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Headlands House
Ranked #13 of 129 Knysna B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 14 October 2011

Very special place for couples.Unbelievable wiew of the ocean and the lagoon.

  • Stayed: August 2011, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 14 October 2011

In August this year, we had decided to spend a weekend away with our daughter Melissa, who was to leave South Africa the following week to teach in the UK. After "Googling" accommodation and seeing a few photographs of the stunning views from the bedroom and balcony of one of the rooms, it became a simple task to make a choice. Needless to say, Headlands House beat the opposition by far. Jean, the Manager, was incredibly helpful and also a wonderful person to deal with over the telephone and face to face.........nothing was too much for her........she really made our stay superb !!
Thanks Jean for your professionalism in the hospitality industry, we will most certainly make reservations with you before staying in Knysna again :-)

Room Tip: If possible, ask for the double bedroom directly above the kitchen.......stunning views :-)
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  • Stayed: August 2011, travelled with family
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Headlandshouse, Manager at Headlands House, responded to this reviewResponded 23 November 2011

Thank you so much for this fabulous review. So happy that you enjoyed your stay
to the fullest and we hope to see you again some time in the not too distant future.

Jean Roberts
Manager
Headlands House Guest Lodge
Knysna

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Reviewed 11 October 2011

We could not be happier with the experience we had at Headlands House. The manager, Jean, went out of her way to make us as comfortable as possible. Even before we arrived, she called us to make sure that we would be able to get there in time, and also re-arranged the selection of rooms we had reserved to an arrangement more comfortable for our family. She provided tons of advice on local attractions, when asked, and made dinner reservations, arranged shuttle busses, and even a whale watching trip. The breakfast, and the views, were out of this world! We can't wait to go back!

Room Tip: Contact the Headlands House directly.
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  • Stayed: July 2011, travelled with family
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Headlandshouse, Manager at Headlands House, responded to this reviewResponded 26 November 2011

Thank you so much for this glowing review. Nothing makes us happier than this kind of feedback from guests who have enjoyed it so much at Headlands House!

Look forward to seeing you on a return visit to beautiful Knysna. We are experiencing a bumper season, at last the drought is a thing of the past and the tourists are flocking to the Garden Route! Knysna is pumping!

Kind regards
Jean Roberts
Manager
Headlands House

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Reviewed 7 October 2011

For our honeymoon we went to South Africa, what a great country to spend it.
We very much enjoyed our unexpected stay in Headlands House: We are sure that it was the room with the most spectacular view we had ever seen! And furthermore with a guestlady like Jean you immediately want to stay, what a warm welcome and a great service!

Room Tip: The biggest room on the top floor with the spectacular views!
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  • Stayed: November 2010, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 11 September 2011

Stayed as a family of 3 in December 2010, after having to move out early from poor accommodation in Leisure Isle. Well equipped rooms, great welcome and outstanding views. Very much appreciated advice on local restaurants from Tania and Jean. A real find was the Turbine, which was excellent value for money & great ambience. Breakfast was good, and we were able to have this looking out over the fabulous vista. Would recommend staying here to anyone looking for quality B&B in great location near Knysna.

Room Tip: CONEY GLEN SUITE in particular was great
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  • Stayed: December 2010, travelled with family
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Reviewed 11 February 2011

We stayed here for one night only but felt very welcome and relaxed. Of course the view is stunning but surprisingly the friendly service matched the view. The bed could have been more comfortable and the Elephant room's TV cabinet doors would not stay closed. The breafast was good and the chocolates on departure definately made me leave with a smile.

  • Stayed: December 2010, travelled as a couple
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Headlandshouse, Manager at Headlands House, responded to this reviewResponded 10 March 2011

Thank you for your favourable review on TripAdvisor. We are sorry that you didn’t find the bed comfortable enough - hard to find a happy medium, some prefer a firm mattress others prefer a softer one!
Thank you for bringing to our notice the tv cabinet doors. The latch is at the bottom shelf and perhaps not easy to find. We are addressing this to make it more user friendly!

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Reviewed 8 February 2011

Headlands house is truly a gem with the most amazing views and perfect location. There service is outstanding. The rooms are beautifully decorated with breath taking views and has all modern comforts.Thanks for a memorable stay! will definately be going back.

  • Stayed: February 2011, travelled as a couple
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Additional Information about Headlands House

Address: 50 Coney Glen Drive | The Heads, Knysna 6571, South Africa
Region: South Africa > Western Cape > Knysna
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free Breakfast Free Parking Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #13 of 129 B&Bs / Inns in Knysna
Price Range: £95 - £177 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Headlands House 4*
Number of rooms: 6
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Dramatic sea, lagoon and cliff views from every window. Uniquely situated on the highest point of the famous Knysna Heads, Headlands House offers breathtaking views. ... more   less 
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