Knock Out View Clarens

Knock Out View Clarens

A not very good photo from our room. The mountains are beautiful!
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View of the mountains from units Peace and Joy
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4.5
#5 of 30 guest houses in Clarens
4.8 of 5 bubbles
Location
4.7 of 5 bubbles
Cleanliness
4.6 of 5 bubbles
Service
4.6 of 5 bubbles
Value
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Knock out View Clarens offers SOLAR powered accommodation. Everybody is welcome but please note NO PARTIES. We offer good value and quality accommodation 500 meters from the center of the art village. Accommodation consists of (fully equipped) two self-catering family units with the view on the mountains sleeping 4 each. The overnight units with no mountain views (not self-catering) are cozy units with double beds. All the units have a bathroom with amenities. Comfortable chairs, microwave, TV and coffee tray. Facilities on site include a barbecue area and free WiFi, as well as secure parking on the premises. Rate exclude breakfast. ROUTE AS FROM JOHANNESBURG : N1 Ablerton; R59 to Vereeniging and Sasolburg; R57 to Heilbron, Petrus Steyn and Reitz; R26 to Bethlehem; R712 to Clarens. Alternative: N3 Heidelberg; ; R714 in Warden. ; R714 to Bethlehem; R712 to Clarens. Check in: 15h00 Check out: 10h00
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free internet
Complimentary Instant Coffee
BBQ facilities
Non-smoking hotel
Express check-in / check-out
Private check-in / check-out
Laundry service
Parking
Wifi
Complimentary tea
Complimentary welcome drink
Outdoor fireplace
Outdoor furniture
Ironing service
Room features
Air purifier
Seating area
Clothes rack
Private bathrooms
Kitchenette
Cable / satellite TV
Electric blanket
Bath / shower
Microwave
Refrigerator
Stovetop
Electric kettle
Kitchenware
Flatscreen TV
Complimentary toiletries
Room types
Non-smoking rooms
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HOTEL CLASS
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3.0 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Business
Centrally Located
Languages Spoken
English, Afrikaans

Location

175 Main Street, Clarens 9707 South Africa
Getting there
Somewhat walkable
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Grade: 76 out of 100
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Bloemfontein Intl Airport
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Nomthandazo Chala wrote a review Oct 2021
Durban, South Africa29 contributions2 helpful votes
+1
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Know Out View is set in a perfect location. It is easy to locate and the signs are clearly visible. It is within walking distance to the shops and restaurants. Most of the activities are close by. Our hostess gave us a warm welcome. The establishment is clean, safe and secured. Our room, Hope had everything we needed. I loved their spacious bedrooms with comfortable beds and electric blankets. The huge bathroom with both bathtub and shower also had a heater which was great. Fireplace in living room was also great since it was cold in the evenings. I enjoyed having breakfast on the outside deck.

Free Wi-fi was a huge disappointment though because it never worked for our entire stay. I did not like the fact that we were only provided with one shower cap when there was two adult females. I think the stove is not appropriate for that kitchen because it gets a bit too high when placed on top of the cupboard plus the cord is a bit short making it difficult to use it.

