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Knysna Hollow Country Estate
Ranked #10 of 30 Hotels in Knysna
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Watford, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Wonderful place to stay”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2012

What a gem this is. Just outside the main twon of Knysna, it is a beautiful little holiday village in whihc guests stay in individula chalets. They are beautifully appointed and the serice is great. The evening meal there is a must. the food is really good.
A tip for anyone staying and wanting the laundry done. Get it done here. It is the cheapest place for hotel laundry services that we stayed in.
Staff are really helpful in sorting out trips etc.
Another tip- go to The Heads for evening cocktails. There is a cocktail bar/restaurant at the East Head ( on the right) that overlooks the bay. Not only is the view spectacular, but the cocktails are fantastic and the prices are staggeringly low. they do a mean Pizza there too!

Room Tip: If you want a telephone in your room, choose one of the chalets with thatched roofs. You may need to...
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  • Stayed October 2012, travelled as a couple
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Clive B, General Manager at Knysna Hollow Country Estate, responded to this review, 6 October 2012
Thank you for the fantastic feedback on your recent stay at Knysna Hollow. We are all very happy to hear that you enjoyed your time with us! With the very best regards from Clive and the Knysna Hollow Team.
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Coventry, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2012

I booked a holiday through travelzoo.com and a two night stay at Knysna Hollow was part of the deal. We couldn't have been more pleased when we arrived...it is such a beautiful place with little thatched 'cottage' type chalets...the food and service were excellent and the bedrooms were spacious, clean and comfortable as well as charming. We loved it!

  • Stayed September 2012, travelled with friends
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Clive B, General Manager at Knysna Hollow Country Estate, responded to this review, 4 October 2012
Thank you very much for taking the time to post a review of your stay at Knysna Hollow and we are all delighted to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us so much! I will pass your very positive comments on to the whole team here at Knysna Hollow and we hope to be able to welcome you back at some time in the near future. With warm regards from Clive and the Knysna Hollow Crew
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London,ON
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 September 2012

We were here for two nights and thoroughly enjoyed the accommodation in the thatched roofed cottage room. Reception staff [Cheryl] was most pleasant and helpful. Made you feel as if you were family. Dinner in the dining room was fabulous, a good choice of food and expertly prepared. Breakfast buffet was excellent and more than ample. The wait staff in both areas were most pleasant and efficient. Cheryl and staff went out of their way to ensure we were comfortable and provided an additional heater as the weather was a bit chilly. We felt that there was good value staying here, and while on the outskirts of Knysna, it only was a few minutes into the downtown and not far from the various attractions.

  • Stayed September 2012, travelled as a couple
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Clive B, General Manager at Knysna Hollow Country Estate, responded to this review, 25 September 2012
Thank you for such a wonderful review - we are all very happy that you enjoyed your recent stay at Knysna Hollow and that our staff took such good care of you. We really appreciate the time taken to write your review and sincerely hope that we may be able to welcome you back at some time in the future. With very best regards from Clive and the Knysna Hollow Crew.
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Newmarket, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 September 2012

We stayed for two nights in one of the cottages, really lovely. Reception staff were great. Nothing was too much trouble. We had dinner there as well. Lovely food. friendly staff. An all-round good experience.

  • Stayed September 2012, travelled as a couple
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Clive B, General Manager at Knysna Hollow Country Estate, responded to this review, 25 September 2012
Thank you for the fantastic review of your recent stay at Knysna Hollow and we are all very glad to hear that you enjoyed your time with us - with thanks from Clive and the team at Knysna Hollow.
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Bromley, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 September 2012

Stayed 2 nights to start Garden route part of SA tour. Good accommodation and convenient for visit to Knysna. Would recommmend for relaxing time. Stayed in cottage around swiming pool area (too cold for swim though). Did notice a funny damp smell in room (as did others in party), which may be due to ceiling construction. Quality of food and sevice very high. Had problem with remote for TV, but staff very amenable to sort out. No safe in room though but reception offered very good safe service.

Room Tip: Despite funny smell, would still recommend the cottages arounf swimming pool area.
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  • Stayed August 2012, travelled as a couple
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Clive B, General Manager at Knysna Hollow Country Estate, responded to this review, 25 September 2012
Thank you for the positive feedback posted in your review of Knysna Hollow. We do appreciate the time taken to provide us with this very valuable information. In regard to the smell mentioned in your cottage, we have been busy over the past 2months replacing some of the old thatched roofs with new grass and this may be the cause - our sincere apologies for this. Thank you once again from Clive and the Knysna Hollow Team.
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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 September 2012 via mobile

We stayed in one of the cottages at the hotel, and found the accommodation to be very comfortable. The cottage was clean and very spacious for our needs. Even though it was cold at night the staff were by helpful in getting a fire started in our room and the heaters were more than enough to take the chill of the room. The staff were also very helpful with suggestions on our daily itinerary. The breakfast were good, with a big selection for all tastes. The location is good, as it is right next to the main N2 highway, so easy access to location east and west.

Stayed August 2012, travelled as a couple
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Clive B, General Manager at Knysna Hollow Country Estate, responded to this review, 20 September 2012
Thank you very much for the positive feedback on your recent stay at Knysna Hollow - it is always tremendously gratifying for myself and my team to hear from guests who enjoy their time with us and I will be sure to pass your comments on to all of them. Thanks again and we hope to be able to welcome you back to Knysna Hollow sometime soon. With kind regards from Clive & the Knysna Hollow Team.
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 September 2012

Thoroughly enjoyed my stay at the Knysna Hollow. Friendly staff, beautiful rooms, fireplace that helps on those cold nights, delicious breakfast... I can go on and on. The only problem with my stay is that I could only stay one night!

  • Stayed August 2012, travelled on business
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Clive B, General Manager at Knysna Hollow Country Estate, responded to this review, 6 September 2012
Fantastic review, thanks ever so much and we are super-excited that you enjoyed your time with us here at Knysna Hollow. We hope to be able to welcome you back at some time in the future. Best regards from Clive and the Knysna Hollow Team!
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Additional Information about Knysna Hollow Country Estate

Property: Knysna Hollow Country Estate
Address: 5 Welbedacht Lane, Knysna 6570, South Africa
Region: South Africa > Western Cape > Knysna
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#16 Romantic Hotel in Knysna
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3 star — Knysna Hollow Country Estate 3*
Number of rooms: 87
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Located just 2km from the picturesque town of Knysna, Knysna Hollow Country Estate offers comfortable accommodation and friendly service in lush and tranquil surrounds. Three swimming pools, a first-class restaurant offering contemporary Cape cuisine with an extensive wine list and a relaxed environment all combine for a memorable holiday for the whole family. Various room types to choose from including Garden Rooms, Garden Chalets and our new Superior Eco Estate Rooms, each room type offering various levels of comfort and amenities at different rates. Enjoy the lush, country feel of our indigenous gardens, yet only 5 minutes from Knysna town. ... more   less 
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