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“Fabulous, best views in Knysna” 5 of 5 bubbles
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Beacon House
Ranked #14 of 102 Speciality Lodging in Knysna
UK
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8 reviews
7 hotel reviews
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“Fabulous, best views in Knysna”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2013

We stayed in this 3 bed apartment for 4 nights. It was fabulous! Very luxurious. Spacious, tastefully decorated, with modern kitchen and granite surfaces. Most of all the views were to die for. I could have spent the whole time just sat on the balcony overlooking the Heads. This really is one of the most beautiful locations in Knysna. Just 5 mins drive to the waterfront. The East Head restaurant opposite is one of the most highly rated in Knysna, right on the door step.
Mike the owner met us personally and even left tea, coffee and milk as a gesture when we arrived. He called the next day to make sure everything was fine and gave us some great advice on the local area. The kids spent hours on the rock pools in front of the apartment, and access to the beach is just 50 meters away. Highly recommended.

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled with family
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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2013

One couldn't ask for a better self-catering spot in Knysna. The apartments are well appointed with every mod con that you could think of. We never saw the cleaning staff, yet, each day, the apartment was restored to its pristine state. The views are far from shabby. Highly recommended.

Stayed September 2013, travelled with friends
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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2013

Still one of the best in Africa!
Fantastic accommodation.
Mike always strives towards performance excellence!
We know this management since 1994!
Well done.
A home away from home!
You will never beat the view!

  • Stayed December 2012, travelled with family
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Cape Town, South Africa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 September 2013

Beacon house offers the very best in self catering. Each apartment is equipped with the best mod cons and appliances. The view of the heads and outdoor private decks make for a peaceful and selculded stay.The apartment was fully serviced every day by lovely ladies . It was so convenient to have East Head cafe downstairs for delicious meals. Thanks to Mike, the manager, who was so hospitable, and helpful.
A perfect property for a quick private get a away.
We will certainly be back

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled with family
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South Africa
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23 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 August 2013

To begin, the view: stunning!
Then, the immaculate, serviced, stunning apartment with all the things you always wanted at home - fireplace, balcony with braai, dimmers on the lights, underfloor heating, feather duvets.

Thank you for the perfect space for both work and play. Nothing was too much trouble for Mike. He even got us muffin pans for baking!
We almost didn't want to leave!

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled with friends
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8 Thank Innerpeace35
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 July 2013 via mobile

Just fantastic accommodation. Best of both worlds with luxurious apartment space with daily hotel-like servicing. Manager Mike always ready to help with anything, making your stay seamlessly unforgettable. And then there's the views!

  • Stayed July 2013
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Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 May 2013

One word ... Excellent !

Located at the foot of the East Head of Knysna. Spacious 3 bedroom 2 bathroom apartment which has the best location in Knysna in our opinion. All rooms have air conditioners and under floor heating. All modern conveniences are installed in the apartment. Views of the lagoon and the heads are excellent from almost every room. Only a short drive to Waterfront and centre of town.

  • Stayed April 2013, travelled with family
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10 Thank Walter C
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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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