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Reviewed 14 July 2016 via mobile

We stayed here for the Knysna Forest Marathon. The guesthouse is well located to walk to town, shops and restaurants and from the finish back to the guesthouse. Transport was coordinated to the start by Hide Away. Friendly staff, Manager and Manageress. Attention to detail was evident. Restaurants and sites were recommended. Check in and out was very efficient. We...

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KnysnaHideaway, Owner at Hide Away Guest House, responded to this review

Hello Craig and Linda Apologies for not responding sooner! No excuse ... Thank you so much for the great review of your stay with us during the Knysna Oyster Festival last month. We hope to see you back again next year. Kind regards Cecil & Colleen PS: Craig - we hope the transition to Airlink has worked well.

Kent
Reviewed 18 June 2016

Hide-Away is just a few minutes drive from the centre of Knysna. It's a beautiful old building, with stunning views over the lagoon. Colleen and Cecil are what make Hideaway so great. They are incredibly accommodating, nothing seems too much trouble and they are just genuinely lovely people who are passionate about showing their guests the best of Knysna. Thank...

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KnysnaHideaway, Owner at Hide Away Guest House, responded to this review

Hello Dan Thanks so much for taking the time to do the review on your stay with us recently. It was indeed a pleasure meeting and chatting to you especially about the adventure you are currently on. Oh to be young again! Thanks also for helping me with my first attempt at blogging. We are looking forward to welcoming you...

zurich
Reviewed 5 June 2016

We really enjoyed our 2 nights in this guesthouse. I was very comfortable and relaxing after long days of adventure!! The owners a very helpful with suggestions and help organising things! Thank you for the excellent service!!

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KnysnaHideaway, Owner at Hide Away Guest House, responded to this review

Greetings from a cool and wet Knysna Winter has finally made itself felt here in South Africa, but looking at the weather in Europe it is not much better! Thank you once again for staying with us and taking the time to do the short review on your stay with us. Reviews are extremely important to our business as we...

Cape Town, South Africa
Reviewed 20 May 2016

I stayed one night at the Hide Away B&B and was left with great memories. The reception was professional and Colleen a friendly host. The room is spacious, beautifully furnished and facing the lake,so I had a stunning view. Cecil is a great cook so meals are hearty and delicious.Overall a great experience.

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KnysnaHideaway, Owner at Hide Away Guest House, responded to this review

Hello Roelf Thank you for taking the time to do the short review on your stay with us earlier this week and we hope the rest of your trip was just as enjoyable. It was an absolute pleasure having you with us and to enjoy the braai together. A good South African braai and a bottle of red wine always...

Cape Town Central, South Africa
Reviewed 18 May 2016

I dont write reviews , however , i felt people out there need to know , if they are looking for a two or three night stay over in Knysna , they dont need to look any further than this B&B . The room was spacious , clean , neat and tidy . The owners stopped at no length to...

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KnysnaHideaway, Owner at Hide Away Guest House, responded to this review

Hello Stuart You did mention at the time of your stay with us that you did not normally do reviews, so thank you so much for taking the time to do this one on your stay with us. It was indeed a great pleasure meeting you and we hope to see you back again when attending another hockey/rugby/whatever tournament in...

Helsingborg, Sweden
Reviewed 9 May 2016 via mobile

A lovely place in wonderful little town. Colleen and her husband knows how to take care of their guests. Very professional and welcoming. Colleen is a living guide book, she knows everything about Knysna. I highly recommend this place!

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KnysnaHideaway, Owner at Hide Away Guest House, responded to this review

Hello there Thank you so much for taking the time to review your stay with us at Hide Away Guest House. We find that the majority of people do a lot of research prior to making the final decision as to where they stay when travelling along the Garden Route and more specifically Knysna, and Tripadvisor is generally their main...

Reviewed 5 May 2016

We stayed for 6 nights in April 2016 for a relaxing holiday. The guest house is beautiful and room was fantastic with a great view over the estuary...we even had a Nespresso machine in the room! Cecil and Colleen were fantastic hosts and made us feel so welcome, they were very helpful and made reservations for us at various restaurants...

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KnysnaHideaway, Owner at Hide Away Guest House, responded to this review

Hello Allyson & Paing Thank you so much for taking the time to review your stay with us at Hide Away! We have found that a large percentage of our guests read the reviews before making that final decision to stay - so thank you! We hope you enjoyed your breakfast at The East Head Cafe on the morning of...

Reviewed 3 May 2016

We stayed here two nights in April in a main floor executive room. The accommodation, food, and location were all excellent. Room, bathroom, and deck were very spacious. But the hosts, Colleen and Cecil were who really made our stay memorable. Helpful and welcoming from the time we arrived - Colleen inquired about what WE would like to see and...

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KnysnaHideaway, Owner at Hide Away Guest House, responded to this review

Hello Laura & Malcolm We are pleased to see that you are home safe and sound - after your very long flight via China! Hope all went well. You will be pleased to know that we eventually managed to get the tree that fell down during the "crazy wind storm" chopped up and taken away. Fortunately your car was not...

Kalo Chorio, Cyprus
Reviewed 1 May 2016

We keep returning to this excellent guest house. Coleen and Cecil remain as enthusiastic and charming as ever. The rooms are comfortable and well equipped, the breakfast is filling and well cooked and the view remains enchanting. We highly recommend the Hide Away.

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KnysnaHideaway, Owner at Hide Away Guest House, responded to this review

Hello Diane Thank you so much for the great review. Its always great to see you guys here in Knysna and we hope to see you again in the not too distant future - with some more family members! Take care and kind regards to all. Cecil & Colleen.

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 25 March 2016

We spent 5 nights here and I have to say it was amazing. From the minute we arrived we were made to feel so welcome. Our room faced the lagoon and was immaculate. We even had fluffy dressing gowns provided. We had a rough itinerary but Colleen helped us every morning by suggesting the best way to plan our day...

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KnysnaHideaway, Owner at Hide Away Guest House, responded to this review

Greetings from a lovely sunny day in Knysna! We say sunny, but regrettably winter is on its way. It gets light later in the morning and the air is certainly somewhat cooler, but what the heck, we still live in an amazing part of the country. Thank you so much for taking the time to do the review on your...

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Free Breakfast
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Minibar
  • Air Conditioning
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  • Business Centre with Internet Access
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Hide-Away Guest House, a 4 Star TGCSA graded B&B, located on the Main Road into Knysna with excellent lagoon views and within walking distance of town. 7 well appointed en-suite rooms ranging from Executive with lagoon view to Standard with no lagoon view cater for most budgets. Free wireless internet, air conditioning in all rooms and gym facility. Seasonal rates apply.Make Hide-Away Guest House your home-away-from-home on the Garden Route as you explore the area. Easy driving distances to Tsitsikamma National Park, Plettenberg Bay, Wilderness, George, Oudtshoorn and Mossel Bay. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Hide Away Guest House

Address: 2 Keerom Street | PO Box 2600, Knysna 6570, South Africa
Region: South Africa > Western Cape > Knysna
Price Range: $83 - $153 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Hide Away Guest House 4*
Number of rooms: 7
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“Upstairs if you want a view”
 of 5 bubbles MikaelR810, 5 Dec 2016 | Read review
“Choose a room with views overlooking the Lagoon you will not be disapponted.”
 of 5 bubbles alisonc70, 25 Nov 2016 | Read review
“We had room 1 which was a good size and great views of the lagoon.”
 of 5 bubbles Ali24566, 11 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Main floor Executive room was spacious, easily accessible and with a lagoon view.”
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“First floor over looking the lagoon.”
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