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Port Elizabeth
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great place, superior friendly hospitality. Quick check in. Enjoyed my quick stay. Quiet, tranquil - a good nights rest was all I needed!!! Safe and secure! Please obtain a card machien... could inconvenience alot of guests. Thank you!

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Cape Town, South Africa
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We stayed at idle monkey with a school team. It was quite safe and secure. The BB was clean and well maintained. Very close to knysna waterfront, we actually walked a few times instead if driving. Many people mentioned the traffic and yeah i can see how it might be an issue for some but after a whole day out...

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Port Elizabeth, South Africa
Reviewed 13 February 2017

Really enjoyed our stay here. People are so kind and nice, breakfast was awesome. Always nice and clean and lots of room for you to do your thing. Also walking distance from the lake and many other shops.

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idlemonkey2015, Manager at Idle Monkey, responded to this review

Thank you so much for the feedback. I am very glad to hear that you had a lovely time. All the best Idle Monkey Staff Lizemari

Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa
Reviewed 24 January 2017

I had an enjoyable three night stay with the Idle Monkey. For the price I paid, I was very happy with just about everything. The room is fine and the bed very comfortable. I was grateful for the fan on the first day as it was really hot. I had a few technical problems with the T.V. and binds which...

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Rustenburg, South Africa
Reviewed 9 January 2017

Very good location and good breakfast,but the beds are very uncomfortable, mattresses are worn out and needs to be replaced, can get a little noisy from cars passing as the guest house is close to a busy street.

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idlemonkey2015, Manager at Idle Monkey, responded to this review

Hi Franco, Thank you for your valuable feedback the morning of check out. I am already in contact with the mattress suppliers as these are only 12 months old! Thank you so much for staying with us, yes we are located on the N2 road overlooking the lagoon and come guets prefer quieter surroundings. All the best Lizemari

Doha, Qatar
Reviewed 9 January 2017

We stayed at the Idle Monkey for 3 days over Christmas and loved it so much we returned there to spend 2 days over the New Year. The place itself is very pretty with a lovely thatched roof, cosy interior and felt very welcoming. The room we had was very spacious with comfortable beds, lovely bathroom and plenty of storage...

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idlemonkey2015, Manager at Idle Monkey, responded to this review

Thank you Carl, Stacey & the kids for visiting The Idle Monkey B&B. I know you live far away, but you are always welcome at The Idle Monkey when you are back in South Africa. All the best for the new year! Love Lizemari & Staff

Port Elizabeth, South Africa
Reviewed 25 December 2016

Friendly staff and neat rooms. walking distance to shops and Waterfront. Full English breakfast that gets you ready for more shopping. will go again and bring the family and grandchild with. thanks for a lovely breakaway.

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idlemonkey2015, Manager at Idle Monkey, responded to this review

Thank you Verna for your short stay. Hopefully we will see you again! Lizemari

Cape Town Central, South Africa
Reviewed 22 December 2016

We had a 4 day stay at the Monkey and we enjoyed ourselves as a family. great location, close to all amenities, staff was very friendly/helpful. Rooms was clean, just on the odd day towels was not replaced. Early morning traffic a bit of sleep damper. Trucks/cars passing through. Overall stay was great though.

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idlemonkey2015, Manager at Idle Monkey, responded to this review

Hi Jermone. Thank you for staying with the Idle Monkey B&B for 4 days. For convienience we are located as you enter town on the N2. The traffic in Knysna can sometimes be a bummer. Thanx for your feedback Lizemari

Cape Town Central, South Africa
Reviewed 22 December 2016

Thanks to Lizemari for making our stay a pleasurable one. Accommodation was very comfy and our corner bath was perfect for a relax. We will definitely recommend the Idle Monkey to friends and family. Best wishes for a prosperous 2017.

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idlemonkey2015, Manager at Idle Monkey, responded to this review

Hi Donna, Thanx for your stay with Idle Monkey. I trust that you enjoyed your vacation in the Garden Route! Hope to see you again soon! Lizemari

Port Elizabeth, South Africa
Reviewed 19 December 2016

A very relaxing atmosphere with beautiful views of the Knysna lake. Traffic can be somewhat noisy, especially for the front rooms. The rooms were very clean and well kept. The staff: very friendly and helpfull. Breakfast to your hearts desire! All in all: a worthwhile escape to the unsurpassed beauty of Knysna and surrounds.

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idlemonkey2015, Manager at Idle Monkey, responded to this review

Dear Anton. Thank you to you and your wife for visiting us at The Idle Monkey. Hope to see you soon! Lizemari and Staff

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Pool
  • Breakfast included
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Under new management since October 2012, The Idle Monkey is situated on the main road overlooking the Knysna Lagoon, with its central location making it the ideal bay stop on the Garden Route. Located only a 10 min walk from the centre of Knysna or vibrant Waterfront. A warm welcome awaits you at this charming thatched home. The new owners of The Idle Monkey invite you to join them for a hearty breakfast (the best in town) in the Colonial Dining room overlooking the Lagoon. Comfortable rooms offer Twin, Double and Family rooms with Satellite TV and Tea & Coffee making facility. Some rooms benefit from a private patio area where you can relax and enjoy the cool evening breeze and some have great views overlooking the lagoon. All guests are welcome to make use of the sunbathing terrace and plunge pool in the quaint garden. Here at The Idle Monkey we understand how time is of the essence when you are on holiday and are pleased to introduce a Packed Lunch service. For a small fee we will prepare a packed lunch for you consisting of sandwiches, drink, fruit and chips/crisps, all we ask is you order the day before. We have also commenced an affordable same day laundry service, so you don’t need to bring your home wardrobe when staying with us. We look forward to seeing you soon. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Idle Monkey

Address: 98 Main Street, Knysna, South Africa
Region: South Africa > Western Cape > Knysna
Price Range: $78 - $159 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Idle Monkey 3*
Number of rooms: 7
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“There are hundred of other guesthouses in the area, do what we did and find another place. The Idle Monkey does not make for a relaxing stay.”
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“Room six has a beutiful view and the smell of the thatch is amazing.”
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