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Pezula Resort, Hotel & Spa - Knysna - Building
1
8.9 Excellent (1,049 reviews)
C$ 352+
Overview Reviews
Located in Knysna, Pezula Resort, Hotel & Spa is in the suburbs, within a 5-minute drive of Garden Route National Park and Knysna Lagoon. Featured amenities include a 24-hour business center, complimentary newspapers in the lobby, and dry cleaning/laundry services. Planning an event in Knysna? This hotel features 2131 square feet (198 square meters) of event facilities. A roundtrip airport shuttle is provided for a surcharge (available 24 hours), and free self parking is available onsite.
9.0 Excellent
Pros: Location and view was just stunning. To spend a day at the outdoor pool or in the spa is fantastic. Specious and clean suite with a fireplace which worked. They organized almond milk for the room which was very much appreciated. Most stunning beaches close by. The manager himself takes care and is a warm hearted person. He started a program which brings this lovely place in a more sustainable future: local, organic, seasonal products which are produced by locals. They already avoid plastic bottles. We appreciate you‘re aware of our environment and the importance to protect it.
Cons: Extra charging for cappuccino during breakfast was annoying. More vegetarian/vegan variety on the menu.stunning place
8.0 Excellent
Pros: Rooms are very good and large and spacious, Breakfast is good quality but limited, Dinner sometimes good and sometimes not, needs to be more consistent.
Cons: Inconsistent food offerings, especially on the main Chef's day off.
7.0 Good
Pros: Very nice suite, large and comfortable
Cons: Staff is not trained properly, they do not show any empathy.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: What a beautiful place, very clean and neat
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Our Luxury king quite was exceptional, the gorgeous fire in the room was just the icing on the cake. Staff were super friendly and helped organise our acitivities whilst we were there, including our picnic to Noetzie private beach - just beautiful. Cant wait to go back
10.0 Excellent
Pros: A lot of nature around & privacy of rooms.
Cons: Hoped for a better sea view, but the rest made up for that!
8.0 Excellent
Pros: Incredible golf resort, with some of the best views of Plet Bay! Helpful and friendly staff. Great spa and gym facilities available.
Cons: Some mixed experience with facilities in our room. Running water stopped for some time and we were unable to shower. The water also ran a yellowish/brownish colour. We had a roller blind that was stuck, leaving the room in a little darkness.
aha The Rex Hotel - Knysna - Bedroom
2
8.8 Excellent (1,070 reviews)
C$ 180+
Overview Reviews
When you stay at aha The Rex Hotel in Knysna, you'll be in the suburbs, within a 5-minute drive of Pledge Nature Reserve and Knysna Quays. Featured amenities include express check-in, express check-out, and dry cleaning/laundry services. A roundtrip airport shuttle is provided for a surcharge (available on request), and free self parking is available onsite.
8.0 Excellent
Pros: Good beds, nice rooms. Great location, just a few minutes to walk to the Knysna waterfront. Breakfast was also good.
8.0 Excellent
Pros: Delicious breakfast and enormous very smart room. Pool looked lovely but it was cold when we visited so didn’t get the chance to use.
Cons: Nothing. All perfect.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: exceptional and best priced
Cons: nothing
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Location Reception staff was excellent in welcoming us and provided tips to make our stay enjoyable. Would have enjoyed staying for an additional night lots to do around the area
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Breakfast was great and rooms nice and clean
6.0 Good
Pros: Likes the cleanliness and the location
Cons: Aircon was a bit weak, took an age to get one beer, ordered fried eggs for breakfast and they took an age, Had to catch someones attention to order a coffee and there was a real mix up on the booking and to date I paid R400 more than my origional booking
Simola Hotel, Country Club & Spa - Knysna - Building
3
9.2 Excellent (1,116 reviews)
C$ 147+
Overview Reviews
With a stay at Simola Hotel, Country Club & Spa in Knysna, you'll be 5.5 mi (8.9 km) from Knysna Elephant Park and 6.2 mi (10 km) from Thesen Island. Featured amenities include a 24-hour business center, complimentary newspapers in the lobby, and dry cleaning/laundry services. Free self parking is available onsite.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Everything is amazing
Cons: Nothing
10.0 Excellent
Pros: That's the place to be in Knysna. Specious and calm suite with 100% privacy. Friendly staff (only the breakfast service was a bit strange) very good kitchen, a breathtaking Golf course, nice Swimmingpool and a phantastic view down to Knysna. You get a great value for a very descent price! Thank you!
Cons: There was actually nothing to complain. Don't trust your GPS! Ours took us through a dirt route through a forrest :-)
10.0 Excellent
Pros: The location is spectacular with stunning sea and mountain views which make the golf course one of the most beautiful I’ve ever seen. The suites are huge, enormously good value with fully equipped kitchen and gas bbq, should you wish to self cater. Everything spotlessly clean and staff charming and efficient.
5.0 Okay
Pros: Beds very comfortable
Cons: Shame pool was shut, but due to the C 19 everything made it impossible to like
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Spacious, luxurious, and sparkling clean suites Views from any point in the hotel are breath-taking Superb service and facilities
8.0 Excellent
Pros: golf. pity about the corona virus scare. the staff handled it well.
