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“Professionally run boutique hotel.” 4 of 5 bubbles
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Amanzi Island Lodge
Ranked #8 of 129 Knysna B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Dar es Salaam
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25 reviews
18 hotel reviews
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“Professionally run boutique hotel.”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 May 2014

Although we couldn't get a sea front room anymore (all booked), we've had a very nice and spacious room from where we could see the sea!

The "plus" of this place is a shuttle service to Knysna city centre: you can enjoy food and wine not worrying about the way back to the hotel.

Service was very good.

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
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  • Location
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
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  • Rooms
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 bubbles
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Aldeburgh, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
6 hotel reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 May 2014

Our room was superb and spotlessly clean with a very comfortable bed, lots of cupboards and very tasteful furnishings. It was just lovely but we were surprised there was no fridge in the room which is normally standard in bed and breakfast accommodation in SA. Consequently, there was no fresh milk in our room, only UHT, for tea and coffee.

The views were superb and with loungers provided on our terrace, we were able to enjoy beautiful views of the lagoon.

Unfortunately, the owner does not live on site and at the weekend particularly it lacked any atmosphere. We enjoy a quick chat with the owner at breakfast time and maybe when we return in the afternoon because we then glean a little info on the area and best places to visit but there was no one around.

However, despite these small criticisms, we would highly recommend Amanzi Lodge which is in a lovely quiet position and yet only five minutes from the centre of Knysna.

Room Tip: We had a ground floor superior room facing the lagoon which was well worth the extra.
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  • Stayed February 2014, travelled as a couple
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Cape Town Central, South Africa
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 May 2014

Absolutely Marvelous. Best accommodation in Knysna! Canoeing down the river, towards the heads, was breath-taking. I would go back to Amanzi in a flash. I would recommend it to everyone. So many special touches and a warm welcome. Staff are extremely helpful.

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Geneva, Switzerland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 May 2014

We had a very walm welcome in Amanzi Lodge. Everything was just perfect, we were well advised with regards to the restaurants. The room was very clean, the place is very quiet and the pool was most enjoyable. We fully recommend this lovely place.

  • Stayed February 2014, travelled as a couple
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
1 review
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 May 2014

We stayed here for 3 nights in November 2013, and we were so impressed with our stay here.
The rooms were spotlessly clean, with wonderful bathrooms that have large separate showers, and the breakfasts were delicious, fresh fruit, hot food, really, anything you could want for a breakfast meal. In addition, the staff were exceptionally helpful and friendly, and made us feel very welcome. They could not do enough for us. We had a wonderful few days there, and without question it was the best place we stayed at. I cannot recommend it highly enough. This will be my first booking for my next trip to South Africa.

Room Tip: We had a room with a balcony, which is a must to appreciate the stunning views of the Knysna lagoon
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  • Stayed November 2013, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Rawsonville, South Africa
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 May 2014

Our family of 4 stayed as Amanzi Island Lodge recently, and it was absolutely fantastic. Brilliant location, very friendly and helpful staff. Luxury and comfort was what we had. My kids wanted to "steal" the matresses!!! Lovely. Thanks so much!!

Room Tip: Ask for room facing the Heads. Beautiful view.
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  • Stayed April 2014, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Langenzenn, Germany
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 May 2014

The location, the room and the staff are best in class! Thanks for an absolute perfect knysna experience! We stayed in 15 different Lodges during our journey on the garden route, Amanzi was one of the best.

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Additional Information about Amanzi Island Lodge

Property: Amanzi Island Lodge
Address: 31 Cearn Drive | Leisure Isle, Knysna 6571, South Africa
Region: South Africa > Western Cape > Knysna
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Shuttle Bus service Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #8 of 129 B&Bs / Inns in Knysna
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:4 star — Amanzi Island Lodge 4*
Number of rooms: 7
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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