Our stay was perfect. We can visit again and will recommend Knock Out View to our friends and family.
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Date of stay: October 2021Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Response from Marlene Willemse, Owner at Knock Out View Clarens
Responded 29 Oct 2021
Good afternoon Nomthandazo Thank you very much for your positive review, we really appreciate it. Thank you for the tips you gave, we will definitely look into it It was a pleasure hosting you and we look forward to your next visit. May you have a blessed day Friendly greetings
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VidaBooysen wrote a review Jun 2023
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
On a cold winter's evening in the Eastern Free State it was really pleasant to stay in one of the single rooms at Knock Out View. The room was warmed before I arrived and there was an electric blanket and down duvet on the bed. The hot water in the shower flowed immediately when I opened the tap. The room is equipped with all that a visitor may need, from a hair dryer to adaptors for all your needs. There were books and magazines to read and even a packet of rusks provided with an ample supply of tea and coffee. Everything was shiny and spotless. This guest house provided good value for money and is near enough to the centre of Clarens that one only needs to walk a short distance to the restaurants and shops.
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Date of stay: June 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 Marlene Willemse, Owner at Knock Out View Clarens
Responded 28 Jun 2023
Thank you so much for your beautiful review, we really appreciate it It was just a pleasure hosting you May you have a blessed day further
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381paola wrote a review Jul 2020
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Lovely place with very good quality bedding/beds/pillows etc. We had a lovely stay. Will definitely be back. I would just suggest that the room closest to the kitchen be able to lock - all the other rooms could lock except for that one. (Us coming from JHB are always paranoid).
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Date of stay: June 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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Response from Marlene Willemse, Owner at Knock Out View Clarens
Responded 28 Jul 2020
Thank-you so much for your lovely review, and coming back to Knock out View makes it even more special. We will attend to the key matter. Thank-you
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THC61 wrote a review Jun 2021
Cape Town Central, South Africa98 contributions39 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We spent one night in Clarens at Knock Out View and it was excellent!
The location is good, only about 2 blocks from the main square with all the interesting shops and restaurants that Clarens offers.
Check-in was efficient. We stayed in the "Peace" unit, which is large, nicely furnished and well equipped. Clarens was cold during our stay (in June) but we had electric blankets, a gas heater and a wood-stove, all of which warmed up the unit very well.
Next time we visit Clarens, Knock Out View will be our first choice of accommodation.
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Date of stay: June 2021
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
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Response from Marlene Willemse, Owner at Knock Out View Clarens
Responded 16 Jun 2021
Thank-you for your rating and the lovely review. Hope to see you soon. Thanks
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KatrinabrigitteNel wrote a review Apr 2021
Somerset East SouthAfrica 7 contributions3 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
The cottage is very well equipped and very comfortable - it is very conveniently situated close to town we walked to the centre of town to get supper. the house has all the amenities that you need she even put rusks and coffee in the house for us for us to use. we would stay here again ! thanks
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Date of stay: April 2021Trip type: Travelled with family
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Response from Marlene Willemse, Owner at Knock Out View Clarens
Responded 03 May 2021
Good morning Katrina Thank you so much for your beautiful review. We look forward to your next visit May you have a blessed day Friendly greetings Clarissa
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MegzB wrote a review Jul 2022
1 contribution
4.0 of 5 bubbles
My husband and I took a trip to Clarens with our close friends and stayed in 'Peace' at Knock out views. We were warmly welcomed, the staff were friendly and the apartment was wonderful! We had fresh milk provided to us everyday, wood was allocated to us for the frosty evenings and the apartment and braai area was clean and inviting. Waking up to mountain views was such a blessing and having electric blankets to warm up the beds was an extra little luxury to enjoy. Will defenitly go back!
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Date of stay: July 2022Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Response from Marlene Willemse, Owner at Knock Out View Clarens
Responded 13 Jul 2022
Good morning Thank you so much for your positive review, we really appreciate it. It was a pleasure hosting you, we look forward to your next visit. May you have a blessed day
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Marinda Nel wrote a review Feb 2020
1 contribution
1.0 of 5 bubbles
I booked through booking. When we arrived nobody was at office. When we phoned the lady answering was very rude and told us room is not available. After a long drive that was the Last thing I wanted te hear. A cleaning lady came with her phone and said our room is ready. We went to the room unpacked made coffee and then she phoned again and told us we can't stay there. Luckily we got place at Eddie's.
The service was poor room small and I will not recommend knock out to anybody.
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Date of stay: February 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Marlene W, Owner at Knock Out View Clarens
Responded 12 Feb 2020
Thank-you for your review and sharing it. I apologize for the inconvenience. I as the owner i am very unhappy by the way you were treated and will look into it. What confuses me is the fact that there was no unit available when you made the booking - something went terribly wrong with this booking process. i'm glad that you could find accommodation.
