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Bamboo the Guesthouse

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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed here 4 years ago and liked it so much we had no hesitation in re-booking. The staff are still the same very welcoming and very helpful. However, the property was looking a bit tired and in need of attention. The breakfast was also quite limited, with options to buy more items (another egg or another sausage). Generally we...

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Reviewed 28 October 2016

The rate to stay here is very good, especially as it includes a very generous breakfast. The owners and staff are friendly and the rooms are OK with a nice big bed. However, the downsides are that the car park is extremely small and very very tight; the first morning we had to find and wait for somebody to move...

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Oudtshoorn Sa
Reviewed 28 October 2016

We stayed two nights at Bamboo, a week apart. Bamboo was recommended to us by the hospital as being in close proximity to it, so it was indeed very convenient. The welcome was warm and enthusiastic, and the ambience is quite delightful. However, we dd not find it easy to get around, even taking into account that I was not...

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Haifa, Israel
Reviewed 23 October 2016

As the title suggests, I loved staying in this eccentric and magical guest house. Its got a great friendly and welcoming vibe. The grounds are a forest of plants and trees, wild and caged birds, fish ponds, pools, African art and antiques all crisscrossed by boardwalks. The rooms, too, are decorated with antiques and art. The rooms and the furniture...

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Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

Bamboo guest house is a lovely place to spend your nights in knysna. It is different from the common guest house in its appearance, the staff is friendly and helpfyl, the facilities are nice, breakfast is quite good.

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Reviewed 17 October 2016

Due to my business I'm in the area quite often and always choose to stay at bamboo. They make you feel at home right away. The rooms are spacious with self catering facilities, they even have braais, so if you don't feel like going out you can bring your steak and have a lekker braai!!! I just wish they would...

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Jaynie C, Front Office Manager at Bamboo the Guesthouse, responded to this review

Good Evening Wynand Im so glad to hear you feel at home over here! We love having you stay with us. I look forward to seeing you again, and you can have your early breakfast! P.S- Your tip about the conditioner worked! Kindest Regards Savannah

Romorantin-Lanthenay, France
Reviewed 17 October 2016

BAMBOO GUEST HOUSE , runned by a very likable family is situated in a very nice spot, near THE HEADS, the famous cliffs, near leisure island , the 3 ladies of the family to their best to realx the guests. The garden is astonishing anf very typycal

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Jaynie C, Front Office Manager at Bamboo the Guesthouse, responded to this review

Good Evening Jean Claude Thank you very much for such a lovely review. The Bamboo family tries their best to keep everybody relaxed and feel as if they are at home! Please come again! Kind Regards The Bamboo Family

Cape Town Central, South Africa
Reviewed 13 October 2016

We booked Bamboo guest House because it was dog friendly, but what a great little find. We loved the quirky garden, full of amazing plants and objects like old typewriters! The rooms were extremely comfortable and individually decorated with real character and flair. The breakfasts were great too. We all thought the place was really special and so original. My...

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Jaynie C, General Manager at Bamboo the Guesthouse, responded to this review

Good Evening Michaela Thank you so much for such positive feedback, it is our goal to make all of our guests feel as if their every need is attended to. I am especially glad that you felt comfortable and at ease at The Bamboo. We would love to have you back! Kind Regards Savannah

Somerset West, Western Cape, South Africa
Reviewed 11 October 2016 via mobile

I am a real fan of Knysna and have stayed in many different establishments in the area... Bamboo Lodge is something unique and a fantastic experience. From the entrance you can see the gardens are a true reflection of the name, with bamboo growing in the garden. Walking further towards reception, you quickly realize that this is like the garden...

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Jaynie C, General Manager at Bamboo the Guesthouse, responded to this review

Good Afternoon Leon Thank you for such positive feedback about our guesthouse, we are delighted to hear such wonderful remarks about Bamboo. I am glad you felt comfortable and at home in your little suite. We would love to have you back. Kind Regards. The Bamboo Family.

Cape Town Central, South Africa
Reviewed 11 October 2016

Place is dirty. Needs a lot of maintenance. Couch was smelling very bad. I think their pet friendly policy creates problems because they don't clean the place properly after guests with pets have left. We where disturbed one morning at four o clock when one of the guests dogs started making a noise.Breakfast is a very long process we had...

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  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free Breakfast
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Family Rooms
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  • Free Parking
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Unique accommodation on the Garden Route, minutes from Knysna town centre, Bamboo Guest House offers a magical B&B experience in garden cottage rooms and courtyard suites, all in the tranquility of a tropical garden. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Bamboo the Guesthouse

Address: No 9 Bolton Street | Hunter's Home, Knysna 6571, South Africa
Region: South Africa > Western Cape > Knysna
Price Range: $65 - $108 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Bamboo the Guesthouse 3*
Number of rooms: 15
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“If you need any particular room just ask Janine and she will accommodate you just fine”
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“The honeymoon suite is very special indeed!”
  • Room close to the reception area - very comfortable.
 of 5 bubbles sarahtF3789KK, 31 Mar 2016 | Read review
“Honeymoon suite - open plan setting with a bed you want to buy for yourself”
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“Every room we stayed in (3 in total) was awesome.”
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