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Germany
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Excellent location, awesome view from the terrace onto the ocean. Great breakfast, great bar. And Knysna is worth a trip (definitely more than just two days). The guest house offers complimentary transportation to great locations in the city.

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Reviewed 4 days ago NEWvia mobile

The opulent deco and the royal treatment will make sure to make you feel relaxed, pampered and comfortable in ever sense of the word. This is my 3rd visit and I keep coming back, as a local to the Garden Route that's saying a lot. Why I love it is because Wayne and his exceptional team go to lengths to...

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Mumbai
Reviewed 6 days ago NEWvia mobile

We decided to go for luxury here and really pull our budget as had seen amazing reviews for this place. And I must say that this was luxury at its best. Thanks to Wayne the owner who has curated this house with utmost care, the place is very cozy and we'll maintained. We had taken the honeymoon suite on the...

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Glenrothes, United Kingdom
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

From the minute my wife and I arrived at the Alexander it was just fantastic. The manager was very welcoming and showed us around the property including the amazing royal honeymoon suite that I had booked. Flowers, bubbly and rose petals on the floor leading to a rose petal love heart on the bedroom floor certainly impressed my better half...

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London
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Although the little way out of town, it is well worth locating yourself at The Alexander, Not least because of the spectacular location on the clip side of one of the heads of the Knysna lagoon. The welcome we received was warm and genuine everyone is delighted with the accommodation, which was both luxurious and private e.g. Good sized enclosed...

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We arrived at the Alexander around 2 pm after a 6 hour long drive from Cape Town !! The GPS and the signages on the road were very accurate. At our check-in the staff was super courteous and took us in , showed around the property and made us feel at home. We stayed in the pilots suite - What...

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Vancouver, Canada
Reviewed 12 February 2017

The Alexander was the perfect place in Knysna to celebrate our honeymoon. The suite is beautiful- highlights include the view, double steam shower, incredible breakfast spread, and private deck with hot tub. We stayed for 2 days and were so sad to leave. Such a romantic place. The staff kicked it up a notch. The driver was great and took...

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Wayne A, General Manager at The Alexander, responded to this review

Good day Rebeccaaftergood, Thank you for reviewing your stay at The Alexander House, Knysna, on TripAdvisor Rebecca. All the reviews are very important to us and yours is no exception. We are very happy to learn that we were able to be of service in creating some wonderful memories of your Honeymoon in South Africa and we thank you for...

Suffolk, United Kingdom
Reviewed 11 February 2017

Wow! This place is simply stunning. Views to die for, breakfast is not just a meal but a experience not to be missed, please allow at least an hour to enjoy. Travis & Wayne are excellent host, only a gay man could of designed and furnished this amazing house its simply stunning. Can't wait to return.

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Wayne A, General Manager at The Alexander, responded to this review

Good day Gail, Thank you for taking the time to express your experience at The Alexander House, Knysna, on TripAdvisor. It is always such a pleasure to read our guests reviews. We are very happy to learn that you enjoyed your stay with us. It was our pleasure welcoming you and Richard to The Alexander House, Knysna, and we certainly...

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 February 2017

We arrived after a long drive from Franschhoek and were bemused at first to drive through Knysna and then up and up to The Heads above. However, from the moment we rang the bell to be warmly greeted by the owner Wayne we couldn't stop smiling with pleasure. So much thought has gone in to the interior which is both...

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Wayne A, General Manager at The Alexander, responded to this review

Hello N & B, Thank you for taking the time to review your stay with us at The Alexander house, Knysna. It is a pleasure to read that your experience was a good one and that you intend to visit us once again. We certainly are looking forward to welcoming you both back once again and wish you both a...

Surrey, United Kingdom
Reviewed 17 January 2017

This special small guest house is in a great position with views over the crashing ocean . The views from our roof hot tub were breathtaking . Travis presides over a very welcoming and well run establishment with possibly the widest choice and most tasty breakfasts ever

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Good day X4741KBjills, Thank you for taking the time to review your stay at The Alexander House, Knysna. We are very happy to learn that you enjoyed your time with us and we certainly look forward to being of service to you in the future and wish you a wonderful year ahead. Kind regard, From The "A' team.

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Breakfast included
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  • Hot Tub
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Perched in a prime position on the spectacular Knynsa Heads with panoramic views of the Indian Ocean from the middle and top decks of the house, The Alexander takes style, ambiance and personal service to new heights. Each of our six suites and rooms has been individually created using lavish furnishings, decorations and objects d’art to provide guests with a uniquely sensual environment for relaxation and recreation. From the moment you are offered a complimentary welcome drink on arrival you can expect to be pampered. ... more   less 

Additional Information about The Alexander

Address: 30 Glenview Road | Pilot's View, The Heads, Knysna, South Africa
Region: South Africa > Western Cape > Knysna
Price Range: $191 - $480 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — The Alexander 5*
Number of rooms: 6
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“If you are going to stay here then The Royal honeymoon suite is the one to go for. Private decked are with a hot tub”
 of 5 bubbles milleroz146, 21 Mar 2017 | Read review
“The Pilot's View Penthouse Suite was definitely worth paying the extra for. The private terrace, the room and bathroom were all stunning.”
 of 5 bubbles NicolaK276, 2 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Every room is different - some have a exellent view”
 of 5 bubbles HanniR, 27 Dec 2016 | Read review
“All rooms are luxurious but the Royal Honeymoon Suite was over-the-top!”
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  • View from the bed in the Royal Honeymoon Suite
  • View from the common area lounge and/or the Royal Honeymoon Suite above.
  • Private deck of the Royal Honeymoon Suite
  • Bathroom of the Oyster Room
 of 5 bubbles FrizzyFrosty, 20 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Get an upper floor. Don't turn on the fireplace without a window open (and watch the wind off of the Indian Ocean with the window open).”
 of 5 bubbles , 12 Oct 2016 | Read review
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