Fairy Knowe Hotel
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7.6
Very good
/10
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8.5
Excellent
Location rating score
Excellent location
Parking
FREE

Fairy Knowe Hotel

1 ,Dumbleton Road, Wilderness Heights, Wilderness, South Africa, 6560 - See map
Very good cleanliness
7.6 rating for cleanliness
Very good service
7.5 rating for service
  • Airport transfer

  • Daily housekeeping

  • Bar

  • Poolside bar

  • Garden

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Room comfort score
6.7/10
Service score
7.5/10
Cleanliness score
7.6/10
Better than
99
%
of Wilderness properties
Better than
97
%
of Wilderness properties
Better than
94
%
of Wilderness properties
Better than
94
%
of Wilderness properties
Value for money7.8
Distance to city center2 Km
Location rating8.5

Rooms available at Fairy Knowe Hotel

Double Rondavel
Double Rondavel
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  • Room size: 25 m²/269 ft²
  • Garden view
  • 1 double bed
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Riverside Family
Riverside Family
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  • Room size: 35 m²/377 ft²
  • River view
  • 1 single bed and 1 double b...
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Riverside Twin
Riverside Twin
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  • Room size: 25 m²/269 ft²
  • River view
  • 2 single beds
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Family Rondavel
Family Rondavel
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  • Room size: 30 m²/323 ft²
  • Garden view
  • 1 double bed and 1 bunk bed
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Garden Facing Double
Garden Facing Double
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  • Room size: 25 m²/269 ft²
  • Garden view
  • 1 double bed
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Garden Facing Family Room
Garden Facing Family Room
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  • Room size: 35 m²/377 ft²
  • Garden view
  • 1 double bed and 1 bunk bed
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Riverside Double
Riverside Double
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  • Room size: 25 m²/269 ft²
  • River view
  • 1 double bed
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Riverside Family Rooms (Sharing)
Riverside Family Rooms (Sharing)
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  • Room size: 30 m²/323 ft²
  • River view
  • 1 double bed
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Family Room
Family Room
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  • Room size: 20 m²/215 ft²
  • Shower and bathtub
  • 1 king bed
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Double Standard
Double Standard
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  • Room size: 18 m²/194 ft²
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Agoda Reviews (28)Booking.com Reviews (351)
7.6
/
10
Cleanliness7.6
Facilities7.0
Location8.5
Room comfort and quality6.7
Service7.5
Value for money7.8
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5.2
Charmaine
Couple
Stayed 1 night in August 2019

The hotel is extremely run down and requires an upgrade. ”

The location is good, but the hotel seems to be neglected. The price, as it was discounted, was reasonable, but I definitely would not pay too much for the accommodation. The tennis courts are not well looked after, ie the fences have huge holes/gaps in. The plumbing in the room we were in (basin cold water tap) made a loud noise when turned on. TV channels are limited, proper space for kettles and coffee station to be arranged as ours was on top of the bar fridge. We ended up putting the kettle on the floor close to the plug point when boiling water.

Reviewed September 02, 2019
9.2
Exceptional
Robert from South Africa
Solo traveler
Double Rondavel
Stayed 1 night in April 2019

Very good stay. Good value for money. Friendly and helpful and helpful ”

Rondawawals need a revamp but are very comfortable. Great spot. Highly recommend it

Reviewed April 13, 2019
9.2
Exceptional
Brenda
Group
Stayed 1 night in March 2019

Exceptional”

Old world charm and a delucious breakfast.

Reviewed March 11, 2019
6.8
Good
Liz
Couple
Garden Facing Family Room
Stayed 2 nights in February 2019

Good”

This was a beautiful hotel and could be again. It’s in a wonderful position, out of the town of Wilderness, but only a short drive to great restaurants, beaches etc. The staff were not especially welcoming and particularly at breakfast one lady was pretty rude. The rondavels are quirky and fun, but we were in a family room the shower of which desperately needed a new rose as it splayed water all over the room. Out of 4 light bulbs in the ceiling light only one was functioning. This may have been because the hotel is being renovated. We’re hoping so as we would love to come back to see it restored to its former glory.

