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Beacon House
Ranked #14 of 102 Speciality Lodging in Knysna
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1 review
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“Awesome”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 May 2012

We stayed at Beacon House for part of our honeymoon. What an amazing apartment and the manager, Mike, was most helpful and welcoming. Very well-equipped and luxurious units and fantastic location. We would highly recommend Beacon House and would love to stay there again. Craig and Sue.

Stayed April 2012, travelled as a couple
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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 April 2012

First class host Mike, 5 star accommodation,good quiet position at East heads Knysna.

two good places to eat on door step.spectacular views from apartment.Quality furnishings and fittings.

cant recommend any more highly Felt very safe in and around apartment well lit.

would stop again if in area (English Tourist) cheers mike Bob/Mary///John Astra

  • Stayed March 2012, travelled as a couple
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 March 2012

We had the privilege of staying at Beacon House for over five weeks. Our appartment had stunning views of the breathtakingly beautiful Knysna Heads and Knysna Lagoon from the lounge, bedrooms and balcony. It was a joy being able to brai (bbq) on the balcony as the sun went down over the Heads and then be able to go to bed listening to the lapping waves. Waking up to the magnificent views from your bed was an equal joy. The appartments are very well furnished and equipped. Their location is excellent with two good restaurants a few steps away, a lovely walk across the Lagoon at low tide to the beautiful Leisure isle and a few steps to a tiny secluded beach. From Beacon House you can walk right to the top of the Western Head to get extraordinary views of the rocks and roaring seas below. Beacon House feels like a "home from home" with the Manager, the enigmatic Mike Elliott, looking after the House and its guests as a labour of love.

A bonus for British visitors is that the appartments have DSTV
which show every Premiership match live.

After nearly forty years travelling the world on business and pleasure I can say that Beacon House is certainly oe of, if not my most, favourite places to stay.

  • Stayed February 2012
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles 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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Bath, England
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5 of 5 bubbles 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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Johannesburg, South Africa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 January 2012

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

  • Stayed October 2011
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Cape Town
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5 of 5 bubbles 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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Additional Information about Beacon House

Property: 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
Hotel Style:
Ranked #14 of 102 Speciality Lodging in Knysna
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
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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