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Hide Away Guest House

2 Keerom Street PO Box 2600, Knysna 6570 South Africa
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#21 of 161 B&Bs / Inns in Knysna
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Hide-Away Guest House, a 4 Star TGCSA graded B&B, located on the Main Road into Knysna offers excellent lagoon/estuary views and within walking distance of town. 7 well appointed en-suite rooms ranging from Executive with lagoon view to Standard with no lagoon view cater for most budgets. Free highspeed WiFi throughout, air conditioning in all rooms and gym facility. Seasonal rates apply. Make Hide-Away Guest House your home-away-from-home on the Garden Route as you explore the area. Easy driving distances to Tsitsikamma National Park, Plettenberg Bay, Wilderness, George, Oudtshoorn and Mossel Bay.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free breakfast
Bicycle rental
Car hire
Baggage storage
Secured parking
Pool / beach towels
Pool with view
Outdoor pool
Breakfast available
Complimentary instant cofffee
Complimentary tea
Complimentary welcome drink
Outdoor dining area
Tennis court
Bicycle tours
Walking tours
Taxi service
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor furniture
Sun deck
Sun loungers / beach chairs
First aid kit
Express check-in / check-out
Private check-in / check-out
Clothes dryer
Laundry service
Washing machine
Ironing service
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Room features
Blackout curtains
Air conditioning
Coffee / tea maker
Cable / satellite TV
Sofa bed
Bath / shower
Dining area
Seating area
Separate dining area
Wardrobe / wardrobe
Bottled water
Clothes rack
Laptop safe
Private bathrooms
Tile / marble floor
Electric kettle
Flatscreen TV
Electric blanket
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Room types
Ocean view
Landmark view
Pool view
Non-smoking rooms
Good to know
Lagoon View
Languages Spoken
English, Afrikaans
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Patricia W wrote a review Dec 2020
Amsterdam, The Netherlands4 contributions2 helpful votes
The location is great and view is stunning. Very clean rooms and lovely host. Pool area is cozy and the overall experience is that you feel immediately at home. We originally planned for one night and booked another one since there is so much to do around there.
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Date of stay: December 2020
Sleep Quality
Response from Cecil Harding, Owner at Hide Away Guest House
Responded 01 Jan 2021
Hello the Peters family! Thank you so much for taking the time to review your stay with us - it is most appreciated! We hope you enjoyed the trip to Die Hell and the stay-over in Prince Albert which is a quaint town in itself. Probably like Greyton! 2021 has finally arrived and we are hopeful that things will start to improve now that a vaccine has been found for the dreaded COVID-19! We are so looking forward to welcoming some international tourists - it has felt like we have been living in a bubble without them! Take care and we hope to welcome you, and/or any of your friends back in the near future. Kind regards Cecil & Colleen
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Anna wrote a review Sep 2020
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The hosts are amazing, kind and helpful. The rooms are massive and beautiful with an amazing view. Hide Away and their owners have saved our holiday and given us the most wonderful tips of places to visit. Unforgettable! x
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Date of stay: September 2020Trip type: Travelled with family
Response from Colleen Harding, Owner at Hide Away Guest House
Responded 29 Sep 2020
Hello Chantelle, Donald and Gabi It was indeed a pleasure meeting you and having you stay with us. We are pleased that we were able to assist you after you had been let down by another property. We love sharing all the best places to visit with our guests - there is just so much to see and do in and around Knysna and I am sure that if and when you return you will have the opportunity to experience some new adventures. Gabi can get to do the Zipline in Harkerville and the weather may have improved somewhat! Thanks once again for the great review - its most appreciated. Kind regards Cecil & Colleen
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Jackyhuson wrote a review Apr 2020
Southwell, United Kingdom24 contributions2 helpful votes
Cecil and Colleen give a lovely warm family welcome every time. We've been going since 2015 and only missed one year - only because of a different itinerary. Lovely view of the lagoon, spacious comfy room with all good and necessary amenities and terrace (where breakfast is served a/c weather). Both are very friendly and helpful with suggestions of where to go and will help with bookings and taxis. I admire their aim to be as 'green' as possible. Now we're practically 'family' we feel privileged to spend special social time with them - usually involves a bottle!. Hope to be back next year - and find life post-CV at Hideaway to be even more special (if that's possible!)
