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Bern, Switzerland
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5 reviews
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Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Once again returning to our favourite place to be in Knysna, at Hide Away was like coming home! Beautiful spacious room with spectacular lagoon view out to the Heads. Colleen and Cecil are more than owners and hosts, their warmth and hospitality make you feel relaxed and welcomed. They were never out of excursion tips that made our trip that... More 

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

Hello Urs & Helen Thank you once again for staying with us. Three times - we must be doing something right! We know that you are still here in South Africa and busy travelling around and enjoying our beautiful country so thank you for taking the time to do the review on your stay. Hopefully you will get to visit... More 

Woking
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68 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed at Hide Away in 2014 and when we planned our return trip to South Africa this was one of the first "revisit" places we booked. Prior to our visit we had some communication and Colleen and Cecil made us feel they were pleased we were returning. On arrival we were met with warm smiles; teas and a run... More 

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Thank Alison C
HideawayKnysna, Owner at Hide Away Guest House, responded to this review

Hello Alison & Ian Thank you so much for taking the time to do the review on your second stay with us at Hide Away Guest House. We are always pleased when we have returning guests, especially International guests, as we know you just have so much choice when it comes to deciding on where to go and to stay,... More 

Edinburgh
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20 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Myself and my wife stayed here for 3 nights during our recent visit to Knysna. We were met by our hosts upon our arrival and were given a lot of information about the guest house and surrounding area. We were then showen to our room which was great! We had a direct view of the Knysna Heads and the lagoon,... More 

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

Hello Scott Thank you for taking the time to do a review on your stay with us at Hide Away Guest House. We have found that once guests have decided on the town they are going to stay in whilst travelling along the garden route, they then turn to Tripadvisor for assistance in choosing the place to stay and reviews... More 

Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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23 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 October 2016

Cecil and Colleen made us very welcome when we stayed for a couple of nights in October, the views from our room across the bay were fantastic. Coleen was very helpful on our arrival where she was able to make bookings for restaurants, and offered a number of alternatives for us to choose from. The guest house is a little... More 

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

Hi there Alistair Thank you so much for taking the time to do the thorough review on your stay with us at the beginning of October. We do appreciate the great comments! As we said, you have loads of reasons to come back to Knysna as there is just so much more for you to see and do and of... More 

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5 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 2 October 2016 via mobile

We choose this guest house to stay as we want to "hide away" from the city. Good choice as far as the view over the lagoon is concerned. Unfortunately the noise of the highway close by was somewhat disappointing. Service given at this guest house was very structured and organized. In some way made up for the noise if you... More 

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

Hello Kobus & Lisbe We hope that you had a good flight back to Johannesburg! Thank you once again for staying with us at Hide Away and for taking the time to do the review on your stay with us. Unfortunately there is nothing we can do about the noise from the road, which fortunately does quieten down considerably during... More 

Uppingham, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 October 2016

We were staying here for 2 nights but stayed for 3 as we really enjoyed our stay here. It is a great base for the many attractions there and Colleen was very helpful with advice and arranging transport and bookings for us. Cecil cooked a great breakfast and all the staff were great. The room was lovely and comfortable with... More 

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

Hello there Thank you for the great review! It is so encouraging to receive positive feedback on the efforts we make to ensure our guests enjoy their stay with us and its even better when they decide they will return when next they are in our part of the world. We hope you enjoyed the rest of your stay in... More 

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7 reviews
7 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 10 September 2016

We loved our stay here. Colleen was so helpful answering all our questions and my friends and I really loved staying at Hide Away. The rooms were spacious and quiet. The breakfast was delicious. We would highly recommend!

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

Hello Kara You have probably returned home by now and getting back into a normal routine. I hope you managed to see as much as possible in Dubai on your layover and that it wasn't too hot for you. This time of the year in the Middle East can be quite unbearable especially if you are not used to it.... More 

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Reviewed 12 August 2016 via mobile

My husband and I booked into the Hide Away guest house for 2 nights whilst visiting Knysna for the first time and couldn't have asked for better service or accommodation! The room was fantastic! Spacious, comfortable and had all the cosy amenities and extras you could ask for! Colleen was so helpful with her advice on what to do, where... More 

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

Hello Jenna Thank you so much for taking the time to do the review on your stay with us earlier this week. It was indeed a pleasure meeting you and Brett! We hope you enjoy the last few days you have here in South Africa before returning home to Zimbabwe. The weather looks like it is playing ball! We are... More 

Bournemouth England
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3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 20 July 2016 via mobile

What an amazing guest house! The rooms are beautiful and Cecil,Colleen and their staff were fantastic. You start the day with a great breakfast with a beautiful view over the lagoon. The guest house is a historic part of Knysna's past and Colleen has written a great blog on the guest house website. Cecil & Colleen are lovely people and... More 

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

Hello Stuart & Lynn Apologies for not responding to your review sooner! Thank you indeed for the great feedback. It was an absolute pleasure having you stay with us and we are so delighted that you have decided to make Knysna your new home. Just think, you have already made two friends besides Cecil & I - Johan & Manon... More 

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6 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 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... More 

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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. More 

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Amenities

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Free Breakfast
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Pool
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Minibar
  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Public Wifi
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  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Free Parking
  • Free Breakfast
  • Shuttle Bus Service
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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: ₹ 4,309 - ₹ 7,934 (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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“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.”
 of 5 bubbles Want2play, 3 May 2016 | Read review
“First floor over looking the lagoon.”
 of 5 bubbles 71dianeh, 1 May 2016 | Read review
“First floor room facing the lagoon”
 of 5 bubbles goadreamer, 25 Mar 2016 | Read review
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