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Armadillo Studios

07/05/2017 08/05/2017
1 room 2 adults 0 children
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Tilburg, The Netherlands
Reviewed 18 February 2015

We stayed four nights in the large apartment (nov 2013). Both hosts were so nice and friendly and gave us lots of advises for having dinner and doing activities! They serve very nice breakfast with plenty of variety. We even had a pancake breakfast for just the two of us. Very nice garden and swimming pool and there is also...

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Leeds, United Kingdom
Reviewed 25 January 2015

We stayed in one of the studios over New year and really enjoyed ourselves. Lovely owners who are so friendly and helpful. Great garden and pool plus they provide BBQs. (Braai). We would definitely stay again as a good location particularly for Knysna golf club. Fantastic value, very clean but not ultra modern, a little gem of a place :)

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Thank Jill A
Thailand
Reviewed 31 December 2014

We enjoyed 3 nights here and the time went so quickly. The studio's are so homely and very well kept. We enjoyed relaxing on the verandah after a morning of sightseeing drinking wine (which is so cheap in SA!) Beautiful gardens, Marion and David take pride in their guest house through and through. Thanks for being great hosts. Extremely warm...

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Thank millsythailand
Mammadillo, Owner at Armadillo Studios, responded to this review

What a great review - thanks so much. I wish we could have provided 5-star weather for your stay...but we're working on it for next time!

knysna
Reviewed 19 December 2014

I have been living in Knysna for around 11 years now and never knew of this amazing venue! A few weeks ago my geyser at my home burst and there were water all over, a disaster to be honest. I had to move out for a few days and started looking for accommodation for a few days until the insurance...

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Thank pieterknysna
Mammadillo, Owner at Armadillo Studios, responded to this review

Thanks a million. So glad we were able to help out in your (watery) emergency - and make a new friend in Knsyna as well!! Hope we meet again soon now you're home & dry.

Cape Town
Reviewed 4 February 2014

I was travelling on business by myself and found this the best place ever!! Marion and David were so welcoming and a lot of fun!! This place is very safe which was a big plus for me seeing as I was travelling alone. I had a very nice unit with a big bathroom, a kitchenette, lounge and bedroom. I had...

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Thank nzchinagirl
Mammadillo, Owner at Armadillo Studios, responded to this review

It's wonderful to know that our business guests enjoy staying with us as much as our holiday visitors. Thank so so much for your excellent & very detailed review. We really appreciate you taking the time to write. See you again soon - and many thanks for the wine lovely samples!

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 12 January 2014

The accommodation was excellent, the location was excellent, everything about our stay was way above our expectations and we cannot thank our hosts Marion and David enough for their wonderful hospitality, having recommended The Armadillo Studios to everyone we know I suggest booking early as we had trouble booking a year in advance!

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Thank anne b
Mammadillo, Owner at Armadillo Studios, responded to this review

Great review - thank you so much! Good advice regarding 'booking early'. As we only have 3 guest studios, they tend to get snapped-up quickly - especially during high season. Hope to see you all back here one day soon.

Bristol, United Kingdom
Reviewed 30 December 2013

We stayed for four nights in the two bedroom apartment. The accommodation is clean, spacious and the hosts ensure that you have everything that you need. The apartment also stayed at a nice cool temperature even when it was very hot outside. The location is peaceful, the gardens excellent and pool was loved by all of the family. A five...

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Thank Michael H
Mammadillo, Owner at Armadillo Studios, responded to this review

What a lovely review - thank you very much indeed. It was a pleasure having you stay and delighted that your youngsters, in particular, liked our pool. We also enjoyed reading your succinct reviews of restaurants & attractions in Knysna! Hope to see you back one day soon.

Cape Town Central, South Africa
Reviewed 29 December 2013

Many thanks to Marion and David for such a wonderful stay. The studio was more than what we wanted and your garden is absolutely beautiful, the location is perfect and we couldn't have asked to stay with more accommodating people! We are looking forward to our next visit! Thanks again, Luke & Kayleigh

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Thank Kayleigh-Moon
Mammadillo, Owner at Armadillo Studios, responded to this review

Super review - thank you very much. So glad you enjoyed our accommodation & garden - and the welcome notice we put at our gate! Hope to see you return as 'Armadillo Amigos' very soon.

UK
Reviewed 21 December 2013

Wonderful stay in a delightful spot up on the hills outside Knysna town. The two-bedroom apartment we rented for five days was a joy - comfortable, well equipped and spacious with its own patio for breakfast in the sunny, lush gardens. Marion and David are exceptional hosts, welcoming, friendly and generous with their time (and wine!). The best chunk of...

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Mammadillo, Owner at Armadillo Studios, responded to this review

Wow! What a succinct & heartwarming review. It's always particularly good to receive positive comments from regular TripAdvisor reviewers. Thank you so much. Really looking forward to seeing you back at Armadillo one day soon.

Leicester,England
Reviewed 14 December 2013

Well planned and spacious accommodation with a very attractive garden with a swimming in nice area. It is surrounded by mature trees so looks as though there aren`t any other houses nearby. Lots of interesting birds to watch. Very friendly and hospitable owners. Would highly recommend.

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Mammadillo, Owner at Armadillo Studios, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your positive feedback - and congratulations on being our 100th reviewer!

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  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Wheelchair Access
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  • Pool
  • Golf Course
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  • Kitchenette
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  • Refrigerator in room
  • Microwave
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Free Parking
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Set in tranquil, landscaped surroundings, close to Knysna & Pezula Golf Clubs, The Heads, town centre and Waterfront, Armadillo Studios offers the last word in affordable luxury. Our 4-star accommodation (B&B or self-catering) comprises spacious guest suites with stylish bathrooms, mini kitchens, lounge areas with flatscreen DSTV, DVD & hi-fi, private entrances, off street parking and patios overlooking our beautiful gardens with pool, sun deck, lapa and guest braai. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Armadillo Studios

Address: 15 Lindsay Street | Hunters Home, Knysna 6571, South Africa
Region: South Africa > Western Cape > Knysna
Price Range: RM440 - RM558 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 5
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See which rooms travellers prefer

“All 3 apartments have a terrace and a wonderful view into the beautiful garden!”
  • Armadillo Studio No. 3 (brandnew rooms, very decorative!)
, 15 Feb 2017 | Read review
“All appartments are good”
Dean9962, 28 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Depends on the size in your party and the size of room that you want. All have the same views and have a patio.”
jonnoDevon, 26 Mar 2015 | Read review
“All units looked fantastic, there are three and all are different sizes. I had the smallest unit (it is still big) which is perfect for two people. The bigger units have a kitchen so if you want to do your own cooking then you would need to go for them.”
nzchinagirl, 4 Feb 2014 | Read review
“There is only three studios so book early.”
N6507UDanneb, 12 Jan 2014 | Read review
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