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Cape Town Central, South Africa
Reviewed 28 September 2015

We visited for a three night stay on a Groupon special. For the price we paid it was quite nice but at normal rates i would spend some time looking at all the options. Not that this place is not worth a look at, decide for yourself and according to your own preference. The positives: Very central in town, room...

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Port Elizabeth, South Africa
Reviewed 27 September 2015

This is a typical 4 star place to stay at. The rooms are small but nicely prepared. The bathroom is perhaps a bit small and dingy. If you don't like noise, don't stay here. The walls are quiet thin so the people around you can easily bother. The buffet breakfast has a nice variety from muffins, bacon, eggs and porridge....

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Oudtshoorn, South Africa
Reviewed 28 June 2015

Stayed for one night. The staff were very friendly. Inn situated close to restaurants and walking distance to the waterfront ( not safe to walk at night to waterfront) Was the best shower I have had in a long time at any hotel I have stayed at. Water pressure was strong and the water hot. Room could do with some...

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Delhi
Reviewed 30 April 2015

We booked in Wayside Inn as the other places we were looking at were fully booked. We wanted a centrally located reasonably priced place as we were staying only 1 night...we reached around 12pm & left early the next morning. Location wise it's convenient just off the N2, set back from the road in a sort of cul de sac...

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Durban, South Africa
Reviewed 23 April 2015

Recently with new management, the Wayside Inn is conveniently located literally in the heart of Knysna town centre, on the N2. Situated back from the main road a little, this charming bed & breakfast is an ideal and affordable accommodation establishment for those looking to thoroughly explore the Garden Route. When I climbed the stairs (it's a two story building)...

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Trish T, General Manager at Wayside Inn, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your review. It was a pleasure having you here and was so amazing to hear of all the places you have visited. Thanks again

Nottingham, United Kingdom
Reviewed 18 April 2015

Stayed for 5 nights, great friendly staff, very good location. Rooms are a little small & the breakfast needs to be slightly 'tweeked'. Free parking which makes things slightly easier Nice stay in general

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Trish T, General Manager at Wayside Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. We reopened the Knysna Wayside Inn in November and appreciate all the comments. Thank you

Cullinan, South Africa
Reviewed 1 April 2015 via mobile

The street traffic and beggars kept me from getting a good night's sleep. The air conditioning was not working properly and guests inside the hotel used the staircase made from wood at a very loud pace. The website should warn one that it is right in town. Although our room was clean my bedside table was breaking loose from the...

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Trish T, General Manager at Wayside Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. As you said not for you but we do cater for the people who want to stay in the centre of town within walking distances of all the facilities near by.

Leicester
Reviewed 20 February 2015

Stayed here for a couple of nights on our South African trip and thought it was great. Clean, well-situated, good free parking, air-conditioning etc. Staff are polite and helpful and breakfast (served outside) more than adequate. The only reason I haven't given it 5 stars is that the walls are a bit thin so if you happen to get a...

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Trish T, General Manager at Wayside Inn, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your positive comments. Much appreciated.

Johannesburg, South Africa
Reviewed 8 February 2015

I enjoyed my stay at Wayside Inn very much, I'd definitely come back and stay much longer next time. I arrived way before check in time on Saturday but Trish kindly allowed me to check in and took me to my room. I loved the room I was in, had a big balcony and I also really appreciated Trish's honesty...

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Trish T, General Manager at Wayside Inn, responded to this review

We are really glad you enjoyed your stay. Hope to welcome you back in the near future. Kind regards Trish GM Knysna Wayside Inn

Aberdeen, United Kingdom
Reviewed 20 December 2014

A wonderful, Central and very clean wee hotel! Management and staff couldn't be more helpful, friendly and accommodating 😄 Well worth returning to and Good Luck to the New Owners, Management and Staff 🍀 we will be back xxx

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KnysnaWayside, General Manager at Wayside Inn, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your positive response. We hope you will return and witness that we are striving to improve.

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  • Breakfast included
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Wayside Inn is an elegant Guest House nestled in the heart of Knysna which offers visitors quality accommodation and personal but discreet service. We are only meters away from variety of restaurants, shops, banks, supermarkets and a short walk to ferry departures and Knysna Quays Waterfront. We offer 24 hour management and ample secure parking. Wayside Inn centrally situated in Knysna the pearl of the Garden Route between Indian Ocean, Outeniqua Mountains and Knysna Lagoon which is home to the endangered Knysna Seahorse and many species of fish. All rooms have: • heating and ceiling fans/air conditioning • showers en-suite • Tea and coffee making facilities. • TV with SABC and 1 DSTV channel. A scrumptious buffet style breakfast - consisting of fresh fruit, yoghurt, home-made muesli, muffins, sweet pastries with cheese and preserves is served on our breakfast patio or if you prefer in your room through a secret panel in the door from 7.30am. We also offer bacon and eggs with toast and of course coffee, tea and fruit juice. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Wayside Inn

Address: Pledge Square | 48 Main Street, Knysna 6571, South Africa
Region: South Africa > Western Cape > Knysna
Price Range: $64 - $95 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Wayside Inn 3*
Number of rooms: 15
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“We stayed in room 7 which was close to the noisy bars.”
 of 5 bubbles Daksha001, 21 Mar 2017 | Read review
“The rooms upstairs were excellent. Rooms 1 and 2 were very basic but 2 did have a balcony”
 of 5 bubbles richardb552016, 25 Dec 2016 | Read review
“No lift to first floor, so bags had to be carried.”
 of 5 bubbles TIA&DIBBLE1, 13 Dec 2016 | Read review
“Room that face main street have road noise. Rooms facing away from main street will be more quiet.”
 of 5 bubbles AfricaLinx, 11 May 2016 | Read review
“Rooms on the top floor have air-con units and are less noisy.”
 of 5 bubbles DvanS62, 28 Mar 2016 | Read review
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