel rails, washing machine and tumble dryer and fire place to name a few luxuries. We spent hours on the large balcony absorbing the beautiful views. The apartment is serviced every day and extremely clean. We were sad to leave but we will be back.

  • Stayed: September 2011, travelled as a couple
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3  Thank Hilary023
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Additional Information about Beacon House

Address: 36 George Rex Drive | The Heads, Knysna 6571, South Africa
Region: South Africa > Western Cape > Knysna
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Suites
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Ranked #14 of 107 Speciality Lodging in Knysna
Price Range: £103 - £211 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Beacon House 4*
Number of rooms: 4
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
It is against the Eastern head at the mouth to the Indian Ocean, that Beacon House has been created, featuring 4 ultra spacious and luxurious apartments. Beacon House is the ideal base from which to explore the wonders that characterise this spectacular Garden Route town. Each of the serviced apartments provides guests with the flexibility of a self catering environment allowing optimal freedom to design your own itinerary. The design reflects an easy living holiday atmosphere, whilst incorporating sleek modern finishes. A walkway within the development provides residents with access to the various stunning view points at the Heads. Beacon House is situated in close proximity to Fountain Point, a white beacon used as a guiding point for sailors attempting to negotiate the passage through the Heads. Built into the side of a steep slope, Beacon House boasts views both across the lagoon and out to sea. Beacon House is situated within walking distance of the lagoon, a restaurant and a coffee shop and offers ample parking for visitors. ... more   less 
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