Premier Resort The Moorings, Knysna - Knysna - Building
4
8.4 Excellent (376 reviews)
C$ 234+
Overview Reviews
With a stay at Premier Resort The Moorings, Knysna in Knysna, you'll be within a 10-minute walk of Knysna Lagoon and Garden Route National Park. Featured amenities include complimentary wired Internet access, a business center, and dry cleaning/laundry services. Free self parking is available onsite.
3.8 Mediocre
Pros: The location was good
Cons: The service was very poor. 1. There were many insects floating in the pool. The water looked really dirty. I have a picture of it. Could not use the pool as a result. This is a health hazard particularly in current environment. The photos of the pool are attached. 2. Could not make toasts at breakfast as no electricity. 3. Could not make tea in the morning or evening as no electricity. Even a matchstick or lighter was not provided even though the cooker was a gas cooker so could have worked without electricity. 4. No WiFi in the room or the restaurant. 5. Phones in the room did not work half the time. 6. Had Pizza in the restaurant which was half cooked. Had to send it back twice after which they gave a decently cooked pizza. There was very slow response to these complaints and only this morning at nine o clock did they offer an extra free night. But by then we had already booked our next accommodations via booking.com. I am really disappointed by the poor service provided by this accommodation and would like a compensation from booking.com. The manager of the hotel said he would write back to us but so far have not heard from him. We use booking.com regularly and even on this trip have given you a lot of business so we expect you to take us seriously and compensate for this very bad experience.
9.0 Excellent
Pros: very good accommodation facilities. It was home from home, very spacious 2 bedroomed apartments with kitchen, dining area and lounge. Braai/Barbecue facilities on the patio overlooking a lake. Well decorated hotel throughout. very friendly staff. Breakfast for kings.
7.0 Good
Pros: The suite was huge with a separate bedroom. The a/c worked great. There were blackout curtains. The breakfast buffet was good with eggs made to order. It was a 5 minute drive to the beach. And a 5 minute drive in the other direction to get to town.
Cons: There was no WiFi in the room. There was a huge kitchen but no dishes or pots and pans to cook with.
7.0 Good
Cons: At the time of departure, the employee was confused about charging my reservation. Because I already paid everything in Brazil, but she wanted to charge more than one day. In the end she realized she was making a mistake and apologized.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Network was really bad, one can’t connect to WiFi when you’re in your room and around the hotel. That’s about the ONLY thing that had a downfall but everything was
9.2 Excellent
Pros: The apartment itself is very modern and stylish and located in a serene quiet area. The beds were comfortable and apartment spacious enough not to feel like you are in someone else's space
Cons: We had the 2 bedroom apartments. The apartment seemed as if it was a self catered unit, as it had a fridge, stove and oven, wash basin and dishwasher, crockery and cutlery, etc however we were confused as to whether we could use it or not. The housekeeper pointed out that we could when he welcomed us to the apartment but we were on another hand believed to not be using this. This created confusion.
9.0 Excellent
Pros: Very nice location on the waterfront, very comfortable rooms with a nice way, good restaurant, friendly staff. Convenient access to Knysna island
Amanzi Island Lodge - Knysna - Building
5
9.4 Excellent (826 reviews)
C$ 213+
Overview Reviews
When you a stay at Amanzi Island Lodge in Knysna, you'll be next to a golf course, just steps from Leisure Isle and Knysna Lagoon. Featured amenities include a computer station, complimentary newspapers in the lobby, and dry cleaning/laundry services. A roundtrip airport shuttle is provided for a surcharge (available 24 hours), and free self parking is available onsite.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Location is amazing
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Loved the facility to use the bikes to cycle around the lagoon as well as being able to use the kayaks. The evening meal menu was extremely reasonable and the breakfast outside overlooking the lagoon was awesome. A wonderful range of books including travel within South Africa from their lounge as well as always having coffee and water available. An added bonus for Parkrun addicts is that Knysna Park Run with an early 8am start is only a 7 minute drive.
Cons: We liked everything!
7.0 Good
Pros: We ordered two chicken wraps which we did not enjoy at all- infact we didn't eat them. The breakfast was great though.
Cons: I didn't like that the self service lime green kitchen doesn't have cutlery and walking around each time you require something was tiresome. Our phone in room 1 didn't work, so we had to walk out to request an iron. I also hated that we were forced to keep our door closed because our neighbours were smoking half the time and the smell was coming straight into our rooms. I'd recommended having designated smoking areas.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Absolutely everything was perfect! Not one thing to complain about . The attention to care and detail was wonderful , would highly recommend and we will certainly be back , Thank you to all of the staff for making our stay so perfect .
Cons: Nothing!
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Very friendly and comfortable
Cons: Nothing
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Everything about Amanzi is stunning. The staff are amazing, the location is perfect and the food fine dining. We really couldn’t have asked for more. We loved our suite and would have loved to stay longer.
