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Cape Town Central, South Africa
2 reviews
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Superbly hosted by staff, it was a special celebration for my wife/I, our 40th wedding anniversary. I requested flowers, sparkling wine etc for the room, and booked a dinner cruise on the lagoon, all done months in advance by the manager, Sulani. Nothing was too much trouble for them to please their guests. Definite recommendation!

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Head2014, General Manager at Head Over Hills, responded to this review

Thanks so much for taking the time to write this review. We loved having you stay with us and hope to see you again in the future, will have the Peach Royal on standby. More 

1 review
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I love this place and it's owners and staff. They are totally committed to make your visit a great memory. I have been travelling through the world for 32 years but never before seen such a wonderful little hotel and view. I had no idea that you could sit at the end of the world facing the south pool in... More 

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Head2014, General Manager at Head Over Hills, responded to this review

Thank you for enjoying your stay with us and being such wonderful guest. We love meeting new people and enjoy making their holiday memorable. We would love to meet all your friends so do come and visit us again. More 

Sao Paulo, SP
1 review
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I highly recommend the hotel even for an one night stay. The view is breathtaking and the staff is amazing. We had an amazing dinner with an incredible sunset view. The rooms are very nice. We just regretted not getting a room with a better view (they were all booked). I highly recommend the hotel. We would come back just... More 

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Head2014, General Manager at Head Over Hills, responded to this review

Thanks so much for staying with us and also for taking the time to write an review. We loved having you with us and hope to see you again More 

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Wow. The view is breathtaking. On the top of a cliff overlooking the ocean. Every amenity you could want. Staff was very friendly and helpful. Delicious breakfast. Even saw a few whales from our terrace.

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Head2014, General Manager at Head Over Hills, responded to this review

Thanks so much for giving us this great review. We loved having you stay with us and hope to see you again. More 

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3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 October 2016 via mobile

Definitely the top place in Knysna to stay and have the best dinner!!!! The views are to die for from the balcony and restaurant. The owners are very very friendly and hospitable. They have an extensive wine list..... Try the lamb shank. Definitely should be on your to do list when visiting Knysna

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Head2014, General Manager at Head Over Hills, responded to this review

Thanks so much for this review. We loved having you and hope to see you again. More 

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7 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 October 2016

The sea view was breathtaking. This only could justify a stay at the hotel. Beyond this and despite visible efforts (maybe too visible?) of the staff to look welcoming, we found the atmosphere of the place a little cold. The room terraces could use a little more privacy.

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Head2014, General Manager at Head Over Hills, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking the time to write this review. I am so sorry that we could not satisfy your needs more. We really try our best to give our guest the experience they are looking for. We do take all criteria very serious. More 

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5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

Quite possibly the most breathtaking views i have seen, absolutely stunning. This place is a real must for anyone passing through knysna. The hotel is immaculate, super food, with first class service I sure you would find it difficult to match this place.

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Head2014, General Manager at Head Over Hills, responded to this review

Thanks so much for taking the time to write this review. We love having you stay with us and hope to have you again in the future. More 

Durban, South Africa
1 review
Reviewed 12 October 2016

Wonderful room - the View Room with all one needs and exactly what it says, a spectacular view! Parking is tight but manageable. Quiet except for the welcome sea wave breaking sounds and bird calls. When wind blows in a particular direction the flute sounds from the balustrades are haunting. Breakfast well prepared. Staff helpful & polite. Some distance to... More 

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Head2014, General Manager at Head Over Hills, responded to this review

Thanks so much for taking the time to write this review. We love to hear how our guest enjoy our little bit of paradise we have to offer. Hope to see you again in the future. More 

London, United Kingdom
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55 reviews
33 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 October 2016 via mobile

Knysna Heads is a narrow tidal passage into the lagoon, running between two high cliffs. And on the eastern point is perched Head over Hills, with a panoramic view of this stunning setting. Rooms have individual balconies overlooking the view, as well as the dining room. Food was also good. All adds up to a highly recommended stay. So why... More 

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Head2014, Manager at Head Over Hills, responded to this review

Hi Peter Thank you for taking the time to write a review and we are glad to hear that you enjoyed your time with us at Head over Hills. Thank you for your constructive comments regarding the water and the wifi challenges. We are aware of these and they are a work in progress. We hope you enjoyed the rest... More 

Cape Town, South Africa
1 review
Reviewed 26 September 2016

The parking was small and it was for all visitors to park inside and when they wanna go out. Bathroom is a part of the room which is no door and no walls there, the smell and flushing Of the toilet inside the room, other than that everything was perfect the staff, the view, the cleanliness

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Head2014, General Manager at Head Over Hills, responded to this review

Thanks so much for taking the time to write the review. Thanks for the feedback we take everything in consideration and we do try to improve on the suggestions. Have a wonderful day and hope to see you again in the future. More 

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free Breakfast
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Pool
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Hot Tub
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Public Wifi
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  • Free Parking
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  • Multilingual Staff
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Head over Hills is a unique luxury retreat situated on the beautiful edge of the iconic Knysna heads. Our luxury accommodation and world-class views are the perfect backdrop to a well-deserved getaway, honeymoon or to simply take in the splendor of our naturally beautiful location. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Head Over Hills

Address: 22 Glen View Drive | Coney Glen, Knysna 6570, South Africa
Region: South Africa > Western Cape > Knysna
Price Range: €198 - €415 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — Head Over Hills 5*
Number of rooms: 8
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“Most room have great views. The Dolphin room is quite small”
 of 5 bubbles Tiger05, 18 Sep 2016 | Read review
“We had Whale Room. A beautiful room with tremendous views.”
 of 5 bubbles whatabeautifulday, 8 Jul 2016 | Read review
“Captains Room has best balcony”
 of 5 bubbles ClaireHiscox, 8 Jul 2016 | Read review
“Rooms on the south side have sun most of the day.”
 of 5 bubbles raymonds875, 2 Jun 2016 | Read review
“Whale, Elephant or Captain”
 of 5 bubbles LozzieB79, 1 Apr 2016 | Read review
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