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The Russel Hotel

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Reviewed 3 days ago NEWvia mobile

When you choose hotel for your family vacation, you expect the pictures to line up with reality in some way. They put us in the backyard 'cottage'. Nothing was as in the description. Dark, old furnitures, unclean, dusty, a broken plastic bag instead of window, no towels for shower, no glasses in the 'self catering kitchen', a dirty kitchen towel...

Thank Jenny S
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Good value for money for a 3 star hotel and situated in the centre of Knysna. Very friendly and helpful staff. Breakfast was nice. Spacious rooms, double bed for parents and separate room with two single beds for kids.

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Port Elizabeth, South Africa
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Good friendly staff, rooms are also very well equipped with coffee. tea, hot chocalate etc and has a fridge and microwave as well. Ideal for a sleep over or I would imagine even a longer stay. i will definitely use them again

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Port Elizabeth, South Africa
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I was put in a family suite. Very big and spacious. it was a clean and tidy place, but out dated. The curtains could be replaced with 3 or4 normal drops as especially when I came out of the bathroom to walk to the bedroom the window was exposed. You know its that type of scenario that you pull the...

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Thank paolalaraa
Villasimius, Italy
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We made a latish booking to stay at this hotel. We found it to be just what we were looking. A good clean and courteous B&B. Our reception was good, the room was cleaned and well serviced on a daily basis. There was a remotely operated gate providing security for our car along with a night guard. The breakfast was...

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Thank Richard V
Oxford, United Kingdom
Reviewed 22 January 2017

We stayed there recently with our son for his 50th birthday celebrations and found the hotel one of the friendliest places we have ever stayed in. We t went to Elephant Park, Birds of Eden etc etc and returned here for our 2 night stay. The staff were brilliant friendly, helpful could not fault them. We wanted a taxi to...

Thank Benny M
Glasgow, United Kingdom
Reviewed 22 January 2017 via mobile

Stayed for three nights, warm friendly greeting, fresh clean spacious room with bath and shower, breakfast was all that was needed fresh and well cooked, set in a quiet area an easy walk to town centre, Desmond on reception was first class a wealth of knowledge, will be back.

Thank David B
Reviewed 18 January 2017

The walls are so thin could not sleep as the people next door u could here them all night ,the taps the toilet been flushed then to top it they were cooking in there room the whole floor was stinking ,we did not sleep the whole night with the noise they were making and the toilet been flushed ,no lifts...

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Thank ferH8399UY
Durban, South Africa
Reviewed 9 January 2017

great staff attitude, friendly and effective. Breakfast service especially welcoming... All in all worthwhile stop on our journey. Location fine for us, rooms were comfortable and clean, spec generally good...

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Bad Aibling, Germany
Reviewed 9 January 2017

we stayed one night in this very nice and friendly hotel on our trip to Addo elephant park. The breakfast was very good, and freshly prepared, the stuff very friendly! Rooms are nice, the hotel is very quiet.

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  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
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  • Family Rooms
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  • Breakfast included

Additional Information about The Russel Hotel

Address: Corner Long, Graham & Unity Street, Knysna 6570, South Africa
Region: South Africa > Western Cape > Knysna
Price Range: $72 - $132 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — The Russel Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 18
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Hotel Style:
#3 Best Value Hotel in Knysna
#6 Business Hotel in Knysna
#10 Family Hotel in Knysna
#11 Romantic Hotel in Knysna
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“First floor as we can view the surroundings but not beyond this - as there are no elevators.”
 of 5 bubbles sundaramp2015, 30 Aug 2016 | Read review
“Don't bother”
 of 5 bubbles JanetW225, 27 Apr 2016 | Read review
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