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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My wife and I stayed at the lodge for two nights. We soon learned that we need to take extra precaution about our belongings due to high rates of theft/crime at the lodge. This was disconcerting. The TV and channel variety was also very poor and the Wifi never worked. The security guards we stationed underneath our cabin, so we...

Thank Duane B
Nova Scotia, Canada
Reviewed 2 March 2017

You are away from town so have to drive everywhere. Since kitchen was small and rather useless, you have to eat out, which means driving except for Bosuns Pub which was friendly and reasonable and within walking distance. All locals there. Room a bit of a climb for hauling luggage. Hot day but pool similar to postage stamp. Room clean....

Thank Dianne219
Schagen, The Netherlands
Reviewed 20 February 2017 via mobile

"Tomorrow you will have WIFI" "Tomorrow you will have WIFi" "Tomorrow you will have WIFI" We paid for it. We paid for nothing ! Shame ! The weather in Knysna was good. The golf courses were good. The accommodation Abalone was okay except the WIFI. If there is no possibility to get WIFI, be honest, now we feel ehhh you...

Thank PieterCzn
Abalone_Knysna, Manager at Abalone Lodges, responded to this review

Dear PieterCzn Thank you for your review. We would like to rectify one point (for future potential guests reading these reviews). We offer FREE Wifi - we do not charge guests to use the Wifi. Also, Wifi was available at the office, which we offered to you to use at any time. Sadly the Wifi is an ongoing process of...

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 8 December 2016 via mobile

Overall a pleasant stay but wasn't impressed with the location of Abalone lodges, all felt a little bit souless. You'd expect to be hidden away in the forest from the pictures but you're just on a residential road just outside town with a view over a bunch of other roofs. The room was really comfy and staff were really kind...

Thank Katie M
Reviewed 13 September 2016

Upon arrival we were told that we were being upgraded!! I don't know what our original cabin looked like, but the one we got was great! It was double story - lounge, kitchen and a bathroom downstairs, bedroom with balcony and another bathroom upstairs. The view from the balcony is stunning! The whole feel of the place is cozy and...

Thank Lauren M
Reviewed 31 August 2016 via mobile

Even is far from the beach you have a nice views of the lagoon. The lodge was Ok nothing WOW but the service was poor. Nobody on the reception to assist clients. And they propose us to have breakfast and we accepted but then they declined because there's no restaurant as we ordered just eggs and the woman who assisted...

Thank patricia t
Reviewed 21 August 2016 via mobile

I stayed here for 5 beautiful nights, with the most gorgeous view and absolutely gorgeous room! Very comfortable,affordable and Internet was good too! Just to say many thanks to Almarie and Maria for making my stay so pleasant !xoxoxo

Thank Kiesmeah
Western Cape, South Africa
Reviewed 9 August 2016

Spent 2 days in the double storey log cabin overlooking the lagoon.Close to the lagoon for fishing and braaing. Comfortable,cosy,clean and well equipped.Close to the waterfront and within walking distance to some restaurants.

Thank Ingrid W
Reviewed 7 August 2016 via mobile

My husband and I sayed over for 3 nights at Abalone lodges in Knysna. We had a very comfortable stay. The unit had a fully equipped kitchenette and we were provided with coffee, tea, sugar and ice in the freezer. There was a daily housekeeping service who cleaned (everything including dirty dishes) and replaced our towels with fresh ones while...

Thank KarleBrie
London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 28 July 2016

As Knysna is famous for its forest and all things wooden I chose to stay here to experience a wooden lodge. The lodges were not expensive so I was apprehensive as to their comfort. So glad I chose establishment. The lodges were superb in terms of comfort, cleanliness and amines. My room was spacious with lots of cupboards and a...

Thank Jenny B

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Situated only 5 minutes from town centre and 4km from the Leisure Isle beach, you'll find Abalone Lodges. Not only does Abalone Lodges offer convenient location but also offers breathtaking views of the Estuary and Knysna Heads. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Abalone Lodges

Address: 20 Herons Way | Lower Old Place, Knysna 6571, South Africa
Region: South Africa > Western Cape > Knysna
Price Range: $61 - $115 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Abalone Lodges 3*
Number of rooms: 16
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“We stayed in cabin no.11 and had very good internet. The view was wonderful from our cabin but i think the view is nice from all.”
100ingridw, 9 Aug 2016 | Read review
“Advised to choose lodge near office for good wifi connection.”
421JennyB, 28 Jul 2016 | Read review
“Units appear to be slightly different in layout ie larger balconies and can be opened up to make larger units”
mcoogan1, 15 Jan 2016 | Read review
“All our rooms of same standard and looked like all cottages had great views - maybe avoid being opposite the pool if looking for quiet.”
TrishG105, 12 Jan 2016 | Read review
“The lodge furthest away from the office on the top level is excellent. Don't accept the one above the office.”
BigPeteW, 26 May 2015 | Read review
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