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Reviews of Hide-Away Guest House 4 stars

2 Keerom Street, Paradise, 6571 Knysna, South Africa

#53 of 79 B&Bs and Inns in Knysna

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Review score

Based on 54 hotel reviews

8.8

Score breakdown

  • Cleanliness

    9.3

  • Comfort

    8.6

  • Location

    8.4

  • Facilities

    8.6

  • Staff

    9.3

  • Value for money

    8.4

  • Free WiFi

    9.1

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  • Reviewed: 1 March 2018

    7.5
    Enjoyed Knysner very much and hope to make a return visit
    • Leisure trip
    • Group
    • 2 rooms
    • Stayed 4 nights

    Everything was OK. We didnt spend a lot of time in our rooms so no real complaints about any room upgrades we might recommend.

    Breakfast was very good and the proprietor shared a wealth of good information about the surrounding area, things to do and see, etc. The lodge was quite private yet a nice view of the harbor from the front porch area where we had breakfast and afternoon tea/coffee.

    Stayed in February 2018

  • Reviewed: 28 February 2018

    10
    A real gem in paradise.
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Superior Room - Lagoon View
    • Stayed 2 nights

    We were returning after nine years and our expectations were fully met from the moment we arrived and the wonderful greeting we received from our hosts Cecil and Coleen.

    Stayed in February 2018

  • Reviewed: 14 November 2017

    6.3
    Right by the main road but close to centre
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Superior Room - Lagoon View
    • Stayed 1 night
    • Submitted via mobile

    It’s right by the main road so you can smell and hear the cars all the time. Beds were too lumpy and soft for my liking.

    Close to the centre and personal service by an older couple.

    Stayed in November 2017

  • Reviewed: 24 August 2017

    7.5
    I did not like the fact that the access to the room was up...
    • Leisure trip
    • Solo traveller
    • Superior Room - Lagoon View
    • Stayed 4 nights

    I did not like the fact that the access to the room was up narrow stairs and not easy to carry a suitcase. I did not like the fact that I requested cheese each morning for breakfast and only has it on one occasion . I did not like the fact that as I left early on the last morning a bit of fruit was placed in my room the night before. No croissants available and clearly no cheese.

    Stayed in August 2017

  • Reviewed: 19 April 2017

    8.8
    Very nice place to stay
    • Leisure trip
    • Solo traveller
    • Superior Room - Lagoon View
    • Stayed 3 nights

    Room was a bit cold even with the heater on, but it was fine

    Charming owner, so nice and helpful. Loved it! So great to wake up wit that view! The rooms with lagoon view are next to the main road, but the noise did not bother at all. There is still a reasonable distance.

    Stayed in April 2017

  • Reviewed: 17 March 2017

    10
    Lovely view of the Lagoon
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Superior Room - Lagoon View
    • Stayed 5 nights
    • Submitted via mobile

    All the place was very comfortable, the rooms had lovely views over the Lagoon and you could sit out on a verandah and enjoy those lovely views. All the staff were very kind and helpful

    Stayed in February 2017

  • Reviewed: 5 March 2017

    9.2
    Comfortable and Relaxing
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Superior Room - Lagoon View
    • Stayed 9 nights
    • Submitted via mobile

    Nothing really

    Very pleasant accommodation and walking distance to main Knysna attractions. Very welcoming and informative hosts who also were very helpful on getting to know the area and restaurants.

    Stayed in March 2017

  • Reviewed: 7 January 2017

    9.6
    Great guest house!
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Superior Room - Lagoon View
    • Stayed 3 nights
    • Submitted via mobile

    -

    Great breakfast, very nice house, own parking lot, very helpful hosts! All in all: This was the best accomodation on our Garden Route tour! I would definitely recommend this lovely guest house!

