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“Perfect 10 out of 10!”
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Amber Guest Lodge
Ranked #37 of 126 Knysna B&B and Inns
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Regina, Canada
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“Perfect 10 out of 10!”
Reviewed 11 March 2013

My partner and I have been travelling for two months, and have stayed at over twenty places. After each stay, we have ranked the accommodation, giving a score out of 10. Amber Guest Lodge is only the second place we stayed at that scored a perfect 10.

The guest house is beautiful - the rooms spacious and nicely decorated, in a simple, modern style. Our room had a king size bed, which was very comfortable. The room had a fridge, a safe, a fan, a tv and DVD player, and the hosts had DVDs that you could borrow (which we did). There was free wifi which worked perfectly. Each room opens up to a lovely patio area, with a pool and incredible view.

The host was great, and gave us lots of useful advise for things to while we were there, restaurants to go to, etc.

The breakfast was amazing - especially the fruit salad that was prepared each morning. Best breakfast of our trip for sure.

The only thing that is lacking is AC in the rooms - but this wasn't a problem at all, as even the very hot days cooled down a lot at night. Our room never felt too warm.

A car is basically needed, as it is a 5-10 minute driving distance to the centre of town. This wasn't a problem for us, and presumably wouldn't be for most people, travelling along the Garden Route.

Overall, the place is incredible, and the value excellent. We loved it so much that we added a third night. I would not hesitate to recommend this place.

  • Stayed March 2013, travelled as a couple
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Vienna, Austria
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Reviewed 25 February 2013

The house is very good located, close to The Heads and not far from Knysna Waterfront

Very nice & friendly hosts. Janet gave a lot of infos & recommendations for our daily tours. Breakfast was delicious, especially the omelette.

  • Stayed February 2013, travelled as a couple
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Hull, UK
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Reviewed 23 February 2013

We booked this Lodge whilst on the road. On arrival we thought it seemed too far out of town, but how wrong we were! The location overlooking the lagoon is great, and very handy for visiting the Heads and it's viewpoints, Coney Glen Beach, and Leisure Island, as well as town (8 minutes by car). The rooms are spacious and fully equipped and with the most comfortable bed we have slept in. Janet and Derek are excellent hosts and provided us with all anyone could want - including good advice about r restaurants, walks, things to do and see. Breakfasts were a real highlight - there was everything one could hope for....... Unlimited Muesli's, porridge, cold meats, cheeses, full English, toast, tea, coffee, juices, jams and marmalades........a truly great variety, and during our four days there we never needed lunch! The terrace and small pool are ideal for relaxing with a glass of wine or a cold beer at the end of the day. We will certainly be recommending Amber to anyone visiting Knysna.......if you are going there, look no further than Amber Guest Lodge

Room Tip: Room 5 is a family room....more spacious and slightly more expensive.
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  • Stayed February 2013, travelled as a couple
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london
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Reviewed 16 February 2013

Having spent 8 nights there is nothing to find fault. Janet and Derek were professional and helpful. The room was excellent, the breakfast lovely and the views over the Lagoon stunning which made for a wonderful stay.

  • Stayed February 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 11 February 2013

Unfortunately we only had one night at Amber Guest Lodge on our short trip to Southafrica with a hudge program. Our room was wonderful, warmly decorated and the bed was the best on our whole trip. We felt welcome from arrival to departure. Cloesed to Knysna Heads and city, but in a quite and lovely area.
Thanks to Janet and Derek for everything. When we come back to Southafrica we will definitely come back to Amber Guest Lodge!

  • Stayed November 2012, travelled as a couple
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Rochford, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 21 January 2013

Property was booked for a short stay at Knysna whilst driving part of the Garden Route. I have no complaints, rooms were large, clean and tidy ideal for the time we were there. Lovely view over the lagoon and felt ideally situated just close enough to town without being amongst the hussle and bussle. Good for the Heads too and restaraunts at the Marina.
Host was excellent and friendly. Nothing to was too much trouble and anything we wanted locally they phoned round or recommended.

All in all a very pleasant stay

  • Stayed January 2013, travelled as a couple
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Sao Paulo, Brazil
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Reviewed 18 January 2013

Beautiful place! near to the most beautiful places in Knysna..if you have a car, then you are also less than 5 mintues from city centre
staff is lovely, and breakfast is excelent.
rooms are very quiet and clean... No complains!
the best part is the breakfast outside, with that beautifull view of the lagoon!

  • Stayed December 2012, travelled as a couple
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Property: Amber Guest Lodge
Address: 11 Duthie Drive | Rexford, Knysna 6571, South Africa
Region: South Africa > Western Cape > Knysna
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #37 of 126 B&Bs / Inns in Knysna
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Amber Guest Lodge 3.5*
Number of rooms: 5
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Ideally situated between Pezula & Knysna golf courses. Only minutes from the Knysna Heads & Leisure Isle. Three Luxury Rooms en-suite, One family unit with two bedrooms and a sleeper couch (sleeps 5) and our Honeymoon / Executive Suite with lounge/dining area with two 3/4 sleeper sofas. All rooms have fridge, TV, DVD player, hair dryer, heater and fan. All rooms have a separate bedroom and bathroom with large shower cubicle & separate bath, all have private entrances which open onto the pool patio which enjoys panoramic views of the Knysna Lagoon and the distant Mountains. There is a communal kitchen in our dining room where you can prepare a snack or light meal. ... more   less 
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