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Belo Horizonte, MG
Reviewed 5 January 2017 via mobile

It's a beautiful place, and the staff is simply awesome. It did not get 5 stars because the internet is limited to 50mb, and the absence of good signal repeaters makes it difficult to use in the rooms. Not ok for a pricy hotel. But I would stay there again, because it's a wonderful place, all in all.

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Wannatravelfar, General Manager at Belvidere Manor, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. We are hoping to upgrade to fibre in a few weeks time which should enable us to upgrade the wifi application. We look forward to welcoming you back to Belvidere Manor in the future.

England
Reviewed 21 December 2016 via mobile

We were very impressed initially by this accommodation as it has beautiful views over water from many of the fully furnished bungalows also overlooking the lawn and swimming pool. However neither the wifi or the telephone worked making it difficult to contact reception or room service. However these inconveniences paled into insignificance by the appalling fiasco at breakfast. There seemed...

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Mike M, Manager at Belvidere Manor, responded to this review

Thank you for your review - I guess you were in a hurry on the morning you reviewed our breakfast. There is breakfast menu on all the tables which explains about our express self-service breakfast and our more relaxed breakfast with various tasty options to order. The cereals are available and are in glass carafe and therefore there is no...

Reviewed 20 December 2016

My family and I shared a cottage overlooking the Knysna Lagoon. The accommodation was nice but a little dated in my opinion. Still 4* though. All of the staff were helpful and friendly, particularly Jeffrey who went out of his way to show us things we would have otherwise not heard about like the Elephants Three and recommending Brenton-on-Sea. The...

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Mike M, Manager at Belvidere Manor, responded to this review

Thanks for your review and pleased that you enjoyed your stay at Belvidere Manor and Knysna. The WiFi is an issue which will be address early in the new year when move to a fibre optic structure. This is being installed through out Knysna. Enjoy your holiday Mike

Alton, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 December 2016 via mobile

Three nights of our 22 night trip to SA. Sadly the weather was not great but the welcome from Geoffrey was sublime. He is simply delightful and clearly well known after many many years working here. Cottages are very comfortable and the setting really pretty with a nice pool and (from my point of view) a terrain for playing La...

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Guildford, England, United Kingdom
Reviewed 22 November 2016

The location was gorgeous with a fabulous view over Knysna Bay however we were not so keen on the accommodation and how it was laid out. Our cottage was OK but nowhere near as plush or comfortable as other places we had stayed. There was also no heating and it was pretty cold the night that we stayed. The bathroom...

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Mike M, Manager at Belvidere Manor, responded to this review

Thank you for your review and I'm sorry we did not suit your needs Mike

Shrewsbury, United Kingdom
Reviewed 10 November 2016

Superb location overlooking the lagoon at Knysna.A series of cottages and houses with very good facilities.Slightly American feel to the architecture.Food from "pub"I would say is quite good but not exceptional.We did not use the main restaurant.Service good but wi-fi not obtainable away from centre. I would highly recommend this as a place to stay.

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Wannatravelfar, General Manager at Belvidere Manor, responded to this review

Thank you for your review Garth. We are pleased that you enjoyed your stay with us, and thank you for your recommendation.

Bury St Edmunds, United Kingdom
Reviewed 8 November 2016 via mobile

A beautiful place to stay with friendly helpful staff. "Superman Jeffrey was tireless in providing "fresh" coffee at breakfast. We're sure he has several twin brothers as he was always around everywhere! Our lagoon bungalow was delightful and comfortable, a real home from home. Although the Manor is out of Knysna, it is not inconvenient if you have a car....

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Wannatravelfar, General Manager at Belvidere Manor, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your positive review and we're glad you enjoyed your stay with us. Jeffrey certainly is a superman, and we're lucky to have him, and our other wonderful staff members.

Liverpool, United Kingdom
Reviewed 8 November 2016

We had really looked forward to staying at Belvidere Manor and the location and grounds lived up to expectation. What surprised us compared to other places we stayed in South Africa was the lack of homeliness. Apart from Jeffery (larger than life) everyone and everything else was very functional.

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Wannatravelfar, General Manager at Belvidere Manor, responded to this review

Thank you for your review, but I'm sorry you found our offering so functional. We do try to create an atmosphere of home from home, and our staff are praised for their friendliness. I'm sorry I didn't get to meet you personally as I was overseas at the time, but I wish you well.

Victoria, Canada
Reviewed 27 October 2016

A group of us recently stayed at the Belvidere for four nights. We all had two bedroom, self-contained cottages, which would be perfect for two couples travelling together. The cottages are cute and quaint, with living room, kitchen, and separate bed/bathrooms that can be shut off from each other. The grounds are beautiful, and the staff very friendly and outgoing...

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Wannatravelfar, General Manager at Belvidere Manor, responded to this review

Thank you for your positive review, and we're glad you enjoyed your stay. We are looking at our wifi service provider, as their product is not satisfactory, and hope to improve this soon.

Teignmouth, United Kingdom
Reviewed 23 October 2016

We stayed for 2 nights in our little cottage, no.12. Sadly the weather wasn't great whilst we were there so we couldn't make use of the pool which was directly opposite our chalet but we still managed to enjoy the wonderful setting of this place. Geoffrey made us feel very welcome and entertained everyone with his 'super, duper' chat. The...

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Room Service
  • Breakfast included
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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
Room types
  • Kitchenette
  • Suites
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Internet
Services
  • Free Parking
  • Room Service
  • Breakfast included
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Laundry Service
  • Concierge
  • Banquet Room
  • Conference Facilities
  • Babysitting
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Overlooking Knysna's lagoon, historic Belvidere Manor built in 1849, is situated in landscaped gardens and offers spacious accommodation in 28 serviced cottages, each with comfortable lounge, a full kitchen and 1, 2 or 3 en-suite double bedrooms. Enjoy breakfast on the terrace of Belvidere House, then relax poolside, take a boat trip, walk forest trails or pristine beaches, all a short drive away. Savour dinner at Caroline's bistro in Belvidere House, or hearty pub meals at The Bell Tavern, voted a Garden Route "Culinary legend". We offer preferential golf rates at Simola & Pezula clubs and a pretty garden wedding venue for up to 60 guests. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Belvidere Manor

Address: Lower Duthie Drive | Belvidere Estate, Knysna 6570, South Africa
Region: South Africa > Western Cape > Knysna
Price Range: $189 - $304 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Belvidere Manor 4*
Number of rooms: 28
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#6 Family Hotel in Knysna
#10 Romantic Hotel in Knysna
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“Just ask the reception.”
 of 5 bubbles 297lamberts, 6 Feb 2017 | Read review
“cottage 8 is lovely and secluded”
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“Room 21 has a great view.”
 of 5 bubbles 71dianeh, 21 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Choose de lux/superior”
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“Quite a steep walk up to the dining area if you have a lodge near the bottom of the estate ”
 of 5 bubbles O5720KMrichards, 17 Jan 2017 | Read review
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