Bollard Bay House
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Bollard Bay House

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4.5
#15 of 63 guest houses in Knysna
4.9 of 5 bubbles
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4.0 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Ocean View
Family
Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Free breakfast
Beach
Bicycle rental
Airport transportation
Non-smoking hotel
Wifi
Outdoor pool
Bar / lounge
Canoeing
Hiking
Outdoor furniture
Shared lounge / TV area
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Ocean view
Non-smoking rooms
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Anne M wrote a review Feb 2020
Edinburgh
5.0 of 5 bubbles
The B&B is on the beach front and has a big swimming pool and comfortable sunbeds at the front. Our room was very comfortable and overlooked the swimming pool at the back. Bed very comfortable and sheets so luxurious. Loved the big fluffy towels. The breakfast was wonderful with a freshly prepared fruit salad - a different one each morning. The yoghurt and muesli was the best we had on our trip to South Africa. Also you can have a cooked breakfast if you like. The dining room was light and airy with fresh flowers on the tables. Mike and Sarah are very hospitable hosts and give lots of information regarding surrounding area and best restaurants to visit. There is a bar area with an honesty box, which is handy. :0)
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Date of stay: January 2020
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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Jan S wrote a review Mar 2020
Cotswolds, United Kingdom
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We arrived a little early for our check in but were greeted by Sarah in a very friendly and bright manner. Our room was ready so she showed us to it and we were blown away by the space and it's light and airy contemporary feel. We had a room at the rear of the property, overlooking one of the pools, in the garden, and felt a sense of peace and well being. Sarah spoke to us at length about the options open to us to visit places and where to eat. She even recommended her hairdresser to my wife who was desperate for an appointment.
The setting of Bollard Bay House could not be more picturesque, set facing the water on an island of exceptional properties.
Breakfasts were served principally by Michael either on the patio overlooking the rear pool or if the weather was not so good, inside in the dining area.
There is a large, well stocked honesty bar which had the best selection and prices that I saw on the whole month long South African trip.
Bollard Bay House will certainly be on our itinerary next time we visit Knysner.
Michael and Sarah are tremendous hosts who are also genuinely nice people.
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Date of stay: March 2020
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Room Tip: Generally WiFi was very good except in our room at the very back of the property. No problem...
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Roger Kohne wrote a review Mar 2021
Cape Town Central, South Africa
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mike, our host was professional, friendly, kind and very helpful. We spent a wonderful 5 nights on Leisure Isle and had great views of the Knysna Lagoon and Heads from our pristine and spacious honeymoon suite. For swimming we had a choice of 2 swimming pools and, obviously, a
dip in the clear sea water right across the road from the House. Step out of the house left or right to enjoy lovely walks. Peaceful and well positioned to be able to enjoy the nearby travel attractions.
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Date of stay: March 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Wendy D wrote a review Jan 2020
Durban, South Africa
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Had the pleasure of being a guest at this well appointed, well equipped B&B. Right on the Knysna lagoon on Leisure isle.
Felt very spoilt and most comfortable. Whilst being very central to all amenities and sites we were quite content to stay in and enjoy the B&B, the pool area which gives a first hand view of all activities on the lagoon! Just stunning!
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Date of stay: January 2020Trip type: Travelled with family
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Maps25490 wrote a review Sept 2020
Pretoria, South Africa
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Staying at Bollard Bay House was a last minute decision. Just after lock down in South Africa and the foreign tourists gone the choice for accommodation is huge. Our gut feeling directed us to Bollard Bay House and bingo – one of the best B&B:s I have stayed in in a long time!
Mike must be the perfect host and even before we entered the house we felt at home. Then he upgraded us and we felt even more at home in the fantastic, big 2 bed room family suite with a view to die for. The house is perfectly placed to see the Knysna Bay and the narrow, dramatic strait that leads into it.
After a delicious breakfast we even took a dip in one of the two pools before heading out. Our two nights passed way to fast!
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Date of stay: September 2020
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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iwatt243399 wrote a review Sept 2021
Cape Town, South Africa
5.0 of 5 bubbles
This was a part of a leisurely trip along the Garden Route and we could not have asked for more. A fantastic location with great outlook. It was wonderfully quiet and some great walks available. The owner was able to make some great suggestions of where to have dinner and we selected Blend restaurant which was conveniently close and offered a great meal and evening out. The Breakfast served at the house was just what we wanted and at our convenience so no rushing to make a deadline. Our room was spacious and very comfortable
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Date of stay: September 2021
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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Ross Maltman wrote a review May 2022
Cape Town, South Africa
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Having decided at short notice that we would travel to Knysna over the recent long weekend. I'm here to record how happy we are with our decision stay there>

