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Hide Away Guest House

4-star Knysna guesthouse with full-service spa, connected to a shopping center

  • Free English breakfast, free WiFi, and free parking
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€69

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9.2.Superb.
  • We had such a lovely stay at Hide Away Guest House Knysna. We felt such a warm welcome on…

    Dec 31, 2020

  • Colleen and Cecil were always available, friendly and helpful with tips about restaurants…

    May 17, 2019

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Enhanced health and safety measures

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.
  • Property is cleaned with disinfectant
  • Staff wears personal protective equipment
  • Property confirms they are implementing enhanced cleaning measures
  • Social distancing measures are in place
  • 24 hours Gap period enforced between guest stays -
  • Contactless check-in is available
  • Protective clothing is available to guests
  • Masks are available to guests
  • Guests are provided with free hand sanitizer
  • Free parking
  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Gym
  • Air Conditioning

Property highlights

Main amenities

  • 7 guestrooms
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Full-service spa
  • Seasonal outdoor pool
  • Fitness center
  • Beach towels

What’s around

  • In Paradise
  • Simola Golf Course - 3.8 mi / 6.2 km
  • Brenton Beach - 8.7 mi / 14.1 km
  • Featherbed Nature Reserve - 9 mi / 14.5 km
  • Jukani Wildlife Park - 28.4 mi / 45.7 km
The following facilities or services will be unavailable from September 9 2020 to June 1 2021 (dates subject to change):
  • Fitness facilities

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Enter dates for 2 guests

  • Executive Room, Lagoon View
  • Superior Room, 1 Queen Bed, Lagoon View
  • Superior Room, 1 Queen Bed, No View
  • Standard Room, 1 Queen Bed, No View
  • Superior Twin Room, 2 Twin Beds, Lagoon View

Location

  • In Paradise
  • Simola Golf Course - 3.8 mi / 6.2 km
  • Brenton Beach - 8.7 mi / 14.1 km

What’s around

Landmarks

  • In Paradise
  • Simola Golf Course - 3.8 mi / 6.2 km
  • Brenton Beach - 8.7 mi / 14.1 km
  • Featherbed Nature Reserve - 9 mi / 14.5 km
  • Jukani Wildlife Park - 28.4 mi / 45.7 km

Getting around

  • Plettenberg Bay (PBZ) - 33 min drive

At a glance

Size

  • 7 rooms
  • Arranged over 2 floors

Arriving/leaving

  • Check-in time 2 PM-7 PM
  • Check-out time is 10 AM
  • Express check-in/out

Restrictions related to your trip

  • COVID-19 alert: Travel requirements are changing rapidly, including need for pre-travel COVID-19 testing and quarantine on arrival.

Special check in instructions

The front desk is open daily from 7:30 AM - 8:00 PM. This property doesn't offer after-hours check-in. Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

Required at check in

  • Credit card, debit card, or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 18

Children

  • Children (12 years old and younger) not allowed
  • No cribs (infant beds)

Pets

  • No pets or service animals allowed

Internet

  • Free WiFi and wired Internet access in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms

Parking

  • Free onsite self parking
  • Onsite parking limited
  • Height restrictions apply for onsite parking
*See small print for additional details or extra charges

At the property

Food and drink

  • Free English breakfast daily
  • Snack bar/deli

Things to do

  • Bicycle rentals nearby
  • Ecotours nearby
  • Golf lessons available nearby
  • Golfing nearby
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Kayaking nearby
  • Mountain biking nearby
  • Parasailing nearby
  • Sailing nearby
  • Scooter/moped rentals nearby
  • Scuba diving nearby
  • Segway rental/tour nearby
  • Skydiving nearby
  • Snorkeling nearby
  • Windsurfing nearby

Services

  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Concierge services
  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage

Facilities

  • Year Built - 1940
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Designated smoking areas
  • Garden
  • Terrace

Languages Spoken

  • Afrikaans
  • English

In the room

Home comforts

  • Air conditioning
  • Minibar
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Bathrobes

Sleep well

  • Down comforter
  • Blackout drapes/curtains
  • Premium bedding

Freshen up

  • Private bathroom
  • Shower only
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer

Be entertained

  • Flat-screen TV
  • Satellite TV channels

Stay connected

  • Desk
  • Free WiFi

Food and drink

  • Refrigerator
  • Free bottled water

More

  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe

Special features

Spa

Guests can indulge in a pampering treatment at the guesthouse's full-service spa, Simola Spa. Services include massages. The spa is equipped with a sauna and a steam room.

The spa is open daily.

Recreation

On Site

  • Fitness facilities

Nearby

  • Bicycle rentals nearby
  • Ecotours nearby
  • Golf lessons available nearby
  • Golfing nearby
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Kayaking nearby
  • Mountain biking nearby
  • Parasailing nearby
  • Sailing nearby
  • Scooter/moped rentals nearby
  • Scuba diving nearby
  • Segway rental/tour nearby
  • Skydiving nearby
  • Snorkeling nearby
  • Windsurfing nearby

Small print

Also known as

  • Hide Away Guest House
  • Hide Away Guest House Knysna
  • Hide Away Knysna
  • Hide Away Guest House Hotel Knysna
  • Hide Away Guest House Guesthouse Knysna
  • Hide Away Guest House Guesthouse
  • Hide Away Guest House Knysna
  • Hide Away Guest House Guesthouse
  • Hide Away Guest House Guesthouse Knysna

Policies

Noise-free guestrooms cannot be guaranteed.

Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms.

The seasonal pool is open from October to March.

Pool open 24-hours

This property does not have elevators.

Parking height restrictions apply.

Guests can rest easy knowing there's a fire extinguisher, a security system, and a first aid kit on site.

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property, and commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays.

Personal protective equipment, including masks, will be available to guests.

Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; periodic temperature checks are conducted on staff; temperature checks are available to guests; guests are provided with hand sanitizer; cashless payment methods are available for all transactions; masks are required in public areas; reservations are required for some onsite facilities.

Contactless check-in and contactless check-out are available.

Each guestroom is kept vacant for a minimum of 24 hours between bookings.

This property welcomes guests of all sexual orientations and gender identities (LGBTQ friendly).

Reservations are required for golf tee times, massage services, and spa treatments and can be made by contacting the property before arrival at the number on the booking confirmation.

This property accepts credit cards and cash.

We have included all charges provided to us by this property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the unit you book.

FAQs

  • Yes, Hide Away Guest House does have fully refundable rooms available to book on our site, which can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in. Just make sure to check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
  • This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, guests are provided with hand sanitizer, social distancing measures are in place, and gives staff personal protective equipment. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
  • Yes, there's free self parking. Parking spots may be limited.
  • Yes, there's a seasonal outdoor pool. Guests have 24-hour pool access.
  • Sorry, pets and service animals aren't allowed.
  • You can check in from 2 PM - 7 PM. Check-out time is 10 AM. Express check-in and check-out and contactless check-in and check-out are available.
  • Yes. Nearby restaurants include Cruise Cafe (11-min walk), East Head Cafe (5.1 mi), and Butterfly Blu Restaurant (8.8 mi).
  • Have fun with activities like cycling, boat tours, and fishing, and practice your swing at the nearby golf course. Additional recreation nearby includes game drives, game viewing, and ecotours. Indulge in a treatment at the spa and enjoy other amenities such as a seasonal outdoor pool and a fitness center. Hide Away Guest House also has a garden and access to a nearby health club.
9.2.Superb.
  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Everything was perfect, nothing to dislike, great host, excellent recommendations of places to visit and eat/drink. Very comfortable bed, stunning views from our balcony. Nice breakfasts and good conversation with the host Colleen, wouldn't hesitate to recommend

    2 night romance trip, Apr 17, 2019

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  • 4.0.Fair

    not recommend!

    If I need to look for a place to stay I will choose another place. The picture are elusion. No value for your money The place are old. The room smells old There is no a private balcony as the picture. No privacy at all!!!The forget to worth the the most busy road N2 it’s in a front of the room and it’s very crowded from the cars. It’s difficult to sleep. No hot weather . It’s not worth the money.!!!

    Tamar, 3 night romance trip, Apr 14, 2019

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Colleen and Cecil made us very welcome at the guest house.

    2 night trip with friends, Apr 11, 2019

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  • 8.0.Very Good

    I thought that the property was more secluded rather than being a short distance from the main road. The room was very pleasant as was our hostess. The area was very nice and easy walking distance from the tourist areas. As a general comment on the garden route I would not recommend it and am surprised that it is so highly reviewed. I was very disappointed.

    LINDA, 5 night romance trip, Jan 21, 2019

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  • 8.0.Very Good

    January 19

    2 night romance trip, Dec 31, 2018

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Very nice and safe location over-viewing the bay. Hosts are very friendly with a lot of good hints for nearby restaurants and possible activities. Thank you for the great time - Christoph

    3 night trip, Dec 4, 2018

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Thank you Coleen & Cecil for 2 great nights at your establishment. We were booked for 1 night but ended up back for a second night (what happened in Knysna stays in Knysna - lol). We were greeted by Coleen with wine, tea or coffee upon our arrival. Our rooms were very spacious, clean, tidy and more than expected. Breakfast was a variety and treat prepared by Cecil and served by Coleen. The view from the balcony was beautiful. There were some beautiful one of a kind furniture pieces in the home. Coleen was a wealth of knowledge and very helpful assisting with our plans. We would definitely visit again and also recommend this location. Thanks Coleen, Cecil and staff. Doug , Maureen, Owen

    1 night trip, Dec 1, 2018

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Beautiful views

    We had a very friendly welcome at this lovely guest house which has fantastic views across the Knysna lagoon. Colleen gave us excellent advice on where to eat and things to do around Knysna and the breakfasts were just the ticket!

    2 night trip, Sep 24, 2018

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Peace and tranquility in a paradise garden setting

    A lovely stay in a comfortable, quiet guesthouse owned and run by a wonderfully hospitable couple, Cecil and Colleen. Thank you, I felt as if I was staying with family. A few minutes walk away from the centre of Knysna, the Hide Away Guest House sits in beautifully tended gardens far enough from the road with good views of the lagoon. My room was comfortable, spacious and perfect for my stopover

    Sam, 1 night trip, Sep 6, 2018

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Walking distance from the entrance to Victoria Falls, great staff and hotel.

    Mimi, 1 night trip, Jun 8, 2018

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