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Philip Van Der Walt wrote a review Jun 2020
1 contribution
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Really enjoyed our stay. Staff were very responsive when we didn't have warm water the first morning. An electrician came to fix the problem. The electric blanket didn't switch on at the one side. Luckily we're happily married and it helped to survive the night. Got a new blanket the next morning. Again, the staff were friendly and understanding.
As a suggestion, I'd like to add that we missed a sink in the kitchenette. It will also help if the cups etc can be replaced by the next day.
Thank you for a great stay.
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Date of stay: June 2020
4.0 of 5 bubblesValue
4.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
4.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
4.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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Response from Marlene Willemse, Owner at Knock Out View Clarens
Responded 30 Jun 2020
Hello Philip Thank you very much for your positive review. We will definitely look into the sink for the kitchenette. It was a pleasure hosting you. Hope you have a blessed day Friendly greetings Knock out View
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Vacation49706585241 wrote a review Jul 2023
1 contribution
+1
5.0 of 5 bubbles
The staff were all welcoming and friendly upon arrival. We were walked through the check-in procedures and given a little tour of the cabin we stayed in.
It was beautifully decorated with ample space. It boasted a mountain view both downstairs and in the loft area. The cabin was cozy and really felt like a home away from home.
The bed and pillows were comfortable and we had more than enough blankets as well as electric blankets on the beds to keep us warm and toasty all through the night.
We were given some wood for the fireplace which we used one evening and this just enhanced that lovely warm feeling about the place. They also had a heat lamp in the bathroom as well as a gas heater.
The kitchen had everything you need for self-catering, we were even given some sherry.
The bathroom was roomy and we were given more than enough towels for the stay. I was impressed with the toiletries that were provided in a sustainable manner.
Overall, we loved it and recommend it to friends and family! We will be back!
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Date of stay: June 2023
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Marlene Willemse, Owner at Knock Out View Clarens
Responded 06 Jul 2023
Wow, thank-you so much for your review, much appreciated. We are thrilled that you enjoyed your chilly week away. We would love to welcome you back. Thanks
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Ak K wrote a review May 2021
8 contributions3 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
The room was clean, neat and well located. The hosts where efficient and friendly. We stayed at the unit in Winter. An electric blanket was provided with a bathroom heater. The unit could use a better room heater. The kitchenette was perfect for our needs. Fresh milk, tea, coffee and sugar where provided.
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Date of stay: May 2021
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
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Response from Marlene Willemse, Owner at Knock Out View Clarens
Responded 16 Jun 2021
Thank-you for your review much appreicated. We will look into the room heater. Thanks
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Clarens, South Africa
Good morning Thank you for your message. Unfortunately we do not have the facilities to host parties. Thank you May you have a blessed day Friendly greetings
mikebee0 asked a question Feb 2016
Johannesburg, South Africa28 contributions7 helpful votes
Have the 'issues' regarding the comfort of the beds been attended to ???
Answer from Stuart
Umhlanga Rocks, South Africa102 contributions16 helpful votes
I have no idea - not when we stayed in January at any rate
Renier S wrote a tip Jul 2023
Kempton Park, South Africa16 contributions3 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
"Peace and Joy have access to the deck with great view."
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Vanessa R wrote a tip Mar 2023
Gonubie, South Africa18 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Make bookings at restaurants as they can get very busy some weekends."
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nthabiseng m wrote a tip Dec 2021
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Best view to the mountains"
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Louise M wrote a tip Jul 2021
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"I stayed in the cottage Joy and it certainly was a joy staying there"
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Charl Viljoen wrote a tip May 2021
Hartbeespoort, South Africa2 contributions1 helpful vote
4.0 of 5 bubbles
"The mountain view is excellent from JOY (family unit)"
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PRICE RANGE
R 693 - R 766 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
South AfricaFree StateClarens
NUMBER OF ROOMS
5
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KNOCK OUT VIEW CLARENS - Guesthouse Reviews & Price Comparison (South Africa)

Frequently Asked Questions about Knock Out View Clarens
Which popular attractions are close to Knock Out View Clarens?
Nearby attractions include Tobias Art (0.3 km), Mona Lisa Garment Gallery (0.07 km), and The Ugly Duckling (0.3 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Knock Out View Clarens?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free parking, laundry service, and free internet access.
Which room amenities are available at Knock Out View Clarens?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at Knock Out View Clarens?
Guests can enjoy barbeque facilities, complimentary tea, and free instant coffee during their stay.
Is parking available at Knock Out View Clarens?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Knock Out View Clarens?
Conveniently located restaurants include Clarens Brewery, Post House Restaurant, and Artist's Cafe.
Is Knock Out View Clarens located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.6 km away from the centre of Clarens.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Knock Out View Clarens?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Afrikaans.
Are there any historical sites close to Knock Out View Clarens?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Bushmen Art at Schaaplaats Farm (0.4 km).
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