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London
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58 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 April 2016

This lodge is located on one of the nicest islands in Knysna, and although I would consider it rather cheap (being based in London) as a result of a cheap rand, this was top class, very nice, quite luxurious. If I had to do it all over (and I probably will), I would go for the top floor room. There... More 

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Market Harborough, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 March 2016

Stayed for a couple of nights. Very comfortable front ground floor room with own entrance and view across lagoon. Also sun bed and chairs. While at the front of the property it is well away from passing traffic - which in itself is not heavy. Good night's sleep even with a window open. Friendly, helpful and engaging manager and staff.... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 March 2016

Great view whether the tide was in or out ... And it goes out a long way here! And when it's in you can swim or use the kayaks to paddle as far as you wish, fantastic if you have the sun. And if you don't the view out the entrance to the sea will keep you captivated. Staff great,... More 

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George, South Africa
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3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviewed 15 March 2016

We loved the friendly service and relaxed atmosphere, garden with birds spilling into our room and breakfast spilling into the garden! Leisure Island is a favorite haunt and the Belle is a special place to enjoy its charm.

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Thank melw977
Wedmore, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
7 hotel reviews
Reviewed 10 March 2016

Excellent quality accommodation in a beautiful home. Fantastic location on Leisure Island overlooking Knysna Heads within easy reach of everything you would want during a visit to Knysna. Lovely pool in garden in a sheltered spot. Our room overlooked the pool and garden and was extremely clean and comfortable. Breakfasts were of a high standard and the honest bar offered... More 

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Thank SueHardy2014
Greater London, United Kingdom
1 review
Reviewed 8 March 2016

The Knysner Belle is a really good place to stay. Fab location overlooking the lagoon and the two Heads. Hospitable staff who booked restaurants for us to ensure we had a good evening.The room was lovely - bright and airy with its own terrace/balcony. Breakfasts were a delight. We made use of the free bikes and had a lovely morning... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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Reviewed 6 March 2016

We stayed two nights and thought the location was beautiful. Overlooking the water you could sit on the balcony and watch the weather roll in or out! There was enough to do - walk, swim, kayak or bike if you chose or you could just relax. The bikes & kayaks were easily accessible whenever you wanted them. Accommodation was very... More 

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Thank Alan_Irene
Hamburg
2 reviews
Reviewed 29 February 2016

We, two couples. had a great stay at the Knysna Belle. Rooms were clean and perfect in a safe and secured area with an excellent Breakfast in the morning. Knysna is a good Location with various of attractions to do and a lot of good Locations for a good dinner, serving fresh fish from the Region.

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Banbury, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 February 2016

If you are a light sleeper avoid a room by the pool in this B&B. It has a lovely location and a warm welcome, but if you want a peaceful sleep after 6am think again! As there is no air conditioning it is essential to have the windows ajar at least. For some unknown reason the pool cleaning system starts... More 

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Thank vjoynes
Ianbeswick, Owner at The Knysna Belle, responded to this review

Dear Vjoynes We apologize for the pool pump switching on at 6.00 am - it should not come on before 10.00am. The small back-up battery in the timer was flat and we have replaced it. It was a simple thing to fix once we were knew of the problem, that is why we do asks guests to tell us immediately... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 February 2016

The guesthouse is lovely on an island and in a lovely location, possibility to use canoes and biciclette.The manager and the owner very kind. Good breakfast.The best rooms are overlooking the lagoon .

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Free Breakfast
  • Beachfront
  • Free Parking
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Beachfront
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  • Free Breakfast
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The Knysna Belle Guest House offers a relaxing atmosphere with Bollard beach just a few paces from our front door where guests can relax and enjoy the tranquility of island life ... more   less 

Additional Information about The Knysna Belle

Address: 75 Bayswater Drive | Leisure Isle, Knysna 6571, South Africa
Region: South Africa > Western Cape > Knysna
Price Range: $138 - $381 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — The Knysna Belle 4*
Number of rooms: 7
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“Top floor room, or ground floor front facing room - but other rooms also great”
 of 5 bubbles minuslan, 25 Apr 2016 | Read review
“Avoid rooms around the pool”
 of 5 bubbles vjoynes, 23 Feb 2016 | Read review
“Front rooms have best views.”
 of 5 bubbles DisappointedScotland, 6 Feb 2016 | Read review
“Rear room for the pool/garden, front room for views - take your pick”
 of 5 bubbles MrJim999, 6 Feb 2016 | Read review
“go for the Captain's Quarters”
 of 5 bubbles sandsh0912, 2 Feb 2016 | Read review
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