Villa Paradisa Guest House

9 Watsonia Street Paradise, Knysna 6571 South Africa
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R 2 980
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#5 of 30 hotels in Knysna
4.9 of 5 bubbles
Location
4.9 of 5 bubbles
Cleanliness
4.8 of 5 bubbles
Service
4.7 of 5 bubbles
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Spectacular 5-star guest house commands amazing views of Knysna lagoon and Heads from its elevated position on Paradise Ridge. Villa Paradisa radiates an exclusive atmosphere and offers guests an indulgent stay. Guests can enjoy a refreshing swim in the infinity-edge pool overlooking the water, relax in the Jacuzzi with a glass of champagne, star-gaze at the African night sky from their own veranda or the poolside pavilion, or take pleasure in their luxurious bedroom with its stylish bathroom.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Secured parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Wifi
Pool
Free breakfast
Laundry service
Ironing service
Hot bath
Infinity pool
Outdoor pool
Breakfast buffet
Special diet menus
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Bathrobes
Private balcony
Safe
Flatscreen TV
Hair dryer
Room types
Ocean view
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HOTEL CLASS
5.0 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Great View
Harbour View

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9 Watsonia Street Paradise, Knysna 6571 South Africa
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thehair01 wrote a review Mar 2020
Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom4 contributions1 helpful vote
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We loved this guest house so much. Was very personal with owners making different breakfasts every morning and the location was amazing. Extremely quiet and the views astonishing but close enough to go out into the town.
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Date of stay: January 2020
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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Christine F wrote a review Mar 2020
Vancouver, Canada47 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
My wife and I were originally going to stay at the Villa Paradisa for two nights but we enjoyed ourselves so much we stayed for a third.

Our room had panoramic views of Knysna, the Heads and the lagoon from our private balcony. Our room was spacious and spotlessly clean.

Our hosts Martin and Marilyn couldn’t have been more helpful, making for us restaurant reservations, all of which were excellent. Marilyn also booked us taxis. I can’t praise she and Martin, highly enough. he made us excellent breakfasts.

The staff were also amazing, constantly checking while we were at the pool to ask if there was anything we needed.
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Date of stay: March 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Craig M wrote a review Nov 2021
Cape Town, South Africa11 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We had a short 2-night stay. The property is perched on top of a hill in Knysna giving splendid views of the Knysna heads and lagoon. I enjoyed sipping some coffee (nespresso in rooms) on the balcony and soaking up the views during the morning or night.
Martin and Marilyn were splendid hosts, sharing some history of the area over breakfast (expertly prepared by Martin). Knysna is not big so you are not far from any of the attractions.
Our trip was more relaxation than exploration, so we did not do too much by way of activity but the hosts are equally knowledgeable in the area and surrounds to make recommendations based on your preferences.
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Date of stay: November 2021
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
4.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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Vincent318s wrote a review Jan 2020
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Villa Paradisa was a truly lovely hotel. Hotel owners Martin and Katheryn are very sweet, and their team is super attentive. If I could give this 10 stars, I would!

