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The Knysna Belle

75 Bayswater Drive Leisure Isle, Knysna 6571 South Africa
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#3 of 62 guest houses in Knysna
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The Knysna Belle Guest House offers a relaxing atmosphere with Bollard beach just a few paces from our front door where guests can relax and enjoy the tranquility of island life
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Free breakfast
Beach
Bicycle rental
Taxi service
Baggage storage
Parking
Wifi
Pool / beach towels
Outdoor pool
Shallow end in pool
Breakfast available
Complimentary Instant Coffee
Complimentary tea
Outdoor dining area
Special diet menus
Bicycles available
Canoeing
Archery offsite
Bowling offsite
Fishing
Patio
Tennis court offsite
Board games / puzzles
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor furniture
Shared lounge / TV area
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun terrace
Sun umbrellas
First aid kit
Umbrella
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
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Room features
Blackout curtains
Air purifier
Air conditioning
Desk
Coffee / tea maker
Flatscreen TV
Electric blanket
Bath / shower
Bathrobes
Housekeeping
Interconnected rooms available
Safe
Wardrobe / wardrobe
Bottled water
Clothes rack
Private bathrooms
Refrigerator
Electric kettle
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Mountain view
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Pool view
Non-smoking rooms
Suites
Family rooms
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HOTEL CLASS
4.0 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Bay View
Romantic
Languages Spoken
English, Afrikaans
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Barb S wrote a review Feb 2024
4 contributions1 helpful vote
The Knysna Belle Guest House is nicely located on Leisure Isle, giving a safe holiday feeling. Besides the wonderful and friendly hosts you can enjoy using the bikes and the kayaks. The Lagune is pretty safe and you will be surprised how shallow it is, so do not worry to go swimming or just walk through the shallow water. there is a little Bistro on Leisure Island serving excellent Sushi ! We were lazy, just did not want to go as far as Knysna Central but ....my God, the Sushi was GREAT !!! FANTASTIC !!! You must try the Crispy one !!!
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Juan Nel wrote a review Dec 2023
Cannes, France1 contribution
My wife and I booked an impromptu trip and my oh my was it well worth it. We both work in France in the hospitality industry and the Knysna belle made it really feel like I was on holiday. Check in was seamless and the breakfasts were a fantastic way to send off your guests for the day. Fantastic staff treatment from start to finish. The location on leisure isle makes you feel like you’re in a movie and the house is one of dreams. Both are out of this world! Thank you Michelle and team, we will definitely be back with family and friends and will most definitely recommend you to clients abroad.
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Date of stay: November 2023
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Hazel D wrote a review Nov 2023
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No location could be more arresting for its sheer beauty. Leisure Isle in the Knysna lagoon is a particularly relaxing spot to be especially when spoiled by Michelle and her staff at the family owned and managed Knysna Belle..
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mjames829807 wrote a review Nov 2023
Cape Town, South Africa1 contribution
What a great find! We enjoyed our stay at The Knysna Belle Guest House and were sorry we couldn’t stay longer. Our room was delightful, spacious and well presented. Michelle our hostess was charming and helpful with her knowledge of the area. The breakfast was served on the verandah overlooking the pool and garden. The breakfast was delicious and beautifully presented.
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Responded 20 Nov 2023
Thank you for the lovely review and thank you again for the wonderful pictures of the birds. Warm Regards Michelle
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Helen HF wrote a review Nov 2023
Vegreville, Canada4 contributions3 helpful votes
From the moment we arrived until we left the Knysna Belle exceeded all expectations. Beautiful setting, lovely spacious room and bathroom. The staff was super helpful and Michelle's breakfasts are perfectly prepared and presented and the menu changes every day.
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Dario C wrote a review Nov 2023
Roodepoort48 contributions9 helpful votes
Returning guests to the Knysna Belle, our favourite guest house. We love visiting Knysna and staying on Leisure isle at the Knysna Belle. Michelle and Gabby are very friendly and take care of all our needs, an absolute pleasure staying there. I highly recommend it. It’s position in front of the lagoon for the views, leisurely walks on the isle or on the lagoon at low tide, is ideal. Most comfortable room (Emu) with doors opening onto a large patio overlooking the lagoon and the heads, spectacular! Scrumptious breakfast everyday, what a treat! Can’t wait for our next visit there!
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Date of stay: November 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Responded 20 Nov 2023
Thank you for the wonderful review, always lovely to welcome back our guests, we look forward to seeing you early in the new year.
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vholt782140 wrote a review Oct 2023
Cape Town, South Africa1 contribution
The Knysna Belle is a fabulous place to stay. It's is a beautifully appointed and maintained house with spectacular views over the water. Leisure Island is beautiful and away from crowds though it is an easy journey to the centre. Michelle is a wonderful host. Her local knowledge and attention to detail is top class. The only downside to our stay was that it was not for longer!
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Date of stay: October 2023
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Responded 20 Nov 2023
Thank you for your kind words, hope you and Vinny enjoyed the rest of your holiday.
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Connector07567601784 wrote a review Oct 2023
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The place and the staff are absolutely phenomenal! Attention to detail is their no.1 priority! Michelle went the extra mile whenever a special request came her way and all restaurant recommendation were on point! Kayaks, bicycles, fishing equipment were freely available throughout our stay and she even set up the fishing rods with literally hook, line and sinkers! Thank you for making our stay memorable. Hilton,Arlene & Miche-Lee (Shiya Afrika Tours)
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Date of stay: October 2023
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Trip type: Travelled with family
Room Tip: Be prepared to be spoiled!come prepared for warm days, maybe a long pants for the odd rainy day.
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Helen S wrote a review Sept 2023
Oxford, United Kingdom18 contributions22 helpful votes
We had a wonderful stay at the Knysna Belle - a beautiful suite of two double rooms and a bathroom (perfect for a couple travelling with children) looking out over a pool and lush garden; a delicious breakfast; and the most perfect location on the water at Leisure Isle, overlooking the Heads. Extremely well priced for what it is. For all these reasons we will certainly be back.
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Date of stay: August 2023
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Responded 23 Sept 2023
Thank you for the lovely review, we look forward to welcoming you and the family back for a few more days next time.
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dambuh109976 wrote a review May 2023
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Knysna Belle Guest House. A beautiful home where we immediately felt at home. In the captain's room we were able to spend many hours by the fireplace or at the window watching the lagoon, as it was raining outside. The welcome we received on the first night from Gabby and then Michelle was fantastic, they immediately made us feel at home. But the highlight is the breakfast that is served, one of the best in the world with decorated plates of fresh fruit and fresh, homemade bread and sweets. Thank you for everything!
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R 1,605 - R 2,618 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
South AfricaWestern CapeKnysna
NUMBER OF ROOMS
7
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Frequently Asked Questions about The Knysna Belle
Which popular attractions are close to The Knysna Belle?
Nearby attractions include Knysna Heads (1.6 km), Brenton on Sea (3.4 km), and Knysna Lagoon (3.4 km).
What are some of the property amenities at The Knysna Belle?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and a pool.
Which room amenities are available at The Knysna Belle?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at The Knysna Belle?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, complimentary tea, and free instant coffee during their stay.
Is parking available at The Knysna Belle?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to The Knysna Belle?
Conveniently located restaurants include Freshline Fisheries, The Drydock Food Co, and 34 South.
Are there opportunities to exercise at The Knysna Belle?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Are any cleaning services offered at The Knysna Belle?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at The Knysna Belle?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Afrikaans.
Are there any historical sites close to The Knysna Belle?
Many travellers enjoy visiting St George's Anglican Church (3.7 km).
Does The Knysna Belle have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the ocean view available here.