Cons: Nothing
10.0 Excellent
Pros: The property had a fantastic location! The breakfast area was very nice too with a prime spot for the views in knysna lagoon!
Cons: Nothing really the location was excellent!
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Outstanding Accommodation Fantastic location right on the lagoon The Staff were simply Amazing Nothing was too much trouble they were warm friendly and incredibly helpful The Room Milkwood Suit was simply Beautiful and the private balcony and sun beds meant relaxation was so easy
Cons: Nothing!!!
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Very nice staff. Ideal and beautiful romantic location in Knysna. Highly recommended!
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Everything is fantastic
Cons: Nothing
Turbine Hotel & Spa - Knysna - Pool
6
9.0 Excellent (749 reviews)
C$ 237+
Overview Reviews
With a stay at Turbine Hotel and Spa in Knysna, you'll be on a lake, just a 1-minute walk from Thesen Island and 9 minutes by foot from Garden Route National Park. Featured amenities include a 24-hour business center, complimentary newspapers in the lobby, and dry cleaning/laundry services. Event facilities at this hotel consist of a conference center and a meeting room. A roundtrip airport shuttle is provided for a surcharge (available on request), and free self parking is available onsite.
6.0 Good
Pros: The hotel was very nice, modern and clean and the staff were very friendly.
Cons: What was inexplicable was the toilet being effectively open plan to the room. There is a big opening in the wall between the bathroom and the bedroom - presumably so that you can see out the window if you're in the bath. There were louvre shutters to close across this opening but, without putting too fine a point on it, they don't stop toilet noises or odours. The designer has been very creative with most of the hotel but the 'open plan toilet' is a stupid idea and I could not recommend staying here until they change that.
8.0 Excellent
Pros: Great location, quirky and unique property. Good breakfast. Friendly staff.
Cons: On one night we had dinner in hotel restaurant and service was very slow albeit they tried hard. Other clients were looking bemused by the slowness also - not enough staff on duty?
6.0 Good
Pros: The setting was amazing
Cons: I didn’t feel that I had value for money for the room rate. I thought the breakfast was quite disappointing and poor in comparison to other places I’ve been in while on holiday
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Location and breakfast was very good
9.2 Excellent
Pros: Great location
Cons: Nothing
6.0 Good
Pros: Plenty of parking. Easy to walk to a good fun tapas bar over the road. Some interesting power station equipment (generators, boilers etc) in the main areas of the hotel.
Cons: I would put this more in 3 star bracket rather than 5 star. No toaster available at breakfast so you had to order toast and then just had 2 jam portions and some butter (OK for 3 star but not 5). The room was rather small with odd historical electrical components attached to walls and cupboard doors with no function other than to use valuable space and prevent cupboard doors from fully opening! In my opinion not worth the money
1.0 Poor
Pros: nothing
Cons: staff very unfriendly and some one get in my room and stole my Montblanc pen (worth over 1000 use) i went to claim it to the reception, no body care or even say sorry. This is totally un acceptable. i m suggesting to avoid this hotel
9.0 Excellent
Pros: The location was perfect for the purpose of my stay. The room was modern, with a great bathroom, the bed was very comfortable. I had a wonderful sleep. It was lovely to be near to the lagoons and watch the coming and going of local boats. Very relaxing. The staff were friendly and very helpful. I loved the proximity of the Sirocco Restaurant that was located in the Thesen Island precinct and went their either for lunch or dinner for my two day stay. Great seafood.
Cons: Nothing
The Lofts Boutique Hotel - Knysna - Building
7
8.9 Excellent (416 reviews)
C$ 262+
Overview Reviews
A stay at The Lofts Boutique Hotel places you in the heart of Knysna, a 1-minute drive from Knysna Lagoon and 7 minutes from Knysna Elephant Park. Featured amenities include dry cleaning/laundry services, multilingual staff, and luggage storage. A roundtrip airport shuttle is provided for a surcharge (available 24 hours), and free self parking is available onsite.
5.4 Okay
Pros: Not much.
Cons: For the price, we were totally underwhelmed. It felt the room was a little box amongst multiple boxes, Our room looked over a parking lot, reception staff spent more time telling us what the hotel did NOT provide. The room was an awkward shape, the bathroom at the front and you let yourself in, with a large window for passing by visitors to look in unless you shut the curtains, leaving the room dark without natural light. Odd water bottle in the fridge - an old wine bottle with plastic wrap over the top.Food was ok, cold, hard toast for breakfast. Quiche was good. All in all it left us with an experience that we were paying for a name and not good service. We won’t be coming back.
9.6 Excellent
Pros: Great boutique hotel in perfect location.
Cons: Nothing
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Excellent location and all the staff were friendly and very helpful.
Cons: Nothing to fault.
9.0 Excellent
Pros: Very pleasant staff, good sized room with lovely decor. Large balcony with comfy sunloungers. We had a side location but still had a glimpse of the lagoon. The hotel had very interesting architecture. Choice of restaurants (4/5) within 5/6 mins walking distance and many more about 10/12 mins walk away. 5 mins drive to main shops and town. Very nice breakfast.