Reviewed February 18, 2019
7.2
Very good
ROY from South Africa
Couple
Stayed 1 night in October 2018

ONE NIGHT”

BUFFET BREAKFAST GOOD. HOTEL DECOR GOOD AND IMINAGINATIVE. VERY BIG AND WELL MAINTAINED POOL. BATHROOM SMALL AND IN NEED OF IMPROVEMENT.

Reviewed October 20, 2018
7.6
Very good
Amy from South Africa
Family with young children
Stayed 1 night in March 2018

Ideal for family hlliday on budget”

Quaint complex with rondavels and traditional rooms overlooking river and pool , tennis courts and water sports. Large restaurant and games room with events and music.5 mins from sea and beach. Shows its age but its quaintness history, suprrb vkews and reasonable prices can appeal . Pay on arrival. Lots of parking space.

Reviewed March 20, 2018
9.2
Exceptional
Kenneth from United Kingdom
Couple
Riverside Double
Stayed 1 night in February 2018

Good value hotel along the Garden Route.”

Ideal hotel for breaking journey on the Garden Route. We last used this hotel over thirty years ago and if it wasn’t reasonable, it wouldn’t have still been in existence now! Staff most welcoming, rooms adequate and clean, good price for overnight stay, food well cooked with plenty of choice, quiet location.

Reviewed February 21, 2018
10.0
Exceptional
Zaid from South Africa
Business traveler
Stayed 1 night in February 2017

Great room, serene location”

I spent an extra night here once I saw the view from my river facing room. So serene! The hotel is also far from the N2 highway where other hotel guests may hear the N2 traffic. The hotel has its own canoes so you can use it for free. Eden Adventures is on site if you plan to do more adventurous activities. Good wifi in the common areas. Friendly staff. Safe parking. Just don't stay in room 10 (the first room I was given facing the parking - I found it a little mouldy). Without hesitation the receptionist moved me to room 28 on the river which was much better (so good that I extended the night). If in Wilderness make sure you check out the Map of Africa Viewpoint which is a 10 minute drive up one of the mountains. That view is worth your trip there!

Reviewed February 22, 2017
9.0
Exceptional
Sharon from South Africa
Family with teens
Riverside Twin
Stayed 3 nights in January 2016

Pleasant”

Staff, breakfast and cleanliness

We thoroughly enjoyed it. I was becoming a bit sceptical when I read some of the reviews but, bracing myself for the worst, I was pleasantly surprised. We are seriously considering coming back again this coming December holiday. The only difference is that we intend staying longer this time.

Reviewed January 16, 2016
8.0
Excellent
Devanshu from South Africa
Couple
Riverside Twin
Stayed 2 nights in December 2015

Stay at Fairy Knowe”

Location, Food, Friendly & helpful staff

It was nice. We arrived very late & called them multiple times but they were all accomodating & helping.The other couple who were travelling us found they had a problem with the shower so they changed the room & provided them with a bigger room. So overall i was happy with the choice i made. Will recommend it.

Reviewed January 07, 2016
7.3
Very good
Mark from South Africa
Business traveler
Family Rondavel
Stayed 3 nights in November 2015

Very nice family hotel”

Location,tranquil and value for money
Reviewed November 09, 2015
8.3
Excellent
Nicola from South Africa
Family with young children
Family Rondavel
Stayed 4 nights in January 2015

Fantastic & Pleasant stay”

location, spacious, price

We loved every minute of the Fairy Knowe, we booked the family rondavel with a view which was absolutely perfect for a family of four with children ages 10 & 12. The children had the freedom to canoo, ride bikes, swim and play tennis, as we are city slickers it was a great pleasure for the children to run around freely in a safe casual environment. The daily breakfast was highly appreciated and delicious to such an extent that we attempted dinner one evening. If you are the camping type family that enjoys the great outdoors and are not hassled by comfortable beds etc. then this is the place for you. Absolute value for money. I was reluctant to write a review as this kind of establishment should be kept a secret. Thank you Fairy Knowe staff we will without a doubt return one day and recommend to our friends and family!

