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Denver, Colorado
Reviewed 18 December 2016

The location of the Alexander will take your breathe away! The Heads are STUNNING and not to be missed, and the Alexander places you right in the middle of it all! Wayne and Travis welcomed us with open arms and explained everything we needed to know about the house. They are both perfectly friendly and involved without being intrusive. Travis...

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

Good day Meg043, Thank you for submitting a review of your stay at The Alexander House, Knysna. We do appreciate your time and kind words. We certainly look forward to being of service to you in the future and wish you a wonderful 2017 ahead. Kind regards, The "A" Team.

Reviewed 9 December 2016 via mobile

This guesthouse is situated at the Heads of Knysna, looking out over the Indian ocean. The view from the deck of this guesthouse is stunning. The guesthouse itself is also beautiful with a lot of attention to detail. The staff, in particular Travis (the general manager), is very kind and helpful. On top of all this there is a great...

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

Hello guys, Thank you for taking the time to review your stay at The Alexander House, Knysna. It is always a pleasure to read that the "A' team has managed to help make your stay as pleasant as possible. We look forward to being of service to you in the future and thanmk you for vivisting our little piece of...

Miami, Florida
Reviewed 4 December 2016 via mobile

There is absolutely nothing bad I can say about the Alexander, and that is almost impossible for me!! Really, it's perfect. Rooms are enormous and luxurious, with everything you need and more, including private terrace with beautiful views of the ocean crashing beneath you. There is free shuttle service into "town" if you need it and complimentary treats, including a...

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

Dear Stephanie, It was a pleasure welcoming you and Neil to The Alexander House, Knysna. Thank you for taking the time to review your stay with us. It is good to learn that you enjoyed your stay with us. I must just say that the Décor and design is all Wayne Alexander's, the owners, doing. I, Travis, simply manage The...

Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Reviewed 30 November 2016

From the moment we arrived to the second we left the hospitality was impeccable. Wayne, Travis and every member of the team really went the extra mile to ensure that our stay was relaxed and enjoyable. The Alexander is a stunning property that is luxuriously decorated and its amazing location affords spectacular ocean views. Welcome drinks and providing transport to/from...

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

Good day Boris, Thank you for taking the time to review your stay at The Alexander House, Knysna. It was such a pleasure meeting you and Kirsty and welcoming you both. We enjoy reading guests reviews and yours is no exception. Thank you for choosing to stay with us during your visit to Knysna. We trust that you have taken...

Den Bosch, The Netherlands
Reviewed 24 November 2016

We've had a wonderfull stay at the Honeymoon Suite. The staff made our days unforgetable in every way! The view over the des from our tub was incredible. We really will come back to this wonderfull location ! Thnx Wayne,Travis and the others!!

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Good day, We are very happy to learn that you enjoyed your stay at The Alexander House, Knysna, and thank you for choosing to stay with us and for taking the time to review your stay at The Alexander House, Knysna. We certainly look forward to being of service to you in the future and welcome the opportunity to welcome...

Mol, Belgium
Reviewed 24 November 2016

The weather was not that good but Wayne and Travis made the sun shine in their lovely Alexander Guesthouse. Beautiful location, warm welcome (even a free bottle ofAlexander red wine). Two friendly professionals in a lovely setting. We had the smallest room but stil big enough with a private sun terrace, and very tastefully decorated. Breakfast was marvellous and the...

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

Good day Guy, Thank you for submitting your review of The Alexander House, Knysna, stay. It was a pleasure welcoming you and Judith to The Alexander House, Knysna. We are so terribly sorry that the weather was not co-operating but very happy to learn that you stay was enjoyable after all. We certainly look forward to being of service to...

Vancouver
Reviewed 20 November 2016

The Alexander was one of the highlights of our Garden Route honeymoon trip. We stayed in the Oyster Room and the Royal Honeymoon Suite. Both were luxurious and complete with everything you can possibly ask for - spacious bathrooms with his and her sinks, built-in speakers, beds that feel like clouds, heated towel racks, bath salts for a relaxing bath,...

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

Hello FrizzyFrosty ;), Thank you for taking the time to review your stay at The Alexander House, Knysna. We always appreciate reading our guests reviews and your is no exception. We are very happy to learn that you enjoyed your stay with us and thank you for allowing us to be a part of your Honeymoon. We look forward to...

Johannesburg
Reviewed 14 November 2016

WOW!! There are no words to describe our wonderful weekend at The Alexander. From the minute the booking was made until we checked out we were treated with the most unbelievable service ever. We stayed in the Pilots view Penthouse Suite which came with a view to fall in love with. Breakfast was definitely a highlight. For anyone wanting that...

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

Good day Natalie, Thank you for taking the time to review your weekend getaway at The Alexander House, Knysna. We appreciate the kind words and are very happy to have been able to facilitate some quality time for you and your hubby, Stewart. It was an absolute pleasure having you both stay with us and we look forward to welcoming...

Zurich, Switzerland
Reviewed 14 November 2016

We had a very nice stay. Our room had a view direct on the sea, excellent to relax, A very fine breakfast, and unique tips where to eat. All the staff was very friendly, and we fully enjoied our stay. Hope to come back.

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

Hello Hanspeter, It was a pleasure welcoming you and Ursula to The Alexander House, Knysna, and hosting you during your visit to Knysna, South Africa. We hope to welcome you back someday soon and wish you both well. Kind regards, From The Alexander House Team.

Johannesburg, South Africa
Reviewed 16 October 2016 via mobile

Unbelievable in all aspects. From the moment we got there we were treated like royalty. The room was unbelievable and the views simply breathtaking! The staff were truly awesome and always willing to help at anytime! Could have stayed there for another week! Best birthday celebration ever! Thanks Travis ,Wayne,Memory, Daniel, Themba and all the staff who were not seen...

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

Good day Terry, Thank you for taking the time to review your stay on TripAdvisor. We appreciate reading our guests reviews and are delighted that you and Rui enjoyed your weekend stay with us. It was an absolute pleasure meeting you both and welcoming you to The Alexander House, Knysna, for your Birthday celebrations. We hope that you have some...

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Breakfast included
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  • Pool
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Hot Tub
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Minibar
  • Refrigerator in room
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Free Parking
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  • Breakfast included
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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 Glen View Road | Pilot's View, The Heads, Knysna, South Africa
Region: South Africa > Western Cape > Knysna
Price Range: $185 - $468 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — The Alexander 5*
Number of rooms: 6
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“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!”
  • Oyster Room
  • 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
“The Royal Honeymoon Suite is worth the splurge”
  • Private Deck
  • Deck
  • Dresser
  • Bathtub
  • Jacuzzi with a view on private deck
  • Corridor
 of 5 bubbles Littlehogger, 13 Sep 2016 | Read review
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