Cons: I can’t think of anything to dislike!
10.0 Excellent
Pros: This is a beautiful property in a beautiful setting. We had a suite overlooking the Knysna Lagoon and it was stunning. The staff are lovely, very obliging and friendly. I will definitely recommend this hotel and will return
Knysna Hollow Country Estate - Knysna - Building
8
9.4 Excellent (287 reviews)
C$ 168+
Overview Reviews
When you stay at Knysna Hollow Country Estate in Knysna, you'll be next to a golf course, within a 10-minute walk of Knysna Lagoon and Garden Route National Park. Featured amenities include a business center, complimentary newspapers in the lobby, and dry cleaning/laundry services. This hotel has 2 meeting rooms available for events. A roundtrip airport shuttle is provided for a surcharge (available on request), and free self parking is available onsite.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Great facilities, the rooms were very modern and super clean. Francois was an exceptional manager with a great manner and attention to detail.
9.2 Excellent
Pros: Loccitane products. Reception and management great. Nice little Curio Shop. Spacious bathroom. Love the pool cushions. Breakfast is fresh and a great variety. Good coffee. Fish and chips, Duck springrolls and the chicken liver Bruschetta are delicious.
Cons: The service in the restaurant was a bit overwhelmed by the big groups. In the end the tried their best. Fish Tacos the taco’s itself are not very good... fish and the rest are okayish. Please inform guests about the 5 rand project verbal as it’s a great idea but without saying anything and putting it on the bill is strange.
8.0 Excellent
Pros: I liked the rooms itself! It was awesome and the venue is great
9.0 Excellent
Pros: Loved the light by the loo Loved outside area to relax outside my room
Cons: Place to put towel closer to shower stall would have been really nice
9.0 Excellent
Pros: A gem in Knysna set in a scenic location. Definitely value for money and would go back for another stay in the near future.
9.0 Excellent
Pros: king size bed and the comfort
Cons: single room
Orange Inn Knysna - Knysna - Building
9
9.5 Excellent (237 reviews)
C$ 93+
Overview Reviews
When you stay at Orange Inn Knysna in Knysna, you'll be next to a golf course, within a 15-minute walk of Garden Route National Park and Knysna Lagoon. Featured amenities include luggage storage and laundry facilities. Free self parking is available onsite.
9.0 Excellent
Pros: Very big and comfortable flat, with all the amenities you need for a family stay. Spotlesly clean. The staff is very kind and attentive and gave us a lot of info about the area.
9.0 Excellent
Pros: It is a beautiful, clean and comfortable guesthouse with a very friendly hostess. Breakfast was very nice with enough choice, nice breakfast area, we could even sit outside by the lovely pool to enjoy our breakfast. Room was beautiful, with good bed and airco and a nice private veranda. Free parking on site.
Cons: Our room (owl) was a little bit noisy and because we had a rather loud neighbor in the room nextdoor this was a little uncomfortable.
9.0 Excellent
Pros: The staff were all very friendly and accommodating. The room was excellent with a beautiful view.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: We liked everything about the place right from facilities to view to excellent staff.I am very much glad that I booked it and hope to recommend the same to friends.
9.6 Excellent
Pros: Great stay at a nice place Clean room and spacious bathroom Breakfast was very good and staff real friendly
9.0 Excellent
Pros: Good sized room and bathroom was also good size and modern. Staff of Charlotte, Maria, Leone and Albert added to the enjoyment of our stay.
9.0 Excellent
Pros: The Host. Swimming pool. Everything went well
Cons: Honestly nothing. I was a bit worried its not close enough to the sea but it turned out good
9.0 Excellent
Pros: We stayed in one of the apartments which was clean, spacious and very well equipped. The staff were all delightful and went well beyond what one could reasonably expect to ensure we had a very pleasant stay.
Cons: The only negative was that the sofa bed was not comfortable for an adult (but this was resolved onsite by providing us with another room with a proper bed).
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Great atmosphere and staff!
Cons: Tidy and clean
The Alexander - Knysna - Bedroom
10
9.3 Excellent (254 reviews)
C$ 229+
Overview Reviews
When you stay at The Alexander in Knysna, you'll be next to a golf course, within a 15-minute walk of Eastern Head View Point and Knysna Lagoon. Featured amenities include a computer station, dry cleaning/laundry services, and luggage storage. Guests may use a roundtrip airport shuttle for a surcharge, and free self parking is available onsite.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Fantastic hotel
Cons: Very friendly and a great breakfast
8.0 Excellent
Pros: Location on the heads and view from breakfast balcony
10.0 Excellent
Pros: We stopped in the Royal Suite which was very spacious, beautifully appointed, jacuzzi on the balcony, great views of Knysna Heads. Lovely friendly staff and owner - happy to recommend to anyone.
