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Western Cape, South Africa
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 December 2015

Great hosts and a fantastic property to stay for the holidays. Absolute privacy if you need it and a well kept, clean room. Modern and well thought out space. It feel as if the hosts have lived in the room and thought of everything you might need.

Thank Basil A
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32 reviews
21 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 March 2015

This was our second visit and it was as good as the first. because we have become friends with the owners Marion and Dave it was like visiting friends rather than a business. This time we had the large two bed apartment which would be fantastic for a family. We elected to have breakfast provided rather than take up the... More 

Thank jonnoDevon
Tilburg, The Netherlands
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5 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 February 2015 via mobile

We stayed four nights in the large apartment (nov 2013). Both hosts were so nice and friendly and gave us lots of advises for having dinner and doing activities! They serve very nice breakfast with plenty of variety. We even had a pancake breakfast for just the two of us. Very nice garden and swimming pool and there is also... More 

Thank Stijn V
Leeds, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 January 2015

We stayed in one of the studios over New year and really enjoyed ourselves. Lovely owners who are so friendly and helpful. Great garden and pool plus they provide BBQs. (Braai). We would definitely stay again as a good location particularly for Knysna golf club. Fantastic value, very clean but not ultra modern, a little gem of a place :)

Thank Jill A
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25 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 December 2014 via mobile

We enjoyed 3 nights here and the time went so quickly. The studio's are so homely and very well kept. We enjoyed relaxing on the verandah after a morning of sightseeing drinking wine (which is so cheap in SA!) Beautiful gardens, Marion and David take pride in their guest house through and through. Thanks for being great hosts. Extremely warm... More 

Thank millsythailand
Mammadillo, Owner at Armadillo Studios, responded to this review

What a great review - thanks so much. I wish we could have provided 5-star weather for your stay...but we're working on it for next time! More 

1 review
Reviewed 18 December 2014

I have been living in Knysna for around 11 years now and never knew of this amazing venue! A few weeks ago my geyser at my home burst and there were water all over, a disaster to be honest. I had to move out for a few days and started looking for accommodation for a few days until the insurance... More 

Thank pieterknysna
Mammadillo, Owner at Armadillo Studios, responded to this review

Thanks a million. So glad we were able to help out in your (watery) emergency - and make a new friend in Knsyna as well!! Hope we meet again soon now you're home & dry. More 

Cape Town
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64 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 February 2014

I was travelling on business by myself and found this the best place ever!! Marion and David were so welcoming and a lot of fun!! This place is very safe which was a big plus for me seeing as I was travelling alone. I had a very nice unit with a big bathroom, a kitchenette, lounge and bedroom. I had... More 

Thank nzchinagirl
Mammadillo, Owner at Armadillo Studios, responded to this review

It's wonderful to know that our business guests enjoy staying with us as much as our holiday visitors. Thank so so much for your excellent & very detailed review. We really appreciate you taking the time to write. See you again soon - and many thanks for the wine lovely samples! More 

London, United Kingdom
1 review
Reviewed 12 January 2014

The accommodation was excellent, the location was excellent, everything about our stay was way above our expectations and we cannot thank our hosts Marion and David enough for their wonderful hospitality, having recommended The Armadillo Studios to everyone we know I suggest booking early as we had trouble booking a year in advance!

Thank anne b
Mammadillo, Owner at Armadillo Studios, responded to this review

Great review - thank you so much! Good advice regarding 'booking early'. As we only have 3 guest studios, they tend to get snapped-up quickly - especially during high season. Hope to see you all back here one day soon. More 

Bristol, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 30 December 2013

We stayed for four nights in the two bedroom apartment. The accommodation is clean, spacious and the hosts ensure that you have everything that you need. The apartment also stayed at a nice cool temperature even when it was very hot outside. The location is peaceful, the gardens excellent and pool was loved by all of the family. A five... More 

Thank Michael H
Mammadillo, Owner at Armadillo Studios, responded to this review

What a lovely review - thank you very much indeed. It was a pleasure having you stay and delighted that your youngsters, in particular, liked our pool. We also enjoyed reading your succinct reviews of restaurants & attractions in Knysna! Hope to see you back one day soon. More 

Cape Town Central, South Africa
1 review
Reviewed 28 December 2013

Many thanks to Marion and David for such a wonderful stay. The studio was more than what we wanted and your garden is absolutely beautiful, the location is perfect and we couldn't have asked to stay with more accommodating people! We are looking forward to our next visit! Thanks again, Luke & Kayleigh

Thank Kayleigh-Moon
Mammadillo, Owner at Armadillo Studios, responded to this review

Super review - thank you very much. So glad you enjoyed our accommodation & garden - and the welcome notice we put at our gate! Hope to see you return as 'Armadillo Amigos' very soon. More 

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Set in tranquil, landscaped surroundings, close to Knysna & Pezula Golf Clubs, The Heads, town centre and Waterfront, Armadillo Studios offers the last word in affordable luxury. Our 4-star accommodation (B&B or self-catering) comprises spacious guest suites with stylish bathrooms, mini kitchens, lounge areas with flatscreen DSTV, DVD & hi-fi, private entrances, off street parking and patios overlooking our beautiful gardens with pool, sun deck, lapa and guest braai. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Armadillo Studios

Address: 15 Lindsay Street | Hunters Home, Knysna 6571, South Africa
Region: South Africa > Western Cape > Knysna
Price Range: $89 - $104 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 5
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“Depends on the size in your party and the size of room that you want. All have the same views and have a patio.”
 of 5 bubbles jonnoDevon, 26 Mar 2015 | Read review
“All units looked fantastic, there are three and all are different sizes. I had the smallest unit (it is still big) which is perfect for two people. The bigger units have a kitchen so if you want to do your own cooking then you would need to go for them.”
 of 5 bubbles nzchinagirl, 4 Feb 2014 | Read review
“There is only three studios so book early.”
 of 5 bubbles N6507UDanneb, 12 Jan 2014 | Read review
“For a family with two teenagers the two bedroom apartment was perfect, expecially as each room has its own bathroom!”
 of 5 bubbles michaelhS5728VF, 30 Dec 2013 | Read review
“All the rooms are of great standard, I'm sure anyone visiting would not be disappointed.”
 of 5 bubbles Kayleigh-Moon, 28 Dec 2013 | Read review
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