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“Everything & More!”
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Armadillo Studios
Ranked #41 of 126 Knysna B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Cape Town Central, South Africa
1 review
“Everything & More!”
Reviewed 29 December 2013

Many thanks to Marion and David for such a wonderful stay. The studio was more than what we wanted and your garden is absolutely beautiful, the location is perfect and we couldn't have asked to stay with more accommodating people!
We are looking forward to our next visit!

Thanks again,

Luke & Kayleigh

Room Tip: All the rooms are of great standard, I'm sure anyone visiting would not be disappointed.
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  • Stayed December 2013, travelled as a couple
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Mammadillo, Owner at Armadillo Studios, responded to this review, 30 December 2013
Super review - thank you very much. So glad you enjoyed our accommodation & garden - and the welcome notice we put at our gate! Hope to see you return as 'Armadillo Amigos' very soon.
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Reviewed 21 December 2013

Wonderful stay in a delightful spot up on the hills outside Knysna town. The two-bedroom apartment we rented for five days was a joy - comfortable, well equipped and spacious with its own patio for breakfast in the sunny, lush gardens. Marion and David are exceptional hosts, welcoming, friendly and generous with their time (and wine!). The best chunk of our South African holiday by far, we're very much looking forward to going back.

  • Stayed December 2013, travelled as a couple
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Mammadillo, Owner at Armadillo Studios, responded to this review, 23 December 2013
Wow! What a succinct & heartwarming review. It's always particularly good to receive positive comments from regular TripAdvisor reviewers. Thank you so much. Really looking forward to seeing you back at Armadillo one day soon.
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Reviewed 14 December 2013

Well planned and spacious accommodation with a very attractive garden with a swimming in nice area. It is surrounded by mature trees so looks as though there aren`t any other houses nearby. Lots of interesting birds to watch. Very friendly and hospitable owners. Would highly recommend.

  • Stayed November 2013, travelled as a couple
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Mammadillo, Owner at Armadillo Studios, responded to this review, 19 December 2013
Thank you so much for your positive feedback - and congratulations on being our 100th reviewer!
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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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Reviewed 30 November 2013

Fantastic hosts, fantastic setting with the garden and just exactly what i was looking for. My guest had a recent operation before coming to South Africa, so stairs was out of the question. With loads of online searching and trying to find the correct accommodation i stumbled on Armadillo Studios, but what a pleasant surprise!! Marion and David has been absolute fantastic and have been taking good care us for the 2nights and it was great. We had our privacy of leaving when we had to and we had our own entrance and exit so that we also do not invade their space and privacy. By setting things up the way they did, worked for them and also guests that will be staying there in the future. You have the option of having breakfast with views overlooking parts of Knysna Heads which is really great. Booking your stay here will be an absolute pleasure.

  • Stayed November 2013, travelled on business
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Mammadillo, Owner at Armadillo Studios, responded to this review, 3 December 2013
Thanks for a great review (and all the exclamation marks!!!) So nice to receive such positive feedback from a top Cape Town tour guide - we really appreciate it & hope to welcome you back soon with more clients touring the Garden Route.
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Reviewed 20 November 2013

My wife booked a 3 night stay at the Studios for my birthday, we have travelled and stayed at many places over the years. Believe me when I say this was one of the best! The accommodation was very well equipped and spotlessly clean, the gardens are stunning. Our hosts Marion & David are fantastic and made our stay very memorable for all the right reasons, they are very kind and attentive to the needs of their guests. We are really looking forward to staying with them again soon. Armadillo Studios is A GREAT PLACE TO STAY. Thanks guys. Phil & Geraldine

  • Stayed November 2013, travelled as a couple
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Mammadillo, Owner at Armadillo Studios, responded to this review, 22 November 2013
We're very grateful for this glowing review. Thank you for choosing Armadillo Studios for your birthday weekend. I only wish we could have arranged for better weather! We'll appease the rain gods in time for your next visit, I promise. Many thanks again.
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Johannesburg, South Africa
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Reviewed 27 October 2013

We stayed 2 nights in the studio 3. The location is convenient, and in a quiet area. The garden is beautiful, and the view from the upper deck and dinning room is very nice. The studio is clean, very well equipped. The 2nd room w/ twin beds is a bit tight. For us, that like to sleep in the dark, it was a challenge. Also, we got some rain, and the studio felt kind of humid inside, once it does not have air conditioner to dry the air. The breakfast was excellent! Marion and David are a great hosts: very friendly and helpful. Just did not like the bottom part of the Guest Registration Sheet, regarding the liability... I did not sign it.

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled with family
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 16 October 2013

Actualy stayed there for eight nights in March 2012 - so a bit late with the review - sorry.

Mine hosts David & Marion went beyond helpful in providing a really wonderful place to stay with great facilities - almost better than home - and entertained us with just the right level of friendliness.

Incredibly helpful in planning a three night excursion to Ado Elephant reserve, and also our trip back to Cape town via Oudtshoorn, advising things to see and helping us to find places to stay.

Cannot wait to rake up enough money to go back again.

Room Tip: we had a look around all the accomodation on offer and would recommend it all
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  • Stayed November 2012, travelled as a couple
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Property: 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 #41 of 126 B&Bs / Inns in Knysna
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
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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