Cons: N/a
9.0 Excellent
Pros: Alexander House is a beautiful property in an amazing location. Its almost like staying overnight at an art gallery thanks to the way the owners have set up the decor. In addition, the views from the balcony were fabulous thanks to the drive to the top of the hill. And last but not least, the staff at the Guest house were just as good as the views.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Everything. Decor, views, service, breakfast and attention to detail
Cons: Nothing
St James of Knysna - Knysna - Pool
11
9.1 Excellent (166 reviews)
C$ 247+
Overview Reviews
With a stay at St James of Knysna in Knysna, you'll be on a lake, just steps from Knysna Lagoon and a 3-minute drive from Knysna Quays. Featured amenities include complimentary newspapers in the lobby, dry cleaning/laundry services, and luggage storage. Free self parking is available onsite.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: 5* and did not disappoint, the views where spectacular, staff friendly, polite and very helpful - would highly recommend
Cons: They had everything you wanted
9.0 Excellent
Pros: Excellent location overlooking Knysna Lagoon, large room with balcony and very good breakfasts. Attentive staff were very helpful and friendly. The main house and breakfast room has been tastefully renovated.
Cons: Only negative was that the courtyard outside our room was lit all night (no doubt for security purposes) and this infiltrated the room via windows to side of drapes and under the door making it more difficult to sleep!
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Coffee, room, service. Everything made to get the best to the guests.
Cons: None
7.0 Good
Pros: Staff excellent and breakfast brilliant. Room lovely with great view .
Cons: It’s not 5 star and not really a hotel, more like a b&b and we thought overpriced! The plumbing is out of date and the towels very small for 5 star!
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Very easy to fine, beautiful spot right on the water and the suite was large and very luxuriously appointed. We also took advantage of the boat trip around the lagoon. Would definitely stay there again.
Cons: There were building works going on while we were there but they didn’t really interfere with our enjoyment.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Great location, 10min drive to Knysna Waterfront. Classic and elegant, with beautiful lawn and gardens just in front of sea, pool outside window. Delicious breakfast!
Cons: not much.
9.0 Excellent
Pros: Our suite was great and the staff were exceptional.
Cons: Only negative point is that the resort is close to a main road and you can hear the traffic. Although the plus point is you are right next the lagoon
7.9 Good
Pros: Location
Cons: Coffeebar in room not up to standard for this price bracket
Brenton Beach House - Knysna - Bedroom
12
9.2 Excellent (116 reviews)
C$ 132+
Overview Reviews
When you stay at Brenton Beach House in Knysna, you'll be near the beach and within a 5-minute drive of Brenton Beach. Featured amenities include dry cleaning/laundry services and laundry facilities. Free self parking is available onsite.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: We were accepted by Derrick upon arrival with nice words and numerous tipps how to spend the evening in Brenton! Saw the most beautiful sunset and had a perfect night in the Honeymoon Suite. The view over the Ocean is unbelievable and the breakfast fixed by Derrick was just great as well. Unfortunately we only stayed for one night and took off with another set of tipps for our trip down the Garden Route.
9.2 Excellent
Pros: Location amazing Relaxed atmosphere Only guests for our two day stay Restaurant walking distance away Sea view
10.0 Excellent
Pros: The host is a fantastic person
9.6 Excellent
Pros: Excellent place to stay, great location, warm welcome, lovely house.
Cons: Nothing.
9.6 Excellent
Pros: Lovely sea views, pool and Derrick was very friendly and helpful
Cons: Nothing teally
5.4 Okay
Cons: The beds were uncomfortable, the two next to each other had little cushion in the top layer, I am not a fan of coil spring beds. The third bed collapsed in the middle causing a it to be uncomfortable. We were a party of three adults with only cutlery and crockery for two people.

Best rooms in Knysna

Atlantic Guest House - Knysna - Building
1
9.7 Excellent (103 reviews)
C$ 191+
Overview Reviews
With a stay at Atlantic Guest House in Knysna (Paradise), you'll be within a 5-minute drive of Knysna Elephant Park and Knysna Lagoon. Featured amenities include dry cleaning/laundry services and laundry facilities. Guests may use a roundtrip airport shuttle for a surcharge, and free self parking is available onsite.
9.2 Excellent
Pros: Perfect place
10.0 Excellent
Pros: The entire package, excellent advise and support to travel to and find a good restaurant
Cons: Nothing
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Wonderful host, friendly & helpful staff, comfortable facilities, excellent breakfast and superb uninterrupted views over Knysna to the Heads
Cons: Nothing
10.0 Excellent
Pros: The staff were wonderful, the room and view sensational. Pity we only had one night but you can only do so much in three weeks in SA
Cons: Thinking hard ..... nope nothing.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Beautiful location
Cons: nothing
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Greeted by the lovely Tess who made us feel completely at home and was a source of great local knowledge. Breakfast was served with wonderful views looking out over Knysna.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Excellent location, beautiful view. Lovely bedrooms, excellent breakfast. Tess the manager is very welcoming and helpful.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Separate room entrances to each family.
