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Lake Pleasant Living

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11/06/2017 12/06/2017
1 room 2 adults 0 children
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Reviewed 19 April 2017 via mobile

What a great place to spend a lovely weekend. Peter was the perfect host. Rooms were very clean and well equipped with everything we needed. Great pool area to relax and enjoy. The views are amazing. Wake up in the morning with the sun shining on the lake. Very peaceful I will definitely recommend Lake Pleasant. Amazing weekend

Thank Wouter V
Cape Town, South Africa
Reviewed 17 April 2017

Had a lovely stay, the rooms were neat, spacious and fully equipped. Beautiful views of the lake and mountains. Pretty surrounds, very secure. Thank you to our hosts Mel and Adrienne who made us feel welcome and at home. It was truly an amazing stay. I would definitely recommend Lake Pleasant Living.

Thank daftpunk82
Reviewed 9 January 2017 via mobile

We were so looking forward to spending a lovely family Christmas as this what looked like a very nice place. On our arrival there was one car at the very first unit only. We found a man washing a car ouside what seemed to be reception (no indication on where to go). We went inside the building, all was neat...

3Thank mechelles2017
Management response:

Dear Mechelles2017 I am very sorry to hear of you experience at Lake Pleasant Living. The Lake Pleasant Hotel unfortunately ceased operations at the end of May 2016 and private Suite and Villa Owners had to move the rental of their Suites / Villas away from the Mantis Group. The 5 star Suites/Villas are however still magnificently appointed in stunning...

Reviewed 16 November 2016 via mobile

Awful experience!! We arrived to find the entrance security gate locked and unmanned. The number on the gate to call did not work. No staff on hand to help! Waited an hour with 2 toddlers in the car who were screaming by this stage. Went to ask for help from the neighbouring estate who managed to get hold of the...

Thank Mmdd0306
Management response:

I am very sorry to hear of you experience at Lake Pleasant Living. The Lake Pleasant Hotel unfortunately ceased operations at the end May 2016 and Suite and Villa Owners had to move the rental of their Suites / Villas away from the Mantis Group. The 5 star Suites/Villas are still magnificently appointed in stunning natural surroundings. The Lake Pleasant...

Cape Town Central, South Africa
Reviewed 1 November 2016 via mobile

Spacious, clean and 5 star. Very child friendly and central to all the kids activities. Restuarant was not great but lots of other restaurants in the surrounding areas plus it's self catering. Highly recommended. Will definitely be back.

Thank jaishalpatel
Valsad, India
Reviewed 16 July 2016

Excellent Place.. large Rooms with ample aminities.. Ready Kitchen for making anything from owen.. all thins in kitchen for 6 pax. Plate, soucer, spoor and evrything yu need for lunch or dinner is inside room itself. Best part is very big rooms apx 800 sq foot for 2 rooms one is seating room and another is bedroom.. musst visit if...

Thank VKalpit
Johannesburg, South Africa
Reviewed 15 July 2016 via mobile

It's been a while since I have written a review and finally I had the opportunity to stay at Lake Pleasant Living, our gracious host for the Mr Gay Mardi Gras 2016 finalists. I have not been to Knysna and Lake Pleasant in more than 10 years, so did not quite know what to expect. Pleasantly surprised is an understatement!...

Thank LouGM76
Nottingham, United Kingdom
Reviewed 26 April 2016

This was a lovely hotel in a beautiful location on the lakeside. The rooms were extremely good. We were given a free upgrade to a self-catering suite, which was enormous and very well equipped. The staff were very friendly and helpful. The breakfast was good, though not outstanding.

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Thank Trevor W
London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 10 April 2016

Beautiful place and worth staying for a couple of nights. Good location and food was really nice and economically priced. Not far from Knysna and Plat. Definitely go back when go back to SA. Staff was really friendly and helpful. Free Wifi.

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Freddiedupreez, General Manager at Lake Pleasant Living, responded to this review

Dear yali_773193 It is so nice to hear positive reviews and we are really pleased that you've enjoyed your stay with us. Thank you for the feedback. We are looking forward to welcome you back to our little piece of heaven. kind regards

High Wycombe, United Kingdom
Reviewed 7 April 2016

The largest suites we have ever stayed in, two bathrooms, Large comfortable queen size beds, two LED TV's two sitting areas inside, dining table and kitchen with cooker, microwave, Fridge and dishwasher. Outside a terrace with table and chairs and two sun loungers. Very helpful staff and pleasant grounds right on the lake. We dined in the restaurant both nights...

Thank Bigbruv4
Freddiedupreez, General Manager at Lake Pleasant Living, responded to this review

Dear Bigbruv4 Thank you for the positive review. It was really a pleasure having you as our guests. i do appologise about the WIFI being slow - we've sorted out the problem in the mean time. I trust that we will see you and your again real soon... kind regards

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  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Room Service
  • Spa
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Breakfast included
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
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  • Suites
  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Microwave
  • Minibar
  • Public Wifi
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Room Service
  • Breakfast included
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Laundry Service
  • Self-Serve Laundry
  • Conference Facilities
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
"The Garden Route, a panoramic region idyllically placed between the Indian Ocean & the Outeniqua & Tsitsikamma mountains, is home to Lake Pleasant Living Exclusive Self-Catering Holiday Suites in the Knysna district. This charming property, built on the edge of one of the few natural freshwater lakes in the southern hemisphere, is a serene retreat set in the picturesque Goukamma Nature & Marine Reserve. Welcome to Lake Pleasant Living where the discerning traveller will find superb facilities in tranquil surrounds. Enjoy Lake Pleasant as a holiday destination to stay or a lifestyle investment to buy. More than a hotel room, our spacious suites & villas are equipped with all the modern conveniences. Experience 'lifestyle living' & not merely just a room to overnight." ... more   less 

Additional Information about Lake Pleasant Living

Address: N 2 Lake Pleasant Street | Between Knysna and Sedgefield, Sedgefield, Knysna 6573, South Africa
Region: South Africa > Western Cape > Knysna > Sedgefield
Price Range: ₹ 5,301 - ₹ 9,244 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — Lake Pleasant Living 5*
Number of rooms: 15
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“lake side rooms are best with direct garden balcony”
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