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Cologne, Germany
Reviewed 11 March 2015

Normally I read the three best and the three worst critics before going to a place. Time I went there, because it was close to the centre of town, just a few metres from the tourist information, so you can walk to some nice restaurants at night. I read the three worst critics, using their free wifi! I have to...

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

Hi Warmalda, Again I thank guests for their honest opinion. We do not claim to be the best, but are certainly not the worse, as a very select few individuals like to state about us. Great that you can dispell what some have written about smells from the dogs. Kind regards Gail

Cape Town, South Africa
Reviewed 26 January 2015

Excellent accommodation at an extremely good rate! Highly recommend staying at this quaint location! Breakfast was prepared to perfection! Incredibly comfortable bed! Nice views over Kynsna! Pool! And off street parking - what could be better!

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

Hi Steven, Thank you for taking the time to go onto Tripadvisor to review us. Wow, what kind words, glad that you found everything to your liking. The guesthouse is really quaint, taking into account that it is now 121 years old (we should have a 121st birthday party). Maybe you could come and join us in a huge celebration....

Cape Town, South Africa
Reviewed 22 January 2015

For me it was not a holiday either than sleep over with the purpose of relaxing as I was driving alone from East London to Cape Town. I would love to book with Knysna Manor House each time I drive home for December holidays. the place is quite to my liking of course, so welcoming and relaxing, pity I didn't...

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

This review makes me so happy, to know that you were 100% happy, and that you will come again. We have many returning visitors, and it is for the reasons that you reviewed us that they keep on coming back. Please do book us again on any trip down the Garden Route, I am sure Brenda would love to host...

Reviewed 18 January 2015

The Manor House is a lovely B&B guesthouse, centrally located but still pretty quiet. The hosts are more than friendly and helpful which let me feel very welcome and looked after. Breakfast is good and enjoyable on the terrasse with a lovely view. Unfortunately I had this very small single room right next to the reception which temporarily was noisy....

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

Hi, It makes me, the owner, who is not at the guesthouse proud to know that my manager, Brenda made you feel looked after. It is always comforting to know that she goes out of her way to make guests feel at home. That is our motto, "Home away from Home". I am sorry that you were put into that...

Cape Town Central, South Africa
Reviewed 18 January 2015

A lovely guest house overlooking Knysna with a great view from a wooden deck and within walking distance to Main Street and Knysna shopping centre. Very accommodating owners, friendly staff, great breakfast and excellent value.

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

Hi Richard, Thank you for taking the time to review us. As the owner of the guesthouse, and not being there, it is great for me to be able to see how guests rate their stay. Thank you for your kind words. Regards Gail Dalton Owner

Reviewed 13 January 2015 via mobile

I would really recommend Knysna Manor for a great family holiday. They even arranged for a cot for my 6mths old baby in our room. Their rooms are very spacious, friendly staff and a great breakfast. As a family we enjoyed splashing around in their pool which is a nice size for kids. They have safe parking & a beautiful...

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

Hi Pat, Thank you for your kind words on this review site. I am glad that you found the guesthouse up to standard. The pool is ideal for cooling off and I it makes us glad that guests like yourself find it ideal. Brenda does go out of her way to be friendly towards guests, and tries her best to...

Paris, France
Reviewed 9 January 2015

Our welcome was a bit harsh, but later on it turned out that the old lady host couldn't hear well. We had the choice between a very small room with a tiny balcony or a larger one which was rather gloomy. As we spent 5 nights there and like to sit outside we took the one with more light. But...

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

Hi Cinderella We thank you for taking the time to review us on TripAdvisor. I was unaware that the elderly manager was short of hearing. I am also a bit worried about the smells that you associated with the guesthouse. I understand about the smell of bacon cooking in the morning, because as you know, breakfast is offered, but with...

Durban, South Africa
Reviewed 7 January 2015

The accomodation was fine, it's just not a very child friendly B&B. We had to try and keep our 2 year old quiet as we were requested to by the owner as i don't think they were used to or understood what kids are like.

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

Hi Carl, I apologise that you didn't think the guesthouse was child friendly. I must admit that with the wooden floors, noises are amplified, and if children (I am a mother, so I know how they love to stomp about) stomp about, it does tend to sound louder than it normally would. I am glad that you took the time...

Port Elizabeth, South Africa
Reviewed 6 January 2015

The Knysna Manor Lodge is fantastic. Clean rooms, bathrooms and the service is brilliant. The staff are efficient and friendly. The owner is a warm and welcoming host. We stayed there over the Christmas holidays and she even managed to get us a dinner booking for Christmas Day at JJ's which was full! Within quick distance to all sights in...

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

It is always good to hear that our guests are happy with what Knysna Manor House has to offer. Glad that you and your family were happy. Brenda is brilliant with the guests, and I am happy that she managed to get you a dinner reservation when the town is really buzzing. Look forward to welcoming you back to our...

Pretoria, South Africa
Reviewed 5 January 2015

We spent 2 nights at the guesthouse with my family during December 2014 , the guesthouse is super clean , has comfy beds , nice bathrooms , safe parking , breakfast is really good , has a lovely deck with a view to the Knysna Lagoon , the hosts are really nice and always making sure you have everything you...

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

Thank you so much for taking the time to review Knysna Manor House on Tripadvisor. Glad that everything was up to standard, and that it was everything that you expect from a guesthouse. Brenda and Anthony are amazing hosts, and I am so happy that you found them to be helpful. Happy also that everything was clean and tidy, as...

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Free Breakfast
  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Refrigerator in room
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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: $65 - $213 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Knysna Manor House 3*
Number of rooms: 14
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