Double Dutch B & B - Knysna - Pool
2
9.8 Excellent (159 reviews)
C$ 164+
Overview Reviews
Located in Knysna (Paradise), Double Dutch B & B is a 4-minute walk from Knysna Elephant Park and 7 minutes by foot from Knysna Lagoon. Featured amenities include dry cleaning/laundry services, multilingual staff, and luggage storage. Free self parking is available onsite.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Helpfulness of Natalie and Kate. Great area location.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Difficult to select one thing but if pushed it would be the hospitality extended by Kate and Natalie. Outstanding!
Cons: There is nothing to dislike here
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Excellent breakfast! Nice view from the terrace and from our room. Full 10! Great hospitality by D&D!
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Breakfast was good, adequate range to choose from. Always fresh. View excellent.
Cons: Not Much
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Fantastic view, great location. The owners were very kind and helpful. We truly ejoyed our stay. Actually, we liked it so much that we extended our stay with one day.
Cons: The internet connection was fine but could be a bit faster.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: both were amazing
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Kate and Nathalie were amazing hosts and the views from the hotel were beautiful!
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Like out of a fairytale, this place was our favorite in our three week trip to South Africa. Everything you might need was carefully thought of. Starting with the breathtaking views of the lagoon that you can see from the bed itself, to the perfect room with the beautiful bathroom and extremely comfortable bed, the private balcony, the delicious breakfast, the scenic pool. Above all that stood the outstanding hospitality provided by the lovely hosts, taking their time to make everyone feel at home, giving us all the information and new ideas with great care and knowledge to make our stay there even better. Kate and Natalie are genuine, kind hearted and intelligent. We got great tips from them that matched exactly what we were looking for. They simply master what they do. You will miss this place.
Cons: It was hard to leave:)
10.0 Excellent
Pros: This is by far the best place we have stayed in whilst travelling South Africa. We could not fault them in any way. The place was very clean. The breakfast was lovely and the owners Kate and Nathalie were second to none. They gave us great recommendations on things to do/places to eat and were always on hand if needed. A 10/10 stay and would 100% stay here again if we come back in Knysna.
Cons: Nothing.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Beautiful views from the property and only 10 min walk into the town. Kate and Nathalie were excellent hosts, arranging restaurants, taxis and lots of great tips on where to visit. Lovely stay.
Blue Oyster - Knysna - Pool
3
9.5 Excellent (100 reviews)
C$ 118+
Overview Reviews
A stay at Blue Oyster places you in the heart of Knysna, within a 5-minute drive of Knysna Elephant Park and Knysna Lagoon. Featured amenities include dry cleaning/laundry services and laundry facilities. Free self parking is available onsite.
9.0 Excellent
Pros: Excellent breakfast and v helpful staff. Wonderful views of the lagoon.
Cons: Couldn't move the sun beds, far too bulky and heavy.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: The view is amazing and Judith was very friendly and helpfull. Best stay ever!!!
10.0 Excellent
Pros: good bfast
Cons: n/a
9.6 Excellent
Pros: Location, friendliness & service
Cons: Bedroom was quite cramped for space
10.0 Excellent
Pros: We loved the bed and the room setup. Judith was so accommodating on every front...it was total bliss.
Cons: Everything was perfect
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Wonderful views over the lagoon from the B and B. Clean and v comfortable room with great breakfast and very friendly and helpful host.
Cons: Nothing
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Everything was amazing during our stay. Breakfast, staff, location, amenities, etc! I highly recommend this place.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Location and view, size of room and bathroom, friendly helpful staff, great breakfast.
Cons: Nothing, they are very professional.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Amazing view and nice location
Cons: Very cosy. The hostess is very helpful, hospitable and makes you feel at home.
Paradise Found - Knysna - Outdoors view
4
9.7 Excellent (202 reviews)
C$ 129+
Overview Reviews
With a stay at Paradise Found in Knysna (Paradise), you'll be steps from Knysna Elephant Park and 13 minutes by foot from Knysna Lagoon. Featured amenities include luggage storage and laundry facilities. Free self parking is available onsite.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: This stay was definitely the highlight of our holiday, if describing with one word, it would be AMAZING. Hosts were so friendly and nice persons, starting with the welcome drinks and also the recommendations for activities which are available around and in Knysna. We also had lot of discussions about the overall life in South Africa and in our country, thus it was pleasant to just talk with local and find more about the country. We had Suite which was cozy and modern, had everything you needed (and Netflix was included). Also large terrace facing to Knysna Lagoon and the city itself, and in addition to that you can see this terrific view from the bed - it was something what captivated us from the beginning, it is wonderful from the morning til the late evening when city is covered with lights. We had breakfast on terrace every morning, breakfast itself was very good - toast, egg, cereals, tea/coffee and fruit salad. Knysna itself is really lovely small city with harbour, where most of the people are during the evening as there are many restaurants and during the day time they also have little shops. We also drove around quite a lot, went to safari, snorkelling and discovering this wonderful nature they have around there.
8.0 Excellent
Pros: The hosts were wonderful from the moment we arrived. Excellent local knowledge and very accommodating with breakfast times amid power cuts! The view is spectacular and having breakfast looking over the lagoon is definitely the highlight.
