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Why Bamboo the Guest House???

21 Jan 2015

What exactly is it that lures visitors from far and wide to stay at Bamboo, the Guest House in Knysna??? Is it indeed possible to put a finger on one particular attribute that acts as the magnet??? Could it be Bamboo’s design, relaxed vibe, situation, hospitality, quirkiness, uniqueness, quaintness, homely atmosphere, quality of service, unregimented air, adaptability, helpfulness, gardens, breakfasts, staff, pets, African feel?.......mmmmm.......let’s leave it to our guests to decide! This is what a few recent visitors had to say about their Bamboo experience:

“We had the time of our lives! Thanks for making us feel at home & part of your family. Everything was perfect, the food, the people, the wine and the pets. We loved it! From the honeymooners. We will be back!” (South Africa)

“A great and exotic place with such nice and helpful owners!!” (Spain)

“It was awesome! A very stylish lodge with friendly people and a lot of quirks.” (Switzerland)

“Great hospitality – has personality.” (USA)

“A true paradise. Great conversations & source of local information. I hope to return soon. Thank you for sharing your home!” (USA)

“WOW! Awesome place, friendly warm loving people. We really felt welcome and enjoyed a stunning honeymoon. Lovely accommodation.” (South Africa)

“Such a wonderful and very friendly and relaxed place for families.” (France)

“A charming place hidden in a great setting. Definitely one to tell others about.” (South Africa)

“Merci beaucoup pour l'accueil et le service (Thank you very much for the welcome and service). Amazing place!!” (Cote d’Ivoire)

“Welcoming and wonderful in every way! Good wine, food, company, pet cuddles and fires. We hate to leave – thank you!” (USA)

“The Bamboo is a hidden gem! It was a truly unique experience and will be back again! (South Africa/UK)

“World class – c u soon! Thanx.” (South Africa)

“Fantasties, heel iets anders, jul gasvryheid baie geniet (Fantastic, quite different, enjoyed your hospitality).” (South Africa)

“Surprising, a world in itself!” (Canada)

“A superb 10 days of relaxation, one of the best guest houses I have stayed in. Will be back again!!” (South Africa)

“Brilliant! Great people, fantastic environment, definitely want to move in!” (South Africa)

“Thank you – a destination in itself – awesome surroundings, totally unique.” (South Africa)

“Third time in SA, but this was the most African experience so far! Thank you very much!” (Belgium)

“Paradise! Amazing food, incredibly nice people, every morning ‘babalazed’! You never want to leave. Love you guys!” (Belgium)

“Amazing, wonderful, peaceful place. Thank you.” (UK)

“Best B&B ever!! Double thumbs up.” (South Africa)

“Absolutely blown away not only by the beauty but also the friendly staff. Definitely going to recommend to all my brides. See you soon.” (South Africa)

“A very special place. Beautiful!” (South Africa)

“Uniquely beautiful – quaint themes, but awesome people made it a treat!” (South Africa)

“Very unique and great place to stay on our way to Cape Town. Will definitely recommend it!” (South Africa/UK)

“WOW!!” (Germany)

“Really great vibe and best scrambled eggs on the planet!” (South Africa)

“Beautiful!! I love this place!! Gardens, room, people great!!” (South Africa)

“Best people in the world.” (South Africa).

Well, it would appear that Bamboo’s appeal as Accommodation in Knysna comprises a host of traits and features. These words, though, from a West Coast couple sum it up succinctly:

Not often that you get more than you expected! HIGHLY RECOMMENDED – see you next year. Thanks.”

Bamboo is more than a guest house, it’s a unique life experience.