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Johannesburg, South Africa
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 May 2015

Dirty rooms, dogs hair on couches and beds, in-operational TV's, moulding fridge, toilet seats broken, tiles missing from shower to name but a few issues. House of Horrors was more like it. To cap it call, Michelle blamed her maid for not taking care of the place. Ended up staying at the Premier Hotel down the road, we were not... More 

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Stellenbosch, South Africa
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6 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 July 2014

Missing toilet seat, broken TV, leaky shower head, toilet paper not included even though cleaning service is provided. There are also quite a few unfinished edges. The baths and showers have super low water pressure. We also ran out of cold water. We had to run a bath and wait for it to cool down. The biggest problem for me... More 

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3 Thank triptonsil
Shellskie, Owner at House Hammond, responded to this review

Dear Reviewer, Many thanks for your review. We take each review as constructive and respond as such. My sincere apologies for the missing toilet seat. We have been under renovation, and this was obviously a serious error on our part. Having listened to your birthday celebrations, until 1 a.m. on the Friday night, and the welcoming of your guest at... More 

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 August 2012

We booked into the "self catering" unit of House Hammond for the Knysna Half Marathon weekend. The owner did not remember that we were coming and had not vacated this "unit" which we soon realised was where she infact lived. The next problem, was that there was no electricity nor running water throughout the property with no explanation as to... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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36 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 January 2012

Spacious rooms, exceptionally clean, great views and swimming pool too. The host Michelle and her team are very welcoming and ensure you have a tailored experience, nothing is too much trouble. Breakfasts are personalised and our children loved the pool, plenty of games and books made us feel at home. Great chill-out areas in the library, bar area, lounge and... More 

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1 Thank kam02
Wrexham, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 January 2012

The whole family had a wonderful holiday here. The pool area was a huge success, the boys loved to be in the water and my husband and I spent hours at the poolside relaxing in the sun and watching the birds over the valley. The en-suite rooms are spacious and luxurious - overlooking the pool area - all with a... More 

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Thank K C
1 review
Reviewed 23 January 2012

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at house Hammond. Michelle and her mom were very welcoming & made us feel right at home. Loved the spacious lounging areas around the kitchen. Enjoyed the lovely breakfasts cooked to our individual tastes. My daughter loved the pool & the Labradors. Would definitely recommend this place for a relaxing experience in luxury away from... More 

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London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 8 January 2012

House Hammond is spacious, friendly and welcoming. Michelle, the owner, is a charming and down to earth host who made my family feel at home. Although our flights were booked a year in advance, I left the accommodation to the last minute and found that most places were fully booked. House Hammond had spaces but we were put off by... More 

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1 Thank IMD-London
Cape Town Central, South Africa
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 January 2012

How disappointing to find out a couple days before your vacation that despite a confirmation and deposit that your rooms where given to someone else who paid in full! Then there was also a dispute about if breakfast was included - my confirmation says YES! Michelle did find us alternative accommodation but should have gone out other way to make... More 

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1 Thank Fransher
Canterbury
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 March 2009

Situated in a nice part of Knysna convenient for everywhere, Shelly and her team were really helpfull and friendly. A very comfortable and luxurious guest house, served a wonderful freshly cooked breakfast. We would certainly go back.

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2 Thank JonCanterbury
South Africa
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4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 September 2008

I was very skeptical as House Hammond had no sea view, but when I realised that no one in Knysna actually has a on the sea view, I sat back and enjoyed my stay. Our host, Michele, was friendly and really involved in our stay. A house that was built to accommodate people means you don't have that feeling of... More 

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2 Thank ECbushbaby

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
In the Heart of the Garden Route, and a stone's throw from local 18-hole Knysna Golf Course, beautifully appointed North-facing rooms, overlooking marshland abundant with bird-life, await you. Each custom-built individual unit, which features an en-suite bathroom, is equipped with luxury bedding and stylish decor. Extra-length, International standard beds ensure your perfect night's sleep. A choice of DVD's or the many DSTV channels are available in each unit, as well as chess, or backgammon boards. Relax in the open lounge overlooking a sparkling pool, with the roar of our large three-sided wood-burning fire-place behind you. Unwind in the custom designed 'Sport's Bar' with vent-less gas fire and enjoy a first rate meal in the intimate dining-room. Choose from one of the many golf-courses in the area, the closest including Pezula and Simola. Transport is available to those further a-field, such as Fancourt, Goose Valley, Plettenberg Bay and more. For the non-golfer, a week of sight-seeing is easy to fill, and can include shark-cage-diving, hiking, cycling, riding or walks on the many empty beaches. For the thrill-seekers bungy- jumping, abseiling, paragliding and much more, are readily available ... more   less 

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Address: 47 Howard Street, Knysna 6570, South Africa
Region: South Africa > Western Cape > Knysna
Number of rooms: 8
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“If you would like a good room, stay somewhere else!”
 of 5 bubbles 371erinl, 5 May 2015 | Read review
“Choose a room without a sky light and test the shower.”
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“Do not stay there”
 of 5 bubbles Br0nwynS, 14 Aug 2012 | Read review
“You can request adjoining rooms or quiet rooms or lower level rooms - depending on your accessibility.”
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“Rooms overlooking the pool area.”
 of 5 bubbles KC467, 24 Jan 2012 | Read review
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