    Stayed in December 2016

  • Reviewed: 11 October 2016

    9.6
    Lovely place to stay in Knysna
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Executive Room - Lagoon View
    • Stayed 2 nights

    Cecil and Colleen made us very welcome when we stayed for a couple of nights in October, the views from our room across the bay were fantastic. Coleen was very helpful on our arrival where she was able to make bookings for restaurants, and offered a number of alternatives for us to choose from. The guest house is a little way out of the town/waterfront, but the taxi service was great (cost around 60SAR each ways), and you could easily walk this during the day, some restaurants also offer a pick up and drop off service, which we used once. The beds had electric blankets (helpful on the cooler Spring nights), and a well stocked mini bar, and spacious room. A very hearty breakfast was on offer with plenty of choice (hot and cold), which is requested the night before. Some reviews have mentioned road noise, which i have to say I didn't notice, but you may hear this if sitting out on the veranda in the evening (but it was a bit cold for us to do that). Colleen was also very informative on places to visits and routes to take. We wish we could have stayed longer, perhaps next time...

    Stayed in October 2016

  • Reviewed: 29 May 2018

    7.5
    Friendly staff location great
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Superior Twin Room with Lagoon View
    • Stayed 2 nights

    No fault of the owners but the traffic on N1 could be noisy at times

    Stayed in May 2018

  • Reviewed: 10 February 2018

    4.6
    Very poor car parking area.
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Superior Room - No Lagoon View
    • Stayed 3 nights

    Very poor car parking area. TV did not work for .2 nights. Informed staff with no result.

    Stayed in February 2018

  • Reviewed: 23 January 2018

    7.5
    Friendly and helpful hosts, comfortable room and nice outlook
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Superior Room - Lagoon View
    • Stayed 2 nights

    Less traffic noise from the road in front of the property.

    Easy parking, welcoming reception, comfortable room.

    Stayed in January 2018

  • Reviewed: 8 January 2018

    7.5
    Pleasant
    • Leisure trip
    • Group
    • Superior Room - Lagoon View
    • Stayed 2 nights
    • Submitted via mobile

    Could have done with a buffet style breakfast or a few different choices. Instead of having to order the night before.

    Stayed in January 2018

  • Reviewed: 26 September 2017

    10
    Excellent service and Accomodation
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Executive Room - Lagoon View
    • Stayed 2 nights
    • Submitted via mobile

    Excellent service and Accomodation

    Stayed in September 2017

  • Reviewed: 15 April 2017

    10
    it's like coming home a little bit....
    • Solo traveller
    • Superior Twin Room with Lagoon View
    • Stayed 3 nights
    • Submitted via mobile

    everything was excellent like every time! I will be come back for sure!!!

    Stayed in April 2017

  • Reviewed: 1 April 2017

    10
    Wonderful stay at Hide Away Guest House
    • Business trip
    • Solo traveller
    • Superior Room - No Lagoon View
    • Stayed 3 nights

    Setting on the shower/ shower head

    From the comfort in the room to the hospitality from when I arrived until I left

    Stayed in March 2017

  • Reviewed: 7 March 2017

    7.1
    Relaxing getaway
    • Leisure trip
    • Group
    • Superior Room - Lagoon View
    • Stayed 2 nights
    • Submitted via mobile

    Breakfast could have been hotter.

    The views were excellent. Good location to town center so you can walk there for dinner

    Stayed in March 2017

  • Reviewed: 19 February 2017

    10
    Brilliant
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Superior Twin Room with Lagoon View
    • Stayed 2 nights
    • Submitted via mobile

    Nothing

    Clean cosy great breakfast and excelkent view

    Stayed in February 2017

  • Reviewed: 4 January 2017

    7.5
    Nice in knysna
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Superior Room - No Lagoon View
    • Stayed 1 night
    • Submitted via mobile

    Nothing comes to mind.

