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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The house has lovely views over the lagoon, with nice rooms, and top quality service. Breakfast is fantastic - freshly baked croissants, made-to-serve hot breakfasts, and pots of tea. What really makes this place stand out is the exceptional service - the host Marion really does go above and beyond her role to make sure your stay is the best... More 

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Shrewsbury, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

We received a lovely warm welcome from Marion. The house was beautiful with lovely views over the lagoon. Although a little out of town Marion organised restaurants and taxis for us. She advised us on activities which included a lovely long walk along the beach. Breakfasts were wonderful and we had full use of the lounge and honesty bar. Brilliant.

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Thank gillferg
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A good location: looks close to N2 but not a problem. Well appointed Guesthouse with a view of the lagoon behind - and lots of semi-tame guinea fowl and secretary ibises to keep the guests amused. Rooms varying in quality: the more you pay for, the better you get but all with nice balconies and nice aspects. Fine breakfast (but... More 

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Thank Wymlae
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 October 2016

What a pleasure it was to discover this magical Bed and Breakfast! It was recommended by family and I am pretty certain I will never go anywhere else after this! The first thing that struck us was the fabulous welcome by the charming hostess who made us feel instantly at home and who gave just the right amount of information... More 

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Thank Viv K
Indianapolis, Indiana
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 20 August 2016

Stayed at Waterfront Lodge two nights with group of five women friends. Owners were pleasant, kind, responsive and took wonderful care of all of us. Breakfasts were lovely. Rooms were very comfortable. Views over the lagoon were beautiful. I highly recommend this lodge.

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Swanage
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 August 2016

Fantastic views over the lagoon with The Heads clear in the distance, this B&B is run by a delightful English lady and her chef par excellence husband and is delicately placed away from the fantastic bustle of the new town. If you can grab the rooms upstairs out front as the balcony views are spectacular; a great spot for a... More 

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Kent, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 August 2016

Where to start, friendliest welcome ever, amazing deluxe king room with balcony and view of the lagoon. Just far enough outside of town to feel like you are in the country but close but 5 minute drive to get into town. Breakfast was exceptional and was made to feel very welcome at all times. Car was cleaned on our last... More 

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Reviewed 5 July 2016 via mobile

I don't even know where to start! From the beautiful rooms with exquisite views, the friendliest welcome I've ever experienced to the delicious breakfast, all I can say is wow!! Cannot wait to come and stay here again, hubby and I were blown away by the hospitality at such reasonable prices. Worth every penny.

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Thank Chandre C
Tel Aviv, Israel
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 June 2016

We stayed at Waterfront Lodge as a base for our Garden Route tour, and we loved it. The room (luxury king bedded suite) was very big and comfortable with a balcony facing the lagoon and a big spa bath. The whole place is tastefully decorated . Breakfast was generous and delicious. And above all - the hosts accepted us warmly... More 

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Heidelberg, Germany
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Reviewed 29 May 2016

Beautiful guest house with great view over the lagoon. The hosts are very nice and help you with everything (dinner reservation, sightseeing tipps). The b&b doesn't have a resturant but there are a couple of great restaurants around the corner (at St. James 5-star-hotel just a few walking minutes away you even get a 10% discount when staying at Waterfront... More 

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  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Breakfast
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Additional Information about Waterfront Lodge

Address: The Point Street, Knysna 6571, South Africa
Region: South Africa > Western Cape > Knysna
Price Range: RM232 - RM590 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Waterfront Lodge 4*
Number of rooms: 8
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“Most rooms come with lagoon/ garden views”
 of 5 bubbles gillferg, 25 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Rooms near the front entrance on the ground floor have the best access to the waterfront and beautiful views, though are a bit noisy.”
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 of 5 bubbles , 26 Oct 2016 | Read review
“The balcony with lagoon view is specially nice.”
 of 5 bubbles LucindaWarner, 20 Aug 2016 | Read review
“Best view at top floor (room in the middle is the largest)”
 of 5 bubbles annemR9289RT, 29 May 2016 | Read review
“The rooms overlooking the pool are beautiful and very quiet.”
 of 5 bubbles JanetP34, 23 May 2016 | Read review
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