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Knysna, South Africa
Reviewed 18 September 2015

The room was beautiful, staff were kind and offered great advice about the local area. We loved our stay in Knysna and the Manor House helped make it memorable. The bed was very comfortable and the views were amazing.

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

Hi Mathew, Thank you for taking the time to review us, and for the very kind words. I am so happy that you enjoyed your stay with us and that everything was perfect. We look forward to welcoming either you or your friends back to enjoy an amazing Knysna Manor experience. Kind regards Gail

Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Reviewed 21 August 2015 via mobile

We arrived late at night as a stopover but could not recommend the place more... Purely on how well we where looked after even for such a brief stay. Brenda rang us in the hours before our due time to ensure we knew how to find the place. When we arrived she could not have looked after us more. We...

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

Your very kind words make me realize what a special asset our Managers are to us. I am so glad that Brenda made you feel at home, because that is what we strive to do. We look forward to welcoming you or your friends back in the not too distant future. Kind regards Gail Dalton

Killarney, Ireland
Reviewed 27 June 2015 via mobile

Stayed back in February and had an absolutely lovely time here, lovely period house and great hosts!! Lovely balcony to enjoy the evenings on and that all important cup of coffee in the morning, I'll definitely stay again if I manage to make it back to South Africa!! Thank you from Ireland!!

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

Good Morning Martin, Thank you for your kind words. I agree that the deck is a great place to sit and admire our beautiful Knysna. We most certainly hope that you do return to our guesthouse. We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay at our old school place. Gail Dalton

Durban, South Africa
Reviewed 28 May 2015

Stayed over at Manor House on a golfing trip for Nomads 30th Anniversary. Great stay - so central to shop - friendly welcome by Brenda - Yummie omelette for breakfasts - really incredible value for money - we'll stay again - Also ate at the Waterfront at CAFE MARIO - magnificent meal - Italian pasta & good wine. Wish we...

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

I heard that all of the three different Golf Tours to our guesthouse were very successful. We are so glad that you enjoyed your stay with us. Kind regards

Cape Town, South Africa
Reviewed 6 April 2015 via mobile

We booked for 2 nights at the Manor house and it was a fantastic stay. So much so we extended out stay to include an additional night. The ladies were extremely friendly and hospitable. They really made our stay feel like a home away from home. The family room was extremely spacious. And the bed was the most comfortable bed...

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

Hi Natasha, If anyone books for two and stays and additional night, I think it goes to show how people really rate our guesthouse. I agree that the beds are great, the breakfast simple but good, but the fact that our staff go out of their way is our biggest asset. We would gladly welcome you or your friends back...

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Reviewed 4 April 2015

We were a group of 17 people including an infant and a disabled person. Brenda and her team at Knysna Manor House were very helpful and made our stay most enjoyable. The rooms were spacious and clean and the breakfast was delicious. We really enjoyed the "Honesty Bar" - great idea.

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

Your positive words about our staff handling a group of 17 people, including disabled goes to show the lengths that Brenda and her staff will go to ensure our guests comfort. Thank you for your positive and encouraging words. Kind regards Gail Dalton Owner

Adelaide, Australia
Reviewed 24 March 2015

We visited knysna for one night on the garden route. Loved the knysna manor hotel but knysna itself on a Monday night was awful. The hotel managers really looked after us and made us feel right at home. The bed was super comfortable - we'd almost rate it the bed of our 25 day holiday! The breakfast was so delicious,...

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

Hi Sharon, I am so glad that you were so well looked after by my managers. I know that they go out of their way to make guests feel at home. The beds, I agree are very comfortable, and the breakfast is a great start to the day. We look forward to welcoming you or your friends back to Knysna....

Bremen, Germany
Reviewed 17 March 2015

Knysna was to us worth for two or three days to stay. We enjoyed hiking in the nerby forests and walking on the beautiful beach in Brenton-on Sea. A pleasant surprise was the Knysna Manor House. A small Hotel equipped with old furnitures: typical english. The terrace wtih its view over the lagune is a "refreshing" place for breakfast The...

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

Hi Peter, Always great to hear other peoples opinion of our gusthouse. So glad you enjoyed it. I agree that the surrounding areas are great for hiking, and Brenton beach, although a bit of a drive is always worth it. Your kind words are noted. Regards Gail Dalton Owner Knysna Manor House

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....

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  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Breakfast included
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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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: $67 - $114 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Knysna Manor House 3*
Number of rooms: 14
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“Not all rooms have views, request this if you would like one.”
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“There are varied size rooms on several levels, and if you cannot climb stairs, the main floor would be better.”
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