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Cape Town, South Africa
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The Idle Monkey is the perfectly placed to get in and out of main areas in Knysna, and the price was the best part. All the staff are friendly and made our stay wonderfully relaxing. Will definitely stay here when we stay in Knysna again.

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Pretoria, South Africa
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Room not attractive to stay in, Bathroom door very low. not too standard, should be 2.1m high, basin terrible. I was ashamed to let my wife sleep in a room like this. We was going to sleep an extra night but found a cheaper Daddy's Deal rate, Far Hills Hotel in George for cheaper and much better. Dining tables for...

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A lovely one night stopover. Excellent accommodation and helpful staff. Good English breakfast provided. The accommodation is very close to the harbour giving good access to amenities and boat trips. Would highly recommend.

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1Thank Barbara H
Cape Town
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We spent 2 nights at the Idle Monkey and it provided a wonderful base for exploring the Garden Route. We stayed in an upstairs room which was comfortable and cosy and came with a TV, en-suite shower and tea & coffee facilities. The bed was very comfortable. There was some traffic noise from the road but it didn't keep me...

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Reviewed 7 October 2016 via mobile

When we arrived we were greeted like we were family! Everybody was very very nice and we couldnt find anything to complain about (believe me i looked). We spent two nights there and will return again! The room was nice and big and we could make use of a kitchen and had our own lounge! Stay was worth the price!!!!...

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Somerset West, South Africa
Reviewed 4 October 2016

I first stayed for a night on business. We then went back for a weekend away for our anniversary. What a lovely experience. Our hosts were so friendly, welcoming and made us feel right at home. Comfortable bed, great shower, and the breakfast was just amazing. Thank you Lizemarie and co for your friendly hospitality. We'll be back for sure.

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Western Cape, South Africa
Reviewed 3 October 2016

We stayed over for two nights, breakfast included. The people are friendly and welcoming, food is good, and the room and bathroom was amazing. Idle Monkey has some big expansion plans, which sounds like I should visit again!

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1Thank Marliz02
Cape Town, South Africa
Reviewed 19 September 2016

Place was nice and clean. Staff was friendly and very helpful. They cater for all your needs. BIG Breakfast was extremely nice. Was worth the money spend and the location is perfect. Close to everything.

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Cape Town, South Africa
Reviewed 22 August 2016

If you want to be Idle, the Idle Monkey is a great place to stay. We stayed in the loft family room which was spacious - the girls had space to play, the beds were comfortable and the breakfast absolutely tasty! Lizemari made special arrangements for our dietary requirements which was a great plus. We would definitely go back there...

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Durban, South Africa
Reviewed 15 July 2016

Pleasant stay over but no hot water. On the main road so easy access to venue and the waterfront. Manager kept calling to ascertain time of arrival. Beautiful view of the lagoon. WiFi only accessible in the main lounge.

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Free Breakfast
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Free Parking
  • Free Breakfast
  • Laundry Service
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Under new management since October 2012, The Idle Monkey is situated on the main road overlooking the Knysna Lagoon, with its central location making it the ideal bay stop on the Garden Route. Located only a 10 min walk from the centre of Knysna or vibrant Waterfront. A warm welcome awaits you at this charming thatched home. The new owners of The Idle Monkey invite you to join them for a hearty breakfast (the best in town) in the Colonial Dining room overlooking the Lagoon. Comfortable rooms offer Twin, Double and Family rooms with Satellite TV and Tea & Coffee making facility. Some rooms benefit from a private patio area where you can relax and enjoy the cool evening breeze and some have great views overlooking the lagoon. All guests are welcome to make use of the sunbathing terrace and plunge pool in the quaint garden. Here at The Idle Monkey we understand how time is of the essence when you are on holiday and are pleased to introduce a Packed Lunch service. For a small fee we will prepare a packed lunch for you consisting of sandwiches, drink, fruit and chips/crisps, all we ask is you order the day before. We have also commenced an affordable same day laundry service, so you don’t need to bring your home wardrobe when staying with us. We look forward to seeing you soon. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Idle Monkey

Address: 98 Main Street, Knysna, South Africa
Region: South Africa > Western Cape > Knysna
Price Range: €47 - €194 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Idle Monkey 3*
Number of rooms: 7
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“There are hundred of other guesthouses in the area, do what we did and find another place. The Idle Monkey does not make for a relaxing stay.”
 of 5 bubbles LifeRemotely, 14 Oct 2014 | Read review
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 of 5 bubbles BENTHALL, 12 Dec 2013 | Read review
“Room six has a beutiful view and the smell of the thatch is amazing.”
 of 5 bubbles aylO_13, 4 Jun 2013 | Read review
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