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Date of stay: February 2020
Sleep Quality
Response from HideawayKnysna, Owner at Hide Away Guest House
Responded 14 Apr 2020
Hi Jacky and John What a nice surprise to receive your review as we sit in the study working during a third week of a five week lock down. Your communication has certainly brightened the day! We are truly blessed to have such a lovely place (Hide Away) to call home with amazing views of the Knysna Estuary, where there is not a boat in site, great weather (currently), lots of wood for the braai and oh don't forget the wine! Although alcohol cannot be purchased during the lock down, Cecil was not a Planning Manager, for nothing and stocked up sufficiently even with the extension! The COVID-19 pandemic is seriously going to affect tourism to South Africa and we have experienced a number of cancellations of reservations going forward for the next few months so no income! The domestic market will in all probability be the first to recover and may well give South Africans the perfect opportunity to explore their own country! We have been saying this for years! We hope that you and John are both keeping well, practicing your social distancing and all the other things you have to think about before venturing out to buy a loaf of bread! We are so looking forward to seeing you next year and wish you all the best until then. Kind regards Cecil & Colleen
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Pezza wrote a review Feb 2020
Dubai, United Arab Emirates3 contributions
We stayed four nights in February and can highly recommend the Hide Away guest house! Rooms were spacious with good size of bathroom. Small terrace in front of the room was serving us as a wine drinking spot in the evenings as well as breakfast table, which was served to us according to our wishes. Additionally friendly owners gave good tips for the restaurants and activities.
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Date of stay: February 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Response from HideawayKnysna, Owner at Hide Away Guest House
Responded 24 Feb 2020
Hello there! Thank you for taking the time to do the review on your stay with us at Hide Away Guest House. It is most appreciated as many of our guests decide to stay with us based on the various reviews they read. We continue to enjoy good summer weather here in Knysna. Our winter months are temperate so also a great time to visit the Garden Route and include a trip to the Eastern Cape game reserves! We hope you will share this info with all your friends and family heading down our way! Thanks once again for staying with us! Kind regards Cecil & Colleen
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Richard C wrote a review Jan 2020
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The last major source of attractive “Guest House’s” before entering Port Elizabeth and a welcome respite for road travelers of the attractive and popular South African Garden Route while northbound. Colleen welcomes you with cold beverages and a wet towel! Then there is the pool and big rooms to tempt guests too! So nice to relax after a full day but then there are all the friendly restaurants along the Harbour front and the ‘Island’ catering to any range of tastes. Just can’t get away from this place!
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Date of stay: December 2019Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Response from KnysnaHideaway, Owner at Hide Away Guest House
Responded 09 Jan 2020
Hello there Thanks for taking the time to do the great review on Knysna and your experience at Hide Away Guest House. We can't wait to see you again! Kind regards. Cecil & Colleen
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Frequently Asked Questions about Hide Away Guest House
Which popular attractions are close to Hide Away Guest House?
Nearby attractions include Featherbed Nature Reserve (0.9 km), Petrus-se-Brand Mountain Bike Trail (1.1 km), and Garden Route Export House (0.8 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Hide Away Guest House?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and a pool.
Which room amenities are available at Hide Away Guest House?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Hide Away Guest House?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, complimentary tea, and free instant coffee during their stay.
Is parking available at Hide Away Guest House?
Yes, free parking and secured parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Hide Away Guest House?
Conveniently located restaurants include Kilzer's Kitchen, Cruise Cafe, and Muse Fusion Food.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Hide Away Guest House?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Are any cleaning services offered at Hide Away Guest House?
Yes, laundry service and a clothes dryer are offered to guests.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Hide Away Guest House?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Afrikaans.
Are there any historical sites close to Hide Away Guest House?
Many travellers enjoy visiting St George's Anglican Church (1.6 km).