We travelled from Cape Town all along the Garden Route towards Port Elizabeth and booked to stay in Double Dutch for 4 nights. We were greeted by both Kate and Nathalie who were fantastic and guided us and directed us for everything that we wanted to do. Unfortunately our room was a twin room on arrival (not ideal as we had told them we were on our Honeymoon) but this was quickly rectified and no distress caused. Each evening Kate or Nathalie booked us dinner at the local restaurants, The Olive Tree being our favourite which was saved until our last night at their recommendation - it was amazing! They also told us the following days forecast and what our best options were. We had a fabulous day on Brenton-on-Sea beach when it was hot, and went shopping when it was raining. We also visited Tsitsikamma National Park, Birds of Eden and Monkeyland which are all relatively close.
The view from our room over the lagoon was amazing and room which was kept perfectly clean with drinks and snacks provided. There is an "honesty bar" in the evenings where people can meet other guests but there weren't many other guests there during our stay and no one appeared to make use of it. Great idea though. The breakfasts were fantastic - we even tried Delicious Monster (Monstera Deliciouso) fresh from the garden and freshly baked nut bread which were both absolutely gorgeous!
Kate and Nathalie were fantastic hosts - they made sure that we had a wonderful time. We will definitely consider going again when/if we go back to South Africa.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Double Dutch has a beautiful luxurious colonial bed and breakfast, guesthouse accommodation in Knysna with magnificent panoramic views over the Knysna lagoon and the Knysna Heads into the Indian Ocean. Our exclusive accommodation in colonial style provides you with: Bathroom En-suite, TV/DSTV, radio, intercom, safe, fridge, extra long double king sized beds, hairdryer, make up mirror, coffee/tea facilities, underfloor heating in the bathroom, personalized bathroom amenities and a comfortable furnished relaxing area in which you experience the colonial atmosphere of Double Dutch. Most of the exclusive guest suites and stylish rooms have a spacious private veranda with spectacular views over the Knysna lagoon and the Knysna Heads into the Indian Ocean. Guests also have the use of our comfortable guest lounge decorated in colonial style, with a fireplace. Our guests can also relax at our swimming pool with sundeck and lounge chairs and a special terrace in our extended, cultivated garden. All our suites and rooms have their own secure free parking space on the property. Turn down service is offered in the evening once the guests have departed for dinner. Double Dutch welcomes children of 12 years and older. Double Dutch is close to the waterfront and a mere 5 minutes walk from the center of Knysna's central business district, where you will find various local restaurants, shopping malls, African arts and crafts. Double Dutch is German, Dutch and English speaking. ... more less
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