If you like country house hotels, then this is the place. The house was built by a Mr Thesen who seems to have owned most of the town. Rumour has it that he built high up on the hillside so that he could keep an eye on his empire below. But I think that it was for the stupendous view over the town and lagoon then out to the Heads which are the headlands on either side of the natural entrance to the harbour.
Thesen was, among other things, a timber miller and it shows in the house which has wooden floors and ceilings and extensive wooden trim.
The hotel is a little formal as befits its country house feel, with armchaired sitting rooms and a casual dress code for the dining room.
The restaurant is a la carte with a choice of three of everything and a good wine list with expert advice on hand. Breakfast was served outside as, for once that week, the sun was shining.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Falcons View Manor is a small Boutique Hotel on Thesen Hill in Knysna. Spectacular Views from the Victorian Veranda across the lagoon, beautiful garden and a small restaurants for our guests. ... more less
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