The location was 10/10, Leisure island is 10 mins from all the restaurants and waterfront area in Knysna.
Bollard Bay House had large rooms, a stunning view of the Lagoon and a fantastic breakfast.
All topped of by Mike:- the impeccable, accommodating, friendly host who was Outstanding>

We now have a new home for our stays in Knysna, highly recommended!!
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Date of stay: April 2022
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
4.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Room Tip: Heron Suita has great Lagoon views
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Michael C wrote a review Feb 2023
London, United Kingdom
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mike is a lovely host and made our stay very comfortable. Leisure Isle is a hidden gem and we thoroughly enjoyed its relaxed atmosphere and wonderful scenery. Bollard Bay House is in a great location on the isle and everywhere seems to be an easy walk. We have already made our reservation for next year!
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Date of stay: February 2023Trip type: Travelled with family
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Seaside13170127944 wrote a review May 2024
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We had a fantastic 2 night stay. The location is superb - looking out over the bay and well placed for exploring the local area for hikes and beaches. The room and sitting areas are spacious and light and the swimming pool and loungers on the deck are lovely. The breakfasts set you up for the rest of the day - delicious variety.
Mike is a excellent host - very friendly ,gave us lots of information about the area, nothing was too much trouble.
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Date of stay: April 2024Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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dairey100131 wrote a review Mar 2024
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Thank you to Mike and staff for your hospitality . The position of the Guest House is priceless. Leisure Isle is quiet with beautiful well maintained and beautiful homes. Access to the beach means simply crossing one road. The Guest House and rooms are spotless, comfortable well appointed. Guests have access to the entire property so we truly felt at home. Mike is hands on and extremely helpful and attentive. The love staff are friendly and willing to help in anyway. Thank you for the lovely breakfasts.Highly recommend.
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Date of stay: March 2024
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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Ross Maltman wrote a tip May 2022
Cape Town, South Africa3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Heron Suita has great Lagoon views"
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Jan S wrote a tip Mar 2020
Cotswolds, United Kingdom137 contributions56 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Generally WiFi was very good except in our room at the very back of the property. No problem though to walk 5 meters to the main house."
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Hilka wrote a tip Oct 2017
Cape Town145 contributions25 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Sandpiper and Heron suites"
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Jennifer G wrote a tip Mar 2017
Devon, United Kingdom28 contributions12 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"All the rooms are excellent, light and airy and are just SO comfortable."
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colin b wrote a tip Mar 2017
Darlington, United Kingdom24 contributions13 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Wifi the the reception area only, no e mails wonderful! The front rooms overlooking the bay are the rooms to have"
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PRICE RANGE
$152 - $172 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
South AfricaWestern CapeKnysna
NUMBER OF ROOMS
5
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Frequently Asked Questions about Bollard Bay House
Which popular attractions are close to Bollard Bay House?
Nearby attractions include Knysna Heads (1.8 km), Brenton on Sea (3.3 km), and Knysna Lagoon (3.2 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Bollard Bay House?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and a pool.
What food & drink options are available at Bollard Bay House?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Bollard Bay House?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Bollard Bay House?
Conveniently located restaurants include Freshline Fisheries, 34 South, and The Drydock Food Co.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Bollard Bay House?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Does Bollard Bay House have airport transportation?
Yes, Bollard Bay House offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are there any historical sites close to Bollard Bay House?
Many travellers enjoy visiting St George's Anglican Church (3.3 km).
Does Bollard Bay House have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the ocean view available here.
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