    The ambiance of the place was great and the staff were super helpful. Thanks for everything

    Stayed in January 2017

  • Reviewed: 27 December 2016

    10
    A great relaxing stay
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Superior Twin Room with Lagoon View
    • Stayed 4 nights

    The owners and staff are really great

    Stayed in December 2016

  • Reviewed: 5 November 2016

    10
    Prize guesthouse in Knysna, Western Cape.
    • Leisure trip
    • Solo traveller
    • Superior Room - Lagoon View
    • Stayed 7 nights
    • Submitted via mobile

    Nothing.

    Kindness and helpfulness of owner/operators; proximity to everything I needed and every activity I might enjoy; comfort and quiet; value!

    Stayed in October 2016

  • The following reviews were written more than 24 months ago. They no longer impact the property's overall review score – but may still be helpful when choosing the perfect place to stay.

  • Reviewed: 10 March 2016

    8.5
    The breakfast was served on the patio overlooking the lagoon...
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple

    lighting at night was a bit dark in certain parts of the accommodation

    The breakfast was served on the patio overlooking the lagoon,the owners were helpfull and very friendly,bedrooms were clean and comfortable

  • Reviewed: 5 March 2016

    8.8
    Colleen was very friendly and helpful.
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple

    We would have preferred a room with a lagoon view It was a long walk in the heat to the centre and waterfront.

    Colleen was very friendly and helpful. Sitting on the verandah looking over the lagoon was very peaceful. Room was tastefully furnished. Swimming pool provided a lovely spot to relax.

  • Reviewed: 29 February 2016

    7.5
    Welcoming and helpful hosts.
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple

    Lots for forms to fill in - at booking, at confirmation - on arrival - pre ordering breakfast - comments form on departure.

    Welcoming and helpful hosts. Verandas overlooking the lagoon Lovely breakfasts

  • Reviewed: 18 February 2016

    6.7
    We like the view and the room
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple

    The breakfast. It should have sweet things, better daily products (like cheese and yoghurt) and also fruit. Lack of consistency in service. The first day we received shampoo and body lotion, however the second day were not refilled them

    We like the view and the room

  • Reviewed: 17 February 2016

    9.2
    In the morning breakfast on the verance in front of our room...
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple

    In the morning breakfast on the verance in front of our room, looking out over de laguna of Knysna. Could it be better? Nice room and a very helpful Colleen, immediately after arriving helping us to find a good restaurant because it was vety busy. Excellent stay.

  • Reviewed: 20 January 2016

    8.8
    Great staff, helpful with organizing activities and making...
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple

    Great staff, helpful with organizing activities and making recommendations. Delicious breakfast at the balcony of our room. Around 10 min walk from most of the restaurants at Waterfront, we walked back home at night without any problems.

  • Reviewed: 5 December 2015

    10
    It is central to everything in Knysna and the outdoor...
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple

    It is central to everything in Knysna and the outdoor activities in the area.Our stay from the welcome to the goodbye with great breakfast is highly recommended to other visitors to Knysna.

  • Reviewed: 22 March 2015

    8.8
    Colleen is a gracious hostess and the B&B is well placed...
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple

    Colleen is a gracious hostess and the B&B is well placed on the N2 highway. It overlooks the Lagoon or River but this is on the other side of the road.

  • Reviewed: 27 February 2015

    7.5
    Friendly, welcoming and helpful staff.
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple

    Breakfast planned a number of days in advance. although you could change with a form often forgot to do so. Perhaps a buffet style alternative to the cooked breakfast.

    Friendly, welcoming and helpful staff. Helpful with hints of where to eat and drink.

  • Reviewed: 24 February 2015

    10
    Really lovely guesthouse with nice touches such as robes in...
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple

    Nothing

    Really lovely guesthouse with nice touches such as robes in the bathroom and breakfast served on the balcony for some rooms. Fantastic view of the lagoon and looking out through the heads from our room. would highly recommend.

  • Reviewed: 10 February 2015

    7.1
    Great welcoming with one of the owners - super friendly and...
    • Leisure trip
    • Group

    The room was partly a bit worn out, and the pool area and garden wasn't as nice as at our previous guesthouse. The downtown is a walking distance away, but you might rather take a car - there's some noise from the highway, although it didn't bother sleeping.

