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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 January 2017

We recently stayed there for one night on December. We weren't very impressed with the staff attitude and also value for money in comparison to other places in knysna. It was also hot and there was no fan!

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KnysnaManorHouse, Owner at Knysna Manor House, responded to this review

it is always disappointing to receive a review like yours, especially when I have just received a 5 star review. If you could give me more detail, I would gladly look into what was wrong. All rooms have fans in them, and all our guests say that they are getting value for money. You can private message me through our...

Manchester, UK
Reviewed 2 January 2017

This hotel really is a hidden gem. Welcoming management, staff are friendly, helpful and polite, and the food is plentiful whether hot or cold breakfast is selected. My personal thanks to the management for their help with a problem whilst at Monkey world. Book here you guys...you will NOT regret it.

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KnysnaManorHouse, Owner at Knysna Manor House, responded to this review

I was so sad to hear of your incident at Monkey Land, and am glad that everything turned out alright. So glad that Brenda could help you. I really appreciate your kind words and review of our guesthouse, we might not be the most modern, but my staff most certainly will make guests feel at home. Continue to recover well....

Hannover, Germany
Reviewed 27 December 2016

The bed. was fantastisch in the old House. The furniture is old but ok. In the rooms to the Street is it very load. No Filter coffee at the breakfast and Problems with the WLan at the first day but he staff is very friendly.

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KnysnaManorHouse, Owner at Knysna Manor House, responded to this review

So glad that you found the bed comfortable. Apologies about the filter coffee, will check with staff why this happened. Unfortunately, due to the thickness of the walls, and Knysna not having Fibre Wi Fi yet, it is only available in public areas. Glad that you found the staff friendly. Travel Safe and return soon, Kind regards Gail Dalton

Stellenbosch, South Africa
Reviewed 26 December 2016

I stayed here for two nights and the hosts accommodated my elderly mother in a friendly and special manner for which I am grateful. The noise from the main road thankfully stopped at about 2 am otherwise I would not have gotten any sleep. The linen on the bed the first night I stayed was not clean and the second...

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KnysnaManorHouse, Owner at Knysna Manor House, responded to this review

Hi, We really appreciate you taking the time to review us, everyone's comments help both us and the guest make up their mind. Glad to know that Brenda and Marlene looked after your mother in a special way. Unfortunately due to the holiday season, the noise affects everyone in Knysna, we do have the police on call if the problem...

Kiel, Germany
Reviewed 20 December 2016

The manor house is a guesthouse with different levels. The place for the car to park is a little bit downhill. It is easy to find a restaurant. There is a short way to the waterfront. On this way and at the waterfront we found many of them. The Breakfast in the manor house was pretty good. In my room...

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KnysnaManorHouse, Owner at Knysna Manor House, responded to this review

We are so glad that you enjoyed your stay with us. Each room in the guesthouse has its own special feature, great that you enjoyed the stairway to the bathroom. We hope that you travel safe and return to visit one day. Gail Dalton

Cape Town Central, South Africa
Reviewed 2 December 2016

On arrival at 5 pm the guesthouse door bell was not answered. Nobody at reception, eventually I phoned the guesthouse and somebody came to open up. Dutifully I was shown around. It’s an historical building, all the rooms are different. Off-street parking offered, as well as fast, free internet. Swimming pool looked dirty but was cleaned the following morning. I...

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KnysnaManorHouse, Owner at Knysna Manor House, responded to this review

Thank you for your honest review of the guesthouse, I always value everyone's opinion, and yours has certainly bought some things to my attention. Unfortunately I am not at the guesthouse, so am unaware of the circumstances around your visit. I agree that the reception should not be discussing business at that time of the morning, and this should be...

Cape Town
Reviewed 29 November 2016

The location of Knysna Manor House was conveniently close to the CBD for my business trip. The house is old (wooden floors a bit creaky) but beautiful and the accommodation was comfortable and clean. The view from the balcony is lovely although light sleepers might not like being so close to the Main Road. It didn't disturb me however.

