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“Ride into The Hell” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Hillview Self-Catering Apartments

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Hillview Self-Catering Apartments
Ranked #33 of 102 Speciality Lodging in Knysna
Durban, South Africa
1 review
“Ride into The Hell”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 May 2012

ariving at Hillview I was greeted by Mervin the owner. He saw my bike asked my plans and after I told him I wanted to ride THE HELL he offered to show me the way and accompany me down the pass. Its a day i will remember forever, Thankyou Mervin for the company and thankyou Karren for a fantastic appartment and for lending Mervin to me from 8am to 7pm. Al B Back.

Stayed May 2012, travelled solo
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, Owner at Hillview Self-Catering Apartments, responded to this review, 23 June 2012
Hi Bob, thank-you for the review, glad we could help you tick that off your bucket list. The motorbike ride to Die Hel was fantastic! Thank-you for staying at Hillview.
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    5 of 5 bubbles
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  • Value
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 April 2012

Yes i mean it everything about this place is more then excellent, Excellent to me is a small underrated word for this property. By far this has been my most memorable stay If i ever go to Knysna again that would be only to stay in Hillview. I am very much overwhelmed by the hospitality of Karen and her husband. The unit 4 had amazing views of Knysna. My view is that staying on hill was much better decision then staying on Quays. This property is ideal for family stay and perhaps the best in self catering in Knysna. My advise simply go for it. It is the best.

  • Stayed April 2012, travelled with family
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 November 2011

We've just come back from a two week trip to South Africa which included three nights at Hillview towards the end of our stay. Can really recommend this first class accommodation - we'd been staying in B&Bs for the rest of our trip and it was so nice to have the freedom of self catering for a few days. Our apartment was immaculate - lots of space and an enormous window with incredible views of the lagoon - you could spend hours just gazing down at the waterfront, watching the boats coming and going. Really easy to do self catering here - there are lots of big supermarkets nearby, and a very friendly laundrette just down the road. Drop your dirty clothes off in the morning and pick them up clean and folded late afternoon. If you don't want to prepare your own breakfast, this is offered by the owners so don't let this put you off if you prefer to be catered for. Really excellent position and felt thoroughly spoilt in such a glamorous apartment which should have cost four times what it did.

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  • Stayed November 2011, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 August 2011

We stayed just one night at Hillview - the accommodation is excellent - clean, modern and elegant. Would definitely recommend to anyone visiting Knysna.
The owners were very friendly and welcoming. Safe parking and not far from town.

  • Stayed August 2011, travelled with family
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Cintsa East
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2010

We travel excessively for work and have stayed in s/c`s and g/h`s all over South Africa. We decided to take a break and discover Knysna, always driving though and never having time to stop at leisure. Hillview was recommended in a national newspaper and we can just concur with the journalist’s observations. It is very easy to access from the main thoroughfare, in the centre of town but far from noisy roads.
Hillview is reasonably priced, modern, clean, enough space in the bathroom, very comfortable bed, a swimming pool, safe access from the street directly to our unit and the luxury of being able to prepare a meal of our choice instead of eating out all the time. There is even a miniscule private garden to sit in and sip your morning coffee, listening to the birds, that is now if you do not want to do it poolside!

  • Stayed September 2010, travelled as a couple
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Property: Hillview Self-Catering Apartments
Address: 8 League Street, Knysna 6571, South Africa
Region: South Africa > Western Cape > Knysna
Hotel Style:
Ranked #33 of 102 Speciality Lodging in Knysna
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:4 star — Hillview Self-Catering Apartments 4*
Number of rooms: 5
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Relaxing time out in our beautiful Knysna will see you rejuvenated and refreshed. Come and re-charge a little. We have the ideal place. Consider it your own private apartment, a getaway from your daily routine. Always ready. Affordable, great for any time of the year. Long or short stay. Explore the Garden Route. Read, take a walk on the beach, along the lagoon or in the forest. Bring your mountain bike or canoe. Go shopping, horse-riding, fishing, hiking. Sit. Relax. Talk. Hillview is close to many great restaurants.. Your apartment with Dstv, free wi-fi, swimming pool, braai area, private entrance, secured off-street parking, percale linen and your apartment serviced on request. Star graded for your peace of mind. ... more   less 
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