We stayed here for 5 nights in February & although the weather was disappointing we really enjoyed our stay & will go back. The setting on the island is perfect for a relaxing stay & if you enjoy, walking, cycling, running or water sports then this would be a perfect base. The views of The Heads are breathtaking & you can either walk or drive here. There is a lovely cafe there too.
The accommodation is luxurious - modern & very comfortable. We had booked a deluxe lagoon facing suite but were lucky enough to be upgraded to The Penthouse, which was truly wonderful. We had a chance to see most of the other rooms & they all look lovely although some are smaller with different views.
There is a small swimming pool with sun-beds at the rear of the property & a beauty salon upstairs. They can arrange massages during your stay which we took advantage off. They were truly magical!
While we were there our car was washed every morning so we would go out to a clean car each day. Such a lovely little extra.
They have an on-site restaurant "Danielas" where you have breakfast too. The breakfasts are lovely but the dinner experience was disappointing. We ate here 2 evenings & although we enjoyed the food we found it a bit restrictive as they do not change their menu often. It is a small menu to begin with. They appeared to change it every other day but only a few dishes & often the same things were on each day of our stay. We ate in our room one evening & they looked after us really well as they do not offer room service. We had a lovely table by the window so it seemed a shame not to use it.
They have bicycles & kayaks you can borrow which is a lovely way to explore the lagoon & island itself.
The staff were generally very helpful & attentive although on one evening before dinner we had to wait quite a while for our pre-dinner drinks. They also appeared quite eager to rush us through to the restaurant while we would have preferred to relax & enjoy a few drinks first.
I would have given it 5 stars but have given it 4 due to our disappointment with "Danielas" restaurant & the bar service on occasions. Do not let this put you off staying here as it is a special experience.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Positioned on the picturesque tranquil Bollard Bay on Leisure Isle,this luxury retreat offers sophisticated style and exceptional comfort. Spacious,individually decorated,suites,luxurious touches,soft,fine,linen quietly whispering romance.Delicious breakfasts served on the deck overlooking the lagoon. Enjoy exciting,contemporary cuisine,complemented with quality wines in the Top 100 awarded Restaurant Daniela's. Be pampered in The Skin Renewal Spa which specializes in Dermatological treatments. Guests' enjoy member privileges and Pezula & Simola golf courses. 2008 Winner AA Superior accommodation awards. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Leisure Isle Hotel Knysna