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KnysnaManorHouse, Owner at Knysna Manor House, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking time out to review us. Glad that you found us centrally located for your business trip. I agree that the floors are old and creaky but find that these add to the character of this original house that was built in the late 1800's. Being the original home of the Mayor of Knysna, we...

Boksburg Johannesburg
Reviewed 2 November 2016

Hi Guys, Many thanks showing us such a lovely welcome to your Guest House, you really do have a super place, from rooms that sleep two, to rooms tht sleep six, we stayed in a six sleeper with loads of room and a superb kitchen with microwave, fridge/freezer and again lots of space for a large familyl, the food and...

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KnysnaManorHouse, Owner at Knysna Manor House, responded to this review

Hi Clive and Christine, My apologies, but I though I had replied to your review. It is always great to get such positive feedback from guests, and Brenda and Marlene enjoyed hosting you. We look forward to having you come and stay on your next visit to our beautiful area. Travel safe Gail

Somerset West, South Africa
Reviewed 14 October 2016

I visited Knysna on a business trip on 28-29 September 2016. I needed a comfortable, clean, quiet, accessible and affordible guest house for my visit. Knysna Manor house provided just that...thank you Marilyn and Brenda for your wonderful hospitality. By the way the breakfast was also very yummy and served promptly with a beautiful view over the lagoon. I will...

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KnysnaManorHouse, Owner at Knysna Manor House, responded to this review

Brenda and Marlene seem to be carrying on as normal and offering the best hospitality they can. Glad that you found the guesthouse comfortable, clean, quiet, accessible and affordable. If we fit those criteria, then I am happy. My ladies in the kitchen most certainly do prepare a wonderful breakfast, and with the added advantage of enjoying it whilst looking...

Harare, Zimbabwe
Reviewed 24 September 2016

Extremely pleasant, kind management and friendly staff. Clean, quiet and with all the necessities. Within walking distance of Knysna centre and the Quays. Breakfast is fantastic with all sorts of choice.

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KnysnaManorHouse, Owner at Knysna Manor House, responded to this review

So glad that your stay was extremely pleasant, and that our management were kind and friendly. Also that you found the establishment clean and quiet. Hope you managed to eat your breakfast outside on the deck. We look forward to welcoming you back soon. Travel Safe Gail Dalton

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Breakfast included
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Pool
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
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  • Refrigerator in room
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Free Parking
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Knysna Manor House is a 3 star, AA Highly Recommended Knysna guesthouse offering B&B accommodation on the Garden Route. It is a unique Bed and Breakfast that combines the charm of times gone by with modern amenities. Built in 1896, the guest house was the original home of the mayor of Knysna and was converted into a B&B in the 1980's. Knysna Manor House guesthouse is housed in a charming Victorian mansion located in the centre of town, overlooking the stunning Knysna Lagoon and is within a 2-5 minute walk of local shops, banks, craft markets, restaurants and the Knysna Waterfront. This Knysna accommodation consists of 13 en-suite rooms that have all been lovingly furnished and equipped with modern amenities including tea trays, a hairdryer (availale at reception), heaters, fans, additional blankets, tea/coffee making facilities. The majority of these rooms have a mini fridge. We have now opened up a self catering flat, which can accommodate two adults and two children. Guests can enjoy "Free Wi-Fi" Internet access in public areas, and in some rooms. We are working with the service provider to hopefully have the entire guesthouse wi-fi enabled. Breakfast is served from 7 - 9 either in the breakfast room, or on the deck overlooking the Knysna Lagoon. The deck offers guests stunning views of the Knysna Lagoon and Knysna Heads, and is a quiet place to end the day after finishing one of the many day trips around Knysna. These include the hauntingly beautiful Tsitsikamma National Park, Wilderness, Oudtshoorn, George and Plettenberg Bay. We are a 3 Star, AA Highly Recommended accommodation provider. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Knysna Manor House

Address: 19 Fichat Street | Garden Route, Knysna 6571, South Africa
Region: South Africa > Western Cape > Knysna
Price Range: $67 - $115 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Knysna Manor House 3*
Number of rooms: 14
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