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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 7 October 2016 via mobile

Knysna Heads is a narrow tidal passage into the lagoon, running between two high cliffs. And on the eastern point is perched Head over Hills, with a panoramic view of this stunning setting. Rooms have individual balconies overlooking the view, as well as the dining room. Food was also good. All adds up to a highly recommended stay. So why...

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Head2014, Manager at Head Over Hills, responded to this review

Hi Peter Thank you for taking the time to write a review and we are glad to hear that you enjoyed your time with us at Head over Hills. Thank you for your constructive comments regarding the water and the wifi challenges. We are aware of these and they are a work in progress. We hope you enjoyed the rest...

Cape Town, South Africa
Reviewed 26 September 2016

The parking was small and it was for all visitors to park inside and when they wanna go out. Bathroom is a part of the room which is no door and no walls there, the smell and flushing Of the toilet inside the room, other than that everything was perfect the staff, the view, the cleanliness

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Head2014, General Manager at Head Over Hills, responded to this review

Thanks so much for taking the time to write the review. Thanks for the feedback we take everything in consideration and we do try to improve on the suggestions. Have a wonderful day and hope to see you again in the future.

Sydney
Reviewed 19 September 2016

Despite poor weather, we loved the location looking over the spectacular heads. The highlight was the dinner prepared by Rodney (the Chef) in front of the fireplace of wild oysters (which we ordered in advance), kudu fillet and cheese platter - washed down with some excellent wines from their cellar. Breakfast was also excellent. Given it is a bit of...

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Head2014, General Manager at Head Over Hills, responded to this review

Thanks so much for all this wonderful words. It really makes every minute working worth it. It even makes it easy if we get wonderful geust like yourselfes. Hope to see you again in the future.

Reviewed 8 September 2016 via mobile

I stayed three nights in the Elephant Suite and I cannot fault anything. I was traveling on my own for business and I was made to feel very welcome by Therese and Debbie. The suite was exquisitely furnished, spotlessly clean and the Hastens bed was certainly very comfortable. The suite was spacious with plenty of room for me to relax...

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Head2014, General Manager at Head Over Hills, responded to this review

Thanks so much for taking the time to write this review. We really appreciate all the wonderful words. We are so glad to have Debbie as part of the team. Hope to see you again.

Oxford, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 September 2016

Fantastic location with great views and really pleasant staff who made you feel welcome. Quite intimate,more like staying at someone's house rather than a hotel-appeals to some not others. Food good but not excellent.

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Head2014, General Manager at Head Over Hills, responded to this review

Thanks so much for taking the time to write the review. We do take all critic in consideration and we see this only has helpful tips for the future. Thanks so much for informing us of those things. Hope to see you again

Ahmedabad, India
Reviewed 1 September 2016 via mobile

Great views from the property , but does not have a very luxurious feel for the charge . The bed was extremely uncomfortable & the staff not as warm as other b&b I have visited . But the view was excellent , great location badly furnished & run .

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Head2014, General Manager at Head Over Hills, responded to this review

Thanks so much for taking the time to write the review. I am sorry that you feel this way about our beautiful place, we pride ourselves in our warm service and comfort. Hope that you will find a better place then to go visit in the future.

Reviewed 1 September 2016 via mobile

Position, position, position - fantastic views. Rooms are a bit cramped so we were upgraded to a suite which was perfect - unfortunately the weather dampened things so we weren't able to really enjoy the expansive and beautiful decks and outside facilities. Definitely worth a revisit in the summer for a few days.

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Head2014, General Manager at Head Over Hills, responded to this review

Thanks so much for the review. Hope that the next time you do visit us that the weather will play along. Believe we will see you again.

Johannesburg, South Africa
Reviewed 16 August 2016

The rooms, food, service and everything else was excellent - a great weekend. Even though the weather wasn't great, the atmosphere made up for it - will definitely visit again. The Elephant Suite is a MUST...

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Head2014, Manager at Head Over Hills, responded to this review

Hi Tony It was great having you to stay with us and we are so happy you enjoyed yourselves. Guests like you make our lives so much fun! Pity about the weather, but it just means you will have to come back in summer! See you soon!

Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Reviewed 11 August 2016 via mobile

Most glorious setting we have ever paid for,not something you can put a price on but worth every cent!From setting to service it was wonderful,a small boutique guest house that makes you feel like it's your's to enjoy.

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Head2014, General Manager at Head Over Hills, responded to this review

Thanks so much for taking the time to write a review. We loved having you stay with us and enjoy having guest that is so full of life. Hope to see you again soon send lots of greeting to your mom and dad.

Randburg, South Africa
Reviewed 17 July 2016

What a beautiful place with the best location in Knysna right on the heads with no one to obstruct your view of the ocean, featherbed head and the entrance to the lagoon. Room was luxurious only slight thing wrong was the small shower with superstar taps which made fixing the temperature a bit of a challenge. Breakfast was good.

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Head2014, Owner at Head Over Hills, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your kind words. We are constantly doing upgrades and for us to improve we need all the feed back we can get from our guests so thank you very much for giving us that. I apologize for any inconvenience it might have caused you during your stay. Warm regards, Therese Hansson

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  • Pool
  • Free Parking
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  • Free Breakfast
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Head over Hills is a unique luxury retreat situated on the beautiful edge of the iconic Knysna heads. Our luxury accommodation and world-class views are the perfect backdrop to a well-deserved getaway, honeymoon or to simply take in the splendor of our naturally beautiful location. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Head Over Hills

Address: 22 Glen View Road | Coney Glen, Knysna 6571, South Africa
Region: South Africa > Western Cape > Knysna
Price Range: $280 - $661 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — Head Over Hills 5*
Number of rooms: 8
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“Most room have great views. The Dolphin room is quite small”
 of 5 bubbles Tiger05, 18 Sep 2016 | Read review
“We had Whale Room. A beautiful room with tremendous views.”
 of 5 bubbles whatabeautifulday, 8 Jul 2016 | Read review
“Captains Room has best balcony”
 of 5 bubbles ClaireHiscox, 8 Jul 2016 | Read review
“Rooms on the south side have sun most of the day.”
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“Whale, Elephant or Captain”
 of 5 bubbles LozzieB79, 1 Apr 2016 | Read review
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