Cons: More comfortable bedding
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Johan & Dirkie are absolutely amazing hosts. The room was absolutely amazing, with the most beautiful view over Knysna's lagoon. Very secure premises, close to the main Knysna waterfront and all the ammenities, restaurants, etc. The breakfast served was just perfect, and in one evening they arranged dinner reservation for us and took care of a taxi to go and pick us up from the restaurant at no extra cost at all. Incredible service, very friendly and we even had the bonus of meeting their lovely dogs Frikkie and Georgie. Will definitely return.
9.0 Excellent
Pros: Absolutely amazing views from this guest house - breathtaking. Up a steep hill so plenty of exercise if you walk into town but only a few mins by car. Lots of helpful information from the owners and a lovely breakfast. Excellent facilities in the room with everything you would need for a great stay.
Cons: Nothing - it was all lovely
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Johan and Dirkie.... Our hosts... Are remarkable. 1; The view from our apartment was fantastic! 2; The facilities had everything you needed to do whatever you'd like to do. 3; The breakfast was really good and served with style and care! 4; The beds are the best! 5; The attention to the small details - like somewhere to recharge your phone - or netflix on the TV - or the luggage stands at the wall - is the small things you appreciate when you didn't even think about it. 6; (secret tip) - IF you'd like to Braai - talk to Johan.... ;)
Cons: We missed an extractor hood when we cooked - but the windows CAN be opened, so no biggie.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: The owners are so helpful and lovely! That was a big pleasure to stay there for 3 nights. The room is nice and the view from the balcony was spectacular! In the morning you get a healthy and big breakfast served on your own balcony! We'll come back as soon as possible!! Thanks for everything.
9.0 Excellent
Pros: Paradise Found in Knysne is perfectly located, on a hilltop facing the lake with amazing view. The apartment we've stayed in was big, comfortable, clean and very cozy. There's no air condition but there is ceiling fans. Breakfast was basic (healthy, cold) but good. The hosts were very very kind and helpful. Charming people! Highly recommended!
Cons: We've reserved the apartment and in order to reach it you shoukd climb a steep flight of stairs.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Everything was amazing, location with breathtaking lagoon/sea views, clean and hosts very friendly, breakfast was delicious and our hosts were so friendly and helpful, we will definitely book again if we are in the area
Cons: Couldn’t fault a thing!!!
10.0 Excellent
Pros: The room we had had a separate lounge / dining room with a great view over the lagoon. All very comfortable and user friendly. Owners were very helpful and nothing was too much trouble
Cons: Cannot think of a single thing we did not like

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South Villa Guesthouse - Knysna - Building
1
9.4 Excellent (148 reviews)
C$ 126+
Overview Reviews
With a stay at South Villa Guesthouse in Knysna (Paradise), you'll be within a 5-minute drive of Knysna Lagoon and Garden Route National Park. Featured amenities include express check-in, express check-out, and luggage storage. Free self parking is available onsite.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Welcomed by Ronnie & Thelma - nothing was too much trouble & their local knowledge very helpful. Superb view from room 3, very clean & comfortable - excellent breakfast choices.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Thelma and Ronnie are the most amazing hosts. Kind, interested and full of knowledge about the area to show you where to go. The villa is beautiful and we had a great, clean and spacious room with view on the lagoon. Breakfast was excellent and can even be consumed on your own balcony, although the breakfast area is lovely decorated. We would definitely go back here again.
Cons: -
8.0 Excellent
Pros: A warm welcome is always appreciated when travelling! The service and hospitality is top graded! This makes the stay complete!
10.0 Excellent
Pros: The best guest house I’ve stayed at! The best service, comfortable beds, good hospitality, beautiful location, great facilities, excellent breakfast.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: It easy accessible from the main road and easy to go to all the activities on the area. Awesome
Cons: Beautiful view, quiet and just all in all great
10.0 Excellent
Pros: It was an absolute pleasure staying there. We were welcomed by the most friendliest hostess ever. Breakfast was great. Hats off to Ron and Thelma. You were amazing. I would strongly recommend this establishment.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: All
Cons: Breakfast bit small
10.0 Excellent
Pros: South Villa was wonderful! The accommodation was clean, comfortable.... everything you would wish for & our hosts Thelma & Ronnie were so welcoming & informative.....,they love the area ...& now so do we! Breakfast was fantastic & the setting on the balcony was to die for! Go on give it a try!... you’ll love it!!
Cons: Nothing... all was perfect!
Villa Paradisa Guest House - Knysna - Building
2
9.4 Excellent (106 reviews)
C$ 271+
Overview Reviews
With a stay at Villa Paradisa Guest House in Knysna (Paradise), you'll be a 5-minute walk from Knysna Elephant Park and 13 minutes by foot from Knysna Lagoon. Featured amenities include express check-in, express check-out, and dry cleaning/laundry services. Guests may use a roundtrip airport shuttle for a surcharge, and free self parking is available onsite.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: The pool!
9.0 Excellent
Pros: The room was clean and spacious and the bed was very comfortable. In the morning we had an amazing breakfast. Staff was very friendly and took their time to tell us about Knysna and what to do.