Reviewed January 15, 2015
4.0
David from South Africa
Solo traveler
Garden Facing Family Room
Stayed 2 nights in October 2014

getting worse evry visit”

been going there for years didn't think it could get worse, no bar man dining room empty by 7.45 pm and a cremated eisbein , note to self never again. I paid for 2 nights but one was enough

Reviewed November 01, 2014
5.3
nigel from South Africa
Couple
Double Rondavel
Stayed 1 night in July 2014

overnight stay”

probably location and convenience

as an overnight stop it was nothing more than adequate.If we ever used it again at this time of the year we would ensure that we take our own hot water bottles.We also got the impression that the hotel is pet friendly ,if this is the case they should advertise as such and one could then make the choice as to wether to stay there or not

Reviewed July 25, 2014
8.3
Excellent
BILLY from South Africa
Couple
Family Rondavel
Stayed 2 nights in July 2014

A great place to stay , that's it.”

NEAT , FRIENDLY , GOOD FOOD.

A WONDERFUL SURPRISE , FRIENDLY WELL SPOKEN STAFF, GOOD SERVICE ,LOVELY SCENERY ,SAFE AND CLOSE TO MANY PLACES , GOOD TAR ROAD ,CAN'T WAIT TO RETURN IN SUMMER . OWNERS SHOULD ATTEMPT TO UPGRADE Wi Fi TO REACH WIDER AREA, OTHERWISE, MANUFIQUE , MWAHxxxx

Reviewed July 13, 2014
7.0
Very good
Jean-Pierre from South Africa
Couple
Riverside Twin
Stayed 2 nights in December 2013

Comfortable stay”

Friendly and helpful staff, river offers great paddling activities, bed was firm and comfortable

Satisfactory. The hotel is old and could do with refreshing the furnishings, etc, but other than that, it's comfortable and seems well suited to a family vacation. The resturant breakfast was okay, but we sought out more interesting options in the nearby Wilderness town center.

Reviewed January 09, 2014
10.0
Exceptional
Laureen from South Africa
Family with young children
Garden Facing Family Room
Stayed 1 night in December 2013

Superb family holiday”

Facilities, food, friendly staff

Thoroughly enjoyable - our third visit this year, and we will definately be back again!

Reviewed December 29, 2013
8.3
Excellent
Nicky from South Africa
Couple
Stayed 2 nights in December 2013

Enjoyable !!”

Location, river, birdlife

Stay was enjoyable. A mini-fridge will be welcomed.

Reviewed December 19, 2013
3.3
Noam from Israel
Couple
Riverside Double
Stayed 2 nights in March 2013

Not the best hotel around”

Free parking, river view, close to natural park

The hotel needs immediate renovations; rooms are old and poorly maintained, food is horrible, avoid it if you can.

Reviewed March 21, 2013
9.3
Exceptional
TOMMY from South Africa
Family with young children
Garden Facing Family Room
Stayed 1 night in February 2013

excellent service,friendly atmosphere”

helpfulness,felt welcome,nice size rooms,cleanliness,good breakfast

we arrived a bit late but was welcomed by very friendly and helpful guy at reception. rooms were neat and a nice size especially with little kids.nice atmosphere, a lovely clean bathroom with all you need. the breakfast was very good and tasty and waitresses very friendly and helpful. we could not get ourselves to leave before going on paddle boats and a dip in the pool - we had such a wonderful time and will definatly return to this hotel in the most beautiful setting of trees and listening to the birds.

Reviewed February 27, 2013
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