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“A special place to stay in Knysna”
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Armadillo Studios
Ranked #54 of 129 Knysna B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 20 January 2013

Our long anticipated return to Armadillo Studios for 5 nights in November 2012 resulted in a 4 week stay due to a medical emergency. I cannot imagine a better place to have been during that stressful time. Marion and David are welcoming, friendly and helpful hosts. The studios are clean, spacious and extremely well equipped with a flavour of Africa in the decor and colour scheme. The garden is superb and between hospital visits I spent many hours by the lovely pool surrounded by flowering shrubs and indigenous plants watching the varied bird life. Armadillo is well situated in a quiet area of Knysna, just a short drive to the spectacular Heads, shopping mall, golf courses and the many attractions in the area. We cannot wait to return, amongst other things to enjoy an Armadillo special for breakfast on the upstairs terrace with its views towards the Heads. Jenny & Geoff UK

  • Stayed: November 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 20 January 2013

We have just returned from three nights at this most relaxing property. We had Studio 2 which was clean, comfortable, spacious and had a pleasant patio area. There is a delightful pool and deck set in a beautifully laid out garden where you can unwind. Microwave and refrigerator added to the flexibility of the accommodation. The property is located between the town and Heads in a quiet residential area which appears to be very safe and secure.
Marion and David have done a great job renovating the property. They were excellent hosts and great conversationalists. The breakfast choices were first rate. The whole experience was excellent and when we return to Knysna we will stay, hopefully for longer.

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  • Stayed: January 2013, travelled as a couple
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armadillostudios, Manager at Armadillo Studios, responded to this reviewResponded 21 January 2013

Gosh, what a lovely review - it has made our day! Thanks for your many complimentary remarks. David & I really enjoyed your company - especially the many chats & much laughter we shared at breakfast-time...and over a sunny Sunday afternoon glass of wine or two! You are truly Armadillo Amigos.

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Reviewed 6 January 2013

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and wish it could have been longer than the 3 days we booked. To have received us so warmly on Christmas Day when everyone else was shut down was kindness itself -fantastic! You even provided us with some Christmas presents to enjoy, so thank you so much for your kindness.

We found Armadillo 'top notch'. The accommodation and surrounds were superb and represented brilliant value. We loved returning to Armadillo from the great activities and restaurants Knysna offers to rest or swim in the loveliest of swimming pools. The gardens are an absolute picture with carefully thought out areas to sit in sun or shade and enjoy. What a treat. Highly recommended.

Room Tip: All 3 studios are unique and of the higest of standards with views onto the garden and pool. They f...
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  • Stayed: December 2012, travelled with family
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armadillostudios, Owner at Armadillo Studios, responded to this reviewResponded 10 January 2013

We are so grateful for this wonderful review and are genuinely delighted that you enjoyed your Christmas visit to the Armadillo so much. When we have such lovely guests as yourselves the 'season of goodwill' lasts all year round! Thanks again.

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Reviewed 29 December 2012

Thanks a lot to Marion and David for being our hosts for three nights on our honeymoon. The Armadillo Studios have simply been great. The rooms was really very big, a nice kitchenette, lots of storage spots, very clean and nice big bathroom and the bed was great as well, since it was not so soft.

The garden and the pool area is just a dream! So many nice flowers, everything is clean and very high quality. The two hosts were always helping out, giving reco for several activities, restaurants and so on. So if you stay in Knysna, you should definitely stay here.

It would just be great, if there was WIFI for free around. But since we were on our honeymoon, it was not too bad :) So thanks again and see u soon :)

Daniela and Alex

  • Stayed: December 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 24 December 2012

Staying at Armidillo Studios was both a relaxing and refreshing experience. We appreciated the thoughtful creativity in the rooms and the flow and harmony in the garden. Throughout our travel in the Eastern Cape we have not found such good hosts. Marion and David are able to balance a sincere interest without being “too much”. I can wholeheartedly recommend Armidillo Studios for any international or national guests that have a taste for exceptional service, an artistic intent and an appreciation for that “personal touch”.

Sincerely,

Xander van Lill

Room Tip: The room on the far right side affords you greater privacy and a lovely view over the garden.
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  • Stayed: December 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 30 November 2012

My boyfriend Glen and I enjoyed 2 glorious nights at Armadillo Studios. Marion and David are the perfect hosts (and just a lovely couple) and their home, studio apartments and garden are all beautiful (so much so that you think you could happily just relax in the garden and miss the Knysna sights)! The setup of the studios lends itself to the perfect balance between your own private large room with your own terrace, but Marion and David are also always close at hand. The breakfast on the terrace with out of this world – Marion’s breakfast was definitely the my best of the holiday! Knysna has got so much to offer we wish we could have spent more time there – and thank you for the catamaran recommendation which we did on our way out of town and loved!

  • Stayed: November 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 22 November 2012

If you are in or near Knysna, this is the place to be. During our long travel through southern Africa, it was among the top accomodations. Lovely owners, very personal treatment. Very big rooms. Etc. etc. ....

Do it!

One potentially negative aspect: if you are very tall (like me (200 cm)), be prepared to hang your feet out of the bed, as they are a little bit short.

Stayed: November 2012, travelled as a couple
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Additional Information about Armadillo Studios

Address: 15 Lindsay Street | Hunters Home, Knysna 6571, South Africa
Region: South Africa > Western Cape > Knysna
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #54 of 129 B&Bs / Inns in Knysna
Price Range: £50 - £110 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 5
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Set in tranquil, landscaped surroundings, close to Knysna & Pezula Golf Clubs, The Heads, town centre and Waterfront, Armadillo Studios offers the last word in affordable luxury. Our 4-star accommodation (B&B or self-catering) comprises spacious guest suites with stylish bathrooms, mini kitchens, lounge areas with flatscreen DSTV, DVD & hi-fi, private entrances, off street parking and patios overlooking our beautiful gardens with pool, sun deck, lapa and guest braai. ... more   less 
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