This is not like your typical hotel. There are only 5 rooms, but the room is very thoughtfully decorated and has a beautiful balcony overlooking Knysna.
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Date of stay: January 2020
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Anne wrote a review Jan 2023
Leeds, United Kingdom24 contributions2 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
WOW Villa Paradisa is a stunning guest house which overlooks the bay in Knysna the views are glorious but it’s Marilyn & Martin that make the guest house a superb choice for a stay in Knysna, they are the most amazing hosts any traveller could wish for, nothing is too much trouble for them and their welcome to their guest house makes you feel part of the family. We arrived tired after a long day of driving asking where the nearest restaurant was which in reality wasn’t far but after a the drive it wasn’t what we wanted to do, Martin asked if we liked a Braai (bbq) we did and he asked us to join them and a couple of their friends and would we like to watch the Springboks v England with them. A fabulous evening and one not to forget. Marilyn advised where to dine for Sunday Roast and kindly booked the restaurant for us. The bedrooms are beautifully decorated to the highest standard there is nothing to criticise about Villa Paradisa and anyone visiting Knysna should stay here.
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Date of stay: November 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: Secure parking onsite
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TrailBlazer574239 wrote a review Apr 2022
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
The name Villa Paradisa is perfect, it is paradise ! We stayed at the Sea Urgin suite, which is beautifully decorated, completely as described on the website, everything you need is there. The view is breathtaking ! On top of all that, Marilyn and Martin will do everything to make your stay even more pleasant. Truly enjoyed our stay and whenever in the neighbourhoud, we definitely will come back !
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Date of stay: April 2022
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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JandCEdw wrote a review Nov 2023
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Villa Paradisa is a top Guest House with a lovely friendly family feel, the result of hosts Marilyn and Martins welcoming and relaxed manner. Our 2 day stay was perfect (only wish it was longer). Our room was luxurious and very comfortable with a breathtaking view, a panoramic sweep across the lagoon to Knysna Heads. We stretched our legs and walked into town, feeling very safe and taking in the flora of more impressive properties en-route. Marilyn provide us with a selection of restaurants to eat (you won't be disappointed) and taxi details to call for our return. Breakfast was a joy, more stunning views, freshly cooked to order and the opportunity to find out a little more about our excellent hosts.
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Review collected in partnership with this hotel
Date of stay: October 2023
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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Response from Marilyn van Niekerk, Owner at Villa Paradisa Guest House
Responded 20 Nov 2023
We enjoyed reading your lovely review and appreciate all your great comments. We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay, your room, breakfasts and the views so much! We hope you will have the opportunity to visit us and our beautiful little town for a longer stay again sometime.
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Langa wrote a review Feb 2022
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
I had a very wonderful experience at Villa Paradisa, The rooms were wonderful, clean, very comfortable and perfect to celebrate my Wife’s birthday, and there is a beautiful pool and Jacuzzi with a beautiful view of Kynsna. Martin, Marilyn and the staff were amazing, incredibly, helpful in anything we needed. Marilyn went over and beyond to help me make our stay enjoyable, plans for the birthday and places to visit during our stay in Kynsna. Their breakfast is so delicious and scrumptious, we really enjoyed it. I highly recommend this hotel for anyone visiting downtown.
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Date of stay: February 2022
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
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witterswilpardon wrote a review Nov 2023
Witterswil, Switzerland12 contributions2 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
What a lovely place overlooking the city and bay.
To wake up and sit out on the terrace
Was such a pleasure.
They were kind enough to place our friends in the room next to us so we could visit and enjoy the views from our balcony.
The owners are very courteous and he would prepare breakfast to our choice.
Nolita an employee was just lovely and friendly.
I would highly recommend this place.
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Date of stay: November 2023Trip type: Travelled solo
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Response from Marilyn van Niekerk, Owner at Villa Paradisa Guest House
Responded 20 Nov 2023
Thank you so much for your beautiful review. It was a great pleasure hosting you all. We are so pleased you enjoyed your stay and especially the special times spent on your balcony enjoying the views together with your friends and during the quiet morning hours. Thank you too for highly recommending Villa Paradisa. We hope to see you again if you return to Knysna.
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Sombu wrote a review May 2023
Cape Town38 contributions36 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
This establishment has one of the most breathtaking views of the Knysna lagoon. Marilyn is friendly and a great host. The service is good and the rooms are spacious. If there is one area of improvement, it would be a bit more variety on what is on offer for breakfast. Otherwise, we thoroughly enjoyed our stay!
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Date of stay: April 2023
4.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
4.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
4.0 of 5 bubblesService
4.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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Answer from 2worldtravelers13
Usingen, Germany348 contributions200 helpful votes
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Sofiafazal asked a question Dec 2016
The Royal Town of Sutton Coldfield, United Kingdom3 contributions
Do you have any halal food options for guests ?
Answer from villaparadisa
Dear Sofia Thank you for your interest in Villa Paradisa. We have several options for our halal guests including vegetarian and spicy dishes. Dedicated cookware is used for preparing eggs. Hoping to receive your booking and sending greetings from Paradise in Knysna. Kind Regards Marilyn
Anne wrote a tip Jan 2023
Leeds, United Kingdom24 contributions2 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Secure parking onsite"
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M&M wrote a tip May 2019
London, United Kingdom68 contributions31 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
"Coral suite has amazing lagoon views"
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Wolfgang N wrote a tip May 2019
Munich, Germany2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"the higher floor rooms are more spacious"
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Francis Price wrote a tip Mar 2019
11 contributions3 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
"Good but with issues"
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penny s wrote a tip Oct 2018
Yeovil22 contributions25 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Upstairs has the best views of the sea."
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PRICE RANGE
R 2,017 - R 2,987 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
South AfricaWestern CapeKnysna
NUMBER OF ROOMS
4
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Frequently Asked Questions about Villa Paradisa Guest House
Which popular attractions are close to Villa Paradisa Guest House?
Nearby attractions include Featherbed Nature Reserve (1.0 km), Pledge Nature Reserve (1.2 km), and Petrus-se-Brand Mountain Bike Trail (1.2 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Villa Paradisa Guest House?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and a pool.
What food & drink options are available at Villa Paradisa Guest House?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Villa Paradisa Guest House?
Yes, free parking and secured parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Villa Paradisa Guest House?
Conveniently located restaurants include Cruise Cafe, Muse Fusion Food, and Oak Leaf Knysna.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Villa Paradisa Guest House?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Are there any historical sites close to Villa Paradisa Guest House?
Many travellers enjoy visiting St George's Anglican Church (1.7 km).
Does Villa Paradisa Guest House have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the harbour view available here.
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