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Port Elizabeth, South Africa
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Reviewed 7 June 2015

Our stay was awesome. Friendly staff and amazing facilities. Beautiful views with warm comfy beds. Suitable for summer and winter adventures. Will definitely be visiting again and will recommend to everyone I know.

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George, South Africa
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Reviewed 1 June 2015

My husband and I was at The Gieter for a 40th birthday party, what a lovely restaurant, with the best food we had in a very long time. We stayed over at Riverside Lodge, just as nice. The room overlooks the Knysna forest. So peaceful. The whole experience would not have been the same, if it wasn't for the owner... More 

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Calgary, Canada
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Reviewed 1 June 2015

We were only here for a single night but had a great stay. Remy and his family were very friendly. I see a lot of bad reviews but bear in mind they are giving a very fair price via groupon while they renovate. We booked through another site and had a booking that included breakfast. Breakfast was excellent. This is... More 

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Windsor, Canada
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Reviewed 29 May 2015

Groupon stay. When we arrived, the lady working at check out seemed super nice, and things were off to a great start. We didn't have time to check in as we were in a rush and needed to get to a tour, so we got our key and moved on. We came back at about 9pm and went into our... More 

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Owner D, Owner at Knysna Riverside Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Jessica, you and your partner are posting this bad review on a quite regular basis now, (the last was from april 16th) about your stay at the lodge on feb the 25th. To close it, i forward bellow the last response i did, and whish you a pleasant day Regards Remy Our answer for your review on april 16th... More 

Cape Town, South Africa
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Reviewed 27 May 2015

We used a groupon voucher for a 3day stay. We stayed in a forest suite. The facility is old and tired. Rats/mice in the ceiling and as the ceiling isn't sealed off properly dust and bits end up on the bed. Towels need replacing. Hand towel had holes in. We had a power outage on the Friday night and arrived... More 

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Owner D, Owner at Knysna Riverside Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to make a review regarding your stay with us. Guests feedback are very important to us and help us improving our service. I am really sorry your stay was not as memorable as it could have been As you mention the place is quite old, we took over 6 month ago and are still... More 

Cape Town Central, South Africa
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 May 2015

We took up the 2 night Groupon special and arrived to find the room looked nothing like the photos advertised. Everything in the room was old and the shower and bed was dirty enough to request another room. On request the manager/owner, Remy, threw a fit and complained about "fussy people". I find it hard to believe that someone working... More 

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Owner D, Owner at Knysna Riverside Lodge, responded to this review

Thanks for reviewing your stay at the Lodge You were given a nice Forest room with river view and king size bed, the bathroom was with a Shower, which obviously upset your wife as you wanted a room with corner tub and Jacuzzy but just paying R800 for 2 nights for 2 people!!! About cleanness I showed you when I... More 

Cape Town Central, South Africa
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3 reviews
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Reviewed 11 May 2015

What a wonderful stay we had! I was amazed at the excellent food we had every evening. The owner and her sons are busy renovating the accommodation and even though there is still a lot of work to be done, the environment makes up for whatever there is lacking.

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Reviewed 16 April 2015

Booked this lodge after finding a Groupon at a reasonable price, it turns out this wasn't much more than the regular cost of the room, less breakfast. When we arrived, found the room we were staying in did not look anything like the pictures we'd seen but we figured for the cost we could suck it up. We later learned... More 

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Owner D, Owner at Knysna Riverside Lodge, responded to this review

Thanks for reviewing, I found however strange to read such a review posted more than 2 month after your stay. And the reality is quite far from your comments. The Groupon offer was 50% of the rate and not “regular cost of the room, less breakfast”! you just refused to pay your breakfast in the morning, even though on your... More 

Port Elizabeth, South Africa
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Reviewed 15 April 2015

Beautifully nestled in the Knysna forest overlooking the lagoon with stunning sunrises and monkeys playing in the trees. We loved the natural setting, perfect for a leisurely stroll, and pool/braai area among the forest trees. The property is massive and we enjoyed a 2 km forest hike on the property itself. The restaurant is a huge draw card with exquisite... More 

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Reviewed 7 April 2015

Completely loved our 2 night stay at the lodge. The rooms are set against a rolling hillside with views over the Knysna Lagoon, fresh breeze, fountain of youth scenery and an excellent location for running and just generally enjoying the sights. Couldnt get a taste of the fine French and Mediterranean cuisine as we were not aware how popular the... More 

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Free Internet
  • Free Parking
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free Breakfast
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Suites
  • Family Rooms
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  • Minibar
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  • Free Internet
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  • Shuttle Bus Service
  • Free Parking
  • Free Breakfast
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Country style river and garden view suites available in Knysna on the Garden Route, situated on a private nature reserve of over 25 hectares, overlooking the Knysna River and Knysna Lagoon. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Knysna Riverside Lodge

Address: 5 Phantom Pass Road, Knysna 6570, South Africa
Region: South Africa > Western Cape > Knysna
Price Range: €42 - €94 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Knysna Riverside Lodge 3*
Number of rooms: 13
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“Book in advance for their popular dinner-time seating. The Forest Suite Cottage can get some noise from cars entering the property. Book for at least 3 nights to fully enjoy the Lodge and surrounding area.”
  • Sunrise on the lagoon.
  • Water Pond in front of Riverside Suite.
  • Lagoon view from lodge.
  • Forest view from Riverside Suite.
  • Riverside Suite Bedroom.
  • Riverside Suite front room.
 of 5 bubbles Sue_ann_nicholls, 15 Apr 2015 | Read review
“Best views are on the rooms up next to the restuarant.”
 of 5 bubbles Khumbulani, 6 Apr 2015 | Read review
“Room 4 was large and had a jacuzzi”
 of 5 bubbles LynnT873, 11 Mar 2015 | Read review
“Chalet/room 14 was absolutely fantastic, great views and very intimate/private.”
 of 5 bubbles Brobertson86, 26 Feb 2015 | Read review
“Corner suites are large and sunny”
 of 5 bubbles 986magdah, 19 Feb 2015 | Read review
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