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Reviewed 13 January 2016 via mobile

A little piece of heaven surrounded by the most beautiful landscapes. Extremely comfortable and luxurious, yet it feels being at home. Our host Marisa is such a genuine and heartwarming lady who made sure we get the best out of this experience. We'll never forget her smile and generosity and the stories she shared with us. Isola Bella is one...

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SAMarisa, Owner at Isola Bella, responded to this review

Love you guys and please come back!!!! People like you make the world a better place.

Rondebosch, South Africa
Reviewed 22 December 2015

The B&B is on Leisure Isle on the edge of the lagoon facing the heads. Very comfortable, quality, upmarket establishment. Marisa, the owner is warm and friendly and gave us all the assistance we needed. Breakfast was self-help and comprised bread, coffee, juice, fruit, and cereals, and one can make one's own boiled egg if desired. So if you are...

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SAMarisa, Owner at Isola Bella, responded to this review

Thank you John and Jacqui and your wonderfully warm family. People like you are a real pleasure to host. Wishing you all of the very best and looking forward to your return.

Jamestown
Reviewed 17 December 2015

We unfortunately had an all too brief stay here - just one night, how I wish it was more. The location is just amazing overlooking the lagoon. The rooms are spacious with plenty of wardrobe space, our room had its own little patio next to the bedroom. It was very tastefully decorated, very stylish. The bed was very comfortable, I...

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SAMarisa, Owner at Isola Bella, responded to this review

Thank you and it was so interesting talking to both of you. Loved having you at Isola Bella.

Johannesburg, South Africa
Reviewed 30 November 2015

This establishment is situated in one of the most idyllic spots in South Africa, on the edge of the Knysna lagoon. Marisa Raffinetti is a very gracious host and assists all her guests with their requirements, advising where to visit in the area and at which restuarants to eat. Whenever we visit this part of the world, Isola Bella is...

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Durban, South Africa
Reviewed 30 October 2015

Marisa and her staff went above and beyond for my husband and I on our recent trip to Knysna, our every need was taken care of. The Guest house was beautifully decorated in the finest quality linen and beds. Our morning view as we sipped our coffee on the patio was watching the tide go out and over the heads...

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Rotherham, United Kingdom
Reviewed 9 October 2015

We spent 3 nights in a luxury room at this amazing property on leisure Isle. The views are wondrous. It is owned by the wonderful Marissa, who was a delight to be with. The breakfast was continental with amazing choice and attention to detail. She catered for my husbands gluten free dietary needs perfectly. You eat on the veranda in...

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Cape Town
Reviewed 27 September 2015

We had a most enjoyable two night stay at this guesthouse with fabulous views of the water and very easy to find. The accommodation offered several places to sit and read or just soak up the view. Very hospitable hostess and a property we can highly recommend!

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Cape Town, South Africa
Reviewed 9 September 2015 via mobile

This guest house offers the perfect combination of warm Italian hospitality and privacy, in the most stylishly appointed house I've seen in a while. I was here on a business trip but would also strongly recommend Isola Bella for the holiday traveller or golfer visiting Knysna. Gorgeous views over Knysna Heads, tranquility, extremely comfortable beds, roomy bedrooms and bathrooms, an...

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Cape Town, South Africa
Reviewed 20 July 2015

A truly awesome guesthouse in an amazing location. The cleanest I have ever come across. Will definitely go back!! Would be even better if rooms were water facing and a little bigger, but this did not distract from a remarkable overall experience.

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Reviewed 19 July 2015 via mobile

We were in Knysna for the oyster festival and the Knysna half marathon and were so glad we picked Isola Bella as our accommodation. The room was beautiful, the views fantastic and Marisa was so accommodating making sure we had breakfast before our early start and sharing her only iPhone charger with us as we had forgotten ours at home....

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  • Free Parking
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Breakfast
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  • Free Breakfast

Additional Information about Isola Bella

Address: 21 Hart Road | Leisure Isle, Knysna 6571, South Africa
Region: South Africa > Western Cape > Knysna
Price Range: $112 - $248 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Isola Bella 3.5*
Number of rooms: 3
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“Unit that looks out to the Knysna lagoon”
 of 5 bubbles JohnMelville, 21 Dec 2015 | Read review
“I don't think you would be disappointed in any room here.”
 of 5 bubbles Gilly3464, 17 Dec 2015 | Read review
“Ask for a room on the first floor for B & B.”
 of 5 bubbles jillb539, 9 Oct 2015 | Read review
“facing the Heads”
 of 5 bubbles Sonja_L2014, 30 Mar 2015 | Read review
“We loved the Fontana Suite, which is the only room to face onto the sheltered, sunny courtyard but the upstairs rooms have stunning views of the lagoon and Knysna heads.”
 of 5 bubbles donyalem, 8 Jul 2014 | Read review
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