Cons: There was nothing.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: All very clean and every thing you could want, host were very accommodating Would definitely recommend more than one night to take in the area.
Cons: Clean and modern great pool with view
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Stunning view from the villa with great pool and outdoor area. The room was spacious, very comfortable with a lovely modern bathroom. Lovely hosts and a great breakfast. Highly recommend.
Cons: nothing not to like!
9.0 Excellent
Pros: Lovely place with excellent staff. Knysna is a real gem and this hotel gives easy access to the town although the walk back up the hill in the heat can be a bit tiring. A cheap taxi may be a better option.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: The owners Marilynn and Martin could not have been more helpful and charming. They made excellent restaurant reservations for us. Arranged taxis. I can’t praise them highly enough. We enjoyed our time so much we added an extra night to our stay. The staff were also excellent I would compare them with any in a five star hotel in which we have stayed. We The breakfast was superb with many different choices. The views from the property are spectacular
Cons: No complaints
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Hosts couldn't do more to help you, booking fantastic restaurants, taxi if wanted. Views that you could never get fed up of. Loved it
Cons: Nothing
10.0 Excellent
Pros: A truly paradaisical place run by a lovely couple. Spectacular views over beautiful bay. Gorgeous!
Cons: Nothinh
10.0 Excellent
Pros: I loved absolutely everything. I‘m gluten free and was provided with the nicest gf bread when I asked for it. We arrived late and it wasn’t a problem at all to check in very late even though the lady had to stay up for us. (Thank you again!). The place is even better than in the pictures and the hosts were so nice and helpful!
Cons: Nothing. Everything was great!
Protea Hotel by Marriott Knysna Quays - Knysna - Building
3
8.6 Excellent (1,378 reviews)
C$ 175+
Overview Reviews
One of the best hotel sites in South Africa, the Protea Hotel Knysna Quays enjoys a spectacular outlook of the popular coastal town of Knysna. The hotel is nestled in the heart of the Garden Route and offers you a unique GUEST experience with premium accommodation accentuated with scenic beauty and natural surrounds. Renowned as the perfect holiday destination, the hotel is set on the Knysna Quays Waterfront with the lagoon at your doorstep. This stylish property is suited to both leisure and business travellers alike with sheer comfort assured. Facing the warm Indian Ocean through the Knysna Heads, the hotel offers a tranquil stay in spacious rooms overlooking the magical Knysna lagoon, historical train station and the Knysna town. The Protea Hotel Knysna Quays boasts wonderful facilities, which includes a heated outdoor swimming pool, wellness therapist for rejuvenating massages, free internet service and a unique dining experience with four restaurants to choose from.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Proximity to Waterfront
Cons: Nothing !
9.0 Excellent
Pros: All of it.
Cons: Nothing at all.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Would def stay here again really good location Nice heated pool with plenty of sun loungers
7.0 Good
Pros: Great location
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Service was excellent. Were upgraded as our room was not ready. This is exceptional . Staff were extremely friendly
9.2 Excellent
Pros: We loved our stay, rooms were comfortable, breakfast very good with plenty of choice and the staff were wonderful. Walked to many restaurants and throughly enjoyed swimming in the heated pool every afternoon. We will stay again!
Overmeer Guest House - Knysna - Building
4
8.4 Excellent (434 reviews)
C$ 104+
Overview Reviews
With a stay at Overmeer Guest House in Knysna (Paradise), you'll be within a 5-minute drive of Knysna Elephant Park and Garden Route National Park. Free self parking is available onsite.
7.9 Good
Cons: To far to walk to the city centre.
8.8 Excellent
Pros: The view over the lagoon
Cons: The drive into the property is very steep
7.0 Good
Pros: Good parking, large balcony with table and chairs, nice view over lagoon. Large room. Good breakfast.
Cons: Waiting ages at check-in as receptionist was taking many suitcases upstairs to female guests. Loud noise of spa bath in room above, late at night, was very disturbing! Room was rather dated. Not walking distance to town as high up windy roads.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Very clean and nice view
Cons: Fridge filled with alcohol, felt offended because of our culture and belief. We think , we should be asked prior arrival instead generalization.
10.0 Excellent
Pros: Everything perfect couldn't be better
Cons: One of the best places I've stayed, better than many hotels. A must if your going to this area. I couldn't find a fault with it, location, staff, cleanliness & breakfast this morning was a delight. 12 out of 10 in my book Thank you Overmeer for enhancing our trip to S.Africa
9.0 Excellent
Pros: Very comfortable large bedroom and well appointed bathroom. Safety deposit box, minibar/fridge. Beautiful sparkling swimming pool with good facilities in the pool room and very comfortable sun loungers. Good cooked breakfast, although pork sausages rather than beef would have been preferable! Friendly and helpful staff.
Cons: Shower door difficult to close and open. Bathroom doors noisy to open (during the night). Breakfast tomato and mushrooms had sugar on them - unpleasant and potentially dangerous for diabetics.
8.0 Excellent
Pros: Room and the view. Staff was great
Cons: The bathroom is old and too dark