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Idle Monkey

Agoda.comUS$55*
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04/06/2017 05/06/2017
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Port Elizabeth, South Africa
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The establishment is well and suitable located and a very comfortable place. Reception and hospitality were very good. Very affordable and serving breakfast of high quality. Will not hesitate to recommend it to family and friends.

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Cape Town, South Africa
Reviewed 1 week ago

Thoroughly enjoyed my stay,,,,stunning view if the knysna lagoon,,,,excellent staff,, very helpful,,,took early morning walks over the old railway bridge,,,The room I had was big and clean,,,breakfast was perfect,,,the staff went out of their way to make sure I had a great stay,,,thank you so much,,,will definitely be back

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Johannesburg, South Africa
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our stay was really wonderful. The breakfast is delicious and filling. The rooms are very neat and clean and the staff are all friendly and helpful. We enjoyed our stay so much that we extended our stay by another two nights. The only thing I would say that could be improved on but is not a major requirement is that...

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Sedgefield, South Africa
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The service was excellent The rooms were in very good condition and we cant complain of our location cause everything was just good waking up in the morning and breath the fresh air. Looking out by your window and see the lakes running into the see oh divine what a beauty

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Cape Town, South Africa
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

If you're looking for affordable, comfortability, friendly, hygienic with a touch of luxury then you have found your place. Our stay here was amazing! Lizemari and staff are thorough and so warm welcoming. The room was well cleaned and beautiful. This will definitely be our go-to place should we return. No request too big for them:)

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Cape Town, South Africa
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Staying at Idle Monkey was a great experience. Rooms are nice, beds are comfy and the service was brilliant. Breakfast was delicious with a great variety to choose from. I'd definitely recommend this b&b.

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Cape Town, South Africa
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Thank you to Lisa-Marie and the Idle Monkey team for making our stay in Knysna and wonderful one. The BnB is conveniently on main road, the breakfast we had on all three days was delicious and our room was always kept clean and fresh towels given everyday. It really is an all round, great place to stay. Made a great...

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My friend and I stayed at the Idle Monkey when were were in Knysna. We were suppose to stay 2 nights and ended up staying four - Thanks Craig!! From start to finish we really had a lovely experience, The standard of accommodation was perfect - lovely restored lodge with a thatched roof and well thought out retention of old...

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Port Elizabeth
Reviewed 2 April 2017

The bnb is in situated in the right area where it is near to many facilities. The service was good and the rooms were clean and the people were friendly but I was not impressed at all with the bed we were sleeping in.

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Port Elizabeth
Reviewed 9 March 2017

Great place, superior friendly hospitality. Quick check in. Enjoyed my quick stay. Quiet, tranquil - a good nights rest was all I needed!!! Safe and secure! Please obtain a card machien... could inconvenience alot of guests. Thank you!

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Amenities

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  • Free Parking
  • Pool
  • Breakfast included
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Free Internet
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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
  • Laundry Service
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Under new management since October 2012, The Idle Monkey is situated on the main road overlooking the Knysna Lagoon, with its central location making it the ideal bay stop on the Garden Route. Located only a 10 min walk from the centre of Knysna or vibrant Waterfront. A warm welcome awaits you at this charming thatched home. The new owners of The Idle Monkey invite you to join them for a hearty breakfast (the best in town) in the Colonial Dining room overlooking the Lagoon. Comfortable rooms offer Twin, Double and Family rooms with Satellite TV and Tea & Coffee making facility. Some rooms benefit from a private patio area where you can relax and enjoy the cool evening breeze and some have great views overlooking the lagoon. All guests are welcome to make use of the sunbathing terrace and plunge pool in the quaint garden. Here at The Idle Monkey we understand how time is of the essence when you are on holiday and are pleased to introduce a Packed Lunch service. For a small fee we will prepare a packed lunch for you consisting of sandwiches, drink, fruit and chips/crisps, all we ask is you order the day before. We have also commenced an affordable same day laundry service, so you don’t need to bring your home wardrobe when staying with us. We look forward to seeing you soon. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Idle Monkey

Address: 98 Main Street, Knysna, South Africa
Region: South Africa > Western Cape > Knysna
Price Range: RM245 - RM546 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Idle Monkey 3*
Number of rooms: 7
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“We stayed on a twin room in the thatched section and it was really beautiful.”
aofs28, 24 Apr 2017 | Read review
“There are hundred of other guesthouses in the area, do what we did and find another place. The Idle Monkey does not make for a relaxing stay.”
LifeRemotely, 14 Oct 2014 | Read review
“Check the room thoroughly before booking in.”
BENTHALL, 12 Dec 2013 | Read review
“Room six has a beutiful view and the smell of the thatch is amazing.”
aylO_13, 4 Jun 2013 | Read review
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