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“Someone stole the view!”
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Yellowwood Lodge
Ranked #24 of 30 Hotels in Knysna
Reviewed 14 March 2012

We stayed in a double room in the garden annexe - clean, light & airy, comfortable etc. Staff welcoming and helpful, breakfasts very good. Our only disappointment was the view - we selected Yellowwood because of the advertised views over the lagoon. Within the last two months a neighbour has constructed a large steel shed (car sales showroom?)just across the road that completely blocks the view. Clearly nothing Yellowwood can do, what a shame for them, they deserve better.

  • Stayed: February 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 27 June 2011

Our family found the Yellowwood Lodge a very hospitable place. We were given a warm welcome on arrival and found the staff very attentive. We stayed in the family unit ( a charming cottage) outside of the main house. The unit had 2 rooms with 2 single beds and a reasonably sized double bed. The pool in the back was small but we made full use of it. The garden was beautiful and our breakfasts overlooking the Knysna Lagoon were more than pleasant.

  • Stayed: June 2011, travelled with family
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Thank RobertDolan
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Reviewed 10 May 2011

We found our stay at the yellowwood lodge to be peaceful, comfortable and within a close proximity to the town's main features. The room was comfortable and the breakfast was generous. What we most enjoyed was having our breakfast on the verandah with its beautiful view as well as our time at the nearby beach. The staff were also very friendly and we felt safe on the premises. Overall a good weekend spent in knysna and will pop in again.

Room Tip: ask for a room outside the main house with balcony
  • Stayed: April 2011, travelled as a couple
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Thank m_annebrochart
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Reviewed 24 March 2011

I had a brief stay in Knysna whilst on business and I found the B&B to be clean and comfortable. The location was perfect as it is very close to town and the price reasonable. I would visit this place again both on business and leisure.

  • Stayed: March 2011, travelled on business
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Thank jagerphil
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Reviewed 21 February 2011

The room's bed was of a pleasant size and we had a lovely balcony overlooking knysna's lagoon. The bathroom was simple; and although the shower/bath was one unit it was adequate and clean enough for my wife and I. The thing we most enjoyed about our stay was the filling breakfast we received the next morning and the location of the B&B. For all those wondering, the photos I am placing on the web are for the room we stayed in, no. 9 which is situated outside of the main house.

  • Stayed: February 2011, travelled as a couple
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1  Thank colinsmith951
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Reviewed 14 February 2011

Last January we spent a few days in Southafrica with my husband. We travel along the Garden Route and we spent 4 days in Knysna, where we decided to stay at Yellowwood Lodge. The place itself was very pleasant and cozy and the hospitality of the staff was great. Also I can tell that it looked very tidy and sparkle, the bedroom and towels were done daily. I was also impressed by the breakfast since they offer different types, which fit to our taste and mood in the most critical moment of the day! Regarding the location, this place is breathtaking, as it´s view of the lagoon and The Heads are still unforgettable!

  • Stayed: January 2011, travelled as a couple
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Thank maria-ascue
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Reviewed 12 January 2011

We had a separated room from the house called "guest room". It's a family unit. When we arrived, the owner showed us the room and told us not to leave the room without the key, otherwise it will be locked. And we did not see him again until the breakfast.

I did not sleep well and felt itchy, so I took off the pillow case and what I saw shocked me and my family. The pillows were so dirty! The photos taken showed the 2 worse pillows we slept on, the others were "white" with stains. The pantry area, cups, coffee etc were very old and did not look appetite to use or to be consumed. The bathroom bath gel and shampoo had wierd colour. So we ended up buying the items we need and did not touch anything in the room.

Actually we had a clue when we booked before our trip started. The B&B website asked for 50% deposit, when we provide the credit card details, we were charged full amount. Then we started reading the review from trip advisor, but it was too late!!! We were thinking it should be OK for only 1 night, so we did not ask for any clarification.

Actually the old, outdated room we still could bear with it, but the hygiene that is reflected in the quality of the pillow..... that was too much!!!!

we like best - the knysna lagoon itself
we like least - how the B&B like this can be so unhygiene and inconsiderate of the guests

  • Stayed: December 2010, travelled with family
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1  Thank Koelnsperger
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Address: 18 Handel Street | PO Box 2020, Knysna 6571, South Africa
Region: South Africa > Western Cape > Knysna
Amenities:
Shuttle Bus service Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #24 of 30 Hotels in Knysna
Price Range: £44 - £72 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Yellowwood Lodge 3*
Number of rooms: 12
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
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