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Brisbane, Australia
Reviewed 1 week ago

The guest house was very odd..the decoration in our room was I hate to say it-a bit tacky. What we found most odd was the huge black stage in our room with a black couch on top of it. We also did not appreciate the bathroom having no door and a huge cutout in the divider wall so there was...

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Good day to you. Thank you for taking the time to write a review about your stay! We appreciate each and every review, to ensure we do our utmost to improve our guest experience. In the time from your stay with us up to now, we have made some drastic changes to the suite. The black stage has been taken...

Dusseldorf, Germany
Reviewed 15 January 2017 via mobile

Nice and modern guesthouse 5min away from the waterfront. Nice view over the lagoon from your breakfast area. The owner assist you and give you directions where to go in Knysna. Very delicious Restaurant just 30 out of the door (muse).

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Reviewed 11 January 2017 via mobile

The hosts are friendly. The establishment is neat and we'll run. Good value for money in Knysna. It is in an excellent location in close proximity to everything.Probably more suited to couples than a family.

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Bethesda, Maryland
Reviewed 6 January 2017

I really enjoyed the lovely ambience and decor. We were able to see the sunset and water from our room, with a small deck. Everyone was lovely and helpful, the beds and shower were amazing, and an easy to find location. I enjoyed how it fit the Knsyna vibe perfectly. We did miss having access to a bar/lounge area though.

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Stellenbosch
Reviewed 11 February 2016

We spent 8 wonderful days in December 15 / January 2016 at Ar'deco Guesthouse. We stayed in the Chrysler room and it was nice and clean. All the staff, from the gardener to the manager were extremely friendly and helpful. The breakfast selection was good with a wide variety of options available. We will definitely be going back there.

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Sasolburg, South Africa
Reviewed 27 January 2016

Excellent value for money and the pictures posted on social media and reviews were aligned to and more than what we have experienced. The hostess was welcoming, friendly and attentive to our needs, we have asked for our luggage to be stored whilst they were preparing our room and she was very accommodating. The attention to detail in the room...

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 20 January 2016

My Partner and I only had the pleasure of staying in Ardecco for 1 night during the December holidays. However the reception we received was welcoming and friendly and the guesthouse was clearly very well maintained and looked after with lots of things to offer such as discounts on local attractions, lovely swimming pools and decking area to have a...

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 13 January 2016

The rooms were amazing - very spacious, very clean and the bed was very comfortable. The room had a lovely roll top bath and big shower and air conditioning which kept us cool in the heat wave. I would definitely stay there again.

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Centurion, South Africa
Reviewed 3 December 2015

The guesthouse wasnt what I had expected.The building isnt exactly what is advertised on the internent. The garden isnt just appealing and the room smelled of paint. The customer service was great though

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Germany
Reviewed 15 November 2015

Great hospitality of the owner. Very nice and very large rooms. Very good breakfast. Location located and the entry of knysna, but with a car no problem coming to the city center. We can really recommend this hotel to everybody.

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Amenities

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  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Pool
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
In your room
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator in room
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  • Free Internet
  • Public Wifi
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Free Parking
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
On The Estuary, previously known as Ar'deCo Knysna & Beauchamp Place, is situated alongside the Knysna Estuary. On The Estuary has an established clientele and the property is visible from the N2, which is an excellent location for last-minute check-ins. This guesthouse offers its visitors the friendly atmosphere and breathtaking views associated with the Knysna area. Check in, kick off your shoes, and enjoy the sights and sounds Knysna has to offer! ... more   less 

Additional Information about On The Estuary

Address: 149 & 150 Old Cape Road, Knysna 6571, South Africa (Formerly Ar'deco Guesthouse)
Region: South Africa > Western Cape > Knysna
Price Range: RM246 - RM480 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 20
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“Only 2 rooms was airconditioning (Chrysler and Empire Rooms)”
jamesmb1983, 10 Feb 2016 | Read review
“Ask for a room in the new wing - they are more spacious and have their own patio.”
29carfrae, 16 Feb 2015 | Read review
“The empire room has an amazing view of the Knysna area!”
gido_koegelenberg, 3 Jan 2013 | Read review
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