We received an extremely warm welcome from the new owners of Amanzi, which was much appreciated after travelling for 26 hours! The house has been newly renovated from top to bottom and has been tastefully decorated throughout in a Cape Cod / nautical style, perfect for its location on the edge of the lagoon.
Although we are extremely fussy, we really could not fault anything in our beautiful big bedroom with its private balcony overlooking the lagoon and the Heads. The room had two wonderful bathrooms - one with a lovely and very large round bath and the other with an enormous his & hers shower. The bed was extremely comfortable and the bedding, pillows and towels were all top quality. The tea tray was always packed with a huge variety of goodies, as were the bathrooms (shower gel, soap, shampoo & conditioner) and the matching robes and slippers were a really nice touch.
Breakfast is served in a lovely room looking out onto the lagoon and there is a good choice of fresh and healthy hot and cold items. There is also a fully stocked honesty bar and afternoon tea and cake is served in the breakfast room each day. Every single member of staff went out of their way to make our stay as comfortable as possible and gave us a lot of advice and recommendations for restaurants, days out, etc. The lodge also offers a complimentary shuttle service for guests to nearby restaurants and bars.
Unfortunately we only stayed for 3 nights on this occasion, but we will be returning later this year as we would not consider staying anywhere else in Knysna now!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- On the shores of the Knysna Lagoon you'll find Amanzi Island Lodge, a tranquil beach house on Leisure Isle, with spectacular views of the Knysna Heads and Featherbed Nature Reserve. Spacious bedrooms open out onto a balcony either overlooking the lagoon or our private garden. Amanzi has a breakfast room opening onto the main terrace. Guests can enjoy an english breakfast while admiring the breathtaking view. Later, relax by the secluded swimming pool or sit on our terrace overlooking the lagoon and indulge in a sundowner. The complimentary bicycles and kayaks available at the guest house can be used for scenic trips around Leisure Isle.Our sunny and spacious rooms are air-conditioned and equipped with satellite TV. The bathrooms have under floor heating and complimentary Charlotte Rhys luxury products. ... more less
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