    Great welcoming with one of the owners - super friendly and helpful to plan your stay and what to see on the Garden Route. There's a (limited) view to the lagoon a pool. The room was extra spacious and clean.

  • Reviewed: 4 February 2015

    9.2
    Warm welcoming hosts, met in car park on arrival and given...
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple

    What's not to like?

    Warm welcoming hosts, met in car park on arrival and given coffee over initial paperwork. Rooms are spacious, clean and have all expected facilities provided. Colleen's recommendations for restaurants were excellent, as were her sightseeing and trips advice. We were completely happy with our experience of Hide a Way at Knysna. Would return without hesitation. Well done Colleen and Cecil!!

  • Reviewed: 13 January 2015

    9.6
    Very warm welcome with a free drink
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple

    When the hotel is fully booked, you might be able to hear your neighbourgs Small mistakes in the breakfast wishes but nothing to worry about

    Very warm welcome with a free drink Description of what's to do in Knysna according to travel itinerary Breakfast on room balcony with view on the lagoon

  • Reviewed: 22 February 2016

    10
    Great views of Lagoon.
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple

    Nothing

    Great views of Lagoon.Excellent breakfast. Friendly and helpful staff. Good size rooms

  • Reviewed: 5 February 2016

    10
    Colleen went out of her way to make us welcome and get the...
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple

    Colleen went out of her way to make us welcome and get the most out of our visit, for which we were very grateful.

  • Reviewed: 4 February 2016

    6.5
    Quite comfortable
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple

    Generally overall regimented ambience.

    Quite comfortable

  • Reviewed: 3 February 2016

    7.5
    The pool deck, the breakfasts and the hosts.
    • Leisure trip
    • Solo traveller

    The pillows

    The pool deck, the breakfasts and the hosts.

  • Reviewed: 28 January 2016

    8.8
    very friendly and efficient hostess
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple

    very friendly and efficient hostess

  • Reviewed: 16 January 2016

    10
    Excellent hosts who were very friendly and hospitable.
    • Leisure trip
    • Group

    Excellent hosts who were very friendly and hospitable. Gracious to make reservations for us.

  • Reviewed: 8 December 2015

    9.2
    The balcony was a great setting for breakfast with a view of...
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple

    Wi-if was a bit weak

    The balcony was a great setting for breakfast with a view of Knysna Heads

  • Reviewed: 1 December 2015

    9.6
    Very confortable ,great location and an amazing breakfast.
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple

    Very confortable ,great location and an amazing breakfast.

  • Reviewed: 21 November 2015

    10
    The hospitality!
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple

    The hospitality!

  • Reviewed: 15 November 2015

    4.2
    - clean spacious rooms
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple

    - controlling host with strict houserules - felt like no privacy - close to busy road

    - clean spacious rooms - easy to find

  • Reviewed: 14 July 2015

    9.6
    Great hospitality
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple

    Bed little uncomfortable, but great size-king

    Great hospitality

  • Reviewed: 6 April 2015

    8.8
    The breakfast that was served in front of our room ,the...
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple

    The visit was too short !

    The breakfast that was served in front of our room ,the service is excellent

  • Reviewed: 23 March 2015

    7.9
    breakfast
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple

    breakfast

  • Reviewed: 18 March 2015

    10
    The location, the room, the breakfast
    • Couple

    No bad experiences

    The location, the room, the breakfast

  • Reviewed: 7 March 2015

    10
    It felt like at home
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple

    It felt like at home

  • Reviewed: 21 February 2015

    8.8
    Bedroom
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple

    Having to pre order breakfast

    Bedroom

  • Reviewed: 16 February 2015

    9.2
    nice pleas and very clean
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple

    poor breakfast.

    nice pleas and very clean

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