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87 Bayswater Drive Leisure Isle, Knysna 6571 South Africa
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#29 of 161 in Knysna
Knysna's best kept secret! Positioned on the picturesque, tranquil Bollard Bay beach on Leisure Isle,this luxury retreat offers sophisticated style and exceptional comfort. Spacious, individually decorated, suites overlooking the lagoon or tastefully furnished garden facing rooms, luxurious touches, Delicious breakfasts served on the deck overlooking the lagoon or in the Restaurant if weather conditions aren't favourable. Sundowners and oysters overlooking the lagoon.Enjoy exciting,contemporary cuisine,complemented with quality wines in the Top 100 awarded Restaurant Daniela's @ Leisure Isle Lodge. Guests' enjoy member privileges at Simola golf courses. Complimentary bicycles and kayaks for guests to explore the beautiful island and enjoy the peace and tranquility that is island life. Summer & Winter specials available.
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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free breakfast
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Non-smoking hotel
Dry cleaning
Outdoor pool
Bar / lounge
Laundry service
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Air conditioning
Room service
Flatscreen TV
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tasty1111 wrote a review Feb 2022
London, United Kingdom301 contributions204 helpful votes
A wonderful hidden gem run by two lovely ladies and smiling staff. A simple 20 meter walk to the beach and warm lagoon. We had room 1 which was perfect with beautiful views of the lagoon and mountains. Lovely pool area and delicious food made this lodge a joy to stay in. Nothing was too much trouble with the cheerful Innocent always nearby to help.
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Date of stay: February 2022Trip type: Travelled
Genevieve Creamer wrote a review Jan 2022
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As returning guests of this lodge over the years we were very disappointed to see that no investment has gone into the upkeep or refreshment of what was once a lovely place to stay on Liesure Isle and it’s really just degraded and is very tired. The lodge is understaffed so one person attends to food and beverage, luggage, maintenance and guest assistance. Our room, whilst the most expensive at the lodge, was like a hot box, and there are no air conditioners. Whilst a ceiling fan is somewhat helpful additional fans should be considered for the hot months because it’s unpleasant spending time in such a hot environment where one should be relaxing. The drains in our bathroom smelled so bad I couldn’t spend time in there. The bathroom towels have seen better days. And in todays times with all there is on offer entertainment wise, the lodge has about 6 DSTV channels and the signal is bad. Sadly, we won’t be returning or recommending this place again. It’s very over priced and the product definitely doesn’t justify the rates.
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Date of stay: January 2022Trip type: Travelled
Ceren T wrote a review Jan 2022
Johannesburg, South Africa34 contributions52 helpful votes
We enjoyed our stay here so much! It was like home away from home! Especially Innocent who was serving the food, the drinks and who seemed to never sleep or leave the premises was great! He was joking around with the kids and was very friendly.
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Date of stay: December 2021
Linda N wrote a review Nov 2021
Tzaneen, South Africa10 contributions3 helpful votes
Stunning lodge. I highly recommend Leisure Isle Lodge. We were lucky enough to have the Executive Room, which had a lovely view of the lagoon. The room is so tastefully decorated, Spotless, clean bathroom. A must for honeymooners! Delicious breakfast. The staff are warm and friendly. Do yourself a favour..treat yourself to a stay at this stunning place.
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Date of stay: November 2021
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Caro2510 wrote a review Sep 2021
Kosmos, South Africa11 contributions9 helpful votes
Well appointed lodge with great lagoon views and access. We had the lodge to ourselves, checking in early just as a large group were checking out. All arrangements for the booking and check in were handled flawlessly by Cher, who handed over later on to Tawanda who looked after us very well. We booked our meal for the evening ahead of time and you would be hard pressed to dine as well anywhere else in Knysna. The predinner drinks in the bar were very welcome after a long day, and dinner in the candlelit dining room was wonderful. Nice to share a bottle of Prosecco with an old and dear friend and have only a short walk up the stairs to bed. We shared room 10 which has two bedrooms and a shared bathroom (shower only) and a little lounge area where could sit and chat. Hot water bottles were thoughtfully provided to take the chill off. My bed was large and comfy and linen spotlessly clean. Highly recommend Leisure Isle and this lodge for business or pleasure. Great value too. Thank you!
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Date of stay: September 2021Trip type: Travelled
US$163 - US$254 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Frequently Asked Questions about Leisure Isle Lodge
Which popular attractions are close to Leisure Isle Lodge?
Nearby attractions include Knysna Heads (1.7 km), Brenton on Sea (3.4 km), and Knysna Lagoon (3.3 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Leisure Isle Lodge?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and a pool.
Which room amenities are available at Leisure Isle Lodge?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Leisure Isle Lodge?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Leisure Isle Lodge?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Leisure Isle Lodge?
Conveniently located restaurants include East Head Cafe, African Bean, and The Drydock Food Co.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Leisure Isle Lodge?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Are any cleaning services offered at Leisure Isle Lodge?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Are there any historical sites close to Leisure Isle Lodge?
Many travellers enjoy visiting St George's Anglican Church (3.5 km).
Does Leisure Isle Lodge have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the lagoon view available here.