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Johannesburg, South Africa
Reviewed 1 week ago

The room was absolutely match box size, our unit was serviced only ONCE during our 6 day visit. The parking was entirely a NIGHTMARE to say the least. The walls are paper thin to say the least. Best thing about the unit was the view. Never ever Again.

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BarbaraE42, Owner at Paradise Heads, responded to this review

I'm very sorry you didn't enjoy your stay with us. You can see on the website the sizes of the rooms. The pictures show them as they are, they have not been enhanced. As far as servicing the room we are Self Catering and the rooms do not get serviced every day. If you wanted to have it serviced every...

Bristol, United Kingdom
Reviewed 17 November 2016

We booked a self catering unit based on the establishment's website but were a bit disappointed in how small the unit actually was. Although the place was OK for one night, we would certainly not enjoy an extended holiday there due to the cramped conditions. In addition the walls of adjoining units are thin and allow a lot of sound...

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Barbara F, Owner at Paradise Heads, responded to this review

Thank you for staying at Paradise Heads. I hope you enjoyed the magnificent view of the Lagoon and the Knysna Heads from your deck and managed to see one of the beautiful sunsets that Knysna is famous for. I'm sorry you found the unit smaller than you would have liked. All our units are different sizes as you can see...

Cape Town, South Africa
Reviewed 14 November 2016 via mobile

We stayed here last night. What a beautiful place with the most amazing views of Knysna. The cottage was very clean and well looked after. It is also close to all the amenities.Everyone is very friendly. We wished we could stayed for longer.

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Barbara F, Owner at Paradise Heads, responded to this review

Hi Nikita, its always nice to know our guests enjoyed their stay with us, we are looking forward to welcoming you back in the not to distant future.

Reviewed 13 September 2016

great location,lovely views from our private deck,well priced for what we received. would prefer to have dstv, because sabc reception was not all ways good. wooden units, thin walls ,best is the end units

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Barbara F, Owner at Paradise Heads, responded to this review

We do have DSTV to the chalets. When you asked me to find channel 3 I said if you needed help with the channels just ask and I would assist you. We are there to assist our guests so that they have a nice relaxing stay with no stress.

Port Alfred, South Africa
Reviewed 21 August 2016

Enjoyed our stay at Paradise Heads self catering. Well priced for what we received. All our needs met. Very comfortable bed and clean linen and towels. Lovely view from our small deck. Our hosts were very pleasant and helpful

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Johannesburg, South Africa
Reviewed 6 April 2016

The place Is perfect, especially if you want a relaxing and private vacation. Our room was neat and cozy, and the view from our balcony was just magnificent. Eddie and Barbara are great, very helpful. We stayed in The Fynbos. Oh and the free WIFI was an added bonus.

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BarbaraE42, Owner at Paradise Heads, responded to this review

We are so glad you enjoyed your stay with us and we look forward to welcoming you to Paradise Heads again.

Port Elizabeth, South Africa
Reviewed 7 February 2016

Paradise Heads self catering offers everything you need. Enjoy a cup of tea or sundowner on the balcony overlooking the Knysna Quays. Depending on which room you are in, it is spacious, clean and fairly quiet away from the main road. It is close to all amenities. Parking inside is safe behind a gate. The owners are very helpful and...

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Cape Town, South Africa
Reviewed 30 December 2015

We really enjoyed our stay at Paradise Heads ,The accomodation was ideal for our family of 3 ,the Waterfront is within walking distance and close to the city centre. The view from our bedroom was magnificent ,over looking the lagoon ,the accomodation is adequately equipped with everything we needed to make our stay comfortable ,The hosts were very friendly and...

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BarbaraE42, Owner at Paradise Heads, responded to this review

I'm glad you enjoyed your stay with us and look forward to your next visit.

Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa
Reviewed 22 November 2015

Paradise Heads self catering is located directly opposite the Knysna Heads and offers superb views from the main patio area. There's free wi-fi and the wooden cabins are well equipped. The hosts are very friendly and offered advice on what to do in the area and even provided a BBQ so we could enjoy the lovely balmy evening. The only...

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BarbaraE42, Owner at Paradise Heads, responded to this review

I''m glad you enjoyed your stay with us and look forward to hosting you again. Regards Barbara

Midrand, South Africa
Reviewed 1 September 2015

Great clean self-catering place, excellent rates and service. We often send our yachting students there and always get good feedback. Keep it up Barbara and Eddie, we will definitely be sending more of our students your way.

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BarbaraE42, Owner at Paradise Heads, responded to this review

Always a pleasure to host your students.

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Paradise Heads Self-Catering Guest House is a 3 Star guest house, situated on the hill in Paradise in Knysna. We have the most magnificent views of the famous Knysna Heads and the Knysna Lagoon from all the accommodation and decks. Relax in the Jacuzzi and enjoy the view while watching one of our wonderful sunsets. We have 1 large family unit and 4 wooden Chalets. They all have their own decks with Braai (Barbeque) facilities supplied on request. The Family room has a full kitchen and the Chalets have Kitchenettes. They are all fully equiped. All the accommodation is en-suite and you have your own entrance. We are 20 minutes away from Bufallo Beach, a Blue Flagged beach which is ideal for families with children. We are also walking distance from the famous Knysna Town and the Waterfront. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Paradise Heads

Address: 6 Upper Lloyd Street | Paradise, Knysna, South Africa
Region: South Africa > Western Cape > Knysna
Price Range: $51 - $102 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Paradise Heads 3*
Number of rooms: 5
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“best units are the two end units”
 of 5 bubbles , 13 Sep 2016 | Read review
“Beautiful view but ask for the rooms with the wooden balcony. It is more private from guests walking past.”
  • The view from any balcony at Paradise Heads
 of 5 bubbles charlenem293, 6 Feb 2016 | Read review
“Do not take Room 2 at all, feels like sleeping in the kitchen.”
 of 5 bubbles maggiekb, 11 Apr 2015 | Read review
“All of them”
 of 5 bubbles Travelling_circus_15, 15 Jan 2014 | Read review
“Room number 6 is great for bigger groups.”
 of 5 bubbles 667chantelh, 10 Sep 2013 | Read review
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