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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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9 reviews
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Reviewed 5 January 2015

We booked for the night of 26 December 2014. I specifically asked if there was a bathtub in the room, as well as secure parking for our vehicle. The establishment confirmed, as per email below: 16/10/2014: "We are pleased to let you know that the accommodation has confirmed they will be able to arrange this for you. There will be... More 

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Jeffreys Bay, South Africa
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Reviewed 4 July 2014

No show normally means guests not arriving, I have never heard of staff taking the weekend off and not showing up! We booked a room on the Thursday and was told it was not necessary to pay a deposit since we were to arrive on the Saturday, when we arrived, the staff took the weekend off! They did help us... More 

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cutchogue, new york
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 March 2014

While visiting our family stationed in Pretoria, we stayed at the Augusta Bay Guesthouse. The rooms were spacious overlooking a small pool and an inlet to the bay. Coffee/tea could be had at all hours which was much appreciated Rex Drive dead ends here with a fantastic restaurant Senza within walking distance (see separate review). Breakfast was abundant and lovely,... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 March 2014

We stayed here for 2 nights and that was enough really. When we arrived, we were not even sure if it was open as it looked locked up and very quiet. The location is great but the guesthouse itself is definitely jaded and this may have something to do with the for sale sign outside. The rooms are nice enough... More 

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York, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 8 February 2014

We stayed two nights. It is in An excellent position and fantastic views. There is a For Sale sign and the Guest House is clearly on the wind down. There was no honesty bar and the fridge was full of defrosted water. Maintenance seems to be a problem - flaking paint and taps dripping and thin towels. The rooms were... More 

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 January 2014

Me and my wife visited Augusta Bay in Sept 2013. The place was recommended by our friend, who had stayed there so we were quite confident. The rooms and bathroom were spacious and well kept. We were offered complimentary Sherry and home-made cookies upon arrival in our room. We were slightly disappointed with the bed linen as it has stains... More 

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Ashby-de-la-Zouch, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 December 2013

We stayed 3 nights at the Augusta Bay and thoroughly enjoyed the experience.Our room was enormous with fantastic views of the Heads and the bay,always a changing vista.Unlike a number of other reviewers we saw no evidence of lack of maintenance and the Staff were very friendly and helpful.There are a good cafe and restaurant overlooking the Heads within 2... More 

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Pretoria, Gauteng, South Africa
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5 reviews
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Reviewed 21 November 2013

I made all the bookings for our holiday so my husband was in for a surprise. He loved this accommodation and felt that he was living the high society life. :-) Thank you to the staff of Augusta Bay for making our stay a memorable one. Breakfasts were lovely and what a spread to choose from. Definitely worth staying at... More 

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Bruges, Belgium
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Reviewed 17 November 2013

The first impression of Augusta Bay was amazing. Very large "room" or more appartement with a bedroom, sitting room, hallway and 2 bathrooms. It als had fantastic views of the heads and the lagoon. At second sight not everything was that great. In short it looks as if no maintenance or fixing up was done in the last few years.... More 

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Durban, South Africa
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 October 2013

It is not 5 star, more like 2 star with a view. The whole place needs a good spring clean repairs done, and new linen. Otherwise all fine, rooms are a good size. The house is at the Knysna Heads so you cannot walk to town, there is a restaurant and a cafe close by though for fine dining one... More 

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  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Breakfast
  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Hot Tub
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Located on the Eastern Head in Knysna this 5 star guest house offers excellent service and hospitality, luxurious rooms with all the extras and comfort you can imagine, unequal views of the lagoon and the opportunity to play golf on their corporate membership at either Pezula or Simola. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Augusta Bay

Address: 30 George Rex Drive | The Heads, Knysna 6571, South Africa
Region: South Africa > Western Cape > Knysna
Price Range: RM289 - RM716 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Augusta Bay 4*
Number of rooms: 7
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“Ask for rooms on 1st floor and above to get a good view of the lagoon.”
  • view of the lagoon from the room window.
 of 5 bubbles SureshKoo, 14 Sep 2016 | Read review
“All rooms appear to be very spacious but a room with a view of the lagoon is preferable”
 of 5 bubbles jda598, 31 Aug 2016 | Read review
“Get a room with the view of the bay”
 of 5 bubbles mikepamr, 10 May 2016 | Read review
“I would find somewhere else.”
 of 5 bubbles 760alan, 13 Feb 2016 | Read review
“Gorgeous views, perfect location”
 of 5 bubbles sonitam2014, 11 Jan 2016 | Read review
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