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Cape Town Central, South Africa
1 review
Reviewed 1 week ago

We were only there for a quick over night stop but the location is great and service terrific. very usefull having a simple book out process with the box to leave the keys. Greatfull for the parking on the premises and early check in time.

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KnysnaHeron, Manager at Knysna Herons Guest House, responded to this review

Thank you for the review, We try our best to make the process of check in/out as simple as possible. We glad you enjoyed your stay More 

Cape Town
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3 reviews
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Reviewed 17 October 2016

Good value for money. We could however hear the guests in the next room and the pillows were uncomfortable. The room was beautiful, enjoyed the hospitality and will definitely come back. The complimentary coffee with milk every day was very thoughtful.

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KnysnaHeron, Manager at Knysna Herons Guest House, responded to this review

Thank you for the review, we are in the process of sorting out the wall with making it more silent. Our pillows have been changed in that room. Thank you again. we glad you enjoyed your stay More 

Johannesburg, South Africa
1 review
Reviewed 13 October 2016

As part of our Honeymoon road trip we slept over at this establishment and was so impressed that we immediately wished we had booked a longer stay. Definitely a place we would come back to. Just a pity my wife forgot our pillow in the room. Would recommend to anyone without hesitation.

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KnysnaHeron, Manager at Knysna Herons Guest House, responded to this review

We are glad you enjoyed your stay and that you enjoyed some of your honeymoon with us. your pillow is still with us and we can Postnet it up to you More 

Port Elizabeth, South Africa
1 review
Reviewed 10 October 2016

Room clean and neat, albeit somewhat tiny for two people. But as we were there for sleeping only, not to much of an issue. Check in and check out process very easy and hassle free. Location nice and central in Knysna and easy to find.

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KnysnaHeron, Manager at Knysna Herons Guest House, responded to this review

Thank you for the review, We do know that our standard small doubles are small but glad you see that as it is a room only for the nights rest. we glad you enjoyed your stay and found that our Check In/Out was simple and easy More 

Bloemfontien
1 review
Reviewed 10 September 2016

We were absolutely overwhelmed by the excellent guest service we received at Knysna Herons Guest House. We are regular travelers who stay in a lot of places, but this guest house was definitely worth every cent we payed, and the rate should I tell you, was more than affordable. We were received friendly, provided with informative information about the town,... More 

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KnysnaHeron, Manager at Knysna Herons Guest House, responded to this review

We are speachless. We are pleased that enjoyed your stay with us, it is always most welcoming to see our Guests have enjoyed what we offer, can assist with and what we do best is excel. We honestly thank you kindly for the review More 

Hoedspruit, South Africa
1 review
Reviewed 8 September 2016

Quintin was the most lovely host! Made us feel so at home! The rooms are beautiful, simple and very comfortable. We were offered a a bigger room on arrival and for tired travellers, not having to share a double bed was amazing! Very comfortable enjoyable stay, would 100% recommend

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KnysnaHeron, Manager at Knysna Herons Guest House, responded to this review

Thank you, We always try and accommodate when possible. been travelers ourselves we know how to treat our wonderful guests. We are pleased to read you enjoyed your stay More 

Tenerife, Spain
1 review
Reviewed 4 August 2016

Everything was extremely clean and warm. I recommend this guest house to everyone. The owners were so helpful and informed and show the nice room were we stay. To visit the town centre you have to go by car

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KnysnaHeron, Manager at Knysna Herons Guest House, responded to this review

We are glad you found that we are keeping up our great standards of cleanliness We thank you for choosing to stay with us. More 

Centurion, South Africa
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7 reviews
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Reviewed 19 July 2016

We travelled to Knysna for the Oyster Festival in Jul 16. What a warm, cozy and peaceful venue to stay! Even when my friend got sick, the managers went out of their way to assist. Will definitely visit them again.

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KnysnaHeron, Manager at Knysna Herons Guest House, responded to this review

Good Day We glad you enjoyed your stay with us. hope he is feeling better and strong. to much rich foods. Glad you felt we served you well More 

Port Elizabeth
1 review
Reviewed 12 July 2016

The personnel was friendly and good service. The room was cleaned every morning and a nice location. Easy to get to the Waterfront and around. I was very pleased with the property. I would definitely go back again.

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KnysnaHeron, Manager at Knysna Herons Guest House, responded to this review

We welcome you back anytime. thank you for the wonderful review More 

Cape Town Central, South Africa
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Reviewed 12 July 2016

Neat and tidy guesthouse with warm atmosphere and with friendly hosts Quinton and Robert.Breakfast every morning was nice and filling.Thumbs up to the friendly kitchen staff.Stay was over the Knysna Oyster Festival

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Thank you for the wonderful review. Our kitchen staff I will have told and they always love feed back More 

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Free Breakfast
  • Free Parking
  • Bar/Lounge
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Bar/Lounge
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Kitchenette
  • Family Rooms
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Minibar
Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Internet
  • Public Wifi
Services
  • Free Breakfast
  • Laundry Service
  • Free Parking
  • Airport Transportation
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Concierge
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Knysna Herons Guest House is Home Away from Home, We have a sparkling pool with stunning views from the breakfast patio of the Knysna Heads and the Knysna Lagoon. We have all en-suite rooms and two self/family catering room. All our rooms have WIFI, Satellite (DSTV), Tea/Coffee Trays, and all with there own private entrances into the surrounding gardens. 4 of our rooms are equipped with air-conditioning units. We can arrange almost anything you require from the comfort of the Guest House. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Knysna Herons Guest House

Address: 11 Herons Way | Lower Old Place, Knysna 6571, South Africa
Region: South Africa > Western Cape > Knysna
Price Range: $43 - $96 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Knysna Herons Guest House 3*
Number of rooms: 7
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“We stayed in the Hoepoo Room. Lovely and spacious.”
 of 5 bubbles 827estellej, 18 Jul 2016 | Read review
“Great value for money, Upstairs lounge to relax , Beds are super an great.”
 of 5 bubbles WilliamCumming, 27 Mar 2016 | Read review
“The self-catering rooms are spacious and makes you feel more at home.”
 of 5 bubbles errols742, 25 Mar 2016 | Read review
“Private access to your ground floor room with a swimming pool to relax.”
 of 5 bubbles marionb945, 14 Mar 2016 | Read review
“Air conditioned room is recommended”
 of 5 bubbles Mish14, 4 Jan 2016 | Read review
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