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Yellowwood Lodge
Ranked #24 of 30 Hotels in Knysna
Reviewed 8 July 2013

We stayed in an outside room, It's a family unit with a double bed at the front and two single beds in the room at the back separated by wall and a curtained door. When we arrived, the owner showed us the room and told us not to leave the room without the key, otherwise it will be locked. As we arrived very late we needed to use a microwave but the owner had already retired for the day and we had no access to the kitchen.

The room was decorated with old style curtains and linen, I felt like i had stepped into the 18th century. I didnt appreciate seeing long hair in between the sheet and comforteron our bed because they belong to someone else, making it clear that i was sleeping with dirty linen. The mattress was in bad condition, it made squeaking noises and was just worn out.

Actually the old, outdated room we still could bear with it, but the hygiene that is reflected by other peoples hairs in our bed was unacceptable. The least they can do is to change the linen between guests.

We were travelling with kids, and of course the kids always make noise however it was surprising to find that our kids were told to keep quiet even during the day because some guests are sleeping.

My suggestion is for the owner to please upgrade the rooms especially the deco, get with the time please.

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  • Stayed: July 2013, travelled with family
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Reviewed 15 March 2013

We stayed in Knysna for 2 nights on our Garden tour and on my parents recommendation stayed at Yellowwood Lodge, its a lovely old house set into the hill with beautiful gardens and a small swimming pool. Our room (no.8) was one of 3 separate from the main house overlooking the gardens and was large,clean and comfortable with a little kitchen area and fridge and its own terrace. The breakfast was served on the main house terrace and was a buffet except the cooked breakfast which was made to order, we had omlettes both mornings and they were great. The owner was freindly and helpful. We would stay here again.

  • Stayed: March 2013, travelled as a couple
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1  Thank popeadventure
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Reviewed 25 February 2013

Lucky to find this Lodge after 9 at night -everything else seemed locked up for the night.
Large room and old facility that needs some updating - but adequate - generous breakfast & well priced. Would recommend.

  • Stayed: February 2013, travelled as a couple
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1  Thank HalBoston
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Reviewed 12 February 2013

Very good rooms, maybe a bit dated, but overall nice. Pity that construction of a garage was allowed in front of the lodge, otherwise the views would have been great. Excellent breakfast. A small hick up with a power breakdown, was generously compensated by the owner, without us asking for anything. Good value for money!

Stayed: February 2013, travelled with friends
1  Thank Boeykens
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Reviewed 14 October 2012

Excellent accommodation and breakfast. Beautifully kept house from early 20th century with a very well kept garden and well located within Knysna, five minutes from shopping mall and 15 minutes to the waterfront. We stayed in the cottage and all was clean and comfortable. The owner was attentive on any small detail and gave us excellenst suggestions about what to do in the area.

  • Stayed: September 2012, travelled with family
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1  Thank Nestor Z
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Additional Information about Yellowwood Lodge

Address: 18 Handel Street | PO Box 2020, Knysna 6571, South Africa
Region: South Africa > Western Cape > Knysna
Amenities:
Shuttle Bus service Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #24 of 30 Hotels in Knysna
Price Range: €54 - €79 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Yellowwood Lodge 3*
Number of rooms: 12
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
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